23 March 2009, 16:39
Place Of Birth: Glasgow
Date Of Birth: 1962
Status: Starring in musicals.
Most of all, John Gordon Sinclair will always be known for his iconic performance as Gregory in Gregory's Girl.
Sinclair joined the Glasgow Youth Theatre after he visited one night and met fellow fan of Canadian progressive rock group Rush, Robert Buchanan.
As a result he starred in a number of films by director Bill Forsyth, perhaps the most famous of which was 1981's Gregory's Girl, shot when he was 19 years old. He reprised the role nearly two decades later in Gregory's Two Girls, and also appeared in Forsyth's Local Hero.
He has continued to act on stage and screen. Other roles include parts in Goodbye Mr Steadman, Mad About Alice Gasping and Roman Road. He was also in the first series of LWT's Hot Metal and both the radio and television sitcom An Actor's Life For Me.
He appeared in the 1982 Scottish squad's World Cup song We Have a Dream - which obviously led to massive success as usual for our national team - a number five hit in the UK singles chart. It featured John Gordon Sinclair speaking his recollection of a dream about Scottish football success.
Sinclair played one of the main characters in the Tesco TV adverts in the late 1990s and early 2000s alongside Prunella Scales and Jane Horrocks. He most recently appeared in the West End in The Producers playing the part of Leo Bloom alongside Fred Applegate.
He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1995 for Best Actor in a Musical for his 1994 performance in She Loves Me. Sinclair is currently touring in Manchester with the The Producers.
Last updated: 23 March 2009, 18:08