Gerard Butler biography

Gerard Butler

Actor, Celebrity

1969 –

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Who is Gerard Butler?

Gerard James Butler is a Scottish actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television. A trained lawyer, Butler turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such as the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, which he followed with steady work on television, most notably in the American miniseries Attila. In 2003, he played André Marek in the adaptation of Michael Crichton's Timeline. He garnered critical acclaim for his work as the lead in Joel Schumacher's 2004 film adaptation of the musical The Phantom of the Opera. In 2007, Butler gained recognition through his portrayal of King Leonidas in the film 300. Since then, he has appeared in projects including P.S. I Love You, Nim's Island, RocknRolla, The Ugly Truth, Gamer, Law Abiding Citizen, The Bounty Hunter, and Olympus Has Fallen. He also appeared as a voice actor in How to Train Your Dragon.

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Born
Nov 13, 1969
Paisley
Also known as
  • Gerard James Butler
  • Gerry Butler
  • Gerry
  • Gerald Butler
Parents
Siblings
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Irish people in Great Britain
Nationality
  • Scotland
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Glasgow
    Law
  • Scottish Youth Theatre
Lived in
  • Glasgow
  • Montreal

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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