People we’ve known

As well as capturing people of note, Alex has had a long relationship with Dundee Rep, photographing productions and actors. He’s also enjoyed a long working relationship with the Royal family.

Losing his sight and the lower part of his right leg during WW2, Syd Scroggie subsequently became an inspirational figure as a mountain walker, poet and author, nd
Royal family at Balmoral, 1964
Bryan Stanyon & Hannah Gordon ‘Hamlet’, 1962
Duncan McCrae, ‘The Miser’, 1962
‘The Rising’ with The McCallmans, 1973
Wizard of Oz, 1975
Greg Fisher with other members of the cast of Midsummer’s Night Dream, playing at Dundee Rep, 1976








Jill Gasgoine, actor, Alex Coupar, photographer and Robert Robertson, Artistic Director, Dundee Rep, at opening of exhibition of theatre productions photographed by Alex
Bobby Charlton training youngsters at Dundee, nd







A renowned artist of landscapes, still lifes and portraiture, Alberto Morrocco was also Head of Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, 1980
Opera singer Kiri Te Kanawa received an Honorary Degree from the University of Dundee in 1982
Joanna Lumley as Madame Ranevskaya in ‘The Cherry Orchard’, Dundee Rep, 1989



Some images dating from mid-1966 and earlier are potentially copyright of DC Thomson & Co Ltd where Alex was employed as a staff photographer.  All other images are copyright of Alex Coupar.  Audio is copyright University of Dundee Archive Services. Nothing to be reproduced without permission


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