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TV SERIES - Saving Hope
ROLE - Dr. Joel Goran
STATUS - Filming Season 3

TV SERIES - The Originals
ROLE - Elijah
STATUSFilming Season 2

The Vampire Diaries
ROLE - Elijah
STATUS - Recurring

- Broken Kingdom
ROLE - Jason '80
STATUS - Completed.

Saving Hope:
The Complete First Season
Available on DVD
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Season 2
DVD Release Date:
October 7, 2014


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Vampire Diaries

Aug 8-10, 2014
Dallas, TX

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Vampire Diaries

Sep 12-14, 2014
Las Vegas, NV

Daniel Gillies NETWORK

Welcome to our Network of everything Daniel Gillies! 
New Zealand actor/writer/director Daniel Gillies has worked in both Canadian and American film and television since 2002, with roles in films such as Spiderman 2, Uncross the Stars, Bride and Prejudice, and The Sensation of Sight. 
Daniel is currently portraying Dr. Joel Goran on Saving Hope and Original vampire Elijah Mikaelson on The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. 
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What's the latest!
JULY 28th - San Diego Comic Con gallery added to 2014 Events.
JULY 18th
- Teen Magazine Scans added to Magazines/Photo shoots
JUNE 11th - New interview added to Rachael Leigh Cook page.
MAY 22nd - 'Window from the West' interview added to Press Prior 2010
MAY 10thNew screen caps added to The Originals, Season 1 Episode 20 Gallery.
MAY 1st - New screen caps added to The Originals, Season 1 Episode 19 Gallery.

JULY 29th
Via Whedonopolis
Comic Con 2014 - Daniel Gillies Interview. Does Elijah have daddy issues? 

JULY 28th
Comic Con 2014 (The Originals)
New gallery of Daniel with the cast of The Originals, attending Comic Con 2014 in San Diego, CA


JULY 27th
Via Perez Hilton (You Tube)
Exclusive! The Originals Cast Dish on Klaley and Halijah at Comic Con!

JULY 26th
Via TVEquals (You Tube)
Daniel Gillies Interview - "The Originals" Season 2

JULY 26th
Via Entertainment Weekly (You Tube)
Comic Con 2014: "The Originals" Want to Dress Up Like Ian Somerhalder

Via TVLine (You Tube)
"The Originals" Interview at Comic Con 2014 - TVLine

JULY 25th
Via Clevver TV (You Tube)
Daniel Gillies "The Originals" Talks Hayley Conflict in Season 2 - Comic Con 2014

JUNE 5th
CTV Upfronts (Saving Hope)
New gallery of Daniel, with Erica Durance and Michael Shanks attending the CTV Upfronts 2014
at the Sony Centre for Performing Arts in Toronto, Canada.
MAY 29th
Via IGN (You Tube)
The Originals - Season 2 - Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Charles Michael Davis Interview.

IGN talks to the three Originals stars about what's in store for Klaus, Elijah and Marcel in Season 2 of the series.

MAY 20th
CW Upfronts Photo Gallery
Click the picture to view our updated gallery with photos of Daniel and the cast of The Originals attending the CW Upfronts in New York City on May 15th:
MAY 17th
Via EOnline
The Originals Boys Break Down Season 2

(Click Picture for Link to Video Interview)

MAY 13th
Via Buddy TV
'The Originals' Interview: Daniel Gillies on Elijah's Relationships with Hayley and Klaus
The Originals Season 1 is coming to an end. At the heart of the story is the relationships between Elijah, Klaus, and Hayley. She's been kept safe throughout her pregnancy, but now the witches have her and want to sacrifice the baby for their ancestors. Will Elijah and/or Klaus be able to save her?
I spoke with Daniel Gillies on the phone about Elijah's relationship with Hayley and Klaus. It's certainly a complicated one. Read on for edited excerpts from our conversation.


MAY 13th
Via TV Line
'The Originals' Daniel Gillies Talks Hayley and Elijah's 'Doomed' Romance, Plus Finale Scoop

Well, folks, it's all come down to this. The fates of the Mikaelsons, their city and their newborn heir all hang in the balance during tonight's season finale of
The Originals (The CW, 8/7c) - and not to stress you out, but Daniel Gillies promises a "tragic" conclusion. 
Below, Gillies reflects on Elijah's recent suffering - including the "complication" of his relationship with Hayley - and teases the "heartbreaking" finale that will propel us into Season 2.


MAY 13th
Via Zap2it
Daniel Gillies: 'The Originals' Season 1 Finale Birth is a 'Nightmare' and More Teases

There's a baby coming in 'The Originals' Season 1 finale, and it's not really working out how Elijah, Klaus and co. had planned, (considering Hayley is MIA and not safe in the Originals' mansion).
"It's exactly what they didn't want to happen," star Daniel Gillies tells Zap2it. "Considering they were moving heaven and Earth in order to provide her some kind of refuge and sanctuary, it was almost prophetically written in stone that it was just going to be undone in the most unholy way."


