Robert Carlyle Poster


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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 14 April 1961Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Nickname Bobby
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Robert Carlyle was born in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth, a bus company employee, and Joseph Carlyle, a painter and decorator. He was raised by his father after his mother left him when he was four. At the age of 21, after reading Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," he enrolled in acting classes at the Glasgow Arts Centre. In 1991, together with four other actors, he founded the Raindog theatre company (named after Tom Waits' album "Rain Dog," one of Carlyle's favorites), a company dedicated to innovative work.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: John M Doyle

Spouse (1)

Anastasia Shirley (28 December 1997 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Thin frame

Trivia (17)

He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1999 New Years Honours List for his services to drama.
Founded a theater company in 1991.
Ranked seventh in the 2001 Orange Film Survey of greatest British actors.
In 2002, his wife gave birth to a daughter, Ava.
Owns the Rain Dog Theatre Company, named after the album "Rain Dogs" by Tom Waits.
A partner in the British film production company 4 Ways along with Antonia Bird, Irvine Welsh and Mark Cousins.
Son Harvey born March 2004.
Has not seen his estranged mother, Liz McDonald, since he was four years old.
His father, Joe, died at age 76 on January 7, 2006, and was buried in Maryhill, Glasgow, on January 14th.
Son, Pearce Joseph, born April 2006 at Queen Mother's Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland.
Trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (renamed the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland [RCS] in 2011) and formed his own theatre company, Rain Dog, in 1991.
Turned down a role in 28 Days Later... (2002) before taking a role in 28 Weeks Later (2007).
At age 17 he once worked as a butcher.
Featured in the music video for the Oasis song "Little by Little".
Turned down a major role in the 2004 remake of Flight of The Phoenix.
He was given the Special Acting Recognition Award by the Tallgrass Film Festival for his work in California Solo.
He is of both Scottish and Irish ancestry.

Personal Quotes (3)

I hate that term, "Method". It's definitely been given to me over the years, but I don't know if it's true. My belief is that every actor's got their own "method", and as long as it works, that's OK.
People like Jim Jarmusch or Spike Jonze make the kind of American cinema that really interests me. And working with them has, so far, been the only thing I haven't been able to do. But other than that I'm perfectly happy with where I am.
I owe my father everything.

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