BORN 12 Aug 1922, Paisley, Renfrewshire - DIED 6 Jun 1987, London|
CAUSE OF DEATH cancer of the stomach
GRAVE LOCATION Richmond, Greater London: East Sheen Cemetery, Sheen Road (Section J, grave 187)
Fulton Mackay grew up in Clydebank where he was raised by an aunt after the death of his mother. In 1941 he joined the RAF as a volunteer and he served in the army for five years, including three years in India.
After the war he started as an actor. Between 1949 and 1958 he was engaged at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh. He moved to London where he was Oscar in "The Naked Island" in 1960. Other parts at different theatres followed. He also worked as a director and in 1981 he founded the Scottish Theatre Company.
On television he was best known for his part as prison warder Mr Mackay in "Porridge". He was married to the actress Sheila Manahan. In 1984 he was awarded an OBE.
Wife: Manahan, Sheila