Rising Scottish Talent

by ruairidh_macleod | created - 23 Apr 2020 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

1. Lorn Macdonald

Actor | Beats

Lorn Macdonald is a Scottish actor. He was born in Kirkcaldy on the 10th of September 1992. He moved to Edinburgh when he was five. In 2015 he graduated from the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD). He made his feature film debut in 'Beats' Directed by Brian Welsh and ...

2. Lewis Gribben

Actor | T2 Trainspotting

Lewis Gribben is an actor, known for T2 Trainspotting (2017), Get Duked! (2019) and Masters of the Air.

3. Jack Greenlees

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Jack Greenlees studied English Literature & History of Art at the University of St Andrews prior to moving to London to train as an actor.

He has worked in film and stage, most recently playing Will Guthrie in Terence Davies' screen adaptation of the much-loved Scottish novel Sunset Song alongside ...

4. Ncuti Gatwa

Actor | Sex Education

Ncuti Gatwa is an actor, known for Sex Education (2019), Doctor Who (2005) and The Last Letter from Your Lover (2021).

5. Mirren Mack

Actress | Mudlarks

Mirren Mack is an actress, known for Mudlarks (2022), The Nest (2020) and The Witcher: Blood Origin (2022).

6. Freya Mavor

Actress | La dame dans l'auto avec des lunettes et un fusil

Freya Mavor was born in Glasgow but grew up in Canonmills, Edinburgh, after moving there with her family. She also spent four years of her early adolescence in La Rochelle, France, before moving back to Scotland.

Mavor declared she first became interested in acting after watching The Shining (1980) ...

7. Jack Lowden

Actor | Small Axe

Rising star Jack Lowden grew up in the Scottish Borders. He graduated from the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2011. He has had enormous success on stage in leading roles, including his performance as Oswald in Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts", for which he won both the Ian Charleson...

8. Chris Jenks

Actor | Sex Education

Chris Jenks is an actor, known for Sex Education (2019), Karen Pirie (2022) and Miracle Workers (2019).

9. Erin Armstrong

Actress | Shetland

Erin Armstrong was born on September 18, 1995 in Scotland. She is an actress, known for Shetland (2013), World's End (2015) and Rillington Place (2016).

10. Grace Calder

Actress | White House Farm

Grace Calder is an actress, known for The Murders at White House Farm (2020), Too Close (2021) and Prevenge (2016).

11. Julia Brown

Actress | World on Fire

Driven to escape her cheating lover and familial responsibilities, Julia Brown's character in World On Fire finds a wartime role that exploits her remarkable singing talent. Luckily, Brown herself is a gifted vocalist and sang much of the soundtrack that accompanies the episodes. In earlier work, ...

12. Sorcha Groundsell

Actress | Far from the Apple Tree

Sorcha Groundsell is an actress, known for Far from the Apple Tree (2019), The Innocents (2018) and The Harrowing (2020).

13. Abigail Lawrie

Actress | Tin Star

Abigail Lawrie was born in 1997 in Aberdeen, Scotland. She is an actress, known for Tin Star (2017), The Man with the Iron Heart (2017) and C.B. Strike (2017).

14. Rona Morison

Actress | Solo: A Star Wars Story

Rona Morison was born on September 8, 1990 in the UK. She is an actress, known for Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), Ready Player One (2018) and Our Ladies (2019).

15. Marli Siu

Actress | Anna and the Apocalypse

Marli Siu is an actress and writer, known for Anna and the Apocalypse (2017), Run (2019) and Our Ladies (2019).

16. Richard Madden

Actor | Game of Thrones

Richard Madden, born 18 June 1986, is a Scottish stage, film, and television actor best known for portraying Robb Stark in the HBO series "Game of Thrones" and Prince Kit in Disney's "Cinderella." Starring as David Budd in the BBC miniseries "Bodyguard" has also brought him more international ...

17. Kerry Browne

Actress | Tellurian

Kerry Browne is an actress and writer born and raised in Paisley (Pàislig), Scotland from a working class family. She is of Irish and Scottish ancestry and is the only one in her family to pursue a career in acting, developing a love for the arts from a young age.

She began her career in theatre; ...

18. Conor Berry

Actor | Schemers

Conor Berry was born on March 18, 1994 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Schemers (2019).

