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Nom de naissance Ford John Kiernan
Nationalité Royaume-uni
Naissance 10 janvier 1962 (59 ans) à Glasgow (Royaume-uni)

Ford John Kiernan (born 10 January 1962) is a Scottish actor and comedian. Along with his former comedy partner, Greg Hemphill, he is best known for his appearances in Still Game as Jack Jarvis. He also starred in Chewin' The Fat.

In autumn 2014, Ford rejoined the rest of the Still Game cast for the live shows held at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow.


Born in Dennistoun, Glasgow, Kiernan was educated at Alexandra Parade Primary School and Whitehill Secondary School. He then went on to train as a tailor and work as a barman at Glasgow University. In 1995, he married his current wife Lesley and they have a daughter, Kaye.

Kiernan's 12-year-old son, Sonny Kiernan, was found dead on 6 January 2014 at the family home on Cleveden Road, Kelvinside, Glasgow.


Ford's first comedy performances came in around 1990 Glasgow's Comedy Club in the basement of Blackfriar's pub in the Merchant City. He was an outstanding and unpredictable performer, but had a few quiet years (in comedy terms) before taking up performing in 1993.
A run of successful solo spots led to him being offered a slot in the Edinburgh Festival in 1994 in a show called The Best Of Scottish Comedy alongside John Paul Leach and Alan Taylor. Leach and Kiernan teamed up as a double act during this festival and were to have shows at the next two festivals ("After Eight Mince" and "The Full Bhoona"), both at the Gilded Balloon.

As part of the double act, he helped develop the University of Strathclyde comedy night called The Comedy Cellar in the basement of the 13th Note public house on Glassford Street, first run by entertainments convenor Ed Byrne. Byrne decided to develop his career in London after a few months.

His gifts as a writer are often overlooked. His play "Don't Start Me" (Co-written with JP Leach) won a Fringe First Award in 1995 Edinburgh Fringe. Subsequent sketch writing success followed in Pulp Video (BBC Scotland), much of the material for Chewin' The Fat, and the joint inspiration (with Hemphill) for all series of Still Game. His writing is characterised by sharp observation and striking empathy for all of his characters, to whom great depth is given.

Kiernan has appeared both on television and on stage. He has also broadcast frequently on BBC Radio Four and BBC Radio Scotland.

It was in the sketch show Chewin' The Fat that he is best known due to his ability to play a number of characters. At first the show was only shown in Scotland but by the time of the third and fourth series, the BBC decided to show it nationwide. Likewise, spin-off Still Game started in Scotland but branched out to a wider audience. The latter's sixth series broadcast on BBC Two in July 2007, with a repeat on BBC1 Scotland. Also Kiernan, along with Hemphill scripted 7 episodes between 1999 and 2000 for the then popular children's TV series Hububb. These episodes were, Lullabubb, Top Of The Bubbs, Conquer Leserest, Casual-Tea, Bubb Goes Boo, 2010 A Space Bubbsy and No Go Pogo. Ford also guest starred alongside Hemphill in one episode called Casual-Tea which he and Hemphill scripted. He also guest starred in two other episodes, Magnetic Personality and Take Me Your Leader, but these were without Hemphill. Kiernan has also had several bit-part roles in films. In 1996, he starred alongside fellow Scot Robert Carlyle in Carla's Song and in 2002, he also played the role of Black Joke Chief in the Martin Scorsese film Gangs of New York.

In 2007 Kiernan starred in Dear Green Place, a BBC One Scotland sitcom series featuring park wardens. In 2008, Kiernan starred in the movie adaptation of Irvine Welsh's best-selling novel Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance.

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Richard Pope
Richard Pope
(1 films)
Ken Loach
Ken Loach
(2 films)
Massimo Vanni
Massimo Vanni
(1 films)
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Filmographie de Ford Kiernan (7 films)

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Sir Billi
Sir Billi (2013)

Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie, Aventure, Animation
Acteurs Sean Connery, Alan Cumming, Patrick Doyle, Greg Hemphill, Ruby Wax, Ford Kiernan
Rôle Officer McKenzie / Banjo Barry (voice)
Note34% 1.7320551.7320551.7320551.7320551.732055
Un vétérinaire vieillissant de skateboard, Sir Billi, va au-delà de l'appel du devoir en combattant des policiers méchants et de puissants lairds dans une bataille pour sauver un fugitif illégal - Bessie Boo le castor!
La part des anges, 1h41
Réalisé par Ken Loach
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Comédie, Comédie dramatique, Policier
Thèmes Le monde du travail, La précarité, Hold up
Acteurs Paul Brannigan, Roger Allam, Paul Brannigan, Paul Birchard, John Henshaw, David Goodall
Rôle Train Station Announcer
Note69% 3.499683.499683.499683.499683.49968
Robbie a fait un long séjour en centre de rééducation pour avoir sauvagement agressé, sous cocaïne, un jeune homme qui en est resté infirme et dont la vie est désormais brisée. Robbie a de nouveau affaire à la justice : il est traduit devant le tribunal pour avoir « démoli » trois brutes qui l'avaient attaqué. Puisque Robbie va bientôt être père et que sa petite amie exerce une bonne influence sur lui, le juge se montre indulgent : il ne le condamne qu'à des travaux d'intérêt général.
The Hunt for Tony Blair, 49minutes
Réalisé par Peter Richardson
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Thriller, Comédie, Noir
Acteurs Stephen Mangan, Catherine Shepherd, Robbie Coltrane, James Buckley, Ford Kiernan, Rik Mayall
Rôle Gordon Brown
Note68% 3.428713.428713.428713.428713.42871
Using film noir low key lighting and unbalanced frame compositions, along with visual and narrative tropes whose sources include John Buchan's novels and Alfred Hitchcock's films, and Hollywood productions The Fugitive and Sunset Boulevard, the film imagines former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as a fugitive on the run from the police after having been accused of a series of murders. These include the killing of his former Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, although he is also implicated in the death of his predecessor as Labour Party leader John Smith. Determined to clear his name, Blair escapes from 10 Downing Street; but he is a man with no friends willing to give him sanctuary, while a fervent media demands his capture. He is pursued across a fog-bound London by Inspector Hutton and his sergeant, who are helped in their investigation by Peter Mandelson and Gordon Brown. Blair is eventually aided by Margaret Thatcher, a Norma Desmond-like recluse (parodying the 1950 film, Sunset Boulevard), who promptly seduces him. But it gradually emerges that Blair may be innocent of the crime he is accused of committing.
Gangs of New York, 2h47
Réalisé par Martin Scorsese
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Action, Historique, Policier
Thèmes Alcoolisme, L'immigration, Mafia, Le racisme, Sexualité, La précarité, Erotique, Prostitution, Politique, Thriller érotique, Gangsters
Acteurs Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Henry Thomas, Jim Broadbent
Rôle Black Joke Chief
Note74% 3.7487553.7487553.7487553.7487553.748755
En 1846 à New York, lors d'un affrontement entre un groupe d'Américains de souche anglaise et un groupe d'immigrés irlandais, Williams Cutting, dit Bill le Boucher (Daniel Day-Lewis), chef des Natifs, gang américain, tue le Prêtre (Liam Neeson), chef des Lapins-Morts, gang irlandais. Amsterdam Vallon, fils du Prêtre, se promet alors de venger son père.
The Debt Collector, 1h49
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Thriller, Action, Policier
Acteurs Billy Connolly, Ken Stott, Francesca Annis, Annette Crosbie, Iain Robertson, Alastair Galbraith
Rôle Janitor
Note65% 3.298343.298343.298343.298343.29834
The film opens in late 1970s Edinburgh; Nicky Dryden (Billy Connolly) is arrested by Gary Keltie (Ken Stott) for his part in enforcing the collection of money owed to a loan shark.
Carla's Song, 2h6
Réalisé par Ken Loach
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Guerre, Romance
Thèmes Politique
Acteurs Robert Carlyle, Scott Glenn, Gary Lewis, Ford Kiernan
Note68% 3.400343.400343.400343.400343.40034
Glasgow, 1987. George, chauffeur de bus, est amoureux de Carla, jeune réfugiée nicaraguayenne qui a fui la guerre dans son pays, après avoir été témoin d'évènements dont elle ne veut pas parler. Un jour il la sauve d'une tentative de suicide. Il décide alors de se rendre avec elle au Nicaragua sur les traces de son passé. Parti avec une sympathie pour le pays de Carla et pour ses compagnons de lutte, ce paisible garçon se retrouve soudain au cœur d'une violence qui n'est pas sienne, qu'il n'avait jamais soupçonnée, et qu'il est incapable de supporter.