Think of Scotland and the first thing that strikes the mind is its scenic landscape. Bordered by mountainous terrain, Scotland is home to beautiful glaciers, serene lakes, iconic castles and bustling cities which give a glimpse of its vibrant culture. The country is part of the sovereign state of United Kingdom. Though mostly overshadowed by England, Scotland has its own charm and charisma. And so are its citizens, the Scottish who have played an instrumental role in the world history. Scotland has been home to several important personalities who have done much to contribute to the society, be it as scientists or scholars, litterateurs or artists, leaders or sportsperson. One more arena where Scottish has been greatly acknowledged is film and theatre. Scottish people have left an indelible mark in films and theatre. They have been working at different capacities in film and theatre production, as actors, directors, producers, artists, cameraman, cinematographer, choreographer, and action director. Some of them have even made their presence felt in Hollywood such as Sean Connery, Gerard Butler, Alan Cumming, Lindsay Duncan, Kelly MacDonald, Peter Mullan, David Hayman, and so on. Check this section and find out more about famous Scottish film and theatre personalities.
Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930
Actor
Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor
31 March 1971
 

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler
13 November 1969
Actor

Anya Taylor-JoyAnya Taylor-Joy
16 April 1996
Actress

James McAvoyJames McAvoy
21 April 1979
Actor

Peter CapaldiPeter Capaldi
14 April 1958
Actor
Alan CummingAlan Cumming
27 January 1965
Actor

Billy ConnollyBilly Connolly
24 November 1942
Stand-up Comedian

Kelly MacdonaldKelly Macdonald
23 February 1976
Actress
David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933
Actor

Rose LeslieRose Leslie
09 February 1987
Actress
Sheena EastonSheena Easton
27 April 1959
Singer, Actress

James CosmoJames Cosmo
27 October 1947
Actor

Dougray ScottDougray Scott
26 November 1965
Actor

Douglas HenshallDouglas Henshall
19 November 1965
Actor

Lindsay DuncanLindsay Duncan
07 November 1950
Actress
Kate DickieKate Dickie
04 July 1971
Actress

Neil ConneryNeil Connery
01 January 1938
Actor

Tom ContiTom Conti
22 November 1941
Actor

Ken StottKen Stott
19 October 1954
Actor
Marianna PalkaMarianna Palka
07 September 1981
Actress

Georgia KingGeorgia King
18 November 1986
Actress
Hans MathesonHans Matheson
07 August 1975
Actor

Thomas DohertyThomas Doherty
21 April 1995
Actor

Camilla ThurlowCamilla Thurlow
09 July 1989
Reality TV Star
Laura AndersonLaura Anderson
27 April 1989
Reality TV Personality

Sam HeughanSam Heughan
30 April 1980
Actor
Nicola SturgeonNicola Sturgeon
19 July 1970
Political Leader

Michelle GomezMichelle Gomez
23 November 1966
Actress

Robert CarlyleRobert Carlyle
14 April 1961
Actor
Jack LowdenJack Lowden
02 June 1990
Actor

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Rory McCannRory McCann
24 April 1969
Actor
Denis LawsonDenis Lawson
27 September 1947
Actor

Kevin McKiddKevin McKidd
09 August 1973
Actor

Ashley JensenAshley Jensen
11 August 1969
Actress

Ally McCoistAlly McCoist
24 September 1962
Footballer
Martin CompstonMartin Compston
08 May 1984
Actor
Jimmy SomervilleJimmy Somerville
22 June 1961
Pop Singers

Graham McTavishGraham McTavish
04 January 1961
Actor

Alastair SimAlastair Sim
09 October 1900
Actor

Angus MacfadyenAngus Macfadyen
21 September 1963
Actor
Caitlin BlackwoodCaitlin Blackwood
23 June 2000
Actress

Ewen BremnerEwen Bremner
23 January 1972
Actor

Lonnie DoneganLonnie Donegan
29 April 1931
Singer

Lorraine KellyLorraine Kelly
30 November 1959
Television presenter

Jordan RhodesJordan Rhodes
05 February 1990
Football Player
Phyllida LawPhyllida Law
08 May 1932
Actress

Kevin BridgesKevin Bridges
13 November 1986
Comedian
Ross McCallRoss McCall
13 January 1976
Actor

Tony CurranTony Curran
13 December 1969
Actor

Andrea McLeanAndrea McLean
05 October 1969
Journalist
Kenneth CranhamKenneth Cranham
12 December 1944
Actor

Nicol WilliamsonNicol Williamson
14 September 1936
Actor
Sean BiggerstaffSean Biggerstaff
15 March 1983
Actor, Musician

Ruth ConnellRuth Connell
20 April 1979
Actress

Pollyanna McIntoshPollyanna McIntosh
15 March 1979
Actress

Euan MortonEuan Morton
13 August 1977
Actor

Iain De CaesteckerIain De Caestecker
29 December 1987
Actor
John LaurieJohn Laurie
25 March 1897
Actor

Morven ChristieMorven Christie
1979 AD
stage actor, film actor

Richard McCabeRichard McCabe
18 August 1960
Actor

Judith MillerJudith Miller
16 September 1951
Journalist
Ian CharlesonIan Charleson
11 August 1949
Scottish actor

Liam FoxLiam Fox
22 September 1961
Politician
Nicky CampbellNicky Campbell
10 April 1961
Television presenter

Ian BannenIan Bannen
29 June 1928
Actor

Joe McFaddenJoe McFadden
09 October 1975
Actor
Alastair MackenzieAlastair Mackenzie
08 February 1969
Actor

Neil OliverNeil Oliver
21 February 1967
TV Presenter
Adrienne CorriAdrienne Corri
13 November 1930
stage actor, film actor

Emun ElliottEmun Elliott
28 November 1983
Actor

Rory BremnerRory Bremner
06 April 1961
Impressionist
Julie Wilson NimmoJulie Wilson Nimmo
1972 AD
actor

Daniel PortmanDaniel Portman
13 February 1992
Actor
Ivor CutlerIvor Cutler
15 January 1923
Poet

Joan of the TowerJoan of the Tower
05 July 1321
 

Sophie Kennedy ClarkSophie Kennedy Clark
1990 AD
Actress

Abdalqadir as-SufiAbdalqadir as-Sufi
1930 AD
theologian, philosopher, actor
James BridieJames Bridie
03 January 1888
Playwright
Michael CarterMichael Carter
29 June 1947
actor, film actor

B.A. RobertsonB.A. Robertson
12 September 1948
Musician

Colin BuchananColin Buchanan
30 September 1966
actor

Paul TelferPaul Telfer
30 October 1979
actor, film actor
Paul McGuiganPaul McGuigan
19 September 1963
film director

Bill PatersonBill Paterson
03 June 1945
 

Kevin MacdonaldKevin Macdonald
28 October 1967
Director

Robert ThorntonRobert Thornton
17 July 1967
darts player

Derek William DickDerek William Dick
25 April 1958
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet
James FinlaysonJames Finlayson
27 August 1887
actor, comedian, stage actor