16/10/2009BAFTA Award winning actor Iain Robertson stars in Confession's of a Justified Sinner and 'Rab C Nesbitt'
BAFTA Award winning actor Iain Robertson (SEA OF SOULS, SMALL FACES, BAND OF BROTHERS, BASIC INSTINCT 2) ; once described by Barry Norman as “the best thing to come out of Scotland since whisky”, returns to the Scottish stage this autumn, making his debut at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh in James Hogg’s classic tale of faith, murder & fanaticism - ‘CONFESSION’S OF A JUSTIFIED SINNER’. Adapted by artistic director Mark Thompson & co-starring alongside Ryan Fletcher (RIVER CITY, BLACK WATCH) …
The play goes to press on October the 17th, running through until November 7th, with Iain in the role of Gil Martin … the ominous doppelganger whose presence & character is largely ambiguous in Hogg’s original text. Iain said:
“It’s hugely exciting to return to Scottish Theatre in this role, especially with Mark Thompson whose energy & passion for the work is almost unparalleled. It’s a head spinningly disgabobulating piece & wrapping our minds around it in rehearsals has, at times, taken us from the sublime to the ridiculous - but I don’t doubt that the company as a whole have created something special. Particularly Ryan Fletcher as the sinner, he is one of the most exciting young actors in Scotland today, it’s a privilege to share this experience with him.”
Once the curtain goes up on the show, Iain will be filling his days with a altogether different piece of work, returning to the streets of his youth in Govan. Starring as the new ‘Gash’ in the long-awaited new series of ‘RAB C. NESBITT’ … Ian Pattison, the writer of the show, has affectionately described Iain as “a hamlet-faced bamette, who when not working ravages around like a wasp trapped in a jar, driven mad by his own bitterness!” On his excitement at entering this show Iain said:
“I don’t fully know the words to express my excitement at joining this, now classic, show, it’s almost like entering some kind of an institution! Being a Govan boy I remember all too well the original series & how chuffed I was to see my local streets on the telly … I hope I can live up to the expectations of the part … I’ve known that other Govan boy, Iain Pattison for a number of years now & I’m sure he was pushing behind the scenes for me to get the part - even if it was to stop me trying to tap him for money! … it won’t though.”
Don't forget your Sat Nav, don't want you to get lost..People like who Mr Gerard? I heard a brilliant radio interview with Ian Robertson where he was asked 'does Nesbitt represent Govan fairly?' As a Govan boy himself he just burst out laughing & exclaimed 'NO!' He then said something along the lines of 'it's a sitcom and by it's very essence it's vastly removed from reality and it by no means represents the streets he grew up in - however, it does express vastly the humour and hope that working class people have in abundance' ...