Fulton Mackay (1922–1987)


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Fulton Mackay was born on August 12, 1922 in Paisley, Scotland. He was an actor and writer, best known for his portrayal of authoritarian prison warder Mr Mackay in one of the BBC's most popular sitcoms, Porridge (1974), as well as appearing in Local Hero (1983), Defense of the Realm (1985) and Doing Time (1979). He was married to Sheila Manahan. ... See full bio »

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(age 64) in London, England, UK

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Doing Time Mackay
(1979)
The Avengers Glover / Master / Professor Chadwick
(1967-1969)
Porridge Mr. Mackay
(1974-1977)
(1983)

Filmography

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 1999 Comedy Greats: Ronnie Barker (Video)
Mr. Mackay
 1987 A Wreath of Roses (TV Movie)
Morgan Beddoes
 1986 The Great Paper Chase (TV Movie)
McColl
 1986 The Holy City (TV Movie)
Hughie
 1986 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Luciano
- Death and Venice: Part Two (1986) ... Luciano
 1985 A Drop in the Ocean (Short)
 1985 Defense of the Realm
Victor Kingsbrook
 1985 Dreamchild
Gryphon (voice)
 1985 Mann's Best Friends (TV Series)
Hamish James Ordway
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Hamish James Ordway
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Hamish James Ordway
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Hamish James Ordway
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Hamish James Ordway
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Hamish James Ordway
 1985 Water
Eric
 1984 Night Train to Murder (TV Movie)
Mackay
 1984 Sleepwalker
Restaurant Proprietor
 1983-1984 Fraggle Songs (TV Series)
The Captain (UK version)
- The Bells of Fraggle Rock (1984) ... The Captain (UK version)
- The Invasion of the Toe Ticklers (1984) ... The Captain (UK version)
- Boober's Quiet Day (1984) ... The Captain (UK version)
- Doozer Is as Doozer Does (1984) ... The Captain (UK version)
- Wembley and the Great Race (1984) ... The Captain (UK version)
 1984 Scotland's Story (TV Series)
Lord Advocate
- Of Government and Man (1984) ... Lord Advocate
 1984 To Catch a King (TV Movie)
Hitler
 1984 Diana (TV Mini Series)
Blackler
- Part Four - June 1934 (1984) ... Blackler
- Part Three - June 1933 (1984) ... Blackler
 1983 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series)
 1983 Shelley (TV Series)
The Tramp
- Of Cabbages and Kings (1983) ... The Tramp
 1983 Local Hero
Ben
 1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Edward
- The Moles (1982) ... Edward
 1982 Britannia Hospital
Chief Superintendant Johns: Administration
 1975-1982 Crown Court (TV Series)
Desmond Creeley / Mr. Daniel Timmins / Dr. Alexander McKernan
- Window Shopping: Part 3 (1982) ... Desmond Creeley
- Window Shopping: Part 2 (1982) ... Desmond Creeley
- Window Shopping: Part 1 (1982) ... Desmond Creeley
- Beauty and the Beast: Part 1 (1977) ... Dr. Alexander McKernan
- Hunger Strike: Part 3 (1975) ... Mr. Daniel Timmins
 1981 Strangers (TV Series)
Morton
- The Flowers of Edinburgh (1981) ... Morton
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Austin Miller
- Going Gently (1981) ... Austin Miller
 1981 If You Go Down in the Woods Today
Colonel Norriss
 1981 The Life and Times of David Lloyd George (TV Mini Series)
Bonar Law
- Win or Lose (1981) ... Bonar Law
- An Honourable Peace (1981) ... Bonar Law
 1981 A Sense of Freedom
Inspector Davidson
 1980 The Lost Tribe (TV Mini Series)
Dr. Harris
- There Are No Scotch Jews (1980) ... Dr. Harris
 1976-1980 Scene (TV Series)
Robert Service
- After the Gold Rush (1980) ... Robert Service
- Choices (1976)
 1979 Doing Time
Mackay
 1978 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Widgery
- The Smile That Wins (1978) ... Mr. Widgery
 1978 The Foundation (TV Series)
Sam Wyatt
- Exit Line (1978) ... Sam Wyatt
- Partial Eclipse (1978) ... Sam Wyatt
- Power Without Glory (1978) ... Sam Wyatt
- Power Play (1978) ... Sam Wyatt
- Values and Valuations (1978) ... Sam Wyatt
