English actor Tristan Gemmill was born in 1967 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. His family moved to Australia when he was 15, where he studied drama at Melbourne University. He returned to England after another ten years and went on to pursue his acting.
Tristan Gemmill is best known for his work on television, even though he has appeared in a number of films. Some of these include the comedy Gladiatress, a comedy directed by Brian Grant, and the short film To A Poem, where he played the lead alongside Emily Hamilton. Gemmill’s TV appearances include popular British dramas, first making himself known through a role in The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries in 1998. He was next seen on a TV production titled Nancherrow, before he landed a part in three episodes of Coronation Street. He later appeared in the series Family Affairs, a former soap opera of Channel 5. He followed this up with portrayals in Sam’s Game and Doctors, and soon took on the role of DS Peter Cork in The Bill. He soon got a recurring role in London’s Burning and was next seen in The Commander, a made-for-TV movie. Gemmill was soon cast in the historical drama The Gospel of John, starring Christopher Plummer. His next project was playing DI Veal in BBC Three’s Grass and appearing on Kay Mellor’s drama series, Strictly Confidential. In 2005, he was able to work alongside Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson and Jennifer Jason Leigh in the sci-fi thriller, The Jacket. That year, he was cast in ITV’s Distant Shores, playing Duncan alongside Samantha Bond and Peter Davison. He was next seen in The Bill, and in EastEnders. Gemmill also got roles in The Golden Hour, Judge John Deed and Where the Heart Is. In 2007, he got the role of Dr. David York, the chief physician on the series Meadowlands. This was followed by Gemmill’s portrayal of the consultant Adam Trueman in the long-running BBC1 medical drama Casualty.
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