Birth Place Matching "Glasgow, Scotland, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Laura Fraser
Actress | A Knight's Tale
Laura Fraser was born on 24th July 1975 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 ...
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. ...
3. James McAvoy
Actor | Filth
McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland, to James, a bus driver, and Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a nurse. He was raised on a housing estate in Drumchapel, Glasgow by his maternal grandparents (James, a butcher, and Mary), after his parents divorced when James was 11. He went to St ...
Graham McTavish is a Scottish television and film actor, best known for his roles as Dougal Mackenzie in the popular TV series "Outlander" (2014-16), as Dwalin in the "The Hobbit" trilogy for Peter Jackson (2012-14) as well as the Saint of Killers in AMC's series "Preacher", based on Garth Ennis ...
Actor | Sons of Anarchy
Tommy Flanagan stars as 'Martin Connells' in the third season of HBO's "Westworld' starring opposite Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright.
Tommy Flanagan was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. In his twenties, Flanagan made his living as a DJ for local dance clubs and during this time, his friend ...
Actor | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Iain De Caestecker is a Scottish actor. He went to Hillhead Primary School and successfully completed an HND in Acting and Performance at Langside College.
He played the lead in two high-profile BBC series - BAFTA-winning The Fades and Young James Herriot (both 2011). The latter earned him a ...
Actor | The Full Monty
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 ...
8. Ray Park
Ray Park was born in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. He moved with his parents, younger brother and sister to London, UK, at the age of seven. Ray always wanted to be in the movies, and be like their heroes. He also began to nurture a love for martial arts from the age of seven, when his father's fondness ...
9. Rory McCann
Actor | Game of Thrones
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...
10. Michelle Gomez
Actress | Green Wing
Michelle Gomez is a Scottish actress. She gained recognition for her roles in the comedy series The Book Group (2002-2003), Green Wing (2004-2007), and Bad Education (2012-2013). She went on to appear as Missy in the long-running British science fiction series Doctor Who (2014-2017), for which she ...
11. 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,...
14. David O'Hara
Actor | Braveheart
David Patrick O'Hara was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Martha (née Scott) and Patrick O'Hara, a construction worker and raised in the Pollok section of Glasgow in a large Catholic family of Irish descent. His paternal great-grandfather was Irish.
After leaving school he was accepted for a Youth ...
15. 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 being an accomplished banjo player and a ...
17. John Barrowman
Actor | Torchwood
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, and raised in Joliet, Illinois. He returned to the UK, for a 6 month Shakespeare semester with the United States International University of San Diego, but left to star in the musical production of "Anything Goes," with Elaine Page. He went on to star in "Miss Saigon," "...
18. Angus Macfadyen
Actor | Equilibrium
Best known as Robert the Bruce in Braveheart (1995), Angus McFadyen has enjoyed a fine career in the film business. He has been in a variety of different films and television shows over his life, playing such well known roles as Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach, Robert the Bruce, and Orson Welles.
Born in ...
19. Peter Capaldi
Actor | Doctor Who
Peter Capaldi was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Nancy (Soutar) and Gerald John Capaldi. His parents owned an ice cream business. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), Scottish, and Irish descent. Capaldi attended drama classes and was accepted into the Glasgow School of Art. After ...
20. Billy Boyd
Billy Boyd was born in 1968 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Mary and William Boyd. The 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 ...
21. Deborah Kerr
Actress | The King and I
Deborah Jane Trimmer was born on 30 September 1921 in Glasgow, 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 ...
22. Freya Mavor
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) ...
23. Richard Rankin
Actor | Outlander
Richard was born in Rutherglen, Glasgow, on 4 January 1983, his birth name actually being Richard Harris. It was changed to Rankin, his mother's maiden name, to avoid any confusion with the famous Irish actor. Initially wanting to be an IT professional, he was inspired by a trip to Los Angeles at ...
24. Ross McCall
Actor | White Collar
McCall became known in the U.S after playing Cpl. Joseph Liebgott in HBO's Band of Brothers for Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. He just completed principle photography on the London/New York based show, Suspicion, for Apple TV alongside Uma Thurman, and The Offer for Paramount Plus with Miles ...
28. Douglas Henshall
Actor | Shetland
Douglas Henshall was born in Glasgow, Scotland in November 1965. His mother was a nurse and his father a salesman. He is the youngest of three children and has two older sisters. He grew up in Barrhead and attended Barrhead High School. Whilst at school a friend asked him to join The Scottish Youth...