 1978 Going Straight (TV Series)
Mr. Mackay
- Going Home (1978) ... Mr. Mackay
 1973-1977 Dad's Army (TV Series)
Doctor McCeavedy / Captain Ramsey
- The Miser's Hoard (1977) ... Doctor McCeavedy
- We Know Our Onions (1973) ... Captain Ramsey
 1977 Here I Stand... (TV Series)
John Knox
- Knox (1977) ... John Knox
 1977 King of the Castle (TV Series)
Hawkspur / Spurgeon
- Episode #1.7 (1977) ... Spurgeon / Hawkspur
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... Hawkspur
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Hawkspur
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Spurgeon
 1974-1977 Porridge (TV Series)
Mr. Mackay
- Final Stretch (1977) ... Mr. Mackay
- A Test of Character (1977) ... Mr. Mackay
- Pardon Me (1977) ... Mr. Mackay
- Rough Justice (1977) ... Mr. Mackay
- Poetic Justice (1977) ... Mr. Mackay
 1977 Rob Roy (TV Series)
Bailie Nicol Jarvie
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... Bailie Nicol Jarvie
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... Bailie Nicol Jarvie
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Bailie Nicol Jarvie
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Bailie Nicol Jarvie
 1971-1976 Play for Today (TV Series)
Hughie / Alec Webster / Dr. Leafer / ...
- Willie Rough (1976) ... Hughie
- Clay, Smeddum and Greenden (1976) ... Alec Webster
- Three's One (1973) ... Dr. Leafer
- Orkney (1971) ... Thomas - Celia
 1975 The Master of Ballantrae (TV Series short)
Ephrain Mackellar
- Episode #1.6 (1975) ... Ephrain Mackellar
- Episode #1.5 (1975) ... Ephrain Mackellar
- Episode #1.4 (1975) ... Ephrain Mackellar
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... Ephrain Mackellar
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... Ephrain Mackellar
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Bishop Wishart
- The Wallace (1975) ... Bishop Wishart
 1973-1974 The Vital Spark (TV Series)
Minister The Wedding / Rev Mcgubbin
- The Wedding (1974) ... Minister The Wedding
- The Vital Spark: Special (1973) ... Rev Mcgubbin
 1974 Justice (TV Series)
Judge Seaton
- Collision Course (1974) ... Judge Seaton
 1974 Shoulder to Shoulder (TV Mini Series)
Keir Hardie
- Sylvia Pankhurst (1974) ... Keir Hardie
- Christabel Pankhurst (1974) ... Keir Hardie
- Annie Kenney (1974) ... Keir Hardie
 1973 Sporting Scenes (TV Series)
Narrator
- England, Their England (1973) ... Narrator (voice)
 1973 Helen: A Woman of Today (TV Series)
Mr. Simpson
- Stephen (1973) ... Mr. Simpson
 1973 Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (TV Series)
Fowler
- The R.A.F. Reunion (1973) ... Fowler
 1973 7 of 1 (TV Series)
Mr. Mackay
- Prisoner and Escort (1973) ... Mr. Mackay
 1973 Full House (TV Series documentary)
Actor in The Man Who Knew About Electricity
- Episode #1.17 (1973) ... Actor in The Man Who Knew About Electricity
 1973 The View from Daniel Pike (TV Series)
Rioch
- Four Walls (1973) ... Rioch
 1973 Nothing But the Night
Cameron
 1972 The Edwardians (TV Mini Series)
Ross
- The Reluctant Juggler (1972) ... Ross
 1972 Late Night Theatre (TV Series)
Kluska / Rev. George Kello
- Season for Miracles (1972) ... Kluska
- Minister's Bath (1972) ... Rev. George Kello
 1972 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Benson
- Why Not? (1972) ... Benson
 1964-1972 Z Cars (TV Series)
George T. Wood / Alastair Campbell / Foxy
- Breakage: Part 2 (1972) ... George T. Wood
- Breakage: Part 1 (1972) ... George T. Wood
- Purely Medicinal Purposes: Part 2 (1971) ... Alastair Campbell
- Purely Medicinal Purposes: Part 1 (1971) ... Alastair Campbell
- Two in the Bush (1964) ... Foxy
 1972 Follyfoot (TV Series)
Mr. Wilmot, the Lock-Keeper
- Someone, Somewhere (1972) ... Mr. Wilmot, the Lock-Keeper
 1971 Gumshoe
Straker
 1971 Brett (TV Series)
Anderson
- Full Circle (1971) ... Anderson
- Trial of Strength (1971) ... Anderson
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series)
Dr. McKendrick
- Congratulations- It's a Toad! (1971) ... Dr. McKendrick
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Lindfors
- Sea Burial (1971) ... Lindfors
