Movies

Ken Cameron

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Ken Cameron
Sound Engineer for Crown Film Unit & Director

Ken Cameron was born 1st December 1915 in Wendover, Buckinghamshire where he spent his early childhood. But his mother died when he was nine, and the family broke up.

His father moved to Dundee, home of the Sunday Post, to which he contributed serial stories. His brother James (who was to become celebrated as a journalist and broadcaster) was sent to work as an office boy at the Sunday Post’s Manchester offices.

Andy Clyde

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Andy Clyde
Comedic Actor & Hopalong’s Sidekick!

Born in Rattray, Blairgowrie, Perthshire on the 25th March 1892, actor Andy Clyde was brought up in Helensburgh where his family, he was brother to actor David Clyde and actress Jean Clyde, had a shop.

At the invitation of his close friend James Finlayson, Clyde went to the United States in the early 1920s to join producer Mack Sennett's roster of comedians.

David Clyde

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Helensburgh Hero - David Clyde actor
Solid & Dependable Hollywood Supporting Actor

David was born on 27th May 1887 in Glasgow and moved to Helensburgh with his parents John and Mary when he was very young.

James Copeland

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James Copeland
Talented Scots character actor of stage and screen.

James was born in Helensburgh on the 1st May 1918. He made his professional debut in 1953 in the UK production Laxdale Hall (known in the US as “Scotch on the Rocks”. During a career spanning four decades, James has appeared in many films and TV shows.

Laura Grieve

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Laura Grieve - Digital Artist
From Helensburgh to Madagascar via Shrek! A true Artist of the Digital Age

Laura Grieve was born in Glasgow on August 5th 1969, but spent 16 formative years of her life in Helensburgh. Laura was a pupil at Hermitage, sharing a class at the Academy with future Film Director, Tom Vaughan.

On leaving the Academy, Laura continued her education at Oxford Brookes University, where she studied Fine Art & Anthropology, also managing to spend time at the University of the Aegean, on an Erasmus Scholarship and the University of Northern Colorado.