Birth Place Matching "Glasgow, Scotland, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. James McAvoy

Actor | Filth

McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland, to James, a bus driver, and Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a nurse. He was raised on a housing estate in Drumchapel, Glasgow by his maternal grandparents (James, a butcher, and Mary), after his parents divorced when James was 11. He went to St ...

2. Kelly Macdonald

Actress | No Country for Old Men

Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald was born and raised in Glasgow. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she was raised by her mother, a sales executive in the garment industry. She has one brother, David. As a hobby, she acted in an amateur theatrical club, which she enjoyed a great deal. ...

3. Laura Fraser

Actress | A Knight's Tale

Laura Fraser was born on 24th July 1975 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 ...

4. Graham McTavish

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Graham McTavish is a Scottish television and film actor, best known for his roles as Dougal Mackenzie in the popular TV series "Outlander" (2014-16), as Dwalin in the "The Hobbit" trilogy for Peter Jackson (2012-14) as well as the Saint of Killers in AMC's series "Preacher", based on Garth Ennis ...

5. Robert Carlyle

Actor | The Full Monty

Robert Carlyle was born in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth, a bus company employee, and Joseph Carlyle, a painter and decorator. He was raised by his father after his mother left him when he was four. At the age of 21, after reading Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," he enrolled in acting ...

6. David McCallum

Actor | The Great Escape

Since David McCallum's father, David McCallum Sr., was first violinist for the London Philharmonic and his mother, Dorothy Dorman, was a cellist, it's not surprising that David was originally headed for a career in music, playing oboe. He studied briefly at the Royal Academy of Music. He left that,...

7. Ray Park

Actor | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Ray Park was born in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. He moved with his parents, younger brother and sister to London, UK, at the age of seven. Ray always wanted to be in the movies, and be like their heroes. He also began to nurture a love for martial arts from the age of seven, when his father's fondness ...

8. Michelle Gomez

Actress | Green Wing

Michelle Gomez is a Scottish actress. She gained recognition for her roles in the comedy series The Book Group (2002-2003), Green Wing (2004-2007), and Bad Education (2012-2013). She went on to appear as Missy in the long-running British science fiction series Doctor Who (2014-2017), for which she ...

9. Tony Curran

Actor | Calibre

Tony Curran was born on December 13, 1969 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. He is an actor, known for Calibre (2018), Deadwood: The Movie (2019) and Outlaw King (2018). He has been married to Mai Curran since August 13, 2011.

10. Tommy Flanagan

Actor | Sons of Anarchy

Tommy Flanagan stars as 'Martin Connells' in the third season of HBO's "Westworld' starring opposite Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright.

Tommy Flanagan was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. In his twenties, Flanagan made his living as a DJ for local dance clubs and during this time, his friend ...

11. Peter Capaldi

Actor | Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Nancy (Soutar) and Gerald John Capaldi. His parents owned an ice cream business. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), Scottish, and Irish descent. Capaldi attended drama classes and was accepted into the Glasgow School of Art. After ...

12. Derek Riddell

Actor | Happy Valley

After completing a BA in business studies at the University of Strathclyde, in his home city of Glasgow, he went on to train at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and has worked extensively in theatre film and television in both the UK and the USA Having first come to prominence in ...

13. Rory McCann

Actor | Game of Thrones

Six foot six inches tall, with brown eyes and dark hair, Rory McCann from Glasgow began his working life at the top - as a painter on the Forth Bridge in Scotland. He came to notice in a television commercial for Scotts' Porridge Oats, in which he appeared as a scantily-clad hunk in a vest and kilt...

14. Billy Connolly

Actor | Brave

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 being an accomplished banjo player and a ...

15. Billy Boyd

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Billy Boyd was born in 1968 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Mary and William Boyd. The talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school's production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him ...

16. David O'Hara

Actor | Braveheart

David Patrick O'Hara was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Martha (née Scott) and Patrick O'Hara, a construction worker and raised in the Pollok section of Glasgow in a large Catholic family of Irish descent. His paternal great-grandfather was Irish.

After leaving school he was accepted for a Youth ...

17. John Barrowman

Actor | Torchwood

Born 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," "...

18. Douglas Henshall

Actor | Shetland

Douglas Henshall was born in Glasgow, Scotland in November 1965. His mother was a nurse and his father a salesman. He is the youngest of three children and has two older sisters. He grew up in Barrhead and attended Barrhead High School. Whilst at school a friend asked him to join The Scottish Youth...

19. Craig Ferguson

Writer | I'll Be There

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.

20. James McArdle

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

James McArdle was born on April 3, 1989 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. He is an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), '71 (2014) and Mary Queen of Scots (2018).

21. Angus Macfadyen

Actor | Equilibrium

Best known as Robert the Bruce in Braveheart (1995), Angus McFadyen has enjoyed a fine career in the film business. He has been in a variety of different films and television shows over his life, playing such well known roles as Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach, Robert the Bruce, and Orson Welles.

Born in ...

22. Freya Mavor

Actress | La dame dans l'auto avec des lunettes et un fusil

Freya Mavor was born in Glasgow but grew up in Canonmills, Edinburgh, after moving there with her family. She also spent four years of her early adolescence in La Rochelle, France, before moving back to Scotland.

Mavor declared she first became interested in acting after watching The Shining (1980) ...

23. Deborah Kerr

Actress | The King and I

Deborah Jane Trimmer was born on 30 September 1921 in Glasgow, Scotland, the daughter of Captain Arthur Kerr Trimmer. She was educated at Northumberland House, Clifton, Bristol. She first performed at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, London. She subsequently performed with the Oxford ...

24. Sharon Small

Actress | About a Boy

Sharon Small was born on January 1, 1967 in Drumchapel, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. She is an actress, known for About a Boy (2002), The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001) and Downton Abbey (2010).

25. Richard Rankin

Actor | Outlander

Richard Rankin was born in Rutherglen, Glasgow, Scotland, UK on 4 January 1983, his birth name actually being Richard Harris. It was changed to Rankin, his mother's maiden name, to avoid any confusion with the famous Irish actor. Initially wanting to be an IT professional, he was inspired by a trip...

26. David Hayman

Actor | The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

David Hayman was born on February 9, 1948 in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. He is an actor and director, known for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Sid and Nancy (1986) and Macbeth (2015). He is married to Alice Hayman. They have three children.

27. Gary Lewis

Actor | Billy Elliot

Gary Lewis was born in 1958 in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK. He is an actor, known for Billy Elliot (2000), Gangs of New York (2002) and Valhalla Rising (2009).

28. Sean Biggerstaff

Actor | Cashback

Sean Biggerstaff was born to a firefighter and a community education worker. He joined a local drama group and he acted as "Augustus Gloop" in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". After that, for six years, he joined the Scottish Youth Theatre. It was there he got his big break when Alan Rickman ...

29. Ross McCall

Actor | White Collar

McCall became known in the U.S after playing Cpl. Joseph Liebgott in HBO's Band of Brothers for Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. He just completed principle photography on the London/New York based show, Suspicion, for Apple TV alongside Uma Thurman, and The Offer for Paramount Plus with Miles ...

30. Gordon Ramsay

Producer | Hell's Kitchen

Scottish by birth, Gordon Ramsay was brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. With an injury prematurely putting an end to any hopes of a promising career in football, he went back to college to complete a course in hotel management. His dedication and natural talent led him to train with some ...

31. Bill Paterson

Actor | The Witches

Bill Paterson was born on June 3, 1945 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. He is an actor and writer, known for The Witches (1990), Miss Potter (2006) and How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008). He has been married to Hildegard Bechtler since 1984. They have two children.

32. Synnove Karlsen

Actress | Last Night in Soho

Synnøve Karlsen is a Norwegian Scottish actress best known for playing Clarice Orsini in the historical drama series Medici, Holly McStay in the BBC thriller series Clique and Jocasta in the 2021 Edgar Wright psychological horror film Last Night in Soho. Karlsen was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and ...

33. Iain De Caestecker

Actor | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Iain De Caestecker is a Scottish actor. He went to Hillhead Primary School and successfully completed an HND in Acting and Performance at Langside College.

He played the lead in two high-profile BBC series - BAFTA-winning The Fades and Young James Herriot (both 2011). The latter earned him a ...

34. Phyllida Law

Actress | The Time Machine

Phyllida Law was born on May 8, 1932 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. She is an actress and writer, known for The Time Machine (2002), Much Ado About Nothing (1993) and The Winter Guest (1997). She was previously married to Eric Thompson.

