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Andrew Keir (Andrew Buggy)

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Biography

Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
The character actor Andrew Keir (originally Andrew Buggy) was born in 1926 in the coal-mining town of Shotts in Lanarkshire, Scotland, and raised there with his five brothers John, Tom, Michael, Patrick, and Hugh and his sister Maggie. The son of a coal miner, Keir worked in the coal mines from age 14 to 20, at which point he joined the Glasgow Citizen's Theatre to train as an actor. Shortly thereafter, Keir established himself professionally in British theater, television, and film, debuting in The Lady Craved Excitement (1950). Read more...

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Character: McKellaig

Laxdale Hall 1953

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Character: Valetta Instructor

High Flight 1957

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Character: Sandy Thorpe

Suspended Alibi 1957

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Character: LCpl. Campbell

Tunes of Glory 1960

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Character: Lord McSweeney

The Fighting Prince of Donegal 1966

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Character: Prof. Bernard Quatermass

Quatermass and the Pit 1967

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Character: Wickham Steed

Fall of Eagles 1974

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Character: Angus McGowan

Dragonworld 1994

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Character: Sir John Hassocks

The Persuaders! 1971

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Character: Head of Sarmoung Monastery

Meetings with Remarkable Men 1979

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