Ralph Riach


Born: Elgin, Scotland, UK


Ralph Riach (born 1936) is a Scottish actor from Elgin, Moray. He is best known for his role as John McIver (better known as TV John) in BBC One Scotlands comedy/drama Hamish Macbeth. His career began at the age of 45, when he appeared in Lost Empires (1986). He has appeared in television shows including Chancer, Mosley, Taggart, Monarch of the Glen, Peak Practice, Doctor Finlay, and Tutti Frutti. Film appearances include The House of Mirth (2000), The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999), Braveheart (1995) and Copying Beethoven (2006). He also portrayed John Laurie in the story of the making of Dads Army. In 2014 Ralph played a quirky scene in Scottish Feature film Time Teens: The Beginning directed by Ryan Alexander Dewar Starred in Darkness in The Afternoon 1994

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