Screenwriters Famous Screenwriters from Scotland

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List of notable or famous screenwriters from Scotland, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in Scotland and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to Scotland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Scottish screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from Scotland is included when available.

List is made up of many different people, including Ewan McGregor and Craig Ferguson.

This historic screenwriters from Scotland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Scottish screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from Scotland?" These prominent screenwriters of Scotland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Scottish screenwriters.

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A. J. Cronin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Scotland
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Archibald Joseph Cronin, MB, ChB, MD, DPH, MRCP was a Scottish novelist and physician. His best-known novel was The Citadel, about a doctor in a Welsh mining village who quickly moves up the career ladder in London. Cronin had observed this scene closely as a Medical Inspector of Mines and later as a doctor in Harley Street. This book promoted controversial new ideas about medical ethics which largely inspired the launch of the National Health Service. Another popular mining novel, set in the North East of England, was The Stars Look Down. Both these novels were adapted for film, as were Hatter's Castle, The Keys of the Kingdom and The Green Years. His novella Country Doctor was adapted for ...more

Age: Died at 85 (1896-1981)

Birthplace: Cardross, Argyll, United Kingdom

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Adrian John McDowall is a BAFTA Award-Winning Filmmaker ...more

Age: 40

Birthplace: Dumfries, United Kingdom

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Alan Cumming is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Scotland
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Alan Cumming, OBE, is a Scottish actor who has appeared in numerous films, television shows and plays. His London stage appearances include Hamlet, the Maniac in Accidental Death of an Anarchist, the lead in Bent, and the National Theatre of Scotland's The Bacchae. On Broadway he has appeared in The Threepenny Opera, as the master of ceremonies in Cabaret, and Design for Living. His best-known film roles include his performances in Emma, GoldenEye, the Spy Kids trilogy, and X2: X-Men United. Cumming also introduces Masterpiece Mystery! for PBS and appears on The Good Wife, for which he has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award and ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: Aberfeldy, United Kingdom

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Alex Norton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Scotland
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Alexander Hugh "Alex" Norton is a Scottish television and film actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles as DCI Matt Burke in the STV detective drama series Taggart and Eddie in the Renford Rejects. He has also had roles in internationally successful films including Braveheart, Local Hero and Les Misérables. ...more

Age: 68

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

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