Scottish actor Brian McCardie died unexpectedly last Sunday (April 28) at the age of 59. His sister Sarah McCardie announced this via X, among other things. “Brian loved his work and touched many lives, and he left us far too soon,” she also told BBC Scotland News. “We love him and will miss him very much.” The actor’s family is “devastated.”

McCardie grew up in North Lanarkshire, Scotland and discovered his interest in acting while still at school. He made a name for himself, among other things, with his roles in the Highland film “Rob Roy” (1995), in which he starred alongside Liam Neeson (71), and in the action film “Speed ​​2 – Cruise Control” (1997). in which he played alongside Sandra Bullock (59). In the 2009 sports drama “The Damned United – The Eternal Enemy” he starred as Scottish footballer Dave Mackay (1934-2015).

McCardie also enjoyed success with series. In the crime series “Line of Duty” he played crime boss Tommy Hunter, in the miniseries “Titanic” (2012) he played first officer William M. Murdoch (1873-1912). He also played the role of Sir Marcus MacRannoch in an episode of “Outlander” and was involved in filming the upcoming “Outlander” prequel “Blood of My Blood.”