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Ian Paterson

M, #6778, b. 28 July 1926, d. 21 June 2008
Ian Paterson 1945
April 1945, St Mary's Episcopal Church, Broughty Ferry; L-R Hamish Smart, Ian Paterson, Alister Hill
  • Birth*: Ian Paterson was born on 28 July 1926 at Calcutta, India.1
  • He was the son of Robert Sinclair Paterson and Margaret Rae Kinnear.
  • Note for Web: Ian Paterson was an opera singer, performing at the King's Theatre in Glasgow in the pantomime 'A love for Jamie' and worked with Kenneth McKellar circa 1960.2
  • Note for Web*: He took part in the following productions:
    Ian Paterson, Male, Performer, Productions: Oh What a Lovely War [Original, Musical, Revue]
    Performer: Ian Paterson [German Officer];
    Performer: Ian Paterson [Kaiser];
    Performer: Ian Paterson [Sir Henry Wilson]
    Dates of Production
    Sep 30, 1964 - Jan 16, 1965
    The credits for this production have not yet been completed or verified.
    Oh What a Lovely War
    Broadhurst Theatre, New York (9/30/1964 - 1/16/1965)
    Preview:     Sep 29, 1964          Total Previews:     1
    Opening:     Sep 30, 1964          
    Closing:     Jan 16, 1965          Total Performances:     125
    Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway
    Comments: "Oh What a Lovely War" is based on official records, memoirs, commentaries, newspaper articles, and other factual data from World War I .
    Awards and nominations
    Songs in this Production
    by opening date
    Opening Night Production Credits
    Produced by David Merrick, Gerry Raffles and Theatre Workshop, Inc.
    Originally produced by Theatre Workshop, Inc.
    Book by Charles Chilton and Theatre Workshop, Inc; Musical Director: Shepard Coleman; Featuring songs by Bingham and Greene, Murphy and David and Valliant and Couturier; Featuring songs with lyrics by Lena Gulibert Ford and Stoddard King
    Directed by Joan Littlewood; Choreographed by Bob Stevenson
    Scenic Design by John Bury; Costume Design by Una Collins; Lighting Design by John Bury
    Stage Manager: Jerry Adler
    Design Supervisor: Klaus Holm; Press Representative: Maurice Turet; Military Adviser: Raymond Fletcher
    Opening Night Cast
    Fanny Carby      Performer      
    Frank Coda      Russia      
         English Signaller      
    Richard Curnock      French Captain      
         Assassin      
    Peter Dalton      Gendarme      
    Larry Dann      Russia      
         Luxembourg Signaller      
         Irish Private      
    Jack Eddleman      Performer      
    Myvanwy Jenn      Performer      
    Colin Kemball      Moltke      
         Belgium      
    Linda Loftis      Performer      
    Murray Melvin      France      
         French Lieutenant      
    Brian Murphy      England      
         Sir John French      
         The Padre      
    Ian Paterson      Sir Henry Wilson      
         German Officer      
         Kaiser      
    George Sewell      Sir Douglas Haig      
    Reid Shelton      Performer      
    Victor Spinetti      Master of Ceremonies
         General Lanrezac      
         Drill Sergeant      
    Bob Stevenson      Swimmer      
         Irish Standard Bearer      
    Valerie Walsh      Performer      
    Barbara Windsor      Performer
         Oh What a Lovely War (09/30/1964 - 01/16/1965)
    Song List               Sung By
    Act 1               
    Row, Row, Row
    (Lyrics By William Jerome)
    (Music By James Monaco)
    .......................................          The Ensemble
    We Don't Want to Lose You (Your King and Country Want You)
    (Music and Lyrics By Paul Rubens)
    .......................................          The Ladies
    Belgium Put the Kibosh on the Kaiser
    (Music and Lyrics By Paddy Ellerton)
    .......................................          Valerie Walsh
    Are We Downhearted
    (Music and Lyrics By )
    .......................................          The Men
    It's a Long Way to Tipperary
    (Music and Lyrics By Jack Judge and Harry Williams)
    .......................................          The Men
    Hold Your Hand Out Naughty Boy
    (Music and Lyrics By Murphy and David)
    .......................................          The Men
    I'll Make a Man of You
    (Music and Lyrics By Arthur Wimperis and Herman Finck)
    .......................................          Barbara Windsor
    Pack Up Your Troubles
    (Lyrics By George Asaf)
    (Music By )
    .......................................          The Men
    Hitchykoo
    (Lyrics By L. Wolfe Gilbert)
    (Music By Lewis F. Muir and Maurice Abrahams)
    .......................................          Fanny Carby
    Heilige Nacht     .......................................          Colin Kemball
    Christmas Day in the Cookhouse     .......................................          Brian Murphy
    Goodbye...ee
    (Lyrics By R. P. Weston)
    (Music By Bert Lee)
    ......................................          Victor Spinetti
    Act 2               
    Oh What a Lovely War
    (Music and Lyrics By )
    .......................................          The Ensemble
    Gassed Last Night     .......................................          The Men
    Roses of Picardy
    (Lyrics By )
    (Music By Haydn Wood)
    .......................................          Linda Loftus and Ian Paterson
    Hush Here Comes a Whizzbang     .......................................          The Men
    There's a Long Long Trial
    (Lyrics By Stoddard King)
    (Music By )
    .......................................          Ian Paterson
    I Don't Want to Be a Soldier     .......................................          The Men
    Kaiser Bill     .......................................          The Men
    They Were Only Playing Leapfrog     .......................................          The Men                
    Old Soldiers Never Die     .......................................          Murray Melvin
    If You Want the Old Batallion     .......................................          The Men
    Far Far from Wipers
    (Music and Lyrics By Bingham and Greene)
    .......................................          Colin Kemball
    If the Sergeant Steals Your Rum     .......................................          The Men
    I Wore a Tunic (When You Wore a Tulip)     .......................................          Ian Paterson
    Forward Joe Soap's Army     .......................................          The Men
    Fred Karno's Army     .......................................          The Men
    When This Lousy War Is Over     .......................................          Colin Kembal
    Wash Me in the Water     .......................................          The Men
    I Want To Go Home     .......................................          The Men
    The Bells of Hell     .......................................          The Men
    Keep the Home Fires Burning
    (Lyrics By Lena Gulibert Ford)
    (Music By Ivor Novello)
    .......................................          Myvanwy Jenn
    Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts
    (Lyrics By R. P. Weston)
    (Music By Herman Darewski)
    .......................................          Barabra Windsor
    Chanson de Craonne
    (Music and Lyrics By Valliant and Couturier)
    .......................................          The Ensemble
    I Dont Want to be A Soldier     .......................................          The Ensemble
    And When They Asked Us
    (Music and Lyrics By Jerome Kern)
    .......................................          The Ensemble
                   between 1964 and 1965.3
  • Note for Web: He took part in the following productions: Ian Patterson (II), Overview, Date of Birth: 28 July 1926, Calcutta, India, Date of Death: 21 June 2008, UK, Alternate Names: Ian Paterson, Filmography
    Actor:
    * 1970s
    * 1960s
    1. "Spy Trap" .... Schroeder (1 episode, 1975)
    - To Kill a Unicorn (1975) TV episode .... Schroeder
    2. "Crossroads" .... Andy Fraser (6 episodes, 1966-1975)
    - Episode #1.2302 (1975) TV episode (as Ian Paterson) .... Andy Fraser
    - Episode #1.500 (1966) TV episode .... Andy Fraser
    - Episode #1.499 (1966) TV episode .... Andy Fraser
    - Episode #1.498 (1966) TV episode .... Andy Fraser
    - Episode #1.497 (1966) TV episode .... Andy Fraser
    (1 more)
    3. "New Scotland Yard" .... Prison Officer Brown (1 episode, 1972)
    - The Wrong 'Un (1972) TV episode .... Prison Officer Brown
    4. "The Witch's Daughter" .... Det. Sgt. MacWhirter (3 episodes, 1971)
    - Episode #1.5 (1971) TV episode .... Det. Sgt. MacWhirter
    - Episode #1.4 (1971) TV episode .... Det. Sgt. MacWhirter
    - Episode #1.3 (1971) TV episode .... Det. Sgt. MacWhirter

    5. "Champion House" .... Peter Sanderson (1 episode, 1968)
    - Pilot Error (1968) TV episode .... Peter Sanderson
    6. "Knock on Any Door" .... Donald (1 episode, 1965)
    - First Offender (1965) TV episode .... Donald between 1965 and 1975.4
  • (Witness) Obituary: He was mentioned in the Obituary of Robert Sinclair Paterson on 10 June 1970. Mr Robert S. Paterson dead: Mr Robert S. Paterson, 3a Norwood Terrace, Dundee, died last night in Dundee Roayl Infirmary.
