Famous People Born In Paisley

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Gerard Butler
(Scottish Actor and Film Producer)
Gerard Butler
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Birthdate: November 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio

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!

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Gerry Rafferty
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter)
Gerry Rafferty
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 4, 2011
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Paolo Nutini
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist)
Paolo Nutini
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Tom Conti
(Actor)
Tom Conti
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Birthdate: November 22, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

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.

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Kay Lee Ray
(Scottish Professional Wrestler)
Kay Lee Ray
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
WWE wrestler Kayleigh Rae, better known by her pseudonym, Kay Lee Ray, is as much known for her wrestling skills as for her scarlet hair. While she calls herself The Forever Champion, she has been an ICW Women’s champion three times, apart from being the longest-reigning NXT UK Women's champion.
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Phyllis Logan
(Scottish Actress)
Phyllis Logan
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Birthdate: January 11, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Kenny Ireland
(Actor, Theatre director)
Kenny Ireland
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Birthdate: August 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 31, 2014
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Neve McIntosh
(Actor)
Neve McIntosh
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Birthdate: April 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
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Derek McInnes
(Scottish Professional Football Manager and Former Football Midfielder)
Derek McInnes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer

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.

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Paul Telfer
(Scottish Actor)
Paul Telfer
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Birthdate: October 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Archie Gemmill
(Association football player)
Archie Gemmill
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Fred Goodwin
(Former CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland)
Fred Goodwin
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 17, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo

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.

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Rankin
(photographer)
Rankin
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: 1966 AD

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.

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Alexander Gardner
(Scottish Photographer)
Alexander Gardner
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: October 17, 1821
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 10, 1882
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James Grady
(Scottish Former Footballer)
James Grady
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces

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.