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Mark McManus (1935 - 1994)
Rank: Important Scot
Mark McManus was an actor best known for his portrayal of Detective Chief Inspector Jim Taggart in the long-running ITV television series Taggart for eleven years until his death.
In the 1960s McManus relocated to Australia, where he performed in amateur theatre groups, leading him to become a professional actor. He appeared in the popular children's TV series Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, and also starred in Tim Burstall's unsuccessful but historically important feature film 2000 Weeks (1969), which was the first full-length Australian-produced feature made in Australia since Charles Chauvel's Jedda in 1954.