Gary Carr

(About the actor, not really about language.)

In yesterday’s posting on Danny John-Jules, in a cast photo (#1) for the tv series Death in Paradise: in the back, on the right, the handsome actor Gary Carr, who played the character Fidel Best from 2011-14. A very brief take from Wikipedia:

Gary Carr (born, 11 December 1986, London) is an English stage, film and television actor, dancer and musician.

(His family history goes back to the Yorubas of Nigeria, then to London by way of the Carbbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago.) An arresting presence, and an interesting actor in a variety of roles.

An intense head shot:


Before Death in Paradise, a number of roles, including a 2010 episode of the tv show Foyle’s War:


And the character Mau in Nation (2010) at the National Theatre, an adaptation of a Terry Pratchett novel:


Then, after Death in Paradise, on to season 4 of Downton Abbey, playing jazz musician Jack Ross, the show‘s first black major character. Here’s Carr as Ross with Lady Rose (Lily James):


3 Responses to “Gary Carr”

  1. Robert Coren Says:

    I didn’t remember him from Foyle’s War, but I did notice him in an episode of Inspector George Gently, in which his father was played by Eamonn Walker, who I know from Chicago Fire.

  2. ioana Says:


Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: