20s-30s, Scottish, Edinburgh, Multiple, Neutral
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Scottish actor Lorne is originally from the Isle of Skye and in 2021 starred in the Emmy winning BBC One drama series ‘Vigil’ from World Productions, alongside Suranne Jones.  The series tells the story of a nuclear submarine under investigation when a man is murdered on board. 

He recently joined the cast as new love interest Liam in the third series of hit BBC comedy Starstruck which returned to our screens in 2023.  2023 also saw him star in two major dramas for ITV.  He played Stuart Simpson, a shifty teacher at a girls' school in crime drama series 'Six Four', from the producers of Sherwood; and Tom Edwards in medical thriller series 'Malpractice', who is married to a senior doctor under investigation for an unexpected death on a busy nightshift, from Vigil producers World Productions.   He also had a role in Series 2 of The Lazarus Project on Sky Max. 

In 2022 he played Sgt Robert Dearborn in John Madden’s major World War II feature film ‘Operation Mincemeat’ which starred Colin Firth.  The film was based on the true story of a military deception operation leading up to the 1943 Allied invasion of Sicily

Also in 2022 he plays Julien Temple in the major Disney+ 6-part TV series 'Pistol' which is based on the diaries of Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and directed by Danny Boyle. The series charts the rise and fall of the punk band in the 1970s to become one of the most contraversial bands in British history. 

He has appeared in a long list of acclaimed TV series including ‘Shetland’ (BBC) & ‘The Level’ (ITV) and ‘The Liberator’ (Netflix).  Lorne played a series regular in series 2 & 3 of ‘Grantchester’ and starred as football legend Bobby Moore in ITV’s ‘Tina & Bobby’.  Lorne’s film roles include Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘The Little Stranger’ and David Mackenzie’s ‘Outlaw King’ where he played the younger brother of 14th Century Scottish hero Robert the Bruce. 

Lorne voiced the beautiful Edinburgh ‘Hogmanay Poems’ for their online New Year’s celebration at the end of 2020, looking forward with hope to 2021. He is also the lead vocalist and guitarist with his band Holy Fool who have released a number of successful singles. 

His native accent is Neutral Scottish, very similar to an East Coast or Edinburgh accent. He uses a Neutral accent a lot in his acting work which is excellent (shown in his track list) and has a convincing London accent too. You can hear his London in his visuals as labelled below.

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The Lazarus Project (TV, 2023) – 'Cormac', Sky Max, Series 2
Starstruck (TV, 2023) – 'Liam', BBC One/BBC Three/BBC iPlayer (Series 3)
Malpractice (TV, 2023) – 'Tom Edwards', ITV/ITVX/World Productions
Six Four (TV, 2023) – 'Stuart Simpson', ITV/ITVX/House Productions
Pistol (TV, 2021) – 'Julien Temple', FX (RP accent), directed by Danny Boyle
Operation Mincemeat (Film, 2022) – 'Sergeant Roger Dearborn', Netflix (American accent)
Vigil (TV, 2021) – 'Matthew Doward', BBC One (Scottish accent)
The Liberator (TV, 2020) – 'Sergeant Walsh', Netflix
Outlaw/King (Film, 2018) – 'Neil Bruce', Netflix
The Little Stranger (Film, 2018) – 'Dr. Calder', Netflix
Tina and Bobby (TV, 2017) – 'Bobby Moore', ITV (London accent)
Grantchester (TV, 2016-2017) – 'Phil Wilkinson', ITV, Series 2-3
The Level (TV, 2016-2017) – 'Darryl Quinn', Acorn TV
Shetland (TV, 2014) – 'Angus Tulloch', BBC One/BBC Scotland, Series Two

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Showreel Videos

Visual Showreel
Interview about Vigil: This Morning (ITV)
Poetry: Hogmanay 2021 P1 (Lorne from 1.44 secs)
Poetry: Hogmanay 2021 P3 (Lorne from 2.29 secs)
The Level (Neutral accent)
Tina & Bobby (London Accent)
West Skerra Light (Light Scottish Accent)
Foxy & Marina (Scottish Accent)
Singing: 'Ache' with his band Holy Fool

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