Ian Colquhoun (author)

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Ian Colquhoun (/kəˈhn/ kə-HOON) is an author, actor, stuntman and Historian originally from Livingston in Scotland.[1][2] He lost his legs and was almost killed in an unprovoked assault and arson attack whilst living in the Republic of Ireland in 2002 and now wears prosthetic legs. He gives voluntary lectures to physiotherapy students at an Edinburgh University about his condition.

Livingston, Scotland highlighted in red, where Ian Colquhoun was originally from

His autobiography Burnt - Surviving Against All the Odds - Beaten, Burnt and Left for Dead. One Man's Inspiring Story of His Survival After Losing His Legs[3] was published in 2007. His second book, "Drumossie Moor: Jack Cameron, the Irish Regiment and the Battle of Culloden", describes the role of Irish troops in the 18th century Jacobite Army.[4]

Colquhoun appeared on Tiger Aspect Productions Men In White shown in the UK in October 2006 on Channel 4, as well as more recently playing a badly wounded sailor in the film Ocean of Fear, which is about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in 1945.

Colquhoun appeared on Channel 4's Richard & Judy[5] in August 2007 promoting his book and talking about his life. In October 2007 he played 'MacHendry' in episode 92 of the long running SMG drama 'Taggart'. 2007 Also saw Colquhoun appear in a highly successful promotional film that helped Scotland be awarded the 2014 Commonwealth games.


His seven book releases to date are:




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