19. Sean Connor

Actor | Anna and the Apocalypse

Sean Connor is an actor, known for Anna and the Apocalypse (2017), Schemers (2019) and Cleek (2017).

20. Rebecca Benson

Actress | Flack

Rebecca trained as an actress at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where she graduated from in 2011. She was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. She has worked with The National Theatre of Scotland and is related to the Glaswegian photographer Harry Benson. She now lives and works in London.

21. Lorne MacFadyen

Actor | Outlaw King

Lorne MacFadyen was born on May 27th 1990. He is an actor from the Isle of Skye known for Vigil (2021) Outlaw King (2018), The Little Stranger (2018), Grantchester (2017), The Liberator (2020), The Angel's Share (2012), Tina and Bobby (2017), The Level (2016), Shetland (2014), Operation Mincemeat (...

22. Tunji Kasim

Actor | The Good Liar

From bringing characters to life on stage and appearing in hit television series, award-nominated actor Tunji Kasim has quickly made a name for himself in the entertainment industry as "one to watch," and he isn't slowing down anytime soon. This year, Tunji reprises his starring role as Ned 'Nick' ...

23. Henry Pettigrew

Actor | The Danish Girl

Henry Pettigrew is an actor, known for The Danish Girl (2015), Line of Duty (2012) and The Aftermath (2019). He has been married to Ophelia Lovibond since May 1, 2022.

24. Ross Anderson

Actor | Crawl

Ross Anderson was born July 15th 1987 in Paisley, Scotland. He grew up in Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland; the eldest of six brothers.

He studied at Drama Centre London in 2008, leaving a year early in 2010 after being cast in the National Theatre Of Scotland's Olivier Award winning "Black Watch". ...

25. Scot Greenan

Actor | T2 Trainspotting

Scot Greenan is an actor, known for T2 Trainspotting (2017), Robin Hood (2018) and Macbeth (2015).

26. Ellie Laird

Actress | Chris McQueer's Hings

Ellie Laird is an actress, known for Chris McQueer's Hings (2019) and Logan High (2018).

27. Zindzi Hudson

Actress | Killing Eve

Zindzi Hudson is an actress, known for Killing Eve (2018), Logan High (2018) and Belle and Sebastian: Sister Buddha (2019).

28. Natali McCleary

Actress | The Control Room

Natali McCleary is known for The Control Room (2022), Wild Rose (2018) and Chris McQueer's Hings (2019).

29. Noof Ousellam

Actor | Hanna

Noof Ousellam is an actor and producer, known for Hanna (2019), Guilt (2019) and 7 Days in Entebbe (2018).

30. Anneika Rose

Actress | Personal Affairs

Anneika Rose is an actress, known for Personal Affairs (2009), Line of Duty (2012) and The Midwich Cuckoos (2022).

31. James Harkness

Actor | Macbeth

James Harkness is an actor, known for Macbeth (2015), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and Spencer (2021).

32. Isis Hainsworth

Actress | Metal Lords

Isis Hainsworth is an actress, known for Metal Lords (2022), Catherine Called Birdy (2022) and Emma. (2020).

33. Andrew Rothney

Actor | The Victim

Andrew Rothney was born on August 17, 1987 in Scotland. He is an actor, known for The Victim (2019), The Undeclared War (2022) and Traces (2019).

34. Joanne Thomson

Actress | Outlander

Joanne Thomson is an Actor, Writer and Director from Glasgow, Scotland. Since graduating with a BA in Acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland she has also trained with the Groundlings Improv School in Los Angeles. She has worked extensively across the UK as an actor and has directed ...

35. Chloe Pirrie

Actress | Youth

Chloe Pirrie (born 25 August 1987) is a Scottish actress. She has played main roles in the 2014 miniseries The Game, the 2012 film Shell, and the 2015 television film An Inspector Calls. She has also appeared in the 2016 miniseries War & Peace, the 2015 film Youth, the 2015 film Blood Cells and a ...

36. John Scougall

Actor | The Victim

John Scougall is an actor, known for The Victim (2019), Unforgotten (2015) and Lovesick (2014).

37. Nicholas Nunn

Actor | The Nevers

Nicholas Nunn is an actor, known for The Nevers (2021), Clique (2017) and Misbehaviour (2020).

38. Tallulah Greive

Actress | Our Ladies

Tallulah Greive was born on October 23, 1997 in Perth, Western Australia. She is an actress, known for Our Ladies (2019) and Cinderella (2021).

