Actors Famous Film Actors From Glasgow

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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Glasgow, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Glasgow, as in some cases Glasgow may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Glasgow 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 Glasgow, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

List items include James McAvoy, Angus Young and many additional items as well.

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

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Adam Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 35 Adam Smith is an actor.

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Adrienne Corri is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 87 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 ...more

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Aimi MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 76 Aimi MacDonald is a British actress and dancer. She is best known for her role as "The Lovely" Aimi MacDonald in the television sketch comedy show, At Last the 1948 Show.

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Al Stewart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 73 Alastair Ian "Al" Stewart is a Scottish singer-songwriter and folk-rock musician who rose to prominence as part of the British folk revival in the 1960s and 1970s. He developed a ...more

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Al Thomas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
Died at 69 (1915-1984) Al Thomas was an actor.

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Alec Newman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 44 Alec Newman is a Scottish actor.

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Alex Mackenzie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
Died at 80 (1885-1965) Alex MacKenzie was a Scottish character actor who was born and died in Glasgow. He was a schoolteacher in Clydebank until he was 61, before taking up a new profession.

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Alex McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
Died at 77 (1928-2005) Alex McAvoy was a Scottish actor, known for his role as Sunny Jim in the BBC Scotland adaptation of Neil Munro's Para Handy stories, The Vital Spark. As a young man McAvoy enrolled at the School ...more

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Alex McCrindle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
Died at 79 (1911-1990) Alex McCrindle was a British actor. He is best known for his role as General Jan Dodonna in Star Wars.

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Alex Norton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 68 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 ...more

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Alex Rae is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 49 Alexander Scott "Alex" Rae is a Scottish former professional footballer. He began his youth career at Rangers and started his senior career at Falkirk. During his footballer career, ...more

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Alexander Morton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 73 Alexander "Sandy" Morton is a Scottish actor.

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Allison McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 39 Allison McKenzie is a Scottish TMA Awards nominated actress from Glasgow. As a youngster she went to Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Juniors & discovered her love of acting. She ...more

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Andrea Allan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 72 Andrea Allan is a Scottish-born actress who appeared in many British films of the 1960s and '70s. She has appeared in magazine spreads for both Playboy and Penthouse. This included the Carry On ...more

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Andrew Airlie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 57 Andrew Airlie is a Scottish-born Canadian actor. He has starred in television series including Breaker High and his TV credits include guest starring in popular television shows such as Monk, ...more

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Andrew Crawford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
Died at 77 (1917-1994) Andrew Crawford was an actor.

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Andrew Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 49 Andrew Flanagan is an actor.

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Andrew McCulloch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 76 Andrew McCulloch, often credited as Andy McCulloch, is a Scottish television writer and actor.

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Angela McCluskey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 55 Angela McCluskey is a Scottish singer-songwriter based in California. She performs as a solo artist and as a member of the folk rock group Wild Colonials. McCluskey has also provided vocals for ...more

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Angus Lennie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
Died at 84 (1930-2014) Angus Wilson Lennie was a Scottish actor best known for his film appearance as Archibald Ives in The Great Escape. He was also known for being in the television soap opera Crossroads.

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Angus Macfadyen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 55 Angus Macfadyen is a Scottish actor known for his roles as Robert the Bruce in Braveheart, Vice-Counsel Dupont in Equilibrium, and McCreedy in Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo. He has made ...more

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Angus Young is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 63 Angus McKinnon Young is a Scottish-born Australian guitarist best known as a co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter of the Australian hard rock band, AC/DC. Known for his energetic ...more

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Anne Myatt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
Anne Myatt Anne Myatt is an actress.

