Tom Busby

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Tom Busby (born 7 November 1936, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – died 20 September 2003, Glasgow, Scotland) was a Canadian actor and agent. Among his film credits were The War Lover (1962), The Dirty Dozen (1967) as Milo Vladek, and Heavenly Pursuits (1986).

Busby was responsible for training Glasgow youngsters at Community Service Volunteers (CSV). Among his many pupils were Billy Boyd, actor (The Lord of the Rings) and Cameron McKenna, voice-over artist (STV Announcer). Busby also directed comedian Chic Murray in another version of A Christmas Carol shown in 1992 on the BBC.[citation needed]

Billy Boyd was not a pupil in CSV, he was working in the printers nearby and became friendly with me (Andy Nugent) and Cameron McKenna and Cameron made a short video of him singing.

A daughter was the novelist Siân Busby.[1]


  1. ^ Obituary: Siân Busby,, 6 September 2012.

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