Cal Macaninch

Cal Macaninch

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1969-01-01 (52 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Govan, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

24 Movies · 24 TV shows

Biography

Cal MacAninch (born 24 November 1963) is a Scottish actor, who is known for portraying the character of DI John Keenan in police drama HolbyBlue on BBC1 (from 2007–08). Other notable appearances were his roles as Mr Thackeray in the ITV period drama, Mr Selfridge, and Henry Lang in Downton Abbey, but he has played many leading roles in British television and film over the last 30 years.

Personal Life

MacAninch and his wife, actress Shauna Macdonald, have three daughters. MacAninch is a keen marathon runner.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Time

Time

2021
A prisoner with an impossible choice. Sean Bean and Stephen Graham are starring in a story about punishment and principles.
The Reckoning

The Reckoning

10
2021
In the aftermath of the Great Plague and amidst the witch-hunts against women, a young widow grapples with the tragic death of her husband in a society completely consumed by fear and death. She is ac...
TV
Vigil

Vigil

2021
The police are in conflict with the Navy and British security services because of the disappearance of a Scottish fishing boat and the death on-board a submarine. A conspiracy that goes to the very he...

2020.

1 TV show
TV
Des

Des

2020
Dennis Nilsen was one of the most notorious cases in UK criminal history. The series explores the personal and professional consequences of coming into contact with a man like Nilsen.

2019.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Intrigo: Dear Agnes

Intrigo: Dear Agnes

2019
What is the worth of a human life?
Susan Hill's Ghost Story

Susan Hill's Ghost Story

2019
An antique book dealer finds himself haunted by the ghost of a young boy, he decides to investigate the strange occurrences within his life.
TV
The Victim

The Victim

6
2019
A grieving mother is accused of identifying the man she believes killed her son. Is he a notorious child murderer or a tragic victim of mistaken identity?

2018.

1 Movie
Calibre

Calibre

2018
Two lifelong friends head up to an isolated Scottish Highlands village for a weekend hunting trip that descends into a nightmare as they attempt to cover up a horrible hunting accident.

2015.

1 TV show
TV
Banished

Banished

6
2015
Banished is a story of survival. There is a stark historical reality to the story of Australia. It is a tale of love, faith, justice and morality played out on an epic scale in a confined community wh...

2012.

1 Movie
Hamilton 2: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter

Hamilton 2: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter

3.5
2012
Carl Hamilton's goddaughter is missing. When the kidnapping's underlying motive is known, the Swedish authorities assume a passive role. With the help of international contacts, Hamilton was able to g...

2011.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Vera

Vera

4.72
2011
A sharp detective with a messy life, Vera Stanhope patrols her "patch" of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Vera faces the world with caustic wit, gu...
The Awakening

The Awakening

4
2011
England was overwhelmed by the loss of World War I. A child ghost is being explained to a boarding school by a hoax exposer.

2010.

2 TV shows
TV
Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

4.65
2010
The lives of the Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era were chronicled in this book, with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierar...
TV
Strike Back

Strike Back

5.75
2010
Section 20 is a fictional branch of the Secret Intelligence Service that follows John Porter, a former British Special Forces soldier who is drafted back into service.

2009.

1 TV show
TV
Garrow's Law

Garrow's Law

2009
The concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' was introduced at London's Old Bailey by William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused.

2008.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Merlin

Merlin

6.57
2008
Prince Arthur, heir to the crown of Camelot, and a young man with extraordinary magical powers are unlikely to have a friendship.
Doomsday

Doomsday

4.5
2008
Millions of people are killed by the lethal Reaper virus in Britain. Three decades later, the virus reappears in a major city. An elite group of specialists is dispatched to the country to get a cure....

2007.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Jetsam

Jetsam

2007
A young woman finds herself onto a desolate beach and tries to find out the how and why of her immediate life. Along with a lost memory, to further complicate her situation a man who she discovers was...
TV
Holby Blue

Holby Blue

2007
The police force at Holby South is tasked with the toughest job yet. Not only are they fighting the usual crime with drug offenders and gang members, but they are also faced with the threat of terrori...

2006.

2 TV shows
TV
Sorted

Sorted

2006
There is a comedy drama about the lives of postmen. They share their lives in and out of the sorting office.
TV
Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart

2006
The family decided to emigrate to South Africa in order to establish an animal reserve.

2005.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Ghost Squad

The Ghost Squad

2005
Company Pictures produced the British crime drama series The Ghost squad. The show was created by Tom Grieves. The premise of the series is inspired by the real life "Ghost Squad" that existed between...
Rag Tale

Rag Tale

2005
A romance plays out in the tabloids.

2004.

