Charlie Allan
MPS 2014 Weeze Saor Patrol 05.jpg
Allan in 2014
Born (1963-02-27) 27 February 1963 (age 59)
Occupation(s)Actor, musician

Charlie Allan (born 27 February 1963) is a Scottish actor and musician. He is the Chief Executive of The Clanranald Trust for Scotland,[1] a recognized non-profit organization in Scotland, which would spread and revive primarily Scottish culture and Scottish heritage through entertainment and education. For this purpose, a replica of a medieval Scottish village named Duncarron has been constructed.[2]

He is the founder of the Scottish band Saor Patrol.[3]

He is the Chief of Combat International and the Scottish Federation of Medieval Martial Arts (SFMMA), Combat International and the SFMMA are parts of The Clanranald Trust for Scotland. He played small roles in films such as Gladiator and Robin Hood. Since making Gladiator he is friends with Russell Crowe, who supports him in his Duncarron project.[4][5][6][7][8]

Allan was previously married to Malin Heen, with whom he had five children.[9] He has subsequently remarried.[10] In September 2022, Heen was found not guilty at Falkirk sheriff court of embezzling £47,000 from the Clanranald Trust, of which she was formerly an employee.[11]

In June 2012, Allan was hospitalised after being assaulted by two men shortly before he was due to play a concert at a hotel in Stirling. The beating was allegedly carried out by members of the Blue Angels Motorcycle Club, who accused Allan of helping the rival Outlaws Motorcycle Club establish a chapter in Dundee the previous year. Allan subsequently distanced himself from the Outlaws and withdrew from a scheduled appearance at a rock and blues event organised by the motorcycle club in Derby the following month. He said of the incident: "The attack was frightening and left me quite traumatised".[12]

References

  1. ^ "OSCR | Charity Details". Oscr.org.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Internet Report on historic-uk". Archived from the original on 18 October 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Saor Patrol - Home". Saorpatrol.com. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Report The Courier 2011". Thecourier.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Report in The Scotsman 2011". Scotsman.com. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  6. ^ Report Caledonian Mercury 2011 Archived 1 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Russell Crowe visits Scots fort". Bbc.co.uk. 5 June 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  8. ^ "Report on Cumbernauld News 2011". Archived from the original on 10 June 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  9. ^ How clan chief Charlie stole my Braveheart: Malin Heen tells how she proposed to tartan-clad husband the moment she saw him Jenny Morrison, Daily Record (8 June 2014)
  10. ^ Outlaw King: Scots heritage expert honoured to work on new Netflix blockbuster Brian McIver, Daily Record (9 November 2018)
  11. ^ Former clan Trust worker cleared of embezzling £47,000 from charity with links to Russell Crowe Daily Record (27 September 2022)
  12. ^ Hollywood star is battered after being caught up in biker gang turf war Daily Record (10 June 2012) Archived 25 November 2022 at archive.today