Alan McHugh

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Alan McHugh
Born Glasgow, Scotland
Alma mater RSAMD
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer
Years active 1991-present
Notable work Limmy's Show
Rab C. Nesbitt
I Dreamed a Dream

Alan McHugh is a Scottish actor, comedian and writer. He is best known for his roles in television shows such as Taggart (as Assistant Chief Constable Strathairn), Take the High Road,[1] Limmy's Show, and Rab C. Nesbitt. He co-wrote the jukebox stage musical I Dreamed a Dream about the rise of Scottish singer Susan Boyle alongside fellow comedian Elaine C. Smith.


McHugh has writing credits with I Dreamed a Dream and numerous pantomimes among them.[1][2] He starred in the Scottish soap opera Take the High Road as local policeman Tony Piacentini. His theatre work includes Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Cinderella. As well as writing pantomimes, McHugh also plays characters in them and has become a part of a double act with his friend and fellow actor Jordan Young.

In 2014, he appeared in the stage play Sunset Song as John Guthrie. He has appeared twice before in national tours of the play, starring as Chae Strachan and Long Rob in 2002 and 2008 respectively. McHugh also appeared as the dame in the pantomime run of Beauty and the Beast at His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen in late 2014.[3]



  1. ^ a b "Alan McHugh". 3 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Panto king Alan takes time out to act". 29 January 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  3. ^ Stewart, Catriona (2014-10-22). "Alan sets off into the Sunset - before he turns into a dame". Evening Times. Retrieved 2014-10-25.

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