That can only be answered by those who know him best...and that's very few people! Those who do know him consider him a young gentleman and very professional actor.
The man who played Mr. French was not , he was a proper gentleman's gentleman.
John Russell played Stockburn in Pale Rider.
He is just like that because the creator of the show wanted him to be pale.
The "pale young gentleman" is Herbert Pocket, though Pip doesn't know it at the time.
Herbert Pocket, the "pale young gentleman" he originally encountered at Miss Havisham's when they were both young and had a fist fight.
Pip worries about his victory over the pale gentleman because he knows that he should not have picked a fight with a gentleman. He believes that the law will eventually punish him for being so disrespectful. The pale gentleman, named Herbert Pocket, later becomes friends with Pip once Pip comes into money.
A young gentleman.
Young gentleman. has written: 'The character of the beaux, in five parts ..' -- subject(s): Anecdotes, Dandies, Characters and characteristics, Jacobites 'The merry wives of Douglas' 'Poems on divers subjects' 'Thoughts on publick prayer, and on modern infidelity. By a young gentleman' 'The happy marriage; or, the turn of fortune'
Miss Havisham did not pay Pip for his services to her each time he came.
the young pale gentleman or Herbert Pocket
Herbert Pocket is a member of the Pocket family, Miss Havisham's presumed heirs, whom Pip first meets as a "pale young gentleman" who challenges Pip to a fist fight at Miss Havisham's house when both are children. He is the son of Matthew Pocket, Pip's tutor in the "gentlemanly" arts, and shares his apartment with Pip in London, becoming Pip's fast friend who is there to share Pip's happiness as well as his troubles.
J. B. McMahon has written: 'Dialogue between a young gentleman and a divine' -- subject(s): God, Omnipotence, Proof 'Dialogue between a young gentleman and a divine'