Carlyle is returning for the long-awaited sequel along with Ewan McGregor.
Robert Carlyle has promised that his infamous Trainspotting character Francis Begbie will be “scarier” than ever in the film’s upcoming sequel. Carlyle was appearing in Edinburgh alongside Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and assured fans that they wouldn't be let down by the sequel, which comes 20 years after the original film.
Robert Carlyle has said Begbie will be even scarier 20 years on.
“He is still very much the person that he was,” Carlyle said. “His preferred way of dealing with things is still to be very violent, but he keeps his powder dry, he is more judicious, he is more in control. In some ways, he is more dangerous as a result of that.”
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Irvine Welsh , actor Robert Carlyle pose for a picture at the Usher Hall Edinburgh ahead of them taking part in an event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. - Irvine Welsh and actor Robert Carlyle pose for a picture at the Usher Hall Edinburgh ahead of them taking part in an event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. at Usher Hall Edinburgh - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Sunday 10th April 2016
Trainspotting writer Irvine Welsh believes film audiences will see his iconic character Francis Begbie in a new light in its sequel.
In the 1996 movie, actor Robert Carlyle stole scene after scene as the violent alcoholic acquaintance of its central group of Scottish heroin addicts.
One of the most famous saw Begbie begin a mass brawl in a pub in Edinburgh, Scotland by throwing a glass into a crowded bar.
Irvine, who wrote the original Trainspotting novel and its follow-up Porno, says that in the new film, which like its predecessor will be directed by Danny Boyle, audiences will see the notoriously angry character as a new man.
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The long-awaited sequel is finally happening.
Ewan McGregor has confirmed that he long-awaited sequel to Trainspotting is set to begin filming at the end of May. The sequel comes 20 years after the original cult classic film and a decade after Irvine Welsh wrote his follow up novel Porno.
Ewan McGregor will begin filming the Trainspotting sequel at the end of May.
Speaking to Collider, McGregor said: “It’s been 10 years since Irvine Welsh wrote the sequel novel, Porno, so it’s been a long time, a lot of speculation. For me, too! 10 years ago, I didn’t want to do it; I wasn’t ready to do it. Also, there was no script.”
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It’s been nearly 20 years since the original film starring Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle was released.
Director Danny Boyle has said he plans to begin shooting the long awaited Trainspotting sequel next summer. If all goes to plan Boyle hopes that the film will then hit cinemas later in 2016, in time for the original film’s 20th anniversary.
Danny Boyle hopes to begin shooting Trainspotting sequel next year.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Boyle said that the shoot was planned for “May/June” 2016, but added that it all depends on Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle’s shooting schedules. Both actors are currently tied up with television commitments in the US, with Carlyle starring in ‘Once Upon A Time’ and Miller in ‘Elementary’.
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Ewan McGregor has been confirmed for a 'Trainspotting' sequel, with Danny Boyle returning to direct the follow-up to the classic 1996 movie.
Ewan McGregor will star in a 'Trainspotting' sequel.
The 44-year-old actor will reprise his role as heroin addict Renton almost 20 years after the original was released, having reconciled with director Danny Boyle who he was rumoured to have argued with after the filmmaker promised him the lead role in 2000 thriller 'The Beach' before giving the role to Leonardo Dicaprio.
An insider told The Sun newspaper: ''Thankfully, they finally patched things up and Ewan is now very fired up about making the sequel.
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Speaking at this year’s Edinburgh film festival, McGregor said he’d be willing to reprise his role as Renton in a follow up to the 1996 drama.
Ewan McGregor has said he would be up for revisiting the role of heroin addict Renton in a sequel to 1996’s Trainspotting, if director Danny Boyle was also on board. Speaking at the Edinburgh film festival, McGregor also revealed there’s no longer any bad blood between himself and the director after their much publicised falling out in the late 90s.
Ewan McGregor at the Edinburgh film festival
When asked if he’d now return for a Trainspotting sequel McGregor said he has changed his mind on the subject and would now say yes. “I would be up for it,” McGregor said. “I’ve said that to Danny. Everybody has talked about it and speculated about it, but I don’t if it’s happening yet. I’ve not seen a script and I don’t know if there is one. It’s been a long, long time.”
Founding Primal Scream member, guitarist Robert 'Throb' Young, has died. Tributes from the rock 'n' roll fraternity have been led by Liam Gallagher.
A publicist for the band has confirmed news the musician has passed away but there is no further information about the cause of death or any other details at the time of writing.
Young formed the band with his secondary school friend, singer Bobby Gillespie, in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1984.
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James McAvoy felt it was important that his character in 'Filth' was killed off in an obvious way.
James McAvoy battled to have his 'Filth' character killed off.
The 34-year-old star said it could have turned out differently for corrupt cop Bruce Robertson, who committed suicide at the end of the film - which is based on Irvine Welsh's best-selling novel - if it weren't for his campaigning.
He told BANG Showbiz: ''I love the fact that he killed himself, I wasn't worried about the ending.
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Revered author Irvine Welsh is thrilled after his iconic novel Trainspotting was named Scotland's favourite book of the past 50 years.
The gritty tome, about heroin addicts living in Edinburgh, was released to huge acclaim in 1993, and was transformed into a big screen hit three years later (96) starring Ewan MCGregor and Robert Carlyle.
The book has now topped a list of Scotland's best tales of the last half a century.
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Robert Carlyle is back as Begbie, in the name of the homeless.
When Irvine Welsh released Trainspotting back in 1993, it became a cult classic. And this wasn’t despite the harrowing subject matter, accented pros and consistent drug abuse, rather because of them. Now, after the film received similar adulation, Begbie is back, and he’s here to help the homeless.
Begbie came from this man's head - Irvine Welsh
The sociopathic Begbie - played by Robert Carlyle in the film - isn’t exactly the charitable sort – more interested in incredibly violent episodes and hamming up stories when the truth is somewhat different. But his creator, Irvine Welsh, despite conjuring up many twisted souls in his stories, reignited the character to feature in The Big Issue and help homeless people.
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