Famous People Born In Glasgow

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Alex Ferguson
(One of the Greatest Football Managers of All Time)
Alex Ferguson
55
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 31, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Alex Ferguson is known for his 26-year tenure as the manager of the football club Manchester United, from 1986 to 2013. He won 38 trophies with the club, including 13 Premier League titles. The first English Football Hall of Fame inductee, Ferguson has also received the knighthood
 2 
Andy Murray
(One of the Best Tennis Players in the World)
Andy Murray
71
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus

One of the best British professional tennis players of all time, Andy Murray is popularly known as the Great Scot since he was born in Scotland. He is the only tennis player to have won two Olympic gold medals in singles competition. Also known for his charitable work, Andy Murray has played key roles in raising money for many charity organizations.

 3 
Angus Young
(Co-Founder and Lead Guitarist for the Hard Rock Band 'AC/DC')
Angus Young
48
Birthdate: March 31, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Angus Young, AC/DC co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter, migrated to Australia at 13. After dropping out of school at 15, he started playing instruments. Named the Best Australian Guitarist of All Time by Australian Guitar magazine, he is known for his uniform outfits and for reviving Chuck Berry's "duck walk."
 4 
Billy Connolly
(Stand-up Comedian)
Billy Connolly
29
Birthdate: November 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Billy Connolly is a retired stand-up comedian, actor, and musician. Known for his observational and idiosyncratic comedy, Connolly is widely considered one of the most influential and greatest stand-up comedians of all time. He has also worked with the British charity, Comic Relief and has appeared in a documentary and a live stage show for the charity.

 5 
James McAvoy
(Scottish Actor)
James McAvoy
48
Birthdate: April 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus

A frequent performer in West End productions, James McAvoy has also showcased his acting skills in popular Hollywood movies, such as the X-Men series and Split. Although not an adventurer, he did a BASE jump to help raise money for a charity named Retrak, which helps Ugandan children.

 6 
Mark Knopfler
(Former Lead Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter of the Rock Band 'Dire Straits')
Mark Knopfler
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo

Best known as the lead guitarist and singer of the popular rock band Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler is one of Britain’s most celebrated guitar icons. Known for hits such as Sultans of Swing, he and his band also released Brothers in Arms, one of the best-selling albums of all time.

 7 
Lewis Capaldi
(Scottish Singer Best Known for His Hit Single 'Someone You Loved')
Lewis Capaldi
67
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 7, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra

Lewis Capaldi's success story is one of the greatest testimonies to the fact that magical things can happen when talent meets opportunity. From being just another aspiring singer, he quickly became a popular singer-songwriter in the UK and the US after Ryan Walter stumbled upon his iPhone recording on his SoundCloud account. Subsequently, he was signed to Universal Music Group.

 8 
Robbie Coltrane
(Actor)
Robbie Coltrane
10
Birthdate: March 30, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries

Robbie Coltrane is a Scottish actor, writer, and comedian best known for playing Rubeus Hagrid in the popular Harry Potter movie series. Coltrane has also played important roles in other popular movies like GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough. Over the years, Robbie Coltrane has won several prestigious awards, such as the British Academy Television Awards.

 9 
Donovan
(Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer, Autobiographer, Writer, Poet, Record producer, Film score composer)
Donovan
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus

Donovan is a Scottish guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for developing and popularizing a distinctive and eclectic style that blended many genres, such as folk, jazz, pop, calypso, and psychedelic rock. Donovan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in 2012 and 2014, respectively.

 10 
Kenny Dalglish
(Scottish Former Football Player and Manager)
Kenny Dalglish
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 11 
David McCallum
23
Birthdate: September 19, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo

David McCallum is a Scottish musician and actor who gained recognition for portraying Illya Kuryakin in the popular spy fiction TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. He gained international recognition for playing Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard in the action police procedural TV series NCIS. David McCallum has also contributed as a writer, publishing a novel titled Once a Crooked Man.

 12 
Kelly Macdonald
(Scottish Actress Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Trainspotting’, ‘Gosford Park’, ‘Intermission’ and ‘Nanny McPhee’)
Kelly Macdonald
26
Birthdate: February 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces

Kelly Macdonald is a Scottish actress known for playing Diane Coulston in the 1996 black comedy-drama film, Trainspotting. Kelly Macdonald received critical appreciation for portraying Gina in the made-for-television drama film, The Girl in the Café, for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award. Eastwood High School, where she studied, has a theatre and drama studio named in her honor.

