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


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1. James McAvoy

Actor | Split

McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a nurse, and James McAvoy senior, a bus driver. 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 7. He ...

2. Kelly Macdonald

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. Tommy Flanagan

Actor | AVP: Alien vs. Predator

Tommy Flanagan was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. In his twenties, Tommy made his living as a DJ for local dance clubs until a violent attack nearly ended his life. In hospital, his friend Robert Carlyle persuaded Tommy to give acting a try. Mr. Flanagan joined Carlyle's Raindog Theatre ...

4. Laura Fraser

Actress | Breaking Bad

Laura Fraser was born on 24th July 1976 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 ...

5. Graham McTavish

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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 and ...

6. Robert Carlyle

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 ...

7. 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...

8. 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 ...

9. 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,...

10. Ray Park

Actor | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Ray Park was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He moved with his parents, younger brother and sister to London, England, 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 ...

11. Tony Curran

Actor | Underworld: Evolution

Tony Curran was born on December 13, 1969 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is known for his work on Underworld: Evolution (2006), Red Road (2006) and Flight of the Phoenix (2004).

12. 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," "...

13. David O'Hara

Actor | Braveheart

David O'Hara was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Patrick and Martha O'Hara. After leaving school he was accepted for a Youth Opportunities Programme, at a community theatre based at the Glasgow Arts Centre. It toured local schools under the direction of Robin Peoples.

David moved to London at age 17 ...

14. 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, ...

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 becoming an accomplished banjo player and a ...

16. 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 ...

17. 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 Morvern Callar (2002).

18. Iain De Caestecker

Actor | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Iain De Caestecker was born on December 29, 1987 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013), Not Another Happy Ending (2013) and Lost River (2014).

19. Mhairi Calvey

Actress | Braveheart

Mhairi Isla Calvey is a Scottish actress who is hugely passionate about her craft with a love for playing character roles.

At the age of 5, Mhairi made her movie debut playing the role of 'Young Murron' in Mel Gibson's film 'Braveheart', which went on to win five Oscars and 'the thistle scene' ...

20. Mary Ure

Actress | Where Eagles Dare

An enchantingly beautiful, luminous blonde, Mary Ure was born in Glasgow in 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 more significant ...

21. Sharon Small

Actress | About a Boy

Sharon Small was born on January 1, 1967 in Drumchapel, Glasgow, Scotland. She is an actress, known for About a Boy (2002), The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001) and Downton Abbey (2010).

22. Douglas Henshall

Actor | Dorian Gray

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...

23. Ross McCall

Actor | White Collar

After many years on the West End stage and with the BBC on various productions, he landed the role of Liebgott in Band of Brothers for HBO. This led to him coming to the US to work once more with Tom Hanks in the Robert Zemeckis film, The Polar Express. He began to star in various U.S. television ...

24. Marianna Palka

Actress | Good Dick

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 ...

25. Craig Ferguson

Writer | I'll Be There

By August of 1994, Craig Ferguson was established as one of Great Britain's leading comedians - he had just had huge success at the Edinburgh Festival. In January 1995 he moved to Los Angeles where he now works as an actor-writer-director-producer-creator.

26. 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 ...

27. 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 ...

28. Michelle Gomez

Actress | Green Wing

Michelle Gomez was born on November 23, 1966 in Glasgow, Scotland. She is known for her work on Green Wing (2004), Doctor Who (2005) and The Book Group (2002). She has been married to Jack Davenport since May 1, 2000. They have one child.

29. Billy Boyd

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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 ...

30. Freya Mavor

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

Mavor was born in Glasgow but grew up in Canonmills, Edinburgh, after moving there with her parents and older brother Alex. Her father James Mavor is an award-winning playwright who heads up the MA screen-writing course at Napier University. Her grandfather, Ronald Bingo Mavor, was The Scotsman's ...

31. Deborah Kerr

Actress | The King and I

Deborah Kerr was born on 30 September 1921 in Helensburgh, 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 Repertory ...

