Una McLean

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Una McLean
Born (1930-05-01) 1 May 1930 (age 86)
Strathaven, Scotland
Education Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
Occupation Actress, Comedian
Spouse(s) Russell Hunter (1991-2004)
(his death)

Una McLean MBE (born 1 May 1930 in Strathaven, Scotland) is a British actress and comedian. She is best known for appearing in pantomimes. She was married to Scottish stage and film actor Russell Hunter from 1991 until his death in 2004.

She trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and began her career at the Byre Theatre in St Andrews in 1955. She joined the Citizens' Theatre in Glasgow in 1959. From 1965 she starred in her own show for Scottish Television, Over to Una, with Glen Michael. In 1967 she starred in Scotland's first one-woman television show, Did you see Una? She has appeared in several films, including Peter Capaldi's Strictly Sinatra in 2001.

She has appeared in many pantomimes in Scotland, often starring opposite Jimmy Logan and with Stanley Baxter. She starred in Jack and the Beanstalk alongside Jimmy Logan in his last pantomime appearance at King's Theatre, Glasgow as Wondergran, a show that also featured Alyson McInnes, John Ramage, and Euan McIver. She appeared in 2007 on television in the sitcom, Still Game. She continues to play the role of Molly O'Hara in the BBC One Scotland soap opera River City.


Date Title Role Director Station
19 September 2005 The Sundowner Betty Lu Kemp BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
9 January 2008 Jimmy Murphy Makes Amends[1] Phyllis Kirsty Williams BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
8 September 2009 Meryl the Mounted[2] Bunty Lobe Kirsty Williams BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play


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