MAY 13th
Via Entertainment Weekly
'The Originals' finale: Daniel Gillies on the show's 'Darth Vader', and 'the beginning of the end for Elijah'

From the moment
The Originals was pitched as a Vampire Diaries spin-off, it was talked about as the story of Klaus Mikaelson's redemption, among other things, and what that would mean for this literally ancient family of vampires. And now, one season later, we're only hours away from Klaus' baby being born and what could be the start of a whole new Klaus. Then again, we could be hours away from Klaus going down his darkest road yet. 
But one thing seems certain: Thanks to a certain entanglement with Hayley, Klaus' older brother Elijah will be just as affected by any outcome. And Daniel Gillies, the man behind Elijah, has spoken before about how this series is as much about Klaus' redemption as it is about the undoing of Elijah.


MAY 13th
Via Yahoo TV
'The Originals' Star Daniel Gillies Previews His 'Harrowing' Last Scene of the Season

On camera, 'The Originals' star Daniel Gillies is serious and brooding, elegant and gentlemanly.
Off camera, he's the set's biggest jokester. His co-stars have repeatedly called him the funniest guy on set - Joseph Morgan recently told Yahoo TV about their hilarious, ongoing pranking battle. His witty, dry sense of humor often leaves the cast and crew in stitches.
So it was no wonder when we emailed Gillies some questions about this week's epic Season 1 finale, airing at 8 p.m. on The CW, he couldn't resist cutting up a little. Seriously, we can understand why 'The Originals' cast are constantly cracking - because we couldn't stop laughing ourselves while reading his answers!


MAY 13th
Via Huffington Post
Daniel Gillies on the Threat of Mikael, His New Baby and Why He Loves Hayley and Elijah

When it comes to vampires, Daniel Gillies's Elijah is the cream of the crop. Since leaving The Vampire Diaries to headline The Originals, we've seen the brother of Klaus grow from an altruistic, steadfast, suit-wearing stud into a complicated, nuanced lead. Gillies plays Elijah with elegance and grace and it is this ability to be good and true that has made not only the audience, but also Hayley, fall in love with him.
I was lucky enough to chat with the incredibly eloquent Gillies about the finale of The Originals, as well as where he sees Elijah's journey headed. And oh yeah, fatherhood - Klaus isn't the only new daddy around here.


MAY 13th
Via HitFix
Interview: Daniel Gillies says 'Originals' season finale is 'non-stop'

As Original vampire Elijah on The Originals, Daniel Gillies is smooth, suit-wearing sophistication. In real life, Gillies may not drink blood (I'm assuming) but certainly he shares his character's thoughtful, smart perspective. The season finale is upon us (Tues. May 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET on The CW), and we already know, with Hayley in labor, big problems are afoot. The episode description suggests Klaus will be making a "heartbreaking decision," but we're given no clues about what challenges Elijah faces - and you know there will be challenges. I talked to Gillies about whether or not Elijah will save the day (fingers crossed), why we both think Elijah is more invested in saving Hayley than anyone else and why Elijah will always be Team Klaus (and not Team Mikael).


MAY 13th
Via The Hollywood Reporter
'The Originals' Star Daniel Gillies on Finale: "We're Watching the Kingdom Torn Asunder"
The actor previews Tuesday's freshman finale, telling THR, "We're going out in a frenzy."
It's come down to this. The Originals closes out its freshman season with two big questions: What will become of Hayley and Klaus' baby? Will Klaus and Elijah's villainous father Mikael come back from the dead? In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Daniel Gillies previews the season finale ("We're going out in a frenzy"), explains Hayley and Elijah's "doomed" romance and why he sides with Davina on the Mikael situation.


MAY 9th
Via Alloy Entertainment
Daniel Gillies Teases 'The Originals' Season 1 Finale

There's no doubt whatsoever that Elijah Mikaelson strikes fear in many a heart.
Anyone who can battle an ary of vampires without breaking a sweat (or ruining his expensive suit) is a total BAMF in our book.  However, even the strongest and mightiest of creatures can easily find themselves at the brink of despair, especially when supernatural forces beyond their control are at play.
And it's fair to say that the dapper Mikaelson currently has his hands quite full on The Originals.


