Scottish television actors

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  1. Gerard Butler

    Gerard Butler


    Gerard James Butler (born 13 November 1969) is a Scottish actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television. A trained lawyer, Butler turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such as Mrs. Brown (1997), the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), and Tale of the Mummy (1998). In 2000, he starred as Dracula in the horror film Dracula 2000 with Christopher Plummer and Jonny Lee Miller. The following year, he played Attila the Hun in the miniseries Attila (2001).

  2. David Tennant

    David Tennant


    David Tennant (born David John McDonald; 18 April 1971) is a Scottish actor known for his roles as the Tenth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who, Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, Giacomo Casanova in the TV serial Casanova (2005) and Barty Crouch, Jr. in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). In addition to his appearances on screen, Tennant has worked as a voice actor and appeared in a critically acclaimed stage production of Hamlet. In January 2015, Tennant received the National Television Award for Special Recognition.

  3. Sean Connery

    Sean Connery


    Sir Thomas Sean Connery (/ˈʃɔːn ˈkɒnəri/; born 25 August 1930) is a Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one of them being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award) and three Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award). He was knighted by Elizabeth II in July 2000, and received the Kennedy Center Honors in the US.

  4. James McAvoy

    James McAvoy


    James McAvoy (/ˈmækəvɔɪ/ MAK-ə-voi; born (1979-04-21)21 April 1979) is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in 1995's The Near Room and continued to make mostly television appearances until the late 2000s. His notable television work includes the drama show State of Play, the adult comedy-drama Shameless, and the science fiction show Frank Herbert's Children of Dune. Besides screen acting, McAvoy has performed in several West End productions, receiving three nominations for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor. He has also done voice work for animated films including Gnomeo & Juliet and Arthur Christmas (both 2011).

  5. Isla Fisher

    Isla Fisher


    Isla Lang Fisher (/ˈlə/; born 3 February 1976) is an Australian actress. She was born to Scottish parents and raised in Australia. She appeared on the children's adventure series Bay Cove and the short-lived soap opera Paradise Beach, before playing Shannon Reed on the soap opera Home and Away. She has since been known for her comedic roles in Scooby-Doo (2002), I Heart Huckabees (2004), Wedding Crashers (2005), Hot Rod (2007), Definitely, Maybe (2008), Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), Rango (2011), Bachelorette (2012), and Arrested Development (2013). In 2013, Fisher starred as Myrtle Wilson in The Great Gatsby and as Henley Reeves in Now You See Me.

  6. Deborah Kerr

    Deborah Kerr


    Deborah Kerr CBE (/kɑr/; born Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer; 30 September 1921 – 16 October 2007) was a Scottish film, theatre and television actress. During her career, she won a Golden Globe for her performance as Anna Leonowens in the motion picture The King and I (1956) and the Sarah Siddons Award for her performance as "Laura Reynolds" in the play Tea and Sympathy (a role she originated on Broadway). She was also a three-time winner of the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress.

  7. Ewan McGregor

    Ewan McGregor


    Ewan Gordon McGregor, OBE (/ˌjuːən məˈɡrɛɡər/; born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor who has had success in mainstream, indie and art house films. His first professional role was in 1993, when he won a leading role in the Channel 4 series Lipstick on Your Collar. He is best known for his roles as heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama Trainspotting (1996), the young Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), poet Christian in the musical film Moulin Rouge! (2001), and Dr. Alfred Jones in the romantic comedy-drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011). He received Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy for both Moulin Rouge! and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

  8. Lulu



    Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, OBE (born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, 3 November 1948), best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, actress, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business since the 1960s.

  9. Karen Gillan

    Karen Gillan


    Karen Sheila Gillan (born 28 November 1987) is a Scottish actress, director, and former model. She is known for the role of Amy Pond in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who (2010–13). In film, she has starred as Jane Lockhart in Not Another Happy Ending (2013), Kaylie Russell in the horror film Oculus (2013), and Nebula in the Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).

  10. Craig Ferguson

    Craig Ferguson


    Craig Ferguson (born 17 May 1962) is a Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, producer and voice artist. He was the host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, an Emmy Award-nominated, Peabody Award-winning late-night talk show that aired on CBS from 2005 to 2014. Ferguson began hosting the syndicated Celebrity Name Game in September 2014.

