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1. James McAvoy James McAvoy Actor, X-Men: First Class McAvoy was born in Port Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth (Johnstone), a nurse, and James McAvoy, Sr. He was raised in Drumchapel, Glasgow by his grandparents, after his father, a roofer by trade, abandoned his mother when James Jr. was 7. He went to St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary in Jordanhill, Glasgow, where he did well enough and started "a little school band with a couple of mates"...
2. Tommy Flanagan Tommy Flanagan Actor, Gladiator Tommy Flanagan was born in Glasgow, Scotland. While growing up, Tommy made his living as a DJ for the local dance clubs. In his early twenties, he became a member of Robert Carlyle's Raindog Theatre Company where he made his stage debut in such productions as 'Wasted I and II', 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest', and 'MacBeth'...
3. Graham McTavish Graham McTavish Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Graham McTavish is a Scottish television, film, and voice actor. McTavish has also had many supporting roles in British dramas and films such as Casualty, Jekyll, The Bill, Taggart, and Sisterhood. He also played the ill-tempered Mercenary Commander Lewis in Rambo alongside Sylvester Stallone. Graham...
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. Peter Capaldi Peter Capaldi Actor, In the Loop Brought up in Glasgow, Scotland, Peter Capaldi attended drama classes and was accepted into the Glasgow School of Art. While studying there he secured his breakthrough role in Local Hero. He was announced the 12th Doctor Who 4th August 2013 on a BBC special programme. He had to hide it from his daughter who remarked to him why it is his name never came up during the buzz...
7. 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)...
8. John Barrowman John Barrowman Actor, Zero Dark Thirty John Barrowman was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and moved to the U.S. with his family when he was eight. He first lived in Aurora, Illinois, then his family moved to Joliet. He attended Joliet West High School, where his father worked at the Caterpillar head office. He attended DePaul University for a short while...
9. 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...
10. David McCallum David McCallum Actor, The Great Escape 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...
11. Rory McCann Rory McCann Actor, Alexander 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...
12. 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...
13. Tony Curran Tony Curran Actor, Gladiator
14. Craig Ferguson Craig Ferguson Self, Episode #1.1 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.
15. Gary Lewis Gary Lewis Actor, Gangs of New York
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. Angus Macfadyen Angus Macfadyen Actor, Braveheart Attended the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland and the Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England.
18. Gordon Ramsay Gordon Ramsay Self, 8 Chefs Compete
19. Billy Boyd Billy Boyd Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1968, this 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, but sadly they passed away when he was 12...
20. Ross McCall Ross McCall Actor, Green Street Hooligans
21. Bill Paterson Bill Paterson Actor, The Killing Fields
22. James Robinson James Robinson Actor, Braveheart
23. 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...
24. Michelle Gomez Michelle Gomez Actress, The Acid House
25. Kirsty Mitchell Kirsty Mitchell Actress, Attila Kirsty Mitchell was born in Glasgow, Scotland and is of Italian and Irish descent. It was at the age of 17 that Mitchell was crowned the coveted title of "Miss Scotland". Along with her modeling career, Mitchell trained at the prestigious "Central School of Ballet" in London, and was an accomplished dancer before turning her focus on acting...
26. Finn Den Hertog Finn Den Hertog Actor, Rent
27. Andrew Airlie Andrew Airlie Actor, 50/50
28. Sharon Small Sharon Small Actress, About a Boy
29. 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...
30. 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...
31. Angus Lennie Angus Lennie Actor, The Great Escape
32. David Hayman David Hayman Actor, Sid and Nancy
33. Kevin Macdonald Kevin Macdonald Director, The Last King of Scotland
34. John Gordon Sinclair John Gordon Sinclair Actor, World War Z
35. Phyllida Law Phyllida Law Actress, The Time Machine
36. Alec Newman Alec Newman Actor, A Lonely Place to Die 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. Morven Christie Morven Christie Actress, The Young Victoria
38. Derek Riddell Derek Riddell Actor, Tooth and Claw Derek Riddell is one of the UK's underrated actors who graduated from LAMDA's three year acting course in 1990. Derek worked very hard leading up to his television career in plays including Midsummer Night's Dream and Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing. Also appeared in The Cosmonaut's Last Message to the Woman he once Loved in the Former Soviet Union at the Tron theatre...
39. Lynne Ramsay Lynne Ramsay Director, We Need to Talk About Kevin
40. Brian McCardie Brian McCardie Actor, Filth
41. Gregor Fisher Gregor Fisher Actor, Love Actually Gregor Fisher first rose to fame when he was cast in the 1978 sketch show Scotch and Wry and his success was consolidated when he was cast in the 1986 sketch show Naked Video alongside Tony Roper, Helen Lederer, Elaine C Smith, Jonathon Watson, Ron Bain, Andy Gray, John Sparkes, Louise Beattie and Kate Donnelly...
42. Lulu Lulu Self, New Best Friend 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...
43. Joe McFadden Joe McFadden Actor, Small Faces
44. Armando Iannucci Armando Iannucci Writer, Alan Partridge
45. Angus Young Angus Young Soundtrack, The Avengers Angus Young was born on March 31, 1955 in Glasgow, Scotland. At school, Angus was an unenthusiastic student. His only real academic interest was art wich allowed him some freedom of expression. He gave up school at 15 and went to work for a soft porn magazine called Ribald as a printer. But his ambitions laid elsewhere anyway...
46. Khalid Abdalla Khalid Abdalla Actor, The Kite Runner
47. Bob Spiers Bob Spiers Director, Spice World
48. Joy McAvoy Joy McAvoy Actress, Filth
49. Dawn Steele Dawn Steele Actress, Episode #1.2
50. 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...
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