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18 September 1946 |
England, United Kingdom
Struan Rodger (born 18 September 1946) is a British actor who has appeared widely in a range of supporting roles. He appeared briefly in Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? in 1978 but his first major film role was as Eric Liddell's friend and running coach Sandy McGrath, in the Oscar-winning 1981 film, Chariots of Fire. His later films included Diamond Skulls (1989), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), The Madness of King George (1994), The Innocent Sleep (1996) and Stardust (2007).
Rodger is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Barbara Flynn's husband in the television detective series Chandler & Co. Rodger had a recurring role on Rumpole of the Bailey as Detective Inspector Brush, a police detective noted for what Rumpole perceives as flagrant abuses of the law. He is also the actor who provided the voice for the Doctor Who character Face of Boe in the stories "New Earth" and "Gridlock".
Rodger has also appeared on television in episodes of Miss Marple, Maigret, Midsomer Murders and Look and Read, as well as portraying Bonnie Prince Charlie in "Through a Glass, Darkly," a season four episode of Highlander: The Series.
In 2009, he appeared in The First Domino at Brighton Festival Fringe. In 2014, he played the mythical Three-Eyed Raven in the Game of Thrones episode "The Children"; he was replaced by Max von Sydow when the character reappeared in the sixth season.
- Emily-Ann Elliott (5 May 2009). "Bomb survivor writes Brighton play". The Argus. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
- "'Game of Thrones' Season 4 casts Struan Rodger: Is he Bloodraven?". zap2it.com. 17 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
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