Even a passing glance at Brian McCardie’s IMDb profile reveals an actor with a rich CV that straddles many genres and mediums – from starring alongside the likes of Liam Neeson and Michael Douglas in Hollywood blockbusters, to plying his trade in TV and theatre throughout the last three decades.
Carluke-born Brian, who made a career-changing appearance as Rob Roy’s brother in Michael Caton-Jones’ 1995 film, will recap his time on screen and stage at a unique free event which will take place in Dunfermline’s Carnegie Hall on Friday, February 2 at 7:30.
Host, Ross Owen, will sit down with Brian to discuss his path to becoming a successful actor how Brian became an actor and the different projects that he has worked on since becoming a professional actor. Tickets are available here.
Since joining a local drama group aged sixteen and playing Jesus in Godspell, Brian has achieved the rare feat of combining menace with comedy, whether it’s as a demented cop in the recent film adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s Filth, or a self-proclaimed gypsy king in the serialised spin-off of crime comedy Snatch.
Beyond acting, Brian is an accomplished writer, having recently penned and starred in his own one man play titled Connolly, based on Scots-born revolutionary James Connolly.
Currently he has diverted his focus to television drama, where he has been a part of runaway sensations such as Outlander and Fortitude.
Scott Kyle, Fife Cultural Trust’s programming manager, said: “We are delighted to have Brian along to launch the first edition of what we hope will become an established series. Our plan is to host a regular Actors Studio night throughout the year.”
“We want to bring industry professionals into our buildings to inspire the next generation of actors and hopefully give people a real insight into how to get a head start into show business. ‘‘