Gregor Fisher (Performing in Edinburgh)


Gregor Fisher is one of television’s most recognisable actors.  His television career has spanned 10 series of Rab C Nesbitt, Scotch & Wry, five series of Naked Video, as well as dramas such as Blood Red Roses and The Tales of Para Handy. He played ‘Perks’ in Carlton TV’s production of The Railway Children to great acclaim and the lead in BBC comedies Brotherly Love and Snoddy. He played ‘Squeers’ in Company Television’s Nicholas Nickleby, ‘James of the Glens’ in Kidnapped for BBC TV and ‘Mr Bumble’ in BBC TV’s six part adaptation of Oliver Twist and he starred alongside Billy Boyd in Empty for BBC2. Gregor appeared in ITV’s drama Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This as Tommy Cooper’s agent ‘Miff Ferrie’ opposite David Threlfall and in The ABC Murders

His numerous theatre credits include As You Like It, The Cherry Orchard, Juno and the Paycock and The Homecoming. He appeared in Tom McGrath’s play One, Two, Three at the Traverse which went on to the ICA and the Toronto Festival. He also successfully toured the UK with Rab C Nesbitt Live.  He  played ‘Grandpa Potts’ in the stage production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the role of ‘The Cowardly Lion’ in The Wizard of Oz at the Mayflower Theatre Southampton.  Most recently the role of ‘Granny’ in the National Theatre of Scotland s production of Yer Granny.

Pantomimes include Mother Goose at King’s Theatre, Edinburgh and Sleeping Beauty, Babes in the Wood, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and Cinderella at King’s Theatre, Glasgow.

His film credits include Another Time, Another Place, 1984, White Mischief, Richard Curtis’s Love Actually, Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino, Lassie, Wild Target and most recently, in 2015, Whisky Galore.

Gregor has won 2 Scottish BAFTA’s: the first in 1989 and again in 2012 for Best Actor for Rab C Nesbitt. The 2008 Rab C. Nesbitt Christmas Special won a Scottish BAFTA in November 2009 for Best Entertainment Programme.

His biography The Boy from Nowhere has was  published by Harper Collins in 2015