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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John Gordon Sinclair (born 1962, Glasgow) is a Scottish actor most famous for playing Gregory in Gregory's Girl. He was born as Gordon John but took the stage name 'John Gordon Sinclair' because Equity already had a Gordon John registered.

He joined Glasgow's 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.

John Gordon Sinclair played Frank McClusky, a leading character, in the 1990 John Byrne TV serial "Your Cheatin' Heart". He also appeared in "Local Hero". 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 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 also performed the part of "Master of Ceremonies" in Mike Oldfield's premiere performance of Tubular Bells II at Edinburgh Castle in 1992.

Description above from the Wikipedia article John Gordon Sinclair , licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John Gordon Sinclair (born 1962, Glasgow) is a Scottish actor most famous for playing Gregory in Gregory's Girl. He was born as Gordon John but took the stage name 'John Gordon Sinclair' because Equity already had a Gordon John registered.

He joined Glasgow's 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.

John Gordon Sinclair played Frank McClusky, a leading character, in the 1990 John Byrne TV serial "Your Cheatin' Heart". He also appeared in "Local Hero". 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 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 also performed the part of "Master of Ceremonies" in Mike Oldfield's premiere performance of Tubular Bells II at Edinburgh Castle in 1992.

Description above from the Wikipedia article John Gordon Sinclair , licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 30

Birthday 1962-02-04

Place of Birth Glasgow, Scotland, UK

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Also Known As

  • John Gordon-Sinclair
  • Gordon John Sinclair
  • Gordon Sinclair

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Long Night at Blackstone as Pat Tomorrow
2017 Nico, 1988 as Richard
2017 Diana and I as Gordon
2017 Ill Behaviour (3 episodes)
2016 West Skerra Light as Bill
2013 World War Z as Navy SEAL Commander
2004 Roman Road as Matt Bancroft
2004 Agatha Christie's Marple (1 episode)
2004 Mad About Alice (6 episodes)
2002 The Many Lives of Albert Walker as DC George Meyrick
2001 Murder in Mind (1 episode) as D.S. Paul Bannister
1999 Gregory's Two Girls as Gregory Underwood
1998 My Summer With Des as Cameron
1997 Loved by You (13 episodes)
1996 The Brylcreem Boys as Richard Lewis
1994 Self Catering as Henry
1994 Nelson's Column (12 episodes)
1992 Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells II as Master of Ceremonies
1991 An Actor's Life For Me (6 episodes)
1990 Your Cheatin' Heart (6 episodes) as Frank McClusky
1989 Snakes and Ladders (7 episodes) as Gavin Sinclair
1989 Erik the Viking as Ivar the Boneless
1986 The Girl in the Picture as Alan
1983 Walter and June as Graham
1983 Local Hero as Ricky
1982 Living Apart Together as Zak's barman
1982 Wogan (1 episode) as Himself
1981 Gregory's Girl as Gregory (as Gordon John Sinclair)
1980 That Sinking Feeling as Andy

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