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Norman Macowan (1877–1961)

Norman Macowan was born on January 2, 1877 in St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland. He was an actor and writer, known for The City of the Dead (1960), Whisky Galore (1949) and X the Unknown (1956). He was married to Violet Stephenson. He died on December 31, 1961 in Hastings, East Sussex, England. See full bio »

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 1960 The Battle of the Sexes
Jock Munro
 1960 Kidnapped
Tinker (as Norman MacOwan)
 1959 The Boy and the Bridge
Tugboat Engineer
 1959 William Tell (TV Series)
- The Unwelcome Stranger (1959) ... Andreas
 1958 Tread Softly Stranger
Danny (as Norman MacOwan)
 1958 Heart of a Child
 1957 Action of the Tiger
Trifon's Father (as Norman MacOwan)
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Jasper MacGregor
- My Heart's in the Highlands (1957) ... Jasper MacGregor
 1956 X the Unknown
Old Tom
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Reform Club Member (uncredited)
 1955 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Tom the Gatekeeper
- The Coming of Robin Hood (1955) ... Tom the Gatekeeper
 1955 Footsteps in the Fog
 1955 Where There's a Will
 1953 Scotch on the Rocks
John Rorie
 1952 Castle in the Air
 1952 The Twelfth Brother (TV Short)
Jacob (as Norman MacOwan)
 1952 The Promoter
Simeon (uncredited)
 1951 Valley of the Eagles
McTavis, ferry pilot (as Norman MacOwan)
 1951 The Dark Light
 1950 Help Yourself (Short)
Elderly husband
 1949 Whisky Galore
Captain Mac Phee (as Norman Mac Owan)
 1946 Second Chance (TV Movie)
John Macadam
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His play, "Glorious Morning," was performed at the Whitehall Theatre in London, England with Jessica Tandy, Herbert Lomas, Reginald Tate, and P. Kynaston Reeves in the cast. Claud Gurney was director. Peter Goffin was designer. See more »

Alternate Names:

Norman MacOwan | Norman Mac Owan

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Scottish stage and screen character actor, as well as playwright.

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