 13 
Peter Capaldi
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Birthdate: April 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries

Peter Capaldi is a Scottish filmmaker and actor. He is best known for playing Malcolm Tucker in the British comedy TV series The Thick of It. Also known for his charity work, Capaldi joined hands with other celebrities to help raise awareness about the ill-effects of the global refugee crisis. He is also a patron of the Aberlour Child Care Trust.

 14 
John A. Macdonald
(The First Prime Minister of Canada (1878 - 1891))
John A. Macdonald
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 11, 1815
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 6, 1891

John A. Macdonald was the first prime minister of Canada. A dominant figure in Canadian politics for half a century, he was a lawyer by profession before venturing into politics. As a politician, he was influential in building Canada’s new government. To date, he remains one of the highest-rated prime ministers in Canadian history. 

 15 
Graham McTavish
(Scottish Actor and Writer)
Graham McTavish
12
Birthdate: January 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 16 
Rory McCann
(Scottish Actor Best Known for Portraying 'Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane' on the HBO Series 'Game of Thrones')
Rory McCann
11
Birthdate: April 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus

Best known for his role of The Hound in Game of Thrones and his Scottish BAFTA-winning performance as Kenny McLeod in The Book Group, Rory McCann often puts his towering 6’6” frame to good use in his acting projects. He is also a talented musician and once worked as a carpenter and gardener.

 17 
David Moyes
(Scottish Professional Football Manager)
David Moyes
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Scottish footballer and coach David Moyes had a 19-year playing stint as a center-back for football teams such as Celtic, Preston North End, and Bristol City. He currently manages the Premier League club West Ham United and has been named the League Managers Association Manager of the Year thrice. 
 18 
Carol Ann Duffy
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 23, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 19 
Andrew Robertson
(Scottish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Andrew Robertson
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces

Liverpool left-back and the captain of the Scottish national football team, Andrew Robertson has also been associated with clubs such as Hull City and Dundee United in the past. He led his team to a UEFA Champions League victory in 2019. He now also runs a charitable foundation for underprivileged kids.

 20 
Nikki Cross
(Scottish Professional Wrestler)
Nikki Cross
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus

Known as Nikki Cross and Nikki A.S.H., Scottish wrestler Nicola Glencross had been a 3-time WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion. She is best known for her victory at the 2021 Money in the Bank Ladder Match. She has a master’s degree in history and is also a certified fitness trainer.

 21 
Ray Park
(Actor)
Ray Park
4
Birthdate: August 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 22 
Billy Boyd
(Actor)
Billy Boyd
6
Birthdate: August 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 23 
Douglas Henshall
14
Birthdate: November 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
While he gained fame with films such as Angels and Insects and stage productions such as Death of a Salesman, Douglas Henshall’s real claim to fame was his BAFTA-winning role of Jimmy Perez in the crime series Shetland. A football fan, he initially wished to be a sports journalist.
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Colin Montgomerie
(Scottish Professional Golfer)
Colin Montgomerie
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 23, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 25 
Michelle Gomez
(Actress)
Michelle Gomez
14
Birthdate: November 23, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 26 
Jock Zonfrillo
(Chef as Former MasterChef Australia Judge)
Jock Zonfrillo
0
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: August 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 30, 2023
 27 
Laura Fraser
(Actress)
Laura Fraser
7
Birthdate: July 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 28 
Armando Iannucci
(Satirist, Writer, Comedian, Radio producer, Television producer, Librettist, Screenwriter)
Armando Iannucci
2
Birthdate: November 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 29 
Iain De Caestecker
(Actor)
Iain De Caestecker
4
Birthdate: December 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 30 
Al Stewart
(Scottish Folk-Rock Musician Best Known for His Hit Single 'Year of the Cat')
Al Stewart
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 5, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo

Al Stewart is a Scottish folk-rock musician and singer-songwriter. He achieved popularity during the 1960s and 1970s and helped revive British folk music. He is best known for his single Year of the Cat, which became a hit worldwide. Over the course of his career, Al Stewart has worked with well-known musicians like Peter White, Jimmy Page, and Richard Thompson.

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Paul Lambert
(Scottish Professional Football Manager and Former Player)
Paul Lambert
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 32 
Lonnie Donegan
(British Pop Singer and Songwriter)
Lonnie Donegan
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 29, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: November 3, 2002

Lonnie Donegan was a British musician and singer-songwriter. He is remembered for his contribution to a genre of folk music called Skiffle which earned him the nickname King of Skiffle. Donegan is credited with influencing British rock and pop musicians of the 1960s. Thanks to his influence on American music, Donegan is considered an important figure in the British invasion.

