TELEVISION & FILM

Aside from acting on stage in the West End or in smaller stage productions, Stephen also used his acting skills, among others, for the small screen throughout the years. From lending his voice to a cartoon to acting in a horror movie, hosting duties and dancing on ice, Stephen made quite a few appearances on our screens and hopefully you should find most of them on this page.

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1991

Stephen's first appearance on the small screen was in Alan Parker's movie adaptation of the book The Commitments in 1991. Based in the Northside of Dublin, the story is about a music fanatic putting together a band formed of only working-class youths. Stephen and Margaret, his mom, appear briefly in one of the opening scenes of the movie.

THE COMMITMENTS

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1992

Only one year after Stephen appeared in The Commitments, he took on the role of a young choir boy in the short drama movie The Bargain Shop, by Johnny Gogan. The movie was produced for the RTE and we don't have many informations about it, but Stephen joked that his first costume then looked a lot like the one he wore in the Cinderella Panto.

THE BARGAIN SHOP

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1997 

Boyzone were no strangers to doing adverts, but in 1997 Stephen was picked by the RTE to film an informercial on his own. In it, Stephen is seen going through "his" old personal belongings from when he was a child and finds an old movie of himself as a kid building a Ferrari car to play with. Flash forward to a few years later and adult Stephen is finally driving a real one. While promoting the RTE channel, the ad also showcased the idea that if you work hard, everything is possible, something Stephen knew a thing or two about.

RTE PROMO

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1999

EPISODES

The Shadow of Efrafa

Challenge to Efrafa

Escape from Efrafa

After singing the theme song for Disney's Hercules in 1997, Stephen was asked to record Bright Eyes, the theme song for the new Watership Down TV series, premiering in September 1999. Besides appearing on the soundtrack, Stephen also did the voiceover for a special character that appeared in three episodes, Blackavar. The cartoon character was specially designed to have some of Stephen's features: the blue eyes and the split hair!

WATERSHIP DOWN (VOICEOVER)

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2001

EPISODE

Parralox

In August 2001, Stephen made a cameo appearance in the first episode of Absolutely Fabulous' fourth series, Parralox. Stephen played himself as one Jennifer Saunders' character Edina's client (Edina is at the head of her own PR company).

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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

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2006

EPISODE

October 6

We all know Stephen had many talents, and apparently playing magic tricks was one of them! As a child, Stephen was always doing tricks, so when the opportunity arose to do his biggest one yet, Stephen jumped at the chance. In The All Star Talent Show, Stephen dressed as a magician and performed a "slice and dice" illusion trick and competed against other celebrities showcasing their own special talent. Stephen placed 2nd behind Toby Anstis.

THE ALL STAR TALENT SHOW

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2007

EPISODE

January 20 - February 10

Not afraid to try new things, Stephen joined the Dancing On Ice family and competed in the second series of the show in early 2007. Paired with professional skater Kristina Lenko, Stephen learned how to skate on the ice and use his dance skills to perform week after week. Unfortunately, lifts were a challenge for the duo and Stephen was evicted during week 4. It didn't stop him to visit his friend Kyran Bracken and cheer him on every week until the finale, which Kyran won.

DANCING ON ICE

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2007-2009

As a movie enthusiast, Stephen owned over 2000 DVDs, often buying new releases from America so he could get them before they were out in Europe. So it was only a matter of time before he found himself involved with movie stars and well known directors. When the Film24 channel was launched in July 2007, Stephen took on the job of presenter and interviewer, interviewing actors and directors alike in a short program covering movie releases, behind the scenes and explanations on many aspects of the film industry. And Stephen finally got to interview his idol, Miss Piggy!

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FILM24 (INTERVIEWER)

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2008

In November 2008, Stephen made another cameo in the ITV musical drama series Britannia High along with Keith. The boys appeared as themselves in the 4th episode of the show in which one of the main character, Lola, presents herself to them as fan after meeting them in a bar one night and wants to spontaneously audition to them to become a dancer in their video. Stephen and Keith give her their attention and eventually, Lola gets to attend the real auditions for the video.

BRITANNIA HIGH

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2008

Filmed in London in the Summer of 2007 and released in November 2008, Credo (or The Devil's Curse in North America) is a psychological horror movie about five college students having to stay in a derelict building after having been evicted from their home, a place where suspicious killings happened years before after previous students decided to invoke a demon. Stephen played Simon in the movie, one of the students who invoked the demon and is found dead the next morning with his throat slashed. 

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CREDO - THE DEVIL'S CURSE

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1995

Presented TOTP with Ronan

1996

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Presented TOTP with Ronan

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1997

Disney Advert with Shane

1997

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Co-hosted on the Disney channel

1998

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Co-hosted the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party with Melanie Sykes

1999

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Co-hosted the Childline concert with Denise Van Outen

1999

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Co-hosted Electric Circus with Gail Porter

1999

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Appeared on General Hospital as himself and Boyzone (USA)

2001

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Was a judge on the TV show "Star For One Night"

2006

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Co-hosted the Childline concert with Keith

2007

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Co-hosted the Childline concert with Brian McFadden

2007

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Presented 'Stephen Gately's 20 Steps to Boyzone and Beyond' on Magic TV

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2007

Presented 'Stephen Gately's 100 Pop Gems of the 90's' on Magic TV

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2009

Co-hosted GMTV during the Boyzone takeover episode in May 2009

MISC TV APPEARANCES