39. Katie Leung

Actress | Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Katie Leung began her career when she was cast as Cho Chang in the Warner Brothers feature film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, a role she subsequently reprised for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Parts I & II). Alongside her acting career, ...

40. Kate Bracken

Actress | Calibre

Kate Bracken is an actress, known for Calibre (2018), Being Human (2008) and Killing Eve (2018).

41. Chris Fulton

Actor | Outlaw King

Chris Fulton is an actor, known for Outlaw King (2018), The Witcher (2019) and The Lazarus Project (2022).

42. Sara Vickers

Actress | Watchmen

Sara Vickers grew up in Edinburgh. A stage and screen actor best known for her role as Joan Thursday, in ITV's Inspector Morse prequel, Endeavour (2013-2016), as well as Sunshine on Leith (2013) and Shetland (2016). She moved to London to train at RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), graduating in...

43. Cristian Ortega

Actor | Beats

Cristian Ortega is an actor, known for Beats (2019), Vigil (2021) and Annika (2021).

44. Joanna Vanderham

Actress | Warrior

Joanna grew up in Scotland. She trained at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. It was here she was 'spotted' by casting director Emma Style, which led to her first professional role as 'Cathy' in The Runaway (2010) together with Keith Allen, Ken Stott, Alan Cumming and Jack O'Connell . The ...

45. Sophie Kennedy Clark

Actress | Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

Sophie Kennedy Clark was born in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She is an actress and producer, known for Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013), Philomena (2013) and Sorority (2022).

46. Kim Allan

Actress | Outlaw King

Kim Allan was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Best known for films such as David Mackenzie's 'Outlaw King' (Netflix) Credits include: BBC BAFTA award winning series 'The Replacement' as well as BBC Drama's 'Murder - The Third Voice' and 'One of Us' as well as Sony Starz 'Outlander' for Amazon , Harlan ...

47. Kiran Sonia Sawar

Actress | Murdered by My Father

Kiran Sonia Sawar is an actress and producer, known for Murdered by My Father (2016), Black Mirror (2011) and Snatches: Moments from Women's Lives (2018).

48. Amy Manson

Actress | Spencer

Amy Manson was born on September 9, 1985 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She is an actress, known for Spencer (2021), Doom: Annihilation (2019) and Not Another Happy Ending (2013).

49. Sharon Rooney

Actress | My Mad Fat Diary

Sharon Rooney was born on October 22, 1988 in Glasgow, Scotland. She is an actress, known for My Mad Fat Diary (2013), Dumbo (2019) and Finding Alice (2021).

50. Kevin Guthrie

Actor | Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Born in Neilston, East Renfewshire, Scotland, Kevin attended PACE Theatre Company in Paisley as a child and later trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama. He is most known for appearing in Sunshine on Leith (2013),Sunset Song (2015) and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016).

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51. Kevin Mains

Actor | Outlaw King

Kevin Mains is an actor and writer, known for Outlaw King (2018), Cilla (2014) and Whisky Galore (2016).

52. Bobby Rainsbury

Actress | Filth

Bobby Rainsbury is a Scottish actress, who was born and raised in Glasgow. Since graduating from the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Bobby has worked in TV and independent film. She is known for her work in Only You (2018), The Athena (2018), In Plain Sight (2016), Rillington...

53. Neil Pendleton

Actor | Tommy's Honour

Neil Pendleton is an actor, known for Tommy's Honour (2016), Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018) and Masters of the Air.

54. Jenny Hulse

Actress | Outlaw King

Jenny Hulse is an actress, known for Outlaw King (2018), In Plain Sight (2016) and Fork (2022).

55. Conor McCarry

Actor | Shetland

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Conor grew up in the Southside. He attended stage school as a youngster and from then on decided to try Acting. He began training at Motherwell College when he left high school at 17.

His first break came in 2010 when he was cast in Peter Berg's blockbuster 'Battleship'. ...

56. Oliver Greenall

Director | Directions

Oliver Greenall is an actor, writer and director. He wrote and directed the short film 'Directions' which was screened at festivals around the world, including the London Short Film Festival. As well as his television work, he has appeared on the West End stage in Katy Brand's debut play '3Women' ...

57. Rachel Jackson

Actress | Beats

Rachel Jackson was born on August 23, 1987 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is an actress and writer, known for Beats (2019), The Party's Just Beginning (2018) and Bunny Boiler (2017).

