Famous Screenwriters from Scotland

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
    Dec. at 84 (1896-1981)
    • Birthplace: Cardross, Argyll, United Kingdom
    Archibald Joseph Cronin (19 July 1896 – 6 January 1981) was a Scottish physician and novelist. His best-known novel, The Citadel (1937), tells of a Scottish doctor in a Welsh mining village, who ...more
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Dumfries and Galloway, Dumfries, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    Adrian John McDowall is a BAFTA Award-Winning Filmmaker
    • Birthplace: Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
    Alan Cumming (born 27 January 1965) is a Scottish-American actor, singer, writer, producer, director, and activist who has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and plays. His London stage ...more
    • Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
    Alexander Hugh Norton (born 27 January 1950) is a Scottish television, film and voice actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles as DCI Matt Burke in the STV detective drama series Taggart, Eric ...more
  • Alistair MacLean
    Dec. at 64 (1922-1987)
    • Birthplace: Shettleston, United Kingdom
    Alistair Stuart MacLean (21 April 1922 – 2 February 1987) was a Scottish novelist who wrote popular thrillers and adventure stories. His works include The Guns of Navarone, Ice Station Zebra and ...more
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Andrew Black (born 1974) is a Scottish film director. Black's film The Snell Show won Best Short at the 2003 Slamdance Film Festival. His first feature film was Pride and Prejudice: A Latter-day ...more