|Died||17 April 2017 68)(aged|
|Known for||Rab C. Nesbitt , Two Thousand Acres of Sky|
Sean Scanlan (18 August 1948 – 17 April 2017) was a Scottish actor. He is known primarily for his many television and stage roles.
Scanlan appeared in a large number of plays and television programmes,including as Dougie the ship's mate in The Tales of Para Handy and Shug in Rab C. Nesbitt .
The Tales of Para Handy is a Scottish television series set in the western isles of Scotland in the 1930s, based on the Para Handy books by Neil Munro. It starred Gregor Fisher as Captain Peter "Para Handy" MacFarlane, Sean Scanlan as first mate Dougie Cameron, Rikki Fulton as engineer Dan Macphail and Andrew Fairlie as Sunny Jim. These four made up the crew of the puffer Vital Spark which was employed by the Campbell Shipping Company, headquartered in Glasgow and run by Andrew Campbell, Para Handy's brother-in-law and owner of the Vital Spark.
Rab C. Nesbitt is a Scottish comedy series which began in 1988. Produced by BBC Scotland, it stars Gregor Fisher as an alcoholic Glaswegian who seeks unemployment as a lifestyle choice. Rab C. Nesbitt was originally a recurring character in the BBC2 sketch series Naked Video (1986–1990).
He had a major role in Two Thousand Acres of Sky , playing Gordon Macphee, the ferryboat captain. Smaller parts include playing Kenneth McIver, the unlucky criminal brother of regular cast member TV John McIver in Hamish Macbeth.He also played the part of Duncan 'Jock' Mcevoy in Yorkshire TV's 1982 production of Airline alongside Roy Marsden and Richard Heffer.
Two Thousand Acres of Sky is a TV drama which aired on BBC Television from 2001 to 2003. It is also syndicated in the United States on PBS. It was created and written by Timothy Prager. The Executive Producer was Adrian Bate.
In 2011, he performed in Sins of the Father while rehearsing Lark, Clark and the Puppet Handy.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland,he was married to Barbara Rafferty, whom he met while performing Playing for Real.
Glasgow is the most populous city in Scotland, and the third most populous city in the United Kingdom, as of the 2017 estimated city population of 621,020. Historically part of Lanarkshire, the city now forms the Glasgow City council area, one of the 32 council areas of Scotland; the local authority is Glasgow City Council. Glasgow is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as "Glaswegians" or "Weegies". It is the fourth most visited city in the UK. Glasgow is also known for the Glasgow patter, a distinct dialect of the Scots language that is noted for being difficult to understand by those from outside the city.
Barbara Rafferty, is a Scottish actress. She is known for her roles as Ella Cotter in the long-running BBC Two sitcom Rab C Nesbitt, as Shirley Henderson and Bernie O'Hara in BBC Scotland soap opera River City, as Agnes Meldon in mystery series Hamish MacBeth, and as Grandma Mainland in the CBeebies comedy Katie Morag.
Sean Scanlan died on 17 April 2017, aged 68.
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