58. Gemma McElhinney

Actress | Beats

Gemma McElhinney is an actress, known for Beats (2019), Wild Rose (2018) and Outlaw King (2018).

59. Ronan Doyle

Actor | The Witcher: Blood Origin

Ronan is an actor from Fife, Scotland. He attended Perth Youth Theatre as a child, and graduated with a HND in Acting and Performance from North East Scotland College in 2016.

Ronan recently won the 'Rising Star' award at the 'Scottish Short Film Festival' and 'Best Scottish Actor' at the 'HB Film ...

60. Zoe Barker

Actress | Firequake

Zoe Barker is an actress, known for Firequake (2014), Wasteland 26: Six Tales of Generation Y (2015) and Last Commanders (2019).

61. Callum Kerr

Actor | Hollyoaks

Callum Kerr was born on May 11, 1994 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is known for Hollyoaks (1995), Four Weddings and a Funeral (2019) and Zomboat! (2019).

62. Alice McMillan

Actress | Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

Alice McMillan is an actress, known for Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021), The Souvenir (2019) and Roadkill (2020).

63. Thomas Doherty

Actor | The Lodge

Doherty was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has an older brother and younger sister, and his parents were both in the banking business. Doherty began acting at the age of 5 and also played football. Doherty joined Lothian Youth Arts and Musicals Company and played a variety of roles, ...

64. Noof Ousellam

Actor | Hanna

Noof Ousellam is an actor and producer, known for Hanna (2019), Guilt (2019) and 7 Days in Entebbe (2018).

65. Moyo Akandé

Actress | The Hurricane Heist

Moyo Akandé is a Scottish actress based in London. Moyo is best known for Rob Cohen's action thriller "The Hurricane Heist" and the BIFA and BAFTA nominated short film "1745", in which her standout performance as Emma Atkin has been critically acclaimed. She recently appeared in the BBC dark ...

66. Lois Chimimba

Actress | The One

Lois Chimimba is an actress, known for The One (2021), Vigil (2021) and Trust Me (2017).

68. Iona Anderson

Actress | Six Four

Iona Anderson is an actress, known for Six Four, The Long Call (2021) and J. JS Lee: Spring/Summer 2019 at London Fashion Week (2018).

69. Imogen Mackie Walker

Actress | Annika

Imogen Mackie Walker is an actress, known for Annika (2021), Karen Pirie (2022) and Spellbound.

70. Lauren Lyle

Actress | Outlander

Lauren Lyle (born 12 July 1993) is a Scottish actress best known for her recurring role as Marsali MacKimmie Fraser in the Starz television drama Outlander, and peace protester Jade Antoniak in the BBC drama Vigil. Lyle is soon to play the leading role of Detective Sergeant Karen Pirie in ITV's new...

71. Daniel Portman

Actor | Game of Thrones

Daniel was born in Glasgow on 13 February 1992 and is the son of the actor Ron Donachie. Brought up in Strathbungo, Glasgow, he attended Shawlands Academy, where he was head boy, before gaining an HNC in acting at Reid Kerr Colege, Paisley. Aged sixteen he had his first role in supernatural ...

72. Lorne MacFadyen

Actor | Outlaw King

Lorne MacFadyen was born on May 27th 1990. He is an actor from the Isle of Skye known for Vigil (2021) Outlaw King (2018), The Little Stranger (2018), Grantchester (2017), The Liberator (2020), The Angel's Share (2012), Tina and Bobby (2017), The Level (2016), Shetland (2014), Operation Mincemeat (...

73. Bobby Rainsbury

Actress | Filth

Bobby Rainsbury is a Scottish actress, who was born and raised in Glasgow. Since graduating from the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Bobby has worked in TV and independent film. She is known for her work in Only You (2018), The Athena (2018), In Plain Sight (2016), Rillington...

74. Thoren Ferguson

Actor | Matriarch

Thoren Ferguson is known for Matriarch (2018), The Midwich Cuckoos (2022) and Consecration.

75. Silvie Furneaux

Actress | Vigil

Silvie Furneaux is an actress, known for Vigil (2021), Red Rose (2022) and Limbo (2020).

76. Aisha Toussaint

Actress | Raven

Aisha Toussaint is an actress, known for Raven (2002), Vigil (2021) and The Nest (2020).

