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Andrew Keir (1926–1997)

The character actor Andrew Keir (originally Andrew Buggy) was born in 1926 in the coal-mining town of Shotts in Lanarkshire, Scotland, and raised there with his five brothers John, Tom, Michael, Patrick, and Hugh and his sister Maggie. The son of a coal miner, Keir worked in the coal mines from age 14 to 20, at which point he joined the Glasgow ... See full bio »

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(age 71) in London, England, UK

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 1999 Dragonworld: The Legend Continues (TV Movie)
Angus
 1997 The Princess Stallion (TV Movie)
Fergus
 1996 Hamish Macbeth (TV Series)
Murray McMurray
- The Lochdubh Deluxe (1996) ... Murray McMurray
 1995 Rob Roy
Argyll
 1994 Dragonworld
Angus McGowan
 1989 The Shell Seekers (TV Movie)
Lawrence
 1988 Wipe Out (TV Mini-Series)
Prof. David Thompson
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Prof. David Thompson
 1988 The One Game (TV Series)
Lord Maine
- Monday (1988) ... Lord Maine
- Sunday (1988) ... Lord Maine
- Saturday (1988) ... Lord Maine
 1988 The Play on One (TV Series)
John Tagg
- The Party (1988) ... John Tagg
 1987 The Party (TV Movie)
 1987 One by One (TV Series)
Erskine Bruce
- A Dying Breed (1987) ... Erskine Bruce
 1986 Screenplay (TV Series)
Mr. Campbell
- Knowing the Score (1986) ... Mr. Campbell
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series)
Sandy Ross
- Blood Hunt (1986) ... Sandy Ross
 1986 Boon (TV Series)
Murdoch Johnstone
- Something Old, Something New (1986) ... Murdoch Johnstone
 1984 Haunters of the Deep
Captain Tregellis
 1984 Murder Not Proven? (TV Series)
Narrator
- A Big Romping Boy (1984) ... Narrator (voice)
- Death on the Mountain (1984) ... Narrator (voice)
- Open Season (1984) ... Narrator (voice)
 1982-1983 King's Royal (TV Series)
Morrison
- Episode #2.8 (1983) ... Morrison
- Episode #2.7 (1983) ... Morrison
- Episode #2.6 (1983) ... Morrison
- Episode #2.5 (1983) ... Morrison
- Episode #2.4 (1983) ... Morrison
 1982 People V Scott (TV Movie)
Sir Walter Scott
 1982 Marco Polo (TV Mini-Series)
Old Shepherd
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Old Shepherd
 1982 The World Cup: A Captain's Tale (TV Movie)
Sir Thomas Lipton
 1982 Badger by Owl-Light (TV Series)
Insp. Chapman
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Insp. Chapman
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Insp. Chapman
 1981 Boswell for the Defence (TV Mini-Series)
 1981 Lion of the Desert
Salem
 1980 Square Mile of Murder (TV Series)
Host
 1979 Meetings with Remarkable Men
Head of Sarmoung Monastery
 1978 Absolution
Headmaster
 1978 Kidnapped (TV Mini-Series)
Cluny
- Over the Highlands (1978) ... Cluny
 1978 The Thirty-Nine Steps
Lord Rohan
 1976-1977 The Outsiders (TV Series)
Charlie Cole
- The Last Campaign (1977) ... Charlie Cole
- Ambush (1977) ... Charlie Cole
- Opal Strike (1977) ... Charlie Cole
- Charlie Cole Esq. (1977) ... Charlie Cole
- Sophie's Mob (1977) ... Charlie Cole
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Wickham Steed
- Dress Rehearsal (1974) ... Wickham Steed
 1973 Smike! (TV Movie)
Mr. Squeers / Mr Steele
 1973 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Father Matthew
- Catholics (1973) ... Father Matthew
 1972 Sunset Song (TV Mini-Series)
John Guthrie
- The Song (1972) ... John Guthrie
- Harvest (1972) ... John Guthrie
- Seed Time (1972) ... John Guthrie
- Drilling (1972) ... John Guthrie
- Ploughing (1972) ... John Guthrie
 1971 Zeppelin
Von Gorian
 1971 The Night Visitor
Dr. Kemp
 1970 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Jim Harland
- The Harland Affair (1970) ... Jim Harland
 1970 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Robert Kelvin
- Emma's Time (1970) ... Robert Kelvin
 1970 Adam's Woman
O'Shea
 1970 The Borderers (TV Series)
Elliott of Blackwood
- Hostage (1970) ... Elliott of Blackwood
 1970 The Last Grenade
Gordon Mackenzie
 1970 Manhunt (TV Series)
Robespierre
- Fare Forward, Voyagers (1970) ... Robespierre
 1969 The Royal Hunt of the Sun
Valverde
 1969 The First Lady (TV Series)
McGeely
- A Cross for Sarah (1969) ... McGeely
 1968 The Saint (TV Series)
Gilbert Kirby
