MATTHEW ZAJAC by Laurence Winram
Photo: Laurence Winram
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Suite 418 The Pentagon Centre, Washington Street, Glasgow G3 8AZ
Phone: 0141-204 4058
Glasgow City, Scotland, United Kingdom
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Height:6'3" (190cm)
Weight:13st. 7lb. (86kg)
Playing Age:51 - 65 years
Appearance:White, Eastern European, Scandinavian
Eye Colour:Blue-Grey
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Short
Voice Character:Assured
Voice Quality:Warm

About me:

BEST ACTOR 2009 Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) for THE TAILOR OF INVERNESS

BEST SOLO PERFORMER 2008 The Stage Edinburgh Festival Fringe Awards * SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST WINNER

2019 sell-out tour of Scotland and at the Made in Scotland Festival in Brussels in solo show THE TAILOR OF INVERNESS.

Film Television Stage Radio Further Credits
2019, Film, Rat, The Mad Shagger, Forest of Black, Ciaran Lyons
2017, Feature Film, Bishop Gornik, The Crucifixion, Xavier Gens
2017, Feature Film, Underwear Man, The Party's Just Beginning, Karen Gillan
2016, Feature Film, Willie, And Violet, Paul Gray
2015, Feature Film, Detective, Iona, Scott Graham
2013, Film, Pete, Betrayal, Blue Iris, Zak Hanif
2012, Feature Film, Rakovic, A Lonely Place To Die, Carnaby Films, Julian Gilbey
2011, Feature Film, Malkolm, Valhalla Rising, Belle Allee, Nicholas Winding Refn
2006, Film, The Collector, Wild Things, Brian Ross
2005, Feature Film, Duncan, Man To Man, Vertigo/Skyline, Regis Wargnier
2005, Film, The Shopkeeper, Voodoophone, Seth Hardwick
2003, Feature Film, Forensics Expert, Young Adam, David Mackenzie
2002, Feature Film, Gordon Bennett, Gordon Bennett, BZ Productions, Tim Brinkhurst
1994, Feature Film, Alastair Campbell, Chasing The Deer, Cromwell/Chasing The Deer Plc, Graham Holloway
1993, Feature Film, Dad, Ebb Tide, Molitor, Theresa Grimes
1988, Film, The Bad Man, The Chalk Mark, BFI, Bernard Rudden
1986, Film, Journalist, Doombeach, Children's Film Foundation
1985, Feature Film, Preston, Bellman & True, Richard Loncraine
2018, Television, Louis, Eminent Monster, Hopscotch, Stephen Bennett
2016, Television, Minister Matthews, One of Us, BBC, William MacGregor
2015, Television, Khariton, Atomic Espionage, NHK, Stephen Bennett
2014, Television, The General, Eve, CBBC/Leopardrama
2014, Television, Dimitri, River City, BBC Scotland, Jim Shields
2013, Television, Alex Henry, Shetland Raven Black, ITV Studios, John Mackay
2010, Television, Mr. Smith/Mr. Paige, Inspector George Gently, Company Pictures, Daniel O'Hara
2010, Television, Andrew Hyslop, Scottish Killers - Howard Wilson, STV, Douglas Mackinnon
2010, Television, Sheriff, Single Father, Red Productions/BBC, Sam Miller
2009, Television, Dowling MP, Garrow's Law, Twenty Twenty/BBC, Peter Lydon
2008, Television, Davis, Fiona's Story, BBC, Adrian Shergold
2007, Television, William Featherstone, Still Game, BBC/Effingee, Michael Hines
2007, Television, Reverend Campbell, Taggart - The Island, ITV/SMG, James Henry
2006, Television, Inspector Mackay, High Times, SMG, Justin Molotnikov
2006, Television, Father Paul, Low Winter Sun, Tiger Aspect/Channel 4, Adrian Shergold
2003, Television, Neil, The Cone Gatherers, BBC Scotland, Dee Dawson
