IT'S been a good year for Brian Ferguson. It's only November and the 26-year-old actor has already appeared in three shows by the National Theatre of Scotland, a company that is barely 10 months old. "I was called the National Theatre bitch," he laughs.
THIS is what it's like when you go for a drink with Una McLean and Lynn Ferguson. As soon as the barman says hello, McLean catches his accent and asks if he's Irish. No, he tells her, he's from eastern Europe. The mistake amuses McLean enough to let loose one of her trademark laughs . . .
TRIBUTE to the Laurel and Hardy actor who was born in Falkirk in 1887..
May 2005 Scotland on Sunday
THE date is September 1960. The scene, the Gateway Theatre. The occasion, the Edinburgh International Festival and a production of a play called Mary Stuart in Scotland. The climactic moment is approaching when David Rizzio, Mary’s secretary, will be murdered, causing Patricia Kneale, in the title role, to faint. It will be the job of a 20-year-old rookie actor called Brigit Forsyth to catch her before she hits the stage.
NEWS, biog and pictures of Edinburgh actor and journaist.
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