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The Best Scottish Actors Working Today  

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List Rules Scottish actors only, from film or television. Vote based on their recent works and achievements.

There have been plenty of great Scottish actors throughout film history, but which male Scottish actors working today are the greatest? This list of the best Scottish actors working today ranks today's best Hollywood actors hailing from Scotland, both from the big screen and on television. From Oscar winners to Emmy nominees, these great actors are killing it these days, turning in great performances in recent years.

This list ranks the highest-rated Scottish actors working today from best to worst. These great actors are all from somewhere in Scotland, but are popular actors all over the world. Today's top Scottish actors go deep into their roles, perfecting their performances, whether comedic or dramatic, and many are handsome to boot!

The greatest Scottish actors working today who are ranked on this list include Gerard Butler, Ewan McGregor, Dougray Scott, Kevin McKidd, Billy Boyd, Dayton Callie, Sean Connery, John Hannah, Billy Connolly, and Ewan Bremmer. If there’s an actor listed here that you think is the absolute best in the movie industry today, vote him up. If the actors you think have been nailing it in theaters recently aren't listed, feel free to add them for a comprehensive list of the truly best actors from Scotland who are currently working.
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Kevin McKidd is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
Trainspotting, Brave, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
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Dayton Callie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
Halloween II, Volcano, Undisputed
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John Barrowman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
The Untouchables, Zero Dark Thirty, The Producers
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Henry Ian Cusick is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
Hitman, The Gospel of John, Possession
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Tony Curran is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
Gladiator, X-Men: First Class, Pearl Harbor
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Peter Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
TammieSylvia added World War Z, Maleficent, In the Loop
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Finn Den Hertog is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
sherbear added Finn Den Hertog He is an actor, known for Outlander (2014), M.I.High (2007) and CHEM087
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Ken Stott is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Charlie Wilson's War
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Ewen Bremner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
Trainspotting, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor
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Sylvester McCoy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
Dracula, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Back2Hell
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Martin Compston is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
Doomsday, The Damned United, The Disappearance of Alice Creed
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Iain De Caestecker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
bigcraig added Filth, In Fear, Shell
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Ian Hanmore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
sherbear added The Awakening, Young Adam, Postmortem
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Greg Mchugh is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
bigcraig added Greg Mchugh Garry: Tank Commander, Fresh Meat
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Hans Matheson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
Sherlock Holmes, Clash of the Titans, 300: Rise of an Empire
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Paul Telfer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
Young Alexander the Great, Son of Morning, Bunker
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Ryan Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
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Cal Macaninch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
Doomsday, The Awakening, Dear Frankie
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James Gillan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
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John Gordon Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
Gregory's Girl, Erik the Viking, Britannia Hospital
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Jack McElhone is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
Nowhere Boy, Young Adam, Dear Frankie
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Benny Young is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
Out of Africa, Chariots of Fire, White Nights
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Andrew Agnew is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
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Robert Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
Gregory's Girl, That Sinking Feeling
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Jeff Stewart is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Scottish Actors Working Today
Lords of Magic, Billy, Blood on the Border