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, The Sewell
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), and the title roles
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.
They also established a base in Manhattan where Angus and Stephanie
worked for several Off and Off-Off Broadway Theatre companies. Angus
became a member of the Resident Company of the Jean Cocteau Repertory
Theatre Company from 2002 until the company sadly folded in 2006. He
also appeared as Mr Peachum in Marvell Rep's Drama Desk nominated
production of The Threepenny Opera
in 2012. He also started working in film and TV, initially student
films and then, thanks to his New York agent - About Artists Agency -
on many of the major TV series such as Boardwalk Empire, Royal Pains,
Blacklist, Billions and even 30Rock. He has worked on a number of films
Spielberg's The Post and The Amazing Spiderman 2.
Unfortunately his Spiderman scene was cut from the final edit but he
did get to spend a lovely afternoon with Emma Stone! He also worked on
number of video games, providing the voice for The Hobo in
Star Games Bully, and
the narrator of the History
of Liberty City
features in Grand Theft Auto IV. He also did Voice and mocap for
Harold Thornton and Uriah Tollets in Red Dead Redemption - all for
RockStar games which did his status with the video gamers a power of
In 2011, Angus and Stephanie
moved to an Edwardian house in Beacon (60 miles up the
Hudson but still in the New York commuting belt.) Apart from working in
the city, both he and Stephanie have been working since then with
regional companies and have had great fun appearing together in Bedroom Farce, The Gin Game, The Cocktail Hour and The Importance of Being Earnest.
He also founded OffTheCuff-NY, running workshops and staged readings
with a group of local actors, particularly using the Theatre Uncut
Since 2016, Angus became a tour
guide for the Russel Wright Center in his estate at Manitoga, New York.
Given Russel's involvement with theatre in New York as a set designer,
prop maker and costume designer along with his wife, Mary Einstein, he
has had a great time trying to explain how the telling of stories
became an integral part of the concept used to develop the lanscaping
of Russel's 75 acre site.
In early 2019, Angus moved to
to help with babysitting his grandchildren and is beginning auditioning
in the London theatre scence.
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