2003, Television, John Baresci, The Planman, ITV, John Strickland
2002, Television, John Loch, Consider The Lilies, BBC Scotland, Dee Dawson
Television, Billy Friel, Taggart, ITV, Gordon Flemyng
Television, Ugo, Zastrozzi, Channel 4, David Hopkins
2020, Stage, Various, Cross Speeches, Theatre Point Corsica, Francis Aiqui
2019, Stage, The Tailor, The Tailor of Inverness, Dogstar Theatre Company, Ben Harrison
2018, Stage, Michael Mucklefanny/Grant, Let's Inherit The Earth, Dogstar Thaetre Company, Ben Harrison
2018, Stage, Mungo Park, Mungo Park - Travels in the Interior of Africa, Dogsta/2018 European Capital of Culture, Martin Lyngbo
2017, Stage, Mungo Park, Mungo Park - Travels in the Interior of Africa, Dogstar/Copenhagen Stage Festival, Martin Lyngbo
2017, Stage, Gordon, The Sky Is Safe, Dogstar, Ben Harrison
2016, Stage, Chubukov/Nyuhkin, Chekhov Shorts, 10ft Tall Theatre, Cameron Mowat
2016, Stage, Mungo Park, Mungo Park - Travels in the Interior of Africa, Mungo Park Theatre/Dogstar Theatre, Martin Lyngbo
2016, Stage, The Tailor, The Tailor of Inverness UK Tour, Dogstar, Ben Harrison
2015, Stage, The Tailor, The Tailor of Inverness, Dogstar/59E59 Theaters New York Brits Off Broadway, Ben Harrison
2014, Stage, Bruce Norval, Factor 9, Dogstar Theatre Company, Ben Harrison
2013, Stage, Tailor/Self, The Tailor of Inverness, Dogstar European Tour, Ben Harrison
2012, Stage, Aron, Hohaj, Vasterbottensteatern Sweden, Olle Tornqvist
2012, Stage, Captain Simon Fraser, The Captain's Collection, Dogstar Theatre Company, Alison Peebles
2012, Stage, The Tailor, The Tailor of Inverness, Dogstar/UMASS USA, Ben Harrison
2011, Stage, Aron, Hohaj, Vasterbottensteatern Sweden, Olle Tornqvist
2011, Stage, Archie, Sweetness, Dogstar Theatre, Matthew Zajac
2011, Stage, The Tailor, The Tailor of Inverness, Dogstar/Socitaetsteater Dresden, Ben Harrison
2010, Stage, The Tailor, The Tailor of Inverness, Dogstar European Tour, Ben Harrison
2009, Stage, Tailor/Self, The Tailor of Inverness, Dogstar/Holden St.Adelaide, Ben Harrison
2008, Stage, The Tailor/Self, The Tailor of Inverness, Dogstar Theatre Company/Assembly Edinburgh, Ben Harrison
2008, Stage, Ulfheim, When We Dead Awaken, Liverpool Unity/Vasterbottensteatern/Riksteatern, Josette Bushell-Mingo
2007, Stage, Director, 'e Polish Quine, Dogstar, Matthew Zajac
2007, Stage, The Abbott, Monks, Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, Mark Thomson
2007, Stage, Director, Wee Witches, Licketyspit/Platform Glasgow, Matthew Zajac
2006, Stage, Hanson, Further than the Furthest Thing, Prime Productions, Ben Twist
2006, Stage, Director, Molly Whuppie, Licketyspit/Byre Theatre St.Andrews, Matthew Zajac
2006, Stage, Andrew Innes, The Heretic's Tale, Dogstar, Stephen Docherty
2006, Stage, Director, The Seer, Dogstar, Matthew Zajac
2005, Stage, Director, Quangle Wangle, Licketyspit/Traverse, Matthew Zajac
2004, Stage, Boris, Karl Marx's Beard, Theatre Objektiv/Traverse, Ed Robson
2004, Stage, Death/Sir Thomas Urquhart/Scobie/Mother/Ranald, Seven Ages, Dogstar, Matthew Zajac, Hamish MacDonald
2002, Stage, Long Rob, Sunset Song, Prime Productions, Benjamin Twist
2001, Stage, Joe Saul, Burning Bright, Tramway Glasgow, Alison Peebles
2001, Stage, Benedict, The Mysterious Mother, Citizens Theatre, Robert David Macdonald
2000, Stage, Creon, Antigone, Citizens/TAG, James Brining
