Gordon Kennedy (actor)

Gordon Kennedy (born 22 February 1958) is a Scottish actor.

Gordon Kennedy
Born (1958-02-22) 22 February 1958 (age 61)


Kennedy grew up in Tranent, East Lothian, and attended George Watson's College in Edinburgh. He then studied at the Scottish School of PE at Jordanhill College (now part of the University of Strathclyde).


He first rose to prominence in the sketch show Absolutely and "progressed downwards to co-host" [1] the 'original' National Lottery show, alongside Anthea Turner, as well as appearing as himself in a Punt and Dennis spoof of Bugs entitled Plugs as the antagonist who rigs the lottery results to win £100 million on an eight-week rollover. He has appeared in several dramas, including the role of Sergeant Bruce Hornsby in the BBC drama, Red Cap. He has also appeared in the BBC Scotland soap River City.

From 2006 to 2009 he starred as Little John in all three series of the BBC production of Robin Hood.

Since 2007, Kennedy has narrated the British edition of Kitchen Nightmares.


Alongside his acting career, Kennedy is a rugby coach with London Wasps Colts. [2][3] He has also appeared many times on Test Match Sofa. His elder brother Euan Kennedy played rugby union for Scotland winning 4 caps between 1983 and 1984.

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  1. ^ Lewis, Jon E.; Stempel, Penny (1998). Cult TV: The Comedies: The Ultimate Critical Guide. Great Eastern Ward Parkgate Road, London: Pavilion Books Limited. p. 13. ISBN 1-86205-245-X.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 April 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Sports News". Channelonline.tv.
  4. ^ "Redcap". BBC.

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