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Ron Donachie is a Actor British born on 26 april 1956 at Dundee (United-kingdom)

Ron Donachie

Ron Donachie
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Birth name Ronald Eaglesham Porter
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 26 april 1956 (63 years) at Dundee (United-kingdom)

Ron Donachie (born 26 April 1956) is a Scottish actor. He is known for starring as Inspector Rebus in the BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of the Ian Rankin "Rebus" mystery novels and for his supporting roles in films The Jungle Book (1994), Titanic and television series Doctor Who and Game of Thrones.


Donachie was born in Dundee, Scotland as Ronald Eaglesham Porter. He was educated at Madras College, St Andrews and the University of Glasgow, from where he graduated in English Literature and Drama in 1979.

His brother, Stewart Porter, is also an actor. Donachie is married to Fiona Biggar, they have two children; the actor Daniel Portman and Naomi Porter, a linguist.

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Filmography of Ron Donachie (27 films)

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Outlaw King
Directed by David Mackenzie
Origin Ecosse
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Actors Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, Stephen Dillane, Tony Curran, Alastair Mackenzie
Roles Robert Wishart, Bishop of Glasgow
Rating68% 3.4498653.4498653.4498653.4498653.449865
Au XIV siècle, Robert de Brus devient le premier roi d’Écosse, après avoir mené son pays à l'indépendance face aux Anglais. Il va cependant devoir lutter pour reprendre le pouvoir après avoir été fait hors-la-loi par le roi d'Angleterre, qui lui a pris la couronne écossaise.
Steel Rain
Steel Rain (2017)
, 2h19
Directed by Yang Woo-seok
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Jeong Woo-seong, Kim Kap-soo, Lee Geung-young, Jang Hyun-sung, Kim Myung-gon, Park Eun-hye
Roles Michael Dobbs, le secrétaire d'État américain
Rating70% 3.5492853.5492853.5492853.5492853.549285
Eom Cheol-woo (Jeong Woo-seong), un officier nord-coréen et ancien espion, est chargé par son supérieur Ree Tae-han (Kim Kap-su ) d'éliminer deux hommes considérés comme trop proches du dirigeant suprême du pays et soupçonnés de préparer un coup d'État. Alors qu'il attend que ces cibles apparaissent lors d'une apparition publique du chef suprême du pays, des bombes explosent soudainement dans la foule. Des soldats nord-coréens rebelles arrivent sur place et mitraillent sur tous les survivants. Dans ce chaos, Eom Cheol-woo parvient à sauver la vie du chef suprême qui a été blessé. Pour s'en sortir, il décide de faire défection en Corée du Sud en emmenant le dictateur nord-coréen inconscient. Il doit ensuite rapidement collaborer avec Kwak Cheol-woo (Kwak Do-won), le chef des affaires de sécurité étrangère de Corée du Sud, afin d'empêcher une guerre nucléaire entre les deux Corées.
What We Did on Our Holiday, 1h35
Directed by Andy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families
Actors David Tennant, Rosamund Pike, Billy Connolly, Ben Miller, Celia Imrie, Emilia Jones
Roles Sgt. Murdoch
Rating68% 3.448863.448863.448863.448863.44886
Doug McLeod (David Tennant) and his wife Abi (Rosamund Pike) unite following a tense separation to travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug's father Gordie's (Billy Connolly) birthday. Gordie has terminal cancer so Doug's brother, millionaire Gavin McLeod (Ben Miller) has arranged a lavish party for him, inviting all the important people in the neighbourhood. Despite difficulties getting their three children, Lottie (Emilia Jones), Mickey (Bobby Smalldridge), and Jess (Harriet Turnbull), to leave the house, they hit the road, but find it congested and they are forced to stop overnight. Lottie expresses her troubles with trusting her parents following their recent separation and lies to each other; it is revealed that Doug had an affair, which led to Abi moving out and taking legal proceedings against him. They are only travelling to the Highlands together to appear as a couple for Gordie, not wanting to upset him in his final months.
Filth (2013)
, 1h37
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, Joanne Froggatt, Eddie Marsan, Emun Elliott
Roles Hector
Rating70% 3.548863.548863.548863.548863.54886
