John Bett

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is an award winning actor, writer, director.  A founding member of 7:84’s original production of the Cheviot,he directed a revival for Wildcat as well as The Silver Darlings, Oh What A Lovely War, and  The Jolly Beggars. Other directing includes a raft of shows at Oran Mor, plus 5 written by him. His play Para Handy was revived by Pitlochry Theatreand his tribute to Flandersand Swann, Tipping The Hat played the Traverse and HaddoHouse. He has written for television, extensively for radio, and has had poems published. 

His show The Kist with Fiona Kennedy has had numerous incarnations, including a performance in New York. 

Weel kent for his appearances in Scotch and Wry, he has been in 12 International films. Most recent TV – Father Brown and An English Scandal and the shortly to be released Traces 2.

His site-specific work includes Macbeth on Inchcolm, Queen Margaret in Dunfermline Abbey, and a pageant in Aberdeen. 

As Polonius, he toured with Shakespeare’s Globe in England and Europe, including a performance in the courtyard of Elsinore.

His most recent Edinburgh appearance was in A Woman Of No Importance at the King’s Theatre

He is soon to be seen as Lord Duncan Campbell-Baxter, a new character in the BBC’s River City and he is presently touring the Lowlands with a lunchtime show called The Dock Brief.

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