Person Details

Birthday: 1957-11-03 07:21:42

Death: 2000-09-12 07:21:42

Aliases: Gary Kenneth Grant , Gary Olson

Gender: Male

Place of birth: London, England, UK

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Movie Involvements: 14

TV Involvements: 3


Most Famous Work

Biography

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Gary Olsen (3 November 1957–12 September 2000) was an English actor. Olsen was born in London and lived with an aunt and uncle, after losing both his parents at an early age. He attended the Archbishop Tenison's Church of England School in Kennington. After school he joined various junior stage groups and toured with fringe theatrical companies, such as Incubus, and Lumiere and Son, until late 1976. At this point he immersed himself in the punk rock scene until returning to theatre in 1978. Later he helped develop the musical production Up on the Roof, in which he starred in 1987 at London's Donmar and Apollo theatres. He made his screen debut in 1979 as Rory Storm in The Birth Of The Beatles, and appeared in numerous British films and television programmes, including playing PC Dave Litten in the first series of The Bill, but achieved fame only with the role of Ben in the sitcom 2point4 Children (1991–1999). He played a starring film role as Arthur Hoyle alongside Samantha Janus and Neil Morrissey in the rugby league comedy, Up 'n' Under. He appeared in many TV adverts, notably the 1996 National Westminster Bank advertising campaign. In addition to his screen appearances he made numerous stage appearances including Rocky Horror Picture Show and What the Butler Saw. He also played 'Pope Liberty III' in the Australian production of the controversial musical Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom. Olsen also displayed his comic talents as Steve in The Comic Strip Presents' send up of The Fly, called The Yob. He also starred with Brian Bovell in the 1986 TV series Prospects about two likely lads in the Docklands trying to get ahead but usually failing. After a ten month fight with cancer, Olsen died in Victoria, where he had emigrated following his diagnosis. He left a widow, Australian second wife Jane, and their two children, a son and a daughter. He was 42 years old. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gary Olsen,  licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

EastEnders
Average
4

EastEnders

(1985) Albert Beale
The Bill
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7

The Bill

(1984) Dave Litten
Casualty
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5

Casualty

(1986) Gary Tate
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Average
8

Pink Floyd: The Wall

(1982) Roadie
Raw Deal
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6

Raw Deal

(1986) Lamanski's Driver
Outland
Average
6

Outland

(1981) Worker #1
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
Average
7
Alice Through the Looking Glass
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6

Alice Through the Looking Glass

(1998) Tweedle-Dum

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2000 Christian
1999 Boris
1998 Tweedle-Dum
Arthur Hoyle
1994 Tony
1993 N/A
1991 Ben Porter
1990 Porson
1989 Spangler
1987 Chief Clerk
1986 Gary Tate
Lamanski's Driver
N/A
N/A
1985 Red Dog
Albert Beale
1984 N/A
Dave Litten
1983 N/A
Shower Room Attendant
Kevin
Terry
1982 Steve
Roadie
1981 N/A
Worker #1
Youth
1980 Guy at Bar
1979 Rory Storm
1978 Himself
1972 N/A
- Bob Payne
Year Character Movie/Tv

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