Showbiz tales from Taggart star Alex Norton

Alex Norton,  writer and celebrated versatile actor.   DCI Matt Burke in the STV detective drama series Taggart.
Alex Norton, writer and celebrated versatile actor. DCI Matt Burke in the STV detective drama series Taggart.

Alex Norton is a real national treasure.

A writer and celebrated versatile actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles as DCI Matt Burke in the STV detective drama series Taggart, Eric Baird in BBC Two Sitcom Two Doors Down, DCS Wallace in Extremely Dangerous, Gerald Finlay in Waterloo Road and Eddie in the Renford Rejects.

He has also had roles in internationally successful films including Braveheart, Local Hero, Pirates of the Caribbean and Les Misérables.

Going from the Gorbals to Hollywood, Taggart star Alex Norton’s life has been a rollercoaster.

Now he’s written his autobiography and says he’s reached nirvana – even if he almost killed Clint Eastwood along the way....

Come along to the Hemelvaart at Ayton on Sunday, March 26, and hear Alex telling stories and reading excerpts from his autobiography. Starts at 8pm; tickets £15 from www.hemelvaart.co.uk.