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Ian Pirie Aberdeen Actor

Biography of Aberdeen actor Ian Pirie with his film TV and stage performances:

Ian Pirie is an actor from Mastrick in Aberdeen, Scotland. He got the acting bug whilst performing during amateur dramatics in between his welding job for an Aberdonian refrigeration company. He decided to become a full time actor and gave up his work as a welder and moved with his wife and children to London in 1992.

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Les Miserables

He appeared in the 2013 film Les Miserables as Babet alongside Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.

Da Vinci's Demons

In Da Vinci's Demons as Captain Dragonetti in 2013.

The Wee Man

As the Police Sergeant in The Wee Man 2013.

Black Watch

Ian Pirie starred in the National Theatre production of Black Watch which included a run at the Aberdeen Exhibition Centre in October 2010. Black Watch was about the Regiment's tours of Iraq and how the soldiers coped after the war.

Musical Sunshine On Leith

Ian still returns to his native Aberdeenshire and in May 2007 he appeared at His Majesty's Theatre to act in the musical Sunshine On Leith which told the story of two army buddies who returned to Edinburgh from the war in the desert. The story of their life is accompanied by songs from favourite Scottish group The Proclaimers. IanPirie plays a gospel priest and barman who supports the football team Hibernian (The Reid brothers are staunch Hibs supporters) and narrates the bar scenes. He also plays Rab, the father.

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TV Appearances

Actor Ian Pirie has appeared on television in the following programmes:

Dalziel and Pascoe (A Game Of Soldiers) as Jake Hawkins
Casualty (Spiteful God) as John Chalmers
The Knock as Holroyd
Green Eyed Monster as Dave
Grange Hill as a tramp
The Bill as a Scottish drug dealer
Eastenders as a reporter
Family Affairs
Life Support


The films that Ian Pirie has acted in include:

Gangs of New York as the Slaughter Housers Irish Gang Leader
Die Another Day as Creep

Theatre Appearances

Theatre appearances of Ian Pirie include:

The Merry Wives of Windsor as Bardolf (Stratford Upon Avon)
Postman Rings Twice as Warder/Dawson (Playhouse Theatre, London, England, UK)
The Ha'penny Bridge as George Aitken (Cork Opera House)
Les Miserables as Jean Valjean (London West End Palace Theatre),
Jesus Christ Superstar as Peter and Annas (Lyceum Theatre)
A Tale Of two Cities as Gabrielle (Windsor, Theatre Royal and Birmingham Alexander)
Robin of Sherwood as King Richard (Liverpool Playhouse)
Bouncers as Judd (Northcott Theatre)
Huis Clos as Garcin (Aberdeen Arts Centre)
Extremities as Raul (His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen).
Notre Dame as Quasimodo (London's West End)

Ian Pirie is married to Jacqueline. Their son is called Daniel and their daughter is called Hannah.

Ian is a trained welder and studied a YTS course in welding. His first full time job was making cold container stores and ice bunkers for ships. His father was a blacksmith and Ian became a top welder, achieving a G6.

Despite living in London IanPirie remains a Dons supporter.

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