Category:Scottish male radio actors
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The following 29 pages are in this category, out of 29 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 29 pages are in this category, out of 29 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Sylvester McCoy – He was born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith in Dunoon, on the Cowal peninsula, to an Irish mother and English father, killed in action in World War II a couple of months before his son was born. His maternal grandmother was from Portadown, Northern Ireland and he was raised religious, but is now an atheist. He was raised primarily in Dunoon where he attended St. Muns School and he then studied for the priesthood at Blairs College, a seminary in Aberdeen between the ages of 12 and 16, but he gave this up and continued his education at Dunoon Grammar School. After he left school he moved to London where he worked in the industry for 5 years. He worked in The Roundhouse box office for a time, where he was discovered by Ken Campbell and he came to prominence as a member of the experimental theatre troupe The Ken Campbell Roadshow. Some years later, McCoy added an r to the end of Sylveste, notable television appearances before he gained the role of the Doctor included roles in Vision On, an O-Man in Jigsaw and Tiswas. He also appeared in Eureka, often suffering from the inventions of Wilf Lunn and as Wart, McCoy also portrayed, in one-man shows on the stage, two famous movie comedians, Stan Laurel and Buster Keaton. He also appeared as Henry Birdie Bowers in the 1985 television serial about Scotts last Antarctic expedition, McCoy also had a small role in the 1979 film Dracula opposite Laurence Olivier and Donald Pleasence, and has sung with the Welsh National Opera. McCoy became the Seventh Doctor after taking over the role in Doctor Who in 1987 from Colin Baker. He remained on the series until it ended in 1989, ending with Survival, as Baker declined the invitation to film the regeneration scene, McCoy briefly wore a wig and appeared, face-down, as the 6th Doctor. He played the Doctor in the 1993 charity special Dimensions in Time, the Seventh Doctor developed into a much darker figure than any of his earlier incarnations, manipulating people like chess pieces and always seeming to be playing a deeper game. A distinguishing feature of McCoys performances was his manner of speech and he used his natural slight Scottish accent and rolled his rs. At the start of his tenure he used proverbs and sayings adapted to his own ends, in 1990, readers of Doctor Who Magazine voted McCoys Doctor Best Doctor, over perennial favourite Tom Baker. In November 2013 McCoy co-starred in the one-off 50th anniversary comedy homage The Five Doctors Reboot, McCoys television roles since Doctor Who have included Michael Sams in the 1997 drama Beyond Fear, shown on the first night of broadcast of Five. He has also returned to play the Seventh Doctor in a series of plays by Big Finish Productions. He has also acted extensively in theatre in productions as diverse as pantomime and he played Grandpa Jock in John McGraths A Satire of the Four Estaites at the Edinburgh Festival. He played the role of Snuff in the macabre BBC Radio 4 comedy series The Cabaret of Dr Caligari, McCoy was the second choice to play the role of Bilbo Baggins in the Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. In 1991, he presented the Doctor Who video documentary release The Hartnell Years showcasing selected episodes of missing stories from the First Doctors era and he also appeared as the lawyer Dowling in a BBC Production of Henry Fieldings novel, The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling
2. Graham Crowden – Clement Graham Crowden was a Scottish actor. He was best known for his appearances in television comedy dramas and films, often playing eccentric offbeat scientist, teacher. Crowden was born in Edinburgh, the son of Anne Margaret and he was educated at Clifton Hall School and the Edinburgh Academy before serving briefly in the Royal Scots Youth Battalion of the army until he was injured in a bizarre accident. During arms drill he was shot by his sergeant, when the sergeants rifle discharged. The sergeant reportedly enquired What is it now, Crowden. to which Crowden replied I think youve shot me and he later found work in a tannery. He also played the eccentric History master in Andersons if, the role ultimately went to Tom Baker. He appeared