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Robert Carlyle (Born: 04/14/1961) in Glasgow, Scotland

Carlyle studied acting at the Royal Scottish Academy of Drama but dropped out after only one term, he went on to co-form Raindog Theatre in 1991. Roberts early roles include a part in Ken Loach film Riff Raff, a brilliant episode of Cracker and the unforgetable Trainspotting. Since then Carlyle has gone on to become a seminal actor and recently stars in 28 Weeks later.



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'Trainspotting 2' Teaser Trailer, With First New Footage, Released


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Ahead of its much-anticipated release in January next year, a brand new official teaser trailer has emerged for the Trainspotting sequel, and the first to feature new footage.

As the iconic opening music from the 1996 original film, Iggy Pop’s ‘Lust For Life’, plays again, a train rumbles past to reveal the four original cast members – Renton (Ewan McGregor), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Spud (Ewen Bremner) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) - standing in a line on the station platform, in a throwback scene to the first movie.

Danny BoyleDanny Boyle in May 2016 shooting 'Trainspotting 2'

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Robert Carlyle - Robert Carlyle, in character as Begbie, on the set of 'Trainspotting 2' as filming takes place in Glasgow, Scotland at glasgow - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Friday 20th May 2016

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'Trainspotting' Sequel Gets Release Date And Teaser Trailer


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Fans of ‘90s classic Trainspotting have been anticipating a sequel to the beloved original for over two decades. Now they know exactly when their wait will be over, as a release date has finally been announced along with a teaser trailer.

T2, as it has been officially titled, will be released on January 27th, 2017.

Based on the Irvine Welsh novel ‘Porno’ from 2002, itself written as a sequel to his original ‘Trainspotting’ novel, the script by original writer John Hodge sees the original cast of Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner and Jonny Lee Miller re-unite with director Danny Boyle.

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Robert Carlyle Promises An Even Scarier Begbie In 'Trainspotting' Sequel


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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 CarlyleRobert 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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Ewan McGregor Confirms 'Trainspotting' Sequel Will Begin Filming In May


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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 McGregorEwan 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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Robert Carlyle Says 'Trainspotting 2' Script Is The Best He's Ever Read


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Trainspotting was one of the most iconic films of the nineties, as its tale of heroin addicts in Edinburgh caught the imagination of audiences around the world, and the announcement of its eventual sequel, some two decades after the original, has been one of the biggest movie news items of the year.

Robert Carlyle, one of the stars of the 1996 original who is returning to reprise his role as the psychotic Francis Begbie, has been speaking to NME about how much he’s looking forward to reuniting with director Danny Boyle and the rest of the cast – Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner and Jonny Lee Miller - when filming starts next year.

The 54 year old actor, who launched his career on the back of the original, described John Hodge’s script, which is only “very loosely based” on Irvine Welsh’s sequel novel ‘Porno’, as “one of the best scripts” he’s ever seen.

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Danny Boyle Plans To Begin Shooting 'Trainspotting' Sequel Next Summer


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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 BoyleDanny 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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Danny Boyle Confirms 'Trainspotting 2' Is In The Works


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With five months to go until the classic original movie celebrates its twentieth anniversary, Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle has confirmed that all four of the main cast members of Trainspotting are on board to make a sequel.

Boyle, who was speaking at the Telluride Film Festival ahead of the first-ever screening of the Steve Jobs biopic project he helped to save from oblivion, also announced that the screenplay for the sequel (adapted from Irvine Welsh’s 2002 novel ‘Porno’) had already been written by John Hodge, who was nominated for an Oscar for his work on the first movie in 1997.

Danny BoyleDanny Boyle has confirmed that the core cast of 'Trainspotting' is on board for a sequel

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Emma Thompson Claims Hollywood Sexism Is Worse Than Ever


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Beloved English actress Emma Thompson has waded into the debate about gender equality in Hollywood, claiming that, far from making progress since the issue was first seriously raised in the last decade, the industry has gone backwards.

Speaking to the UK entertainment magazine Radio Times, the 56 year old star bemoaned that sexism in the movies was “still completely s***”. She’s one of many recent high-profile names to point out the equality gap in Hollywood, following the likes of Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock and Patricia Arquette.

“I don’t think there’s any appreciable improvement, and I think that, for women, the question of how they are supposed to look is worse than it was even when I was young. So no, I am not impressed, at all. I think it’s still completely s***, actually,” Thompson said.

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The Legend Of Barney Thomson Trailer


Barney Thomson is a Glaswegian barber with limited talent when it comes to hair-styling; though what he lacks in skill, he makes up for in passion. It's the only thing remotely interesting that he has in his life, but unfortunately, his boss Wullie is less than happy with his awkward manner in the shop. He wants to let Barney go, but Barney is desperate to hang on to his job and in a frantic struggle he accidentally stabs Wullie to death with some scissors. Scared and ever more desperate, he enlists the help of his ruthless mother to get rid of the body, but it isn't long before the formidable Detective Inspector Holdall starts sniffing around - and Barney is his prime suspect, whether the rest of the force believe it or not.

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Robert Carlyle - Robert Carlyle outside ITV Studios - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 1st July 2015

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Robert Carlyle - Arrivals at the Edinburgh International Film Festival Opening Night Gala red carpet. at Festival Theatre - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Wednesday 17th June 2015

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Robert Carlyle - Photos from the El Capitan Theater as many stars attended the Season 4 premiere of ABC's American fairy tale drama 'Once Upon A Time' in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 21st September 2014

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Trainspotting Sequel: Will Ewan McGregor Return? (And Other Questions)


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Ewan McGregor's Renton famously announced that he hadn't "felt that good since Archie Gemmill scored against Holland in 1978!" in Danny Boyle's classic Trainspotting in 1996. Now, two decades later, we could find ourselves checking in with the Glasgow addict again, though we doubt he's be feeling particularly euphoric about the state of Scottish football in recent years. After several false starts, filmmaker Boyle says a script for a Trainspotting sequel is in progress, based on Irvine Walsh's 2002 novel Porno. The Manchester-born director - who helmed the Olympic Games opening ceremony in London before turning down a Knighthood from the Queen - is planning to release the new film in 2016, on the 20th anniversary of the original.

"This has been a long time coming," the Oscar winning director told Canadian film website The Playlist. "There's always been this long term plan for Trainspotting 2." Encouragingly, Boyle believes the original cast could be re-assembled to play middle-aged versions of their characters, including McGregor. "I don't think there will be any barriers to Ewan or any of the cast coming back.The reason for doing it again is that people cherish the original, people remember it or have caught up with it if they never saw it because they were younger," the filmmaker added. 

It's likely that McGregor has been offered various unsavoury Trainspotting-linked projects in the past, though a sequel with Boyle at the helm will no doubt be too good to turn down. The Scottish actor has forged a hugely successful career since the movie, though he's perhaps guilty of taking big money mainstream roles over anything particularly challenging. Another stab at Renton could change that.

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Robert Carlyle - The Paley Center For Media's PaleyFest 2013 honoring 'Once Upon A Time' at The Saban Theater - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 3rd March 2013

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Robert Carlyle

Date of birth

14th April, 1961

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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