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1. Sean Connery Sean Connery Actor, Dr. No Thomas Sean Connery was born on August 25, 1930 in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh. His mother, Euphamia McBain (Maclean), was a cleaning lady, and his father, Joseph Connery, was a factory worker and truck driver. He also has a brother named Neil Connery, who works as a plasterer in Edinburgh. He is of Irish and Scottish descent...
2. Iain Glen Iain Glen Actor, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Iain Glen is a Scottish actor, he was born on June 24, 1961 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy, an independent school for boys (now co-educational), followed by the University of Aberdeen. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he was the winner of the Bancroft Gold Medal...
3. Ewen Bremner Ewen Bremner Actor, Trainspotting
4. Lindsay Duncan Lindsay Duncan Actress, About Time
5. Georgia King Georgia King Actress, One Day
6. Nicholas Rowe Nicholas Rowe Actor, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Speaks fluent Spanish, French and Portugese. Lives in London. Attended Bristol University (BA in Hispanic Studies). Has appeared in numerous British plays and television programs. Most recognized by Americans as Sherlock Holmes in Young Sherlock Holmes. The son of a member of Parliament. Lived with Lou Gish for six years until her death in February, 2006.
7. Ken Stott Ken Stott Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
8. Mark Bonnar Mark Bonnar Actor, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
9. Shirley Manson Shirley Manson Self, Garbage
10. Jamie Sives Jamie Sives Actor, Rush
11. Ian Richardson Ian Richardson Actor, Dark City A classical actor (and founding member in 1960 of the Royal Shakespeare Company), Richardson earned international fame as the villainous Francis Urquart in the BBC television trilogy, "House of Cards." Uttered in a cut-glass accent, the Machiavellian Prime Minister's sly "You might well think that ...
12. Sara Stewart Sara Stewart Actress, Batman Begins Sara was born and raised in Edinburgh Scotland. After spending some time in England, she trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama in London, and made London her home. Her work has been diverse, ranging from classical tragic heroines like "Natalya Petrovna" in Turgenyev's "Month in the Country"...
13. Chloe Pirrie Chloe Pirrie Actress, Shell
14. Adrienne Corri Adrienne Corri Actress, A Clockwork Orange Born and raised in Scotland by Italian parents, Adrienne Corri attended the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts in London as a teenager and then appeared on both the English and American stage. While still a teenager, she made her film debut in Naughty Arlette. One of her most memorable film performances...
15. Alastair Sim Alastair Sim Actor, A Christmas Carol The son of Alexander Sim JP and Isabella McIntyre, Alastair Sim was educated in Edinburgh. Always interested in language (especially the spoken word) he became the Fulton Lecturer in Elocution at New College, Edinburgh University from 1925 until 1930. He was invited back and became the Rector of Edinburgh University (1948 - 1951)...
16. Arthur Conan Doyle Arthur Conan Doyle Writer, Sherlock Holmes
17. Greg McHugh Greg McHugh Actor, Marvellous
18. Alastair Duncan Alastair Duncan Actor, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Talented British actor Alastair Duncan was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK in 1958. He debuted in TV film The Hounds of the Baskervilles (1988), opposite Jeremy Brett playing Sherlock Holmes. He did some feature films and made a guest appearance in few TV series, until he made a small breakout in low-budget...
19. Sarah Crowden Sarah Crowden Actress, Brideshead Revisited Sarah Crowden is a British character actress who works extensively on film, television, and in the theatre, and who has appeared in over 50 television commercials for the UK, US and Europe. She is also a writer, has reviewed books for The Lady, TLS, The Observer and Literary Review amongst others, and contributes regularly to the literary quarterly Slightly Foxed...
20. Claire Goose Claire Goose Actress, Secret Smile Claire Goose was born in Edinburgh and lived there till she was two and a half. She grew up in Norfolk. Her parents are mother, Joy, and father, David, who is a GP in Kings Lynn and has also looked after the Royals. Claire also has an elder sister, Caroline, a nursery nurse, and an elder brother, Duncan...
21. Colin Buchanan Colin Buchanan Actor, The Pale Horse
22. Irvine Welsh Irvine Welsh Writer, Trainspotting Welsh's books have made him a cult figure within the writing world since the 1990s. Several of his books have become best sellers and all have a mixture of comedy, drama and hard-hitting issues...the best-known being Trainspotting which was made into a box-office smash worldwide at the movies in 1996...
23. Ian Charleson Ian Charleson Actor, Gandhi Being born and raised in Edinburgh, Charleson attended the Royal High School and then went on to attend Edinburgh University. He initially studied architecture but switched to an MA degree after cultivating an interest in acting. He won a place at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art after graduating from Edinburgh.
24. Ronnie Corbett Ronnie Corbett Actor, Fierce Creatures Ronnie Corbett began his successful show business career in the early 1950s. Amongst many other things he performed on stage with Danny La Rue in a cacophony of well received variety and cabaret shows. It was whilst performing in these shows that Corbett attracted the attention of several top TV producers and executives who were impressed with his abilities as a stand up comedian...
