Originated the role of Mark Renton in 'Trainspotting' on stage in Edinburgh and the transfer to London in 1995.
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5' 8¼" (1.73 m)
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I turned down plenty of films which proved to be hugely successful. And, of course, I've also had plenty of experiences where everyone thought we were doing brilliant work and it ended up pretty horrific. Same as any actor, really.
Frequently plays characters who are physically assaulted in some way. His hand was cut in Trainspotting
(1996), he was dragged by his head in a moving car in Snatch
(2000), he became deafened by gunfire from a light machine gun in Black Hawk Down
(2001), he was viciously beaten numerous times in Around the World in 80 Days
(2004) and his arm was broken into pieces after being frozen in Snowpiercer