Stuart McQuarrie

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Stuart McQuarrie
Born (1963-03-19) 19 March 1963 (age 57)
Scotland, UK

Stuart McQuarrie (born 19 March 1963) is a Scottish actor who has starred in several acclaimed films, including Trainspotting and 28 Days Later. Besides numerous film and TV appearances McQuarrie has performed extensively in theatre throughout the UK.


McQuarrie trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) in Glasgow and soon became a highly popular actor amongst Edinburgh theatre goers before moving to London where he has played prominent roles in more controversial, new dramas by playwrights such as Sarah Kane and Anthony Neilson, amongst others. In 2006 McQuarrie returned to Edinburgh where he played himself in the critically acclaimed National Theatre of Scotland production of Realism by Anthony Neilson, for which he won the Glasgow Herald Angel award and was nominated for Best Male Actor by CATS (Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland). Charles Spencer of the Daily Telegraph wrote: "Stuart McQuarrie plays Stuart, and since Neilson, who directs his own work with panache, writes most of his plays during the rehearsal period, one wonders just how much the character is based on the actor playing him. He certainly brings a delightful, rueful quality to a man who can't make a piece of toast without burning it, or have a sexual fantasy without his mother interrupting the scenario."[1]


Title Role Director Company
House in Berlin Robert Cynthia Beatt Heartbeatt Pictures
Franklyn Gavin Clunes Gerald McMorrow UK Film Council/Film4 Productions
Hush Thorpe Mark Tonderai Warp X
Young Adam Bill David MacKenzie Recorded Picture Company
28 Days Later Sergeant Farrell Danny Boyle DNA Films
The Honeytrap Jeremy Michael Gunther The Film House
The Life of Stuff Leonard Simon Donald Prairie Pictures
Trainspotting Gav, American Tourist Danny Boyle Film4 Productions
Love Me Tender Frank Pat Harkins BBC Scotland
Blood David Saddler Nick Murphy
Closer to the Moon Dămăceanu Nae Caranfil Mandragora Movies, IFC Films
Terminator: Dark Fate Craig Tim Miller Paramount Pictures/Skydance Media


Title Role Director Company
The Crown George Thomson Various Netflix
Extras Christmas Special (2007) Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant BBC
Whistleblowers Dr. Hugh Quarrie John McKay Carnival Films
Peep Show, series 4 episode 3 "Gym" Gym manager
Rab C. Nesbitt (1992) DSS Clerk BBC Scotland
I, Lovett (1993) Black Cloud
Taggart, episode 84 "The Tenement" Michael Lynch STV Productions
Rebus, episode "The Black Book" Martin Cowan Roger Gartland STV Productions
*The Bill DCI Bruce Matthews Martin Hutchings TalkBack Thames
A Very Social Secretary Boris Johnson Jon Jones More4
The Ghost Squad Keith Warren Charles Palmer Company Pictures
Marian, Again Jimmy David Drury Company Pictures
The Golden Hour Padden Tim Leandro talkbackTHAMES
Box of Slice Dean Chris Morris talkbackTHAMES
Life Begins Guy Catherine Morshead & Charles Palmer ITV Studios
The Deal Doug Stephen Frears Granada Television
The Way We Live Now Lord Nidderdale David Yates BBC
Four Fathers Spud Dermot Boyd Sally Head Productions
The Echo Barry Diarmuid Lawrence BBC
Butterfly Collectors Faulkner ITV
Silent Witness Alastair Rogers Ian Knox BBC One
Invasion: Earth Lt. Llewellyn Patrick Lau BBC
London's Burning Magic London Weekend Television
The Peter Principle (pilot episode) Gordon Parkes Dan Patterson Hat Trick Productions
Doctor Finlay Dr. Sean McKenna Patrick Lau Scottish Television
Taggart Dougie Sarah Hellings Scottish Television
Casual+y Sgt. Peabody Sharon Miller BBC Bristol
Hamish Macbeth D.I. McEwan Patrick Lau BBC Scotland
The High Life Struane Byre BBC Scotland
Strathblair Roderick David Blair BBC Scotland
City Lights Colin Ron Bain BBC Scotland
Taggart Shug Harvey Haldane Duncan Scottish Television
Ines de Castro Pedro Ian Brown BBC Scotland
Loose Ends Spud David Blair BBC Scotland
The Justice Game George Norman Stone BBC Scotland
The Continental Jock Martin Shardlow BBC Pebble Mill


Title Role Director Venue Year
Relocated Anthony Neilson Royal Court Theatre 2008
Happy Now? Carl Thea Sharrock Royal National Theatre 2008
Realism Stuart McQuarrie Anthony Neilson National Theatre of Scotland 2006
The God of Hell Frank Kathy Burke Donmar Warehouse 2005
The Dark John Anna Mackmin Donmar Warehouse 2004
Scenes From the Big Picture Harry Peter Gill Royal National Theatre
Ivanov Michael Borkin Katie Mitchell Royal National Theatre 2002
The Taming of the Shrew Petruchio Lindsay Posner Royal Shakespeare Company 1999
Our Country's Good Max Stafford-Clark International Tour
Cleansed Tinker James MacDonald The English Stage Company, Royal Court Theatre)
Shining Souls Charlie Chris Hannan The Old Vic
The Government Inspector Dobchinhsky Jonathan Kent Almeida Theatre
Shining Souls Charlie Ian Brown Traverse Theatre
The Slab Boys Trilogy George "Spanky" Farrell Tim Supple Young Vic
The Life of Stuff Leonard Matthew Warchus Donmar Warehouse 1993
Macbeth Ross Michael Boyd Tron Theatre/Dundee Repertory Theatre
The Thrie Estaites Tom Fleming Edinburgh Festival
The House Among the Stars Edouard Ian Brown Traverse Theatre
The Life of Stuff Leonard Simon Donald Traverse Theatre
Hardie and Baird Mr. Hugh Ian Brown Traverse Theatre
Ines de Castro Pedro Ian Brown Traverse Theatre
Clocked Out Dodie Ben Twist Traverse Theatre
Loose Ends Spud Ian Brown Traverse Theatre
City Lights Barrett Ron Bain PDB)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Puck Ian Brown TAG Theatre Company
Laurel and Hardy Oliver Richard Baron Royal Lyceum Theatre
Good Morning Bill Bill Hugh Hodgart Royal Lyceum Theatre
Arsenic and Old Lace Mortimer Brewster Ben Twist Royal Lyceum Theatre
The Bevellers Charlie Kenny Ireland Royal Lyceum Theatre
Comedians Ged Murray Ian Woolbridge Royal Lyceum Theatre
The Country Wife Dorillant Hugh Hodgart Royal Lyceum Theatre
Look Back in Anger Cliff Ian Woodbridge Royal Lyceum Theatre
The Slab Boys Alan Downie Ian Woolbridge Royal Lyceum Theatre
Mother Courage Swiss Cheese Ian Woolbridge Royal Lyceum Theatre
Death of a Salesman Happy Ian Woolbridge Royal Lyceum Theatre
Charley's Aunt Charley Ian Brown Royal Lyceum Theatre
The Merchant of Venice Graciano Ian Woolbridge Royal Lyceum Theatre
The Glass Menagerie Gentleman Caller Ian Woolbridge Royal Lyceum Theatre
Hay Fever Sandy Tyrrell Hugh Hodgart Royal Lyceum Theatre
The Snow Queen Jack Alan Liddyard Dundee Repertory Theatre
Emil & The Detectives Mr Snow Bjian Shebani The National Theatre


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