Rising Scottish Talent

by ruairidh_macleod | created - 23 Apr 2020 | updated - 1 week 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 Limbo (2020).

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 ...

5. Mirren Mack

Actress | The Nest

Mirren Mack is an actress, known for The Nest (2020), My House (2021) and Sex Education (2019).

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 when ...

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), The Athena (2018) and Miracle Workers (2019).

9. Erin Armstrong

Actress | Shetland

Erin Armstrong 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), The Offenders and Too Close (2021).

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 was born as Sorcha Mary Groundsell. She is an actress, known for Far from the Apple Tree (2019), The Innocents (2018) and Clique (2017).

13. Abigail Lawrie

Actress | Tin Star

Abigail Lawrie is an actress, known for Tin Star (2017), The Man with the Iron Heart (2017) and Murdered for Being Different (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 Absentia (2017).

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 born and raised in Paisley (Pàislig), Scotland. 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.

Like most actors, she began her career in theatre; performing at Glasgow's...

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 | River City

Sean Connor is an actor, known for River City (2002), Schemers (2019) and Still Game (2002).

20. Rebecca Benson

Actress | Game of Thrones

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 is a Scottish actor originally from the Isle of Skye. where he was born on May 27th 1990. In 2015 he graduated from the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD). He has had the privilege to work with a host of esteemed and talented people including the ...

22. Tunji Kasim

Actor | The Good Liar

Tunji Kasim is an actor, known for The Good Liar (2019), Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) and Royal Shakespeare Company: Love's Labour's Lost (2015).

23. Henry Pettigrew

Actor | The Danish Girl

Henry Pettigrew is an actor, known for The Danish Girl (2015), Line of Duty (2012) and The Vineyard (2021).

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 | Logan High

Zindzi Hudson is an actress, known for Logan High (2018), Belle and Sebastian: Sister Buddha (2019) and River City (2002).

28. Natali McCleary

Actress | Wild Rose

Natali McCleary is known for her work on Wild Rose (2018), Chris McQueer's Hings (2019) and Guilt (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 | Line of Duty

Anneika Rose is an actress, known for Line of Duty (2012), Personal Affairs (2009) and Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below (2015).

31. James Harkness

Actor | Macbeth

James Harkness is an actor, known for Macbeth (2015), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and Darkest Hour (2017).

32. Isis Hainsworth

Actress | Metal Lords

Isis Hainsworth is an actress, known for Metal Lords (2021), Emma. (2020) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (2019).

33. Andrew Rothney

Actor | The Spanish Princess

Andrew Rothney is an actor, known for The Spanish Princess (2019), The Victim (2019) and Catherine the Great (2019).

34. Joanne Thomson

Actress | The Victim

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 worked across the UK in both television and theatre.

Her theatre credits include work with the National Theatre of Scotland, Bristol Old Vic,...

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), Outlander (2014) and Marionette (2020).

37. Nicholas Nunn

Actor | Clique

Nicholas Nunn is an actor, known for Clique (2017), Misbehaviour (2020) and World on Fire (2019).

38. Tallulah Greive

Actress | Our Ladies

Tallulah Greive is an actress, known for Our Ladies (2019), Cinderella and Locked Down (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 | Being Human

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

41. Christy O'Donnell

Actor | Knuckledust

Christy O'Donnell is an actor, known for Knuckledust (2020), Moon Dogs (2016) and Clique (2017).

42. Chris Fulton

Actor | Outlaw King

Chris Fulton is an actor, known for Outlaw King (2018), The Witcher (2019) and Bridgerton (2020).

43. Sara Vickers

Actress | Sunshine on Leith

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...

44. Cristian Ortega

Actor | Beats

Cristian Ortega is an actor, known for Beats (2019), Retribution (2016) and Bound (2021).

45. 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 ...

46. 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 Dark Shadows (2012).

47. Kim Allan

Actress | Outlaw King

Kim Allan is an actor known for films such as David Mackenzie's 'Outlaw King' (Netflix) . TV Credits include: BBC series including 'The Replacement' 'Murder - The Third Voice' and 'One of Us' as well as Sony Starz 'Outlander' , Harlan Coben's 'The Five' for Sky 1 and Channel 4/ Netflix series '...

48. Kiran Sonia Sawar

Actress | Murdered by My Father

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

49. Amy Manson

Actress | Doom: Annihilation

Amy Manson was born on September 9, 1985 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She is an actress, known for Doom: Annihilation (2019), Torchwood (2006) and Not Another Happy Ending (2013).

50. 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 Sherlock (2010).

51. Kevin Guthrie

Actor | The English Game

Born in Neilston, East Renfewshire, Scotland, Kevin attended PACE Theatre Company as a youngster and decided at a relatively young age to try Acting. He trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama.

In 2013 Kevin was cast in the lead role as Ally in Dexter Fletcher's Sunshine on Leith. In ...

52. Kevin Mains

Actor | Outlaw King

Kevin Mains is an actor and writer, known for Outlaw King (2018), Cilla (2014) and Shetland (2013).

53. Bobby Rainsbury

Actress | Only You

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...

54. Neil Pendleton

Actor | Tommy's Honour

Neil Pendleton is an actor, known for Tommy's Honour (2016), Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018) and In Plain Sight (2016).

55. Jenny Hulse

Actress | Outlaw King

Jenny Hulse is an actress, known for Outlaw King (2018), In Plain Sight (2016) and Taggart (1983).

56. Conor McCarry

Actor | Battleship

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'. ...

57. 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' ...

58. 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).

59. Gemma McElhinney

Actress | Beats

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

60. Ronan Doyle

Actor | The Last Bus

Ronan is an actor from Fife, Scotland. Having grown up in a family of film lovers Ronan's appreciation for acting and filmmaking began at a young age.

He attended Bell Baxter High School where he participated in school shows and growing up he attended Perth Youth Theatre, performing in the Fringe ...

61. Zoe Barker

Actress | Firequake

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

62. Callum Kerr

Actor | Memories

Callum Kerr is known for his work on Memories (2019), Zomboat! (2019) and Ghetto Bird (2020).

63. Alice McMillan

Actress | Roadkill

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

64. 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, ...

65. Noof Ousellam

Actor | Hanna

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

66. 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 ...

67. Lois Chimimba

Actress | The One

Lois Chimimba is an actress, known for The One (2021), Trust Me (2017) and Doctor Who (2005).



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