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Name: Robert Carlyle  
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Date of Birth: 14th April 1961
Place of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Robert Carlyle (born April 14, 1961) is a popular Scottish movie actor.

Carlyle, born in Glasgow, was abandoned by his mother at the age of four. Inspired after reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible, he enrolled in acting class at the age of 21, at the Glasgow Arts Centre. In 1991, he and four friends founded an acting company. He first came to the attention of the public as a psychotic murderer in an episode of Cracker (in which he killed Christopher Eccleston among others), but was soon playing a more sympathetic role, that of Highland policeman, Hamish Macbeth, in the BBC comedy-drama of the same name.

In 1997, Carlyle married Anastasia Shirley. In 2002, she gave birth to their first child, daughter Ava.

Carlyle is perhaps best remembered for his role in The Full Monty, as the leader of a group of men who must perform striptease to earn their living, and Trainspotting, in which he played the psychopathic thug Begbie. Other memorable roles included the villain Renard in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough, a cannibalistic American Civil War soldier in Ravenous, the gay lover of Fr. Greg in Priest and Hitler in Hitler: the Rise of Evil.


  • Eragon (2006)
  • Class Of '76 (2005)
  • The Mighty Celt (2005), with Gillian Anderson
  • Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003, as Adolf Hitler)
  • Black and White (2002)
  • Once Upon a Time in The Midlands (2002)
  • The 51st State (2001)
  • To End All Wars (2001)
  • There's Only one Jimmy Grimble (2000)
  • The Beach (2000, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio)
  • Angela's Ashes (1999, alongside Emily Watson)
  • The World Is Not Enough (1999)
  • Ravenous (1999)
  • Plunkett and Macleane (1999)
  • Looking After Jo Jo (1998)
  • Face (1997)
  • The Full Monty (1997)
  • Carla's Song (1996)
  • Trainspotting (1996)
  • Go Now (1995)
  • Hamish Macbeth (1995)
  • Priest (1994)
  • 99-1 (1994)
  • Being Human (1993)
  • Safe (1993)
  • Tender Blue Eyes (1992)
  • Riff-Raff (1990)
  • Silent Scream (1990)

Related Articles

  • Hitler: The Rise of Evil

External Links

  • Photo of Carlyle from "Hitler: the Rise of Evil"
  • Rise of Evil Homepage

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