Struan Rodger

Struan Rodger (born 18 September 1946) is a British actor who has appeared widely in a range of supporting roles. He appeared briefly in Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? in 1978 but his first major film role was as Eric Liddell's friend and running coach Sandy McGrath, in the Oscar-winning 1981 film, Chariots of Fire. His later films included Diamond Skulls (1989), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), The Madness of King George (1994), The Innocent Sleep (1996) and Stardust (2007).[1]

Struan Rodger
Born (1946-09-18) 18 September 1946
England, United Kingdom

Rodger is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Barbara Flynn's husband in the television detective series Chandler & Co.[2] Rodger had a recurring role on Rumpole of the Bailey as Detective Inspector Brush, a police detective noted for what Rumpole perceives as flagrant abuses of the law.[3] He is also the actor who provided the voice for the Doctor Who character Face of Boe in the stories "New Earth" and "Gridlock".[4]

Rodger has also appeared on television in episodes of Miss Marple, Maigret, Midsomer Murders and Look and Read, as well as portraying Bonnie Prince Charlie in "Through a Glass, Darkly," a season four episode of Highlander: The Series.

In 2009, he appeared in The First Domino at Brighton Festival Fringe.[5] In 2014, he played the mythical Three-Eyed Raven in the Game of Thrones episode "The Children";[6] he was replaced by Max von Sydow when the character reappeared in the sixth season.

in 2009, Rodger made his video game debut in Wallace and Gromit's Grand Adventures as the Con Artist Monty Muzzle, in the Episodes "Muzzled!" and "The Bogey Man", although he was erroneously credited as "Straun Rogers" [7]


Year Title Role Notes
1978Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?Asst. Director
1981Chariots of FireSandy McGrath
1989Diamond SkullsPeter Eggleton
1991Afraid of the DarkWindow Cleaner
1994Four Weddings and a FuneralBest Man - Wedding Three
1994The Madness of King GeorgeDundas
1994Nexus 2.431Azhar
1996The Innocent SleepPeter Samson
2003Young AdamJudge
2011Kill ListThe Client
20117 LivesRory's Dad
2017The MarkerJimmy Doyle


  1. "Struan Rodger".
  2. "Chandler & Co".
  3. "BFI Screenonline: Rumpole of the Bailey (1978-83, 87-92) Credits".
  4. "New Earth (2006)".
  5. Emily-Ann Elliott (5 May 2009). "Bomb survivor writes Brighton play". The Argus. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  6. "'Game of Thrones' Season 4 casts Struan Rodger: Is he Bloodraven?". 17 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  7. "IMDB cite..."

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