BAFTA award-winning Gregor Fisher first became a household name with his portrayal of Rab C Nesbitt in the multi-award-winning BBC sitcom of the same name. His extensive television career includes ten series of Rab C Nesbitt and Scotch & Wry and five series of Naked Video. He has starred in BBC dramas such as Blood Red Roses, The Tales of Para Handy and Gormenghast. His film credits include Another Time, Another Place, White Mischief and Love Actually. He has a leading role in the remake of Whisky Galore. His numerous stage appearances range from Chekhov and Shakespeare to Pinter. His autobiography, The Boy from Nowhere, was published in 2015 and accompanied by a BBC One Scotland documentary, In Search of Gregor Fisher, which followed Fisher and ghostwriter Melanie Reid during their research for the book.
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Books by Gregor Fisher
The Boy From Nowhere
Harper Collins, October 2015
Growing up outside Glasgow, Gregor was fourteen he asked where he was christened and was told that he was adopted. But it wasn’t quite that simple. And so began an unfolding of truths, half-truths and polite cover-ups from his various families.
In 2014 Gregor approached Times columnist Melanie Reid to help him tell his story. Together they travelled through the mining villages of central Scotland to uncover the mystery of his birth and early life. What emerged was a story of secrets,
deception, tragic accidents and early death, coldness and rejection from some, but a welcome from the most unexpected of quarters.
From the squalor of industrial Coatbridge after WWI to his own 1950s Glasgow childhood, via a love letter found in the wallet of a dead man, to the meeting with the stranger who claimed to be his sister outside Lost Property at Glasgow Central Station, Gregor’s story was about finding out who he was and where he came from.