A TV producer from Rhu has revealed his pride at receiving an Emmy for his part in the most award-winning series of all time.

Duncan Muggoch, 54, was in Hollywood last week to attend the 71st Primetime Emmys.

As a key member of the team behind Game of Thrones, Duncan received a golden gong at the ceremony in Los Angeles on September 22, when the show was named Outstanding Drama Series for a joint-record fourth time.

In doing so, it became the first series in history to win the category for an eighth season.

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Duncan, who nicknamed his award ‘MacEmmy’, said: “It was a fantastic night. We didn’t win as many awards as we were hoping for, but we did get best supporting actor for Peter Dinklage and, of course the big one, the last award to be given out, for Outstanding Drama Series. It was very exciting and a proud moment.

“We did very well in the creative arts section of the awards. We got 10 Emmys the weekend before – the ceremony is split over two weeks, so we got 12 Emmys in total, which matched our record.

“You are not making the show expecting to get an award, however, Game of Thrones is the most award-winning television series in history, so it’s great to get it.”

Duncan was raised in Rhu and attended Keil School in Dumbarton, which has since closed but was at the time one of the country’s leading independent secondaries.

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He started out in the TV industry in 1990 after taking up a position with the BBC, before leaving seven years later to become a freelance location manager, unit production manager, line producer and now producer.

His current role involves taking charge of the business and financial aspects of a production.

He returned to settle in Rhu in 2000 and his career since has seen him work on productions including Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp, The Bourne Ultimatum starring Matt Damon, The Da Vinci Code, Captain America, Skyfall, and Monarch of the Glen.

But despite regularly rubbing shoulders with big-screen royalty, Duncan says he has no difficulty remaining grounded.

“I can’t really say that I’ve ever pinched myself,” he said.

“It’s just part and parcel of the job – most of them are just normal people.

“I have two daughters, Annie, who is 21 and Molly, who is 16, and they think it’s all very glamorous.

“They’ve been involved in hair and makeup with some of the shows and they’ve been to a few premieres.

“But I work away an awful lot and it’s a tricky life, so it’s not just all glamour.”

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Duncan is currently in London producing a new show for HBO called The Nevers, which is an epic tale following a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities.

And for anyone wishing to follow in his footsteps and earn their own place among the stars stateside, Duncan has some simple words of advice.

“Perseverance is the key”, he said.

“It’s very much about knowing people in the industry, but I would say to anyone looking at getting in to look into the different film and media courses that are available and then to keep plugging away, getting your name out there and getting work experience.

“It’s a hard one to walk off the street and get a job, but there’s such a variety of people who work in the industry now.”