|Alma mater||Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama|
Robert Carlyle(born 14 April 1961) is a Scottish actor. His film work includes Trainspotting (1996), The Full Monty (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999), Angela's Ashes (1999), The Beach (2000), and 28 Weeks Later (2007). He has been in the television shows Hamish Macbeth , Stargate Universe , and Once Upon a Time . He won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Full Monty and a Gemini Award for Stargate Universe, and was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work in Human Trafficking (2005).
Carlyle was born in Maryhill, Glasgow, the son of Elizabeth, a bus company employee, and Joseph Carlyle, a painter and decorator.He was brought up by his father after his mother left when Carlyle was four years old. He left school at the age of 16 without any qualifications and worked for his father as a painter and decorator; however, he continued his education by attending night classes at Cardonald College in Glasgow.
Carlyle became involved in drama at the Glasgow Arts Centre at the age of 21 (having been inspired by reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible ), and subsequently graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD). In 1991, he and four friends founded a theatre company, Raindog (which was involved in television and film work).The same year he guest starred in The Bill and also starred in his first movie, Riff-Raff , directed by Ken Loach.
In 1994, he played the gay lover of Father Greg in the film Priest . Carlyle's first high-profile role came as murderer Albert "Albie" Kinsella in an October 1994 episode of Cracker opposite Robbie Coltrane and Christopher Eccleston (notoriously killing off Eccleston's character, DCI David Bilborough). This highly acclaimed role showcased Carlyle's "pure intensity".Shortly after his appearance in Cracker, he landed the role of Highland policeman Hamish Macbeth in the BBC comedy-drama Hamish Macbeth . The series ran for three seasons from 1995 to 1997.
In 1996 and 1997, he appeared in the two highest-profile roles of his career to date: as the psychopathic Francis Begbie in Trainspotting and Gaz, the leader of a group of amateur male strippers, in The Full Monty . The latter earned Carlyle a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He also starred with Ray Winstone in the 1997 film Face . Carlyle played the senior Malachy McCourt (father of author Frank McCourt) in the 1999 film adaptation of McCourt's first memoir, Angela's Ashes ; the arch villain Renard in the 1999 James Bond film The World Is Not Enough ; and a cannibalistic soldier in the 1999 Ravenous .
Carlyle appeared in the 2002 Oasis music video for "Little By Little". He played Adolf Hitler in the 2003 miniseries Hitler: The Rise of Evil . In 2006 he played the villain Durza in Eragon . In 2007 Carlyle played one of the main characters in the film 28 Weeks Later . He also played the lead role as a marine engineer attempting to save London from total devastation in the disaster film Flood . That year he also portrayed Father Joseph Macavoy in the film The Tournament .
In 2008 Carlyle narrated a BBC audiobook version of The Cutting Room . In 2008, he was cast as Dr. Nicholas Rush in the television series Stargate Universe .His role in the series has been described thus: "As [the team fights] to survive, Dr. Rush (Carlyle) works to unlock the mysteries of the ship and return the group home, but evidence of his ulterior motives soon arises." His was touted by the studio as the "leading role" in Universe.
In December 2008, Carlyle appeared in 24: Redemption , a television movie based on the popular TV series 24 , starring alongside Kiefer Sutherland.
In 2009, Carlyle appeared in a long-form commercial for Johnnie Walker whisky, titled "The Man Who Walked Around The World." Carlyle was shown walking down a path and talking for six minutes in a single long take. The ad took two days to film. The director, Jamie Rafn, afterwards referred to Carlyle as an "utter genius".
He voices the character of Gabriel Belmont, and his counterpart, Dracula in the video game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow , as well as its sequels Mirror of Fate and Lords of Shadow 2 .
From 2011 to 2018, Carlyle portrayed Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) in the fantasy-drama television series Once Upon A Time . The character is a wizard, deal-maker, and master manipulator. In his interview, Robert explained that his son inspired him to create Rumplestiltskin's voice.
In 2019, he portrayed Ogilvy in a three-part television adaption of The War of the Worlds for the BBC,and made an uncredited appearance as John Lennon in the film Yesterday . In 2020, he portrayed Robert Sutherland, the Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party in Cobra .