    Until his retiral a few years ago, Mr Paterson owned R. Kilpatrick & Co., Ltd., the electrical contracting and refrigeration firm at 5 Albert Square.
    For 19 years until 1939 he was with the Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation. He became the corporation's sales manager.
    Before Going to India he worked with Dundee Corporation.
    When he returned to Dundee Mr Paterson became general manager of R. Kilpatrick & Co. He took over the business in 1953.
    Mr Paterson was an A.M.I.E.E.
    Junior Footballer
    Before he went to India he played football for Arnot as a junior and turned out a few times for Dundee F.C. He also played football in Calcutta.
    During the first world war he was C.Q.M.S. with the City of Dundee Royal Engineers and was decorated.
    Mr Paterson was a member of Balgay Bowling Club. A past-president of the club, he was also a past-president of the ex-presidents' association.
    Mr Paterson, who was a Rotarian, was a member of St John's (Cross) Church.
    He is survived by his wife and his son and daughter.
    His son is Mr Ian Paterson the well-known singer and actor, and his daughter Margaret is the sife of Dr G.W. Johnston, Aberdeen.5
    [memo : A.M.I.E.E. = Associate Member of Institution of Electricial Engineers. C.Q.M.S. = Company Quartermaster Sergeant]
  • (Deceased) Death*: Ian Paterson died on 21 June 2008 at age 81.6
  • Obituary: Obituary : Ian Paterson, Published Tuesday 1 July 2008 at 11:20 by Gordon Irving
    Actor and singer Ian Paterson was born in Calcutta on July 28, 1926. The cultured Scot might have been destined for a career as an electronics boffin, but he put his BSc honours degree behind him and chose the lifestyle of a singer and actor instead.
    The Paterson family came home from India to be closer to their family roots on Tayside, to bring up young Ian and Margaret in the east of Scotland and to give their son the value of an education at Morrison’s Academy at Crieff in Perthshire.
    Paterson became a singing star of the now legendary Scottish pantomime “Jamie” and was the singing lead in “A Love for Jamie” at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh and in Newcastle-on-Tyne, in the 1963-64 season.
    Singer Fay Lenore, who starred with him in “Jamie” in Edinburgh, recalls “Ian was a very cultured actor with a fine voice and an engaging personality - an excellent choice for our Edinburgh season.”
    Pantomime success apart, Paterson adopted a diversified career in drama and music and at one time was appointed director of opera studies at the Birmingham School of Music. He even ventured into soap opera by playing Andy Fraser in Crossroads. His other home screen work included guesting at Grampian Television in offbeat music programmes like Cairngorm Ski Night.
    In theatre, mainly in England, he worked for the innovative producer Joan Littlewood in London, and at the Players Theatre. His visits home to Scotland, if not to play golf with his father on the hallowed turf at St Andrews, included a role in Rob Roy for Jimmy Logan and to join Stanley Baxter in revue at HM Theatre Aberdeen.
    In addition to enjoying the life of sunshine and gracious living in the Portuguese Algarve, he found time to work as an entertainment manager on cruise liners visiting Scandinavia, the Med. (and calling in at Leith for the cultural delights of Edinburgh).