INDIE FIX: Broken Kingdom and Kingdom Come
The harsh realities of independent filmmaking

Broken Kingdom and Kingdom Come

Directed by Daniel Gillies (Broken Kingdom) and John Lyons Murphy and Paiman Kalayeh (Kingdom Come)

Starring Daniel Gillies, Rachael Leigh-Cook, and Seymour Cassel

Earlier this March, the independent film Broken Kingdom was released on iTunes. The film caught my eye because it was written and directed by one of my favorite actors, Daniel Gillies, who also stars in the film.   READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE HERE >>

MARCH 29th
Via TubeWebTVHD5
Daniel Gillies Talks 'Originals' Elijah, 400-lb Gorilla

MARCH 28th
Via Give Me My Remote
The Originals: Daniel Gillies on Elijah/Hayley, Klaus' Betrayal, and More

MARCH 28th
Via Hit Fix YouTube Channel
The Originals Daniel Gillies on playing Elijah modest and if he considers himself 'badass'

MARCH 28th
Via TV Fanatic
Daniel Gillies PaleyFest 2014 Interview

MARCH 24th
Via Hollywood Journal
Daniel Gillies: Art is the Highest Form of Worship
I got a chance to catch up with Daniel recently at home when he came back for one of his usual twenty-four hour weekend visits with the family. Daniel and my husband did an NBC pilot together years ago and have remained good friends ever since. Over the years, I have gotten to know him and he definitely embodies the 'soul of biz' because he is a true artist at heart.

Daniel is currently finishing up shooting the 1st season of The Originals for the CW. He also plays a doctor on *NBC's Saving Hope, which he shoots the rest of the year. He is so passionate about what he does and I honestly believe that he would do it, even if he didn't get paid a cent.


* DGilliesNetwork Note: Saving Hope is no longer on NBC - it airs on CTV in Canada.

MARCH 22nd
PaleyFest Panel
Los Angeles, CA
The actors of The Originals,  including Daniel, attended PaleyFest 2014, in which the entire starring cast appeared on-stage along with
 Executive Producer Julie Plec and Co-Executive Producer Michael Narducci. They answered questions posed by the panel moderator, and also took some audience questions. As always, the cast had a great time teasing each other, as well as giving us some thoughtful insight into their characters, the story, and what might be ahead. If you haven't seen this entertaining panel, you can view the entire broadcast HERE on youtube.
Also, be sure to check out our GALLERY of photos of Daniel from the event, which include the red carpet and screen shots of the panel itself, as well as a lot of casual pics and selfies that are a lot of fun!

MARCH 19th
Happy Birthday Daniel!

In case you didn't know, Daniel's birthday was Friday, March 14th. In the days preceding his birthday, we collected messages from his fans and supporters via twitter, and posted them on a special birthday page here, where he could read them without getting bogged down in all the spam that is typically found in his twitter @ mentions. 

Thank you to everyone who submitted a message. Just to let you know - the link was emailed to Daniel, and he has seen it and said it was lovely! 

You can view all the messages HERE on his birthday page.

Via Bello Mag, March 2014 Issue
Daniel Gillies: A True Original
"Diabolical" That's the one word Daniel Gillies uses to describe his past year... 

You can read the article and view this amazing photo shoot online at Bello Mag for a limited time - the magazine is not available in published form. Then, check out all the incredible pictures that we've captured for you in our GALLERY, including some awesome close-ups. Truly one of the best photo shoots we've seen (IMHO). :) We also have screen caps of the interview, in which Daniel discusses The Originals and his new baby girl. <3

Via Clevver TV
Daniel Gillies "The Originals" On Set Interview - Elijah & Hayley's Future & Fatherhood
Joslyn Davis visited the set of "The Originals" where she interviewed Daniel Gillies to talk all about season 1 of "The Originals," being a new father and Elijah's future. (Click on photo to route to video)

Via Young Hollywood
Daniel Gillies on Differences Between The Vampire Diaries and The Originals

Via Huffington Post Canada
'Saving Hope' Season 3: Daniel Gillies On What's To Come In Hospital Drama
Daniel Gillies has plenty of blood on his hands these days. On the Canadian medical drama Saving Hope, Gillies plays brilliant orthopedic surgeon Dr. Joel Goran. Over on The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals, he's the charismatic, well-dressed Elijah.


Via Alloy Entertainment
Daniel Gillies Talks Elijah, Klaus & The Originals - Exclusive Interview (Video)
If anyone asked us what it is about Daniel Gillies that makes the ladies and gents go wild, generating a list of worthwhile responses would not pose a challenge at all. He's a handsome, talented, and engaging fellow. Plus, he plays Elijah Mikaelson with such keen perfection every week on The Originals (which airs Tuesday evenings at 8:00 pm ET/PT on The CW) so what's not to adore about this New Zealand actor/director/screenwriter/devoted husband and father? Essentially he's a prime example of a modern Renaissance man.



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