Elyes Gabel is an outstanding British television and film actor famously known for his remarkable role in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones where he portrayed the character of Rakharo in the first two seasons. He has also featured in other thrillers such as Casualty, Scorpion, and Body of Proof, among others. The prolific actor began his professional career in 2001 when he joined the cast of the BBC’s medical series Casualty. Since then, he has appeared in several movies and his wonderful performances have fetched him some award nominations. Learn more about Elyes Gabel below.
Elyes Gabel’s Biography
The movie star Elyes Cherif Gabel came into this world on the 8th day of May 1983 when he was born to English parents in Westminster, London. He spent his childhood days partly in London as well as Canada, holds British nationality and possesses Irish, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Algerian, and Dutch ethnicity. While he was growing, the actor completed his basic education at St. Damian’s Roman Catholic Science College situated in Greater Manchester. While there, Elyes nurtured a dream of pursuing an acting career after his graduation.
Soon after his graduation, he enrolled at Strodes College, while learning acting at the Northern Kids Theatre and Oldham Theatre. Being talented in front of the camera, he participated in several Broadway productions of his school. His wonderful performances prepared him for his first successful audition in 2001. During the audition, Elyes got a spot on the TV drama Casualty and decided to quit drama school so he could focus on his career.
Career and Rise to Fame
At the early stages of his career, Elyes Gabel portrayed the role of Jean-Claude Tournier in an episode of Casualty. After that, he got an opportunity to appear as the main character in the kiddies’ series I Love Mummy in 2002. He also appeared in plays such as Diary of Anne Frank and West Side Story, Oliver! The youngster earned his first award nomination in 2004 following his wonderful performance in Casualty. Later on, he made guest appearances in TV series including Dead Set, Doctors, and Apparitions.
Elyes Gabel made his big screen debut in 2008 while appearing in the horror thriller Boogeyman 3. He portrayed the character of Ben alongside Erin Cahill, Chuck Hittinger, and Jayne Wisener. In the same year, he featured as Rob Cleaver in the British drama Waterloo Road. He portrayed Jose Rodriguez in the 2010 police procedural drama Identity along with Aidan Gillen. The following year, he starred in two films namely Psychoville and Everywhere and Nowhere.
The fast-rising actor earned his breakthrough when he joined the cast of the thriller Game of Thrones in 2011. In the series, Elyes played the role of Rakharo alongside Naomi Watts, Peter Dinklage, and Sophie Turner, among others. His other notable movies include Body of Proof, World War Z, A Most Violent Year, Spooks: The Greater Good, and Scorpion. Elyes Gabel is set to appear in the 2019 thriller Justice league vs The Fatal Five.
Married/Dating: Who is the Wife or Girlfriend?
The Game of Throne’s star has won the heart of so many women through his wonderful acting style. Although he has been in a few relationships, Elyes Gabel is yet to make it down the aisle. He was previously in a relationship with Katherine McPhee, a multi-talented American actress cum musician best known for her R&B songs. She rose to the spotlight following her appearance in the fifth edition of the talent hunt show American Idol in 2006. During the competition, McPhee reached the finals but eventually lost to Taylor Hicks. She has really done a great job as an actress and has starred in popular movies including Smash, Family Guy, and Scorpion, among others. In addition, she has released five musical albums and many hit singles.
Elyes Gabel and McPhee met each other on the set of the American action drama series Scorpion in 2014. After their on-screen connection, the pair hit it off and after two years, they went their separate ways in 2016. Since then, there is no news of Elyes’ subsequent relationships. Meanwhile, McPhee started another relationship with an American record producer David Foster. They announced their engagement in June 2018. Prior to her relationship with Elyes, McPhee was married to Nick Cokas from 2008 to 2014.