Birth Place Matching "Edinburgh, Scotland, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Sean Connery

Actor | The Rock

The tall, handsome and muscular Scottish actor Sean Connery is best known for being the original actor to portray the character of James Bond in the hugely successful movie franchise, starring in seven films between 1962 and 1983. Some believed that such a career-defining role might leave him ...

2. Iain Glen

Actor | Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Iain Glen is a Scottish actor, who was born on June 24, 1961 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy, an independent school for boys (now co-educational), followed by the University of Aberdeen. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he was the winner of...

3. Ewen Bremner

Actor | Trainspotting

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Ewen Bremner has worked with many of the most respected directors in world cinema, including Danny Boyle, Mike Leigh, Ridley Scott, Joon-Ho Bong, Werner Herzog and Woody Allen. Ewen has established himself by creating unique characters in critically acclaimed films, as ...

4. Lindsay Duncan

Actress | Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Lindsay Duncan was born on November 7, 1950 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Lindsay Vere Duncan. She is known for her work on Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), About Time (2013) and Gifted (2017). She is married to Hilton McRae. They have one child.

5. Nicholas Rowe

Actor | Young Sherlock Holmes

Speaks fluent Spanish and French. Lives in London. Attended Bristol University (BA in Hispanic Studies). Has appeared in numerous British plays and television programs. Most recognized by Americans as Sherlock Holmes in Young Sherlock Holmes (1985). The son of a member of Parliament. Lived with Lou...

6. Mark Bonnar

Actor | Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Mark Bonnar was born on November 19, 1968 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (2013), Unforgotten (2015) and Catastrophe (2015). He has been married to Lucy Gaskell since December 28, 2007. They have one child.

7. Georgia King

Actress | Wild Child

Georgia May King (born 18 November 1986) is an English actress. King is the daughter of actor Jonathan Hyde and opera singer Isobel Buchanan.

Although King grew up dreaming of being a director, she got her break into acting when she was eighteen and still working at a cheese shop, making her ...

8. Jamie Sives

Actor | Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself

Jamie Sives was born on August 14, 1973 in Lochend, Edinburgh, Scotland. He is an actor and producer, known for Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002), Valhalla Rising (2009) and Mean Machine (2001).

9. Chloe Pirrie

Actress | Youth

Chloe Pirrie (born 25 August 1987) is a Scottish actress. She has played main roles in the 2014 miniseries The Game, the 2012 film Shell, and the 2015 television film An Inspector Calls. She has also appeared in the 2016 miniseries War & Peace, the 2015 film Youth, the 2015 film Blood Cells and a ...

10. Ken Stott

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Ken Stott was born in 1955 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Kenneth Campbell Stott. He is an actor, known for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013).

11. Emun Elliott

Actor | Prometheus

Emun Elliott was born on November 28, 1983 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Emun Mohammedi. He is an actor, known for Prometheus (2012), Black Death (2010) and Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015).

12. Sara Stewart

Actress | Batman Begins

Sara was born and raised in Edinburgh Scotland. After spending some time in England, she trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama in London, and made London her home. Her work has been diverse, ranging from classical tragic heroines like "Natalya Petrovna" in Turgenyev's "Month in the ...

13. Claire Goose

Actress | Waking the Dead

Claire Goose was born in Edinburgh and lived there till she was two and a half. She grew up in Norfolk. Her parents are mother, Joy, and father, David, who is a GP in Kings Lynn and has also looked after the Royals. Claire also has an elder sister, Caroline, a nursery nurse, and an elder brother, ...

14. Alastair Duncan

Actor | Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Talented British actor Alastair Duncan was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK in 1958. He debuted in TV film The Hounds of the Baskervilles (1988), opposite Jeremy Brett playing Sherlock Holmes. He did some feature films and made a guest appearance in few TV series, until he made a small breakout in ...

15. Ian Richardson

Actor | From Hell

A classical actor (and founding member in 1960 of the Royal Shakespeare Company), Richardson earned international fame as the villainous Francis Urquart in the BBC television trilogy, "House of Cards." Uttered in a cut-glass accent, the Machiavellian Prime Minister's sly "You might well think that ...

16. Robert Cavanah

Actor | Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Robert Cavanah was born on December 20, 1965 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is an actor and director, known for Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003), Doctors (2000) and Pimp (2010).

17. Ian Charleson

Actor | Chariots of Fire

Being born and raised in Edinburgh, Charleson attended the Royal High School and then went on to attend Edinburgh University. He initially studied architecture but switched to an MA degree after cultivating an interest in acting. He won a place at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art after ...