Bruce Robertson is a Detective Sergeant in Edinburgh, Scotland who suffers from Borderline personality disorder; He is a scheming, manipulative, misanthropic man who spends his time indulging in drugs, alcohol, sexually abusive relationships, and "the games" — his euphemism for the myriad foul plots he hatches directed at workmates. Robertson also delights in systematically bullying and taking advantage of his mild-mannered friend Clifford Blades, a member of Robertson's masonic lodge whose wife, Bunty, he repeatedly prank calls and asks for phone sex.
Blitz (2011)
, 1h37
Directed by Elliott Lester
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Noir, Crime
Actors Jason Statham, Paddy Considine, Aidan Gillen, David Morrissey, Zawe Ashton, Luke Evans
Roles Cross
Rating61% 3.098963.098963.098963.098963.09896
A serial killer targeting police officers is on the loose in South East London. When the killer shoots two police constables in cold blood and bludgeons the recently widowed Chief Inspector Bruce Roberts to death, the hunt for his identity begins.
Stone of Destiny, 1h36
Directed by Charles Martin Smith
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Charlie Cox, Billy Boyd, Robert Carlyle, Kate Mara, Peter Mullan, Brenda Fricker
Roles Night Watchman
Rating67% 3.397883.397883.397883.397883.39788
In 1950 Ian Hamilton (Charlie Cox), an ardent member of the Scottish nationalist organisation, the Scottish Covenant Association, hopes to end what he sees as the political and economic subjugation of Scotland by England. Frustrated and saddened by the complacency of his fellow Scots who seem to accept the status quo, he looks forward to a time when Scotland is no longer merely referred to as "North Britain". After a petition to the British Parliament for the establishment of Scottish home rule is rejected, Hamilton decides to perform a symbolic act to put heart into the movement. With his friend, Bill Craig (Billy Boyd), he creates a daring scheme to bring the Stone of Scone back to Scotland from Westminster Abbey in London, where it has resided for centuries following English military victories over the Scots in the Middle Ages.
Made of Honor, 1h41
Directed by Paul Weiland
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin McKidd, Kathleen Denise Quinlan, Sydney Pollack, Busy Philipps
Rating59% 2.952882.952882.952882.952882.95288
On Halloween night, 1998, at Cornell University, Tom Bailey, Jr. (Patrick Dempsey), in costume as Bill Clinton, slips into bed with his pre-arranged date, Monica. It turns out to be the wrong woman, Monica's roommate Hannah (Michelle Monaghan), and Tom likes her because she is so honest and does not fling herself at him. Ten years later, Hannah and Tom are best friends. Tom is very wealthy because of his creation of the "coffee collar" and gets a dime every time it is used. Tom is with a different girl every week, while Hannah focuses on her career in an art museum. He is very content with his life, suspecting that Hannah is too.
Max Manus: Man of War, 3h33
Directed by John M. Jacobsen, Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg, Espen Sandberg
Origin Norvege
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Action, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Aksel Hennie, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Agnes Kittelsen, Ken Duken, Petter Næss, Viktoria Winge
Roles Colonel John Skinner Wilson
Rating72% 3.649163.649163.649163.649163.64916
After fighting the Soviets as a volunteer during the Winter War in Finland, Max Manus returns to Norway, finding it occupied by the Nazis. He joins with the Norwegian resistance movement in their fight against the Germans but is arrested. He manages to escape to Scotland where he receives British Commando training before being sent back to Norway to carry out sabotage missions against the occupying forces. Returning to Norway with his friend Gregers Gram, his first mission is an attack on German supply ships. He is spectacularly successful, and soon he becomes a special target for the local Gestapo chief Siegfried Fehmer. Manus, however, avoids capture, and with Gram and Gunnar Sønsteby he forms the so-called "Oslo Gang".
The Flying Scotsman, 1h36
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Medical-themed films, Sports films, Cycling films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Jonny Lee Miller, Laura Fraser, Billy Boyd, Brian Cox, Morven Christie, Ron Donachie
Roles Scobie
Rating70% 3.547923.547923.547923.547923.54792