in The Horns of Nimon as a villain opposite Baker and this was the reason why Ian Marter was originally hired, as the producers and directors considered Crowden too old to be seen running about and taking on a larger physical role. A regular role was in the BBC comedy-drama A Very Peculiar Practice as the alcoholic Dr. Jock McCannon, in 1990, he landed the role of Tom Ballard in the sitcom Waiting for God, opposite Stephanie Coles character Diana Trent, as the two rebellious retirement home residents. The show ran for five years and was a major success, in 1994, Crowden played the part of Professor Pollux in the BBC TV adaptation of the John Hadfield novel Love on a Branch Line. Crowden then voiced the role of Mustrum Ridcully in the 1997 animated Cosgrove Hall production of Terry Pratchetts Soul Music, in 2001, he guest-starred in the Midsomer Murders episode Ring Out Your Dead and also played The Marquis of Auld Reekie in The Way We Live Now. Between 2001 and 2002, he played a role in the BBC Radio 4 comedy series The Leopard in Autumn, in 2003, he made a cameo appearance as a sadistic naval school teacher in The Lost Prince. In 2005–08, he starred in the BBC Radio 4 sci-fi comedy Nebulous as Sir Ronald Rolands, in 2008, he appeared as a guest star in Foyles War. For many years towards the end of his life, he lived in Mill Hill, Crowden died on 19 October 2010 in Edinburgh after a short illness. Crowden is survived by his wife, Phyllida Hewat, whom he married in 1952, michael Palin, Halfway to Hollywood, p.162 Graham Crowden at the Internet Movie Database Obituary in The Guardian Obituary in The Independent
3. Rikki Fulton – Robert Kerr Rikki Fulton, OBE was a Scottish comedian and actor best remembered for writing and performing in the long-running BBC Scotland sketch show, Scotch and Wry. He was also known for his appearances as one half of the act, Francie and Josie. Suffering from Alzheimers disease in his years, Fulton died in 2004. The youngest of three brothers, Robert Kerr Fulton was born into a family at 46 Appin Road, Dennistoun. Fultons mother, who was 40 at the time of his birth, due to this, Fulton grew up a solitary child and developed a voracious reading habit throughout his childhood. His father was a locksmith who changed trades, purchasing a newsagent and stationery shop at 28 Roebank Street. At the age of three, Fulton and his moved to Riddrie, another district of Glasgow. There he attended the primary school but later returned to Dennistoun for his secondary education at Whitehill Secondary School. Fulton completed his education in 1939 and decided to enter the world of acting after a visit at the Glasgow Pavilion Theatre. In 1941, aged 17, Fulton joined the Royal Navy, the following year he was posted to HMS Ibis, but that November the sloop was sunk in the Bay of Algiers. Fulton spent five hours in the water before being rescued and he later joined the Coastal Forces for D-Day, travelling back and forth between Gosport and Arromanches with vital supplies. In 1945, four years after signing up, Fulton was invalided out of the Navy due to blackouts, Fulton began his professional acting career as a straight actor, mostly appearing in repertory theatre and BBC Radio, including The Gowrie Conspiracy in 1947. He also maintained a job in the stationery business with his brothers. When the bank pulled money from their enterprise, however, Fulton gave his attention to his acting career. In the early 1950s, Fulton moved to London and became the compère of The Show Band Show and he starred in pantomime and Five Past Eight in Edinburgh and Aberdeen. While working at the Kings Theatre, Edinburgh, Fulton met comedian Jack Milroy, together they created a stage double act named Francie and Josie, two Teddy Boys from Glasgow. In one of his first forays into television, Fulton brought the act to television in 1962s Scottish Television series, the series established both Fulton and Milroy as household names in Scotland. In 1970 and 1989, Fulton and Milroy were named Scotlands Light Entertainers of the Year, Fulton continued to perform regularly in pantomime and in straight theatre, mostly notably with the Royal Lyceum Company in Edinburgh and the Scottish Theatre Company based in Glasgow
