Birth Place Matching "Edinburgh, Scotland, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Sean Connery

Actor | The Untouchables

The tall, handsome and muscular Scottish actor Sean Connery is best known as the original actor to portray James Bond in the hugely successful movie franchise, starring in seven films between 1962 and 1983. Some believed that such a career-defining role might leave him unable to escape it, but he ...

2. 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, ...

3. Iain Glen

Actor | Game of Thrones

Iain Glen is a Scottish actor, born 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 ...

4. Alastair Duncan

Actor | Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Talented Scottish actor Alastair Duncan was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK in 1958. He debuted in TV film The Hounds of the Baskervilles (1988), opposite Jeremy Brett playing Sherlock Holmes. He did some feature films and made a guest appearance in few TV series, until he made a small breakout in ...

5. Charlotte Wells

Director | Aftersun

Charlotte Wells is a Scottish director and producer whose shorts have screened at festivals worldwide. Her second film, Laps, won a Short Film Special Jury Prize for Editing at Sundance Film Festival and Special Jury Recognition for Narrative Shorts at SXSW Film Festival 2017. She is a graduate of ...

6. Duncan Pow

Actor | Andor

Duncan Pow was born on October 8, 1977 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He is an actor, known for Andor (2022), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and Black Mirror (2011).

7. 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 ...

8. Lindsay Duncan

Actress | Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Lindsay Duncan was born on November 7, 1950 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. She is an actress, known for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), About Time (2013) and Gifted (2017). She is married to Hilton McRae. They have one child.

9. Ewen Bremner

Actor | T2 Trainspotting

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Ewen Bremner has worked with many of the most respected directors in world cinema, including Danny Boyle, Mike Leigh, Ridley Scott, Joon-Ho Bong, Werner Herzog and Woody Allen. Ewen has established himself by creating unique characters in critically acclaimed films, as ...

10. Mark Bonnar

Actor | Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Mark Bonnar was born on November 19, 1968 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He is an actor, known for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (2013), Unforgotten (2015) and Line of Duty (2012). He has been married to Lucy Gaskell since December 28, 2007. They have one child.

11. Georgia King

Actress | Vice Principals

Georgia May King (born 18 November 1986) is an Scottish actress. King is the daughter of actor Jonathan Hyde and opera singer Isobel Buchanan.

Although King grew up dreaming of being a director, she got her break into acting when she was eighteen and still working at a cheese shop, making her ...

12. Alastair Sim

Actor | Scrooge

The son of Alexander Sim JP and Isabella McIntyre, Alastair Sim was educated in Edinburgh. Always interested in language (especially the spoken word) he became the Fulton Lecturer in Elocution at New College, Edinburgh University from 1925 until 1930. He was invited back and became the Rector of ...

13. Ken Stott

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Ken Stott was born on October 19, 1955 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He is an actor, known for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013).

14. Jamie Sives

Actor | Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself

Jamie Sives was born on August 14, 1973 in Lochend, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He is an actor and producer, known for Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002), Valhalla Rising (2009) and Mean Machine (2001).

15. Nicholas Rowe

Actor | Young Sherlock Holmes

Speaks fluent Spanish and French. Lives in London. Attended Bristol University (BA in Hispanic Studies). Has appeared in numerous British plays and television programs. Most recognized by Americans as Sherlock Holmes in Young Sherlock Holmes (1985). The son of a member of Parliament. Lived with Lou...

16. Emun Elliott

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Emun Elliott was born on November 28, 1983 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He is an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), Prometheus (2012) and Filth (2013).

17. Claire Goose

Actress | Casualty

Claire Goose was born in Edinburgh and lived there till she was two and a half. She grew up in Norfolk. Her parents are mother, Joy, and father, David, who is a GP in Kings Lynn and has also looked after the Royals. Claire also has an elder sister, Caroline, a nursery nurse, and an elder brother, ...

18. Sara Stewart

Actress | Batman Begins

Sara was born and raised in Edinburgh Scotland. After spending some time in England, she trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama in London, and made London her home. Her work has been diverse, ranging from classical tragic heroines like "Natalya Petrovna" in Turgenyev's "Month in the ...

19. Callum Kerr

Actor | Hollyoaks

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

20. Ian Richardson

Actor | From Hell

A classical actor (and founding member in 1960 of the Royal Shakespeare Company), Richardson earned international fame as the villainous Francis Urquart in the BBC television trilogy, "House of Cards." Uttered in a cut-glass accent, the Machiavellian Prime Minister's sly "You might well think that ...

