Gilles Marini's "Captain Lebeau" Sets Sail for Cleveland Again -
Hot in Cleveland loved Gilles so much during his hilarious turn as Captain Lebeau last Fall that they've asked him to don the uniform one more time and romance Victoria (Wendie Malick) in her home port. The episode airs April 11th on TVLand. (Source: TV Guide Online). Check out the official Hot in Cleveland site for more show info.
Gilles Marini Films Scruples Pilot for ABC -
Gilles just finished filming a spot in the new ABC pilot, Scruples, based on Judith Krantz's best-selling novel. The show is executive produced by Oscar winner, Natalie Portman and Annette Savitch of Handsome Charlie Films alongside Krantz's son, Tony. The drama centers on "rich and powerful clothing designer Billy Winthrop Ikehorn (Claire Forlani) in a world of sex, revenge and scandal" and Gilles plays Renee Dufaux, "a Frenchman from Billy’s past." The character is expected to recur if the show is picked up to series. (Word on whether the pilot is picked up should be released in May during the ABC up fronts and, if picked up, may air in late 2012.) Further details TBA. (Source: Digital Spy).
Gilles Marini Chosen as The Face of AXIST -
Perry Ellis International has chosen Gilles Marini to be the face of its new Axist clothing line. Citing his effortless style, worldly wisdom and off-the-cuff wit, Axist said Marini was "the perfect embodiment of the brand. Athlete, family man, actor and dancer, this French-born Italian soccer-player has truly experienced many of the things life has to offer. Known both on the big screen and the small screen ... no one exemplifies this aesthetic more than Marini." Be sure to visit the Axist website for behind-the-scenes video, downloadable wallpaper and many other goodies.
Gilles Marini to Host Prestigious Festival de Télévision in Monte Carlo -
Gilles Marini is hosting the prestigious Festival de Télévision in Monte Carlo this June. According to their website, "America’s new darling, the 'Fabulous Frenchman' all the TV studios in LA are talking about, will be acting as Master of Ceremonies for the famous Golden Nymph ceremony." Recognizing the honor of being asked to host the Festival, Marini said [via twitter] that the news was "amazing" and he was "so proud." Details on the Festival de Télévision de Monte Carlo are available at their website.
ABC Family Sets Premiere Date for Switched at Birth, TV By the Numbers (November 3, 2011) -
ABC Family has set the premiere date for its smash summer hit, Switched at Birth, and according to TV By the Numbers the season will be a roller-coaster ride with Gilles Marini right in the middle of it. "This season, the families must deal with the arrival of Bay's biological father Angelo (Gilles Marini) inflaming old passions and creating new rivalries. All in all, everyone struggles to navigate family dynamics that seem to be getting more, not less, complicated."
Family Photo: The Marini’s Carnival Cuties, People Magazine (October 27, 2011) -
Gilles Marini and wife Carole bring their kids to the Camp Ronald McDonald For Good Times' 19th Annual Halloween Carnival. The kids have fun, Gilles mingles with fans and signs autographs and best of all, they raise a lot of money for charity!
Curses! Gilles Marini Reveals Who Swears the Most on Modern Family's Set, Wet Paint (October 27, 2011) -
Gilles Marini in a monkey suit? Not quite, he and the Modern Family had so much fun, Gilles says they could create a monkey character and he'd do it. He also shares a few of the backstage hijinx in this short Wetpaint interview.
"Fabulous Frenchman" Gilles Marini Wows the Crowd at Beckstrand Cancer Gala, DailyPilot.com
(October 26, 2011) -
Gilles Marini "wowed" the crowd at the 2011 Diamond & Pearl Ball, a major fundraising gala for the Beckstrand Cancer Foundation, but he was also there to help raise money for this amazing organization. According to the Daily Pilot, "They called it An Evening at Moulin Rouge, and the funds raised, a whopping $1.3 million in donations, will go to funding life essentials for people fighting cancer. Monies will pay rent, buy food, keep kids in school and in general assist cancer patients from facing total financial ruin as they fight for their lives."
