Scotland has given the world a pool of talented Scotsmen who have been known the world over for their extraordinary feats and achievements. They are celebrated and noteworthy and have through their deeds extensively contributed to the world at large. Be it as inventors or leaders, philosophers or artisans, sports stars or scientists, Scottish men and women have made their worth count. Of all the fields, Scottish people have shone in the sphere of acting as well. Blessed with a creative bent of aptitude, Scottish actors are known for their applaud-worthy performance both in stage and in motion pictures. They are master story-tellers who get into the flesh of a character and bring to life a largely real/unreal character or subject through their facial expression, body language, body movement and gestures. Scottish film industry has been home to some of the most talented actors who have earned a reputation for themselves not just in the country but in Hollywood as well. Alan Cumming, Gerard Butler, Richard Madden, Sean Connery, Ewan McGregor and James McAvoy are some of the most famous and influential actors from Scotland who have an affluent filmography to boast of. Check this segment to discover interesting facts about Scottish actors, their life, films, career and filmography.
Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930
Actor
Gerard ButlerGerard Butler
13 November 1969
Actor

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor
31 March 1971
Actor

James McAvoyJames McAvoy
21 April 1979
Actor

Billy ConnollyBilly Connolly
24 November 1942
Stand-up Comedian

Peter CapaldiPeter Capaldi
14 April 1958
Actor
David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933
Actor

Alan CummingAlan Cumming
27 January 1965
Actor

Dougray ScottDougray Scott
26 November 1965
Actor
James CosmoJames Cosmo
27 October 1947
Actor

Neil ConneryNeil Connery
01 January 1938
Actor
Douglas HenshallDouglas Henshall
19 November 1965
Actor

Tom ContiTom Conti
22 November 1941
Actor

Ken StottKen Stott
19 October 1954
Actor

Hans MathesonHans Matheson
07 August 1975
Actor

Emun ElliottEmun Elliott
28 November 1983
Actor
Thomas DohertyThomas Doherty
21 April 1995
Actor

Sam HeughanSam Heughan
30 April 1980
Actor

Martin CompstonMartin Compston
08 May 1984
Actor

Robert CarlyleRobert Carlyle
14 April 1961
Actor
Kevin McKiddKevin McKidd
09 August 1973
Actor

Rory McCannRory McCann
24 April 1969
Actor
Graham McTavishGraham McTavish
04 January 1961
Actor

Jack LowdenJack Lowden
02 June 1990
Actor

Angus MacfadyenAngus Macfadyen
21 September 1963
Actor
Denis LawsonDenis Lawson
27 September 1947
Actor

Ewen BremnerEwen Bremner
23 January 1972
Actor
Ally McCoistAlly McCoist
24 September 1962
Footballer

Ross McCallRoss McCall
13 January 1976
Actor

Kenneth CranhamKenneth Cranham
12 December 1944
Actor
Tony CurranTony Curran
13 December 1969
Actor

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Nicol WilliamsonNicol Williamson
14 September 1936
Actor
Iain De CaesteckerIain De Caestecker
29 December 1987
Actor

Euan MortonEuan Morton
13 August 1977
Actor

Sean BiggerstaffSean Biggerstaff
15 March 1983
Actor, Musician

John LaurieJohn Laurie
25 March 1897
Actor
Ian CharlesonIan Charleson
11 August 1949
Scottish actor
Alastair MackenzieAlastair Mackenzie
08 February 1969
Actor

Ian BannenIan Bannen
29 June 1928
Actor

Alastair SimAlastair Sim
09 October 1900
Actor

Richard McCabeRichard McCabe
18 August 1960
Actor
Joe McFaddenJoe McFadden
09 October 1975
Actor

Hamish WilsonHamish Wilson
13 December 1942
Actor

Daniel PortmanDaniel Portman
13 February 1992
Actor

Abdalqadir as-SufiAbdalqadir as-Sufi
1930 AD
theologian, philosopher, actor

Will FyffeWill Fyffe
16 February 1885
Musical artist
Billy BoydBilly Boyd
28 August 1968
Actor

B.A. RobertsonB.A. Robertson
12 September 1948
Musician
Michael CarterMichael Carter
29 June 1947
actor, film actor

Colin BuchananColin Buchanan
30 September 1966
actor

Paul TelferPaul Telfer
30 October 1979
actor, film actor
Bill PatersonBill Paterson
03 June 1945
 

Robert ThorntonRobert Thornton
17 July 1967
darts player
James FinlaysonJames Finlayson
27 August 1887
actor, comedian, stage actor

Derek William DickDerek William Dick
25 April 1958
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet