Ford Kiernan est un Acteur Britannique né le 10 janvier 1962 à Glasgow (Royaume-uni)
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Nom de naissance Ford John KiernanNationalité Royaume-uniNaissance 10 janvier 1962
(57 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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