TV Ratings: ABC's Modern Family Beats World Series in Key Demo, The Hollywood Reporter (October 20, 2011) -
Gilles' episode of Modern Family was a smash hit! While ratings for every other series went down, Modern Family went up in the ratings -- even airing against the World Series!
Gilles Marini Previews His Modern Family Visit, Hints at Big Switched at Birth 'Skeletons', TVLine.com (October 19, 2011) -
In this wide ranging interview, TVLine tackles Gilles about his "sexually ambiguous" visit to Modern Family, making the leap to comedy and why this hitcom is so personally inspirational to him. The conversation then turns to Marini's upcoming stint on the ABC Family gem, Switched at Birth. "You never know what my character is going to bring. He's got a lot of skeletons in the closet. He's trying to make all his mistakes go away. Will he make it happen? How many things are they going to find out about him? There’s a lot going on. I'm thrilled to play someone like that."
Modern Family Exclusive: Gilles Marini to Confuse Cameron's Gaydar, TVLine.com (September 20, 2011) -
Matt Mitovich reports exclusively on Gilles' upcoming guest-stint on the ABC smash hit, Modern Family. He notes that the storyline is "sure to befuddle Cameron and Mitchell. In a Season 3 episode, Marini will guest star as Julian, a friend of a friend of Cameron and Mitchell’s whom they both assume is gay. That assumption, however, proves to be erroneous when the boys invite Claire (Emmy winner Julie Bowen) on a rare 'fun night out' and end up leaving her with Julian –- and in short order it becomes clear that this fella is very, very straight." (Be sure to see our Appearances page for airdate and further details.)
Brothers & Sisters Gilles Marini Heats Up NBC's Chelsea Handler Sitcom, The Hollywood Reporter (September 20, 2011) -
The Hollywood Reporter says Gilles Marini is on a roll. Not only is he heating up the screen with a "steamy scene" on the new Chelsea Handler sitcom, Are You There Vodka, it's Me Chelsea, he's landed guest stints on TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland, ABC Family’s Switched at Birth, and a newly announced appearance on ABC's Emmy-winning Modern Family. "I'm on cloud nine right now, flying high." (Be sure to see our Appearances page for airdate and further details.)
Dancing Alum Gilles Marini Does Some Gay Cruising on Cleveland, E!Online (September 12, 2011) -
Marc Malkin shares all the details of Gilles' upcoming role in Hot in Cleveland exclusively revealing that "The French heartthrob has landed himself a gig on the hit TV Land series' upcoming third season. And he has quite the gay old time with the show's stars. The former Brothers & Sisters star will appear on the show as the captain of a gay cruise ship. Victoria (Wendie Malick) and Joy (Jane Leeves) are invited for a trip on the boat after they got married during a boozy night in Canada. Both fall for the captain. In other words, it sounds like the two ladies may be outed as straight after pretending to be same-sex loving partners to help revive Victoria's soap opera acting stardom." (Be sure to see our Appearances page for airdate and further details.)
Gilles Marini Guest Stars on Hot in Cleveland as it Begins Filming Third Season, Cleveland.com (September 13, 2011) -
Hot in Cleveland starts season three with a raftload of guest stars. Gilles Marini joins such luminaries as Sandra Bernhard, Laura San Giacomo, Kathie Lee Gifford, and one of the cable sitcom's executive producers, Sean Hayes (Will & Grace). (Be sure to see our Appearances page for airdate and further details.)
Kirk Douglas - Gilles Marini Overjoyed By Kirk Douglas' Play Approval, Contact Music (August 15, 2011) -
Gilles and his co-stars have received rave reviews for their performances in Center Theatre Group's critically acclaimed play, This, but one review stands out above the rest. Kirk Douglas caught the play and sent a personal letter of thanks to the cast. Contact Music has all the details of this prized review.
