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The actor Iain Cuthbertson was born in Glasgow on January 4th 1930.

Cuthbertson was one of the finest and most acclaimed theatre actors of his generation, eventually rising to the directorship of the Citizens Theatre in the early 1960s but it his the TV work we know him. I first remember him as Charlie Endell in Budgie and it’s sequel Charles Endell Esquire but he is probably remember more for playing Procurator Fiscal, John Sutherland in Sutherland’s Law which ran between 1973 and 1976. Those a wee bit younger will of course know him as Scunner Campbell who came up against our Scotland’s first superhero played by Gudrun Ure as Supergran!!

Cuthbertson made appearances in many TV serials through the years, Z Cars, Black Beauty, The Onedin Line and Casualty, to name but a few.

His biggest film role was as Dr. Louis Leakey in Gorillas in the Mist, other films roles came in Scandal, The Railway Children and the under rated Chasing the Deer set mainly during the 45 Jacobite uprising. You can watch the film here on Youtube