Only Fools and Horses has launched the careers of many actors who have gone onto starring roles on the small and big screen, with some of the lesser characters cropping up on the silver screen.
Eagle eyed fans will recall the character of Doctor Robbie Meadows played by Ewan Stewart in the hit BBC show, and for some he will already be very familiar.
Ewan made his appearance in 1989 in the Only Fools And Horses episode Sickness and Wealth during a two-minute part still remembered by fans.
The well-established Scottish actor has a career spanning decades and has a long list of television and film credits under his belt.
In the 90s he starred in The Bill and The Advocates before playing DS Chris Moorhouse in Silent Witness (2000), John Stevens in P.O.W (2003), John Burke in Taggart (2008), and various roles in Rebus in the 2000’s.
His movie credits include a violent drug dealer opposite Robert Carlyle in Looking After Jo Jo in 1998 and a stand out role playing first officer William Murdoch in James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster Titanic, alongside Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
Since then Ewan, 63, has also played Cartwright in The Interceptor (2015), Michael Hogarth in Vera (2017), and Bob Price in Things I Know to Be True (2017), amongst many more television appearances.
The actor was also in the running to be the new James Bond at one stage and the first Bond since Sean Connery.
Ewan was one of the final candidates battling it out to play 007 in 2006’s Casino Royale, taking part in top-secret screen tests at Pinewood Studios for the coveted role of James Bond in 2005, alongside Henry Cavill who went on to play Superman.
He met director Martin Campbell at the time and screen-tested for the role of Bond which eventually went to Daniel Craig.
Stewart lives in Chiswick, West London with his wife English actress Clare Byam-Shaw, is best known for Waters of the Moon (1983), A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987) and Growing Pains (1992).
The couple share two children, Thomas and Eleanor.