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|Occupation||Actor, playwright, comedian presenter|
Steven McNicoll is an actor, director, playwright and television presenter.
He is also known to viewers for playing the young Rab C Nesbitt in the series of the same name which stars Gregor Fisher. He also appears regularly as Bra's Jeff in Donald McLeary and Sanjeev Kohli's Sony Award winning BBC Radio 4 sitcom Fags, Mags and Bags.
Mcnicoll has also presented 4 series of the educational programme Around Scotland for the BBC. McNicoll has co written several plays for stage and radio.
In 2001, his play for BBC Radio 4, There Are Such Things, about the life and career of horror movie legend, Bela Lugosi, won the Hamilton Deane Award for best dramatic presentation from the Dracula Society. Prior to that, in 1997, as writer and actor, McNicoll was a recipient of The Herald Angel Award for his stage play Empty Jesters.
In 2005, Scottish cultural magazine the List nominated him at number 69 in their Hot 100 List which celebrated those who had made the biggest cultural impact in Scotland that year. In 2007, he starred as Sammy Fox in the critically acclaimed BBC TV comedy series Legit, which was nominated for a Rose D'or.
On stage, McNicoll has appeared in a huge variety of roles.
In 2003 he received the Leon Sinden Award for best supporting actor in Tony Roper's classic comedy/drama The Steamie. In 2005 he received plaudits for his portrayal of Oliver Hardy opposite Barnaby Power in the Tom McGrath play Laurel and Hardy, which was first performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and later transferred to the Olympia Theatre Dublin. The same year he was nominated for best supporting actor at the Theatrical Management Association awards for his portrayal of Cliff, opposite David Tennant as Jimmy Porter in Look Back In Anger which premiered at the Royal Lyceum Theatre and then transferred to the Theatre Royal, Bath.
In November 2010, McNicoll's hugely popular play 'The House' was premiered at Oran Mor in Glasgow.
In 2011, he played Toby Belch in Twelfth Night and in 2012, David O Selznick in Moonlight And Magnolias in two highly acclaimed productions directed by Rachel O'Riordan at Perth Theatre. Later that same year he was a recipient of The Argos Angel award for his performances in Paddy Cunneen's Fleeto and Wee Andy at the Brighton Festival.
McNicoll has also appeared regularly at the Kings Theatre, Glasgow in the annual Christmas pantomime.
On radio, he has worked extensively for the BBC for over thirty years, starting as a child actor, then progressing to writing and acting in plays and series for Radio 3 and 4. In July 2012 he could be heard as Pa Joad opposite Michelle Fairley in a three part Radio 4 Classic Serial adaptation Of John Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath. And with Brian Cox in episodes of McLeavy
In April 2013 he co-starred in Rob Drummond's highly acclaimed play Quiz Show that launched The Traverse Theatre's Fiftieth Anniversary Season.
He has recently appeared as an interviewer as part of Ian Lavender's Dad's Army reminiscence show "Don't tell him Pike!" which played to full houses at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe at the Assembly Rooms in 2014 and again in 2015. In 2016 he starred with Freddie Fox in the comedy horror short The Northleach Horror. Directed by David Cairns.
In 2017 McNicoll played the part of Andy for the second time, with a cast starring Mary McCusker, Carmen Pierracini, Fiona Wood and Libby Macarther in the 30th anniversary production of one of Scottish Theatre's most popular and successful plays, The Steamie, directed by it's author Tony Roper The production toured around Scotland, as ever, to packed houses and great critical acclaim.
He starred as Jean at the Royal Lyceum in Murat Daltaban's DOT theatre company's acclaimed production of Zinnie Harris' adaptation of Ionesco's Rhinoceros as part of the Edinburgh International Festival in 2017. The production is to return as part of the Lyceum season in 2018.
Selected Stage Appearance
|2014||Kill Johnny Glendenning Royal Lyceum||Bruce|
|2013||The Shawshank Redemption Assembly Rooms/The Gaiety, Dublin||Brian Hadley|
|2013||Quiz Show The Traverse||Gerry Holland||Winner: Best New Play Critic's Award for Theatre 2013|
|2012||Pygmalion Oran Mor||Henry Higgins|
|2012||Fleeto Tumult In The Clouds||DCI Martin Booth||Winner: Argos Angel Award Brighton Festival|
|2012||Wee Andy Tumult In The Clouds||Andrew Graham||Winner: Argos Angel Award Brighton Festival|
|2012||Moonlight And Magnolias Perth Theatre||David O Selznick|
|2011||Twelfth Night Perth Theatre||Sir Toby Belch|
|2011||Educating Agnes Royal Lyceum||Hamish|
|2010||While You Lie Traverse||Chris|
|2010||The Importance Of Being Earnest Royal Lyceum||Merriman/Lane|
|2007||The Merchant Of Venice Lyceum||Gratiano|
|2006||Look Back In Anger : 50 years Royal Court||Cliff|
|2006||Joking Apart Northcott Theatre||Sven|
|2005||Laurel And Hardy Lyceum/Olympia Theatre Dublin||Oliver Hardy|
|2005||Look Back In Anger Royal Lyceum/ Theatre Royal Bath||Cliff||Nominated: T.M.A Best supporting actor|
|2004||Dead Funny Borderline Theatre||Brian|
|2003||Man And Superman/The Steamie/ The Matchmaker Pitlochry Festival Theatre||Hector Malone/ Andy/ Auguste||Winner: Leon Sinden Award Best Actor|
|2001||The Comedy Of Errors Royal Lyceum||Dromio Of Syracuse|
Selected Film and TV
|2013||Katie Morag||BBC||Mr Mackie|
|2009||Joe Smeal's Wheels||Film Nouveau||Davie Bell|
|2006||Wearside Jack: The Ripper Hoaxer||Channel 4||DCI Dick Holland|
|2004||The Return Of Peg Leg Pete||Fox Searchlight||Pete|
|2002||Cry For Bobo||Forged Film||Coco|
|2001||Velvet Soup||BBC||Writer/ Performer|
|2000||Velvet Soup||BBC||Writer/ Performer|
|1994 - 2011||Rab C. Nesbitt||BBC||Young Rab C|
Selected Radio Appearances
|31 March 2003||The Life Trainer||Chaz||Lu Kemp||BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play|
|28 October 2003||The Time Between Two Tides||Loan Shark/Operator||Gaynor Macfarlane||BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play|
|8 January 2004||Bampot Central||Constable McLaren||Lu Kemp||BBC Radio 3 The Wire|
|21 August 2008||Sex for Volunteers||Joe||Kirsty Williams||BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play|
|24 December 2008||Christmas Eve||Vakula||Bruce Young||BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play|
|23 July 2010||No Help When Dead||Baxter||Kirsty Williams||BBC Radio Scotland Drama|