Robert Carlyle would like to be a rock star.

The 54-year-old actor - whose film credits include 'Trainspotting' and 'The Full Monty' - has revealed he craves the adrenaline rush of performing live on stage in front of thousands of people.

He admitted: ''I'd give a lot to experience what it's like to be a rock star. It's not about adulation; it's about that force you can feel on stage, the energy coming from the crowd to the artist.

''I'm in a very privileged position, as most of the time I get to see concerts from the side of the stage. I've been with the Oasis lads to some fantastic gigs, and with Kasabian, too. They did a gig at T in the Park a few years ago, and to watch this sea of bodies moving up and down was beautiful.''

In fact, Robert claimed to prefer musicians to actors because he considers them to be more sincere - and more fun.

The Scottish star told the Independent on Sunday newspaper: ''Most of the time you can't tell if actors are telling the truth.

''I've got actor friends, but I prefer musicians: they may put on an act for the fans, but usually what you see is what you get, as they are a bit more honest - and they are better for a party.''