Around 1985 Gift was chosen by Andy Cox and David Steele to be the lead singer of their new band (Fine Young Cannibals) after their old band, The Beat, had broken up. In 1990, he was named by People magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" in the world.
He has several children, but he prefers not to discuss that aspect of his personal life with the public.
In 1993, he began the first of several appearances as the evil Immortal Xavier St. Cloud in the television series, Highlander: The Series, and appeared in an episode of the Yorkshire Television series Heartbeat. He has also appeared in the movies Scandal and The Island of the Mapmaker's Wife.
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