Famous and Best Scottish Actors and Actresses
The United Kingdom (UK) and its territories the Ireland (and the Northern Ireland), Wales, Scotland and England produced many known personalities in the world of entertainment, culture, arts, history and the body of knowledge -- philosophers, astronomy, geography plus other sciences. In this particular hub, I will feature some of the best and famous Scottish actors and actresses who are renowned and great in their craft.
This is In celebration of a beautiful place called Scotland and here is my list of the best and famous Scottish actors and actresses. If you want to take a look at other hub about the best and famous actors and actresses in the UK read my hubs about English, Irish plus Welsh actors and actresses. They are really a world class talents in the film, theater and television industry.
Famous and Best Scottish Actors and Actresses -- Sean Connery
Now, who wouldn't know Sir Thomas Sean Connery also commonly known as Sean Connery --multi awarded actor and producer. He won 2 BAFTA awards, Academy Award, and 3 Golden Globes award. He is best known for portraying the character James Bond -- in which he played Mr Bond seven times. He also appeared in The Untouchables, Marnie, Indiana Jones, and the Last Crusade, The Rock, Dragonheart and the Hunt for Red October.
Connery has been known as the "greatest living Scot"
1989 --- the Sexiest Man Aliveby the People magazine,
1999 -- at the age of 69, he was voted the Sexiest Man of the Century.
Birthdate : 25 August 1930
Famous and Best Scottish Actors and Actresses -- Gerard Butler
Gerard James Butler is a Scottish actor who is well know for films such as 300, The Phantom of the Opera, Law Abiding Citizen, P.S I love you, Gamer, The Ugly Truth and the latest movie Bounty Hunter with Jeniffer Aniston.
Birthdate : 13 November 1969 at Paisley, Scotland, UK
Famous and Best Scottish Actors and Actresses -- Ewan McGregor
Ewan Gordon McGregor is a Scot who first who became famous in Independent films and in the art house films. In 1996, he appeared as Mr Renton in the movie Trainspotting plus he also appeared in Star Wars and his role as the romantic penniless writer Christian in the 2001 film Moulin Rouge.
Birthdate : 31 March 1971
Filmography: Amelia, I love you Philip Morris,Carmelengo Patrick McKenna in the film Angels and Demons.
- He also appeared in stage plays like Guys and Dolls plus tv shows like Tales from the Crypt, Lipstick on your Collar
- He ranked number 36 in "The Top Movie Stars of all time" by the Esquire magazine.
Famous and Best Scottish Actors and Actresses -- Sheena Easton
Sheena Easton is a Scotish singer and was famous in the 80s as she appeared in the tv show and she was big time in that decade. She got a deal with the EMI records and since then she never stopped singing. In the UK Sheena Easton has achieved 3 top 40 albums and 8 top 40 singles to date.
Birthdate : 27 April 1959
- Some of her pop hits are 9 to 5 and For Your Eyes Only. She became more popular in the US and Japan joining other pop famous singer like Prince, Kenny Rogers, Luis Miguel and other singers.Easton is an international singer and 2 time Grammy award winner plus she achieved "achieved 7 Gold US albums and 1 Us Platinum and has sold over 4 million albums in the US alone-- over 20 million records worldwide. Sheena Easton is the only artist in the history of the US Billboard charts to have a top 3 hit on each of the Billboards key charts.
William "Billy" Connolly, Jr.,
Famous and Best Scottish Actors and Actresses -- William "Billy" Connolly, Jr.,
William "Billy" Connolly, Jris a multi talented actor, musician, presenter and comedian rolll into one. He is also known as The Big One om Scotland. From being a welder in a shipyard he rose into singing folk songs, then became a comedian. He also became an actor, and has appeared in such films as:
- Indecent Proposal (1993); Mrs Brown (1997) -- nominated for BAFTA, The Boon dock Saints (1999); the Man who Sued God (2001); Ten Last Samurai (2003); Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Event (2004); Garfield : A Tail of Two kittens (2006); and The X Files I want to Believe (2008).
