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Please help me to identify this actor!

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MrsD28 · 07/10/2020 14:15

Sat next to him in a cafe yesterday... he was waving at baby DD so I got a good look at him, but can't for the life of me remember who he is. It is driving me mad! Please help!

British (for some reason I think he might be Scottish, but not sure), male, mostly TV actor rather than films, in dramas rather than comedies, not soaps (I don't watch them so he wouldn't have been familiar to me), slim face, attractive but not conventionally good looking or hunky, in his late 40s or early 50s. Think John Hannah or John Sim type (though he is not either of those!). I feel as if I have seen him play a police officer, but I have been googling police dramas and he hasn't appeared in any cast lists.

Aaargh! Help!

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LovelyLovelyMe · 07/10/2020 14:24

You should have asked for his autograph!
Maybe Lee Ingleby?

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LittleBrownBaby · 07/10/2020 14:27

I was feeling proud of myself thinking John Hannah until you said it wasn't him. James nesbitt?

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MrsD28 · 07/10/2020 14:29

@LovelyLovelyMe

You should have asked for his autograph!
Maybe Lee Ingleby?

Just looked him up - not right but definitely in the right ballpark!
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MrsD28 · 07/10/2020 14:30

@LittleBrownBaby

I was feeling proud of myself thinking John Hannah until you said it wasn't him. James nesbitt?

Not him either Sad
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SharpLily · 07/10/2020 14:32

Adrian Bowen?

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SharpLily · 07/10/2020 14:32

Typo - Bower!

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ShirleyPhallus · 07/10/2020 14:33

Andrew Scott?

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Whatthebloodyell · 07/10/2020 14:34

David Morrissey?
David Tennent?!
Jason Isaacs?

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HaggisBurger · 07/10/2020 14:34

Robert Carlyle?

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IncludeWomenInTheSequel · 07/10/2020 14:34

James Mcavoy?

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TheWoollybacksWife · 07/10/2020 14:38

Jamie Bamber
Dominic Power

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ODFOx · 07/10/2020 14:41

Robert Carlisle was dressed as a policeman in this scene, which is memorable, and also started in Hamish Macbeth.

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MrsD28 · 07/10/2020 14:42

These are all excellent suggestions but he is not any of them, unfortunately. Lee Ingleby is definitely the closest... someone who looks a little bit like that in terms of age / attractiveness.

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MrsD28 · 07/10/2020 14:43

@IncludeWomenInTheSequel

James Mcavoy?

No, though I do see his ex-wife (Anne-Marie Duff) very regularly while walking DD in her buggy...
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notmyhusbandsproperty · 07/10/2020 14:45

Michael Sheen?

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MorvaanReed · 07/10/2020 14:46

Marshall Lancaster?

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MrsD28 · 07/10/2020 14:46

@notmyhusbandsproperty

Michael Sheen?

Not him either, though I would be thrilled to see him (love him!)
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Sweetmotherofallthatisholyabov · 07/10/2020 14:48

Stephen Dillane?

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doadeer · 07/10/2020 14:48

Where do you live?

Hugo Speer?

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EsterOdesavitch · 07/10/2020 14:49

Martin Compston? Of Line of Duty fame...

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EsterOdesavitch · 07/10/2020 14:50

Oh, he might be a bit young actually...

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GoneFullMum · 07/10/2020 14:50

Mark Bonnar? If so I need to know where you live...Grin

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MrsD28 · 07/10/2020 14:51

@doadeer

Where do you live?

Hugo Speer?

North London - lots of actors and comedians in this neighbourhood

Not Hugo Speer either, sadly
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notmyhusbandsproperty · 07/10/2020 14:51

Tom Ellis

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MrsD28 · 07/10/2020 14:52

@GoneFullMum

Mark Bonnar? If so I need to know where you live...Grin

No, though he is dreamy Smile
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