 1969-1970 Special Branch (TV Series)
Det. Chief Supt. Inman / Det. Supt. Inman
- Fool's Mate (1970) ... Det. Chief Supt. Inman
- Reported Missing (1970) ... Det. Chief Supt. Inman
- Error of Judgement (1970) ... Det. Chief Supt. Inman
- Sorry Is Just a Word (1970) ... Det. Chief Supt. Inman
- Love from Doris (1970) ... Det. Chief Supt. Inman
 1970 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Dr. Quinn
- Doctor Who and the Silurians: Episode 4 (1970) ... Dr. Quinn (uncredited)
 1963-1969 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Jamie / Bruce Saunders / Thomas Brown / ...
- The Will to Live (1969) ... Bruce Saunders
- Call in Cameron (1967) ... Thomas Brown
- They Do It in Africa (1966) ... Jamie
- Body and Soul (1965) ... Jamie
- Off the Hook (1965) ... Henry Brown
 1967-1969 The Avengers (TV Series)
Master / Glover / Professor Chadwick
- Bizarre (1969) ... Master
- You'll Catch Your Death (1968) ... Glover
- Return of the Cybernauts (1967) ... Professor Chadwick
 1969 The Expert (TV Series)
Judge
- The Visitor: Part 3: Judgement (1969) ... Judge
 1969 Scobie in September (TV Series)
The Watchmaker
- Episode #1.4 (1969) ... The Watchmaker
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... The Watchmaker
 1966-1969 The Saint (TV Series)
James Euston / John Everett / Willie
- Vendetta for the Saint: Part 1 (1969) ... James Euston
- The Best Laid Schemes (1967) ... John Everett
- The Convenient Monster (1966) ... Willie
 1969 Vendetta for the Saint
Euston
 1968 The Old Campaigner (TV Series)
Inspector Yardley
- White Man's Tomb (1968) ... Inspector Yardley
 1968 The Man in the Iron Mask (TV Series)
M. Baisemeaux
- The Iron Mask (1968) ... M. Baisemeaux
- The Traitor (1968) ... M. Baisemeaux
- The Two Kings (1968) ... M. Baisemeaux
- The Cage Bird (1968) ... M. Baisemeaux
- The Prisoner (1968) ... M. Baisemeaux
 1968 Letters from the Dead (TV Mini Series)
Reverend Toynbee
- A Night for Violence (1968) ... Reverend Toynbee
 1968 Frontier (TV Series)
Capt. Moncrieff
- Dasturi (1968) ... Capt. Moncrieff
- The Last of the Line (1968) ... Capt. Moncrieff
 1963-1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Ricardo / Mr. Roberts / Milton Welstead
- The Three Wives of Felix Hull (1968) ... Mr. Ricardo
- A Jug of Bread (1964) ... Mr. Roberts
- A Little Night Music (1963) ... Milton Welstead
 1968 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Wallis
- Father's Day (1968) ... Mr. Wallis
 1965-1968 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Engstrand / Eck
- Ghosts (1968) ... Engstrand
- Luther (1965) ... Eck
 1967-1968 Mogul (TV Series)
MacKenzie / Major Ruthven
- Just a Bunch of Arabs in Kilts (1968) ... MacKenzie
- Journey from the Interior (1967) ... Major Ruthven
 1967 For Schools and Colleges: Drama (TV Series)
Daru
 1967 The Newcomers (TV Series)
Counsel for the Prosecution
- Episode #1.163 (1967) ... Counsel for the Prosecution
- Episode #1.162 (1967) ... Counsel for the Prosecution
 1966 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Sgt Norris
- The Case of the Silent Policeman (1966) ... Sgt Norris
 1966 The Heart of Midlothian (TV Movie)
Ratcliffe
 1966 This Man Craig (TV Series)
Kyle / Mr. Murchie
- Whose Pigeon? (1966) ... Kyle
- Live Like a Man (1966) ... Mr. Murchie
 1966 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
James Sunridge
- The Ballad of Queenie Swann (1966) ... James Sunridge
 1963-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Bertie Reid / David Roberts / Hankey Bannister / ...
- Strife (1965) ... David Roberts
- The Edwardians #1: The Walls of Jericho (1965) ... Hankey Bannister
- For King and Country #1: Out There (1963) ... Scotsman
 1965 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Cullen
- Andover and the Android (1965) ... Cullen
 1965 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Ron Ashton
 1965 Jury Room (TV Series)
Alex Fairlie - Juror
- The Sandyford Mystery (1965) ... Alex Fairlie - Juror
 1965 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
George Wilson
- Episode #1.814 (1965) ... George Wilson
- Episode #1.813 (1965) ... George Wilson
