Cast Spotlight - James Keenan
Updated: Mar 24
James is known for his versatility in his ability to play all manner of roles over his acting career. He can be seen in the first season of Outlander and appeared in 10 episodes of the CBeebies show Teacup Travels (Plumb Films) playing a variety of characters such as a Soothsayer to an Old Viking and an expectant father!
Last year James played the key role of Jimmy Anderson and other characters in the hit podcast series Search the Series (Toasted Fiction) in which the second season is now in pre-production.
James works closely with Scottish based groups and in the last few years has performed in many productions for Short Attention Span and worked again with Internabang Productions in their animation of When Stars Align.
James has been a Cumbernauld resident for over 40 years, he has a close connection to Moodiesburn where the show is touring as his brother is a coach and a nephew a player for the local football team Bridgend. Every Saturday come rain or shine; James is there supporting the team.
James has enjoyed his time working on Other Side of The River, as it has made him work outside of his comfort zone, with improvisation workshops and singing, but most of all spending time with the community of Ferguslie Park and being inspired by their devotion and commitment to each other no matter the issue. Special shout out must go to Pat Kidd the inspiration for Andy. A kind and generous man with amazing stories to tell.