77. Jhon Lumsden

Actor | Doctors

Jhon Lumsden is an actor, known for Doctors (2000), Karen Pirie (2022) and Pancake (2019).

78. Layla Kirk

Actress | Mercy Falls

Layla Kirk is an actress, known for Mercy Falls, The Nest (2020) and Karen Pirie (2022).

79. Natali McCleary

Actress | The Control Room

Natali McCleary is known for The Control Room (2022), Wild Rose (2018) and Chris McQueer's Hings (2019).

80. Cameron Fulton

Actor | Connect

Cameron Fulton is a Scottish actor known for films such as Ben Sharrock's double BAFTA nominated "Limbo", "Connect", "Matriarch" and Peter Mullan's "NEDs".

TV credits include "James Garrow" in 6 part series "The Rig" (which will be released on Amazon in 2022) and the series regular role "Tyler ...

81. Julia Brown

Actress | World on Fire

Driven to escape her cheating lover and familial responsibilities, Julia Brown's character in World On Fire finds a wartime role that exploits her remarkable singing talent. Luckily, Brown herself is a gifted vocalist and sang much of the soundtrack that accompanies the episodes. In earlier work, ...

82. Jessica Hardwick

Actress | The Lost King

Jessica grew up in the Scottish Borders and trained at the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has recently completed filming on feature film "The Lost King" directed by Stephen Frears. Her screen debut was in "Float" playing series lead Collette with BBC and Black Camel Pictures which...

83. Hannah Jarrett-Scott

Actress | Trust Me

Hannah Jarrett-Scott is an actress and producer, known for Trust Me (2017), Annika (2021) and Shakespeare in Isolation (2020).

84. Ben Presley

Actor | Galavant

Ben Presley is an actor, known for Galavant (2015), What We Did on Our Holiday (2014) and Ashes (2015).

85. Jack Stewart

Actor | The Piper

Jack Stewart is an actor, known for The Piper, Outlander (2014) and Landed.

86. Izuka Hoyle

Actress | Mary Queen of Scots

Izuka Hoyle is known for Mary Queen of Scots (2018), Persuasion (2022) and Boiling Point (2021).

87. Eubha Akilade

Actress | Find Me in Paris

Eubha Akilade was born on June 27, 1998 in Glasgow, Scotland. She is an actress, known for Find Me in Paris (2018), Eve (2015) and Casualty (1986).

88. Isela Hamilton

Actress | The Last Bus

Isela Hamilton is a Scottish Cuban Bilingual actress from Glasgow. She has been a working actor since leaving high school at age 17. Isela's first love was singing songwriting which is something Isela has done since she could write. Isela hopes to fulfill that dream one day. Isela enjoys ...

89. Jamie Marie Leary

Actor | Traces

Jamie Marie Leary is an actor, known for Traces (2019), Shepherd (2021) and Super November (2018).

90. Christy O'Donnell

Actor | Knuckledust

Christy O'Donnell is an actor, known for Knuckledust (2020), Moon Dogs (2016) and Annika (2021).

91. Saskia Ashdown

Actress | Trust Me

Saskia Ashdown is an actress, known for Trust Me (2017), It's not over and Falling for Figaro (2020).

92. Ben Ewing

Actor | The Zeroes

Ben Ewing is an actor, known for The Zeroes (2014), Retribution (2016) and Clique (2017).

93. Reuben Joseph

Actor | Vigil

Reuben Joseph was born in Scotland. He is an actor, known for Vigil (2021), Crime (2021) and This Thing of Darkness (2020).

94. Martin Bell

Actor | Neds

Martin Bell grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. He made his screen debut at the age of 10, appearing as William in The Last Great Wilderness (2002) directed by David Mackenzie. Since then he has made various appearances in British film, including the role of Julian in Peter Mullan's critically acclaimed ...

95. Thomas Doherty

Actor | The Lodge

Doherty was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has an older brother and younger sister, and his parents were both in the banking business. Doherty began acting at the age of 5 and also played football. Doherty joined Lothian Youth Arts and Musicals Company and played a variety of roles, ...

96. Nicholas Ralph

Actor | Prey for the Devil

Scottish actor Nicholas Ralph grew up in Nairn in the Highlands. He graduated from the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formally RSAMD) in 2017. He made his screen debut in 'All Creatures Great and Small' playing protagonist James Herriot. He can also be seen in 'The Devils Light' and '...



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