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Hello and thank you for visiting my website. I am a native of Dumbarton and although I still consider myself a “Son of the Rock” I have lived in Cumbernauld for the past 40 years. A keen amateur actor and director, I attained professional status in 1967. In addition to my work in theatre, I have appeared in a number of popular television series, TV commercials and feature films. I am now a Life Member of British Actors’ Equity Association.

I completed my first play “Legge’s Eleven” in 1986 and since then have gone on to write 40 one act plays and three full length plays which have enjoyed in total 900 performances to date. Performances of my plays have won many festival awards for clubs throughout the country. A considerable number have been Scottish finalists and on one occasion a British finalist when “A New Interest in Life” was performed by Cardiff Telstars.

It has been my pleasure to receive on five occasions the award of the Scott Salver for the best new play in the annual SCDA one act play festival. The winning plays were “Ships and Sealing Wax” “A Brief Period of Rejoicing” “Murphy’s Law” “Agnes” and “Uncle Jimmy”. Three more plays were runners-up in the SCDA “Play on Words” competition. These were “Swings and Roundabouts” “After Enola Gay” and the very popular youth play “I Thought Cabbage was Green”. I have also had two playwriting competition successes with the Drama Association of Wales. Placed first in a competition for a youth play was “The Dust of the Street” and runner-up in an open competition was “A New Interest in Life”. This play was subsequently translated into the Welsh language and published by the Drama Association of Wales under the title of “Amser i Hau ac Amser i Fedi”. It was then performed in the short play section of the Welsh National Eisteddfod. If you require any further information, please write to:


 

       
       

Some kind words from the Critics

"Scots writers such as James Bridie, Joe Corrie, James Scotland and Harry Glass have long been a staple of the amateur movement."

Greg Giesekam, Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies, Glasgow University.

"His ability to set up a situation and carry it through with a keen sense of theatre is allied to a superb faculty for dialogue and character."

Irene Rostron G.O.D.A.

"The majority of his plays have warmth, humour and a touching insight into human relationships."

The One-Act Play Companion