Bertie Gilbert

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Born
Albert Gilbert

(1997-05-01) May 1, 1997 (age 24)
London, England
DiedSeptember 21, 2004(2004-09-21) (aged 7)
NationalityEnglish
CitizenshipEngland
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Filmmaker
Years active2011–present

Bertie Gilbert is an English actor and filmmaker, a rising talent he has continued to draw attention in the British film industry.

Biography

Gilbert was born in London, England, to Christopher Gilbert, a travel press reporter (died 21 September 2004), and Melinda Libby, a Conservative member of parliament.[1] Gilbert has an older sister, Genevieve. Gilbert studied at the Sylvia Young Theater School.

A child actor, Gilbert is best known for his role as Scorpius Malfoy, son of Draco Malfoy, in the eighth Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2. He also appeared in four episodes of the television series Horrible Histories from 2009 to 2011. [2]Among other roles, he played Fleance on stage in "Macbeth" (2010).

In 2011, Gilbert played the role of The Boy alongside David Tennent in the Radio 4 adaption of Robert Browning's poem, Pied Piper of Hamelin."BBC Radio 4, Robert Browning's poem The Pied Piper of Hamelin".

Following his debut as an actor, Gilbert found an audience on YouTube, appearing regularly on his channel, BertieB, with over 300,000 subscribers. He also collaborated with fellow students Roy Arvatz, Harrison Webb & Dom Herman-Day in comedic vlogs on other channels.

In 2013, he announced his intentions to stop making vlogs and that he was turning his attention to making higher quality short films. He released his first short film Stray Dog, and has since continued his ambition to write and direct.

In 2014 Gilbert was one of a number of YouTube creators turned filmmakers to receive funding and backing from New Form Digital, an online studio joint venture of Discovery Communications, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and others. [3]

In 2015 Gilbert released Blue Sushi a short film that explores what it's like to be Transgender. In order to write the script with friend and filmmaker, Sammy Paul, they embarked on a thorough research mission with real Transgender individuals. [4]

Gilbert has since written and directed further short films in Partnership with New Form Digital, Playground (2017)[5] and Stomping Grounds (2018), which won the First Flights Young Talent Award at the New Renaissance Film Festival."New Renaissance".

In late 2020, Guilbert announced a crowdfunding campaign to fund his latest short film, Please Care which is being produced by Chris Overton's production company Slick Films. The fund was successful and the film has started pre-production."Indie Gogo Campaign".

Filmography

Film

Year Title Functioned as Role Notes
Actor Director Producer Writer Editor
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Yes No No No No Scorpius Malfoy
2013 Stray Dog Yes Yes No Yes Yes Milo Short Film(s)
2014 The 56 year old boy Yes Yes Yes Yes No Patrick
Tick Where It Hurts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Guy
Grey Area Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Charlie
Killed The Cat Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes John
Gone Ghastly - Empathy No No No No Yes N/A
What Have We Done Yes No No No No Himself
2015 Kintsugi Yes No No No No Jesus Christ
Blue Sushi Yes Yes Yes Yes No Ben 'Starky' Stark
Let It Be Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Carl
2016 Friend Like Me Yes No No No No Toby
The Crookes: Roman Candle Yes Yes No No No Bully
2017 Playground No Yes No Yes Yes N/A
2018 Stomping Grounds No Yes No Yes No N/A
TBA style="background:#FFFFCC;" No Yes No Yes No N/A
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Televison and radio

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Macbeth Fleance 1 Episode 'Macbeth' (televised stage play)
2010 Pied Piper of Hamelin Boy (Radio Drama)
2009–2011 Horrible Histories (2009 TV series) Actor 4 Episodes
2012 Dickens in London Alexander (Radio Drama)
2016 Oscar's Hotel for Fantastical Creatures Stan 2 Episodes
2017 Prank Me Edward 1 Episode

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