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1. Rory McCann Rory McCann Actor, Game of Thrones Six foot six inches tall, with brown eyes and dark hair, Rory McCann from Glasgow began his working life at the top - as a painter on the Forth Bridge in Scotland. He came to notice in a television commercial for Scotts' Porridge Oats, in which he appeared as a scantily-clad hunk in a vest and kilt and little else wandering snowbound streets but warmed by the inner glow of the porridge...
2. James McAvoy James McAvoy Actor, X-Men: First Class McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a nurse, and James McAvoy senior, a bus driver. He was raised on a housing estate in Drumchapel, Glasgow by his maternal grandparents (James, a butcher, and Mary), after his parents divorced when James was 7. He went to St Thomas Aquinas Secondary in Jordanhill...
3. Graham McTavish Graham McTavish Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Graham McTavish is a Scottish television, and film actor best known for his roles as Dougal Mackenzie in the popular TV series "Outlander" (2014-16), as Dwalin in the "The Hobbit" trilogy for Peter Jackson(2012-14) as well as the Saint of Killers in AMC's series "Preacher" based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's cult comic book series (2016 onwards)...
4. Kelly Macdonald Kelly Macdonald Actress, Brave Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald was born and raised in Glasgow. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she was raised by her mother, a sales executive in the garment industry. She has one brother, David. As a hobby, she acted in an amateur theatrical club, which she enjoyed a great deal. Macdonald was working as a barmaid...
5. Tommy Flanagan Tommy Flanagan Actor, Gladiator Tommy Flanagan was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. In his twenties, Tommy made his living as a DJ for local dance clubs until a violent attack nearly ended his life. In hospital, his friend Robert Carlyle persuaded Tommy to give acting a try. Mr. Flanagan joined Carlyle's Raindog Theatre Company where he made his stage debut in such productions as 'Wasted I and II'...
6. Robert Carlyle Robert Carlyle Actor, 28 Weeks Later 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...
7. Laura Fraser Laura Fraser Actress, A Knight's Tale Laura Fraser was born on 24th July 1976 and brought up in Glasgow. Her father, Alister, used to run a small building company but is now an aspiring scriptwriter; her mother, Rose, used to be a nurse but is now a college lecturer. She has an older brother who works with computers, a younger sister who is studying philosophy at university...
8. John Barrowman John Barrowman Actor, Arrow John Barrowman is an Entertainer with a capital E. He sings, he dances, he acts, he presents, he judges - he is a unique talent in the entertainment industry on both sides of the Atlantic. John can currently be seen in the regular role of Malcolm Merlyn (aka The Dark Archer) in the hit American drama series Arrow...
9. David McCallum David McCallum Actor, NCIS Since David McCallum's father, David McCallum Sr., was first violinist for the London Philharmonic and his mother, Dorothy Dorman, was a cellist, it's not surprising that David was originally headed for a career in music, playing oboe. He studied briefly at the Royal Academy of Music. He left that, however...
10. Ray Park Ray Park Actor, X-Men Raymond Park was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He moved with his parents, younger brother and sister to London, England. He was raised in London from the age of seven. His father introduced him into Martial Arts from a young age. Ray always wanted to be in the movies, or be like the heroes in movies but he was most inspired by martial arts...
11. Tony Curran Tony Curran Actor, Gladiator
12. Angus Macfadyen Angus Macfadyen Actor, Braveheart Best known as Robert the Bruce in Braveheart, Angus McFadyen has enjoyed a fine career in the film business. He has been in a variety of different films and television shows over his life, playing such well known roles as Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach, Robert the Bruce, and Orson Welles. Born in Glasgow...
13. Gary Lewis Gary Lewis Actor, Gangs of New York
14. Peter Capaldi Peter Capaldi Actor, Doctor Who Peter Capaldi was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Nancy (Soutar) and Gerald John Capaldi. His parents owned an ice cream business. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), Scottish, and Irish descent. Capaldi attended drama classes and was accepted into the Glasgow School of Art. After graduating he secured his breakthrough role in Local Hero...
15. Douglas Henshall Douglas Henshall Actor, Orphans Douglas Henshall was born in Glasgow, Scotland in November 1965. His mother was a nurse and his father a salesman. He is the youngest of three children and has two older sisters. He grew up in Barrhead and attended Barrhead High School. Whilst at school a friend asked him to join The Scottish Youth Theatre based in Glasgow...
16. David O'Hara David O'Hara Actor, The Departed David O'Hara was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Patrick and Martha O'Hara. After leaving school he was accepted for a Youth Opportunities Programme, at a community theatre based at the Glasgow Arts Centre. It toured local schools under the direction of Robin Peoples. David moved to London at age 17...
17. Billy Connolly Billy Connolly Actor, Brave Billy Connolly was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. He left school to work in the shipyards becoming a welder and joined the Territorial Army (in the parachute regiment) at around the same time. He developed an interest in folk music, eventually becoming an accomplished banjo player and a member of the band Humblebums with Gerry Rafferty (later of Baker Street fame)...
18. Joe McFadden Joe McFadden Actor, Holby City
19. Kirsty Mitchell Kirsty Mitchell Actress, The Hitman's Bodyguard Kirsty Mitchell was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Along with her modeling career, Kirsty Mitchell trained at the prestigious Central School of Ballet in London and at the age of seventeen was crowned the coveted title of "Miss Scotland" before turning her focus on acting. Kirsty Mitchell was nominated...
20. Marianna Palka Marianna Palka Actress, Good Dick Palka was born and brought up in Glasgow, Scotland and moved to New York City at age 17 to study at David Mamet and William H. Macy's Atlantic Theater Company. Marianna wrote, directed and stars alongside Jason Ritter, Mark Webber, Charles Durning and Tom Arnold in the award winning love story, "Good Dick"...
