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Famous Film Actors From Edinburgh

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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Edinburgh, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Edinburgh, as in some cases Edinburgh may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Edinburgh then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Edinburgh, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

List items range from Shirley Manson to Arthur Conan Doyle.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Edinburgh?" and "Which famous actors were born in Edinburgh?"



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    A Clockwork Orange, Doctor Zhivago, Revenge of the Pink Panther Adrienne Corri is a British actress. She was born Adrienne Riccoboni, the daughter of Olive Smethurst and Italian father Luigi Riccoboni. Her distinctive auburn hair came from her mother's Lancastrian

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    Tea Party, Scroogin On A Greg, Mono Ainslie Thomas Henderson is a Scottish singer-songwriter. He is best known for his appearance on the BBC's television programme, Fame Academy, and his subsequent Top 5 UK single, "Keep Me a

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    Billy Jack, Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach Alan Myerson, is an American film and television director.

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    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Batman vs. Dracula, Tower of Terror ... Alastair Neil Duncan is a Scottish television, film and stage actor, and real estate broker. He is sometimes credited as Neil Duncan.

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    Scrooge, The Millionairess, An Inspector Calls Alastair George Bell Sim, CBE, was a Scottish character actor who began his theatrical career at the age of thirty, but quickly became established as a popular West End performer, remaining so until

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    Andrew Downie Spaceflight IC-1 Andrew Downie was an actor.

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    Dr. No, Thunderball, From Russia with Love Anthony Douglas Gillon Dawson was a Scottish-born actor, best known for his supporting roles in British films.

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    The Lost World Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the

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    Fast & Furious 6 Benjamin John Gareth Davies is a Scottish actor.

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    Highlander, Slaughter High Billy Hartman is a Scottish actor, well known for playing the part of Terry Woods on ITV's Emmerdale from 1995 until his character was killed off in 2011. He also played a small role in the film

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    The Likely Lads, Crystalstone Brigit Forsyth is a Scottish actress, best known for her roles as Thelma Ferris in the BBC comedy Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? and Helen Yeldham in the ITV drama Boon.

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    Commandos Strike at Dawn C.M. Cree was an actor.

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    The W Plan, On Secret Service, The Sky's the Limit C. M. Hallard was a British actor. In 1895 he appeared in the popular drama Trilby with Herbert Beerbohm Tree at the Haymarket Theatre.

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    Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Night of the Party, On Secret Service Cecil Beresford Ramage, MC was a British barrister, actor and Liberal politician.

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    The Tall Headlines Celia Lipton is an actor.

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    The Damage Manual Chris Connelly is a Scottish author and musician who became famous for his industrial music work of the late 1980s and early 1990s, particularly his involvement with the Revolting Cocks and Ministry.

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    Outcast Christopher Downie is a film and television director,producer,editor,actor,cinematographer and screenwriter.

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    The Boondock Saints Christopher Flockton is an actor.

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    Perfect Day, Secret Smile, Bad Day Claire Goose is a British actress. She played nurse Tina Seabrook in the BBC television drama Casualty and DS Mel Silver in Waking the Dead. She also commentates on the TV show 'Road Wars'

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    Agatha Christie: The Pale Horse, Diverted, Catherine Cookson's The Secret ... Colin Buchanan is a Scottish actor who is best known for playing Pascoe in the BBC television series Dalziel and Pascoe which commenced in March 1996 and ran until June 2007.

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    The Angels' Share, Popcorn David Goodall is a director, producer, composer, fight director and actor born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1964. He was awarded "Best Director" at the New York International Film Festival in

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    Rick Wakeman: The Ultimate Anthology David Paton is a Scottish bass and guitar player, most notably with three different bands: Pilot, The Alan Parsons Project and Camel. He has also worked as a solo artist, session musician, and

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    Mutiny on the Bounty, Queen Christina, Lost Horizon David Torrence was a Scottish-born film actor. His birth name was David Tayson. He appeared in 104 films between 1913 and 1953. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was the brother of actor

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    Don Burnett Designing Woman, Damon and Pythias, Handle with Care Don Burnett is an actor.

