Phil Gwilliam

Phil Gwilliam was born on Tuesday October 18th 1977, in St Helens, Merseyside.

Before becoming an actor, Phil excelled in the sport of Rugby League where he played for Blackbrook, Lancashire, St Helens and Warrington. Both his Dad, Alan and Uncle, Ken played professionally for St Helens and Warrington Rugby League Clubs.

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At 19 after suffering an injury during a tackle, where according to onlookers his left leg went one way while his right leg went the other, snapping both ham strings. Phil turned to acting.

Phil is also a professional singer/songwriter under the stage name PHIL G. Phil is an experienced performer who has also worked regularly in regional theatre and is competent at most sports.

I Would Fight For You Published on 1 April 2012

From Bullets & Daffodils (The Wilfred Owen Musical). Phil Gwilliam as Wilfred Owen, joined by Charlie Griffiths and Chloe Torpey (Susan Owen). Dean Johnson on keyboards. North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood – 30 March 2012.

The Girl From St Helens Town published February 2017

An old style ballad reminiscent of 70’s pop.

Immature published February 2017

A duet about a young couple’s petty argument.

The One published February 2017

Written while under the influence of David Gray….

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I’d Like To published February 2017

A sort of parody of boyband singles. Stop going on about love and respect and stop being nice. Just tell them what you really mean.

Father Figure Cover published February 2017

An attempt to make George Michaels Father Figure a bit funkier. Not even close to Sir George but he’s a hero of mine. You’ll either like it or think it’s terrible.

Game Of Games published February 2017

An attempt at a We Will Rock You sporting and stadium anthem. Slightly unfinished needs to be a lot bigger but it does tell you what sound I was going for.

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Phil is an ELS registered drama teacher for young people aged 7 to 16.

Phil can also be seen in the 2014 BAFTA longlisted short film ‘Checkpost’ with Manjinder Virk.

The well received two handed crime thriller ‘A Hand To Play’ opposite Hellraiser actor Doug Bradley.

The family drama ‘Paper And Plastic’ with Emmerdale’s Anthony Quinlan.

The character of Fretwell in the short Comedy ‘Confidence’ as well as the part of David in US company Ravenbanner’s horror anthology ‘Exhibits’.

Phil is an Equity member, and 2016 saw him playing the supporting role of ‘Sinny’ in the British sports comedy Gridiron UK, released in cinemas in October 2016.

Phil Gwilliam Demo 2018

Natural Speaking Voice – Vocal Demo

Phil Gwilliam Demo Reel 17/18 (4:02)

Phil Gwilliam Showreel published on 27 January 2016

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2016 Confidence (Short) (post-production), Fretwell
2017 Five Hells for a Thief, William
2016 Gridiron UK, Sinny
2016 Exhibits (Short), David
2014 Checkpost (Short), Andrew
2013 Paper and Plastic (Short), Bill Cooper
2013 A Hand to Play (Short), Joe
2008 Nightmare in Suburbia (TV Series documentary), Giona Previtali
– The Stiletto Goddess (2008), Giona Previtali
2008 The Crew, Andy (uncredited)
2008 Florence Nightingale (TV Movie), Mr. Davies
2007 The Superhero, Larry
2007 Shameless (TV Series), News Reporter
– Episode #4.1 (2007), News Reporter
2006 The Outsiders (TV Movie) Man in Bar (uncredited)
2005 Noir? (Short), Actor
2005 The Carrier (Short), Mr. Craig & Orderly 2
2001 Mersey Beat (TV Series), John
– Deep End (2001) John
2000 Best, Photographer
1999 Liverpool 1 (TV Series), Jason
– King of the Castle (1999), Jason
1998 Up ‘n’ Under, Rugby Player (uncredited)
1996 Hollyoaks (TV Series), Homeless Steve
– Episode #1.63 (1996), Homeless Steve


2016 Make Believe (Short) (original idea)


2016 Gridiron UK (associate producer)

Related Videos

Phil Gwilliam Demo Reel 17/18

Personal Details

Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)


2000 – Postgraduate Diploma in Acting for TV, Film and Radio, St Helens College
1996 – Theatre Studies, Carmel College

Did You Know?

Personal Quote: Those who lose sight of their dreams, lose sight of themselves.
Trivia: Cousin is Lighting Designer Mark Cunniffe.
Nickname: Gwilly
Star Sign: Libra

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This article was created, compiled and produced by Barry Grady. 1 March 2018.


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