Stewart McLean (actor)
William Stewart McLean (
March 7, 1941in Scotland, UK- August 6, 2006in Glasgow, Scotland, UK) was a much respected and admired Scottish actor, theatreadministrator, and businessman.
In his early years, he made his mark as an accomplished businessman in the setting up and managing of
photo processingfirms across Scotland. After which he pursued another passion of his, and some would say more enticing one, by working with stars of pantomime, drama, and musicalsin the south of England. He turned this passion of his into a permanent one when he went professional in the theatre world at the ripe young age of 52 in 1993. As they say, he became the oldest new boy in the business.
Mr. McLean enjoyed the respect from every performer he worked with either as an actor and as a
theatreadministrator. He worked with such UK stars as Allan Stewart, Andy Gray, Britt Ekland, Su Pollard, Gary Wilmot, Lesley Joseph, Dorothy Paul, and many others.
As an actor, he was busy in the arenas of
television, theatre, and pantomime. On the Scottish small screen he had roles in " Taggart", " Monarch of the Glen", " Doctor Finlay", " River City", " Rab C. Nesbitt" and many others. In the theatreworld, he worked on the UK tours of " High Society", " See How They Run", and "A Happy Medium". And in pantomime, he worked in " Cinderella", " Dick Whittington", " Aladdin", and " Peter Pan".
He was also a much respected tour and
stage manager. He worked in most of Scotland's most notable theatres such as The King's Theatre in Edinburgh, where he managed the annual pantomime show, which was about to celebrate it's 100th Christmas season (2006), the Byre Theatrein St. Andrews, HM Theatrein Aberdeen, and the Adam Smith Theatrein Kirkcaldy.
Stewart McLean died on
August 6, 2006at his home in Glasgow's West End just a year after a heart bypassoperation. He was divorced and survived by a son and daughter and two grandchildren.
elected TV Credits
elected Stage Credits
As Company Manager involved with such tours as:
See How They Run"
The Goodbye Girl"
* "Singular Woman"
Ken Hill's Phantom of the Opera"
* "Double Double"
* "The Dragon Variation"
*imdb name|id=0572658|name=Stewart McLean
* [http://www.thestage.co.uk/features/obituaries/feature.php/13947/stewart-mclean Stewart McLean Obituary]
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