Gary Pillai

Acting Tutor



Gary Pillai is an actor and director. He trained at Oxford School of Drama.

Gary has worked extensively in television, film and theatre playing lead roles at the RSC, National Theatre, Birmingham Rep, Royal Exchange, Sadler’s Wells and many other British Theatres. He has also performed with groundbreaking companies such as Shared Experience, Complicite, Tara Arts and Kali Theatre. His numerous television credits include: Bodyguard, Game of Thrones, Black Earth Rising, Hard Sun, Silent Witness and Torchwood. He played Ivar, opposite Michelle Yeoh, in the critically acclaimed film ‘Far North’ directed by Oscar and Bafta award winning directed Asif Kapadia.

He is a senior lecturer at University for the Creative Arts (UCA), visiting director at Rose Bruford, Drama Studio London, Manchester School of Theatre, Actors Studio and a guest lecturer at the Royal College of Art.