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


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1. Gerard Butler

Actor | Law Abiding Citizen

Gerard James Butler was born in Paisley, Scotland, to Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookmaker. His family is of Irish origin. Gerard spent some of his very early childhood in Montreal, Quebec, but was mostly raised, along with his older brother and sister, in his hometown of Paisley. His parents ...

2. Mark Rowley

Actor | The Last Kingdom

Mark Rowley was born in Paisley, Scotland, to Ann and Stephen Rowley, a fireman. He attended PACE Youth Theatre for several years and it was here that he discovered his ambition to become an actor.

Mark later on attended the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD - now renamed ...

3. Phyllis Logan

Actress | Secrets & Lies

Phyllis Logan was born on January 11, 1956 in Paisley, Scotland. She is an actress, known for Secrets & Lies (1996), Downton Abbey (2010) and Another Time, Another Place (1983). She has been married to Kevin McNally since August 15, 2011. They have one child.

4. Tom Conti

Actor | Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

Preferring contemporary over classical theatre (with nary a Shakespeare stage credit in sight), one of West End theatre's most enduring and popular faces of the past four decades has been that of Tom Conti.

He was born Thomas Antonio Conti on November 22, 1941, in Paisley, Scotland, to a pair of ...

5. Paul Telfer

Actor | Days of Our Lives

Paul Telfer was born on October 30, 1979 in Paisley, Scotland. He is an actor and writer, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), NCIS (2003) and The Vampire Diaries (2009). He is married to Carmen Cusack.

6. Neve McIntosh

Actress | Gormenghast

Neve McIntosh (born Carol McIntosh on 9 April 1972) is a Scottish actress.

Born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, McIntosh grew up in Edinburgh, where she attended Boroughmuir High School. She was a member of Edinburgh Youth Theatre in the late 1980s, appearing in Mother Goose and Doctor in the House. She ...

7. Paul McGillion

Actor | Stargate: Atlantis

The sixth of seven children, Paul's family emigrated to Canada from Paisley, Scotland when he was just 2 years old. He returned to Scotland during his early teens for a few years before heading back to Canada. Paul has a degree in Teaching and while studying at University, got involved in various ...

8. Steven Moffat

Writer | Sherlock

Steven Moffat was born on November 18, 1961 in Paisley, Scotland as Steven William Moffat. He is a writer and producer, known for Sherlock (2010), Doctor Who (2005) and The Adventures of Tintin (2011). He has been married to Sue Vertue since 1999. They have two children. He was previously married ...

9. Kenny Ireland

Actor | House of Cards

George Ian Kenneth "Kenny" Ireland (7 August 1945 - 31 July 2014) was a Scottish actor and theatre director. Ireland was best known to television viewers for his role in Victoria Wood As Seen on TV in the 1980s, and for playing Donald Stewart in Benidorm from 2007 until his death in 2014.

Born in ...

10. Fulton Mackay

Actor | Porridge

Fulton Mackay was born on August 12, 1922 in Paisley, Scotland. He was an actor and writer, best known for his portrayal of authoritarian prison warder Mr Mackay in one of the BBC's most popular sitcoms, Porridge (1974), as well as appearing in Local Hero (1983), Defense of the Realm (1985) and ...

11. Gerry Rafferty

Soundtrack | 50/50

Singer/songwriter Gerry Rafferty was born on April 16, 1947 in Paisley, Scotland. He was the third son of Irish miner and lorry driver Joseph Rafferty and Rafferty's Scottish wife Mary Skeffington. His abusive alcoholic father died when Gerry was only sixteen. Rafferty grew up in a council house on...

12. Robert James

Actor | Blake's 7

Robert James was a Scottish actor whose gift for subtle characterisation meant that he was rarely out of work in a career on stage, television and in film which spanned over five decades. He was recognisable stalwart of British television drama, a prolific "I know the face, but" performer of ...

13. John Byrne

Writer | Tutti Frutti

John Byrne was born to an Irish Catholic family in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He grew up in the Ferguslie Park housing scheme and was educated at the town's St Mirin's Academy before attending Glasgow School of Art from 1958 to 1963. Byrne has received three Honorary Doctorates: in 1997 he was ...

