Blythe Duff
Actress
Blythe Duff
Blythe Duff is a Scottish actress, best known for her role as Jackie Reid in the ITV television series drama, Taggart.
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Dancer brings home World Champion title - Galloway Today
Google News - over 5 years
After dancing four dances and being judged by 12 different judges Ellis was awarded the World Championship title and was presented with her trophy by Blythe Duff from Taggart who was Chieftain of the Games. Ellis has been dancing since she was five,
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The Cowal Highland Gathering names Taggart star Blythe Duff as its Chieftain - Release-news.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Ms Duff will attend Scotland's largest highland gathering at the end of August and will present the prizes to the winners in the World Highland Dancing Championships and the Cowal Pipe Band Championships. Ms Duff said, "I am so delighted to be asked to
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Scottish News: River City star's shocking new role working for feared gangland ... - Scottish Daily Record
Google News - over 5 years
Donnelly has appeared in six episodes of Taggart with Alex Norton and Blythe Duff - often playing a policeman. Six years years ago he played money lender Spider in BBC soap River City and he appeared in an ad for Belhaven Best beer
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Zombies invade Glasgow on Prom Night of the Living Dead - stv.tv
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Blythe Duff, Karen Gillen, and Hollywood star Gerard Butler are among the Scottish Youth Theatre's famous alumni, but although many have gone on to have successful careers in showbiz the company's focus remains on the creative, personal and social
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Young zombies vamp it up for their prom fright-night - Glasgow Evening Times
Google News - over 5 years
Actresses Elaine C Smith and Blythe Duff joined budding performers at last night's 'zombie prom' to mark the 35th annual SYT Summer Festival. The stars of Rab C Nesbitt and Taggart were guests of honour alongside SYT artistic director Mary McCluskey,
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Leader: Wha's like us… Blythe Duff - Scotland on Sunday
Google News - over 5 years
SHE'S better known for being the longest-serving member of the Taggart cast, but last week Blythe Duff confirmed that her next role will be chieftain of the Cowal Highland Gathering. The actress will preside over next month's gathering in Dunoon,
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Sean is 2011 Bute Games chieftain - Buteman
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The popular STV forecaster will follow in the footsteps of many illustrious recent predecessors, including actor and Spirit Aid founder David Hayman, Taggart star Blythe Duff and writer, broadcaster and trade unionist Jimmy Reid, when he takes
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Taggart - Abuse Of Trust - ABC Online
Google News - over 5 years
DCI Burke (Alex Norton) and DS Reid (Blythe Duff) are initially led to believe Will's murder may have been a corporate killing, however, despite new information coming to light, the case is far from clear. Recovering in hospital, Beattie is unable to
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I could murder a pint: Former Taggart cop John Michie joins Coronation Street ... - Scottish Daily Record
Google News - over 5 years
"But I'm really enjoying life down here and Blythe Duff, Colin McCredie and Alex Norton have all been in touch to wish me the best for the new job. We'll always be a happy family in Scotland. "I know the public want Taggart to come back and let's just
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Castlemilk Taggart fan starts petition to save show - Rutherglen Reformer
Google News - almost 6 years
He is an avid fan of Taggart, which stars Burnside resident Blythe Duff, and wanted to pay homage to the highly popular TV show. The 32-year-old took a college course in order to learn how to set up the website as well as teaching himself tips to make
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There's been a murder – and this time it's terminal - The Guardian
Google News - almost 6 years
Even the main characters started as someone else: Alex Norton, who plays the replacement for Taggart, first appeared as a suspicious butcher and Blythe Duff, who has played the part of DS Jackie Reid for 21 years in the same black suit, first came in
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Murder polis: ITV pulls the plug on Taggart - Herald Scotland
Google News - almost 6 years
FLAGSHIP DRAMA: The crime series has been running for 28 years and originally starred Mark McManus, and currently features Blythe Duff, John Michie and Alex Norton. THERE'S been a murder. ITV has killed off Taggart, the long-running Scottish crime ... - -
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Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland announce 2011 shortlist - The List
Google News - almost 6 years
Blythe Duff, star of STV's Taggart, is up for Best Female Actor for her role as Helen in David Harrower's Good with People, produced as part of the A Play Pie and A Pint series at Oran Mor, Glasgow. Her portrayal of a frustrated hotel receptionist who
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Critics set to honour a truly National Theatre - Scotsman
Google News - almost 6 years
Top Scottish actors Kate Dickie and Blythe Duff are among those facing off for the best actress title. David Birrell, playing Sweeney Todd, and Alex Ferns, in the recent revival of The Hard Man, are among those in the running for best actor
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THEATER REVIEW | 'BEAUTIFUL BURNOUT'; Hoping to Punch a Path to Glory
NYTimes - almost 6 years
An argument over style and substance erupts at a climactic point in ''Beautiful Burnout,'' a new play from Scotland about amateur boxers aiming for glory that opened on Tuesday night at St. Ann's Warehouse. A hotshot young fighter thinks his unique style will carry him to the top. His domineering coach is having none of it. Hard work, proper
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 48
    She was given an Honorary Doctorate in June 2011 from Glasgow Caledonian University for her outstanding contribution to the performing arts.
