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David Carlyle

David Carlyle is an actor and writer, best known for his portrayal of Gregory ‘Gloria’ Finch in Russell T Davies’ multi-award winning Channel 4/HBO mini-series IT’S A SIN. He received a Best Supporting BAFTA nomination in 2022 for his work on the series and was also nominated for a BAFTA Scotland Audience Award in 2021.

David can currently be seen in  Two Brothers Pictures’ (Fleabag/Back to Life) comedy DINOSAUR on BBC and Hulu and in BOYS ON THE VERGE OF TEARS at the Soho Theatre.

He was also the Proud Scotland Award’s Entertainer/Artist of the Year 2021.

Theatre includes: THE TELL-TALE HEART (National Theatre); YOU STUPID DARKNESS (Paines Plough/TRPlymouth); THE OUTSIDER (L’Etranger) (The Print Room at The Coronet); ALICE’s ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND  (Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh); THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR (Birmingham Rep and UK Tour); TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Regents Park Open Air Theatre/Barbican/UK Tour); THREE SISTERS (Southwark Playhouse); CARPE DIEM (National Theatre); VICTORIA (Dundee Rep); SOMERSAULTS (Finborough); YELLOW MOON, THE MONSTER IN THE HALL (National Theatre of Scotland & Citizens Theatre, Glasgow); CALEDONIA (National Theatre of Scotland); HANSEL AND GRETEL (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow); YOU ONCE SAID YES (Look Left Look Right, E4 Udderbelly); DEADY HEAVY FANTASTIC (Liverpool Everyman).

Television includes: SCREW (S2); BUFFERING (S2); IT’S A SIN; BODYGUARD; LIP SERVICE.

Radio includes: END OF TRANSMISSION; ANGST! THE TEACHINGS OF SMART TOWN; KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL; BEHIND HER EYES; The STROMA SESSIONS; CHERNOBYL (BBC Radio 3 & 4).

David is passionate about working with charities and is an Ambassador for Tonic Housing – the UK’s first LGBTQ+ affirming retirement community.