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List of famous film actors and actresses from Scotland, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Scotland has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Scottish screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Scotland and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

Everything from Andrew McCulloch to Andy Clark is included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Scottish actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Scotland?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Scotland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Scottish film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Gerard Butler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Gerard Butler How to Train Your Dragon, 300, P.S. I Love You

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Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Sean Connery Goldfinger, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Untouchables

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Ewan McGregor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Ewan McGregor Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Trainspotting

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Brian Cox is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Brian Cox Braveheart, X-Men 2, The Ring

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Alan Cumming is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Alan Cumming X-Men 2, Eyes Wide Shut, GoldenEye

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Drew Galloway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Drew Galloway WWE: WrestleMania 27: Vol. 1, WWE: WrestleMania 27: Vol. 2, WWE: Night of Champions 2010

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Tilda Swinton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Tilda Swinton The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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Robbie Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Robbie Coltrane Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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Deborah Kerr is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Deborah Kerr From Here to Eternity, An Affair to Remember, The Innocents

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James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
James McAvoy X-Men: First Class, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion^! the Witch and the Wardrobe, X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Kenneth Cranham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Kenneth Cranham Hot Fuzz, Oliver!, Maleficent

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Richard Madden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Richard Madden Chatroom, Birdsong, Worried About the Boy

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Shirley Henderson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Shirley Henderson Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Trainspotting

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Billy Connolly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Billy Connolly Brave, Pocahontas, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Iain Glen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Iain Glen Kingdom of Heaven, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Resident Evil: Retribution

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Billy Boyd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Billy Boyd The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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David Tennant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
David Tennant Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, How to Train Your Dragon, Fright Night

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Ewen Bremner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Ewen Bremner Trainspotting, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor

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Tony Curran is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Tony Curran Gladiator, X-Men: First Class, Blade II

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Hugh Ross is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Hugh Ross Trainspotting, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, For Love of the Game

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Craig Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Craig Ferguson How to Train Your Dragon, Kick-Ass, Brave

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Ian Richardson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Ian Richardson Brazil, Dark City, From Hell

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James Cosmo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
James Cosmo Braveheart, Trainspotting, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion

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Robert Carlyle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Robert Carlyle Trainspotting, 28 Weeks Later, The Full Monty

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Peter Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Peter Capaldi World War Z, Maleficent, In the Loop

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Finlay Currie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Finlay Currie Ben-Hur, Great Expectations, Treasure Island

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David O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
David O'Hara Braveheart, The Departed, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I

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Ian Bannen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Ian Bannen Braveheart, Gandhi, The Watcher in the Woods

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Bill Paterson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Bill Paterson Kingdom of Heaven, The Killing Fields, The Witches

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Hugh McDermott is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Hugh McDermott Chato's Land, Lawman, First Men in the Moon

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Ainslie Henderson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Ainslie Henderson Tea Party, Scroogin On A Greg, Mono

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Kevin McKidd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Kevin McKidd Trainspotting, Brave, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

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Lindsay Duncan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Lindsay Duncan Alice in Wonderland, Under the Tuscan Sun, About Time

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Dougray Scott is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Dougray Scott Deep Impact, Ever After, Mission: Impossible II

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Kelly Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Kelly Macdonald No Country for Old Men, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Trainspotting

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Peter Mullan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Peter Mullan Braveheart, Trainspotting, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I

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Alastair Sim is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Alastair Sim Scrooge, The Millionairess, An Inspector Calls

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Graham McTavish is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Graham McTavish The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Rambo, King Arthur

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Gordon Jackson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Gordon Jackson The Great Escape, Scrooge, The Ipcress File

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Donald Meek is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Donald Meek Stagecoach, Top Hat, Captain Blood

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David McCallum is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
David McCallum The Great Escape, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Watcher in the Woods

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Michael White is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Michael White Festival in Cannes, Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown

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Lewis MacLeod is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Lewis MacLeod Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Planet 51, Tad

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Katie Leung is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Katie Leung Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Paul Young is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Paul Young Evil Angels, Chato's Land, Regeneration

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Sean Scanlan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Sean Scanlan My Life So Far, The Taiwan Oyster, A Sense of Freedom

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Tommy Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Tommy Flanagan Braveheart, Gladiator, Sin City

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Colin Friels is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Colin Friels Dark City, Darkman, Tomorrow

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Fiona Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Fiona Kennedy The Wicker Man

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Maurice Roeves is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from Scotland
Maurice Roeves The Last of the Mohicans, Judge Dredd, The Damned United