Daniel Gillies in 2014 probably had one of the busiest schedules on television as he played feature roles in three different television shows: 'Saving Hope', 'The Originals' and 'The Vampire Diaries'. His film schedule attracted the attention of several entertainment observers who started speculating as to the reason why this talented actor would take on such a busy schedule and some people believe that it is because he might be planning to make a move to a big screen project in which he would be playing a lead role.
His two 2015 television projects, 'The Originals', a fantasy horror show which is an offshoot of 'The Vampire Diaries' and 'Saving Hope', a medical fantasy drama series ensure that producers, directors and studio executives have the opportunity to see his superb acting talent in two very different projects which helps act as both a reference and audition for possible roles.
The Canadian actor has shown through his projects that he can play almost any type of role whether it be action-adventure (Spider-Man 2) or as complex flawed character in a dramatic acting role ('The Originals') and really the only thing missing from his list of accomplishments since 2010 has been big screen stardom.
The advantage of his schedule is that once he secures a film role he can leave one of the two television shows and focus on filming the movie during his hiatus from a show. Moreover, if he becomes part of more than one movie, a very realistic possibility considering the high regard with which his acting is held in Hollywood he could devote himself completely to his movie career and leave both television projects.
He is an actor whose hectic schedule gives the impression of a man on a mission and while he has not stated publicly his goal some entertainment insiders have found in the past that when a talented actor is willing to work on multiple television projects in the same season it is often a 'sign' that the actor is preparing for a major career move and for him the next step in his career is big screen lead actor.
Daniel Gillies is a star on the small screen who is looking like he is ready to make the move to the big screen in the very near future as a leading man and when he does the one thing filmmakers will not have to worry about is can he handle a busy and heavy workload.