ABC Family's Switched at Birth is Cable's No. 1 New Series of Summer 2011, TV By the Numbers (August 9, 2011) -
Gilles' episode of "Switched at Birth" was ABC Family's highest rated show of the summer (and second highest rated series ever)!
LA Review: This, Playbill.com (August 8, 2011) -
Playbill says "Marini excels as the amused new member of this coterie, giving us a smart outside perspective on the peculiar group dynamics." See for yourself as the Center Theatre Group presents the critically acclaimed play, This, through the end of August.
(See our appearances page for ticket info, here.)
VIDEO: "Gilles Marini on Access Hollywood Live", AccessHollywood.com (August 5, 2011) -
Gilles chats with Kit Hoover and Billy Bush in a heart-warming interview about guest-starring on ABC Family’s Switched at Birth as Bay’s biological father. "So, has this role given him any insight on what to expect when his daughter grows up?" The season finale of Switched at Birth will air Monday, August 8 at 9pm/8c."
"Gilles Marini Has This Certain Something ...", LA Stage Times (August 2, 2011) -
The LA Stage Times raves about Gilles' new role in the critically-acclaimed play This. "Gilles Marini is treading the boards for the first time ever in Melissa James Gibson’s drama This, at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre. But then he’s accustomed to tackling new experiences. More than a pretty face, he’s a bona fide renaissance man. ..."
VIDEO: "Actor Gilles Marini on Good Day L.A." MyFoxLA.com (August 5, 2011) - Gilles joins the always hilarious crew at Good Day LA to chat about his role in the critically acclamed Melissa James Gibson play This as well as his role at Bay's father, Angelo, in ABC Family's top-rated show Switched at Birth.
"Gilles Marini's French Trick for Feeding Kids on the Fly" Parade Magazine (July 15, 2011) - Gilles shares how he feeds the entire Marini clan on the fly. "I grew up in a little bakery in France. My father would bake everything, and I was eating, eating, eating—8 to 10 pastries a day!" Learn how to make this simple yet satisfying recipe for your family!
"Switched at Birth Summer Finale Preview: Welcome Gilles Marini" TVFanatic.com (August 8, 2011) - Don't miss the fireworks as Gilles guest-stars in ABC Family's smash hit, Switched at Birth Monday, August 8th at 9pm. TVFanatic says, "He may be easy on the eyes, but Gilles Marini will make life difficult for almost everyone on Switched at Birth tonight. ... 'This man showing up in Daphne’s life is going to be a huge problem for her,' the actress tells TV Line. 'Her reaction is very strong to what he does.'"
"This, Featuring Saffron Burrows, Eisa Davis and Gilles Marini Begins West Coast Run" Playbill.com (July 30, 2011) - Melissa James Gibson’s new play This begins previews at the Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre July 30, prior to an official opening Aug. 7. Directed by Daniel Aukin, the production runs through Aug. 28 and features a cast that includes Saffron Burrows, Eisa Davis, Glenn Fitzgerald, Gilles Marini and Darren Pettie.
"Gilles Marini: I 'Absolutely’ Want to Adopt'" People.com (July 25, 2011) - "Gilles Marini is no longer lending his good looks to create adorable children. The actor and former Dancing With the Stars finalist says he and wife Carole are done reproducing — but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily over having children...."
"Travel the World with Gilles Marini" (June 6, 2011) - Lovely interview with Gilles about his photography and adventures in travelling the world.
"Gilles Marini Makes a Splash with Family in Hawaii" People.com (June 25, 2011) - People Magazine caught up with Gilles and the entire Marini family as they played with dolphins, enjoyed the surf and logged some much-needed R&R in Hawaii.
Gilles Marini Receives Humanitarian Award from Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund - It was a gala evening of music and excitement to celebrate service to the community. The Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships but also honors pillars of the community, those who can serve as "perfect role models for our scholarship recipients to emulate." This year Gilles was chosen to receive their Humanitarian award presented by Olympia Dukakis. "In his acceptance speech, Marini noted that his father had taught him that 'when you do something from the heart, you should not expect to get anything in return ... only with education you can get knowledge and wisdom.'"
