15 Facts About Iain Cuthbertson


Iain Cuthbertson was a Scottish character actor and theatre director.


Iain Cuthbertson was known for his tall imposing build and his distinctive gravelly, heavily accented voice.


Iain Cuthbertson had lead roles in The Borderers, Tom Brown's Schooldays, Budgie, its spinoff Charles Endell Esquire, Danger UXB and Sutherland's Law, as well as the films The Railway Children, and Gorillas in the Mist.


Iain Cuthbertson guest starred in many prominent British shows including The Avengers, Dr Finlay's Casebook, The Onedin Line, Survivors, Ripping Yarns, Doctor Who, Z-Cars, Juliet Bravo, Rab C Nesbitt, Minder, Inspector Morse and Agatha Christie's Poirot.


Iain Cuthbertson spent two years' national service in the Black Watch.


Iain Cuthbertson managed to get the soldier cleared of the more serious charge.


Iain Cuthbertson started acting at the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre in 1958 and became General Manager and Director of Productions in 1962.


Iain Cuthbertson appeared in the pilot episode of Rab C Nesbitt as a magistrate.


Iain Cuthbertson suffered a crippling stroke in January 1982, which forced him to give up theatre for fear of forgetting his lines.


Iain Cuthbertson resumed television and film work, though, as his lines could be written on crib boards.


Iain Cuthbertson appeared in: Diamond Crack Diamond, The Onedin Line, Survivors, Scotch on the Rocks, The Adventures of Black Beauty, Minder, The Ghosts of Motley Hall, Juliet Bravo, Casualty, The Mourning Brooch, Casting the Runes and McPhee the Mother and Me.


Iain Cuthbertson is survived by his second wife, Janet Smith.


Iain Cuthbertson listed his hobbies as sailing and fishing, and, after retiring, he lived in Dalrymple, Ayrshire.


Iain Cuthbertson suffered a severe stroke in 1982, which caused paralysis down one side of his body and speech loss.


Iain Cuthbertson died in 2009 at Ayr Hospital and was cremated.