21. Hannah Gordon

Actress | The Elephant Man

Hannah Gordon was born on April 9, 1941 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. She is an actress, known for The Elephant Man (1980), Watership Down (1978) and Made of Honor (2008). She is married to Robert Lampitt. She was previously married to Norman Warwick.

22. Finlay Currie

Actor | Ben-Hur

Scottish-born Finlay Currie was a former church organist and choirmaster, who made his stage debut at 20 years of age. It took him 34 more years before making his first film, but he worked steadily for another 30 years after that. Although he was a large, imposing figure, with a rich, deep voice ...

23. Anthony Dawson

Actor | Dial M for Murder

Long-faced, emaciated-looking character actor with a thin mustache and an impeccable English accent, Anthony Dawson was typecast in a variety of villainous roles in the 1950s and 1960s.

He was born Anthony Douglas Gillon Dawson in Edinburgh, Scotland, to Ida Violet (Kittel) and Eric Francis Dawson. ...

24. Ian Charleson

Actor | Chariots of Fire

Being born and raised in Edinburgh, Charleson attended the Royal High School and then went on to attend Edinburgh University. He initially studied architecture but switched to an MA degree after cultivating an interest in acting. He won a place at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art after ...

25. Graham Crowden

Actor | For Your Eyes Only

The imposing Scottish character actor Graham Crowden was one of the most recognizable and reliable British screen actors who worked for over half a century. He was the third of four children of a Scottish Presbyterian classics teacher. His first job was in a tannery in Edinburgh. He joined the ...

26. Robert Cavanah

Actor | Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Trained at Drama Centre London. Known for television, film and stage, including Heathcliff in ITV's Wuthering Heights, John Morrison in RNT's Men Should Weep, Mark Antony in Young Vic's Julius Caesar. Writes, directs and produces, including feature film Pimp, BBC Doctors and CH4 Brookside. Coach ...

27. Shirley Manson

Actress | Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Shirley Manson was born on August 26, 1966 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. She is an actress and composer, known for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008), Captain Marvel (2019) and The World Is Not Enough (1999). She has been married to Billy Bush since May 2010. She was previously married to ...

28. Colin Buchanan

Actor | The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders

Colin Buchanan was born in October 1966 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He is an actor and director, known for The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996), Dalziel and Pascoe (1996) and A Touch of Frost (1992).

29. June Watson

Actress | The Death of Stalin

June Watson was born in 1935 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. She is an actress, known for The Death of Stalin (2017), 102 Dalmatians (2000) and William and Mary (2003). She has been married to Christopher Dunham since 1962. They have one child.

30. Greg McHugh

Actor | The A Word

Greg McHugh is an award winning actor, and writer. He is known to many as 'Howard' the dressing robed, socially awkward oddball in the hit Channel 4 series 'Fresh Meat' and most recently as 'Eddie', in BBC One's ground breaking show about Autism- 'The A Word'.

Greg is also the creator of 'Gary: Tank...

31. Ian Hanmore

Actor | The Awakening

Ian Hanmore is an Edinburgh born actor best known for playing the warlock, Pyat Pree, in Season 2 of "Game of Thrones" and Father Angelo in the Doctor Who episode "Tooth and Claw". More recently he played Denis Lamb in the mini series, "The Game", John Kempt in "The Syndicate", Father Anselm in "...

32. Jamie Michie

Actor | In the Heart of the Sea

Jamie Michie was born in 1977 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He is an actor, known for In the Heart of the Sea (2015), The Snowman (2017) and Outlaw King (2018).

33. Irvine Welsh

Writer | Trainspotting

Welsh's books have made him a cult figure within the writing world since the 1990s. Several of his books have become best sellers and all have a mixture of comedy, drama and hard-hitting issues...the best-known being Trainspotting (1996) which was made into a box-office smash worldwide at the ...

34. Frances Grey

Actress | Messiah

Frances Grey was born in 1970 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. She is an actress, known for Messiah (2001), Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002) and Messiah: The Promise (2004). She was previously married to Nick Powell.

35. Colm McCarthy

Director | The Girl with All the Gifts

Colm McCarthy is a director best known for his work on Peaky Blinders, Sherlock and Endeavour. He was born in Edinburgh and has lived there as well as in Dublin and London. He is happily married and plays a grand total of eight musical instruments all appallingly badly.

