Brian McCardie

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Brian McCardie
Born Brian McCardie
Glasgow, Scotland
Years active 1990–present

Brian McCardie (born 22 January 1965) is a Scottish actor. He appears in Jon Baird's Filth, based on the Irvine Welsh novel of the same name, playing Dougie Gillman and is currently playing Jacob Engstrand in Richard Eyre's production of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts at the Almeida Theatre then transferring to The Trafalgar Studios in the West End.

Early life[edit]

McCardie was born in Glasgow. He attended St. Athanasius Primary School in Carluke, then Our Lady's High School in Motherwell where he began acting in amateur drama before attending the National Youth Theatre then onto Rose Bruford College (1984–87).[1]


It was McCardie's portrayal of Alasdair McGregor in the film Rob Roy (1995)[2] that brought him to wider public attention in Britain and the States.

McCardie continues to work in film and television. Recent work of note includes Murphy's Law and Lilies (BBC Northern Ireland) and the BAFTA nominated and RTS winner Low Winter Sun (Channel 4, Tiger Aspect).

  • Currently on stage in Brooklyn NY performing stage production of Isben's "Ghosts"



  1. ^ "Client Details: Brian McCardie" Retrieved: 3 March 2010
  2. ^ "Scots actor Brian McCardie follows in footsteps of siblings by joining River City". Daily Record. 3 May 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 

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