9 October 1975
|Other names||Joe McFadden|
Joseph "Joe" McFadden (born 9 October 1975 in Glasgow) is a Scottish actor, best known for his roles in Take the High Road, Heartbeat and Holby City. He also does voice over work for Bauer Media on their Scottish stations.
The third of four siblings (two older brothers, one younger sister), McFadden was educated at Holyrood R.C. Secondary School in Glasgow, where a drama teacher saw his potential and recommended him for a small part in Taggart.
After taking a role in Take the High Road, he then developed his career in the theatre with roles as diverse as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Rent and Rainbow Kiss. He then took roles in television series Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll and The Crow Road. He came to national attention playing PC Joe Mason in Heartbeat for two series.
After that role ended in 2009, he mixed theatre work with the National Theatre of Scotland and touring in the Alan Ayckbourn play Haunting Julia, with starring in such films as The Trouble with Men and Women, Dad Savage and Small Faces.
- Strictly Come Dancing (2017) BBC1
- Holby City (2014-) BBC1
- Casualty (2009) BBC1
- Cranford (2007) mini-series
- Heartbeat (2007–2010) (TV series)
- Alien Invasion (2004) (short film)
- The Trouble with Men and Women (2003)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) (video game) (voice actor)
- Sparkhouse (2002) mini-series
- The Glass (2001) mini-series, ITV
- Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll (1999) (TV series), BBC1
- Dad Savage (1998) film
- Small Faces (1996) film
- The Crow Road (1996) mini-series
- Take the High Road (1990–97)
- Andy in "Haunting Julia", UK Tour, August 2012
- Ed in Torch Song Trilogy, Menier Chocolate Factory, London May 2012
- Writer in The Missing, National Theatre of Scotland, Tramway (arts centre) Sept 2011
- Georg Nowack in She Loves Me, Chichester Festival Theatre 2011
- Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Edinburgh Playhouse 2006/7
- Finch in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Chichester Festival Theatre 2005
- Keith in Rainbow Kiss at Royal Court Theatre, London 2006
- John in A Life in the Theatre at Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh 2004
- Claude in 15 Seconds at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 2003
- Mark in Rent at Shaftesbury Theatre, London 1998
- Sloane in Entertaining Mr Sloane at Clwyd Theatr Cymru (then Theatr Clwyd), 1997
- "Joe McFadden interview: Good grief". www.scotsman.com.
- Dowell, Ben (18 April 2007). "New heartthrob for Heartbeat". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
- Fulton, Rick (1 February 2014). "Joe McFadden: I'm happy to be acting my age at last as Holby's new hot-shot doc". Daily Record. Trinity Mirror.
- Taylor, Frances (12 August 2017). "Joe McFadden is confirmed as sixth celebrity for Strictly Come Dancing 2017". radiotimes.com. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
- The Glass (2001), IMDb, Undated.Retrieved: July 13 2015.
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