Jo trained at the RSAMD, graduating in 2001. Other television and film credits include: Fast Empty (BBC); Wee Gems: Mighty Midge (BBC); Campus (C4); Taggart: Cause to Kill (STV); The Secret Life of Arthur Ransome (BBC); Emmerdale (ITV); and Artery (STV), as well as the short films Grief and The Mirror. Theatre credits include: House of Bernarda Alba, Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, Our Teacher’s a Troll (all for National Theatre of Scotland); The Marymass Massacre (Random Accomplice); Liar (Glasgow Citizens’ TC); Too Late for Logic (Royal Lyceum for the EIF).
Award winning British director Ken Loach gave William his breakthrough in the exceptionally successful film Sweet Sixteen, playing the leading role of Pinball. Ruane has gone on to work with Loach in two other films, Tickets and in the Cannes Festival Palme d’Or winner The Wind That Shakes the Barley. His TV credits include the dramas Kitchen, working opposite Eddie Izzard, Sea of Souls, Rebus, Taggart and the long running weekly BBC drama River City.
In a professional career spanning 20 years Derek has written, performed, directed and produced in almost every aspect of the entertainment industry. With a history of amateur performance throughout his formative years. Derek entered the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 1989, emerging three years later with a BA in dramatic studies. His on screen credits include Dr Finlay’s Casebook, Monarch of the Glen, Sea of Souls and River City.
Lesley trained at RSAMD. Theatre includes The Silver Darlings, Sunset Song (Aberdeen Performing Arts), The Cherry Orchard (Royal Lyceum), Autobahn (Theatre Jezebel / Tron), The Dirt Under the Carpet (Oran Mor / Paines Plough), Long Time Dead, Strawberries in January (Paines Plough / Traverse) Tiny Dynamite (Paines Plough / Frantic Assembly) Elizabeth Gordon Quinn, Home – Aberdeen (NTS), I Was a Beautiful Day, Shimmer, Outlying Islands, Among Unbroken Hearts, Shetland Saga (Traverse) Nightingale and Chase, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Film and TV includes Casualty and Invisible Kids (BBC1).
Michael trained in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Since graduating in 2000 he has worked extensively in theatre with credits including Nick Piazza in ‘Fame’ (UK National Tour), ‘Parking Lot in Pittsburgh’, ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Into The Woods’ (Byre Theatre), the ‘Ivor Novello 50th Anniversary Concert’ (Theatre Royal), ’One Touch of Venus’ (Covent Garden) and’ McGregor’ (Bridewell Theatre). He has appeared in numerous television commercials and provided voice-overs for many more.
Lynne trained at Langside College, Glasgow. Theatre credits include Peter Pan (MacRobert) Snow White (Citizens’ Theatre), Hello Rabbie (3rd Degree Burns), Scrooge (Citizens’ Theatre), Refuge (Eastwood Theatre), The Twits (Citizens’ Theatre), Merman (Birds of Paradise), The BFG (Citizens’ Theatre). Lynne also toured Comedy of Errors for a year in Germany with White Horse Theatre Company, and enjoyed working with Scottish Youth Theatre on the Cheviot, the Stag and the Black Black Oil.
Lawrence trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. His television credits include Garrow’s Law, Crow Road and Screen Two ‘Nervous Energy’. He starred in the award winning short film ‘ Taxi’ directed by Neil Thompson. His theatre credits include ‘The Big Picnic’, ’Burdalane’ and ‘ The Trick is to keep breathing’.
Bryan’s career to date has been marked by a number of leading and supporting roles in Hollywood and Independent film and television. The BAFTA winning actor and producer most recently starred opposite Donnie Yen in ‘Chasing The Dragon’ as the lead villain, and with Gerard Butler in last year’s London Has Fallen. He has 5 feature films releasing in 2017/2018 and will lead the principle cast for Sony in an undisclosed gaming platform in 2018. His currently developing the short film (also directed by Carter) ‘Dead End’ into a feature film with Rae Brunton.
Barbara’s television credits include Rab C Nesbitt, Your Cheatin’ Heart, River City, Rockface, Murder Rooms, Tinseltown , The Young Person’s Guide to Becoming a Rock Star, Taggart, High Road, Tutti Frutti, Dr. Finlay, Garrow’s Law, Sea of Souls, Doctors and Hamish Macbeth. Barbara’s film work includes The Wicker Man, Blood Red Roses, Slab Boys, Billy Bongo Leaves Home, Women Talking Dirty, The Last King of Scotland and Coming Home.
Born in Glasgow Rab was a member of the Glasgow youth theatre where he met Bill Forsyth. He went on to appear in Bill’s first three films, Ronnie in “That Sinking feeling”, Andy in “Gregory’s Girl” and Trevor in “Comfort and Joy”. After a few years of theatre and TV, Rab concentrated on the technical aspects of the industry. Being asked to appear in a Cameo in “Fast Romance” was a great honour and an absolute blast, getting to deliver the best four lines in the history of Cinema.
Film credits include: Solid Air, Gregory’s Girl, Local Hero, Heavenly Pursuits, and Orphans. On television Dave is best known for his long running BBC sit-com City Lights. He has made appearances on Still Game, Taggart, Rab C, Monarch of the Glen and many other shows. Dave Anderson has worked as an actor, musician and musical director for numerous Scottish theatre companies including 7:84 and Wildcat, with whom he toured music theatre round the UK, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia. His songs for The Steamie are being performed (somewhere) right now! He has collaborated on several one-man shows with David MacLennan including 47, Barking and Stardust and two of Dave’s previous shows A Walk in the Park and Tir na nOg, were performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2007 to critical acclaim, with Tir na nOg winning the MTM: UK Dress Circle Award for Best New Musical.
Vincent was born and educated in Glasgow. He has worked for most Scottish Theatre companies including: 7.84, Tag, Wildcat, Traverse, Tron, Citizens, Perth Rep, Byre Theatre, Communicado, Borderline, Arches. Television includes: Taggart, Still Game, Rab C. Nesbit, and Toughlove. Films include: Restless Natives, Trainspotting, Missing, and The Little Bird.
From “Chewin’ the Fat” to “Still Game”, from “Only an Excuse” to “River City”, Tom has barely left a Scottish TV show unturned. A skilled character actor, voice artist and musician, Tom has most recently worked on the golden globe nominated movie “ The Illusionist,” and provided a star turn in John Landis’s “Burke and Hare”. His debut album “Sweet Home Balmaha” is now available on iTunes.