The Cast - 2022 production

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Tim Barrow
John McCartney

Born in Edinburgh, Tim trained at Drama Centre London. Theatre includes: Nora: A Doll’s House and Translations [Glasgow Citz]; The Killing Moon and The Tin Horizon [Theatre 503]; The Idiot At The Wall [Stoirm Og]; and plays for Bard In The Botanics, Fire Exit, Prime Productions, Theatre Enigma and Nonsense Room. Screen acting includes: A Castle For Christmas [Netflix]; Outlander [Starz]; Richard Jobson’s New Town Killers; Guardians [Braine Hownd]; Christmas In The Highlands [Triventure Films]; Tomorrow Might Be The Day [SFTN/ Shakehaus]; Lucky Star [SFTN / Hopscotch]; The Tony Miller Story (BBC Alba); Taggart; Waterloo Road; Frankenstein [ITV]. Tim founded Lyre Productions to make Scottish feature films. He wrote, produced & starred in The Inheritance, Edinburgh love story The Space Between and Scottish schizophrenia love story road movie Riptide.

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Paul Beeson
Alfie / McCrae

Paul Beeson is an Edinburgh born actor, writer, and co-founder of This Is My Story Productions. He has many theatre credits and has previously toured the U.K. and internationally with acclaimed company Nonsense Room Productions. Paul co-wrote and performed in the critically successful Edinburgh Fringe sellout production of A War of Two Halves in 2018 and 2019. This was followed by 2021’s companion piece, Sweet FA. He has also written three short films, The Hardest Hobbit to Break, Route de Sort and Last Night in the Cockpit. Paul is currently developing and writing two comedy drama projects for television, along with various new theatrical works. He has also recently filmed a pilot for Scottish sitcom Game of Cones and recorded the audio drama From An Island.

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Euan Bennet
Annan Ness

Euan trained at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Theatre Includes: The Play That Goes Wrong [Duchess Theatre, West End]; Square Go [UK Tour]; A War of Two Halves [Edinburgh Fringe]; Sunshine On Leith [West Yorkshire Playhouse/UK Tour]; Maggie May [Finborough Theatre]; Still Game Live 2: Bon Voyage [SSE Hyrdo]; The Broons [Scottish Tour]. TV/Film Includes: Little Bone Lodge [Tea Shop Productions]; Outlander: Series 6 [Starz]; Still Game: Series 9 [BBC]; Anna and The Apocalypse Blazing Griffin]. Euan is excited to be returning to A War of Two Halves as Annan Ness this year.

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Josef Boon
Duncan Currie

Josef is a Scottish actor and facilitator from Aberdeen, trained at Dundee & Angus College. He primarily works with Dundee Rep Engage department, Stand Easy Productions and BLESMA facilitating drama workshops and directing community theatre shows with both young persons and military veterans. Josef has worked with Nunah Theatre Co. as a performer in The Journey [Dundee railway site specific / Galoshans Festival] and as a graphic designer for shows T with Mrs C, and Remember…? Josef filmed a pilot for a successfully funded kickstarter Scottish panel show The 100 - Film Review Talk Show and directed for Dundee Rep’s BOOST festival in June 2022.

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Fraser Bryson
Patrick Crossan

Fraser is a Scottish actor who trained at Performing Arts Studio Scotland. Since graduating he has worked with The National Theatre of Scotland on The Panopticon as well as being one of the original cast members of A War of Two Halves in 2018, returning again in 2019. Fraser has also appeared in various short films with Screen Academy Scotland such as The Detective, and The Visit for NFTS, and The Hardest Hobbit To Break.

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Bryan Lowe
Alfie / McCrae

Bryan graduated from Queen Margaret BA Acting in 2005 and has worked across stage, screen and radio since. He is also regularly writing and submitting manuscripts from dark sitcoms to wild Scottish poetry. As a big Hearts fan, Bryan was thrilled to be a part of such a special show at Tynecastle in 2018 and 2019, and can’t wait to be back this year telling this remarkable story.

TV Credits: Waking the Dead [BBC], Rebus [STV] See No Evil Story of the Moors Murders [Granada] Sea of Souls (BBC Scotland) and Stone of Destiny [Infinity Features, Mob Films]. Stage Credits include: Melody by Douglas Maxwell [Traverse/Tron], Celts in Seville by Tony Roper [Pavilion Theatre] and Aladdin [Glasgow Kings.

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Cole Luke
Duncan Currie

Leith born and Highlands raised, Cole began his training at Dundee and Angus College and recently graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Cole has just made his theatre debut in Mark Rannoch’s It’s Always Sunny in Dundee at the Golden Goose Theatre in London. Now, he is excited to make his Fringe Debut and join the cast of the acclaimed A War of Two Halves. Cole has also worked in the Rogaland theatre, Norway, as a youth theatre facilitator and featured in JustBee Productions musical The Number 88, and toured the show in HMP Low Moss and HMP Perth.

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Maggie Morrison
The Angel

Maggie began her performing career training as a dancer at Dance for All in Edinburgh. Since graduating with an HND in Dance and Stage Performance, she has had a diverse career working as a performer, dancer and singer. She has worked with major companies such as Disney, Princess Cruises and Canterbury Travel, and freelances as a voice-over artist. Maggie has just graduated from Queen Margaret University with a degree in Acting and Performance. This is Maggie's debut at the Edinburgh Fringe and she is delighted to be part of such a wonderful show and team.

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Terence Rae
Harry Wattie

Terence is delighted to return to the cast of A War of Two Halves, reprising his role as Harry Wattie from 2018. He has worked in a range of theatre, film, TV and radio with such companies as the BBC, SlungLow, RedLadder, Freedom Studios and Bard in the Botanics. He has recently finished filming on the feature film BlackDog. Terence trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. 

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Mark Rannoch
Ernie Ellis

This is Mark’s 4th time playing the role Ernie Ellis in A War of Two Halves. Mark is from Dundee and trained as an actor firstly at Dundee College and then at Mountview Academy in London graduating in 2017. Since then he has been in many plays including most recently a play he has written himself called It’s Always Sunny In Dundee where he also directed and starred in this production. During the pandemic, Mark was also cast in hit TV series Outlander in its most recent season where his character, Jack, stirred up trouble in the season’s finale. 

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Charlie West
Leonard / Fiddler

Charlie West has a BA (Hons) in Acting and English from Edinburgh Napier University.

Stage credits include: John in Thread [Kick the Door], Henry in Orphans [National Theatre of Scotland], Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol [Dundee Rep], Texas Jim in The Cheviot, the Stag, and the Black, Black Oil [NTS], Charlie in Jock’s Jocks [Celtic Connections], Hans / Ruprecht in A Night at Stobbs [New Celts Productions] and Macheath in The Threepenny Opera [The Attic Collective]. He also co-composed the original score for War In America by Jo Clifford. Screen credits include: Josh in F.O.H. The Mockumentary [Twist of Lime Productions] and John in Singular [Santiago Esperón].