Line Of Duty actor Brian McCardie dies aged 59

Line Of Duty actor Brian McCardie dies aged 59

Line Of Duty actor Brian McCardie has died aged 59, his family has confirmed.

Best known for playing mafia boss John Thomas ‘Tommy’ Hunter in the police procedural, he had also recently joined the cast of Outlander prequel, Blood Of My Blood.

His sister confirmed his death on X, writing: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brian James McCardie, beloved son, brother, uncle and dear friend to so many.

“Brian passed away suddenly at home on Sunday 28th April. A wonderful and passionate actor on stage and screen, Brian loved his work and touched many lives, and is gone much too soon.

“We love him and will miss him greatly; please remember Brian in your thoughts.”

She said funeral arrangements would be announced in the days ahead.

No cause of death was given.

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The Scottish actor had appeared in one episode of Outlander, playing Sir Marcus MacRannoch, before being cast as the chief of Clan Grant in the forthcoming Outlander prequel.

The show, which centres around the lives of Outlander character Jamie Fraser’s parents, is currently filming in Scotland according to Starz network.

With a career stretching over three decades, McCardie had appeared in numerous TV shows over the years.

He starred opposite Sean Bean in the 2021 BBC prison drama Time and in Irvine Welsh’s TV series Crime in the same year.

He also appeared in Sky Atlantic’s Domina, set in Ancient Rome playing Roman statesman Cicero.

His film appearances included Rob Roy, Irvine Welsh’s Filth and the thriller Low Winter Sun alongside Mark Strong.