Robert Carlyle pays tribute to tragic co-star

ROBERT Carlyle has paid a moving tribute to a tragic Scots actress and co-star who has died.


Jenny McCrindle, who was 46, appeared alongside Carlyle in films such as Looking After Jo Jo.


Early yesterday morning (Wednesday), the Scottish actor tweeted: “Devastating news…RIP Jenny McCrindle.”





Alongside a picture of the two of them in the 1998 movie Looking After Jo Jo, he added: “My own little Marilyn xx”.


Jenny’s family yesterday confirmed that she had passed away but declined to comment further.


Her brother-in-law, Stuart Grant, sent a tweet to Irvine Welsh on Monday which read: “Just thought you would like to know that Jenny McCrindle, who was in the Acid House, has died. My wife’s sister. All very sad.”


The actress, who was born in Maryhill, Glasgow, included Dream Baby and Somersault among her other film credits.


She played Carlyle’s love interest, Lorraine, in Looking After Jo Jo, depicting a vulnerable woman who thinks that she is “the best Marilyn Monroe since Marilyn Monroe.”




Welsh tweeted: “So sad to hear about the tragic, untimely death of the wonderful Jenny McCrindle.
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Actress Ruth Connell, who stars in American series Supernatural, tweeted: “Just lit a candle for Jenny McCrindle. Gorgeous, talented Scottish actress – long admired. Had a great drunken boogie with her years ago. RIP.”


And Colin McCredie, best known for his role as DC Stuart Fraser in STV drama Taggart, wrote: “Can’t believe it. So sad. She was such a wee star and such brilliant fun.”


Scots writer and actress Lynn Ferguson said: “Gutted to hear about the death of my wee pal Jenny McCrindle. A riotously funny, smart and brilliant Scottish actress. It’s not right.”




Forbes Masson, another Scottish TV star, also paid his respects on social media. He said: “Jenny McCrindle was an immensely talented, uniquely funny, warm, wild and outrageous spirit. I cannot believe she’s gone. It’s heartbreaking.”


Scots film director Paul McGuigan, best known for directing films such as Lucky Number Slevin, Gangster No. 1 and Push, wrote: “Sad to hear about Jenny McCrindle. A brilliant and uniquely talented actress.”


One Twitter user said: “Very shocked and saddened to hear of the untimely death of Jenny McCrindle. Great actress, great laugh and cute as a wee button! So, so sad.”


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