Robert Carlyle Biography (1961-)

Born April 14, 1961, in Glasgow, Scotland; son of Joseph (a painter and decorator) and Elizabeth (a bus company employee) Carlyle; married Anastasia Shirley (a makeup artist), December 28, 1997; children: Ava. Addresses: Office: 4Way Pictures, P.O. Box 33503, London E2 7WP, England.; Agent: International Creative Management, 76 Oxford St., London W1D 1BS, England.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director
Birth Details
April 14, 1961
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Big Woodsy, Silent Scream, 1990
  • Stevie, Riff Raff, Fine Line Features, 1991
  • Richard Fascetti, Tender Blue Eyes, 1992
  • Prehistoric shaman, Being Human, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Francis "Franco" Begbie, Trainspotting, Miramax, 1996
  • George Lennox, Carla's Song (also known as La cancion de Carla), Film Four International, 1996
  • Gary "Gaz" Schofield, The Full Monty, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Ray, Face, Fine Line Features, 1997
  • F. W. Colqhoun and Colonel Ives, Ravenous (also known as Voraz), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • Malachy McCourt, Sr. (Dad), Angela's Ashes, Paramount, 1999
  • Victor "Renard" Zokas, The World Is Not Enough (also known as Pressure Point and T.W.I.N.E.), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists,1999
  • Will Plunkett, Plunkett & Macleane, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1999
  • Daffy, The Beach, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000
  • Eric Wirral, There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (also known as Jimmy Grimble), Pathe, 2000
  • Campbell, To End All Wars, GMT Pictures, 2002
  • David O'Sullivan, Black and White, New Vision Films, 2002
  • Felix DeSouza, The 51st State (also known as Formula 51 andFormule 51), Screen Gems, 2002
  • Jimmy, Once upon a Time in the Midlands, Sony Pictures Classics, 2003
  • Danny Devine, Dead Fish, Mobius International, 2004
  • Frank Keane, Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School,Samuel Goldwyn, 2005
  • Farmers on E, Temple Street Entertainment, c. 2005
  • Go Go Tales, Aquarius Films/Gam Films/Istituto Luce/Vision Productions, c. 2005
  • Eragon, Fox 2000 Pictures, 2006
  • Light in the Sky, [Great Britain], 2006
  • The Meat Trade, The Works, 2006
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Detective constable Trevor Prescott, 99-1, Carlton Television, beginning c. 1994
  • Title role, Hamish Macbeth, BBC, 1995-97
  • Miniseries
  • John Joe "Jo Jo" McCann, Looking after Jo Jo, BBC Scotland, 1997
  • King James I, Gunpowder, Treason & Plot, BBC, 2004
  • Sergei Karpovich, Human Trafficking, Lifetime, 2005
  • Movies
  • Nosty, Safe (also known as Screenplay: Safe), BBC, 1993
  • Graham, Priest, BBC, 1994
  • Nick Cameron, Go Now, BBC, 1995
  • Detective inspector Tom Monroe, Class of '76, Independent Television, 2005
  • O, The Mighty Celt, TV3 Ireland, 2005
  • Title role, Benny Lynch, BBC, c. 2005
  • Specials
  • (In archive footage from the film Face) Ray, Venice Report,TG4 (Ireland), 1997
  • Narrator, Born in the USSR: 14 Up, British television, 1998, PBS,1999
  • (Uncredited) Victor "Renard" Zokas, The James Bond Story (documentary; also known as 007: The James Bond Story), 1999
  • Adolf Hitler, Hitler: The Rise of Evil (also known as Hitler: La naissance du mal), CBS, 2003
  • Awards Presentations
  • The Orange British Academy Film Awards, 2000
  • James Bond: A BAFTA Tribute, BBC, 2002
  • Judi Dench: A BAFTA Tribute, BBC, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Political candidate, Taggart, Scottish Television, 1990
  • Tom Ward, "The Better Part of Valour," The Bill, Thames Television, 1991
  • Albie Kinsella, "To Be a Somebody," Cracker, Granada Television, 1994, broadcast as Cracker: To Be a Somebody, Arts and Entertainment, 1995
  • Himself, "Citizen Ken Loach" (documentary), Cinema de notre temps,[France], c. 1997
  • Guest, Chewin' the Fat, BBC Scotland, 2001
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared as Oberon in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
  • Stage Work
  • Director of plays with Rain Dog Theatre Company, including Macbethand One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Himself, Film-Fest DVD: Issue 1--Sundance, BroadcastDVD, 1999
  • Video Games
  • (In archive material) Voice of Victor "Renard" Zokas, The World Is NotEnough, Electronic Arts, 2000
  • Music Videos
  • Oasis, "Little by Little," 2002

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, fourth edition, St. James Press, 2000
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, September 5, 1997, p. 52
    • Film Review, February, 2000, pp. 68-70
    • Independent Review, March 10, 2004, pp. 14-15
    • Los Angeles Times, August 24, 1997, pp. 26, 29-31
    • Melody Maker, January 3, 1998, p. 14
    • Movie, April, 1999
    • New York Times, August 10, 1997, pp. 11, 17
    • Radio Times, March 30, 1996, pp. 22-23; January 17, 1998, pp. 20-21
    • Scotland on Sunday, February 6, 2005; February 27, 2005
    • Sight and Sound, October, 1997, p. 13
    • Times (magazine), January 17, 1998, pp. 18-22
    • Total Film, October, 1997, pp. 74-77
    • US, September, 1997, p. 117

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