Tony Roper

Doctor of Letters, 2008

For members of the public he’s possibly best known for his character Jamesie Cotter in Rab C Nesbitt.

But in the acting and literally communities Tony Roper is better known for his best-selling novels and sell-out plays.

Tony attended the Glasgow College of Drama as a mature student and went on to enjoy a variety of roles -  everything from Chekhov and Shakespeare, to Agatha Christie and Pantomime.

His television work includes various plays, and many comedy series, including All Along the Watchtower, Scotch and Wry, Naked Video and Hogmanay favourite Only an Excuse.

Tony has written three sell out plays one of which, The Steamie, has won him two Scottish BAFTA awards for best play and best writer.

He’s also written three best-selling novels, two of which were based in comedian Rikki Fulton’s character the Reverend I.M. Jolly.

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