Stephen McCole
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Stephen McCole

Stephen McCole
Years active1998-present

Stephen McCole is a Scottish actor. He is best known for starring in the dark comedy series High Times,[1] the American comedy Rushmore,[2] and for his former role in BBC Scotland soap opera River City.[3]


In his best known role, High Times, McCole portrays Rab, an unemployed stoner who lives with his best friend in a bleak high-rise flat in Glasgow. The series, which received the 2004 BAFTA Scotland Best Drama Award,[4] also features McCole's older brother, Paul.[5] McCole credits the realism of his role to growing up in similar surroundings in Glasgow's Castlemilk project.[6]

McCole also starred in the 2008 adventure comedy Stone of Destiny. He has appeared in The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (1998), The Acid House (1998), Postmortem (1998), Rushmore (1998) and the 2003 BBC One miniseries The Key. In 2005, he directed the short comedy film Electric Blues, written by his brother.[7]

From 2014, he became part of the main cast of BBC Scotland soap opera "River City", playing the role of Alan Lindsay, and left in 2015.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Dead Eye Dick Joe
1997 Orphans John
1998 Rushmore Magnus Buchan
1998 The Acid House Boab
1998 Postmortem George Statler Jr.
1998 My Name Is Joe Mojo
1998 The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star Wullie Macboyne
2000 Complicity Al
2000 Clean
2001 Last Orders Young Vince
2001 Band of Brothers Frederick Heyliger
2002 The Magdalene Sisters Young Man in Car
2003 The Key Danny Miniseries
2004 High Times Rab
2005 Electric Blues Director
2005 At the End of the Sentence Sue
2007 Kitchen Policeman
2008 Stone of Destiny Gavin Vernon
2009 Crying with Laughter Joey Frisk
2009 The Crews Paul P
2010 A Lonely Place to Die Mr. Mcrae
2011 The Field of Blood Danny Ogilvey
2012 Henry IV, Part I Douglas
2012 Merlin Ragnor
2013 The Wee Man Arthur Thompson, Jr.
2014-15 River City Alan Lindsay Main Cast
2014 The Sunny Kris
2015 The Legend of Barney Thomson Willie Henderson


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