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Angus Hepburn


"BACKGROUND AND BIO"

(Click here to go to full resume and performance archive.)

In Brief: born in Edinburgh, 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 in Othello, directed by John Dane and Cyrano, directed by Henry Burke.

Angus 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 (TAG-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, they moved 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 including 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 a number of video games, providing the voice for The Hobo in Rock 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 good!

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 plays.

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 London to help with babysitting his grandchildren and is beginning auditioning in the London theatre scence.

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Updated April 20th 2019

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