4. Armando Iannucci – Armando Giovanni Iannucci, OBE is a Scottish satirist, writer, television director, and radio producer. Born in Glasgow, Iannucci studied at Oxford University and left work on a PhD about John Milton to pursue a career in comedy. Starting on BBC Scotland and BBC Radio 4, his work with Chris Morris on the radio series On the Hour was transferred to television as The Day Today. A character from series, Alan Partridge, went on to feature in a number of Iannuccis television and radio programmes including Knowing Me, Knowing You. In the meantime, Iannucci also fronted the satirical Armistice review shows and in 2001 created his most personal work, The Armando Iannucci Shows, for Channel 4. Moving back to the BBC in 2005, Iannucci created the political sitcom The Thick of It as well as the spoof documentary Time Trumpet in 2006. Winning funding from the UK Film Council, he directed an acclaimed feature film, In the Loop. As a result of works, he has been described by The Daily Telegraph as the hardman of political satire. Iannucci created the HBO political satire Veep, and was its showrunner for four seasons from 2012 to 2015, other works during this period include an operetta libretto, Skin Deep, and his radio series Charm Offensive. In March 2012, it was announced that he is working on his first novel, Tongue International and his father, also called Armando, is from Naples, while his mother was born in Glasgow to an Italian family. His father, who came to Scotland in 1950, ran a pizza factory, Iannucci has two brothers and a sister. He was educated at St Peters Primary School, St. Aloysius College, Glasgow, the University of Glasgow, and University College, Oxford, in his teens, he thought seriously about becoming a Roman Catholic priest. He abandoned graduate work on 17th-century religious language, with reference to Miltons Paradise Lost. Iannucci first received fame as the producer for On the Hour on Radio 4. Baynham was closely involved with both Morriss and Lee & Herrings work – simultaneously at one point, between 1995 and 1999, Iannucci produced and hosted The Saturday Night Armistice. In 2000, he created two pilot episodes for Channel 4, which became The Armando Iannucci Shows and this was an eight-part series for Channel 4 broadcast in 2001, written with Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil. The series consisted of Iannucci pondering pseudo-philosophical and jocular ideas and fantasies in between surreal sketches, Iannucci has been quoted as saying it is the comedy series he is most proud of making. He told The Metro in April 2007 The Armando Iannucci Show on Channel 4 came out around 9/11, people had other things on their minds
5. Gordon Jackson (actor) – Lt. Andrew MacDonald, Intelligence, in The Great Escape. Gordon Jackson was born in Glasgow in 1923, the youngest of five children and he attended Hillhead High School, and in his youth he took part in BBC radio shows including Childrens Hour. He left school aged 15 and became a draughtsman for Rolls-Royce and his film career began in 1942, when producers from Ealing Studios were looking for a young Scot to act in The Foreman Went to France and he was suggested for the part. After this, he returned to his job at Rolls-Royce, but he was asked to do more films. Jackson soon appeared in films, including Millions Like Us, San Demetrio London, The Captive Heart, Eureka Stockade. In the early years of his career, Jackson also worked in theatre in Glasgow, Worthing. In 1949, he starred in the film Floodtide, along with actress Rona Anderson and he and Anderson married two years later on 2 June 1951. They had two sons, Graham and Roddy, the same year, he made his London stage debut, appearing in Seagulls Over Sorrento. In the 1950s and 1960s he appeared on television in such as The Adventures of Robin Hood, ABC of Britain, Gideons Way. In 1955 he had a part in The Quatermass Xperiment. He later had supporting roles in the films The Great Escape, The Bridal Path, in 1969, he and his wife had important roles in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. That year, he played Horatio in Tony Richardsons production of Hamlet and he won a Clarence Derwent Award for Best Supporting Actor, Gordon Jackson became a household name playing the stern Scottish butler Hudson in sixty episodes of the period drama Upstairs, Downstairs from 1971 to 1975. In 1976, he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor for the episode The Beastly Hun, in 1974, he was named British Actor of the Year and in 1979 he was made an OBE. Jackson was cast opposite Bette Davis for the American television film Madame Sin and his next big television role was in The Professionals from 1977. He played George Cowley in all 57 episodes until the end in 1983. He played Noel Strachan in the Australian Second World War drama A Town Like Alice, from 1985 to 1986, Jackson narrated two afternoon cookery shows in New Zealand for TVNZ called Fresh and Fancy Fare and its successor Country Fare. His last role before his death was in Effies Burning, in December 1989, he was diagnosed with bone cancer, the diagnosis was too late and nothing could be done, and he died on Sunday 15 January 1990 aged 66, in London. He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium, note, TV movies are listed in the filmography
