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Roddy McMillan

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Nationality  Scottish
Ex-spouse  Jean Bell
Role  Actor
Name  Roddy McMillan
Occupation  Actor

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Born  23 March 1923 (1923-03-23) Glasgow, Scotland
Died  July 9, 1979, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Books  The Bevellers: A Play, All in Good Faith
Movies and TV shows  The Vital Spark, Chato's Land, Hazell, The Battle of the Sexes, Morning Departure
Similar People  Charles Crichton, Michael Winner, Roy Ward Baker, Frank Launder, Seth Holt

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Roddy McMillan (23 March 1923 – 9 July 1979) was a Scottish actor and playwright, possibly most famous for his comedy role as Para Handy for BBC Scotland's television series, The Vital Spark. He also played the lead role in Edward Boyd's private eye series, The View from Daniel Pike.


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The Glasgow-born McMillan's earliest theatre work began in the mid-1940s with the Glasgow Unity Theatre. Later that decade, he began acting with the Glasgow Citizen's Company before moving on to Edinburgh's Gateway Theatre in the mid-1950s.

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He also performed in his own play, The Bevellers, which achieved success in performance at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow during 1973 and then as a televised Play for Today for BBC. McMillan also played Detective Inspector "Choc" Minty in the late 1970s private eye series, Hazell, starring Nicholas Ball.

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Selected filmography

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  • The Gorbals Story (1950) - Hector
  • Morning Departure (1950) - Leading Seaman Andrews
  • You're Only Young Twice (1952)
  • Laxdale Hall (1953) - Willie John Watt
  • The Maggie (1954) - Inverkerran Driver
  • Cat and Mouse (1958) - Mr. Pomeroy
  • The Bridal Path (1959) - Murdo
  • The Battle of the Sexes (1960) - Macleod
  • The Big Day (1960) - Bob
  • A Prize of Arms (1962) - Sgt. McVie
  • The Amorous Prawn (1962) - Pvt. McTavish
  • The Mouse on the Moon (1963) - Benter
  • Ring of Bright Water (1969) - Busdriver
  • Chato's Land (1972) - Gavin Malechie
  • Sweeney 2 (1978) - Collie
  • Death

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    Roddy McMillan died, aged 56, not long after completing filming on the second series of Hazell.


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