Jim Dornan (on the right) appears in The Fall as a Policing Board member
It hasn’t gone unnoticed in the local Press that BGS past pupil Professor Jim Dornan (1955-67) had a cameo role as a Policing Board member in last Thursday’s (6 October) episode of BBC drama The Fall, which stars his own actor son Jamie – a past pupil of Methodist College, Belfast, but we’ll not go there!
However, suggestions that this was Jim’s acting debut – following an auspicious career as one of Northern Ireland’s best known gynaecologists – fall well short of the mark. In fact, as confirmed by our own school historian Trevor Gray, one of Jim’s BGS contemporaries, he appeared in a number of School productions, most notably playing Lady Macbeth (!) in Macbeth and Falstaff in Henry IV, Part one, as well as a character in Moliere’s The Miser.
No word as yet on whether Jim will have a role in any of his son’s impending film adaptations!!