6. Andrew Keir – Andrew Keir was a Scottish actor, who rose to prominence in a number of films made by Hammer Film Productions in the 1960s. He was also active in television, and especially in the theatre and he is best remembered for starring as Professor Bernard Quatermass in Hammers film version of Quatermass and the Pit. He also appeared in the big version of the Doctor Who story The Dalek Invasion of Earth. He originated the role of Thomas Cromwell in Robert Bolts play A Man for All Seasons and his obituary in The Times described him as possessing considerable range and undeniable distinction. Keir was born Andrew Buggy in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland and he was the son of a coal miner, and had five brothers and one sister. At 14, he left school to work down the coal mine alongside his father. He started acting by chance, when he went to meet a friend at the Miners Welfare Hall, Keir was persuaded to take the minor role of a farmer in the play, and enjoyed the experience so much that he later became a regular in the groups performances. The group entered a competition in Inverness, where Keirs talent was spotted, after a few months at the Unity Theatre, he was offered a place at Glasgows Citizens Theatre by director Tyrone Guthrie. He accepted, and remained with the Citizens Theatre company for nine years, Keir made his film debut in 1950 in The Lady Craved Excitement, and performed in his first major screen role in The Brave Dont Cry. Keir also continued to act on the stage and he played Robert Burns in the pageant I, Robert Burns in 1959, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the poet. In 1960 Keir initiated the role of Thomas Cromwell in the theatrical production of Robert Bolts play A Man for All Seasons. Keirs performance in part was praised by The Times as being an arresting figure. In 1964, he was a member of the original West End cast of Lionel Barts musical Maggie May, however, it was in films where he became most prominent during the 1960s and early 1970s, particularly in Hammers famous range of Hammer Horror productions. He appeared in Pirates of Blood River, Dracula, Prince of Darkness, The Viking Queen, in 1966, Keir joined the cast list of the second Doctor Who big screen adventure, Daleks – Invasion Earth,2150 A. D. alongside Peter Cushing. Keir continued to appear on screen throughout the 1970s and 80s, in such as Zeppelin. He continued appearing in TV series well into the 1990s, guest starring in an episode of Hamish Macbeth in a part that was especially for him. His final major acting role was as John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll in the film Rob Roy, although he played a prominent role as Fergus in The Princess Stallion in 1997. Argyll was another role that one of his favourites
7. Daniel Portman – Daniel Portman is a Scottish actor. He is best known for his role as Podrick Payne on HBOs Game of Thrones, Portman, son of actor Ron Donachie, was born in Glasgow and raised in Strathbungo. He attended Shawlands Academy, where he was Head Boy in his final year and he earned an HNC in acting and performing at Reid Kerr College in Paisley. Portman has been acting since he was 16 years old and his first role was in 2010s Outcast, in which he starred as Paul. This was followed by a role in popular Scottish soap opera River City and his second film role was a small part in Scottish comedy The Angels Share. It was announced on 24 August 2011 that he was cast as Podrick Payne in the award-winning HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones and he continues to portray this role. His portrayal has received acclaim from fans on Twitter. Daniel Portman at the Internet Movie Database
