44 Hollywood actors who were born in Scotland
Sam Roland Heughan was born April 30, 1980 in Barmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. An accomplished stage and screen actor best known for his leading roles in Starz TV Series Outlander (2014-2018), A Princess for Christmas (2011), and A Very British Sex Scandal (2007). He attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) located in Glasgow.
O'Hara was born 9 July 1965 in Glasgow, Scotland. He has appeared in many films and TV series, including a featured role in the US series The District, which he left after one season to return to the UK. He had a memorable role as the 'mad' Irishman Stephen in Braveheart. In 2006, O'Hara appeared as Fitzy, one of Jack Nicholson's chief mobsters in the Oscar-winning film The Departed.
Born July 3, 1965 in Glasgow, Scotland, His friend Robert Carlyle persuaded Tommy to give acting a try. Mr. Flanagan joined Carlyle's Raindog Theatre Company where he made his stage debut in such productions as 'Wasted I and II', 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest', and 'MacBeth'. Known for Alien vs Predator, Braveheart, Gladiator, Sin City.
Emun Elliott was born on November 28, 1983 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Emun Mohammedi. He is an actor, known for Prometheus (2012), Black Death (2010) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).
Born February 9, 1987 in Aberdeen, Scotland, Rose Leslie is a Scottish actress. Her leading on screen debut was at age 21 in the television film New Town (2009). She is famous for playing Ygritte in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones (2011). Leslie also appeared in the films Now Is Good (2012) and The Last Witch Hunter (2015).
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.
Denis Lawson was born on September 27, 1947 in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland as Denis Stamper Lawson. He is an actor and director, known for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
Georgia King was born on November 18, 1986 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is an actress and director, known for Wild Child (2008), The Duchess (2008) and One Day (2011).
SEE RANK David Rintoul Actor David Rintoul was born on November 29, 1948 in Aberdeen, Grampian, Scotland as David Wilson. He is an actor, known for The Ghost Writer (2010), Game of Thrones (2011) and My Week with Marilyn (2011).
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.
Sylvester McCoy was born in Dunoon, Scotland. He spent much of his childhood in Dublin, Ireland. Before becoming an actor, as Percy Smith he trained as a priest, sold insurance and acted as a bodyguard for the Rolling Stones.
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 who is studying philosophy at university, and a ...
Gregor Fisher, born22 Dec, 1953 Glasgow, Scotland. Gregor McKenzie, was raised in Neilston by adoptive parents Cis and John Leckie. His first regular television appearance was in 1979 when he appeared alongside Rikki Fulton in the BBC sketch show 'Scotch & Wry'. As he became more recognized, he was in demand for more television work. In 1986, he was cast in 'Naked Video' .
Michelle Duncan was born on April 14, 1978 in Perth, Scotland. She is an actress, known for Atonement (2007), The Broken (2008) and Driving Lessons (2006).
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 member of the band Humblebums with Gerry Rafferty.
Lindsay Duncan was born on November 7, 1950 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Lindsay Vere Duncan. She is known for her work on Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), About Time (2013) and Under the Tuscan Sun (2003). She is married to Hilton McRae.
Kevin McKidd was born August 9, 1973 in Elgin, Scotland, the son of Kathleen, a secretary, and Neil McKidd, a plumber. He was a member of the Moray Youth Theatre, before going on to study Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. While at the university, Kevin became involved with Bedlam Theatre, the university's student theatre company.
Born February 12, 1934 in Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland, Annette Crosbie, Actress: The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella.
Billy Boyd was born in 1968 in Glasgow, Scotland. Billy had a few small roles in TV series such as "Down Amongst The Boys" and "Taggart". After graduating he performed in many plays like 'The Slab Boys', 'The Diary of Adrian Mole' etc. He then received a call from his agent about the Lord of the Rings movies and subsequently secured the part of Pippin.
Shirley Henderson (born 24 November 1965 in Forres, Scotland) is a Scottish actress. Her film roles include playing Gail in Trainspotting (1996), Jude in the three Bridget Jones films (2001/04/16), and Moaning Myrtle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).
Morven Christie is a Scottish actress. She was born 1 September 1981 in Dumbartonshire, Scotland in 1981, and grew up in Glasgow and Aviemore. She trained as an actor at Drama Centre London under Reuven Adiv, a colleague of Lee Strasberg, graduating in 2003. Christie lives in the UK and works across film, television and theatre.
Hans Matheson was born in a caravan on August 7, 1975 at Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, located in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Shortly after, his family moved to Canterbury, Kent in England but Hans often spent his summer holidays on Stornoway with his grandparents.
Born 28 November 1987 in Inverness, Scotland. Director, screenwriter and model. Played the role of Amy Pond, companion to the 11th Doctor, in the BBC One science fiction series Doctor Who . Recognised for portraying Nebula in the Marvel films Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , Avengers: Infinity War and played Ruby Roundhouse in the hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
Born March 11, 1967 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," "Matador," "Rope," and "Hair" at London's West End. Barrowman has homes in London and Cardiff, Wales.
