Ex-Stonelaw High actor goes from TV blockbuster to traditional classic
A former Stonelaw High pupil has had a starring role in a new production of a Shakespeare classic.
Aidan Curran played Banquo in Macbeth at the Scottish Youth Theatre last month.
The show ran for three days as part of City of Glasgow College’s Creative City festival, and Aidan performed to hundreds of people as a result.
Aidan has previously worked as an extra on hit TV show Outlander, which is currently filming in Scotland.
Aidan said: “I found that Shakespeare is very different to anything I’ve ever done before.
“The structure of language and the words are so different to my previous roles.
“Some sentences will last two seconds and others will keep going and going and going.
“The whole way you approach a character is completely different and it has really helped me develop as an actor.”
It was a different experience to his work on Outlander, a series on which fellow Rutherglen actor Scott Kyle has also appeared.
Aidan added: ““For Outlander they cut all my hair, shaved my beard off and dressed me up as a student from the 60s.
“A wee area in Glasgow’s West End was completely remade into a Boston street.
“It was a huge production and it was amazing to see the huge amount of cameras that were used to get just one shot of people walking down the street.
“It was a fantastic experience as I’ve never really worked in film before.
“Hopefully I will get the chance to do more of that kind of work again in the future.”
Aidan is currently studying an HND in Acting and Performance at City of Glasgow College, as well as playing guitar with the band Flying By Mirrors.
Stephen Cafferty, Acting and Performance lecturer at City of Glasgow College, praised the efforts of Aidan and the rest of the cast of Macbeth
He said: “Macbeth is a fantastic play and Aidan is a real star, in fact all of the students are very talented.
“Each of the students worked incredibly hard to perfect their roles and performing Shakespeare live was a great experience for them to have for when they leave college and move on in their careers.”