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1. 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...
2. Kelly Macdonald Kelly Macdonald Actress, No Country for Old Men 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...
3. 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'...
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. 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...
6. 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...
7. 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...
8. John Barrowman John Barrowman Actor, Torchwood 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. 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, 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...
11. Peter Capaldi Peter Capaldi Actor, In the Loop 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...
12. Tony Curran Tony Curran Actor, Gladiator
13. 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...
14. 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)...
15. Michelle Gomez Michelle Gomez Actress, The Acid House
16. 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...
17. 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...
18. Iain De Caestecker Iain De Caestecker Actor, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
19. Ross McCall Ross McCall Actor, Green Street Hooligans Born in Port Glasgow, Scotland, McCall started his career in West End productions of Oliver, Les Miserables, The King and I, and Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers. He then ventured into film and television, working opposite, among others, Bob Hoskins, Michael Caine, Jeremy Irons, and the rock group, Queen, playing Freddie Mercury in their MTV video, The Miracle...
20. 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...
21. 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...
22. 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.
23. Gary Lewis Gary Lewis Actor, Gangs of New York
24. Kirsty Mitchell Kirsty Mitchell Actress, Barbarians Rising 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 was crowned the coveted title of "Miss Scotland" before turning her focus on acting. Kirsty Mitchell was nominated for the 2011 Johnnie Walker® Blue Label Great Scot Award for her "Outstanding Contribution to Entertainment"...
25. Gordon Ramsay Gordon Ramsay Producer, Hell's Kitchen
26. 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...
27. 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...
28. Sharon Rooney Sharon Rooney Actress, Hector
29. 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...
30. Darius Campbell Darius Campbell Self, Cilla Live
31. Bill Paterson Bill Paterson Actor, The Killing Fields
32. Sharon Small Sharon Small Actress, About a Boy
33. Lynne Ramsay Lynne Ramsay Director, We Need to Talk About Kevin
34. Katy Townsend Katy Townsend Actress, Fallout 4 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...
35. 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"...
36. Kevin Macdonald Kevin Macdonald Director, The Last King of Scotland
37. 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...
38. David Hayman David Hayman Actor, Sid and Nancy
39. Phyllida Law Phyllida Law Actress, The Time Machine
40. Richard McCabe Richard McCabe Actor, Notting Hill
41. Brian McCardie Brian McCardie Actor, Filth
42. Andrew Airlie Andrew Airlie Actor, The Romeo Section
43. 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...
44. Derek Riddell Derek Riddell Actor, Broken Heart 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...
45. 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...
46. Armando Iannucci Armando Iannucci Writer, Alan Partridge
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. Finn Den Hertog Finn Den Hertog Actor, Outlander
49. Sheila Reid Sheila Reid Actress, Brazil
50. 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...
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