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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 April 1957Swansea, Wales, UK
Nickname Ger
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Geraint Wyn Davies was born in Swansea, Wales on April 20, 1957. His father is a semi-retired Welsh congregational minister and his mother, a retired teacher, who was headmistress of Geraint's first school. At the age of seven, his family moved to Canada where he attended Upper Canada College then the University of Western Ontario where he briefly studied business and economics before leaving to pursue his acting career.

Geraint was 12 when he was first bitten by the acting bug, appearing in a school production of "Lord of the Flies". His professional stage debut was made in 1976 in Quebec City when at 19 he appeared in "The Fantasticks", "Red Emma", and "A Midsummer's Night Dream". After Quebec, Geraint moved on England where he played the lead in "The Last Englishman". He then spent 2 seasons with Wales' leading theatre company, Theatre Clwyd, touring the United Kingdom in "Enemy of the People" and "Hamlet". It was his performance in "Hamlet" that led to the Regional Theatre Best Actor Award. He then spent a season with the Chichester Festival doing "Henry VIII". He has performed at the Shaw Festival and the Stratford Festival of Canada as well as the Mark Taper Forum, Lincoln Center. He has appeared in such plays as "The Music Cure", "Candida", "Cyrano de Bergerac", "The Vortex", "Goodnight Disgrace", "Henry V" and "The Three Musketeers, "The Boys from Syracuse, "Sleuth" and "The Taming of The Shrew", "Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde", "My Fair Lady" and "King Lear". In August of '99, Geraint starred in a one man show written by the late Leon Pownall called "An Evening with Dylan Thomas" at the Atlantic Theatre Festival in Nova Scotia, Canada. Two more shows were written for Geraint "Dylan Thomas and Shakespeare: In the Envy Of Some Greatness" and "Stranger in Paradise". Geraint has continued to perform "Do Not Go Gentle" in Chicago, Stratford and New York. Most recently Geraint appeared at Washington DC's Shakespeare Theater in "Cyrano" (Helen Hayes Award winner), "Love's Labor's Lost" (Helen Hayes Award nominee) and "Richard III". He, along with friend Brent Carver, are opening in Toronto's CanStage production of "The Elephant Man" in mid-October of 2007.

Geraint's directorial accomplishments include multiple episodes of "Forever Knight", "Black Harbour", "Pit Pony", "Power Play" and "North of 60". In June 2000, Geraint took on the challenge of directing Oliver Mayer's "Joy of the Desolate" in Highland Park, Illinois. A "back-burner" project for Geraint is "Horatio Salt", a collection of four short films that he is producing and directing.

Geraint's musical talent was first brought to prominence on "Forever Knight" where he actually played the piano in the loft and co-wrote a song for the "Baby Baby" episode. As a result he was featured in one of the selections on the first "Forever Knight" CD. He is a self-taught musician who produced a CD of his own works "Bar Talk" which is sold through his fan club with the proceeds going to a variety of charities such as Childrens' Hospital Foundation in Washington D.C. and The Stratford Festival's Shakespeare School (Stratford, Ontario). Geraint's voice can be enjoyed on two audio books, "Great American Suspense: Five Unabridged Classics" and "Great Classic Hauntings: Six Unabridged Stories".

Geraint is divorced from artist Alana Guinn however they are the proud parents of a son, Galen, and a daughter, Pyper.

He became a U.S. citizen on June 13, 2006, at a swearing-in ceremony at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. He was made a city resident for the run of "Love's Labor's Lost" to facilitate the process. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over his induction ceremony.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Geraint Wyn Davies Fan Club, club@gwdfc.org

Spouse (2)

Claire Lautier (August 2011 - present)
Alana Davies (1985 - 2006) (2 children)

Trivia (20)

Son Galen born 1986; daughter Pyper born 1988.
Son, Galen, played Patrick McDonough, adoptive son of Janette, in the Forever Knight episode 'The Human Factor'.
Has starred in three TV series where his character's first name was Nick: Nick in "In Their Shoes" (1977), Nick Knight in "Forever Knight" (1992) and Nick Haskell in "Black Harbour" (1996).
Has played two vampires on two TV series; Klaus Helsing in Dracula: The Series and Nick Knight/Nicholas de Brabant in Forever Knight.
He coined the title for the TV series Forever Knight.
He became a U.S. citizen on June 13, 2006, at a swearing-in ceremony at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. He was made a city resident for the run of "Love's Labor's Lost" to facilitate the process. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over his induction ceremony.
Alana Guinn, his Toronto-born ex-wife, is an accomplished artist and works in Santa Barbara, CA.
He has been involved with actress Claire Lautier and they are now living together.
He is 12 years older than his girlfriend, actress Claire Lautier.
Longtime friend of Colm Feore.
Playing the role of Edmund in the Lincoln Center production of "King Lear" through April [March 2004]
filming "ReGenesis" season 4. [October 2007]
Appearing in "The Elephant Man" at Toronto's CanStage Bluma Theatre [October 2007]
Stratford Festival, Ontario, Canada for its 2009 season, along with girlfriend Claire Lautier. [February 2009]
Appearing at The Clurman Theater, New York from November 19, 2009 - January 10, 2010, in Do Not Go Gentle. [September 2009]
Currently starring as "Richard III" at The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC. [March 2007]
filmed two episodes of "The Murdoch Mysteries" as Arthur Conan Doyle [August 2007]
Finishing run of "Do Not Go Gentle" Off-Broadway in NY portraying fellow Welshman Dylan Thomas in a one-man play. [January 2010]
Has twice played a man possessed by a demon: in Forever Knight (1992), episode Sons of Belial, and in Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1992), episode The Possessed.
Has twice played a vampire: in Dracula: The Series (1990) and in Forever Knight (1992).

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