Famous and Best Scottish Actors and Actresses -- Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr was a stage, movie, film actress -- multi awarded actress and appeared in films such as tea and Sympathy, The King and I. She was also the recipient of honorary Academy, BAFTA and the Cannes Film Festival awards.
Birthdate : 30 September 1921 – Died: 16 October 2007
- She never won any Academy award although she had been nominated a lot of time, she however received an award for her disciplined work as an actress. She also appeared in the movies An Affair To Remember, Quo Vadis, From here to Eternity Heaven Knows, Mr Allison and Separate Tables.
Famous and Best Scottish Actors and Actresses -- Dougery Scott
Dougery Scott began his acting career as a stage actor , puppet shows and in television. -- appeared in the first famous rile in the tv series Soldier Soldier. he starred in the first of his film : Twin town, plus he also appeared as Prince Henry in the film Ever After. he appeared as a hero in the film enigma. He played the villain in Mission Impossible II with Tom Cruise and he missed playing the role of Hugh Jackman in the film wolverine as the filming of the movie mission was delayed for two months.
Birthdate : 25 November 1965 at Gienrothes, Fife, Scotland
Famous and Best Scottish Actors and Actresses -- James Cosmo
James Cosmois a genius and hardworking Scot actor with numerous films in his name -- in tv as well since 1960s. He is the son of an actor James Copelan. He is known for his tough guy character.
Birthyear : 1948
- He is known to us in the movie Highlander, Campbell in Brave heart and as the Christmas Father In the movie the Chronicles of Narnia : The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Over the years he has also had roles in films such as Trainspottiing, Troy, 2081 and the Last Legion. Cosmo also voiced the character of HudMaSpecs, a hulking hunter, in the 2008 English language release of Free Jimmy.
Famous and Best Scottish Actors and Actresses -- Brian Dennis Cox
Brian Denis Cox is a Scottish actor known for his work with he played the role of King Lear in the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Birthdate : 1 June, 1946
- He is well trained in the world of stage plays joining a theater at the age of 14, he also joined the Vaudeville Theater, London Academy Music and of Dramatic. He made his first television appearance as an extra in several episodes of "The Prisoner" playing the King Henry II of England. His first film appearance was as Leon Trotsky in Nicholas and Alexandra in 971.
Famous and Best Scottish Actors and Actresses --Shirley Henderson
Shirley Henderson is a Scottish actress and known for her famous role of Morning Myrtle in Harry Potter and the Chambers Secrets and Goblet of Fire series..
Birthdate : 24 November 1965 at Forres, Morayshire, Scotland
Famous and Best Scottish Actors and Actresses -- Tilda Swinson
Katherine Mathilda "Tilda" Swinton is a British but with Scottish ancestry actress known for both arthouse and mainstream films. She won an award for her performance in Michael Clayton (Academy Awards for Best supporting Actress). Mainstream films
- Filmography in the Mainstream: American film The deep En d (2001), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award plus she also appeared as a supporting character in films such as The Beach (2000) , Vanilla Sky (2001), Constantine (2005), Swinton has also appeared in the British films The Statement 2003) and Young Adam (2003).
Birtdate : 5 November 1960 at London England, UK, ancestry is Scottish
Famous and Best Scottish Actors and Actresses -- Kelly McDonalds
Kelly Macdonald's career is a story of a Cinderella. She began working as a barmaid and she made her appearance applying for a role in the movie Trainspotting. she also appeared as a reporter in the movie The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and an actress playing Peter Pan in the movie Finding Neverland
- She appeared at BBCs drama series State of Play (2003) ad the Girl in the Cafe (2005), these two films were directed by Yates For her performance in The Girl in the Café, Macdonald was nominated for a Golden Globe and won an Emmy.
Birthdate : 23 February 1976 at Glasgow, Scotland
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