McMillan, Roddy

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McMillan, Roddy Gender: M
Roderick Macmillan
born on 27 March 1923 at 16:45 (= 4:45 PM )
Place Smerclate, Scotland, 57n0636, 7w2248
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gerard
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 06°00' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 00°18 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 15°38'


Scottish actor and playwright, possibly most famous for his comedy role as Para Handy for BBC Scotland's television series, "The Vital Spark." He also played the lead role in Edward Boyd's private eye series, "The View from Daniel Pike."

McMillan's earliest theatre work began in the mid-1940s with the Glasgow Unity Theatre. Later that decade, he began acting with the Glasgow Citizen's Company before moving on to Edinburgh's Gateway Theatre in the mid-1950s.

He also performed in his own play, "The Bevellers," which achieved success in performance at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow during 1973 and then as a televised "Play for Today" for BBC. McMillan also played Detective Inspector 'Choc' Minty in the late 1970s private eye series, "Hazell," starring Nicholas Ball.

He died in Glasgow on 9 July 1979.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Frank Clifford in his "British Entertainers" quotes Caroline Gerard for data from birth record.


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script