Monday, 6 February 2017

Old Photograph Robert Urquhart Scotland

Old photograph of Robert Urquhart who was born on 16 October 1922 in Ullapool, Scotland. He was a Scottish character actor who mainly worked in British television during his career. Having initially entered the Merchant Navy, he won an ex Serviceman's scholarship to train at RADA. Urquhart made his stage debut in 1947, while his first film role was in You're Only Young Twice. He appeared in many television shows of the detective, special agent genre, such as Department S, Callan, The Professionals, Man in a Suitcase, The Avengers, and opposite Patrick McGoohan in the episodes of Danger Man entitled English Lady Takes Lodger and It's Up To The Lady, and as the title character in The Man with the Foot. He also played the lead role in Jango, a short lived 1961 production by Associated Rediffusion. Urquhart also starred as Wing Commander MacPhearson in the 1970s series Pathfinders. His wife was Jean Urquhart. He died in Edinburgh on 21 March 1995.

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