25. Finlay Currie Finlay Currie Actor, Ben-Hur Scottish-born Finlay Currie was a former church organist and choirmaster who made his stage debut at 20 years of age. It took him 34 more years before making his first film, but he worked steadily for another 30 years after that. Although he was a large, imposing figure, with a rich, deep voice and somewhat authoritarian demeanor...
26. David Elliot David Elliot Actor, Kajaki
27. Madeleine Worrall Madeleine Worrall Actress, Paddington
28. Graham Crowden Graham Crowden Actor, Out of Africa The imposing Scottish character actor Graham Crowden was one of the most recognizable and reliable British screen actors who worked for over half a century. He was the third of four children of a Scottish Presbyterian classics teacher. His first job was in a tannery in Edinburgh. He joined the Royal Scots Youth Battalion in 1940...
29. Hannah Gordon Hannah Gordon Actress, The Elephant Man
30. Anthony Dawson Anthony Dawson Actor, Dr. No Long-faced, emaciated-looking character actor with a thin mustache and an impeccable English accent, Anthony Dawson was typecast in a variety of villainous roles in the 1950s and 1960s. He was born Anthony Douglas Gillon Dawson in Edinburgh, Scotland, to Ida Violet (Kittel) and Eric Francis Dawson...
31. Robert Cavanah Robert Cavanah Actor, Sahara
32. Colm McCarthy Colm McCarthy Director, The Sign of Three Colm McCarthy is a director best known for his work on Peaky Blinders, Sherlock and Endeavour. He was born in Edinburgh and has lived there as well as in Dublin and London. He is happily married and plays a grand total of eight musical instruments all appallingly badly. He did not formally train in film making...
33. Gary Dubin Gary Dubin Actor, The AristoCats
34. Dario Franchitti Dario Franchitti Self, Maxim's Supercars
35. Frances Grey Frances Grey Actress, Messiah: The Promise
36. Brigit Forsyth Brigit Forsyth Actress, The Likely Lads
37. Valerie Edmond Valerie Edmond Actress, Saving Grace
38. Jamie Michie Jamie Michie Actor, The Selfish Giant
39. Paul Young Paul Young Actor, Mad Max
40. Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson Writer, Treasure Planet
41. Jack Tarlton Jack Tarlton Actor, The Imitation Game
42. Isobel Black Isobel Black Actress, 10 Rillington Place
43. Rona Anderson Rona Anderson Actress, A Christmas Carol
44. Grant Kirkhope Grant Kirkhope Composer, GoldenEye Grant was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. At the age of 5, he moved to England and spent the rest of his childhood there. He attended The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, majoring in Trumpet.He obtained the qualifications G.R.N.C.M and P.P.R.N.C.M. He spent the next ten years playing in many different bands ranging from rock to soul/funk, and was a session player...
45. Donald Cammell Donald Cammell Director, Performance British director Donald Cammell, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1934, came from a wealthy shipbuilding family. He began his career as a painter and by the mid-'60s was celebrated among the "Swinging London" crowd. He made his foray into the film industry when he wrote the script for The Touchables...
46. Scott Cleverdon Scott Cleverdon Actor, Goya's Ghosts Scott was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland. Leaving there at age 19 he trained in Glasgow's Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. A quick move to London followed with many appearances in TV and Film. On 1993 Central TV show "Sharpe" he met Spanish Assumpta Serna who would become his wife the next year...
47. Sidney Hayers Sidney Hayers Director, Burn, Witch, Burn Sidney Hayers entered films in the early 1940s, working in the sound department, as a focus puller and in the cutting room before he began his directing career with Rebound in 1958. The journeyman director's roster of credits also includes episodic TV on both sides of the Atlantic, a multitude...
48. John Mackenzie John Mackenzie Director, The Long Good Friday A solid and reliable filmmaker with frequent flairs of brilliance, Mackenzie gave up a career in acting because of a desire to control what he was doing. He assisted Ken Loach on his classic early TV plays such as Cathy Come Home, which inspired him and gave him the best training a TV director could dream of...
49. Frank Gilhooley Frank Gilhooley Actor, Guardians of the Galaxy Frank Gilhooley grew up in the mining town of Loanhead in central Scotland. Having never dreamed of becoming an actor, he trained as a Landscape contractor starting his own business in the early nineties. Married since 1993 to childhood sweetheart Angela, who even went to the same primary school & high school as Frank, and grew up just around the corner...
50. Frieda Inescort Frieda Inescort Actress, The Letter Tall, dark and regal Frieda Inescort's placid loveliness and dignified patrician features bode her well in Hollywood during the late 30s and 40s. Born on June 29, 1901, in Edinburgh, Scotland, the stage-established actress didn't arrive in Hollywood until age 34 (then considered too late for leading...
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