Gerard Butler is one of the most popular and successful actors from Scotland. He came into prominence with the portrayal of King Leonidas in the fantasy war film 300. Apart from acting, he participates in fundraising events and charity programs. Interestingly, Butler tried his hand at acting only after being fired a week before becoming a qualified lawyer!
Surprisingly, the antireligious actor Tom Conti was raised as a staunch Roman Catholic. He is said to be genetically linked to Napoléon Bonaparte. The theater, TV, and film actor has also written a novel and is known for his minor but impactful roles such Ross’s father-in-law in Friends.
Former footballer Derek McInnes began his youth career as a teen with the Greenock Morton and then went on to play for clubs such as Rangers, Dundee United, and St. Johnstone, and even for the Scottish national team. Post-retirement, he has been managing teams such as Aberdeen and Kilmarnock.
Former CEO of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Fred Goodwin perhaps became the most-hated banker after the 2008 collapse of RBS, when it registered the biggest annual loss in the history of the UK. Subsequently, his knighthood was revoked. He still receives an annual pension from the bank.
Rankin is a British photographer best known for his photography of celebrities and models like Heidi Klum, Elizabeth II, and Madonna. Prominent magazines like Marie Claire, Vogue, and GQ have featured his photos. Rankin is also credited with co-founding or founding magazines like Dazed & Confused, Rank, and Another Magazine.
Former Scottish striker James Grady is known for his stints with teams such as Dundee and Hamilton Academical. He not only won 3 Scottish First Division titles but is also a 2-time Scottish Cup runner-up. Post-retirement, he has managed teams such as Greenock Morton and youth teams such as St. Mirren.