"Gilles Marini reminds Valerie Harper of Paul Newman" Zap2it (May 6, 2010) -
Sean Hayes and others might not understand the appeal of Dancing With the Stars, but Valerie Harper sure does: "'When Gilles Marini was on it ... ' she stops to collect herself and segues into an anecdote about Paul Newman, who had the same mesmerizing effect as Marini. Not that we blame her. Marini has that effect on a lot of people."
"Brothers & Sisters: EP Says Time Leap is Likely For Season 5" Zap2it (May 4, 2010) -
Hold onto your seat-belts, Brothers & Sisters will most likely being doing the time warp, fast-forwarding their 5th season by about a year. Executive Producer David Marshall Grant shares that "Luc and Sarah will be well into their relationship." Good news for Gilles -- and good news for fans of Luc Laurent!
"Brothers & Sisters Promotes Luc" Buddy TV/Entertainment Weekly (May 3, 2010) -
EW's Michael Ausiello breaks the news fans have been waiting for: ABC has signed Gilles Marini as a regular cast member for season 5 of Brothers & Sisters. Buddy TV writer Maria Gonzalez calls Gilles the fans' "favorite French import." Let the celebrations begin!
"Gilles Marini, the Hottest French Connection" Zap2it/News Tribune (April 2, 2010) -
Although this article reiterates much of the Zap2it article by Jacqueline Cutler, below, The News Tribune publishes the interview in its entirety, including Gilles discussing immigrating to the United States, leaving home at 15 and why he loves America. Don't miss it.
"Inteview: Gilles Marini" Entertainment Focus (February 9, 2010) -
Nothing is off-limits in this UK interview as Gilles chats about working with the cast of Brothers & Sisters', "acting royalty" Rachel Griffiths and how he feels about his famous Sex and the City: The Movie role.
"Luc and Sarah to Be Brothers & Sisters' New Power Couple?" Buddy TV (April 18, 2010) -
"Ever since Gilles Marini invaded the set of Brothers & Sisters, the audiences have been ecstatic in tuning in to the show. It's no wonder the writers (and the network) have given the thumbs up on focusing on his character even more. That is, despite the misfortunes regarding his visa...."
"Brothers & Sisters': Gilles Marini sizzles as Luc" Zap2it (March 31, 2010) -
Jacqueline Cutler of Zap2it loves tv and loves Gilles Marini as well. Her article shares the many reasons women "sigh" over Gilles, including quotes from co-star Rachel Griffiths: "He is the best-natured person I ever met. He is one of those truly thankful, grateful people bestowed with too many gifts and has the good grace to know that." The Oscar- and Emmy-nominated actress also wants people to know that Gilles "is a really good actor."
"Ouch! Dancing With the Stars' Top Five Injuries" E! Online (March 22, 2010) -
Marc Malkin features a "Top 5" list most stars would rather not be on, counting down stars who have suffered the most painful injuries on DWTS. Included is E!'s "favorite French sex symbol [who] became an instant hit" but also "suffered inflammation of his groin during rehearsals before the season premiere. After coming 'thisclose' to winning, Marini also underwent surgery to treat a separated shoulder."
Gilles Plays Poker to Support Haiti and the Milton Hershey School Entertainment Today (March 19, 2010) -
Gilles and other Hollywood notables turned out for the GBK pre-oscar event and celebrity poker tournament. "[The] charity benefited Help for Orphans International and HUFH: Hollywood Unites for Haiti, a non-profit group founded by actor Jimmy Jean-Louis (who played the "Haitian" on Heroes). The Milton Hershey School was also represented, handing out Hershey candies and raising awareness of the Milton Hershey legacy that provides education, housing, food and clothing to students in financial and social need." According to reporters, "hunk Gilles Marini didn't have much of a poker-face, because the biggest smile would break out on his handsome face whenever he had a good hand." For more pictures be sure to check the press section of our Gallery page for photos.