Scott was born 26 November 1965 in Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland. He appeared in his first role on the TV series Soldier Soldier and made his film debut in Twin Town. His first major film role was as Prince Henry in Ever After and the hero in the film adaptation of the Robert Harris novel Enigma. Scott was a candidate to replace Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. The role eventually went to Daniel Craig.
Iain Glen is a Scottish actor, who was born on 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 Bancroft Gold Medal.
Gerard James Butler (born 13 November 1969 in Paisley, Renfrewshire) is a Scottish actor, producer, and singer. After studying law, Butler turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such as Mrs Brown (1997), the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), and Tale of the Mummy (1998). In 2000, he starred as Dracula in the horror film Dracula 2000.
Alan Cumming, OBE (born 27 January 1965 in Aberfeldy, Scotland), is a Scottish-American actor, singer, writer, producer, director, and activist who has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and plays. His best-known film roles include his performances in Emma, GoldenEye, the Spy Kids trilogy, Son of the Mask, and X2.
James Cosmo Copeland, MBE (born 27 October 1947 in Clydebank, Scotland), known professionally as James Cosmo, is a Scottish actor known for his appearances in films including Highlander, Braveheart, Trainspotting, Troy, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Ben-Hur and Wonder Woman, as well as television series such as Game of Thrones and Sons of Anarchy.
Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930 in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland) is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award). Connery was the first actor to portray the character James Bond in film, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983.
Thomas Antonio Conti (born 22 November 1941 in Paisley, Scotland) is a Scottish actor, theatre director and novelist of Italian Scots descent. He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 1979 for his performance in Whose Life Is It Anyway? He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1983 film, Reuben, Reuben.
John Hannah (born 23 April 1962 in East Kilbride, Scotland) is a Scottish film and TV actor. He came to prominence in Richard Curtis's Four Weddings and a Funeral. Other film appearances include Sliding Doors and The Mummy trilogy. TV roles include: McCallum; D.I. John Rebus in Rebus; Jack Roper in New Street Law; Jake Osbourne in Cold Blood and Dr. Holden Radcliffe in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Kelly Macdonald (born 23 February 1976 in Glasgow) is a Scottish actress best known for her roles in the films Trainspotting (1996), Gosford Park (2001), Intermission (2003), Nanny McPhee (2005), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011), and Brave (2012).
Robbie Coltrane, OBE (born Anthony Robert McMillan; 30 March 1950 in Rutherglen, Scotland) is a Scottish actor and author. He is known for his roles as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the James Bond films GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough, and as Dr. Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald in the British TV series Cracker during the 1990s.
Born May 17, 1962 in Glasgow, Scotland. 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.
James McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland. On screen, McAvoy has appeared as corrupt cop Bruce Robertson in Filth (2013). Most recently, he reprised his role as Professor Charles Xavier in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), and starred in the next film in the franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), and M. Night Shyamalan's thriller Split (2016).
David Keith McCallum, Jr. (born 19 September 1933 in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish-American actor and musician. He first gained recognition in the 1960s for playing secret agent Illya Kuryakin in the television series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and as interdimensional operative Steel in Sapphire & Steel. In recent years, he has gained renewed international recognition in the series NCIS.
Ewan McGregor OBE (born 31 March 1971 in Perth, Scotland) is a Scottish actor, known internationally for his film roles, including dramas, science-fiction epics, and musicals. His most well-known roles include heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama films Trainspotting and T2 Trainspotting, Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and poet Christian in the musical film Moulin Rouge!
Born 14 April 1958 in Glasgow, Scotland, Peter Capaldi is a Scottish actor, writer and director. He portrayed the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who and Malcolm Tucker the spin doctor in The Thick of It, for which he has received four British Academy Television Award nominations, winning Best Male Comedy Performance in 2010.
Born 18 April 1971 in Bathgate, Scotland is a Scottish actor and voice actor. Best known for his roles as the 10th Doctor in the British TV series Doctor Who, Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, Giacomo Casanova in the TV serial Casanova, Kilgrave in Jessica Jones, and Barty Crouch, Jr. in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Brian Denis Cox, CBE (born 1 June 1946 in Dundee, Scotland) is a Scottish actor who works with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he played King Lear. Cox is also known for Super Troopers, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, X2, Braveheart, Rushmore, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Troy, and Doctor Who. He was the first actor to portray Hannibal Lecter on film in 1986's Manhunter.
Rory McCann (born 24 April 1969 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish actor, best known for portraying Sandor "The Hound" Clegane on the HBO series Game of Thrones and Michael in Edgar Wright's crime-comedy Hot Fuzz.
Scottish actor, Robert Carlyle, OBE, born 14 April 1961 in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland. His film work includes Trainspotting (1996), The Full Monty (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999), and Angela's Ashes (1999). He has been in the TV shows Hamish Macbeth, Stargate Universe, and Once Upon a Time.