Birth Place Matching "Edinburgh, Scotland, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Sean Connery
Actor | The Untouchables
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, born 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 the ...
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 Under the Tuscan Sun (2003). She is married to Hilton McRae. They have one child.
4. 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 ...
5. 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 ...
6. 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 ...
7. 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.
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...
10. 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, ...
11. 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 ...
12. 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.
13. 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...
15. 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 ...
16. 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 ...
17. 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...
18. 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 ...
19. 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 ...
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. 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 ...
22. Frieda Inescort
Actress | Pride and Prejudice
Tall, dark and regal Frieda Inescort's placid loveliness and dignified patrician features boded 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 ...
24. 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 ...
25. 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 ...
29. 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 ...
31. 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 "...
32. 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...
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 ...
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. 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 ...
37. David Elliot
Actor | Kajaki
David Elliot was born on July 27, 1981 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He won the BAFTA Scotland Award 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 DECKY DOES ...
38. 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 ...
39. Gail Porter
Actress | Tabloid
Gail Porter was born on March 23, 1971 at 7 p.m. at Simpson's Memorial Hospital in Edinburgh. She excelled in exams at school with the exception of her Accountancy Higher which, in a rare lapse of concentration, she failed because she bunked off the exam to go to the beach. She enrolled in a HND at...
41. 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 ...
46. Ludovic Kennedy
Writer | 10 Rillington Place
He was educated at Eton College and at Oxford University (Christs Church), Oxford, England. He gained the rank of Lieutenant in the service of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He fought in the Second World War between 1939 and 1945. He wrote the book "Sub-Lieutenant", published in 1942. He ...
49. John Mackenzie
Director | The Long Good Friday
A solid and reliable filmmaker with frequent flairs of brilliance, Mackenzie gave up a career in acting because of a desire to control what he was doing. He assisted Ken Loach on his classic early TV plays such as The Wednesday Play: Cathy Come Home (1966), which inspired him and gave him the best ...
50. Ernest Torrence
Actor | Steamboat Bill, Jr.
He was the man you loved to hiss. This towering (6' 4"), highly imposing character star with cold, hollow, beady eyes and a huge, protruding snout would go on to become one of the silent screen's finest arch villains. Born Ernest Thayson Torrence-Thompson on June 26, 1878, in Edinburgh, Scotland, ...