JOHN Michie met with Scottish Youth Theatre participants in a warm gathering welcoming him as a patron in Glasgow last weekend.
Known for his role as DI Robbie Ross in the ITV detective drama series Taggart, as well as his roles in Coronation Street and Casualty, the Scottish actor talked with young participants about his first steps in acting, his career, the challenges and rewards of working in film and television. A lively Q&A session followed.
John Michie said: “I am delighted to join Scottish Youth Theatre as a patron. I’ve supported the company since my days on Taggart, when I accompanied Blythe and Colin to many events.
“I feel passionately about engaging young people with the arts, and I will do all that I can to support the vital role Scottish Youth Theatre plays in providing opportunities for young people in Scotland to explore and reach their creative potential.
“It is a great honour to support Scottish Youth Theatre, a company that strives to make theatre accessible to everyone as well as developing new talent.”
Mary McCluskey, artistic director/CEO of Scottish Youth Theatre, said: “Scottish Youth Theatre is pleased to welcome John as a patron. He has supported us for many years and we are glad to formally recognise his continuous support. Scottish Youth Theatre looks forward to John sharing his expertise and experiences with our participants.”
As a patron, John Michie will be an ambassador of Scottish Youth Theatre’s work both at a national and international level, joining an extensive network of patrons, including Brian Cox, Alan Cumming, Billy Boyd, Blythe Duff, Liz Lochhead, Colin McCredie, Bill Paterson, Elaine C Smith and Emma Thompson.
Notes to editors:
- Scottish Youth Theatre, Scotland’s national theatre ‘for & by’ young people, established in 1976, delivers theatre arts to young people all around Scotland all year round.
- Scottish Youth Theatre offers a varied annual programme of quality theatre arts experiences all around Scotland, all year round. Full info on all Scottish Youth Theatre events, performances and activities are available by visiting www.scottishyouththeatre.org or by calling 0141 552 3988.
- Scottish Youth Theatre alumni include Gerard Butler (300), Karen Gillan (Dr. Who) and KT Tunstall (Eye to the Telescope, Drastic Fantastic), Andrew Still (Hollyoaks) and Kirstie Steele (Waterloo Road).
- Scottith Youth Theatre is a registered charity, Scottish Charity Number SC014283.
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