Originally Gordon was trained to be a classical singer within the Edinburgh branch of the National Youth Choir of Scotland. When the opportunity arose to star in Currie Community High School's Christmas shows, it came at a price. He was forced to choose between, continuing with the choir, or trying out musical theatre, due to a rehearsal conflict. In the end Gordon chose musical theatre and he has never looked back since.
In his high school years, Gordon took part in three school productions, playing roles such as Nick Piazza in Fame the Musical and Arvide Abernathy in Guys and Dolls. Alongside this Gordon took part in almost every school concert that came along singing a range of classical songs to operetta to musical theatre.
In 2010, was granted the opportunity to take part in a production of The Mikado with the Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan society at only 16 years of age. This was his first experience of Topsy Turvydom and he caught the G&S bug, returning to EDGAS to perform in Iolanthe (2012), The Yeomen of the Guard (2013) and later Ruddygore (2017). With EDGAS Gordon also got his first experience in understudying, learning roles such as Leonard Meryll and Sir Despard Murgatroyd. Away from EDGAS, Gordon also performed the role of Frederic in a production of Pirates of Penzance with Seaham Theatre Productions (now known as In Your Face Theatre Seaham) and with Four Tarts and a Couple of Pears, portrayed the role of Aescalapius Carboy in Arthur Sullivan and Bolton Rowe's The Zoo at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
His life changed when he got the email in June 2013 to say he had successfully auditioned to play the role of Inspector Javert in Les Misérables: School Edition with Captivate Drama. Gordon performed in two runs of the show first in August 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and again in April 2014 during the Easter Holidays.
Gordon attempted to study Performing Arts (and then drama) at the University of Sunderland in 2013-2015 but decided that it wasn't for him, so instead took part in a variety of performances playing notable roles such as Rab Henshaw in Sunshine on Leith (with First Act Theatre), Adolfo Pirelli in Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Friends of Tyne Theatre and Opera House - now Tyne Theatre Productions), Malcolm, the Magic Mirror in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (East Durham College, Peterlee) and later Simon Zealotes in Jesus Christ Superstar (Tadcaster theatre Company).
In July 2015, Gordon returned to Edinburgh to play the role of Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods at the Edinburgh Playhouse as part of the Stage Experience's 10th anniversary celebrations, under the direction of Peter Corry. He was then asked to also double up and play the Wolf in the same production.
His first professional acting job in his career was when he landed a job at the York Dungeon for Halloween 2015, playing a variety of roles including a plague doctors assistant, an executioner's assistant and a Roman Soothsayer. His time here was cut short due to the Boxing Day flooding in York, so Gordon was made redundant in March 2015. Fortunately his luck changed when the performance manager of the Edinburgh Dungeon contacted him and after a successful audition Gordon properly moved back to Edinburgh in May 2016.
Gordon went on to star in a couple of amateur productions in Edinburgh after this, most notably playing Simon Stride and Spider in Jekyll and Hyde (Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group) and Zeke Baylor in High School Musical (Shoogly Peg Productions)
When Gordon isn't working in the darkest depths of the Edinburgh Dungeon his hobbies include Autograph Collecting, Cross Stitching, Reading, Sudoku Puzzles, Airfix and tasting the different coffee on offer in Edinburgh's independent coffee shops and cafes.
Elephants will be Gordon's first proper experience of playing a non-musical role and he is very excited to be involved in the production.
- Biography taken from the programme for Elephants (2017)