Ewan Stewart

Andrew Ewan Stewart[1] (born 26 August 1957) is a Scottish film, television and stage actor.

Ewan Stewart
Andrew Ewan Stewart

(1957-08-26) 26 August 1957
Glasgow, Scotland
ResidenceLondon, Englnad
EducationClifton Hall School
Merchiston Castle School
Years active1979-present
Spouse(s)Clare Byam-Shaw
ChildrenThomas Stewart
Eleanor Stewart
Parent(s)Andy Stewart
Sheila Stewart

Early life

Stewart was born in Glasgow, and is the son of the late Scottish entertainer Andy Stewart. His mother Sheila lives in Arbroath, Scotland. Stewart was educated at Edinburgh's Clifton Hall School and Merchiston Castle School from 1966-1974. He left Scotland to move to London in 1975 and started working in theatres as well as studying drama.


Stewart's first television appearance was in an advertisement for Scottish "Bluebell" matches. His first major TV appearance was in 1979 in the TV remake of All Quiet on the Western Front, with Richard Thomas and Ernest Borgnine.

Stewart is perhaps best known for playing First Officer Murdoch in Titanic (1997). In 2005, Stewart was one of many European actors considered for the vacant role of James Bond. In 2008, Stewart starred in the film Ecstasy based on The Undefeated from Irvine Welsh's best-selling novel Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance. Stewart was the voice actor and motion caption actor for Shen in the video game Heavenly Sword. Stewart is well known to Only Fools and Horses fans for portraying Dr Robbie Meadows in the hugely popular television series.

Personal life

Stewart is married and lives in London with his wife, English actress Clare Byam-Shaw, and his two children, Thomas and Eleanor.



Year Title Role
1979That SummerStu
1982Who Dares WinsTerrorist (Kevin)
1983Flight to BerlinJack
1985Not Quite ParadiseAngus Ross
1988The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her LoverHenchman (Harris)
1991KafkaThe Castle Attendant
1993Down Among the Big Boyswith Billy Connolly as a henchman
1993Nervous EnergyPeter Reid
1994Rob RoyColl
1996Stella Does TricksMcGuire
1997TitanicFirst Officer William Murdoch
1999The Big Brass RingKinzel
2000The Closer You GetPat
2000Little BirdMichael Hall
2001ConspiracyDr. Georg Leibbrandt
2002The Last Great WildernessMagnus
2003Young AdamDaniel Gordon
2004One Last ChanceFitz's dad
2004Dirty WarDeputy Assistant Commissioner John Ives
2006Alpha MaleHilary Benz
2009Valhalla RisingEirik (Chieftain of the Crusaders)


Year Title Role
1979All Quiet on the Western FrontDetering (German soldier)
1980Rain on the RoofBilly
1980MackenzieJamie Mackenzie
1981The Professionals (episode: Operation Susie)Rudiger Molner
1981Ill Fares the Land
1980The CameronsSam Cameron
1982Antony and Cleopatra TV
1983Good and Bad at GamesColenso
1984Distant Scream
1986Paradise PostponedGary Kitson
1986Boon (episode: The Big Game Hunt)Vincent Black
1989Only Fools and Horses (episode: In Sickness and in Wealth)Dr Robbie Meadows
1991-1992The AdvocatesBarrister Greg McDowell
1993Spender (episode: The More Things Change)
1996The Mugs GameKenny Cowan
1998Looking After Jo JoCharlie McCann
1998Heat of the SunJohn McAlister
1998Touch and GoRob Aldridge
1999The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock HolmesProfessor Canning
1999The Bill (episode: Treading Water)Steve Raines
2000Nature BoyLen
2000Rebus (John Hannah episode: The Hanging Garden)DI Jack Morton
2000Rebus (John Hannah episode: Black and Blue)DI Jack Morton
2001Silent Witness (Series 5 episode: World Cruise)DS Chris Moorhouse
2001Football TVDad
2003Real MenAlistair Jackson
2003The KeyJoe
2003P.O.W.Corporal John Stevens
2003WitchcrazeBishop James Carmichael
2003Trevor's World of SportNed Scott
2004Dirty WarDeputy Assistant Commissioner John Ives
2005Malice AforethoughtInspector
2005The SommeRawlinson
2007Rebus (Ken Stott episode: The First Stone)Michael Walker
2008Walter's WarSergeant Fuller
2008-2009River CityDaniel McKee
2013The Escape ArtistAdvocate Depute
2015The InterceptorCartwright

Other credited television roles

  • Dream Baby
  • Shadows on our Skin
  • Soldiers Talking Cleanly
  • The Quiet Days of Mrs Stafford
  • Green Street Revisited
  • A Woman Calling
  • The Man From Dene
  • Concordes last flight (Narrator)

Video game



  1. "Ewan Stewart - Listal". Retrieved 30 August 2017.
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