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John Byrne was born to an Irish Catholic family in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He grew up in the Ferguslie Park housing scheme and was educated at the town's St Mirin's Academy before attending Glasgow School of Art from 1958 to 1963. Byrne has received three Honorary Doctorates: in 1997 he was presented with an Honorary Doctorate from the University ... See full bio »

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Double Scotch & Wry
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 1997 The Slab Boys
 1993 Screenplay (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
  X-Men (TV Series) (character: President Robert Edward Kelly - 1 episode, 1993) (characters: Dominikos Ioannis Petrakis/Avalanche & St. John Allerdyce/Pyro - 1 episode, 1993)
- 'Til Death Do Us Part: Part 1 (1993) ... (character: President Robert Edward Kelly - uncredited)
- The Cure (1993) ... (characters: Dominikos Ioannis Petrakis/Avalanche & St. John Allerdyce/Pyro - uncredited)
 1990 Your Cheatin' Heart (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- The Last Round Up (1990) ... (written by)
- Lay That Pistol Down, Babe (1990) ... (written by)
- Happy Trails (1990) ... (written by)
 1988 Arena (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Byrne About Byrne (1988) ... (writer)
 1988 The Play on One (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Normal Service (1988)
 1987 Double Scotch & Wry (Video) (scripts)
 1987 Tutti Frutti (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- A Wop-Boppa Loo-Bop a Wop-Bam Boom (1987) ... (written by)
- Love Hurts (1987) ... (written by)
- Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O (1987) ... (written by)
- Gin a Body, Dig a Body (1987) ... (written by)
- On the Road Again (1987) ... (written by)
 1986 Scotch & Wry (Video)
 1984 Crown Court (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Big Deal: Part 1 (1984) ... (writer)
 1979 Play for Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Slab Boys (1979) ... (writer)
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His play, "The Normal Service," was performed by the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company in Edinburgh, Scotland. See more »

Alternate Names:

Johnny Byrne

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He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2001 Queen's Birthday Honors List for his services to Literature and to the Theater. See more »

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