Welcome to Daniel Gillies Fan, a fansite dedicated to Daniel Gillies and his character Elijah Mikaelson on the CW's The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. The site will be expanded into a full Daniel site later down the road, but for now it will be Elijah-centric. We hope you will enjoy what the site has to offer thus far and check back often for all the latest news and more.

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Ann   March 27th, 2015   The Originals No Comments

“Night Has a Thousand Eyes” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

DAHLIA ARRIVES TO NEW ORLEANS — Desperate to find a way to vanquish Dahlia (guest star Claudia Black), Klaus (Joseph Morgan) soon finds himself face-to-face with another deadly threat – Mikael (guest star Sebastian Roché). Meanwhile, as Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and Rebekah (guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers) work with Freya (guest star Riley Voelkel) to track Dahlia’s whereabouts, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) prepare a safe house in Algiers with the help of Josephine (guest star Meg Foster). Elsewhere, determined to protect Hayley and baby Hope, Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) approaches Hayley with a risky idea that leaves her conflicted. Finally, Aiden (guest star Colin Woodell) finds himself torn between his loyalty to Jackson and his secret alliance with Klaus. Danielle Campbell also stars. Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Ashley Lyle & Bart Nickerson (#218). Original airdate 4/13/2015

Ann   March 19th, 2015   Gallery Updates, The Originals No Comments

The gallery has been updated with HD screencaptures of Daniel Gillies in this week’s The Originals episode titled Save My Soul. Enjoy the new additions.

Stef   January 8th, 2014   The Originals, Videos No Comments

Stef   January 8th, 2014   Gallery Updates, The Originals No Comments

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Stef   January 8th, 2014   The Originals, Videos No Comments

Stef   January 8th, 2014   Interviews, The Originals No Comments

Switching gears to “The Originals,” there appears to be a connection between Elijah and the hybrid Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin). What does she stir up in him?
Forbidden fruit. I don’t think they’re a good match. It’s kind of gross if you think about it. Let’s just take this intimacy to its natural conclusion. They have sex. What does that mean when your brother’s child is within her? There’s something obscene about it. But it’s sort of wonderful in an independent film kind of way. For this show, I’m certainly not excited about the relationship. I also think the fans of the show are a little bit over it. Who knows? What do I know? I don’t know anything. I think the people who turned to our show were really hoping and praying there wouldn’t be a love triangle. Unfortunately, that’s kind of the convention that’s been thrown at them. That said, I know we’re making the best of it that we possibly can. We just continue to see where it takes us.

Elijah is all about keeping the family together, but you can only be stabbed in the back, or in their case, in the heart, so many times. What have you enjoyed about the sibling dynamic between Elijah and Klaus?
Elijah is clearly sick. He’s clearly demented in that he pledges allegiance to this man, because there doesn’t seem to be any apparent reason why he would give himself to his brother. Klaus has demonstrated nothing in the show that constitutes that kind of devotion. I’ve made a decision, because I’ve sort of been forced to, that Elijah is sick. He feels in some way that he betrayed his brother for not rescuing him all those centuries ago from his fate. I think he’ll never be able to forgive himself for that. That act of non-forgiveness mutated into this self-loathing. It’s pathological. Elijah’s ill to want to keep returning to someone who clearly has no interest in his happiness or well-being.

Can Elijah be pushed too far though?
One would hope so. Otherwise, we’re creating a character that has enormous potential to be great and we’re just squandering it on nothing. Every time it seems like Elijah has said, “I’ve had enough. This is the end,” the following week it ends. He’s forgotten. That’s his illness. He has this amnesia week-to-week about all these betrayals. I think they are going to take it to a place where he finally reaches enough. He just has to reach a place of critical mass. Something has to break with this much abuse. Elijah has to reconcile himself with the fact that life has continued and it wasn’t necessarily his fault that these terrible things happened to his brother.

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Stef   January 8th, 2014   Interviews, The Originals, Videos No Comments

Stef   December 7th, 2013   Gallery Updates, The Originals No Comments

HD screencaps of Daniel in episode 1.08 and 1.09 have been added to the gallery. Enjoy the new additions.

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1.08 The River in Reverse
1.09 Reigning Pain in New Orleans

Stef   November 22nd, 2013   Gallery Updates, The Originals No Comments

New HQ stills of Daniel in episodes 1.01-1.09 of The Originals have been added to the gallery. Thanks to Ann and Far, Far Away for the new additions.

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Stef   November 18th, 2013   Interviews, The Originals No Comments

Oh, the tangled web The Originals is weaving between Klaus (Joseph Morgan), his brother Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), the werewolf girl carrying Klaus’ baby (and the potential harbinger of the apocalypse?!) after a one-night stand.

Though it’s a very slow burn, there is definitely a spark between Elijah and Hayley, one that will continue to strengthen, which of course threatens Klaus. But does Elijah and Hayley’s potential romance even stand a chance? And how will Klaus react to the bond? We chatted with Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin and Joseph Morgan to get scoop on what’s next for the trio…

We advise fans hoping for a Haylijah (Best ship name ever? Discuss!) kiss to not hold their breath.

“I think it’s a really nice bond at the moment and they’re still being very careful,” Tonkin previews. “Obviously she’s pregnant with his brother’s child and she’s not trying to get herself in a situation between two brothers or anything right now.”

“It’s all very innocent right now and kind of glances,” she continues. “There’s obviously chemistry between the two of them, but they don’t really want to act on it or know what the chemistry is.”

Gillies admits it’s “weird” that Elijah would want to pursue any kind of romantic relationship with Hayley, asking, “Could it be any more complicated and more of a minefield?”

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