8. Omar Raza – Omar Raza is a Scottish actor. He is best known for his role as Sanjay Majhu in the BBC Radio 4 comedy Fags, Mags and Bags, in 2009, he joined the main cast of Limmys Show, which aired in early 2010. In 2012, he starred in an Aldi advert where he played the role as a drive-thru worker, in 2014, he joined the cast in a BBC special about the Glasgow Commonwealth 2014 entitled Dont Drop The Baton. He has performed in venues and is a part of different companies as an actor, including Citizens Theatre, Ankur Productions, The Arches, The Stand Comedy Club. Aside from acting, he is engaged in creating Islamic artwork. He has participated in the Black History Month, during which his work was displayed in the Arthouse Hotel, Raza is heavily involved in community work. He completed his training at the BBC Actors Centre in the summer of 2010. He was involved in a film entitled The Sharp End, directed by veteran theatre, TV and film director. Raza graduated from the University of Sunderland in the summer of 2013 with a 2,1 Honours Degree in Drama. Omar starred in the web series The Aunty G Show Since graduating. Raza had a double page dedicated to him in the Evening Times about his acting career in October 2007. In 2008, Omar was shortlisted to the four for a BME Award in the Young Male of The Year Award. Raza was a finalist in the Young Scottish Muslim awards, he won the Arts, Raza was a finalist for the Cultural Diversity Award in the Young Scot Awards in 2009. He was the winner of the New Horizons awards in the Scottish Minority Ethnic Achievement Awards 2011, Raza was listed as one of Scotlands Top 50 Young Film and TV Stars, in 2012. Raza was a finalist for the Arts and Culture award from the Young Ethnic Awards, Raza was listed as a Funny Five Scot, alongside the likes of Kevin Bridges and Susan Calman, from The Scotsman Magazine, in 2014
9. Ken Stott – He is more recently known for his role as the dwarf Balin in The Hobbit film trilogy, and as Ian Garrett in the 2014 BBC TV mini-series The Missing starring alongside James Nesbitt. His mother, Antonia, was a Sicilian lecturer whose own father had previously been a priest and his father, David Stott, was a Scottish teacher and educational administrator. Stott was educated at George Heriots School, for three years in his youth he was a member of a band called Keyhole, members of which later went on to form the Bay City Rollers. This is echoed in the character he plays in Takin Over the Asylum, stotts early work focused on theatre with a notable leading role in the dramatisation of Dominic Behans play about the Northern Ireland troubles The Folk Singer. Stott appeared in roles in BBC series such as Secret Army, The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare. He also featured in an advert for the British COIs Drinking And Driving Wrecks Lives campaign and he eventually began to earn starring roles on television in the 1990s. He created the role in The Princes Play, a translation and adaptation by Tony Harrison of Victor Hugos Le Roi samuse, for the National Theatre. 2006 saw him take over the character in detective series Rebus. In 2008 Stott was nominated for a Scottish BAFTA for his performance as comedian Tony Hancock in BBC Fours Hancock and he played the father of cookery writer Nigel Slater in the BBC One adaptation of Slaters autobiographical novel Toast, opposite Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore. In 2015, Stott played Arthur Birling in Helen Edmundsons BBC TV adaptation of J. B, however, he has had occasional starring roles in the cinema, most notably opposite Billy Connolly and Iain Robertson in The Debt Collector and Plunkett and Macleane of the same year. Most recently, he has starred as Balin in the adaptation of The Hobbit. Stott played a role as Dexter Mayhews father in One Day starring Anne Hathaway. In 2008 Stott starred in another West End production of a Reza play, this time God of Carnage, alongside Tamsin Greig, Janet McTeer and Ralph Fiennes at the Gielgud Theatre. He starred in a revival of Arthur Millers A View From The Bridge at the Duke of Yorks Theatre in early 2009 and he returned to the Duke of Yorks Theatre in 2016 to play Sir in Ronald Harwoods The Dresser to great critical acclaim. Stott has a son, David, by his marriage, which ended in divorce, Stott currently lives with his girlfriend, the artist Nina Gehl. Stott is a supporter of Heart of Midlothian, with an irony, in that the character portrayed by him, Ian Rankins most well known character, Inspector John Rebus, is in fact a Hibernian supporter. 0 win,3 nominations 2 win,2 nominations 1 win,4 nominations 0 wins 1 nomination Ken Stott at the Internet Movie Database