The film starts with Graeme Obree (Miller), who suffers from crippling bipolar disorder, cycling into a wood where he prepares to hang himself. A flashback to Obree's (Sean Brown) childhood depicts him being physically attacked at school by other pupils, leaving severe psychological scars. One day Obree is given a bicycle by his parents and we see Obree evading the bullies on his bike.
Man to Man
Man to Man (2005)
, 2h2
Directed by Régis Wargnier
Origin France
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Joseph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Iain Glen, Hugh Bonneville, Flora Montgomery, Alistair Petrie
Roles Sir Walter Stephenson
Rating64% 3.2472653.2472653.2472653.2472653.247265
In 1860, Victorian scientists capture a pygmy couple during an expedition in Central Africa. They are transported back to the United Kingdom for further study as part of research involving the theory of the evolution of man. However, the primitive outlook of the pygmies and the sophisticated methods used by the scientists, as well as the complications of an adapting to a foreign environment, make their anthropological study all the more difficult. Ultimately, as the pygmies become more absorbed to the public, major disagreements erupt culminating in a bloody and tragic confrontation.
The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby, 1h43
Directed by John Henderson
Genres Drama
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs
Actors James Cosmo, Gina McKee, Sean Pertwee, Greg Wise, Ron Donachie, Christopher Lee
Roles Laurie
Rating61% 3.0966153.0966153.0966153.0966153.096615
John Gray, the local policeman, owns Bobby the Westie, but allows a shy boy called Ewan to befriend his dog. When Gray dies and is buried in the Greyfriars Kirkyard, the dog will not leave the grave, despite his fondness for Ewan. The Greyfriars gravedigger, James Brown, takes a liking to Bobby, and gives him food and protection. However, the passing of a new dog law in Scotland threatens Bobby's very existence, and Ewan must do everything in his power to save his canine friend, even when it involves the Lord Provost of Edinburgh.
Man Dancin', 1h49
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Gangster films
Actors Alex Ferns, Alex Ferris, James Cosmo, Tom Georgeson, Kenneth Cranham, Tam White
Roles Billy Maddison
Rating58% 2.91012.91012.91012.91012.9101
Ex-boxer Jimmy Kerrigan (Alex Ferns) is released from a Northern Irish prison after serving a nine-year sentence for arms trafficking and returns to the Glasgow council estate he grew up on where he immediately find his heroin addict younger brother, Terry (Cas Harkins), being attacked by two thugs for dealing drugs on a rival gang's turf. He elects to take Terry's punishment for him and is badly beaten by the hoodlums. Word of Jimmy's release soon reaches Donnie McGlone (James Cosmo), the crime lord he once served, and he is taken to McGlone's home by two henchman for a meeting with his former boss who tries to bring him back into his crew. Jimmy explains that he wishes to leave crime behind, see out the rest of his probation and move to Greece but McGlone suspects his reform is a feint to disguise personal ambition and has D.I. Walter "Pancho" Villers (Kenneth Cranham), a corrupt policeman with whom he is in league, rough Jimmy up in an attempt to gauge how much criminal mentality he has left. The villains also recruit the disillusioned Terry as a paid informant to report Jimmy's movements to them.
A Shot at Glory, 1h54
Directed by Michael Corrente
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Robert Duvall, Brian Cox, Cole Hauser, Michael Keaton, Ron Donachie
Roles Sportscaster
Rating62% 3.147443.147443.147443.147443.14744
Robert Duvall plays the club coach, Gordon McLeod. Jackie McQuillan (Ally McCoist) is the team's striker who has recently been signed from Arsenal. McQuillan is a legendary ex-Celtic (ironic given McCoist's iconic stature at Rangers) player as well as the coach's son-in-law, and has a reputation for being troublesome. The two men put their personal problems aside as they try to prevent the small fishing town of Kilnockie from losing its club, which is owned by an American (played by Michael Keaton) who wants to move the team to Dublin in Ireland.
Al's Lads
Al's Lads (2002)

Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Marc Warren, Ralf Little, Al Sapienza, Warwick Davis, Scott Maslen, Ron Donachie
Roles Birch
Rating57% 2.860822.860822.860822.860822.86082
Three Englishmen working as waiters on a cruise ship in 1927 are given a chance to work for the Al Capone gang.