32. Gary Lewis

Actor | Billy Elliot

Gary Lewis was born in 1958 in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Billy Elliot (2000), Gangs of New York (2002) and Valhalla Rising (2009).

33. James Robinson

Actor | Braveheart

James Robinson is a Scottish actor. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to a florist and a firefighter. James has one sister, who is a nurse.

James had his first success on screen when he was 10-years-old. He garnered much acclaim for his performance as the young William Wallace in Mel Gibson's 5 ...

34. Armando Iannucci

Writer | Veep

Armando Iannucci was born on November 28, 1963 in Glasgow, Scotland as Armando Giovanni Iannucci. He is a writer and producer, known for Veep (2012), The Death of Stalin (2017) and In the Loop (2009). He has been married to Rachel since August 25, 1990. They have two children.

35. Kirsty Mitchell

Actress | Down a Dark Hall

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. David Hayman

Actor | The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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 The Jackal (1997).

37. Bill Paterson

Actor | How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

Bill Paterson was born on June 3, 1945 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is an actor and writer, known for How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008), The Witches (1990) and Miss Potter (2006). He is married to Hildegard Bechtler. They have two children.

38. Derek Riddell

Actor | The Missing

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 ...

39. Alec Newman

Actor | A Lonely Place to Die

Alec Newman was born in Glasgow on the 27th of November, 1974. He joined the NYT at 17 after injury ruled out a career in soccer. There he played various roles most notably Iago in Shakespeare's Othello. Upon finishing his training at LAMDA, Newman went straight to work both on television and in ...

40. Phyllida Law

Actress | Much Ado About Nothing

Phyllida Law was born on May 8, 1932 in Glasgow, Scotland as Phyllida Ann Law. She is known for her work on Much Ado About Nothing (1993), The Time Machine (2002) and The Winter Guest (1997). She was previously married to Eric Thompson.

41. 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), Two Doors Down (2013) and Stag (2016).

42. Kevin Macdonald

Director | The Last King of Scotland

Kevin Macdonald was born on October 28, 1967 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is a director and producer, known for The Last King of Scotland (2006), State of Play (2009) and Whitney (2018).

43. Adrienne Corri

Actress | A Clockwork Orange

Born and raised in Scotland, Adrienne Corri attended the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts 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 was in ...

44. Lulu

Soundtrack | To Sir, with Love

Born in Glasgow in 1948. As a teenager, she toured the northern clubs with her band, "the Luvvers". After her initial success with a cover of "Shout" reaching #7 in 1964, Lulu went on to establish herself as one of the biggest-selling British female singers of the 1960s. She made her film début in ...

45. 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 ...

46. Brian McCardie

Actor | Speed 2: Cruise Control

Brian McCardie was born on January 22, 1965 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997), The Ghost and the Darkness (1996) and Rob Roy (1995).

47. Katy Townsend

Actress | Mass Effect: Andromeda

Katy Townsend "The Cheeky Scot" hails from Glasgow where she unearthed her passion in the theatre world. Currently exploring her twenties in Los Angeles, Katy's adventures have lead in to independent cinema, high profile video games, audiobooks and most recently; virtual reality, motion capture and...

48. Richard McCabe

Actor | The Constant Gardener

Richard McCabe was born in 1960 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is an actor, known for The Constant Gardener (2005), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) and Notting Hill (1999).

49. Vincent Gale

Actor | Firewall

Vincent Gale received his stage training at the Royal Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland, and his credits include Beggars in the House of Plenty, in which he appeared with Babz Chula, Criminals in Love, The Miracle Worker, and The Relapse.

He won a Best Dramatic Actor Award from The ...

50. Cal MacAninch

Actor | Doomsday

Cal MacAninch was born in 1969 in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland. He is an actor and writer, known for Doomsday (2008), Splitting Heirs (1993) and The Awakening (2011). He is married to Shauna Macdonald. They have three children.


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