SCOTTISH stage and screen legend Gregor Fisher is heading to Greenock for a special one-off event discussing his life and career.

The actor, best known as Rab C Nesbitt in the hit BBC comedy series, will grace the stage of the Beacon Arts Centre on Saturday November 23 for a 'Wee Blether' with director Nigel West.

The Greenock theatre is the only venue in Scotland selected for the 'evening with' style event.

Gregor will take a trip through his childhood with adoptive parents in Neilston, via the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, to his first TV appearance, alongside Rikki Fulton, in Scotch and Wry in the late 1970s.

He will also share stories from his time as string-vest wearing philosopher, Rab C Nesbitt, and anecdotes from his time working alongside acting royalty, such as Al Pacino in The Merchant of Venice and Richard Burton in 1984, and his appearances in films like White Mischief, Love Actually and the remake of Whisky Galore.

Gregor also played 'Grandpa Potts' in a tour of the stage musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

He said: "I'm not sure what I'm letting myself in for here.

"The Beacon Arts Centre is the only venue to host this event."

The acclaimed actor will be put on the spot by director Nigel, who has been pursuing him for some time.

He said: "I first worked with Gregor in 2007, when I directed a production of the stage musical The Wizard of Oz, and he played the 'Cowardly Lion'. "I am thrilled that I have finally persuaded him to sit down and recollect moments from his extraordinary childhood and career. "Along with a few questions from the audience, it should make for a laughter-filled, spontaneous and ultimately surprising evening."

Tickets for the event, which starts at 7.30pm, are on sale now from the Beacon in person, online at or by calling the box office on 723723.