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      Joseph McFadden

      Joseph McFadden

      Highest Rated: 60% Small Faces (1995)

      Lowest Rated: 33% The Trouble With Men and Women (2003)

      Birthday: Oct 9, 1975

      Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

      Glasgow-born actor Joe McFadden was discovered by a talent scout from Scottish Television in his Holyrood Secondary School drama class. He made his acting debut, cast as an Edinburgh public schoolboy, in three episodes of the detective series "Taggart." Soon after, McFadden became a familiar face to many in his native Scotland through a regular role on the popular weekly serial "High Road," playing troubled teenager Gary McDonald for six years. In 1995, while still appearing on "High Road," he was cast in Gilles MacKinnon's "Small Faces," a low-key British film about a mother and her three teenage sons struggling to get by in gang-torn Glasgow in 1968. Beautiful and endearing in the role of middle son Alan MacLean, a talented painter determined to attend art school, the young actor received critical acclaim for his subtle portrayal of the sensitive and sensible young man. In addition to the increased exposure that resulted from his film debut, McFadden gained important acting experience in the role, as the film called for a performance quite unlike his previous melodramatic work. 1996 saw McFadden take the lead in the BAFTA award-winning British miniseries "The Crow Road" (BBC), succeeding in establishing him with a British audience, confirming his heartthrob status among younger fans, and attracting the attention of London representation. Next he filmed the edgy "Dad Savage" (1998), a dark, energetic thriller co-starring Patrick Stewart and Kevin McKidd. After completing the grueling film, the busy actor undertook an eight-month stint on stage in Wales as part of Theatr Clwyd's repertory cast, most notably playing the titular schemer in Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr. Sloane." McFadden returned to live theater in 1998, succeeding Anthony Rapp as the narrator Mark Cohen in the West End production of the Broadway success "Rent."

      Highest rated movies

      Small Faces
      The Trouble With Men and Women

      Photos

      SMALL FACES, from left: Joe McFadden, Clare Higgins, Steven Duffy, Iain Robertson, 1996, © October Films DAD SAVAGE, Kevin McKidd, Marc Warren, Joe McFadden, Jake Wood, 1998, (c) Polygram Filmed Entertainment DAD SAVAGE, Marc Warren, Joe McFadden, 1998, (c) Polygram Filmed Entertainment SMALL FACES, from left: Joe McFadden, Laura Fraser, 1996, © October Films THE TROUBLE WITH MEN AND WOMEN, Joseph McFadden, Matthew Delamere, 2003, ©IFC Films THE TROUBLE WITH MEN AND WOMEN, Neve McIntosh, Joseph McFadden, Kate Ashfield, Matthew Delamere, 2003, ©IFC Films THE TROUBLE WITH MEN AND WOMEN, Joseph McFadden, Neve McIntosh, Kate Ashfield, Matthew Delamere, 2003, ©IFC Films THE TROUBLE WITH MEN AND WOMEN, Neve McIntosh, Joseph McFadden, Kate Ashfield, Matthew Delamere, 2003, ©IFC Films THE TROUBLE WITH MEN AND WOMEN, Joseph McFadden, Kate Ashfield, Matthew Delamere, 2003, ©IFC Films

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      33% 30% The Trouble With Men and Women Matt (Character) $614 2003
      No Score Yet 85% Sparkhouse Andrew Lawton (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 54% Dad Savage Bob (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bumping the Odds Andy (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 67% The Crow Road Unknown (Character) - 1996
      60% 87% Small Faces Alan Maclean (Character) $160.7K 1995

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Host 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Strictly Come Dancing Contestant 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Holby City Raffaello Di Lucca (Character) 2014-2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Heartbeat PC Joe Mason (Character) 1992-2000 2002-2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Return to Cranford on Masterpiece Unknown (Guest Star) 2007