  11. Rose Leslie

    Rose Leslie


    Rose Eleanor Arbuthnot-Leslie (born 9 February 1987), known professionally as Rose Leslie, is a Scottish actress. She is best known for playing Ygritte in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones and Gwen Dawson in the ITV drama series Downton Abbey.

  12. John Barrowman

    John Barrowman


    John Scot Barrowman, MBE (born 11 March 1967), is a Scottish-American actor, singer, dancer, presenter and writer who holds both British and American citizenship. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he emigrated to the United States with his family in 1975. Encouraged by his high school teachers, Barrowman studied performing arts at the United States International University in San Diego before landing the role of Billy Crocker in Cole Porter's Anything Goes at London's West End.

  13. Claire Goose

    Claire Goose


    Claire Goose (born 10 February 1975) is a British actress. She played nurse Tina Seabrook in the BBC television drama Casualty and DS Mel Silver in Waking the Dead. She also commentates on the TV show 'Road Wars'

  14. Katie Leung

    Katie Leung


    Katie Liu Leung (born 8 August 1987) is a Scottish film, television and stage actress. She is best known for playing Cho Chang, first love interest for lead character Harry Potter, in the Harry Potter film series. In 2012, Leung made her stage debut in the play Wild Swans. Leung has an interest in painting and photography and studied art and design at the University of the Arts, London.

  15. Hans Matheson

    Hans Matheson


    Hans Matheson (born 7 August 1975) is a Scottish actor. Some of his most notable film and television roles include The Virgin Queen, Deathwatch, The Tudors, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Clash of the Titans and as Aeschylus in 300: Rise of an Empire. In addition to acting, Matheson plays guitar, violin and harmonica.

  16. Laurie Brett

    Laurie Brett


    Laurie Brett (born 28 March 1969) is a Scottish actress, best known for her roles as Jane Beale in EastEnders and Christine Mulgrew in Waterloo Road. In 1993, Brett also appeared in London's Burning.

  17. Tiffany Mulheron

    Tiffany Mulheron


    Tiffany Rose Mulheron (born 18 December 1984) is a Scottish actress.

  18. Alan Cumming

    Alan Cumming


    Alan Cumming, OBE (born 27 January 1965), is a Scottish-American actor, author, and activist who has appeared in numerous films, television shows and plays.

  19. Kelly Macdonald

    Kelly Macdonald


    Kelly Macdonald (born 23 February 1976) is a Scottish actress, known for her roles in the films Trainspotting (1996), Gosford Park (2001), Intermission (2003), Nanny McPhee (2005), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011) and Brave (2012). For the 2005 TV film The Girl in the Cafe, she was nominated for a Golden Globe and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. For her role in the 2007 film No Country for Old Men, she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She went on to star for five seasons in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire (2010–14) as Margaret Thompson, for which she received a 2011 Emmy Award nomination.

  20. Dougray Scott

    Dougray Scott


    Stephen Dougray Scott (born 25 November 1965), better known as Dougray Scott (/ˈdɡr/), is a Scottish actor.

  21. Richard Madden

    Richard Madden


    Richard Madden (born 18 June 1986) is a Scottish stage, film, and television actor best known for portraying Robb Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones and Prince Kit in Disney's Cinderella.

  22. Georgia King

    Georgia King


    Georgia May King (born 18 November 1986) is a Scottish actress.

  23. David O'Hara

    David O'Hara


    David Patrick O'Hara (born 9 July 1965) is a Scottish actor.

  24. Laura Fraser

    Laura Fraser


    Laura Fraser (born 24 July 1976) is a Scottish actress. She is best known for portraying Door in the urban fantasy series Neverwhere, Kate in the film A Knight's Tale, Cat MacKenzie in the drama series Lip Service, and Lydia Rodarte-Quayle in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad.

  25. Sean Biggerstaff

    Sean Biggerstaff


    Sean Biggerstaff (born 15 March 1983) is a Scottish actor and musician, who portrayed Oliver Wood in the Harry Potter film series.

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