- Episode #1.812 (1965) ... George Wilson
- Episode #1.811 (1965) ... George Wilson
- Episode #1.810 (1965) ... George Wilson
 1964 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Vincent MacMaster
- Parade's End #2: No More Parades (1964) ... Vincent MacMaster
- Parade's End #1: Some Do Not (1964) ... Vincent MacMaster
 1964 Witch Wood (TV Series)
Marquis of Montrose
- White Magic (1964) ... Marquis of Montrose
- The Wood at Beltane (1964) ... Marquis of Montrose
- The Call (1964) ... Marquis of Montrose
 1964 Between the Lines (TV Series)
 1964 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Bob Gorman
- "The Homecoming" (1964) ... Bob Gorman
- A Job for the Major (1964) ... Bob Gorman
 1962-1964 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Minister / Norman Curtis
- Studio '64: The Devil and John Brown (1964) ... Minister
- Drama '62: Teeth of Treason (1962) ... Norman Curtis
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Dr. Swinburne
- August for the People (1964) ... Dr. Swinburne
 1962 Private Potter
Soldier (uncredited)
 1962 Mystery Submarine
Leading Torpedoman McKerrow
 1962 A Prize of Arms
Cpl. Henderson (uncredited)
 1962 The Double Blind (TV Movie)
The Governor of Batou
 1961 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Dr. Graham
- Episode #1.89 (1961) ... Dr. Graham
- Episode #1.69 (1961) ... Dr. Graham
- Episode #1.68 (1961) ... Dr. Graham
- Episode #1.50 (1961) ... Dr. Graham
- Episode #1.41 (1961) ... Dr. Graham
 1961 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Larry
- Episode #2.36 (1961) ... Larry
 1961 Why Bother to Knock
Hotel Receptionist (uncredited)
 1961/II Time Remembered (TV Movie)
The Ghilly
 1958-1961 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Wilson / Dr. Johnson
- The House with the Green Shutters (1961) ... Wilson
- Dr. Angelus (1958) ... Dr. Johnson
 1961 Theatre 70 (TV Series)
Bernard Webber
- Chance Witness (1961) ... Bernard Webber
 1960 Mess Mates (TV Series)
Willie McGuinniss
- The New Broom (1960) ... Willie McGuinniss
- Widow's Wooing (1960) ... Willie McGuinniss
- Night Train to Grimsby (1960) ... Willie McGuinniss
- Croaker's Day of Power (1960) ... Willie McGuinniss
- Croaker's Baby (1960) ... Willie McGuinniss
 1960 Tunes of Glory
Provost / Guard Sergeant (uncredited)
 1960 The Army Game (TV Series)
Macherty
- Happy New Year (1960) ... Macherty
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mac
- No Friendly Star (1959) ... Mac
 1959 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Train Guard
- The Money Game (1959) ... Train Guard (uncredited)
 1959 World Theatre (TV Mini Series)
Villager / Lacroix
- Brand (1959) ... Villager
- Danton's Death (1959) ... Lacroix
 1954 The Last Moment
Paddy (segment: 'The Sensible Man')
 1953 Scotch on the Rocks
Andrew Flett
 1953 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Paddy
 1952 The Brave Don't Cry
Dan Wishart (as Fulton MacKay)
 1952 I'm a Stranger
Alastair Campbell (as Fulton MacKay)
 1952 Music at Night (TV Movie)
Rupert Amesbury
 1951 Puck of Pook's Hill (TV Series)
Young probationer
- A Centurion of the Thirtieth (1951) ... Young probationer
 1949 Sarah Simple (TV Movie)
Amyas Bendish
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Show Show Self (11 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (13 credits)

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Other Works:

He acted in Diego Fabbri's play, "Man on Trial", at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with David Kossoff, Margaret Tyzack, Ronald Harwood, Anthony Newlands, Bernard Kay, Richard Gale and Jean Cadell in the cast. Chloe Gibson was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Aeneas MacBride | Fulton MacKay

Spouse:

Sheila Manahan  (his death)
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Trivia:

He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1984 Queen's New Year Honours List for his services to drama. See more »

Trademark:

A close cropped moustache and brusque clipped mode of speech

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