29. Gordon Ramsay
Producer | Hell's Kitchen
Scottish by birth, Gordon Ramsay was brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. With an injury prematurely putting an end to any hopes of a promising career in football, he went back to college to complete a course in hotel management. His dedication and natural talent led him to train with some ...
31. 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 ...
32. David Hayman
Actor | The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
David Hayman was born on February 9, 1948 in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland. He is an actor and director, known for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Sid and Nancy (1986) and Macbeth (2015). He is married to Alice Hayman. They have three children.
33. Derek Riddell
Actor | Industry
After completing a BA in business studies at the University of Strathclyde, in his home city of Glasgow, he went on to train at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and has worked extensively in theatre film and television in both the UK and the USA Having first come to prominence in ...
34. Adrienne Corri
Actress | A Clockwork Orange
Born and brought up in Scotland, Adrienne Corri attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London as a teenager and then appeared on both the English and American stage. While still a teenager, she made her film debut in Naughty Arlette (1949). One of her most memorable film performances ...
35. Kirsty Mitchell
Actress | Casualty
Born in Glasgow, Kirsty Mitchell is a prominent Scottish actress with a rich body of work across film, television and theatre. She trained at the prestigious Central School of Ballet in London before being crowned the coveted title of "Miss Scotland" at the age of seventeen. Kirsty Mitchell's ...
36. Alec Newman
Actor | A Lonely Place to Die
Alec Newman was born in Glasgow, Scotland.
After graduating from LAMDA he built up a steady list of theatre and screen credits before landing the lead role of Paul Atreides in the Emmy award winning miniseries Dune (2000). Introduced to US audiences, a string of appearances on American TV and film ...
37. Lynne Ramsay
Director | We Need to Talk About Kevin
Lynne Ramsay was born on December 5, 1969 in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland. She is a director and writer, known for We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), You Were Never Really Here (2017) and Ratcatcher (1999). She was previously married to Rory Stewart Kinnear.
38. James Robinson
Actor | Braveheart
James Robinson is a Scottish actor/producer born in Glasgow.
Making his screen debut as the young William Wallace in Mel Gibson's Oscar-winning blockbuster, Braveheart, he has gone on to appear in Danny Boyle's highly acclaimed "Babylon" and Neil Jordan's historical epic "The Borgias" with Jeremy ...
39. Armando Iannucci
Writer | The Death of Stalin
Armando Iannucci was born on November 28, 1963 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is a writer and producer, known for The Death of Stalin (2017), Veep (2012) and In the Loop (2009). He has been married to Rachel Jones since August 25, 1990. They have two children.
41. Sheila Reid
Actress | Brazil
Sheila Reid was born on December 21, 1937 in Glasgow, Scotland. She is an actress, known for Brazil (1985), Containment (2015) and The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997). She has been married to Terry Bullen since April 11, 2008. She was previously married to Julian Curry.
43. Marianna Palka
Actress | Collection
Multi award-winning multi hyphen Palka was born and brought up in Glasgow and moved to New York City at age 17 to study at the Atlantic Theater Company. She studied Suzuki movement for actors, knows how to do any accent, has theater voice projection and is known for being the kindest most ...
44. Alex Norton
Actor | The Count of Monte Cristo
Alex Norton was born on January 27, 1950 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is an actor and writer, known for The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and Braveheart (1995). He has been married to Sally Kinghorn since December 17, 2001. They have three children.
45. Siobhan Redmond
Actress | Frankenstein
She is the second-eldest of three sisters. Siobhan started acting in a wacky British TV comedy sketch called Alfresco (1983) (1982/1983), co-starring with Robbie Coltrane, Hugh Laurie, Ben Elton & Stephen Fry, among others. Her best-known role is "Detective Sgt. Mo Connell" in the police series, ...
48. Greg Hemphill
Actor | Still Game
Born in 1969, in Glasgow, Greg Hemphill was raised in Montreal, Canada, but later returned to Scotland to study at the University of Glasgow, where he achieved an MA Honours Degree in theatre, film and television. His debut was at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1990, and has become well-known for...
49. Gordon Jackson
Actor | The Great Escape
Gordon Cameron Jackson was born on December 19, 1923, in Glasgow, Scotland, the youngest of five children, whose father taught painting in the city. His interest in acting began during his school years, when he took part in many amateur productions. This led to him being spotted by the BBC, and ...
50. Mary Ure
Actress | Where Eagles Dare
An enchantingly beautiful, luminous blonde, Mary Ure was born in Glasgow on February 18th, 1933. Her first film was Zoltan Korda's Storm Over the Nile (1955), a misfiring remake of The Four Feathers (1939). Next was Windom's Way (1957) - a tale of rubber plantation strikes and marital strife, but ...