Known for his commitment to authenticity in roles, Carlyle has often altered his lifestyle and physical appearance to gain a better understanding of a character; much akin to method acting. Before playing a homeless character in Antonia Bird's Safe, for example, he went to live in the Waterloo area of London where the film was set. For his role as a bus driver in Ken Loach's Carla's Song, he passed the test for a PSV licence (a licence to drive a bus with passengers) in a Glasgow Leyland Atlantean bus.Carlyle also had dentistry as part of his preparations for reprising his role as Begbie in T2 Trainspotting, choosing to have a dental implant and an adjacent tooth that became damaged during the implant's removal, extracted. Writing of Carlyle's performance in The Full Monty , Andrew Johnston stated: "Carlyle was brilliant as the savage psycho Begbie in Trainspotting ; here, he proves he can be almost as good when kept on a short leash. We don't know much about Gaz, but he's the most interesting character in the movie, largely because of Carlyle's down-to-earth warmth."
Carlyle has been married to make-up artist Anastasia Shirley since 1997.They have three children: a daughter born in 2002, and two sons born in 2004 and 2006, respectively. Carlyle is a patron of School for Life in Romania. Carlyle supports Rangers F.C.
|1990||Silent Scream||Big Woodsy|
|Being Human||Prehistoric Shaman|
|1995||Go Now||Nick Cameron||Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor|
|1996||Trainspotting||Francis "Franco" Begbie||Nominated – BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor |
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
|Carla's Song||George Lennox|| Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor |
London Critics Circle Film Award for British Actor of the Year
|1997||The Full Monty||Gary "Gaz" Schofield|| BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role |
Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor
London Critics Circle Film Award for British Actor of the Year
Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Dance Sequence
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
|Face||Ray|| Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor |
London Critics Circle Film Award for British Actor of the Year
|1999||Plunkett & Macleane||Will Plunkett|
|Ravenous||Colonel Ives / F.W. Colqhoun|
|The World Is Not Enough||Renard|
|Angela's Ashes||Malachy McCourt||Nominated – Empire Award for Best British Actor |
Nominated – IFTA Award for Best Actor
|There's Only One Jimmy Grimble||Eric Wirral|
|2001||To End All Wars||Major Ian Campbell|
|The 51st State||Felix DeSouza|
|2002||Once Upon a Time in the Midlands||Jimmy|
|Black and White||David O'Sullivan|
|2004||Dead Fish||Danny Devine|
|2005||The Mighty Celt||O|
|Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School||Frank Keane|
|Human Trafficking||Sergei Karpovich|
|2007||28 Weeks Later||Don Harris|
|2008||Stone of Destiny||John MacCormick|
|Summer||Shaun||Nominated – BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor|
|I Know You Know||Charlie|
|2009||The Tournament||Father Joseph MacAvoy|
|The Unloved||Lucy's Father||BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor|
|2012||California Solo||Lachlan MacAldonich|
|2015||The Legend of Barney Thomson||Barney Thomson||Director|
Nominated – BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Director
|2017||T2 Trainspotting||Francis "Franco" Begbie||Nominated – BAFTA Scotland for Best Actor|
|1990||Taggart||Gordon Inglis||Episode: "Hostile Witness"|
|1991||The Bill||Tom Ward||Episode: "The Better Part of Valour"|
|1994||99-1||Detective Constable Trevor Prescott||Episode: "Doing the Business"|
|Cracker||Albie Kinsella||3 episodes|
BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor – TV
|1995–98||Hamish Macbeth||Hamish Macbeth||20 episodes|
RTS Television Award for Best Actor – Male
Nominated – BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor – TV
Nominated – BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor
|1998||Looking After Jo Jo||John Joe "Jo Jo" McCann||Nominated – BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor|
|2001||Chewin' the Fat||Himself||Hogmanay Special|
|2003||Hitler: The Rise of Evil||Adolf Hitler||Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film|
|2004||Gunpowder, Treason & Plot||King James I||Television film|
|2005||Human Trafficking||Sergei Karpovich||Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor – Miniseries or a Movie|
|Class of '76||Detective Inspector Tom Monroe||Television film|
|2006||Born Equal||Robert||Television film|
|2008||The Last Enemy||David Russell||5 episodes|
|24: Redemption||Carl Benton||Television film|
|2009||The Unloved||Father||Scottish BAFTA for Best TV Actor|
|The Man Who Walked Around the World||Himself||Advert for Johnnie Walker|
|Zig Zag Love||Jacko||Television film|
|2009–11||Stargate Universe||Doctor Nicholas Rush||40 episodes|
Gemini Award Winner for Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
|2011–18||Once Upon a Time||Rumplestiltskin / Mr. Gold / Weaver||138 episodes|