1998, Stage, Seoras, Camster, Grey Coast-Traverse & Tour
1997, Stage, Jim, Her Sister's Tongue, Hammersmith Lyric Theatre, Jacquetta May
1995, Stage, Duke of Alba, Don Carlos, Glasgow Citizens Theatre, Philip Prowse
1993, Stage, Andrew McAlpine, Blue Night In The Heart Of The West, Plain Clothes - Traverse, Claire Grove
2019, Radio, Dad, Melanie Sputnik, BBC, Gaynor Macfarlane
2015, Radio, Various, 44 Scotland Street, BBC Radio 4, David Ian Neville
2014, Radio, Campbell of Glenlyon, Murder Under Trust:The Massacre of Glencoe, BBC R4, Bruce Young
2013, Radio, Various, Writing the Century- Vera 'Jack' Holme, BBC Radio 4, David Ian Neville
2010, Radio, Tormod, Mr. Anwar's Farewell To Stornoway, BBC R4, Kirsteen Cameron
2009, Radio, Reader, For The Islands I Sing, BBC Radio 3, Mark Rickards
2009, Radio, Long Rob, Sunset Song, BBC Radio 4, David Ian Neville
2004, Radio, Priest, Dr. Korczak's Example, BBC Radio 4, Lu Kemp
2003, Radio, Major Perowne/Private O-Nine Morgan, Parade's End, BBC Radio 3, Patrick Rayner
2003, Radio, Calum/Alexei, Taglines, BBC Radio 4, David Neville
1998, Radio, The Supervisor, 54% Acrylic, BBC Radio 4, Claire Grove
1998, Radio, Reader, A North East Wind, BBC Radio 4, Claire Grove
1995, Radio, Jamie, Goillach, BBC Radio 4, Hamish Wilson
1995, Radio, Fraser, Tunes of Glory, BBC Radio 4, Patrick Rayner
Further Credits
2017, Writing, Writer, The Sky Is Safe, Dogstar, Ben Harrison
2015, Writing, Writer, The Testament of Gideon Mack, Dogstar/Eden Court
2013, Infomercial, Up Yours Cancer, Race for Life/Cancer Research, Mother London
2013, Writing, Writer, The Tailor of Inverness - memoir, Sandstone Press
2008, Writing, Writer, The Tailor of Inverness, Dogstar, Ben Harrison
2007, Documentary, Narrator, Lobstermen - (8 episodes), Discovery
2004, Documentary, Narrator, Race For Flight, Discovery
2003, Documentary, Narrator, Savage Evidence, Discovery, Steve Hoggard
2002, Documentary, Narrator, Magnetic Flip, Channel 4, David Sington
2002, Documentary, Narrator, Plague Hunters, National Geographic, Jeanine Butler
2001, Documentary, Narrator, Equinox - The Day The Seas Boiled, Dox/Channel 4, David Sington
2000, Documentary, Narrator, Equinox - Einstein's Biggest Blunder, Dox/Channel 4, David Sington
1999, Commercial, Chief Executive, Micron, Terry Gilliam
1996, Infomercial, Death, Anti Drink Drive Campaign


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
Aberdeen, American-Midwest, American-Standard, Central Scottish, Cockney, East European, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highlands*, Irish-Southern, Lancashire, London, Norfolk, Polish, RP, Scottish-Standard, Scottish-West Coast, South African
(* = Native/Fluent)
French, German, Polish, Swedish, Ukrainian
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Ballad, Baritone, Contemporary Dance, Folk Dancing, Folk Singing, Keyboards, Piano, Rock Singing
Performance:Actor-Musician, ADR-Additional Dialogue Recording, Children's Theatre, Comedy, Physical Theatre, Poetry Reading, Radio Drama, Radio Presenting, TV Presenting, Voice Over + Access to Studio, Voice Over Professional/Specialist
(* = highly skilled)
Badminton*, Canoe, Climbing, Cycling, Football*, Golf, Horse-riding, Kayak, Rugby, Swimming
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Computer Literate, Improvisation, Narration


BA Drama Bristol University