Kevin Guthrie

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Kevin Guthrie
Born (1988-03-21) 21 March 1988 (age 30)[1]
Years active2001–present

Kevin Guthrie (born 21 March 1988) is a Scottish actor. Among his best known roles are Ally in Sunshine on Leith (2013) and Ewan in Terence Davies's 2015 film Sunset Song.[2] He also performed the lead role in Peter Pan at King's Theatre, Glasgow, in 2011.[3]


Guthrie attended the PACE Youth Theatre in Paisley and appeared in small roles in television and film.[4] He studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (then the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama). He left after receiving the title role in the National Theatre of Scotland's production of Peter Pan in 2010,[5] graduating later in 2011 with a BA in Acting.[6]

Alongside theatre work, including a role in 2013's Macbeth starring James McAvoy at Trafalgar Studios,[7] Guthrie had a starring role in 2013's musical drama Sunshine on Leith. He appeared in the pilots of the British sitcoms Two Doors Down (2013) and Miller's Mountain (2014), although did not participate in the shows, which were negatively reviewed.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15] In 2015 he acted in Robert Carlyle's poorly received[16][17] directorial debut The Legend of Barney Thomson and in the role of Ewan Tavendale in Terence Davies's adaptation of the novel Sunset Song, opposite Agyness Deyn.

In 2016 Guthrie appeared in Gillies MacKinnon's remake of the 1949 Ealing Studios classic Whisky Galore!.[5] The film was widely released in the UK in May 2017. Later in the year, he appeared in Christopher Nolan's war epic Dunkirk.

Personal life[edit]

Guthrie grew up in Neilston, and has two older sisters. He is based in London.[5][4]

Select filmography[edit]


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Ratcatcher Boy uncredited
2003 Young Adam Youngster at fairground uncredited
2013 Sunshine on Leith Ally
2015 The Legend of Barney Thomson MacPherson
2015 Sunset Song Ewan Tavendale
2016 Whisky Galore! George
2016 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Abernathy
2017 Dunkirk Highlander 3
2017 Edie Jonny Wide release in mid 2018
2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Abernathy


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Terri McIntyre Dillon Series 1 regular
2003 The Key Young Danny BBC miniseries, 1 episode
2005 Still Game Thomas 1 episode
2009 Half Moon Investigations Tommy Flynn 1 episode
2010 The Adventures of Daniel James Comedy pilot
2011 The Field of Blood Sean 2 episodes
2011 Case Histories Keith Fletcher 2 episodes
2012 Restless Alfie Blytheswood TV miniseries
2013 The Paradise Nathaniel 1 episode
2013 Misfits Mark 1 episode
2013 Two Doors Down Ian TV pilot†
2014 Comedy Playhouse Conor 1 episode - "Miller's Mountain"†
2018 The Terror Peglar

† These roles were later played by Jamie Quinn and Kevin Mains respectively, when the shows were picked up for full series.


Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
2013 "Sky Takes the Soul" Sunshine on Leith: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
"I'm on My Way"
"Over and Done With"
"Make My Heart Fly"
"Let's Get Married"
"Letter From America"
"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"


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  2. ^ Harvey, Dennis (15 September 2013). "Toronto Film Review: 'Sunshine on Leith'". Variety. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  3. ^ Fisher, Mark (30 April 2010). "Review: 'Peter Pan'". Variety. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  4. ^ a b Christie, Janet (6 May 2017). "Interview: Kevin Guthrie - The Scotsman". The Scotsman.
  5. ^ a b c Didcock, Barry (29 November 2015). "Interview: From Sunset to star-light – how Kevin Guthrie is stepping out of the shadows". Herald Scotland.
  6. ^ "The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Alumni - Kevin Guthrie Interview". Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  7. ^ Nissim, Mayer (25 February 2013). "'Macbeth' review: James McAvoy is bold, brutish and brilliant". Digital Spy.
  8. ^ "Friday's best TV: Easter 1916: The Enemy Files, Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America and Boomers". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Monday's best TV: The Last Miners; Back in Time for Brixton; Our Guy in China". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Two Doors Down, BBC Two". The Arts Desk. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Mountain Goats review – 'Who are these people, who'll laugh at anything?'". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Friday's best TV". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Miller's Mountain, Comedy Playhouse - BBC, TV review: The return of Comedy Playhouse is no laughing matter". Independent. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Matt on the Box: New Tricks, Who Do You Think You Are, Mountain Goats and Young Free and Single". The Custard TV. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Mountain Goats (BBC1) Review". UK TV Reviewer. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  16. ^ "The Legend of Barney Thomson". The List. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  17. ^ "The Legend of Barney Thomson". Little White Lies. Retrieved 5 October 2017.

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