He did not formally train in ...

36. Neil Connery

Actor | OK Connery

Neil Connery was a Scottish actor who was the brother of Sean Connery and the uncle of Jason Connery. He appeared in a few films during the late 1960s and then left to run a business in Glasgow. Neil was known for his role in the movie MD Experiment 508 Operation Kid Brother A.K.A. Operation Double...

37. Gail Porter

Actress | Tabloid

Gail Porter was born on March 23, 1971 at 7 p.m. at Simpson's Memorial Hospital in Edinburgh. She excelled in exams at school with the exception of her Accountancy Higher which, in a rare lapse of concentration, she failed because she bunked off the exam to go to the beach. She enrolled in a HND at...

38. Rona Anderson

Actress | Scrooge

Rona Anderson was born on August 3, 1926 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. She was an actress, known for A Christmas Carol (1951), The Labours of Erica (1989) and The Case of the Red Monkey (1955). She was previously married to Gordon Jackson. She died on July 23, 2013 in Hampstead, London, England, UK.

39. Lewis MacDougall

Actor | A Monster Calls

Lewis MacDougall is a Scottish film actor. He is known for A Monster Calls (2016) and his film debut, Pan (2015). In 2018, he stars in the dramas Boundaries (2018) and The Belly of the Whale (2018).

He was brought up in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father, William, is a retired banker. His mother, Fiona...

40. Madeleine Worrall

Actress | The Legend of Tarzan

Madeleine Worrall was born in 1977 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. She is an actress, known for The Legend of Tarzan (2016), The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) and Paddington (2014).

41. Sarah Crowden

Actress | Mr. Holmes

Sarah Crowden is a British character actress who works extensively on film, television and in the theatre, and who has featured in over 50 television commercials for the UK, Europe and the US. She is a professional writer, contributes to the literary quarterly Slightly Foxed and has reviewed books ...

42. Iain Stirling

Writer | Buffering

Iain Stirling was born on January 27, 1988 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He is a writer and actor, known for Buffering (2021), The Dog Ate My Homework (2014) and Love Island (2015). He has been married to Laura Whitmore since 2020. They have one child.

43. George Miller

Director | The Man from Snowy River

George Miller was born on November 28, 1943 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He is a director and producer, known for The Man from Snowy River (1982), Matlock Police (1971) and The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990).

44. Ronnie Corbett

Actor | Casino Royale

Ronnie Corbett began his successful show business career in the early 1950s. Amongst many other things he performed on stage with Danny La Rue in a cacophony of well received variety and cabaret shows.

It was whilst performing in these shows that Corbett attracted the attention of several top TV ...

45. Dario Franchitti

Actor | Driven

Dario Franchitti was born on May 19, 1973 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He is an actor, known for Driven (2001), Turbo (2013) and Suddenly Susan (1996). He has been married to Eleanor Robb since 2015. They have two children. He was previously married to Ashley Judd.

46. Frieda Inescort

Actress | Pride and Prejudice

Tall, dark and regal Frieda Inescort's placid loveliness and dignified patrician features boded her well in Hollywood during the late 1930s and 1940s. Born on June 29, 1901 in Edinburgh, the Scots-born actress who began acting on stage, did not arrive in Hollywood until age 34 (then considered too ...

47. Arthur Conan Doyle

Writer | Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer of Irish descent, considered a major figure in crime fiction. His most famous series of works consisted of the "Sherlock Holmes" stories (1887-1927), consisting of four novels and 56 short stories. His other notable series were the "Professor Challenger" ...

48. Hugh McDermott

Actor | Devil Girl from Mars

Hugh McDermott was born on March 20, 1906 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He was an actor, known for Devil Girl from Mars (1954), 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941) and The Flying Swan (1965). He was previously married to Angela J. Laurillard and Daphne Courtney. He died on January 29, 1972 in London, England, ...

49. Pippa Guard

Actress | The Mill on the Floss

Pippa Guard was born on October 13, 1952 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. She is an actress, known for The Mill on the Floss (1978), An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1982) and Maria Marten or Murder in the Red Barn (1980).

50. Doddie Weir

Self | The One Show

Doddie Weir was born on July 4, 1970 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He was previously married to Kathy Huchinson . He died on November 26, 2022 in Scotland, UK.


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