    Paterson died on June 21. He is survived by his sister Margaret and his partner of 50 years, Matthew Russell. Theatreland was well served by this cultured man of music and drama. on 1 July 2008.6
  • Obituary: Ian Paterson, Published Date: 07 July 2008, Singer and actor Born: 28 July, 1926, in Calcutta. Died: 21 June, 2008, in Portugal, aged 81.
    IAN Paterson enjoyed several years as a top-of-the-bill singer in many of the leading Scottish theatres from the post-war years till the Sixties. He had a charming light musicality to his voice that blended in well with other leading singers and his warm and jovial personality made him popular with audiences all round Scotland. Paterson, for example, joined such stars as Jimmy Logan, Rikki Fulton and Stanley Baxter in the famous Howard and Wyndham pantomimes that were a hit every Christmas. His strong tenor voice was memorably heard in the popular Jamie series of pantomimes that played from 1966-68 at the King's Theatres in Edinburgh and Glasgow. They were titled A World for Jamie, A Love For Jamie and A Wish For Jamie and brought a real touch of glamour to the Scottish stage: they were renowned for their extravagant costumes and large casts. Paterson was later to appear in several episodes of Crossroads and do guest appearances on Grampian TV's Cairngorm Ski Night.
    Ian Paterson (he sometimes spelt his surname with two Ts) returned with his parents from India and was brought up on Tayside. He was educated at Morrison's Academy in Crieff and read electronic engineering at Aberdeen University where he was a contemporary of fellow singer Kenneth Mackellar. Rather than pursue a career in engineering, Paterson accepted the offer of a scholarship to study singing in Vienna.
    He returned to Scotland and fulfilled several engagements in clubs and theatres until 1946 when he was appointed director of opera studies at Birmingham School of Music. It was a post he much enjoyed but he was soon drawn back to live performing and in the mid Fifties returned to the stage. Paterson's voice made him ideal for concert evenings, summer shows and pantomimes, but he was also often engaged in the straight theatre. Apart from the seasons with Howard and Wyndham, Paterson appeared in two Shakespeare plays at the Edinburgh Festivals in the Sixties (one in a Traverse Theatre production of Macbeth). Other work included parts with the Joan Littlewood company in Stratford East and with the Players' Theatre both in London.
    In 1966, he was cast as Andy Fraser in the ITV soap Crossroads. The role of the irascible but kindly Scot was never a regular, but Paterson was to appear in the soap until 1975. In 1968, he was also cast by the directors of Crossroads in another of their series (Champion House) that told of dysfunctional textile family in the Midlands. Paterson continued to sing and did solo spots in numerous television shows – notably Grampian's popular Cairngorm Ski Night.
    Although he spent many years at his house on the Algarve, Paterson often returned to Scotland to fulfil engagements filming with Jimmy Logan in Rob Roy and joining Stanley Baxter for a summer season at His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen. One of his greatest joys when in Scotland, apart from seeing his family, was to play golf, especially at St Andrews. Paterson often worked as a generous and hospitable manager on cruise liners. He is survived by Matthew Russell, his partner of over 50 years.
    ALASDAIR STEVEN on 7 July 2008.7
Last Edited: 21 Nov 2014

Parents:

Father*: Robert Sinclair Paterson b. 8 Aug 1893, d. 9 Jun 1970
Mother*: Margaret Rae Kinnear b. c 1892

Citations

  1. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) from obituary in 'the Stage' published 1 July 2008 [Sept 2009].
  2. [S6] From CPT [Sept 2009].
  3. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) http://www.ibdb.com/production.php?id=3214 [Sept 2009].
  4. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1530226/filmotype [Sept 2009].
  5. [S40] Newspaper cutting from Courier & Advertiser - from CPT [July 2011].
  6. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) http://www.thestage.co.uk/features/obituaries/feature.php/21147/ian-paterson [Sept 2009].
  7. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) http://news.scotsman.com/obituaries/Ian-Paterson.4261020.jp [Jan 2011].