 33 
Tony Curran
(Scottish Actor)
Tony Curran
4
Birthdate: December 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Tony Curran is a Scottish actor best known for his work in several Marvel Cinematic Universe films, such as Thor: The Dark World. He has also played important roles in popular TV series like Daredevil and Doctor Who. In 2006, Tony Curran won the Best Actor Award at the British Independent Film Awards for playing Clyde Henderson in Red Road. 

 34 
Grant Morrison
(Comics writer, Writer, Science fiction writer)
Grant Morrison
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 31, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 35 
Mary Ure
(Stage actor, Film actor)
Mary Ure
3
Birthdate: February 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 3, 1975
 36 
Lauren Mayberry
(Vocalist and Percussionist of the Scottish Pop Band 'Chvrches')
Lauren Mayberry
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra

Lauren Mayberry is a Scottish singer, songwriter, and musician. Mayberry, who possesses a soprano singing voice, is the lead vocalist of the popular Scottish synth-pop band Chvrches, where she also plays keyboards and drums. One-third of the band, Mayberry co-produces and co-writes the songs along with Martin Doherty and Iain Cook. A vocal feminist, Mayberry runs the feminist collective, TYCI.

 37 
Lynne Ramsay
(Scottish Film Director, Producer, Writer, and Cinematographer)
Lynne Ramsay
1
Birthdate: December 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Lynne Ramsay is a Scottish film director, producer, writer, and cinematographer. She is best known for directing films like Ratcatcher, We Need to Talk About Kevin, and You Were Never Really Here. A critically-acclaimed filmmaker, Lynne Ramsay has won several important awards, including British Academy Film Awards and Critics Awards.

 38 
Allan Pinkerton
(Founder of Pinkerton National Detective Agency)
Allan Pinkerton
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 25, 1819
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 1, 1884

A walk through the woods in Dundee, changed Allan Pinkerton’s life, as he bumped into a group of counterfeiters and reported them to the police. This incident inspired him to later become Chicago's first full-time detective. His agency’s logo, an unblinking eye, inspired the phrase “Private Eye.”

 39 
Aiden McGeady
(Footballer)
Aiden McGeady
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
 40 
Darius Campbell
(Singer, Opera singer, Songwriter)
Darius Campbell
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 41 
William Ramsay
(Scottish Chemist Who Discovered the Noble Gases)
William Ramsay
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 2, 1852
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 23, 1916

The son of a civil engineer, Nobel Prize-winning Scottish chemist William Ramsay revolutionized science with his pathbreaking discovery of the noble gases, thus forming an entirely new segment of the periodic table. He is also remembered for his long association with UCL. He was knighted for his achievements.

 42 
Jamie Murray
(Scottish-born British Professional Tennis Player Who Specializes in Doubles)
Jamie Murray
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Jamie Murray is a British tennis player who specializes in doubles. A former doubles world No. 1, Jamie Robert Murray has won seven Grand Slam doubles titles so far in his career. The elder brother of Andy Murray, Jamie Murray helped his team win the Davis Cup in 2015; it was Great Britain's first Davis Cup championship in 79 years.

 43 
Gordon Jackson
(Actor)
Gordon Jackson
0
Birthdate: December 19, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: January 15, 1990
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 44 
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
2
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: June 7, 1868
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 10, 1928

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect, designer, and artist. He was married to fellow artist Margaret Macdonald, and they both were influential on the European design movements Art Nouveau and Secessionism. Mackintosh is considered one of the most important figures of Modern Style (British Art Nouveau style). In his later years, he worked largely as a watercolorist. 

 45 
Sean Biggerstaff
(Actor, Musician)
Sean Biggerstaff
0
Birthdate: March 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 46 
Bill Paterson
(Actor)
Bill Paterson
2
Birthdate: June 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
 47 
Joe McFadden
(Actor)
Joe McFadden
0
Birthdate: October 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 48 
George Young
(bassist, guitarist, songwriter, record producer)
George Young
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 49 
Philippa York
(Scottish Journalist and Former Professional Road Racing Cyclist)
Philippa York
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
 50 
James McCarthy
(Scottish-Irish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Central Midfielder)
James McCarthy
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Scottish-born footballer James McCarthy is now best known as a dependable Celtic midfielder. He also represents the Irish national team, because his grandparents were Irish. He has previously won an FA Cup with Wigan Athletic, beating Manchester City, and has also played for the English club Everton.