Paul McGillion

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Paul McGillion
Biographical information
Birth date (1969-01-05) January 5, 1969 (age 55)
Paisley, Scotland, UK
Nationality Scottish
Professional information
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994—present
Stargate-related information
Related series Stargate SG-1
Stargate Atlantis
Occupation Actor
Characters Ernest Littlefield (SG1)
Dr. Carson Beckett (SGA)

Paul McGillion (born January 5,1969) is a Scottish actor living in Canada. He portrayed young Dr. Ernest Littlefield in the episode "The Torment of Tantalus" (Stargate SG-1) as well as Dr. Carson Beckett and his clone in Stargate Atlantis.


Involvement in the Stargate universe


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Film and Television
Year Title Function Role Notes


  • McGillion has been credited as Guest Star from "Rising" to "Runner". After that, he became part of the main cast until the death of the character in "Sunday".
  • A group of fans set up a campaign at "" before news of McGillion's departure was confirmed.[1] Although the episode "Sunday" was highly admired, his character's death caused dismay and outrage among fans and critics.[2] Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune labelled the killing Beckett a "bonehead decision".[3] The producers did not anticipate the protest after the airing of the episode.[4] Between 60 to 100 fans from all over the world gathered for a peaceful protest outside The Bridge Studios in Vancouver on March 22, 2007, hiring a local pipe band.[4][5] Another protest followed at San Diego Comic-Con International on July 27, 2007.[2] McGillion returned in the cast as a reccuring actor, interpreting a cloned version of Carson Beckett in Season 4 and Season 5 of Stargate Atlantis.

External links


  1. Sumner, Darren (November 26, 2006). "Atlantis cast member to depart". Retrieved March 12, 2009. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wilson, Mark (2007). "Carson Beckett: Don't Kill Off the Fan Favorites". Retrieved March 14, 2009. 
  3. Ryan, Maureen (June 21, 2007). "Time's not on the side of 'Stargate SG-1,' which ends Friday". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 14, 2009. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gero, Martin, (2008). The Doctor Is In: The Return of Paul McGillion (DVD – Stargate Atlantis: Season 4). MGM. 
  5. Read, David (March 1, 2007). "A Message From Paul McGillion". GateWorld. Retrieved 2007-03-01.