Shining a spotlight on Falkirk actor's debut back in 2000

A former Falkirk schoolboy who landed a part in a controversial new TV drama appeared on screen for the first time back in 2000.

Thursday, 2nd August 2018, 5:01 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd August 2018, 5:02 pm
David Paisley

David Paisley was picked to play one of the main characters in Tinsel Town despite having next to no acting experience.

The then-21-year-old from Glen Village was working as a barman in a Glasgow nightclub when he was told about the auditions.

He decided to try out for the role of a 17-year-old character and was amazed to be offered the part.

Tinsel Town, which revolved around the lives of a group of young Glaswegians, was dubbed a cross between cult hits This Life and Queer as Folk.

A former pupil of Woodlands High School, David played Ryan, who had an affair with a policeman he met while working in a night spot.

David went on to play parts in Casualty, Holby City and River City.