In Brief: born in
Scotland, graduated from Edinburgh University, then
two years in Athens, GA at the University there. Back to
Bristol in England (two years) followed by seven years
in Norwich, England. 1985 to 1991 in
Urbana-Champaign, IL, then to New York where he
has lived since 1992, working in Manhattan and living in Westchester.
Angus trained in Edinburgh with Elna Carey whose
husband, Brian, was an actor and director with the Edinburgh Gateway
Company. While in Edinburgh, he acted with the
Jasons and the Makars doing 3-4 shows a year including regular
appearances at the Edinburgh International Festival.
In his final year in Edinburgh, he directed John
Whiting's Marching Song for the Makars at the
Festival, staged managed their lunch-time show and appeared in their
late-night review. From 1966-1974, he was a
presenter and Folk Music and Theatre correspondent for Forth Radio
Network and was also an occasional summer relief presenter for
BBC Radio Scotland.
In Georgia (1974-1976), he worked with the local 'Town and Gown'
theatre and with
the University Drama Department He and Stephanie
met when she
cast him in the lead in her MFA (directing) Thesis Production of Neil
Simon's The Good Doctor. He also had the privilege
of working with the late Leighton Ballew in David Storey's Home,
together with Victor Lazarow (now teaching at Syracuse), Ruth Longman
and Michelle Moraine.
In Norwich (1978-1985), Angus worked with the three major city groups, The Maddermarket Theatre,
Barn Theatre and the Great Hall Players.
He picked up a number of awards at the P.A.N. and
Breckland Festivals including best actor for the father in Chekhov's The
Proposal and the Recruit in Next (for
which Stephanie also received the best comedy awards).
As Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing, Angus was
part of the first summer outdoor drama on a temporary stage in Norwich
Castle's dry moat. Angus and Stephanie were in the
first Maddermarket Tangent Theatre
production: Robert Patrick's Kennedy's Children as
Sparger and Wanda, directed by the Artistic Director of the
Maddermarket, Ian Emmerson. Angus and Stephanie also appeared in The
Elephant Man with Tangent, directed by the late Dave Harris.
Other appearances during this period were Francisco Pizarro in Royal
Hunt of the Sun,
directed by John Stokes, Ishmael in Moby
Dick Rehearsed (also directed by John Stokes), Othello,
directed by John Dane and Cyrano, directed by Henry Burke.
moved to Urbana, IL. in 1985 where he was on the Board of the
Illinois Repertory Theatre (IRT) and appeared in their productions of
And a Nightingale Sang and The Three Musketeers.
He also worked with the Station Theatre and Parkland College Theatre
In 1992, Angus and his wife Stephanie moved to Verplanck, NY where they
founded and ran the Theatre Arts Guild of Peekskill
This organization constituted the theatre branch of the Peekskill
Artists District and comprised Peekskill Rep as a performing wing,
TAG-TIE (a theatre in education group), TAG-Along Children's theatre
and a Writers group. After a year of highly successful productions
which culminated in Angus and Stephanie playing George and Martha in
Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf,
Peekskill Rep as an independent entity to the Paramount Center for the
Arts where it was the resident theatre for the next few years,
garnering a Governor's award for the Arts and a loyal audience
following. Angus and Stephanie both acted and directed with Peekskill
Rep until they moved out of the area to Mt Kisco in the late nineties.
Since then, Angus has concentrated on working in New York City,
principally with the Jean Cocteau Rep until the Company's demise in
200?. Since then, he has worked with a number of Off and
Broadway Companies as well as student films, voice-overs, and TV and
Industrial projects. He provided the voice for The Hobo in
Star Games Bully,
and is the narrator of the History of Liberty City
features in Grand Theft Auto IV.
Projects (Winter 2009) include a couple of student films and a
production of The Man
in the Newspaper Hat - a new play by the New York poet
Haley Heaton about Ezra Pound, based on Visits to St Elizabeth's
by Elizabeth Bishop which will run through March 2008.
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