18. Shirley Manson

Actress | Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Shirley Manson was born on August 26, 1966 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Shirley Anne Manson. She is an actress, known for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Remember Me (2010). She has been married to Billy Bush since May 2010. She was previously married...

19. Graham Crowden

Actor | For Your Eyes Only

The imposing Scottish character actor Graham Crowden was one of the most recognizable and reliable British screen actors who worked for over half a century. He was the third of four children of a Scottish Presbyterian classics teacher. His first job was in a tannery in Edinburgh. He joined the ...

20. Anthony Dawson

Actor | Dial M for Murder

Long-faced, emaciated-looking character actor with a thin mustache and an impeccable English accent, Anthony Dawson was typecast in a variety of villainous roles in the 1950s and 1960s.

He was born Anthony Douglas Gillon Dawson in Edinburgh, Scotland, to Ida Violet (Kittel) and Eric Francis Dawson. ...

21. Greg McHugh

Actor | Gary's War

Greg McHugh is an award winning actor, and writer. He is known to many as 'Howard' the dressing robed, socially awkward oddball in the hit Channel 4 series 'Fresh Meat' and most recently as 'Eddie', in BBC One's ground breaking show about Autism- 'The A Word'.

Greg is also the creator of 'Gary: Tank...

22. Hannah Gordon

Actress | The Elephant Man

Hannah Gordon was born on April 9, 1941 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Hannah Campbell Grant Gordon. She is an actress, known for The Elephant Man (1980), Watership Down (1978) and Made of Honor (2008). She is married to Robert Lampitt. She was previously married to Norman Warwick.

23. Lewis MacDougall

Actor | A Monster Calls

Lewis MacDougall is a Scottish film actor. He is known for A Monster Calls (2016) and his film debut, Pan (2015). In 2018, he stars in the dramas Boundaries (2018) and The Belly of the Whale (2018).

He was brought up in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father, William, is a retired banker. His mother, Fiona...

24. David Elliot

Actor | Kajaki

David Elliot was born on July 27, 1981 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He won the BAFTA Scotland Award in 2015- for Best Actor in Film, beating Robert Carlyle and David Tennant to the prize. David started his acting career on stage, going on to tour all over the UK with multi-award-winning shows such as '...

25. Dario Franchitti

Actor | Turbo

Dario Franchitti was born on May 19, 1973 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is known for his work on Turbo (2013), Driven (2001) and Born Racer (2018). He has been married to Eleanor Robb since 2015. They have one child. He was previously married to Ashley Judd.

26. Finlay Currie

Actor | Ben-Hur

Scottish-born Finlay Currie was a former church organist and choirmaster, who made his stage debut at 20 years of age. It took him 34 more years before making his first film, but he worked steadily for another 30 years after that. Although he was a large, imposing figure, with a rich, deep voice ...

27. Jamie Michie

Actor | In the Heart of the Sea

Jamie Michie was born in 1977 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is an actor, known for In the Heart of the Sea (2015), The Snowman (2017) and Outlaw King (2018).

28. Alastair Sim

Actor | Scrooge

The son of Alexander Sim JP and Isabella McIntyre, Alastair Sim was educated in Edinburgh. Always interested in language (especially the spoken word) he became the Fulton Lecturer in Elocution at New College, Edinburgh University from 1925 until 1930. He was invited back and became the Rector of ...

29. Ronnie Corbett

Actor | Casino Royale

Ronnie Corbett began his successful show business career in the early 1950s. Amongst many other things he performed on stage with Danny La Rue in a cacophony of well received variety and cabaret shows.

It was whilst performing in these shows that Corbett attracted the attention of several top TV ...

30. June Watson

Actress | 102 Dalmatians

June Watson was born in 1935 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Agnes June Watson. She is an actress, known for 102 Dalmatians (2000), The Death of Stalin (2017) and William and Mary (2003). She has been married to Christopher Dunham since 1962. They have one child.

31. Frances Grey

Actress | Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine

Frances Grey was born in 1970 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is an actress, known for Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002), Messiah (2001) and Messiah: The Promise (2004). She was previously married to Nick Powell.

32. Madeleine Worrall

Actress | The Legend of Tarzan

Madeleine Worrall was born in 1977 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is an actress, known for The Legend of Tarzan (2016), The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) and Paddington (2014).

33. Valerie Edmond

Actress | Saving Grace

Valerie Edmond was born in 1969 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is an actress, known for Saving Grace (2000), Made of Honor (2008) and The Crow Road (1996).

34. Louise Linton

Actress | Me, You, Madness

Louise Linton was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and attended St. George's School for Girls and then Fettes College, a boarding school in the heart of the Capital.

