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1. Sam Heughan Sam Heughan Actor, A Princess for Christmas
2. Karen Gillan Karen Gillan Actress, Oculus Karen was born and raised in Inverness, Scotland, the daughter of Marie (Paterson) and John Gillan, who is a singer and recording artist. She developed a love for acting very early on, attending several youth theatre groups and taking part in a wide range of productions at her school, Charleston Academy...
3. 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"...
4. Gerard Butler Gerard Butler Actor, 300 Gerard Butler was born in Paisley, Scotland, to Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookmaker. His family is of Irish origin. Gerard spent some of his youth in Canada, but was mostly raised, along with his older brother and sister, in his hometown of Paisley. His parents divorced when he was a child, and he and his siblings were raised primarily by their mother...
5. David Tennant David Tennant Actor, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire David Tennant was born David John McDonald in West Lothian, Scotland, to Essdale Helen (McLeod) and Alexander McDonald, who was a Presbyterian minister. He is of Scottish and Ulster-Scots descent. When he was about 3 or 4 years old, he decided to become an actor, inspired by his love of the BBC show "Doctor Who." He was brought up in Bathgate...
6. 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'...
7. Rose Leslie Rose Leslie Actress, The Rains of Castamere Was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, near Lickleyhead Castle, where her family has lived for more than 500 years. Rose is the middle of five children and went to the local primary school in Rayne, before she went to Millfield, a co-ed public school in England. It was at Millfield that Rose really cultivated her love for acting...
8. Ewan McGregor Ewan McGregor Actor, Trainspotting Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Crieff, Scotland, to Carol Diane (Lawson) and James Charles McGregor, both teachers. His uncle is actor Denis Lawson. At age 16, he left Crieff and Morrison Academy to join the Perth Repertory Theatre. His parents encouraged him to leave school and pursue his acting goals rather than be unhappy...
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. Alan Cumming Alan Cumming Actor, X2 Alan Cumming was born on January 27, 1965, in Aberfeldy, Scotland, to Mary (Darling) and Alex Cumming. His family lived nearby in Dunkeld, where his father was a forester for Atholl Estate. The family (Alex, mother Mary, who was an insurance company secretary, and big brothers Tom and Alan) moved to Fassfern near Fort William soon after...
12. 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...
13. 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...
14. 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...
15. 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...
16. 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...
17. Robbie Coltrane Robbie Coltrane Actor, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Robbie Coltrane, one of Britain's most popular comedians who was head of debating society at school and won prizes for his art, is now a film star who played in two James Bond films and in the "Harry Potter" franchise. Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Rutherglen, a suburb of Glasgow...
18. 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...
19. Richard Madden Richard Madden Actor, The Rains of Castamere
20. Kevin McKidd Kevin McKidd Actor, Trainspotting Kevin McKidd was born and raised in Elgin, Scotland, the son of Kathleen, a secretary, and Neil McKidd, a plumber. He was a member of the Moray Youth Theatre, before going on to study Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. While at the university, Kevin became involved with Bedlam Theatre, the university's student theatre company...
21. Shirley Henderson Shirley Henderson Actress, Trainspotting Shirley Henderson grew up in Fife, Scotland. She began performing young and at the age of 13 found herself singing in a boxing ring between bouts after winning a local singing competition. She went on to sing in the local working men's clubs on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons. After deciding upon acting as a career, she uprooted to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama...
22. 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...
23. Brian Cox Brian Cox Actor, Troy Brian Cox is an Emmy Award-winning actor. He was born in Dundee, Scotland, to Mary Ann Guillerline (McCann), a spinner, and Charles McArdle Campbell Cox, a shopkeeper and butcher. His father was of Irish descent and his mother was of Scottish and Irish ancestry. Cox first came to attention in the early 1970s with performances in numerous television films...
24. Iain De Caestecker Iain De Caestecker Actor, Filth
25. Emun Elliott Emun Elliott Actor, Prometheus
26. 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...
27. 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)...
28. 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...
29. Dougray Scott Dougray Scott Actor, Mission: Impossible II Born in Scotland, trained at the Welsh College of Music and Drama where he was named most promising drama student. Scott's early work was in Scottish national theatre and television, first appearing in the series Soldier Soldier as well as on the stage in the Tim Fleming directed production of Wallace...
30. Tony Curran Tony Curran Actor, Gladiator
31. 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.
32. John Hannah John Hannah Actor, The Mummy John Hannah is the youngest child of his family, having two older sisters. Before he decided on a career as an actor, John was an apprentice electrician for four years. He gave up his work as an electrician after being accepted to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. After years of struggling...
33. Katie Leung Katie Leung Actress, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Katie Leung was born in Dundee, Scotland and began acting at the age of 16 in her first role as Cho Chang in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. She is currently studying a BA acting course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2014) and is represented by the literary and talent agency Curtis Brown.
34. 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...
35. 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...
36. Ian McDiarmid Ian McDiarmid Actor, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Ian McDiarmid was born on August 11, 1944 in Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland. He studied for a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of St. Andrews, but eventually found that his calling was in theatre. He went to the Royal Academy in Glasgow, where he received the prestigious gold medal for his work...
37. 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...
38. Angus Macfadyen Angus Macfadyen Actor, Braveheart Attended the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland and the Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England.
39. Steve Valentine Steve Valentine Actor, A Christmas Carol
40. Dayton Callie Dayton Callie Actor, Halloween II
41. Phyllis Logan Phyllis Logan Actress, Secrets & Lies
42. Lindsay Duncan Lindsay Duncan Actress, About Time
43. Pollyanna McIntosh Pollyanna McIntosh Actress, The Woman Pollyanna McIntosh grew up in Portugal and Colombia before returning to her birthplace of Scotland, where she first began performing, on stage, at The Edinburgh Festival. At 16, she left for London and soon became involved in indie filmmaking (her first paid gig was as a stoner in Irvine Welsh's The Acid House) and theatre...
44. Morven Christie Morven Christie Actress, The Young Victoria
45. 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...
46. Ewen Bremner Ewen Bremner Actor, Trainspotting
47. James Cosmo James Cosmo Actor, Braveheart
48. Peter Mullan Peter Mullan Actor, Trainspotting He was interested in directing films at the age of 19 and he made several shorts. As he wasn't admitted to the National Film School, he decided to dedicate himself to acting, and made his debut in the theatre in 1988 before moving to cinema and television. Fame came with the parts he played in such films as Riff-Raff by Ken Loach...
49. Georgia King Georgia King Actress, One Day
50. John Sessions John Sessions Actor, Filth Actor and comedian known for his various roles on film, TV and stage. He was born in Largs, Scotland, in 1953. He has an older brother and a twin sister. His debut film was The Sender, a horror feature in which he played a patient. His next film was The Bounty with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins...
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