"Celebs Step Out For 'A Night At Sardi's'" ET Online (March 21, 2010) -
"Alzheimer's has afflicted loved ones of celebs such as Seth Rogen and Gilles Marini. Along with a long list of other philanthropic stars, such as Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, they came together to raise money last Thursday at the 18th Annual "A Night at Sardi's" event in Beverly Hills. ... Beyond the rock-hard muscles, Gilles tapped into his softer side for the occasion. 'Every 70 seconds, someone is being diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Obviously I have people in my family with Alzheimer's...I believe it touches everyone and it's important to get rid of this disease and helping with what we do here is crucial.'" For more pictures be sure to check the press section of our Gallery page for photos.
POLL: Who is Most Handsome Man in the "Handsome Men's Club?" Hollywood Life (March 8, 2010) -
Watch Gilles in Jimmy Kimmel's "Handsome Men's Club" skit then be sure to vote in the poll at the bottom of the page asking, "WHO is the most handsome man in the Handsome Men's Club?" And for more pictures be sure to check the press section of our Gallery page for photos.
"Jimmy Kimmel Organizes the Handsome Men's Club" E! Online's Uberblog (March 8, 2010) -
Jimmy Kimmel asks Gilles and a host of A-listers guest-star in his annual (and infamous) post-Oscar celeb-studded skit. He's rounded up a bunch of the dreamiest guys in Hollywood for the Handsome Men's Club. See the video on YouTube through the link above, and be sure to check the press section of our Gallery page for photos.
"A Ride For Others’ Lives" Glendale News Press (March 1, 2010) -
Gilles joined friend and fellow Hollywood United Football Club player Jimmy Jean-Louis (NBC's Heroes) in the "Ride 4 Haiti" event. The ride benefited the nonprofit Hollywood Unites for Haiti, which Jean-Louis founded in 2008 out of a need to help the children of his impoverished homeland. For pictures of Gilles and Jimmy, as well as others at the end-rally gathering, be sure to check out the press section of our Gallery page. For more info and how you can help, visit Jimmy Jean-Louis' foundation, Hollywood Unites for Haiti (www.hufh.org).
"Sexy Gilles Marini Pours it On For B&S" Hollywood Exclusive by Beck/Smith (February 27, 2010) -
Famed Hollywood columnist Marilyn Beck weighs in on Gilles ("Be still our beating hearts") with a heart-warming profile that hints at a surprising twist in his character, Luc Laurent's, background. (See link above for entire article.)
"Gilles Marini, Cheryl Hines Discuss Family Reunion on Brothers & Sisters" Yahoo TV Blog (February 22, 2010) -
Reporter Lizbeth Scorbo hosts a Q&A session with Gilles, as well as guest-star Cheryl Hines, covering such topics as "what it's like joining such a big cast full of equally big names, how their new roles differ from the ones that first made them famous, and why they were both surprised to learn what kind of TV shows 17-year-old boys are watching." And speaking for women everywhere, she declares, "[Marini will] resume his role as the tall, dark, and oh-so-handsome Luc Laurent, the love interest of frazzled single mom Sarah, giving fortysomething women everywhere a little hope. (Even if it is just fiction…)" (See link above for entire article.)
"Brothers and Sisters: Happy Heartbreak" Los Angeles Times (February 22, 2010) -
"There was cause for celebration and for sadness on Sunday night's Valentine-themed Brothers & Sisters. The first reason to cheer: Luc's back! Sarah's sexy French artist returned, and we finally got to see one of his pieces, an abstract painting that helped him earn his way back into Sarah's heart. Luc didn't get too much screen time in the episode, but we'll definitely see more of him -- Gilles Marini is on the show until the end of the season - and hopefully next." (See link above for entire article.)
