James Mackenzie

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James Mackenzie
James mackenzie raven.jpg
Photo by Aaron Sneddon. 2009
Born (1979-05-15) 15 Mey 1979 (age 42)
Dundee, Scotland
Alma materQueen Margaret University College
ThriftActor an gemm shaw host
Years active1995 – present[1]
Hicht5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

James Mackenzie (born 15 May 1979) is a Scots actor an gemm shaw host, best kent for playin the oreeginal heid role in the bairn's gemm show Raven. His titular character's catchphrase on the shaw wis "Let the challenge... Begin." He haes played Gary Trenton in the BBC Scotland saip opera River City an aa. James the noo plays a widower faither in the Cbeebies bairns telly shaw Molly and Mack.

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mackenzie wis born in Dundee an haes bidit in Scotland aw his life. He wis eddicatit at Queen Margaret University College, whaur he studied actin.[1] He is the son o actor Michael Mackenzie, that in the 1970s played the title role o Tarot in Ace of Wands, a cult bairn's telly series o the time;[2] Mackenzie Sr. made muckle kythins in Raven: The Island as Cyrus, an wis in River City wi James, playin the chairacter Alasdair Quinn.[2]

Thrift[eedit | eedit soorce]

His telly thrift haes maistlins been wi the Raven series, but he haes kythed in mony ither telly programmes, sic as Rebus, Taggart,[3] CBBC series Dani's House an Scotland saip opera River City. He haes actit in sindry stage shaws, rangin frae Macbeth tae pantomime. He haes vyced mony commercial vyceowers as weel.[4] Mackenzie toured the UK wi Dundee Rep's production o Sunshine on Leith,[5] a muisical based on the sangs o the Proclaimers, kythin alangside The Lord of the Rings' Billy Boyd.[6]

As weel as his actin thrift, he haes presentit for CBBC twa-three times, an kythed as a speicial guest presenter on the CBBC airt shaw, SMart.[7] The noo, he haes a pairt on Molly and Mack as a widower faither, an played a convict cried Caleb in saison 4 o Outlander.[8]

Filmography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Title Role
1997–1999 Taggart Keith Burns
2001 Rebus Pete
2002–2010 Raven Raven
2017–present Raven of Old
2006 Still Game Leader of the Neds
2006 Raven: The Island Raven
2007 Raven: The Secret Temple Raven
2009 Raven: The Dragon's Eye Raven
2011–2012 Dani's House Zorlock
2015–2017 River City Gary Trenton
2018– Molly and Mack James
2018–2019 Outlander Caleb
2019 Swashbuckle (TV series) Al-Hoy

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b "James Mackenzie". Retrieved 27 November 2007.
  2. a b Fotheringham, Ann (25 Januar 2019). "From Raven to Rabbie - James Mackenzie on his acting journey". Glasgow Times (in Inglis). Gannett Company. Newsquest Media Group. Retrieved 21 Mairch 2021.
  3. "James Mackenzie is Scotland's new fantasy pin-up". 2 December 2002. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  4. "The Spotlight: JAMES MACKENZIE". Archived frae the original on 6 Julie 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2007.
  5. "James Mackenzie |Brennan Artists". Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  6. "Billy Boyd Interview with The Proclaimers". Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  7. "CBBC Episode Listing". Retrieved 6 September 2009.
  8. Truscott, Isabelle (28 November 2019). ""Let the Challenge Begin!" - Raven star takes on Sahara". Peeblesshire News (in Inglis). Gannett Company. Newsquest Media Group. Retrieved 21 Mairch 2021.

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