Biography

Jimmy Yuill is an actor, born in 1959, in Golspie, Scotland. He is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and later joined the Renaissance Theatre Company. He has appeared in many of Kenneth Branagh's films. His most recent work saw him play the Chief Constable in "The Raven"  along side John Cusack. Yuill was also the music composer for A Midwinter's Tale and Swan Song. Most of his acting work has been in theatre, although he has played police officers on television; he is best remembered for the character Doug Kersey in the British television show Wycliffe. In June 2006 Jimmy made his first appearance in EastEnders as the recurring character Victor Brown. In October 2007, Yuill took the lead in Sophocles' Antigone as Creon, King of Thebes at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow. In 2010, he was nominated for the award of Best Male Performance for his role in a play adaption of the Testament of Cresseid by the Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland.

Jimmy Yuill is an actor, born in 1959, in Golspie, Scotland. He is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and later joined the Renaissance Theatre Company. He has appeared in many of Kenneth Branagh's films. His most recent work saw him play the Chief Constable in "The Raven"  along side John Cusack. Yuill was also the music composer for A Midwinter's Tale and Swan Song. Most of his acting work has been in theatre, although he has played police officers on television; he is best remembered for the character Doug Kersey in the British television show Wycliffe. In June 2006 Jimmy made his first appearance in EastEnders as the recurring character Victor Brown. In October 2007, Yuill took the lead in Sophocles' Antigone as Creon, King of Thebes at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow. In 2010, he was nominated for the award of Best Male Performance for his role in a play adaption of the Testament of Cresseid by the Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 29

Birthday 1956-01-01

Place of Birth Golspie, Scotland

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2013 National Theatre Live: Macbeth as Banquo
2012 Flat Lake as Murdo Strachen
2012 The Raven as Captain Eldridge
2011 Young James Herriot (3 episodes)
2011 Retreat as Doug
2010 Princess Ka'iulani as Archie Cleghorn
2009 Within the Whirlwind as Siderov
2007 Extraordinary Rendition as University Dean
2006 The Magic Flute as Queen's Commander
2006 As You Like It as Corin
2004 Ladies in Lavender as Constable Timmins
2004 The Rocket Post as James MacLeod
2001 Strictly Sinatra as Rod Edmunds
2001 Schneider's 2nd Stage as Detective Chief Inspector
2000 Love's Labour's Lost as Constable Dull
2000 Monsignor Renard (4 episodes)
1995 Hamish Macbeth (20 episodes)
1994 Frankenstein as Greigori
1994 Wycliffe (36 episodes) as DI Kersey
1993 Much Ado About Nothing as Friar Francis
1990 Paper Mask as Alec Moran
1990 Discovering Hamlet as Himself / Guildenstern
1989 Henry V as Jamy
1985 EastEnders (206 episodes) as Victor Brown
1983 Local Hero as Iain
1982 Our Winnie as Charles
1980 Death Watch
1979 A Sense of Freedom as Dunkie

Sound

1995 In the Bleak Midwinter Original Music Composer

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