"Gilles Marini: 'Luc Will Complicate Brothers and Sisters'" Buddy TV (2/22/2010) -
"Despite that late Valentine's Day episode on Brothers & Sisters, it was still a big success thanks to Gilles Marini. He's slowly becoming the focus of the show these days ..." (See link above for entire article.)
"Gilles Marini: Luc and Sarah Are an 'Old-Fashioned Love Story'" TV Guide Online (February 18, 2010) -
"It's Valentine's Day on Sunday's Brothers & Sisters (OK, a week late) and Sarah Walker will find herself with more than one suitor as her former French flame, Luc Laurent, returns to throw a wrench into her love life." (See link above for entire article.)
Gilles Marini To Be a "Brothers & Sisters' Series Regular Next Season?" BuddyTV Online (February 16, 2010) -
"On an interview with Zap2it, Gilles Marini revealed that things are looking good with regards to his contract on the series. His contract has been extended to the next season of Brothers and Sisters, which certainly merits a hooray from the fans." (See link above for entire article.)
"Exclusive First Look at La Vida" Urbandaddy.com (February 14, 2010) -
Gilles' is a partner in Hollywood's newest hot restaurant and lounge, La Vida, which opened its doors to the public and to charity with a grand opening event benefitting Haiti. UrbanDaddy.com provides an exclusive look the "sprawling new Mediterranean wonderland," calling it "unprecedented" and raving about the Spanish-influenced Cali cuisine and interior. A slide show highlights architectural features such as the white plaster-arched dining courtyard partially covered by overhanging barrel-vaulted beam and a main dining room which sits under a canopy of hand-blown glass fixtures and features a gold tiled fireplace. (Map and reservation information also provided.)
Video: Gilles Works Out to Benefit March of Dimes (January 27, 2010) -
Watch Gilles as he works out with friend and EA SPORTS Active spokesperson Nancy O’Dell during her "Active for Life" celebrity charity event in support of March of Dimes. Gilles and other celebrities created personalized EA SPORTS Active workouts and avatars that were saved to autographed custom Wiis. Fans can bid through February 10th for the chance to own a one-of-a-kind Wii, autographed and custom-created with Gilles' exclusive workout by visiting www.charitybuzz.com (Gilles' auction can be found here). All proceeds from the auction will benefit March of Dimes.
"What Would Jackie Watch: Brothers & Sisters" TV Guide Online (January 27, 2010) -
Jackie Collins, author of more than two dozen New York Times bestsellers that have sold 400 million copies, talks to TV Guide about her favorite show: Brothers & Sisters. "I love this show because it never disappoints. There’s always something new going on, like Rachel Griffiths’ steamy affair with the ultra sexy Gilles Marini ... playing an even sexier version of himself with great gusto and great lips!" Collins raves about other elements of the show as well but closes the article with a special plea: "Oh yes, and note to the producers – bring back Gilles Marini, he raises the heat factor!"
"TV's Top 10 Best Guest Stars of the Season" Yahoo TV Blog (December 11, 2009) -
Television Without Pity and the Yahoo TV Blog place Gilles at number five on their Top 10 Best Guest Stars of the Season list, proclaiming, "His impromptu dance lessons brought both some fun (Justin's wedding lesson), and some much-needed poignancy (Nora's waltz lesson by the pool) back to the show."
Supermodels Unlimited: Celebrity Most Beautiful Edition (December 2009) -
Gilles is featured on the cover of Supermodels Unlimited's "Most Beautiful Celebrities" for 2009. Copies may still be available by calling Supermodels Unlimited at (877) 798-5994.
"Gilles Marini Returning for More Brothers & Sisters" TV Guide Online (October 20, 2009) -
Gilles Marini, who completed a five-epiode arc on ABC's Brothers & Sisters as Luc Laurent "will return for four additional episodes with the possibility of more beyond that, TVGuide.com has confirmed. ABC could not specify an airdate for his second set of episodes, but his rep said they will start in January."