1 Movie
Dear Frankie

Dear Frankie

4
2004
Since he can remember, nine-year-old Frankie and his single mom have been on the move, most recently arriving in a Scottish seaside town. Wanting to protect her son from the truth that they've run awa...

2002.

1 TV show
TV
Rockface

Rockface

2002
Rockface is a British television drama series which was broadcast on BBC One from 2002 to 2003. It ran for two series: the first six episodes were broadcast from 13 March to 17 April 2002 on Wednesday...

2001.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Point Men

The Point Men

2001
Some time after their botched operation to capture a known Palestinian terrorist, a team of Israeli agents starts to get killed off one by one. Their leader must get to the bottom of things before the...
TV
Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law

2001
James Nesbitt is playing an undercover police officer in Murphy's Law.

2000.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Breathtaking

Breathtaking

2000
A beautiful psychiatrist befriends an abused patient, ultimately leading to lust and murder.
TV
Waking the Dead

Waking the Dead

4.67
2000
A detective team uses new techniques to solve old crimes.
Best

Best

2000

1999.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Warriors

Warriors

1999
The series tells the story of a group of British peacekeepers who were in Bosnia in 1993 during the ethnic cleansing of the Lava Valley.
The Lost Son

The Lost Son

1999
A private eye in London is exiled from his native Paris and his best friend is a high-class call girl. He got a call from an old friend who told him that his brother-in-law was missing. Xavier was hir...
Warriors

Warriors

1999
The conflict in Bosnia has become something of a forgotten war, as the story of five young soldiers and their harrowing experiences in the region is not for the faint hearted.

1998.

3 Movies
Speak Like a Child

Speak Like a Child

1998
Speak Like a Child, the feature film debut of documentary director John Akomfrah, explores the intense friendship that evolves between three troubled teenagers growing up in an isolated children's hom...
The Woodlanders

The Woodlanders

1998
The story is set in the 19th century. Grace comes back to the town after finishing school. Her father believes she can find a better husband than her childhood sweetheart. She still loves Giles despit...
Sentimental Education

Sentimental Education

1998
The main character in the story is Fabrice, a group of international fashion models. The film examines the hollowness of his glamorous lifestyle, leading to self discovery and ultimately a personal ca...

1996.

1 TV show
TV
Silent Witness

Silent Witness

5.5
1996
Silent Witness focuses on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.

1995.

2 Movies
Nervous Energy

Nervous Energy

1995
Tom and Ira are living in London. Tom decided to go to Glasgow to visit the family he hasn't seen in a decade because of the disease. Ian is disgusted by his lifestyle and his mother shows no compassi...
Dangerous Lady

Dangerous Lady

1995
No one thinks a seventeen-year-old girl can take on the hard men of London's gangland, but it's a mistake to underestimate her: she's smart, beautiful and very dangerous. She and her brother are unbea...

1993.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Rik Mayall Presents

Rik Mayall Presents

1993
Showcasing the talent and versatility of its star, Rik Mayall Presents comprises six episodes of dark humour spread over two series, where he plays such diverse roles as a paranoid TV show host, an un...
Splitting Heirs

Splitting Heirs

1993
A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and business to an American who he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again. He thinks he is the heir to the throne. H...

1991.

1 Movie
Alive and Kicking

Alive and Kicking

1991
Stevie "Smudger" Smith and his wife Marie are both addicted to drugs. She gave birth to a baby when he dealt with another dealer. The baby appeared to be addicted to the habit. Stevie doesn't want to ...

1989.

1 TV show
TV
The Paradise Club

The Paradise Club

1989
The Paradise Club is a BBC television drama starring Don Henderson and Leslie Grantham as Frank & Danny Kane. Two series were produced and were broadcast between 1989 and 1990. The show focuses upon ...

1987.

1 TV show
TV
The Ruth Rendell Mysteries

The Ruth Rendell Mysteries

6
1987
The Ruth Rendell mysteries was a British television series that aired between August 1987 and October 2000.

Unknown Year.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
The Punishment

The Punishment

The boy responsible for the events that led to his son's murder is hunted down by a grieving father who is unable to escape the consequences of his own violent actions.
Nobody Has to Know

Nobody Has to Know

Phil has a stroke. He was told that they were in love before his accident.
TV
The Riff Raff Element

The Riff Raff Element

Jeremy Ancock is the director of Dressing for Breakfast and episodes of The Bill and Bergerac. The British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series was presented in 1994.
TV
Dangerous Lady

Dangerous Lady

Focusing on the Ryan family in London throughout the 50s/60s. Maura Ryan is the only girl of seven older boys. The oldest brother, Michael, is the patriarchal figure and controls their gangland activi...
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