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John Gordon Sinclair

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John Gordon Sinclair (born 1962, Glasgow) is a Scottish actor most famous for playing Gregory in Gregory's Girl. He was born as Gordon John but took the stage name 'John Gordon Sinclair' because Equity already had a Gordon John registered. He joined Glasgow's Youth Theatre after he visited one night and met fellow fan of Canadian progressive rock group Rush, Robert Buchanan. As a result he starred in a number of films by director Bill Forsyth, perhaps the most famous of which was 1981's Gregory's Girl, shot when he was 19 years old. He reprised the role nearly two decades later in Gregory's Two Girls, and also appeared in Forsyth's Local Hero. He has continued to act on stage and screen. Other roles include parts in Goodbye Mr Steadman, Mad About Alice Gasping and Roman Road. He was also in the first series of LWT's Hot Metal and both the radio and television sitcom An Actor's Life For Me. He played Dan Weir in Espedair Street, the BBC Radio 4 adaptation of the Iain Banks novel, as well as playing the lead part of Dr. Finlay in the Radio 4 series entitled Adventures of a Black Bag. He appeared in the 1982 Scottish squad's World Cup song "We Have a Dream", a number 5 hit in the UK, which was written and performed by BA Robertson. It featured John Gordon Sinclair speaking his recollection of a dream about Scottish football success. He later revived this Scottish footballing connection by narrating the 2006-07 BBC Scotland documentary series That Was The Team That Was. John Gordon Sinclair played Frank McClusky, a leading character, in the 1990 John Byrne TV serial "Your Cheatin' Heart". He also appeared in "Local Hero". Sinclair played one of the main characters in the Tesco TV adverts in the late 1990s and early 2000s alongside Prunella Scales and Jane Horrocks. He most recently appeared in the West End in The Producers playing the part of Leo Bloom alongside Fred Applegate. He voiced all the male characters (except for Finbar) in HIT Entertainment's Rubbadubbers. He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1995 for Best Actor in a Musical for his 1994 performance in "She Loves Me". Sinclair also performed the part of "Master of Ceremonies" in Mike Oldfield's premiere performance of Tubular Bells II at Edinburgh Castle in 1992. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Gordon Sinclair , licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Feb 4, 1962 In Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
36
First Appeared:
In the movie That Sinking Feeling 1980-10-01
Latest Project:
Movie Miss Marx 2020-09-17
Known For
Poster of Miss Marx
Poster of Rubbadubbers
Poster of Erik the Viking
Poster of Wogan
Filmography
Movie Miss Marx Friedrich Engels 2020-09-17
Series Traces Drew Cubbin 2019-12-09
Movie Long Night at Blackstone Pat Tomorrow 2018-04-02
Series Ill Behaviour 2017-07-22
Movie Diana and I Gordon 2017-09-04
Movie Nico, 1988 Richard 2017-10-12
Movie West Skerra Light Bill 2016-10-31
Movie World War Z Navy SEAL Commander 2013-06-20
Series Mad About Alice Unknown 2004-01-23
Movie Roman Road Matt Bancroft 2004-12-31
Series Agatha Christie's Marple Unknown 2004-12-12
Series Rubbadubbers Tubb, Terence, Reg 2003-09-02
Movie The Many Lives of Albert Walker DC George Meyrick 2002-03-24
Series Murder in Mind D.S. Paul Bannister 2001-04-22
Movie James Bond Down River Unknown 2000-02-26
Movie Gregory's Two Girls Gregory Underwood 1999-10-15
Movie My Summer With Des Cameron 1998-05-25
Series Loved by You Unknown 1997-03-11
Movie The Brylcreem Boys Richard Lewis 1996-11-14
Series Nelson's Column Unknown 1994-02-17
Movie Self Catering Henry 1994-10-04
Movie Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells II Master of Ceremonies 1992-01-01
Series An Actor's Life For Me Unknown 1991-11-14
Series Your Cheatin' Heart Frank McClusky 1990-10-11
Movie Your Cheatin' Heart 1990-10-11
Movie Erik the Viking Ivar the Boneless 1989-09-01
Series Snakes and Ladders Gavin Sinclair 1989-10-17
Movie The Girl in the Picture Alan 1986-01-01
Movie "I Thought Maybe I'd Get to Meet Alan Whicker": A Conversation with Bill Forsyth Unknown 1986-12-31
Movie Local Hero Ricky 1983-02-17
Movie Walter and June Graham 1983-04-30
Series Wogan Himself 1982-05-04
Movie Britannia Hospital Gregory 1982-05-27
Movie Living Apart Together Zak's barman 1982-11-29
Movie Gregory's Girl Gregory (as Gordon John Sinclair) 1981-04-23
Movie That Sinking Feeling Andy 1980-10-01