- The Scales of Justice (1968) ... Gilbert Kirby
 1968 The Champions (TV Series)
Dr. John Newman
- The Ghost Plane (1968) ... Dr. John Newman
 1968 Attack on the Iron Coast
Captain Franklin
 1968 Pere Goriot (TV Mini-Series)
Vautrin
- Gilded Youth (1968) ... Vautrin
 1967-1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Col. James / Crawley
- Get-A-Way! (1968) ... Col. James
- The Fear Merchants (1967) ... Crawley
 1968 Late Night Horror (TV Series)
Dr. Petra Gheria
- No Such Thing as a Vampire (1968) ... Dr. Petra Gheria
 1968 The Revenue Men (TV Series)
McGeely
- Sentimental Value (1968) ... McGeely
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Ramsden Curtis
- The Curtis Affair (1968) ... Ramsden Curtis
 1967 Z Cars (TV Series)
Mr. Grangeman
- The Nose on Your Face: Part 2 (1967) ... Mr. Grangeman
- The Nose on Your Face: Part 1 (1967) ... Mr. Grangeman
 1967 The Long Duel
Gungaram
 1967 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
George Lockyer
- By the Mark Twelve (1967) ... George Lockyer
 1966 Macbeth (TV Movie)
Macbeth
 1966 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Andrew
- Four Triumphant: St Andrew (1966) ... Andrew
 1966 This Man Craig (TV Series)
Harry Tasker / Mackie
- Swimmer in a Shallow Cup (1966) ... Harry Tasker
- The Search (1966) ... Mackie
 1966 The Fighting Prince of Donegal
Lord McSweeney
 1965 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
The Piper
- The Phantom Piper of Tannochbrae (1965) ... The Piper
 1965 Lord Jim
Brierly
 1964 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Poppa McCabe
- The Quick and the Dead (1964) ... Poppa McCabe
 1964 The Massingham Affair (TV Series)
Superintendent Blair
 1964 The Midnight Men (TV Series)
Mayo Khunz
- Promise to Kill (1964) ... Mayo Khunz
- The King's Business (1964) ... Mayo Khunz
- The Proxy (1964) ... Mayo Khunz
- Time of Danger (1964) ... Mayo Khunz
- The King Shall Die (1964) ... Mayo Khunz
 1964 The Devil-Ship Pirates
Tom, Harry's father
 1963 Torpedo Bay
O'Brien
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series)
Winstanley
- Comrade Jacob (1962) ... Winstanley
 1962 The Pirates of Blood River
Jason Standing
 1962 Sir Francis Drake (TV Series)
Flavel
- King of America (1962) ... Flavel
 1961 Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog
Constable (uncredited)
 1961 Soldier, Soldier (TV Movie)
Soldier
 1961 The Devil's Hands (Short)
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Chaplain
- A Subject of Scandal and Concern (1960) ... Chaplain
 1960 Tunes of Glory
LCpl. Campbell
 1960 The Day They Robbed the Bank of England
Sergeant of the Guard
 1959-1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Jock
- Money to Burn (1960) ... Jock
- The Survivor (1960) ... Jock
- National Treasure (1959) ... Jock
 1959 H.G.Wells' Invisible Man (TV Series)
Hassan
- Man in Power (1959) ... Hassan
 1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
 1958 Tread Softly Stranger
Inspector Harris
 1958 Heart of a Child
Constable
 1957 High Flight
Valetta Instructor
 1957 Huntingtower (TV Series)
Farmer
- Episode #1.3 (1957) ... Farmer
 1957 The Buccaneers (TV Series)
Laird McGregor
- The Instrument of War (1957) ... Laird McGregor
 1957 The Errol Flynn Theatre (TV Series)
MacDonald
- Rescued (1957) ... MacDonald
 1957 Suspended Alibi
Sandy Thorpe
 1957 Sword of Freedom (TV Series)
Leonardo Da Vinci / Sebastiano
- Who is Felicia (1957) ... Sebastiano
 1954 High and Dry
The Reporter
 1953 Scotch on the Rocks
McKellaig
 1952 The Brave Don't Cry
Charlie Ross
 1950 The Lady Craved Excitement
Peterson
 1950 The Gorbals Story
Pub chucker-outer
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He acted in Lionel Bart and Alun Owen's musical, "Maggie May," at the Adelphi Theatre in London, England with Georgia Brown, Kenneth Haig, Barry Humphries (played Dame Edna Everage), Margo Cunningham, Janet Webb, Billy Boyle, and Julia McKenzie in the cast. Ted Kotcheff was director. Sean Kenny was designer. See more »
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Although he played Kerwin Mathews's father in The Pirates of Blood River (1962), Mathews was three months his senior in real life. See more »

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