Gerard James Butler

Gerard James Butler

Gerard James Butler was born on 13 November 1969. Gerard James Butler is a Scottish actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of King Leonidas in 300, The Phantom in the 2004 film version of The Phantom of the Opera, and Gerry Kennedy in P.S. I Love You. Butler was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of Margaret Hanton and Edward Butler. His great-grandparents were from Ireland. Gerard James Butler was raised in a Catholic working-class family.

For the first two years of his life, he lived in Montreal, Quebec. When his parents divorced, his mother returned to Scotland with him and his siblings, Lynn and Brian, back to her home town of Paisley. He had no further contact with his father until he was sixteen years old. His father died of cancer when Gerard was 22.