35. Sharon Rooney

Actress | My Mad Fat Diary

Sharon Rooney was born on October 22, 1988 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. She is an actress, known for My Mad Fat Diary (2013), Dumbo (2019) and Finding Alice (2021).

36. Joy McAvoy

Actress | The Angels' Share

Joy McAvoy was born on August 2, 1982 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. She is an actress, known for The Angels' Share (2012), Avengers: Endgame (2019) and Filth (2013).

37. Alec Newman

Actor | A Lonely Place to Die

Alec Newman was born in Glasgow, Scotland.

After graduating from LAMDA he built up a steady list of theatre and screen credits before landing the lead role of Paul Atreides in the Emmy award winning miniseries Dune (2000). Introduced to US audiences, a string of appearances on American TV and film ...

38. Lynne Ramsay

Director | We Need to Talk About Kevin

Lynne Ramsay was born on December 5, 1969 in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK. She is a director and writer, known for We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), You Were Never Really Here (2017) and Ratcatcher (1999). She was previously married to Rory Stewart Kinnear.

39. Armando Iannucci

Writer | The Death of Stalin

Armando Iannucci was born on November 28, 1963 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. He is a writer and producer, known for The Death of Stalin (2017), Veep (2012) and The Thick of It (2005). He has been married to Rachel Jones since August 25, 1990. They have two children.

40. Lulu

Soundtrack | To Sir, with Love

Lulu Kennedy-Cairns was born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie in Glasgow, Scotland on November 3, 1948. As a teenager, she toured the northern clubs with her band, the Luvvers. After her initial success with a cover of "Shout" reaching #7 in 1964, Lulu went on to establish herself as one of the ...

41. Jon Morrison

Actor | Vera

Jon Morrison was born in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. He is known for Vera (2011), Monarch of the Glen (2000) and The Final Option (1982).

42. Khalid Abdalla

Actor | The Kite Runner

Khalid Abdalla was born on December 30, 1980 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. He is an actor and producer, known for The Kite Runner (2007), United 93 (2006) and The Square (2013).

43. Cal MacAninch

Actor | Downton Abbey

Cal MacAninch was born in 1963 in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Cal is an actor and writer, known for Downton Abbey (2010), Calibre (2018) and Mr Selfridge (2013). Cal is married to Shauna Macdonald. They have three children.

44. Kirsty Mitchell

Actress | Barbarians Rising

Born in Glasgow, Kirsty Mitchell is a prominent Scottish actress with a rich body of work across film, television and theatre. She trained at the prestigious Central School of Ballet in London before being crowned the coveted title of "Miss Scotland" at the age of seventeen. Kirsty Mitchell's ...

45. Dawn Steele

Actress | Monarch of the Glen

Dawn Steele was born on December 11, 1975 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. She is an actress, known for Monarch of the Glen (2000), Wild at Heart (2006) and Tinsel Town (2000).

46. Sheila Reid

Actress | Brazil

Sheila Reid was born on December 21, 1937 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. She is an actress, known for Brazil (1985), Containment (2015) and The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997). She has been married to Terry Bullen since April 11, 2008. She was previously married to Julian Curry.

47. James Robinson

Actor | Braveheart

James Robinson is a Scottish actor/producer born in Glasgow.

Making his screen debut as the young William Wallace in Mel Gibson's Oscar-winning blockbuster, Braveheart, he has gone on to appear in Danny Boyle's highly acclaimed "Babylon" and Neil Jordan's historical epic "The Borgias" with Jeremy ...

48. Richard McCabe

Actor | The Constant Gardener

Richard McCabe was born on August 18, 1960 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. He is an actor, known for The Constant Gardener (2005), Eye in the Sky (2015) and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003).

49. Greg Hemphill

Actor | Still Game

Born in 1969, in Glasgow, Greg Hemphill was raised in Montreal, Canada, but later returned to Scotland to study at the University of Glasgow, where he achieved an MA Honours Degree in theatre, film and television. His debut was at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1990, and has become well-known for...

50. Adrienne Corri

Actress | A Clockwork Orange

Born and brought up in Scotland, Adrienne Corri attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London as a teenager and then appeared on both the English and American stage. While still a teenager, she made her film debut in Naughty Arlette (1949). One of her most memorable film performances ...


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