As a young girl, she began professional training as an actress at The Edinburgh Drama Academy. She later trained with a private coach from ...

35. Colm McCarthy

Director | The Girl with All the Gifts

Colm McCarthy is a director best known for his work on Peaky Blinders, Sherlock and Endeavour. He was born in Edinburgh and has lived there as well as in Dublin and London. He is happily married and plays a grand total of eight musical instruments all appallingly badly.

He did not formally train in ...

36. Neil Connery

Actor | OK Connery

Neil Connery (born January 1, 1938 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom) is a now retired Scottish actor who is the brother of the actor Sean Connery and the uncle of Jason Connery. He appeared in a few films during the late 1960s and then left to run a business in Glasgow. Neil is known for his role in ...

37. Ian Hanmore

Actor | The Awakening

Ian Hanmore is an Edinburgh born actor best known for playing the warlock, Pyat Pree, in Season 2 of "Game of Thrones" and Father Angelo in the Doctor Who episode "Tooth and Claw". More recently he played Denis Lamb in the mini series, "The Game", John Kempt in "The Syndicate", Father Anselm in "...

38. Tam Dean Burn

Actor | Perfect Sense

Tam Dean Burn was born in 1958 in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Perfect Sense (2011), War Horse (2011) and Outlaw King (2018).

39. Sarah Crowden

Actress | Mr. Holmes

Sarah Crowden is a British character actress who works extensively on film, television and in the theatre, and who has featured in over 50 television commercials for the UK, Europe and the US. She is a professional writer, contributes to the literary quarterly Slightly Foxed and has reviewed books ...

40. Arthur Conan Doyle

Writer | Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle. He was a writer and producer, known for Sherlock Holmes (2009), Sherlock (2010) and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984). He was married to Jean Leckie and Louisa Hawkins. He died on July 7, 1930 ...

41. Irvine Welsh

Writer | Trainspotting

Welsh's books have made him a cult figure within the writing world since the 1990s. Several of his books have become best sellers and all have a mixture of comedy, drama and hard-hitting issues...the best-known being Trainspotting (1996) which was made into a box-office smash worldwide at the ...

42. Colin Buchanan

Actor | Dalziel and Pascoe

Colin Buchanan was born in October 1966 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Colin Watson. He is an actor and director, known for Dalziel and Pascoe (1996), The Secret (2000) and A Touch of Frost (1992).

43. Billy Hartman

Actor | Highlander

Billy Hartman was born in 1957 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Highlander (1986), Slaughter High (1986) and Emmerdale (1972).

44. Hugh McDermott

Actor | Devil Girl from Mars

Hugh McDermott was born on March 20, 1906 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Hugh Patrick McDermott. He is known for his work on Devil Girl from Mars (1954), The Flying Swan (1965) and Trent's Last Case (1952). He was married to Angela J. Laurillard and Daphne Courtney. He died on January 29, 1972 in London...

45. Quinn O'Hara

Actress | The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini

Quinn O'Hara was born on January 3, 1941 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Alice Jones. She was an actress, known for The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966), The Fall Guy (1981) and Cry of the Banshee (1970). She was married to Bill Kirk. She died on May 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

46. Rona Anderson

Actress | Scrooge

Rona Anderson was born on August 3, 1926 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She was an actress, known for A Christmas Carol (1951), ITV Television Playhouse (1955) and W. Somerset Maugham (1969). She was married to Gordon Jackson. She died on July 23, 2013 in Hampstead, London, England.

47. Rachel Jackson

Actress | Beats

Rachel Jackson was born on August 23, 1987 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is an actress and writer, known for Beats (2019), The Party's Just Beginning (2018) and Bunny Boiler (2017).

48. Frieda Inescort

Actress | Pride and Prejudice

Tall, dark and regal Frieda Inescort's placid loveliness and dignified patrician features bode her well in Hollywood during the late 30s and 40s. Born on June 29, 1901, in Edinburgh, Scotland, the stage-established actress didn't arrive in Hollywood until age 34 (then considered too late for ...

49. John Stuart

Actor | Superman

John Stuart was born on July 18, 1898 in Edinburgh, Scotland as John Alfred Louden Croall. He was an actor, known for Superman (1978), Fanny Hawthorne (1927) and Number 17 (1932). He was married to Barbara Markham, Muriel Angelus and Jeanne Lagrene. He died on October 17, 1979 in London, England.

50. Donald Cammell

Director | Wild Side

British director Donald Cammell, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1934, came from a wealthy shipbuilding family. He began his career as a painter and by the mid-'60s was celebrated among the "Swinging London" crowd. He made his foray into the film industry when he wrote the script for The Touchables...


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