14th April 1961

Actor Robert Carlyle is born in Glasgow

Robert Carlyle had already made a name for himself in television acting when he landed two film roles that would define his early career. The first, in 1996, was as Francis Begbie in Trainspotting, in which he played opposite Ewan McGregor, and the second was as Gaz in The Full Monty, for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. In 1999 he played one of the two primary villains in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough.

Other high profile film roles include Angela’s Ashes, The Beach, Plunkett & Macleane, and Priest. He also starred in 2008’s Stone of Destiny, which told the story of the removal of the Stone from Westminster Abbey and its return to Scotland.



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