Robert Carlyle

Robert Carlyle, OBE (born 14 April 1961) is a Scottish film and television actor. He is known for a variety of roles including those in Trainspotting, Hamish Macbeth, The Full Monty, The World Is Not Enough, Angela's Ashes, The 51st State, and 28 Weeks Later. He also portrayed Doctor Nicholas Rush in Stargate Universe.

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The World Is Not Enough (1999)

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Greed, revenge, world dominance and high-tech terrorism – it's all in a day's work for Bond, who's on a mission to protect a beautiful oil heiress from a notorious terrorist. In a race against time that culminates in a dramatic submarine showdown, Bond works to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Sophie Marceau  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Denise Richards

Greed, revenge, world dominance and high-tech terrorism – it's all in a day's work for Bond, who's on a mission to protect a beautiful oil heiress from a notorious terrorist. In a race against time that culminates in a dramatic submarine showdown, Bond works to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Sophie Marceau  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Denise Richards

The Full Monty (1997)

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Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Cattaneo
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Mark Addy  •  William Snape  •  Steve Huison

Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Cattaneo
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Mark Addy  •  William Snape  •  Steve Huison

Angela's Ashes (1999)

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Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Emily Watson  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Joe Breen  •  Michael Legge

Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Emily Watson  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Joe Breen  •  Michael Legge

28 Weeks Later (2007)

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The inhabitants of the British Isles have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to set foot on the isles, convinced the danger has come and gone. But ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Rose Byrne  •  Jeremy Renner  •  Harold Perrineau

The inhabitants of the British Isles have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to set foot on the isles, convinced the danger has come and gone. But ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Rose Byrne  •  Jeremy Renner  •  Harold Perrineau

Black and White (2002)

Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing and signs a statement that will send him to the gallows. With no Court of Appeal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Lahiff
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Kerry Fox  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Charles Dance

Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing and signs a statement that will send him to the gallows. With no Court of Appeal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Lahiff
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Kerry Fox  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Charles Dance

Eragon (2006)

In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stefen Fangmeier
CAST:  Ed Speleers  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Sienna Guillory  •  Robert Carlyle

In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stefen Fangmeier
CAST:  Ed Speleers  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Sienna Guillory  •  Robert Carlyle

Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002)

Dek, a decent but somewhat dull man, enjoys a happy existence with beloved girlfriend Shirley. They live together with her 12-year-old, Marlene: her daughter by the delinquent Jimmy, who flew the coop years ago and hasn't been heard from since. Dek loves Shirley so ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shane Meadows
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Vanessa Feltz  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Kathy Burke

Dek, a decent but somewhat dull man, enjoys a happy existence with beloved girlfriend Shirley. They live together with her 12-year-old, Marlene: her daughter by the delinquent Jimmy, who flew the coop years ago and hasn't been heard from since. Dek loves Shirley so ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shane Meadows
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Vanessa Feltz  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Kathy Burke

Ravenous (1999)

Upon receiving reports of missing persons at Fort Spencer, a remote Army outpost on the Western frontier, Capt. John Boyd investigates. After arriving at his new post, Boyd and his regiment aid a wounded frontiersman who recounts a horrifying tale of a wagon train ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonia Bird
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Robert Carlyle  •  David Arquette  •  Jeremy Davies

Upon receiving reports of missing persons at Fort Spencer, a remote Army outpost on the Western frontier, Capt. John Boyd investigates. After arriving at his new post, Boyd and his regiment aid a wounded frontiersman who recounts a horrifying tale of a wagon train ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonia Bird
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Robert Carlyle  •  David Arquette  •  Jeremy Davies

The 51st State (2001)

An American master chemist plans to score big on a once in a lifetime drug deal. All does not go as planned and he is soon entangled in a web of deceit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronny Yu
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Nigel Whitmey  •  Emily Mortimer

An American master chemist plans to score big on a once in a lifetime drug deal. All does not go as planned and he is soon entangled in a web of deceit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronny Yu
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Nigel Whitmey  •  Emily Mortimer

The Beach (2000)

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Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Guillaume Canet  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Staffan Kihlbom

Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Guillaume Canet  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Staffan Kihlbom

To End All Wars (2001)

Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt. Jim Reardon (Kiefer Sutherland) and Maj. Ian Campbell (Robert Carlyle) are among the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David L. Cunningham
CAST:  Ciarán McMenamin  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Sakae Kimura

Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt. Jim Reardon (Kiefer Sutherland) and Maj. Ian Campbell (Robert Carlyle) are among the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David L. Cunningham
CAST:  Ciarán McMenamin  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Sakae Kimura

Trainspotting (1996)

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Heroin addict Mark Renton stumbles through bad ideas and sobriety attempts with his unreliable friends -- Sick Boy, Begbie, Spud and Tommy. He also has an underage girlfriend, Diane, along for the ride. After cleaning up and moving from Edinburgh to London, Mark ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Kevin McKidd

Heroin addict Mark Renton stumbles through bad ideas and sobriety attempts with his unreliable friends -- Sick Boy, Begbie, Spud and Tommy. He also has an underage girlfriend, Diane, along for the ride. After cleaning up and moving from Edinburgh to London, Mark ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Kevin McKidd

Being Human (1994)

One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Forsyth
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Maudie Johnson  •  Max Johnson  •  Robert Carlyle

One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Forsyth
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Maudie Johnson  •  Max Johnson  •  Robert Carlyle

Carla's Song (1996)

A Glasgow man visits war-torn Nicaragua with a refugee tormented by her memories.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Oyanka Cabezas  •  Scott Glenn  •  Louise Goodall

A Glasgow man visits war-torn Nicaragua with a refugee tormented by her memories.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Oyanka Cabezas  •  Scott Glenn  •  Louise Goodall

Priest (1994)

Father Greg Pilkington is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover, frowned upon by the Church. Upon hearing the confession of a young girl of her incestuous father, Greg enters an intensely ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonia Bird
CAST:  Linus Roache  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Cathy Tyson

Father Greg Pilkington is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover, frowned upon by the Church. Upon hearing the confession of a young girl of her incestuous father, Greg enters an intensely ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonia Bird
CAST:  Linus Roache  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Cathy Tyson

The Mighty Celt (2005)

Donal is a 14-year old who develops a passion for greyhound racing. He works in a kennel, which is owned by Good Joe. Good Joe promises Donal ownership of Donal's favorite greyhound, The Mighty Celt, if the animal wins three races in a row. Meanwhile, Donal's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pearse Elliott
CAST:  Gillian Anderson  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Tyrone McKenna  •  Ken Stott

Donal is a 14-year old who develops a passion for greyhound racing. He works in a kennel, which is owned by Good Joe. Good Joe promises Donal ownership of Donal's favorite greyhound, The Mighty Celt, if the animal wins three races in a row. Meanwhile, Donal's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pearse Elliott
CAST:  Gillian Anderson  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Tyrone McKenna  •  Ken Stott

Plunkett & MacLeane (1999)

Will Plunkett and Captain James Macleane, two men from different ends of the social spectrum in 18th-century England, enter a gentlemen's agreement: They decide to rid the aristocrats of their belongings. With Plunkett's criminal know-how and Macleane's social ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Scott
CAST:  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Liv Tyler  •  Ken Stott

Will Plunkett and Captain James Macleane, two men from different ends of the social spectrum in 18th-century England, enter a gentlemen's agreement: They decide to rid the aristocrats of their belongings. With Plunkett's criminal know-how and Macleane's social ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Scott
CAST:  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Liv Tyler  •  Ken Stott

Class of '76 (2005)

Inspector Tom Monroe (Robert Carlyle) investigates the mysterious death of several people that the only thing they have in common is being classmates. In addition, the deaths appear to be related to a mysterious "faceless child."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ashley Pearce
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Daniel Mays  •  Claire Skinner  •  Robert Glenister

Inspector Tom Monroe (Robert Carlyle) investigates the mysterious death of several people that the only thing they have in common is being classmates. In addition, the deaths appear to be related to a mysterious "faceless child."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ashley Pearce
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Daniel Mays  •  Claire Skinner  •  Robert Glenister

T2 Trainspotting (2017)

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Robert Carlyle

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Robert Carlyle

California Solo (2012)

Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself into a stupor every ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marshall Lewy
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Alexia Rasmussen  •  Kathleen Wilhoite  •  A Martinez

Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself into a stupor every ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marshall Lewy
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Alexia Rasmussen  •  Kathleen Wilhoite  •  A Martinez
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