21. Craig Ferguson Craig Ferguson Writer, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson By August of 1994, Craig Ferguson was established as one of Great Britain's leading comedians - he had just had huge success at the Edinburgh Festival. In January 1995 he moved to Los Angeles where he now works as an actor-writer-director-producer-creator.
22. Michelle Gomez Michelle Gomez Actress, Doctor Who
23. Ross McCall Ross McCall Actor, White Collar After many years on the West End stage and with the BBC on various productions, he landed the role of Liebgott in Band of Brothers for HBO. This led to him coming to the US to work once more with Tom Hanks in the Robert Zemeckis film, The Polar Express. He began to star in various U.S. television shows...
24. Deborah Kerr Deborah Kerr Actress, The King and I Deborah Kerr was born on 30 September 1921 in Helensburgh, Scotland, the daughter of Captain Arthur Kerr-Trimmer. She was educated at Northumberland House, Clifton, Bristol. She first performed at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, London. She subsequently performed with the Oxford Repertory Company 1939-40...
25. Sharon Small Sharon Small Actress, About a Boy
26. Iain De Caestecker Iain De Caestecker Actor, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
27. Billy Boyd Billy Boyd Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Billy Boyd was born in 1968 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Mary and William Boyd. The talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school's production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him to the performances...
28. Freya Mavor Freya Mavor Actress, The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun Mavor was born in Glasgow but grew up in Canonmills, Edinburgh, after moving there with her parents and older brother Alex. Her father James Mavor is an award-winning playwright who heads up the MA screen-writing course at Napier University. Her grandfather, Ronald Bingo Mavor, was The Scotsman's theatre critic in the early 1960s before he became the director of the Scottish Arts Council...
29. Lynne Ramsay Lynne Ramsay Director, We Need to Talk About Kevin
30. Sean Biggerstaff Sean Biggerstaff Actor, Cashback Sean Biggerstaff was born to a firefighter and a community education worker. He joined a local drama group and he acted as "Augustus Gloop" in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". After that, for six years, he joined the Scottish Youth Theatre. It was there he got his big break when Alan Rickman asked him be Tom in The Winter Guest...
31. Armando Iannucci Armando Iannucci Writer, Alan Partridge
32. James Robinson James Robinson Actor, Braveheart James Robinson is a Scottish actor. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to a florist and a firefighter. James has one sister, who is a nurse. James had his first success on screen when he was 10-years-old. He garnered much acclaim for his performance as the young William Wallace in Mel Gibson's 5 Oscar® winning blockbuster...
33. Gordon Ramsay Gordon Ramsay Producer, Hell's Kitchen
34. Bill Paterson Bill Paterson Actor, The Killing Fields
35. David Hayman David Hayman Actor, Sid and Nancy
36. Alec Newman Alec Newman Actor, The Last Kingdom Alec Newman was born in Glasgow on the 27th of November 1974. Raised both in Scotland and England he joined the National Youth theater at 17 after injury ruled out a career in soccer. There he played various roles most notably Iago in Shakespeare's Othello, opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor. Upon finishing his training both at the NYT and then at LAMDA...
37. Katy Townsend Katy Townsend Actress, Mass Effect: Andromeda Katy Townsend "The Cheeky Scot" hails from Glasgow where she unearthed her passion in the theatre world. Currently exploring her twenties in Los Angeles, Katy's adventures have lead in to independent cinema, high profile video games, audiobooks and most recently; virtual reality, motion capture and animation...
38. 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...
39. Phyllida Law Phyllida Law Actress, The Time Machine
40. Finn Den Hertog Finn Den Hertog Actor, Outlander
41. Lulu Lulu Self, It's Lulu Born in Glasgow in 1948. As a teenager, she toured the northern clubs with her band, "the Luvvers". After her initial success with a cover of "Shout" reaching #7 in 1964, Lulu went on to establish herself as one of the biggest-selling British female singers of the 1960s. She made her film début in To Sir, with Love...
42. Sharon Rooney Sharon Rooney Actress, Hector
43. Richard McCabe Richard McCabe Actor, Notting Hill
44. Vincent Gale Vincent Gale Actor, Big Eyes Vincent Gale received his stage training at the Royal Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland, and his credits include Beggars in the House of Plenty, in which he appeared with Babz Chula, Criminals in Love, The Miracle Worker, and The Relapse. He won a Best Dramatic Actor Award from The Alberta Motion Picture Industry for his role of "Jimmy" in Bordertown Café.
45. Derek Riddell Derek Riddell Actor, The Missing After completing a BA in business studies at the University of Strathclyde, in his home city of Glasgow, he went on to train at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and has worked extensively in theatre film and television in both the UK and the USA Having first come to prominence in Channel 4's cult hit "The Book Group" ,he has since had recurring roles in many well known...
46. Kevin Macdonald Kevin Macdonald Director, The Last King of Scotland
47. Mary Ure Mary Ure Actress, Where Eagles Dare An enchantingly beautiful, luminous blonde, Mary Ure was born in Glasgow in 1933. Her first film was Zoltan Korda's Storm Over the Nile, a misfiring remake of The Four Feathers. Next was Windom's Way - a tale of rubber plantation strikes and marital strife, but more significant events had been occurring off-screen...
48. Brian McCardie Brian McCardie Actor, Filth
49. Khalid Abdalla Khalid Abdalla Actor, The Kite Runner
50. Gordon Jackson Gordon Jackson Actor, The Great Escape Gordon Cameron Jackson was born on December 19, 1923, in Glasgow, Scotland, the youngest of five children, whose father taught painting in the city. His interest in acting began during his school years, when he took part in many amateur productions. This led to him being spotted by the BBC, and that led to work in such radio shows such as "Children's Hour" followed...
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