|Height||6' (1.83 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Born in Glasgow, Scotland and raised by his parents in East Kilbride, his mother was a midwife and his father was a Royal Air Force mechanic and prosthetics engineer. At a young age he started lifting weights and became a competitive junior Scottish bodybuilder, winning several championships in his late teens.
He enrolled in evening acting classes and joined a local drama group before attending drama school in Glasgow. Shortly after he started work in the theatre, touring with Harold Pinter's classic, 'The Birthday Party', in the role of the menacing McCann and also Edward Albee's 'A Zoo Story', as Jerry to rave reviews.
He progressed to T.V and film roles and made his own short films, notably Scene. (2006) playing a hapless actor trapped in a movie within a movie, for which he won his first BAFTA Award. A variety of diverse roles followed in American and British independent films followed with depression-era caper/heist The Red Machine (2009) then the self-penned Running in Traffic (2009) as the grief-stricken Cullen, alongside Kenneth Cranham for which he won his second BAFTA and Trailblazer awards. He demonstrated his leading man versatility in the action heist Battleground (2012) and then again as the aged Bruce Callaghan in To Our Bright White Hearts (2012) before gaining over 40 lbs of muscle for the towering Russian, Dolokhov in Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz (2013).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous