Gerard is best known for his highly acclaimed work as an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespearean Company, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Glasgow Citizens Company, and various other Theatre groups throughout the United Kingdom.
Was the narrator in the BBC Radio version of Tolkien's "The Lord of
At the Old Vic in Bristol, Gerard is the only actor to play both Hal and Falstaff in the Shakespearean play Henry IV since Ralph Richardson in 1962. (Murphy played Hal 19 years ago for the RSC).
Gerard's information is frequently mixed up on various websites with an American actor also named Gerard Murphy. The fact of the matter is Gerard never appeared in an American film until his role in the 1995 Costner bomb Waterworld.
Gerard narrated the audio version of Joan Lingard's book The Twelfth Day of July: Complete & Unabridged released in 2001.
Gerard participated in the BBC Radio 3 adaptation of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar which was later released as an audio book on September 6, 1999.
Gerard narrated the audio book Across the Barricades: Complete & Unabridged by Joan Lingard.
In 1998, Gerard released his translation of Moliere's classic writingsin the book: Moliere: The Hypochondriac, George Dandin, Scapin (Absolute Classics S.).
Gerard appeared in the BBC Radio 3 play/recording of Shakespeare's As You Like It with actress Helena Bohnam-Carter in 2000.
Gerard narrated the audio book Irish Myths and Stories by Benedict Flynn in 2000.
Gerard's likeness was featured in the action figure set released for the film Waterworld.
Gerard frequently works as a director.
Gerard is a member of the Glasgow Citizens Company.
Gerard is an Associate Member of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
Gerard was the narrator in the BBC Radio version of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. He is also featured on the released recordings.
Gerard recently appeared in the hit film Batman Begins as Judge Fagen.
Gerard is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Gerard is known for having the ability to use various accents. Most notably: Belfast, Dublin, Northern Irish*, and Southern Irish.
Gerard holds union memberships in both Equity, and SAG.
Gerard's natural hair colour is auburn.
Gerard's natural eye colour is blue.
Gerard is 5ft 10in (1.78m) tall.
Gerard generally lives in London, and South East England.