John Gordon Sinclair

John Gordon Sinclair (born 1962 in Glasgow) is a Scottish actor most famous for playing Gregory in "Gregory's Girl."

Sinclair joined the Glasgow Youth Theatre after he visited one night and met fellow fan of Canadian progressive rock group Rush, Robert Buchanan. As a result he starred in a number of films by director Bill Forsyth, perhaps the most famous of which was 1981's "Gregory's Girl", shot when he was 19 years old. He reprised the role nearly two decades later in "Gregory's Two Girls", and also appeared in Forsyth's "Local Hero".

He has continued to act on stage and screen. Other roles include parts in "Goodbye Mr Steadman", "Mad About Alice" Gasping and "Roman Road". He was also in the first series of LWT's "Hot Metal" and both the radio and television sitcom "An Actor's Life For Me". He played Dan Weir in "Espedair Street", the BBC Radio 4 adaptation of the Iain Banks novel, as well as playing the lead part of Dr. Finlay in the Radio 4 series entitled "Adventures of a Black Bag".

He appeared in the 1982 Scottish squad's World Cup song "We Have a Dream", a number 5 hit in the UK, which was written and performed by BA Robertson. It featured John Gordon Sinclair speaking his recollection of a dream about Scottish football success. He later revived this Scottish footballing connection by narrating the 2006-07 BBC Scotland documentary series "That Was The Team That Was".

Sinclair played one of the main characters in the Tesco TV adverts in the late 1990s and early 2000s alongside Prunella Scales and Jane Horrocks. He most recently appeared in the West End in "The Producers" playing the part of Leo Bloom alongside Fred Applegate.

He also voiced all the male characters (except for Finbar) in HIT Entertainment's "Rubbadubbers".

He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1995 for Best Actor in a Musical for his 1994 performance in "She Loves Me". Sinclair is currently touring in Manchester with the "The Producers".

Personal life

Sinclair was once engaged to West End singing star Ruthie Henshall.

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