David Paisley - out gay actor - formerly of "Tinsel Town" & "Casualty" has been playing a role in this scottish soap for about a year now. He is part of the local crimelord family - albeit playing the "sensitive son". Till now he has been portrayed as str8 having had a relationship with a local girl, which all went tits-up after he discovered she had been a prostitute - not that he cared about that, it was beacuse she didn't tell him about it that he couldn't forgive her. Then his father decided she wasn't good enough for his son and offered her money to disappear - which she did. Anyhow, he seems to have acquired a gay friend - not sure how this came about as I don't watch it every week
Although the current vibe is that he is str8 who doesn't have problems having a gay friend, there is definitely an undercurrent going on between these two. In tonight's epi, his younger sister (who thought he was secretly dating another girl but just keeping it from her - and he made no effort to distract her from the notion that it was a girl) discovered the girl is actually a guy.
Given that David Paisley has predominantly played gay characters before, I have a feeling that this is gonna develop into a "coming out" story / romance. Probably with the added angst of his father being a macho thuggish type.
It's a shame no-one puts this up on the net because David Paisley is a pretty good actor.
David Paisley is leaving the show. Too bad, because he's a good actor, and very charismatic. He was great in Tinsel Town, and I've watched that Casualty (or Holby or whatever) kiss more than a few times.
There are also some gay characters on the show as well, from what the Gays of Daytime column at Afterelton says. I don't know, I haven't really seen very much of this show.
Scott has been the resident gay character in this soap since the beginning. I have to be honest (whilst I don't dislike him) I find him to be a bit uptight & angsty, therefore have never really managed to get involved in his storylines. He's had a number of relationships over the years, his biggest being about a year or so ago when he had an affair with Eddie, a hard faced police detective. Eddie was married with two teenage sons and secretly began having an affair with Scott. The story rambled on for a while with Eddie having all kinds of issues about stuff till finally his wife found out forcing them to split. He kind of got together with Scott and the story rambled on for a while longer and eventually resulting in Eddie moving in with Scott. This then led on to Eddie & Scott having his teenage sons over to stay allowing for more angst & wailing from Eddie (will they ever be happy together ) In a bizarre twist Scott & Eddies wife became friends - both concerned for the well-being of Eddie - who had by that time been outed at work. Finally issues began to be resolved and it looked like Eddie & Scott were finally going to reach a happier place as a couple - a romantic meal was planned by Scott who'd finally gotten his man - unfortunately when he arrived home that night he discovered Eddie lying dead on the floor having been shot by person unknown. The riddle of Eddie's murder also dragged on for a long time but eventually got resolved (it was done by the local crimelord and a corrupt detective from the police station). The thing that irked me most about this storyline was that the actor who played Eddie was particularly unconvincing at portraying himself to have any gay feelings
Scott's most recent storyline has revolved around his best girl friend Ruth - they've been best friends since the beginning & mostly have shared a flat together - at one point Ruth got married to a guy who was a womaniser - she eventually found out that he had been sleeping with a prostitute (David Paisley's girlfriend) when he gave her a sexually transmitted disease. She was pregnant at the time but in the ensuing melodrama told him that she had aborted it. Anyway he eventually left and she made a pact with Scott for him to be the father and they would raise it together - Scott was desparate to be a dad and was overjoyed at this decision. Before the birth he started having a relationship with a black guy Manu (who was his boss), however, after the baby was born Manu got disgruntled that he could never spend anytime with Scott because he was so besotted with the baby. Upon discovering that the baby's dad did not know of it's existence, he wrote a letter & sent a photo of the baby to it's dad - thinking if the real dad became involved in the baby's life Scott would have to step aside and therefore they would have more time to be a couple together. The baby's dad re-appeared and caused a whole heap of trouble for Ruth who was suffering from post natal depression (she has a history of mental dificulties). Once Scott realised it was Manu who had told the real dad he kicked him into touch.
Thanks a lot final81!! Looks very promising / interesting....
(David Paisley has definitely matured since 'Tinsel Town'. )
Pfff... I do have some trouble with understanding all that's been said, but I think I got the general clue. (You have to get used to it I think) Your introduction was already a big help Sheepie. But if I have some serious trouble understanding the dialogue, I'll glady ask for help.... ;D
final81 YAY RIVER CITY I'm a crazed Tinsel Town fan and lover of David Paisley. This is awesome. Do you happen to know the broadcast dates of these clips? Would be great info to have. Thanks so much for the uploads. You're a star.
David Paisley could have chemistry with shrub. I love him. I think the actor who play Nathan is also very charming. Lovely duo, can't wait to see what happens when Amber sees Rory again. Weee! Their relationship is very sweet.
I already knew that he was leaving and maybe there isn't enough of a storyline for it to matter but generally folks would call this kind of information "spoilers" so maybe folks should PM this information or put it in a color text that had to be highlighted to be read?
I've gotten in trouble on the list previously for thinking certain kinds of info was "common knowledge" but I think even if the storyline is a brief one, folks like to have to option to not know what's going to happen.