Hector Nicol

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Hector Nicol
Photo of Hector Nicol performing live.jpg
Hector performing live in Scotland
Born Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Occupation Comedian, Actor, Singer
Years active 1935-1985

Hector Nicol (1920 – 2 July 1985) [1][2] was a Scottish comedian, singer and actor, who was born in Paisley, Scotland.

Acting career[edit]

Nicol starred in few shows during his career. His most notable role was that of a dying gangster in the BBC Television play Just a Boys' Game (1979) and also in A Sense of Freedom (1979). He also starred in Take the High Road, a Scottish soap opera. Nicol died at his home in Edinburgh in 1985 at the age of 65.

Singing career[edit]

Nicol wrote and sang "The Hearts Song" for Hearts, and "Glory, Glory to the Hibees" for Hibs. He also wrote and sang "The Terrors of Tannadice" for Dundee United and "Dark Blue Of Dundee" for Dundee. However, he actually supported St Mirren. His 1984 album, Bravo Juliet!, reached number 92 for one week in the UK Albums Chart.[3]


His influence was important on Scotland's more recent crop of comedians including Billy Connolly,[4] Des Clarke and Elaine C. Smith.

There are many other famous people who have stated they are fans of Hector including Sean Connery, John Barrowman and Tommy Sheridan.


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