The place are the forged of The Excessive Life now?

The cabin crew of the fictional airline Air Scotia haven’t graced our screens since 1995 – and a few have since turn out to be Hollywood icons, stars of the West End, and even featured on The Crown.

With a musical opening scene that was the3 campest factor since Rocky Horror, The Excessive Life adopted two stewards alongside a stern chief stewardess, and their clueless pilot. With a superb supporting forged, it’s a surprise we solely bought six episodes.

Whereas it solely ran for one season, the phrase ‘Oh dearie me!’ is burned into the minds of anybody who had a TV within the 90s. We’ve had a glance to see what the forged have been doing since they left Prestwick Airport.

Let’s meet up with Air Scotia.

Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming at the Glasgow Film Festival in March 2022 (Image: Daily Record)
Alan Cumming on the Glasgow Movie Pageant in March 2022 (Picture: Each day Report)

It nearly feels pointless to say, however Alan Cumming has had an in depth profession each earlier than and after The Excessive Life. In truth, the BBC present got here to an finish due to Cumming’s rising commitments in Hollywood.

His credit embody the James Bond movie GoldenEye, Burlesque, Romy and Michelle’s Excessive College Reunion, and lots of extra. In recent times, he was forged because the lead within the American CBS drama Intuition and featured within the Apple TV sequence Schmigadoon.

Cumming was appointed an OBE within the 2009 Queen’s Birthday Honours Listing for contributions to movie, theatre, and humanities, and activism for LGBT+ rights. In addition to selling LGBT+ rights with GLAAD and the Equality Community, the actor was a robust voice on the Sure vote of Scottish Independence.

That includes on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs in March, he stated his father’s bullying in his youth helped him turn out to be an actor. Cumming stated: “My dad didn’t break my spirit.

“I really feel the qualities it is advisable cope with an grownup who’s abusing you, and you’re powerless, and good qualities for being an actor. Listening, pretending you’re not feeling what you’re feeling, not exhibiting concern.”

Forbes Masson

Forbes Masson (right) and Patricia Hodge (left) at the Big Fish musical press night in 2017 (Image: Getty Images - David Benett)
Forbes Masson (proper) and Patricia Hodge (left) on the Large Fish musical press night time in 2017 (Picture: Getty Pictures – David Benett)

Since his final Air Scotia flight landed, Masson has had a celebrated profession in writing and theatre productions – in addition to that includes in TV sequence equivalent to Disaster and EastEnders.

The actor is related to the Royal Shakespeare Firm, and is greatest recognized for his roles in classical theatre on London’s West Finish. His spouse, Melanie Masson, was a finalist on the X Think about 2012.

Previous to this, Masson featured in a number of roles in Is It Invoice Bailey? In addition to starring in Channel 4’s cult comedy The Younger Individual’s Information To Changing into a Rock Star. Extra just lately, he crammed the position of the flower store proprietor, Mr Mushnik, in Little Store of Horrors on the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

In April, he starred as alcoholic taxidermist in The Taxidermist’s Daughter which debuted on the Chichester Pageant Theatre.

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Siobhan Redmond

Siobhan Redmond pictured in 1994 (Image: ExpressStar)
Siobhan Redmond pictured in 1994 (Picture: ExpressStar)

One other member of the Royal Shakespeare Firm, Redmond has featured in infinite TV productions in addition to starring as a stage actress for a few years.

After hanging up her stewardess uniform, she featured in Holby Metropolis, EastEnders, and Midsomer Murders. In 2013, she was appointed an MBE within the New Yr Honours for companies to drama.

In April, she returned to the BBC Two comedy sequence Inside No.9. She additionally debuted her position as Rachel Chiesley in The Straw Chair, on the Finborough Theatre in London.

Chatting with the Sunday Publish final yr, she stated there’s by no means been a greater time to be a lady and 61. The star stated: “Even when we weren’t in a pandemic, it might be fairly outstanding for a girl of my age to be so busy, however a lot of my career is simply luck about being in the suitable place on the proper time.”

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Patrick Ryecart

Patrick Ryecart pictured on the set of Midsomer Murders (Image: Bentley Productions)
Patrick Ryecart pictured on the set of Midsomer Murders (Picture: Bentley Productions)

Filling the position of Captain Hilary Duff (to not be confused with actress behind Lizzie McGuire), Ryecart additionally went on to star in a number of BBC sequence and theatre productions.

He’s greatest recognized for his position as Lord Wigram within the 2010 movie, the King’s Speech.

From 2017-2019, he starred because the Duke of Norfolk within the Netflix sequence The Crown. On stage, he debuted in lots of productions together with A Christmas Carol.

Hilary Lyon

Hilary divorced Alan Cumming in 1993 (Image: IMDb)
Hilary divorced Alan Cumming in 1993 (Picture: IMDb)

Beforehand married to Alan Cumming, the 2 divorced in 1993 – the yr earlier than The Excessive Life was launched. Within the present, she performed Jackie.

Because the present, of which Lyon featured in two of the six episodes, she’s gone on to star in Chef, Belief Me, and Outlander. On the small display, she’s additionally featured within the British establishments; Taggart and Casualty.

Chatting with InStyle journal in 2021, Cumming stated of his marriage to Lyon: “I don’t consider my divorce or different ended relationships as failures.

“I attempted arduous to make every one work and thought ‘that is it’. Knowledge, actually, is simply residing lengthy sufficient to see your self repeating behaviours and deciding to make totally different choices subsequent time.”

Geoffrey Toone

Geoffrey in his younger days, on the set of Freewheelers (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Geoffrey in his youthful days, on the set of Freewheelers (Picture: Wikimedia Commons)

Filling the position of Earl, Toone was 84 when The Excessive Life was on our screens.

The present was his final time that includes on a sequence, although he featured in a single final film in 1997 titled The Apocalypse Watch. After retiring, he moved to Denville Corridor in London – a retirement house for skilled actors.

He died of pure causes on the age of 94, in 2005. On the time, he was one of many final survivors of the Previous Vic theatre firm having appeared alongside the likes of Laurence Olivier.


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