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    The Aristocats, Jaws 2, Diamonds Are Forever Gary Dubin is an actor who portrayed Punky Lazaar, a friend of Danny's on The Partridge Family. He also voiced Toulouse in The Aristocats in 1970 and played part of ill-fated teenager Eddie Marchand

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    Babyshambles: Up the Shambles: Live in Manchester Dot Allison is a Scottish singer and songwriter, who has made significant inroads in electronic music circles, most notably as a result of her tenure fronting the band One Dove in the early 1990s. She

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    Burke & Hare, Wild Target, Purves + Pekkala Duncan Duff is a British actor.

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    The First Born Ella Atherton is an actress.

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    Prometheus, Black Death, Filth Emun Elliott is a Scottish actor, known for portraying Dr. Christian King in Paradox, Richie in Threesome and John Moray in The Paradise.

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    The King of Kings, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Peter Pan Ernest Torrence was a Scottish born film character actor who appeared in many Hollywood films, including Broken Chains with Colleen Moore, Mantrap with Clara Bow, and Fighting Caravans with Gary

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    The Ladykillers, The Day of the Triffids, The Man in the White Suit Ewan Roberts was a British film and television actor.

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    Trainspotting, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor Ewen Bremner is a Scottish actor. His roles have included Daniel "Spud" Murphy in Trainspotting, SPC Shawn Nelson in Black Hawk Down, and Lt. Red Winkle in Pearl Harbor.

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    Ben-Hur, Great Expectations, Treasure Island Finlay Jefferson Currie was a Scottish actor of stage, screen, and television. Currie was born in Edinburgh, where he later attended George Watson's College. His acting career began on the stage. He

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    The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby, One Last Chance, Trout Frank Gilhooley is an actor.

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    Trainspotting Irvine Welsh is a Scottish novelist, playwright and short story writer. He is recognised for his novel Trainspotting, which was later made into a critically acclaimed film of the same name. His work

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    Zombie Movie Freya Blackwood is an Australian illustrator and special effects artist. She worked on special effects for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy from 2001 to 2003 and won the Kate Greenaway Medal for

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    A Place in the Sun, Pride and Prejudice, The Letter Frieda Inescort was a Scottish-born actress best known for creating the role of Sorel Bliss in Noël Coward's play Hay Fever. She played the shingled lady in John Galsworthy's 1927 Broadway

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    Sir Billi the Vet Gail Porter is a Scottish television presenter and former model. In the 1990s she became known for photos in men's magazines such as FHM, including one nude which was projected on to the Houses of

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    Wild Child, The Duchess, Tormented Georgia May King is a Scottish actress.

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    Out of Africa, For Your Eyes Only, Calendar Girls Clement Graham Crowden was a Scottish actor. He was best known for his many appearances in television comedy dramas and films, often playing eccentric "offbeat" scientist, teacher and doctor

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    King of Hearts, Flame in the Heather Gwenllian Gill was an actress.

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    The Elephant Man, Made of Honor, Watership Down Hannah Cambell Grant Gordon is a Scottish actress who is well known in the United Kingdom for her television work, including My Wife Next Door, Upstairs, Downstairs, Telford's Change, Joint Account

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    Chato's Land, Lawman, First Men in the Moon Hugh McDermott was a British actor who made a number of film and television appearances between 1936 and 1972. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1908 and made his screen debut in Well Done, Henry

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    Orlando, Hotel Incident Hugh Munro is a film and television actor and director.

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    Kingdom of Heaven, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Resident Evil: Retribution Iain Glen is a Scottish film, television, and stage actor. Glen is best known for his roles in the Resident Evil films and for portraying Ser Jorah Mormont on Game of Thrones.

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    I, Robot, Case 39 Ian A. Wallace is an actor.

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    Chariots of Fire, Gandhi, Opera Ian Charleson was a Scottish stage and film actor. He is best known internationally for his starring role as Olympic athlete and missionary Eric Liddell, in the Oscar-winning 1981 film Chariots of

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    The Awakening, Young Adam, Postmortem Ian Hanmore is a Scottish actor known for his role as the warlock Pyat Pree in the second season of the HBO series Game of Thrones.

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    Sonatine Ian McQue is an actor and a voice actor.

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    Brazil, Dark City, From Hell Ian William Richardson, CBE was a Scottish actor of film, stage and television. He is well known for his portrayal of the Machiavellian Tory politician Francis Urquhart in the BBC's House of Cards

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