Join Outlander star Brian McCardie on stage in Fife

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.

Wednesday, 17th January 2018, 6:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th January 2018, 6:07 pm
Brian McCardie

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.

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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. ‘‘