Elyes Cherif Gabel (born 8 May 1983) is a British actor. Of partial Indian and Tunisian descent, he was born in London and has also lived in Canada and Manchester. He has appeared in theatrical productions such as West Side Story, Oliver! and The Diary of Anne Frank. His first television role was in children's series I Love Mummy in 2002. In 2004-2007 he was a regular on the popular British medical series Casualty and was also a regular on the fourth season of Waterloo Road. Most recently he has appeared alongside Aidan Gillen on Identity.
In Game of Thrones he plays Rakharo and was announced in the role on 11 August 2010. Originally he was announced as playing the role of Jhogo, but HBO decided to change the name as it sounded too much like Drogo. He initially appeared as a guest star in the first season and returned in this role for the first two episodes of the second season.
Gabel was written out of the show in the second season after getting a role on the movie World War Z. Rakharo's activities were, to a certain extent, replaced by the new character of Kovarro, played by Steven Cole.
|Season One credits|
|Winter Is Coming||The Kingsroad||Lord Snow||Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things||The Wolf and the Lion|
|A Golden Crown||You Win or You Die||The Pointy End||Baelor||Fire and Blood|
|Season Two credits|
|The North Remembers||The Night Lands||What Is Dead May Never Die||Garden of Bones||The Ghost of Harrenhal|
|The Old Gods and the New||A Man Without Honor||The Prince of Winterfell||Blackwater||Valar Morghulis|