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    In 2011 she made her New York debut, playing Carlotta Burns in "Beautiful Burnout" (Frantic Assembly/NTS) at St Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn, and reprised the role for the Sydney, Perth and Wellington Festivals in 2012.
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  • 2009
    Age 46
    In January 2009 she appeared in a National Theatre of Scotland/Donmar Warehouse tour of Scotland and England of the play Be Near Me adapted by Ian McDiarmid from the novel of the same name by Andrew O'Hagan.
    More Details Hide Details Duff has also appeared on radio, including the BBC Radio 4 comedy panel game, Just a Minute. On the concert platform she has narrated with numerous orchestras; the RSNO, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Scottish Opera Orchestra. She has recorded Hansel and Gretel by Savourna Stevenson with the Scottish Opera Orchestra, and recorded an audio book of "44 Scotland Street" by Alexander McCall Smith.
  • 2006
    Age 43
    In February 2006 she appeared with the National Theatre of Scotland in their first production "Home, Glasgow" Cranhill, Glasgow.
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  • 2004
    Age 41
    She has also appeared twice as a guest on the daytime talk show Loose Women on 24 September 2004 and 15 September 2005.
    More Details Hide Details On 26 April 2006, Duff appeared in the documentary There's Been a Murder: A Celebration of Taggart. In October 2008 she attended the Mipcom television festival in Cannes, France, along with the other three main cast members, John Michie, Alex Norton and Colin McCredie to highlight the 25th anniversary of Taggart. Away from filming Taggart, Duff enjoys live performance and has said that she prefers to work in theatre: "I love working on Taggart. I like my character and I like all the people I work with. I have been in Taggart since 1990 so I can't imagine my life without it, but I really like working on stage. That is where I feel very comfortable and I like the response of an audience good or bad." In 1995 she played Rhona Clay in Swing Hammer Swing at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow.
    On 23 June 2004 she was a contestant on the celebrity comedy game show Win, Lose or Draw Late.
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  • 2003
    Age 40
    On 28 November 2003, she was a guest on the daytime talk show Today with Des and Mel.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2002
    Age 39
    She became the longest-serving member of the Taggart cast after James Macpherson left the show in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details The last Taggart was shown in 2011, seeing Jackie Reid finally reach Detective Inspector.
  • 1998
    Age 35
    They were engaged in October and married on 22 March 1998 at Culzean Castle, Maybole He left the police force and set up the property company, Blue Door Property.
    More Details Hide Details Duff was one of a number of Scottish women who, at an event to publicly recognise the outstanding work of women from across Scotland, received a personal "thank you" from the then Secretary of State for Scotland, Helen Liddell at Edinburgh Castle on 6 March 2003. In November 2005 she helped launch ScotsCare, a charity aimed at helping Scottish people living in London who have money or health problems. In Dec 2000, Duff was made a patron of Scottish Youth Theatre, continuing her link with the company having been a student in the '80s, and on the board in the '90s. Scottish Youth Theatre had also provided Blythe with her first professional job in 'The Young Playwright's Festival' a joint production with The Traverse Theatre. She was asked to be an Ambassador of The Prince's Trust, having benefited from the charity in the '80s. In May 2007, she presented an evening in Holyrood Palace in the presence of HRH Prince Charles, The Duke of Rothesay, to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the trust.
  • 1993
    Age 30
    By series eight in 1993 her character was promoted to Detective Sergeant.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 27
    In the third episode, which first aired on 31 December 1990, she was credited as playing Jackie Reid and her character was seconded to CID as DC Reid.
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    Her first appearance was a community police officer in the second episode of the sixth series, "Death Comes Softly", on 3 December 1990, in which she is credited as playing WPC Reid.
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    She was working for Scottish Opera when she landed the role of Jackie Reid in the sixth series of Taggart in 1990.
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  • 1989
    Age 26
    She also performed on the soundtrack album which was released on Decca Records in 1989.
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    She worked in theatre for seven years, appearing with Scottish Opera in Street Scene as Shirley Kaplan in 1989, and at the Coliseum Theatre in London with the English National Opera.
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  • 1983
    Age 20
    She entered the profession in 1983 with her first job at the Young Playwrights Festival (Scottish Youth Theatre/The Traverse).
    More Details Hide Details Duff's career began in the theatre, starting with the Scottish Youth and Community Theatre in Glasgow.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on November 25, 1962.
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