Angus Lennie ~ Actor

A well-known Scottish actor, Angus Lennie learnt some of his trade treading the boards in Rep at Perth Theatre in the late 1940s.

“Angus Lennie was born in Glasgow (1930), and is best remembered for playing chef Shughie McFee in the original Crossroads (first appearing onscreen in 1972 as a Travel Agent), although his career before and after that gig has been renowned.

An episode of The Saint (1963’s ‘The Fellow Traveller’) saw him play MacTavish, and he can be seen in the Doctor Who story ‘The Ice Warriors’, playing Storr in 1967 (He would return to the series in 1975 for the Tom Baker story “Terror of the Zygons”, playing Angus McRanald). In 1964 he featured in the series HMS Paradise as Able Seaman Murdoch.

He can be seen in the movies Tunes of Glory (an orderly room clerk alongside Sir John Mills and Alec Guinness), The Great Escape (Flying Officer Archibald ‘The Mole’ Ives alongside Steve McQueen), and 633 Squadron (playing Flying Officer ‘Hoppy’ Hopkinson). He even provided the voice for Hamish Great in One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing as well as appearing in Oh What A Lovely War and The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood.

On television, he has appeared in Rumpole of the Bailey, Lovejoy, Game On, Hale and Pace, Hannay, The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, Parahandy, Doom Castle, The Stanley Baxter Show, Dad, The Les Dennis Show, The Bobby Davro Show, Justice, Keeping Up Appearances, The Upper Hand and All Night Long. He played John MacColl in the 1978 mini-series of Kidnapped, and was Curtis in the 1980 BBC Shakespeare adaption of The Taming of the Shrew. He has also been seen in Monarch of the Glen.

In terms of theatre work he undertook Rep seasons at Bath, Birmingham, Dundee, Farnham, Westcliff and Surrey. Other stage highlights include Dear Brutus and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Nottingham Playhouse, a Far East and Gulf tour of Lloyd George Knew My Father, The Three Estates at the Edinburgh and Walsall Festivals, plus several pantomimes.

Angus left Crossroads in 1981, but he is still recognised all over the world from the role: a doorman at the Barclays Bank branch in Paris once greeted him with “Bonjour, Monsieur Shughie”! “

“Monarch of the Glen” …. Badger (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
– Episode #5.3 (2003) TV Episode …. Badger
– Episode #5.2 (2003) TV Episode …. Badger
– Episode #4.10 (2002) TV Episode …. Badger
– Episode #4.7 (2002) TV Episode …. Badger
– Episode #4.2 (2002) TV Episode …. Badger

“Keeping Up Appearances” …. Mr. Farrini (1 episode, 1995)
– The Senior Citizen’s Outing (1995) TV Episode …. Mr. Farrini
The Smiths (1995) (TV) …. Wilf
“The Upper Hand” …. Minister (1 episode, 1995)
– Father of the Bride: Part 2 (1995) TV Episode …. Minister
“All Night Long” (1994) TV Series …. Tom (unknown episodes)
“Rumpole of the Bailey” …. Mr. Beazley (1 episode, 1991)
– Rumpole and the Right to Silence (1991) TV Episode …. Mr. Beazley

“Hannay” …. Drummond (1 episode, 1988)
– Act of riot (1988) TV Episode …. Drummond
“Lovejoy” …. Pilsen (1 episode, 1986)
– To Sleep No More (1986) TV Episode …. Pilsen
The Taming of the Shrew (1980) (TV) …. Curtis
… aka The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew (USA: video title)

The Dancing Princesses (1978/I) (TV) …. Pipe-Major
“Kidnapped” (1978) (mini) TV Series …. John MacColl
… aka Abenteuer des David Balfour, Die (West Germany)
… aka Aventures de David Balfour, Les (France)
“Play for Today” …. Minister (1 episode, 1976)
– Clay, Smeddum and Greenden (1976) TV Episode …. Minister
“Doctor Who” …. Storr / … (6 episodes, 1967-1975)
– Terror of the Zygons: Part 3 (1975) TV Episode …. Angus McRanald
– Terror of the Zygons: Part 1 (1975) TV Episode …. Angus McRanald
– The Ice Warriors: Part 4 (1967) TV Episode …. Storr
– The Ice Warriors: Part 3 (1967) TV Episode …. Storr
– The Ice Warriors: Part 2 (1967) TV Episode …. Storr
One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975) …. Hamish
“Crossroads” (1964) TV Series …. Shughie McFee (1974-1980)
“Z Cars” …. Leckie (1 episode, 1974)
– Two Hundred Tartan Teddy Bears (1974) TV Episode …. Leckie
“The Onedin Line” …. MacWhirter (2 episodes, 1973)
– A Proposal of Marriage (1973) TV Episode
– Amazon Cargo (1973) TV Episode …. MacWhirter
“The Protectors” …. Prof. Grodny (1 episode, 1972)
– Balance of Terror (1972) TV Episode …. Prof. Grodny
“Softly Softly” …. Danny Fitch (1 episode, 1972)
… aka Softly, Softly: Task Force (UK: new title)
– Bank Rate (1972) TV Episode …. Danny Fitch
“Paul Temple” …. Librarian / … (2 episodes, 1971)
– Critics Yes! But This Is Ridiculous! (1971) TV Episode …. Librarian
– Motel (1971) TV Episode …. Railway van driver
“From a Bird’s Eye View” (1 episode, 1971)
– Never Put It in Writing (1971) TV Episode
“The Borderers” …. Selkirk (1 episode, 1970)
– A Woman or an Epitaph (1970) TV Episode …. Selkirk

Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) …. Scottish Soldier
“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” (1967) TV Series …. Mr. Tumnus
“HMS Paradise” (1964) TV Series …. Able Seaman Murdoch (unknown episodes)
633 Squadron (1964) …. Flying Officer Hoppy Hopkinson
… aka Squadron 633
“The Saint” …. MacTavish (1 episode, 1963)
– The Fellow Traveller (1963) TV Episode …. MacTavish
The V.I.P.s (1963) (uncredited) …. Meteorological Man
… aka International Hotel
The Great Escape (1963) …. Flying Officer Archibald Ives “The Mole”
Operation Snatch (1962) …. Vic
… aka Top Secret
Petticoat Pirates (1961) …. George
Tunes of Glory (1960) …. Orderly Room Clerk