Kevin Guthrie

Kevin Guthrie (born 21 March 1988) is a Scottish actor. Among his best known roles are Ally in Sunshine on Leith (2013) and Ewan Tavendale in Terence Davies's 2015 film Sunset Song.[2] He also performed the lead role in Peter Pan at the King's Theatre, Glasgow, in 2011.[3] He has since starred in the 2020 Netflix series, The English Game.

Kevin Guthrie
Born (1988-03-21) 21 March 1988 (age 33)[1]
OccupationActor
Years active2001–2021

On 16 April 2021, Guthrie was convicted of sexual assault and placed on the Sexual Offenders Register. He has been released on bail pending background reports.

CareerEdit

Guthrie attended the PACE Youth Theatre in Paisley and appeared in small roles in television and film.[4] He studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (then the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama). He left after receiving the title role in the National Theatre of Scotland's production of Peter Pan in 2010,[5] graduating later in 2011 with a BA in Acting.[6]

Alongside theatre work, including a role in 2013's Macbeth starring James McAvoy at Trafalgar Studios,[7] Guthrie had a starring role in 2013's musical drama Sunshine on Leith. He appeared in the pilots of the British sitcoms Two Doors Down (2013) and Miller's Mountain (2014), but both roles were recast when these series were commissioned for a full series.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15] In 2015 he acted in Robert Carlyle's[16][17] directorial debut The Legend of Barney Thomson and in the role of Ewan Tavendale in Terence Davies's adaptation of the novel Sunset Song, opposite Agyness Deyn.

In 2016 Guthrie appeared in Gillies MacKinnon's remake of the 1949 Ealing Studios classic Whisky Galore!.[5] The film was widely released in the UK in May 2017. Later in the year, he appeared in Christopher Nolan's war epic Dunkirk.

In 2020 he portrayed Fergus Suter in the Netflix historical sports drama TV miniseries The English Game.

Following his conviction for sexual assault in April 2021, Guthrie was dropped by BBC Scotland from his role on Inside Central Station, of which he narrated the first two seasons. Shows featuring Guthrie were also removed from the BBC iPlayer.[18]

Personal lifeEdit

Guthrie attended St Luke's High School in Barrhead, and later Langside College in Glasgow.[19] He has lived in north London and in Yorkhill, Glasgow.[20][21]

In September 2020, Guthrie was charged with sexual assault.[22] A trial before jury was set for January 2021 but was administratively adjourned due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Guthrie remained on bail in the interim.[23] On 16 April 2021, he was convicted following a four-day trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court of carrying out a sexual assault on a woman that took place at the residence of fellow actor Scott Reid in Kelvindale, Glasgow between 30 September and 1 October 2017. The woman, a 29-year-old actress who attended drama school with Guthrie and Reid, had been due to meet both men at a bar on the night of the attack but arrived at the residence after Reid received a telephone call from a taxi driver to collect her since she appeared ill. The woman was placed on a bed, and Reid left the room to phone NHS 24 for assistance, during which time Guthrie kissed, groped, and performed sex acts on her. A forensics expert told the court during the trial that Guthrie's DNA was found inside the woman's underwear.[24] Guthrie was placed on the sex offenders' register and was bailed prior to sentencing in May 2021. A custodial sentence is expected.[25]

Select filmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Ratcatcher Boy uncredited
2003 Young Adam Youngster at fairground uncredited
2013 Sunshine on Leith Ally
2015 The Legend of Barney Thomson MacPherson
2015 Sunset Song Ewan Tavendale
2016 Whisky Galore! George
2016 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Abernathy
2017 Dunkirk Highlander 3
2017 Edie Jonny Wide release in mid 2018
2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Abernathy
2019 Connect Brian

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Terri McIntyre Dillon Series 1 regular
2003 The Key Young Danny BBC miniseries, 1 episode
2005 Still Game Thomas 1 episode (Series 4 Episode 5 "Hatch")
2009 Half Moon Investigations Tommy Flynn 1 episode
2010 The Adventures of Daniel James Comedy pilot
2011 The Field of Blood Sean 2 episodes
2011 Case Histories Keith Fletcher 2 episodes
2012 Restless Alfie Blytheswood TV miniseries
2013 The Paradise Nathaniel 1 episode
2013 Misfits Mark 1 episode
2013 Two Doors Down Ian TV pilot†
2014 Comedy Playhouse Conor 1 episode - "Miller's Mountain"†
2018 The Terror Henry Peglar 6 episodes
2020 The English Game Fergus Suter Main role; miniseries

† These roles were later played by Jamie Quinn and Kevin Mains respectively, when the shows were picked up for full series.

DiscographyEdit

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Year Song Album
2013 "Sky Takes the Soul" Sunshine on Leith: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
"I'm on My Way"
"Over and Done With"
"Make My Heart Fly"
"Let's Get Married"
"Letter From America"
"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/kev_guthrie/status/315117124999860224
  2. ^ Harvey, Dennis (15 September 2013). "Toronto Film Review: 'Sunshine on Leith'". Variety. Retrieved 13 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Fisher, Mark (30 April 2010). "Review: 'Peter Pan'". Variety. Retrieved 13 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Christie, Janet (6 May 2017). "Interview: Kevin Guthrie - The Scotsman". The Scotsman.
  5. ^ a b Didcock, Barry (29 November 2015). "Interview: From Sunset to star-light – how Kevin Guthrie is stepping out of the shadows". Herald Scotland.
  6. ^ "The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Alumni - Kevin Guthrie Interview". Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Nissim, Mayer (25 February 2013). "'Macbeth' review: James McAvoy is bold, brutish and brilliant". Digital Spy.
  8. ^ "Friday's best TV: Easter 1916: The Enemy Files, Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America and Boomers". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Monday's best TV: The Last Miners; Back in Time for Brixton; Our Guy in China". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Two Doors Down, BBC Two". The Arts Desk. Retrieved 25 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Mountain Goats review – 'Who are these people, who'll laugh at anything?'". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Friday's best TV". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Miller's Mountain, Comedy Playhouse - BBC, TV review: The return of Comedy Playhouse is no laughing matter". Independent. Retrieved 25 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Matt on the Box: New Tricks, Who Do You Think You Are, Mountain Goats and Young Free and Single". The Custard TV. Retrieved 25 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Mountain Goats (BBC1) Review". UK TV Reviewer. Retrieved 25 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "The Legend of Barney Thomson". The List. Retrieved 5 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "The Legend of Barney Thomson". Little White Lies. Retrieved 5 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ Kevin Guthrie: BBC Scotland drop star from Inside Central Station Ciara Fullerton, The National (25 April 2021)
  19. ^ Neilston actor Kevin gets star role in National Theatre’s Peter Pan Glasgow Times (25 January 2010)
  20. ^ Kevin Guthrie on playing football with James McAvoy and starring in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk epic Brian Beacom, The Herald (31 May 2017)
  21. ^ Actor to stand trial accused of sex attack on woman in Glasgow Connor Gordon, Glasgow Times (18 January 2021)
  22. ^ Gordon, Connor. "Kevin Guthrie: Sunshine on Leith star in court charged with alleged sex attack on woman". edinburghlive. Retrieved 15 September 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ Actor to stand trial accused of sex attack on woman in Glasgow Connor Gordon, Glasgow Times (18 January 2021)
  24. ^ Sunshine on Leith actor faces jail for sex attack on woman BBC (16 April 2021)
  25. ^ Scots actor Kevin Guthrie faces jail after being found guilty of sex attack on vulnerable actress Connor Gordon, Daily Record (16 April 2021)

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