14. Christopher John Blue

Actor | Flashpoint

Christopher John Blue is an actor, writer, producer, composer and vocalist born in Paisley Scotland. His career began at an early age working in various theatre productions in the UK and Canada, Performing with The Jesters and Scarborough Village Players, later pursuing his love for music as a ...

15. Michael McDonough

Cinematographer | Winter's Bone

Member of A.S.C. (American Society of Cinematographers).

16. Jack Carlyle

Actor | The Lost Jungle

Jack Carlyle was born on March 11, 1880 in Paisley, Scotland as John Montgomery Carlyle. He is an actor, known for The Lost Jungle (1934), The Phantom Empire (1935) and Ghost City (1932).

17. Paolo Nutini

Soundtrack | Alien: Covenant

Paolo Nutini was born on January 9, 1987 in Paisley, Scotland as Paolo Giovanni Nutini.

18. Jackie Farrell

Actor | Taggart

Jackie Farrell was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Taggart (1983), Winners and Losers (1988) and A Sense of Freedom (1979).

19. Tom Urie

Actor | T2 Trainspotting

Best known as the regular character "Big Bob" in the BBC drama "River City," Tom is an actor, singer, voice over artist and composer/musician.

In the period between 2016 and 2017, Tom has undergone a dramatic transformation, losing over 260 pounds in weight.

Since his weight loss, Tom has been ...

20. Kenny Fullwood

Actor | 1917

Kenny Fullwood was born in Alexandra, Paisley, Scotland, to Sharon (Hart) and David Fullwood. His father is English, and worked for the Royal Navy as a submariner, his mother is Scottish (from Greenock), and worked in child care. Kenny went to Langside college in Glasgow for three years then went ...

21. Jessica Booker

Actress | RoboCop

Jessica Booker was born on January 1, 1921 in Paisley, Scotland. She was an actress, known for RoboCop (2014), Last Night (1998) and Please Kill Mr. Know It All (2012). She died on February 23, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

22. Matt Healy

Actor | Emmerdale Farm

Matt Healy was born in Paisley in Scotland and changed his name when he took up acting because there was already an actor known as David Healy. When he was three years old he moved with his parents to Oldham in Lancashire, which was where he was brought up, attending Oldham College and the ...

23. John B. McCann

Actor | The Blacklist

John B. McCann was born on December 17, 1956 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He is an actor and writer, known for The Blacklist (2013), The Deuce (2017) and Night Comes On (2018).

24. Nick Spencer

Actor | The Rocker

Nick Spencer was born on October 7, 1991 in Paisley, Scotland. He is an actor, known for The Rocker (2008), Murdoch Mysteries (2008) and Overruled! (2009).

25. Mark Flood

Writer | Two Women, One Heart

Mark Flood was born on September 30, 1996, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, as the second child of two school teachers. He is of Irish, Hebridean and Lithuanian heritage. He attended St. Cadoc's Primary School and St. Ninian's High School. Due to a lifelong fondness for film, art and animation, ...

26. Andrew Neil

Actor | Parting Shots

Andrew Neil was born on May 21, 1949 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland as Andrew Ferguson Neil. He is an actor, known for Parting Shots (1998), Dirty Weekend (1993) and The Andrew Neil Interviews (2016). He has been married to Susan Nilsson since August 8, 2015.

27. Kelly Marie

Soundtrack | Imagine Me & You

Singer Kelly Marie was born as Jacqueline McKinnon on October 16, 1957 in Paisley, Scotland. Her parents are Alex and Jeanette McKinnon. Kelly always wanted to be a star since she was a kid. Marie attended voice and drama school at age 10 and began singing in competitions at age 12. She made her ...

28. Jenni Keenan-Green

Actress | World's End

Jenni Keenan-Green was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. She is an actress, known for World's End (2015), Sea of Souls (2004) and Monarch of the Glen (2000).

29. Carmen Pierquaccini

Actress | Solid Air

Carmen Pierquaccini was born in 1979 in Paisley, Scotland as Carmen Pieraccini. She is an actress, known for Solid Air (2003), Late Night Shopping (2001) and Small Faces (1996).

30. Hector Nicol

Writer | The Stanley Baxter Show

Hector Nichol was a Paisley comedian, actor and singer. He recorded football songs for Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian, Dundee United and Dundee, but his other lasting legacy, as well as a spate of video releases of his stand up routines, is in a very different vein. In 1979 he took on the role of a...

