Angus MacInnes

Canadian actor, best known for his roles in Star Wars and Strange Brew.

Angus MacInnes was born on October 27th, 1947 in Windsor, Ontario. He studied acting in Canada, then moved to the UK to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Angus McinnesArt. He landed a few minor roles for television and film (including 1975’s Rollerball) before landing his most recognizable role: Gold Leader from Star Wars (1977). He reprised this role nearly 40 years later for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016). His other famous roles include the washed-up hockey legend Jean “Rosey” La Rose from Strange Brew (1983), and as the corrupt cop Fergie in Witness (1985). MacInnes also played minor roles in Atlantic City (1980), Superman II (1980), Hellboy (2004), and Captain Phillips (2013).

MacInnes is also a notable actor for television, having portrayed Tostig in the series Vikings, Lieutenant Commander Walter B. Shannon in Space Island One, and Sonny Munro in the BBC Scotland series, River City. In 1985, MacInnes opened up Mamma’s Pizza in Edinburgh, Scotland. This restaurant was the first pizzeria to offer deliveries in Scotland, and has gone on to become a local institution.


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