Line of Duty and Outlander actor Brian McCardie FOUND dead at home


Scottish actor Brian McCardie was found dead suddenly at home aged 59.

Movies He Has Starred

He was best known for playing mafia boss John Thomas ‘Tommy’ Hunter in BBC crime drama Line of Duty.

Brian recently appeared in the hit BBC prison drama Time, starring Sean Bean and Stephen Graham – and before that hit the big time with a prominent role in action sequel Speed 2 alongside Sandra Bullock.

Announcing the news on X/Twitter, his sister Sarah revealed that he died on Sunday.

Sarah said: ‘It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brian James McCardie, beloved son, brother, uncle and dear friend to so many.

‘Brian passed away suddenly at home on Sunday 28th April. A wonderful and passionate actor on stage and screen, Brian loved his work and touched many lives, and is gone much too soon.’

She continued: ‘We love him and will miss him greatly; please remember Brian in your thoughts.’

Dozens of tributes from fans, friends and his colleagues has since followed the announcement.

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Brian’s Biography

Brian grew up in North Lanarkshire, moving from Motherwell to Carluke, south-east of Glasgow, and developing an interest in acting at an early age.

He attended St Brendan’s and St Athanasius Primary Schools, before going on to study at Our Lady’s High School in Motherwell.

It was during secondary school that he developed his passion for theatre and acting, starring in a production of ‘Godspell’ with a local drama group.

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