31. Kenneth McKellar

Soundtrack | Dear Frankie

Kenneth McKellar was born on June 23, 1927 in Paisley, Scotland. He was married to Hedy. He died on April 9, 2010 in Lake Tahoe, California, USA.

32. Martin Quinn

Actor | Our Ladies

Martin Quinn was born in 1994 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Our Ladies (2019), Limmy's Show! (2009) and Operation Alley Cat.

33. Tony Johnston

Writer | Full Disclosure

Tony Johnston was born on February 6, 1960 in Paisley, Scotland. He is a writer and producer, known for Full Disclosure (2001), Lethal Tender (1996) and Tunnel (2002).

34. Gordon Williams

Writer | Straw Dogs

Gordon Williams was born on June 20, 1934 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland as Gordon Maclean Williams. He was a writer, known for Straw Dogs (2011), Straw Dogs (1971) and Hazell (1978). He was married to Claerwen Jones. He died on August 20, 2017.

35. Brendan Mullen

Self | X: The Unheard Music

Brendan Mullen was born on October 9, 1949 in Paisley, Scotland as Brendan Charles Mullen. He died on October 12, 2009 in Ventura, California, USA.

36. Norrie May-Welby

Actor | Murder Call

Norrie May-Welby was born on May 23, 1961 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland as Bruce Norrie Watson. He is an actor, known for Murder Call (1997) and Hir (2010).

37. Robert Archibald

Self | Swish

Robert Archibald was born on March 29, 1980 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He died on January 23, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

39. Billy Raymond

Actor | The Young Doctors

Billy Raymond was born on January 6, 1938 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland as Raymond Jamieson Hubner. He was an actor, known for The Young Doctors (1976), Woobinda, Animal Doctor (1968) and The International Variety Show (1961). He died on May 15, 2013 in Gold Coast Hospital, Queensland, ...

40. Murray McLauchlan

Soundtrack | Melanie

Murray McLauchlan was born on June 30, 1948 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He is married to Denise Donlon.

41. John Law

Writer | Casino Royale

He wrote the iconic Frost Report sketch entitled "Class" featuring John Cleese as the upper class man, Ronnie Barker as the middle class man and Ronnie Corbett as the working class man.

42. Barry Arthur McKay

Actor | Vengenza

Barry Arthur McKay has been performing in theatre and film for almost two decades. He has enjoyed acting from an early age and actively sought after as his goal. He has acting experience in theatre, film, as well as extra work in hit TV shows such as River City (2002). He was also selected for the ...

43. Trevor Sorbie

Self | The Afternoon Show

Trevor Sorbie was born on March 13, 1951 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland as Trevor John Sorbie.

44. Terence Cook

Producer | BBC Sunday-Night Theatre

Terence Cook was born on June 17, 1918 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland as Terence Lawson Cook. He was a producer and director, known for BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950), Spy-Catcher (1959) and Two for a Pair (1951). He died on January 24, 2015 in Kent, England.

45. Owen Coyle

Actor | A Shot at Glory

Owen Coyle was born on July 14, 1966 in Paisley, Strathclyde, Scotland. He is an actor, known for A Shot at Glory (2000), Match of the Day (1964) and The Football League Show (2009).

46. Andrew Newall

Writer | Someone Else

Andrew Newall was born on January 4, 1973 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He is known for his work on Someone Else (2010), Cool Blue (2002) and Best Before (2010).

47. Walter Roy

Actor | It Depends What You Mean

Walter Roy was born on February 16, 1878 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland as Walter Smith Roy. He was an actor, known for It Depends What You Mean (1946), Once in a New Moon (1934) and Here Comes the Sun (1946). He died on July 10, 1948 in Glasgow, Scotland.

48. Robert Clark

Production Manager | The Moonraker

Formerly a lawyer.

49. Doris McLatchie

Actress | BBC Sunday-Night Theatre

Doris McLatchie was born in 1932 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. She was an actress and writer, known for BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950), The Rise and Fall of César Birotteau (1965) and The Queen's Pearl (1957). She was married to Pharic Maclaren. She died in 1995 in Clydebank, ...

50. Craig Porter

Actor | Taggart

Craig Porter was born on September 2, 1987 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Taggart (1983), Wasted (2009) and Stacey Stone (2001).


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