This Scottish almost-lawyer traded in his higher education to pursue acting, little did he know that he would fall into some plum roles and into the rumor mill as a candidate for one of the most prominent roles in movie history, James Bond (even though his mother doesn't think anyone can replace another Scot close to her heart, Sean Connery).
Leading off with small roles in British TV and stage productions, Gerard found himself playing one of the most feared warriors in history for the USA Network production of Attila and then followed up with donning black to play the seductive, yet dialogue challenged, Count Dracula in Wes Craven's Dracula 2000 (or Dracula 2001 depending on where you live). Follow that with slaying dragons alongside Christian Bale and Matthew McConnaughey in Disney's multi-million dollar Reign of Fire and one would think.....what next? That's easy --- a Granada Television British mini-series The Jury and a trip back to 14th century France in Richard Donner's production of Michael Crichton's Timeline as its hero Andre Marek. Not bad for a lawyer.
With his name mentioned in connection with the role of James Bond (although Bond producers deny that they are recruiting for a Pierce Brosnan replacement), more people are hearing this Scots name and making him one2watch4.