Gary John Mavers (born 1 September 1964) in Huyton, Liverpool, is an English television actor.

Gary Mavers
Gary John Mavers

(1964-09-01) 1 September 1964 (age 57)
Years active1988–present
Notable work
RelativesLee Mavers (brother)
Abby Mavers (daughter)

Mavers graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and is best known for his portrayals of GP Andrew Attwood in Peak Practice which he worked on for 5 years as a hardworking doctor in a country practice, (1995 – 2000),[1] and Will Manning in Casualty in a year long role, (2004 – 2005).[2][3]

Mavers took over the role of Gordon Livesy in Emmerdale from 2015 to 2016 where his character was involved in a child abuse storyline, after it was revealed Gordon abused his son Aaron Livesy (played by Danny Miller) as a child. Mavers was said to have "the hardest job on TV" by many and was congratulated for both his sinister portrayal of the character and being willing to take on the controversial role.[4][5]

Mavers has three daughters, including fellow actress Abby Mavers,[6] and is also the younger brother of The La's frontman Lee Mavers.


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Resurrected Johnny Fodden TV film
1990 Screen Two Gordon Parry Episode: "The Man from the Pru"
1990 Screenplay John Episode: "Needle"
1990 Boon Shane Episode: "Rival Eyes"
1990 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Colin Budd Episode: "An Unkindness of Ravens (Parts 1 & 2)"
1991 G.B.H. Billy Thug TV miniseries
1991 Chimera Forester TV miniseries
1991 Blonde Fist Tony Bone
1993 Screen Two Harry Episode: "Maria's Child"
1993 Body & Soul Hal TV miniseries
1993 Fighting for Gemma Stephen D'Arcy TV film
1995–2000 Peak Practice Dr Andrew Attwood Main cast
1998 The Unknown Soldier Angel TV miniseries
2000 Blue Murder DS Adam Ross TV film
2004 Where the Heart Is Greg Cudby Episode: "The Games We Play"
2004–2005 Casualty DI Will Manning Main cast
2006 Dead Man's Cards Bob
2011 Justice Joe Gateacre BBC miniseries
2011 Doctors John Manners Episode: "Defying Gravity"
2014 The Magnificent Eleven Larry
2015–2016 Emmerdale Gordon Livesy


  1. ^ "Ray Holman – Peak Practice VIII, IX & X".
  2. ^ Limited, GipsyMedia. "Gary Mavers : Actor - Films, episodes and roles on".
  3. ^ "Interview: TV and Theatre Star, Gary Mavers - Knot FM".
  4. ^ "Home".
  5. ^ "Gary Mavers has TV's hardest job as Emmerdale fans explode with rage over Gordon". 16 March 2016.
  6. ^ Miles, Tina (27 June 2012). "Waterloo Road role for actor Gary Mavers's daughter Abby".

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