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Archie Duncan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
Died at 65 (1914-1979) Archie Duncan was a Scottish actor born in Glasgow. Duncan's father was a regimental sergeant major in the army and his mother was a postmistress. He attended Govan High School and began his ...more

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Arnold Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 82 Arnold Brown is a Scottish Jewish comedian, one of the main figures in the alternative comedy scene of the early 1980s. Originally an accountant, Brown worked hard at live standup, until he ...more

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Atta Yaqub is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 39 Atta Yaqub is a Scottish model and actor of Pakistani/Punjabi descent. He is most notable for playing the lead role in the 2004 film Ae Fond Kiss....

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B.A. Robertson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 62 Brian Alexander "B. A." Robertson is a Scottish musician, actor, composer and songwriter. He had a string of hits in the late 70's and early 80's, characterised by catchy pop tunes and ...more

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Barbara Rafferty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 64 Barbara Rafferty, is a Scottish actress.

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Charles Bateman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 88 Charles Wilbur Bateman is an American actor most notably recognized for roles on television from 1958 to 1991.

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Benny Lee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
Died at 79 (1916-1995) Benny Lee was a British comedy actor and singer.

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Benny Young is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 69 Robert "Benny" Young is a Scottish film, television and stage actor. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Young trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. He has ...more

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Craig Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 56 Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist. He was the host of The Late Late Show with Craig ...more

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Bert Jansch is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
Died at 68 (1943-2011) Herbert "Bert" Jansch was a Scottish folk musician and founding member of the band Pentangle. He was born in Glasgow and came to prominence in London in the 1960s, as an acoustic ...more

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Betty Henderson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
Died at 72 (1907-1979) Betty Henderson was a Scottish actress. Roles included Mrs. McDougal in the 1959 version of The 39 Steps.

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Bill Paterson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 73 Bill Paterson is a Scottish stage, film and television actor.

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Billy Bennett is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
Died at 55 (1887-1942) Billy Bennett DCM MM, born William Robertson Russell Bennett, was a British comedian who specialised in parodies of dramatic monologues and was billed as almost a gentleman.

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Billy Boyd is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 50 Billy Boyd is a Scottish actor and musician most widely known for playing the characters Peregrin "Pippin" Took in the film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, Barret Bonden in Master ...more

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Billy Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
Died at 72 (1919-1991) William Richard "Billy" Vaughn was an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, orchestra leader, and A&R man for Dot Records.

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Bob Williamson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
Bob Williamson Died at 64 (1885-1949) Bob Williamson was an actor.

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Bobby Gillespie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 56 Robert "Bobby" Gillespie is a Scottish musician and singer-songwriter. He is the lead singer and founding member of the alternative rock band, Primal Scream. He was also the drummer ...more

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Bobby Thomson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
Died at 87 (1923-2010) Robert Brown "Bobby" Thomson was a Scottish-born American professional baseball player. Nicknamed "The Staten Island Scot", he was an outfielder and right-handed batter for ...more

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Brian Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 38 Brian Ferguson is an actor.

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Brian McCardie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 53 Brian McCardie is a Scottish actor. He appears in Jon Baird's Filth, based on the Irvine Welsh novel of the same name, playing Dougie Gillman and is currently playing Jacob Engstrand in Richard ...more

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Bruce Cameron is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 77 Andrew Bruce Cameron is a Scottish Anglican bishop who served as the Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney and the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. Cameron was born on 2 May 1941 in Glasgow, ...more

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Bryan Larkin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 45

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Cal Macaninch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
age 55 Cal MacAninch is a Scottish actor, best known for portraying the character of DI John Keenan in police drama HolbyBlue on BBC1. He is currently appearing in the ITV period drama, Mr Selfridge, ...more

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Campbell Graham is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
Campbell Graham is an actor.

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Campbell Gullan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
Died at 58 (1881-1939) Campbell Gullan was a British actor.

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Caven Watson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
Died at 50 (1903-1953) Caven Watson is an actor.

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Cecilia Loftus is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Actors From Glasgow
Died at 67 (1876-1943) Cecilia "Cissie" or "Cissy" Loftus was a Scottish actress, singer, mimic, vaudevillian, and music hall performer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.