‘Rob Roy’ Actor Dies Suddenly Aged 59

(FeaturedHeadlines.com) On April 28, Scottish actor Brian James McCardie passed away suddenly at his home at the age of 59, following a decades-long film and television career. McCardie is well known for his work in the 1995 biographical drama “Rob Roy,” in which he acted alongside Liam Neeson.

McCardie’s sister, Sarah McCardie, confirmed the actor’s death via social media. McCardie’s sister praised him as a passionate actor, beloved family member, and dear friend to many. The family also requested privacy at this time.

McCardie was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1965 and grew interested in theater while in school. McCardie launched his professional acting career with an appearance in the British soap opera “EastEnders” in 1989. McCardie was also well known for his work as Tommy Hunter in the BBC police drama “Line of Duty,” which aired from 2012-2014.

The talent agency that represented McCardie, United Agents, lauded his talent as an actor and said that they were lucky to work with him. United Agents also said that they were “shocked” by McCardie’s sudden death.

McCardie’s “Line of Duty” colleagues also honored the actor in the wake of his death, calling him warm, funny, and charming behind the scenes. Although McCardie only acted in the show for a short time, his work as the character Tommy Hunter left a lasting impact—a testament to the power of his performance, his colleagues said.

McCardie also appeared in the award-winning historical fantasy drama “Outlander” as the character Sir Marcus MacRannoch. Prior to his death, McCardie was involved in the production of an “Outlander” prequel, titled “Outlander: Blood of My Blood,” which has yet to be released.

McCardie authored his own poetry as well, which he sometimes presented publicly. McCardie described himself as “quite boring,” adding that he enjoys photography and spending time in nature.

Despite McCardie’s death, the actor’s legacy and contributions to the creative world live on for the enjoyment of fans worldwide.

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