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Burn Gorman

Burn Gorman

Birthday: 1 September 1974, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth Name: Burn Hugh Winchester Gorman
Height: 175 cm

The youngest of four children, Burn was born in Hollywood but was brought up in London with his parents and sisters. Burn's father is a Professor of Linguistics at UCLA. In 2006 Burn and his wife ...Show more

Burn Gorman
The cliches are all true! My son Max has just turned two, and he's literally turned into this driven Show more The cliches are all true! My son Max has just turned two, and he's literally turned into this driven young man overnight! The terrible twos are not a myth, but he's such a laugh to be around. Hide
On his knowledge of the history of the American Revolution in TURN (2014): Well in the U.K., obvious Show more On his knowledge of the history of the American Revolution in TURN (2014): Well in the U.K., obviously we're not taught much at all about the history of what happened. It's like it's swept under the carpet. I am particularly interested in the formation of the nation, so I was always reading books about the Constitution and who was involved, and the idealism. I've always loved that part of history. Hide
I'm afraid the Doctor Who (2005) door is probably closed because of me being in Torchwood (2006). I'm afraid the Doctor Who (2005) door is probably closed because of me being in Torchwood (2006).
I know in Britain with Doctor Who (1963) all the classic actors, and the people who you'd really wan Show more I know in Britain with Doctor Who (1963) all the classic actors, and the people who you'd really want to, work on the show. I like that the fact that Torchwood (2006) has actors that want to be involved from the stage. It has raised our game, and I'm just happy for good actors who want to be in sci-fi shows who love the genre. Hide
On his character Major Hewlett: He serves the crown, and in the historical context of that, he's a m Show more On his character Major Hewlett: He serves the crown, and in the historical context of that, he's a man that has very rigid rules and regulation running his life. However, I think he's a man that wants to do the right thing. He genuinely wants a resolution and to understand the struggle that's going on in terms of the occupation - it is war. So he's a commander in war, but he's also a man that recognizes the frailty of the human condition. He's not a bad guy; he's somebody who's caught in between two sides. Hide
[on his reaction to his character Owen in Torchwood] I've always wanted to be the Weevil King! [on his reaction to his character Owen in Torchwood] I've always wanted to be the Weevil King!
I think of myself as a character actor, compared to a straight actor. I know a character actor in En Show more I think of myself as a character actor, compared to a straight actor. I know a character actor in England is pretty much the same as in the States; you're actually hired to put on terrible teeth and stuff like that. Hide
I had a great time doing Torchwood (2006) I really did. I had a great time doing Torchwood (2006) I really did.
I think it makes a difference when the actors are enjoying it more than anything because we have a r Show more I think it makes a difference when the actors are enjoying it more than anything because we have a real blast on Torchwood (2006). Hide
I always look up to people like Michael Gambon and Tommy Lee Jones, and I hope that as I mature I wi Show more I always look up to people like Michael Gambon and Tommy Lee Jones, and I hope that as I mature I will become as craggy as them. Hide
I'm a film buff and I was keen to find out about the response to Daniel Craig's 007. 'Empire' and 'H Show more I'm a film buff and I was keen to find out about the response to Daniel Craig's 007. 'Empire' and 'Hot Dog' had great reviews, and finally he's been accepted as the new Bond. So many millions go into that franchise that if you make a mistake, it's awful. Hide
I think there comes a time in every persons life where they just need to go to the darkest, most dis Show more I think there comes a time in every persons life where they just need to go to the darkest, most dismal place. Hide
I was brought up on Dickens. I remember reading 'Bleak House' but, coming back to it, I didn't remem Show more I was brought up on Dickens. I remember reading 'Bleak House' but, coming back to it, I didn't remember much about it apart from a few characters. Hide
I wanted to know exactly what was going on with the British army at that time, the occupation as it Show more I wanted to know exactly what was going on with the British army at that time, the occupation as it were, the problems that were happening in the colonies and parliaments. It's a fascinating time in history because of the conflict in loyalties. It was friend against friend and neighbor against neighbor. I was drawn to finding out about the structure of the British army and the rules of war. It helped give me a sense of the time and justify some of Hewlett's rather harsh actions. Hide
It was the exquisite script that we were presented with by Craig [Silverstein] and the team - and th Show more It was the exquisite script that we were presented with by Craig [Silverstein] and the team - and the ambition of the script. That doesn't come along that often. The character of Hewlett was incredibly interesting. He's a complex character with a flawed vision, and that's what drew me to him. Hide
(On why he is an actor): I've learnt something new everyday. When you get to the point that you're n Show more (On why he is an actor): I've learnt something new everyday. When you get to the point that you're not learning, you need to stop. I think and either take a break, or give up and become a plumber or something because it's important to remain motivated and driven. Hide
I love going on BBC6 and BBC7 and listening to documentaries. I love going on BBC6 and BBC7 and listening to documentaries.
Burn Gorman's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (37)
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Michael Jeffrey
Michael Jeffrey

Dr. Hermann Gottlieb
Dr. Hermann Gottlieb

Stryver
Stryver

Holly
Holly

Major Hewlett
Major Hewlett

Mr. Trask
Mr. Trask

Larry
Larry

Karl Tanner
Karl Tanner

Herman Gottlieb
Herman Gottlieb

Owen Harper
Owen Harper

The Marshal
The Marshal

Karl Tanner
Karl Tanner

The Marshal
The Marshal

Yuri Podorov
Yuri Podorov

William Blore
William Blore

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