|2019||The War of the Worlds||Ogilvy||3 Episodes|
|2020–present||Cobra||Robert Sutherland||Prime Minister (lead role)|
|2006||Eragon||Shade Durza||Voice only|
|2010||Castlevania: Lords of Shadow||Gabriel Belmont||Voice only|
|2013||Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate||Gabriel Belmont / Dracula||Voice only|
|2014||Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2||Gabriel Belmont / Dracula / Inner Dracula||Voice only|
|2014||Watch Dogs||Stephen Fedder||Mission: Pawnee Control Center Voice only|
|2008||The Cutting Room||Narrator|
|1993||BAFTA Scotland Awards||Best Actor - Film||Riff-Raff||Nominated|
|1995||BAFTA Scotland Awards||Best Actor - Television||Cracker & Hamish Macbeth||Won|
|CableACE Awards||Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries||Cracker||Nominated|
|1996||Awards Circuit Community Awards||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Trainspotting||Nominated|
|Royal Television Society Awards||Best Actor||Hamish Macbeth||Won|
|1997||British Academy Film Awards||Best Actor in a Leading Role||The Full Monty||Won|
|BAFTA Scotland Awards||Best Actor - Television||Hamish Macbeth||Nominated|
|BAFTA Scotland Awards||Best Actor - Film||Trainspotting||Nominated|
|Evening Standard British Film Awards||Best Actor||Face, Carla's Song & The Full Monty||Won|
|London Film Critics' Circle Awards||British Actor of the Year||Won|
|Salerno Shadowline Film Festival||Shadowline Award||Won|
|Golden Satellite Awards||Best Supporting Actor – Drama||Trainspotting||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (with Mark Addy, Paul Barber, Deirdre Costello, Steve Huison, Bruce Jones, Lesley Sharp, William Snape, Hugo Speer, Tom Wilkinson & Emily Woof)||The Full Monty||Won|
|1998||British Academy Television Awards||Best Actor||Hamish Macbeth||Nominated|
|MTV Movie & TV Awards||Best Dance Sequence (with Mark Addy, Paul Barber, Steve Huison, Hugo Speer & Tom Wilkinson)||The Full Monty||Nominated|
|Sant Jordi Awards||Best Foreign Actor||The Full Monty & Go Now||Won|
|Golden Satellite Awards||Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical||The Full Monty||Nominated|
|1999||British Academy Television Awards||Best Actor||Looking After Jo Jo||Nominated|
|2000||Fangoria Chainsaw Awards||Best Actor||Ravenous||Nominated|
|Irish Film & Television Awards||Best Actor||Angela's Ashes||Nominated|
|2001||Empire Awards||Best British Actor||Nominated|
|2004||Golden Satellite Awards||Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television||Hitler: The Rise of Evil||Nominated|
|2006||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie||Human Trafficking||Nominated|
|Gold Derby Awards||TV Movie/Miniseries Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|Women's Image Network Awards||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie||Won|
|2008||BAFTA Scotland Awards||Best Acting Performance in Film||Summer||Nominated|
|2009||BAFTA Scotland Awards||Best Actor - Television||The Unloved||Won|
|2010||Gemini Awards||Best Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role||Stargate Universe||Won|
|2015||BAFTA Scotland Awards||Best Directing in Film or Television||The Legend of Barney Thomson||Nominated|
|BAFTA Scotland Awards||Best Actor - Film||Nominated|
|BAFTA Scotland Awards||Best Feature Film (with John G. Lenic, Kaleena Kiff & Brian Coffey)||Won|
|Behind the Voice Actors Awards||Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Video Game||Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2||Nominated|
|Edinburgh International Film Festival Awards||The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film||The Legend of Barney Thomson||Nominated|
|2016||Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival||Audience Award||Won|
|2017||20/20 Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Trainspotting||Nominated|
|BAFTA Scotland Awards||Best Actor - Film||T2 Trainspotting||Nominated|
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Scotland has produced many films, directors and actors.
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Dr. Nicholas Rush is a fictional character in the Canadian-American Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer-Syfy television series Stargate Universe, a military science fiction serial drama about the adventures of a present-day, multinational exploration team unable to return to Earth after an evacuation to the Ancient spaceship Destiny, which is traveling in a distant corner of the universe. He is portrayed by Scottish actor Robert Carlyle. Carlyle, while at first skeptical towards the show, got an interest in the character of Rush because he felt Rush was a "very interesting" character to portray.
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Carlyle, who moved to Canada with his family about 10 years ago, says living there he has become more aware of the possibilities of natural disasters. "Because I live in Vancouver now, there's warnings of earthquakes and tsunamis and stuff like that."
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