Scotland is a country with most beautiful women and men. The talented individuals are of no short here. Be it Sean Connery as the James Bond, Gerard Butler as the bold and beautiful Mike Chadway in The Ugly Truth. This country has given us some very nice and successful actors and actresses. Here we have made a list of top 10 famous Scottish actors in Hollywood. I am sure this list would provide you much entertainment. So, let us take a look.
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10. Alan Cumming
Born: January 27, 1965 (Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland, UK)
Alan Cumming started his career with Prague. For his beautiful performance, he got the award of Best Actor at the Atlantic Film Festival and several nominations including a Scottish Bafta. This superb actor was first known to American audience as Sean Walsh in Circle of Friends in 1995. Later on, he performed in various movies including The Anniversary Party, Suffering Man’s Charity, Ghost Writer, Spy Kids, Investigating Sex, Josie and the Pussycats, Emma, Get Carter, Plunkett and Macleane, Son of the Mask, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Full Grown Men, Spice World, Burlesque, The Tempest, and Boogie Woogie.
9. Gerard Butler
Born: November 13, 1969 (Paisley, Scotland, UK)
Gerard Butler is another Scottish actor who got much fame in Hollywood. This charming dude is every girl’s dream. Before becoming an actor, he used to work as a lawyer at an Edinburgh law firm. He went to London in 1994 for starting his acting career. He was lucky to be in the auditions of Steven Berkoff’s play of Coriolanus. Some of his big hits are Mrs. Brown with Billy Connolly in 1997, and Reign of Fire in 2002. Various other outstanding roles of this star are in P. S. I Love You, Nim’s Island, The Ugly Truth, Law Abiding Citizen, and The Bounty Hunter.
8. Kevin McKidd
Born: August 9, 1973 (Elgin, Scotland, UK)
Kevin McKidd got popularity for his beautiful performance as Owen Hunt in the series Grey’s Anatomy. He began acting from the Scottish movie Trainspotting as “Tommy”. His big television hits are Father Ted, North Square, The Virgin Queen, and Journeyman. He has voiced for the video games Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. His performance as Lord MacGuffin and Young MacGuffin in Disney’s Brave is highly admired.
7. Sean Biggerstaff
Born: 15 March 1983 (Glasgow, Scotland, UK)
Sean Biggerstaff needs no introduction. He has been a star of Tron Theatre in Glasgow. He started his acting career at the age of 14, and did the role of Young Darren in The Crow Road. In 1997, he got the role in The Winter Guest. Some of his notable performances are in Cashback, X on a Map, Voices, Hippie Hippie Shake, and Mary Queen of Scots.
6. Richard Madden
Born: June 18, 1986 in Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK
Richard Madden became every eye loving from the Game of Thrones. He was only 11 years old when he started his acting career. The first beautiful role he did was as Young Adam in Complicity in 2000. He has also done television series like Barmy Aunt Boomerang. His theatre performance as Romeo in Globe Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet is best. His best roles have been in Hope Springs, Chatroom, A Promise, Worried About The Boy, Sirens, Birdsong, and Klondike. On the other hand in Cinderella he played Prince Charming.
5. Dougray Scott
Born: November 25, 1965 (Glenrothes, Scotland, UK)
Dougray Scott has done outstanding work in Mission Impossible II. This star began acting from television, and his movie debut was Twin Town. He got popularity as Prince Henry in Ever After, Wolverine in X-Men, and James Bond in Casino Royale. His big hits have been Love’s Kitchen, Enigma, Ripley’s Game, My Week with Marilyn and United. His tv series are Desperate Housewives, and Sinbad.
4. Ewan McGregor
Born: March 31, 1971 (Perth, Scotland, UK)
Evan McGregor began acting in 1993 with the TV series Lipstick on Your Collar. He rose to popularity during 1994 with Shallow Grave, and was one of the members of the A-list actors with Trainspotting in 1996. His big hits are A Life Less Ordinary, Moulin Rouge, Big Fish, Angels and Demons, and the Star Wars prequel trilogy. His supporting roles in Little Voice, and Black Hawk Down have highly been admired.
3. James McAvoy
Born: April 21, 1979 (Port Glasgow, Scotland, UK)
James McAvoy began doing acting from The Near Room in 1995 at the age of 15. He also performed on theatre and television shows. His best tv shows are Band of Brothers, State of Play, Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune, and Shameless. He kept on working hard and soon became a Hollywood star. His role in The Last King of Scotland is highly appreciated. The notable movies he did are The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Atonement, The Conspirator, X-Men: First Class, and Trance.
2. Iain Glen
Born: June 24, 1961 (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)
Iain Glen gained immense fame for the role as Ser Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones, and another role in Silent Scream in 1990. For some of his roles, he bagged a number of awards. His small screen hits are The Time of Angels, Downton Abbey, Prisoners’ Wives, City of Vice, Law and Order, and Breathless. His fantastic movies are Frankie’s House, Painted Lady, The Wyvern Mystery, and Resident Evil: Apocalypse.
1. Sean Connery
Born: August 25, 1930 (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)
Sean Connery is one of the ever-green superstars of Scotland. This charming James Bond rose to fame in a shorter timeframe. In 1951, he started helping out backstage at the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh and established himself as an actor. His best roles have been in The Untouchables, Marnie, The Name of the Rose, The Hill, The Offence, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, Murder on the Orient Express, Dragonheart, and The Rock.
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