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James Gilbert (born January 15, 1982) is a Canadian film, television, and stage actor, best known for his role as William Brereton in the Showtime historical drama series The Tudors.

He played Aaron in Saw VI.


James Gilbert was born in Ingramport, Nova Scotia. He went to King's-Edgehill School in Canada and is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland. After playing smaller roles in various TV productions, Gilbert took on the role of William Brereton in the second season of The Tudors. In 2010, he starred as Everett Manette in the suspense thriller The Corridor, which was filmed in Nova Scotia. The next year, Gilbert portrayed Steelkilt in the TV miniseries Moby Dick, alongside William Hurt, Ethan Hawke, and Eddie Marsan. Throughout his career, he appeared in several other TV series, such as Nikita, Rookie Blue, Flashpoint, The Border, Degrassi: The Next Generation, and My Daughter's Secret. His film credits include American Soldiers, Saw VI, and The Cry of the Owl with Julia Stiles and Paddy Considine.



Year Title Role
2005 American Soldiers National Guard Lt. Banning
2007 My Daughter's Secret Reggie
2008 Magic Flute Diaries Cleric
2009 The Cry of the Owl Greg Wyncoop
Manson Charles 'Tex' Watson
Saw VI Aaron
2010 Virtuality William
The Corridor Everett Manette
2012 The Conspiracy Jim 2019 Witches in the Woods State Trooper


Year Title Role
2004 Zero Hour Brooks Brown
2007 Trapped Nando
2008 Degrassi: The Next Generation PR Guy
The Tudors William Brereton
2009 Flashpoint Mike McKewon
The Border Richie Savard
2011 Nikita Prince Erik
Moby Dick Steelkilt
Rookie Blue Jeremy
2012 The Listener Steven Lynde
Copper John Wilkes Booth
2013 Republic of Doyle Tony Bower
2014 Covert Affairs Charles Schinderman
2015 The Lizzie Borden Chronicles Roberto Pelton / Robert Pelton
2016 The Girlfriend Experience Jack
2017 Reign Lord Barrett
Dark Matter Commander Tarkanian
Salvation Mason Dunkirk
2018 In Contempt Officer Porter


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