Robert Wilfort

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Robert Wilfort
Born
Robert Kenneth Wilfort

(1977-06-02) 2 June 1977 (age 43)
Porthcawl, Wales
NationalityBritish
OccupationActor
Years active1998–present

Robert Kenneth Wilfort (born 2 June 1977) is a Welsh actor from Porthcawl, who has made many appearances on British television and film. He is best known for his role as Jason West in Gavin & Stacey . [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

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Early life

Wilfort was born in Porthcawl, Wales on 2 June 1977.

Career

Wilfort's film roles have included Dr Simon Griffith in Mike Leigh's All or Nothing (2002) and Rita Skeeter's photographer in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). He also had a minor role in The Libertine (2004) and co-starred in Man Up (2015).

Wilfort played the history teacher Tom Barkley in the E4 teen drama series Skins and Mr Fisher in BBC's White Van Man .

He also has a recurring role as Jason West in the BAFTA award-winning TV show Gavin & Stacey .

In 2008, he appeared in various television commercials, including adverts for Crunchy Nut cereal, the London recycling campaign and the Barclaycard advert, where he descends an enormous water slide from his city office, all the way through the city and back to his home.

Since 2015, Wilfort has been the voice of Samson (UK/US) in the CGI series of Thomas & Friends . Also in 2015 he appeared as George Cavendish in the BBC's adaptation of Hilary Mantel's novel Wolf Hall . In 2015 and 2016, Wilfort played Bob Cratchit in the BBC drama Dickensian .

In 2018, he played the role of Lord Liverpool in Mike Leigh's Peterloo Theatre credits include plays at Chichester Festival Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Soho Theatre, Trafalgar Studios and Theatre Clwyd. [6]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002 All or Nothing Doctor
2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Motorcycle Delivery Man
2004 The Libertine Huysmans
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Bozo the Photographer
2008 Me and Orson Welles Radio Director
2011Hundreds and ThousandsJonathan
20128 Minutes IdleBryan
2014A Wonderful Christmas TimeGary Greene
2015 Brand New-U Surgeon Two PeterTitled as Identicalsin the United States
2015 Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure Samson (voice)UK/US versions
Uncredited
2015 Man Up Ryan
2016 Grimsby Harold Lowsley
2016 The Huntsman: Winter's War Nobleman
2016 Thomas & Friends: The Great Race Samson and a Great Railway Show Judge (voice)UK/US versions
2018 Peterloo Lord Liverpool, the Prime Minister
2018Last SummerDr. Glyn Davies
2021 The Dig Billy Lyons

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1999 Murder Most Horrid Gaunt Jr.Episode: "Frozen"
1999High Hopes: Saving Private RyanHoffmanTelevision movie
1999 The Blonde Bombshell LewisEpisode: "#1.2"
Television miniseries
2002 Holby City JB FallowsEpisode: "High Risk"
2003 Lucky Jim Evan JohnsTelevision movie
2003 The Bill Clive KittleEpisode: "180: Lured in to the Trap"
2004 Comedy Lab VariousEpisode: "Clitheroe"
2005–2007 Coronation Street Estate Agent3 episodes
2006 Pulling BrianEpisode: "#1.2"
2007RagingVarious CharactersTelevision movie
2007–2010, 2019 Gavin & Stacey Jason West [7] [8] 7 episodes
2007 Skins Tom3 episodes
2008 M.I. High NigelEpisode: "The Big Bling"
2008 Beautiful People Mr. BellEpisode: "How I Got My Nose"
2009 Casualty SteveEpisode: "Not Over 'Til the Fat Lady Sings"
2010 The Persuasionists PeterEpisode: "Being Creative"
2010 Ashes to Ashes Rick TraversEpisode: "#3.5"
2010D.O.A.DannyTelevision movie
2011 Campus Customer No. 1Episode: "Publication, Publication, Publication"
2012 White Van Man Mr. FisherEpisode: "Charity"
2012 Doctors Craig SnellingEpisode: "The Woman at the Bus Stop"
2013Love MattersJobsyEpisode: "Officially Special"
2013 Casualty Mike PriestlyEpisode: "There's No Place Like Home"
2014 Citizen Khan GabeEpisode: "A Khan Family Christmas"
2015 Wolf Hall George CavendishEpisodes: "Three Card Trick" and "Entirely Beloved"
2015–2018 Thomas & Friends Samson (voice)UK/US versions
Recurring cast
2015–2016 Dickensian Bob Cratchit 20 episodes
2015 Jekyll and Hyde Hotel ManagerEpisode: "The Harbinger"
2016 Power Monkeys Brett6 episodes
2017 Endeavour Lester FagenEpisode: "Lazaretto"
2019 Piss Off, I Love You HughRecurring cast
2019 The Crown Documentary DirectorEpisode: "Bubbikins"
2020 Cursed Royal AideEpisode: "Nimue"

Video games

YearTitleRoleNotes
2013 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Additional Multiplayer Voices (voice)

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