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Rising stars and familiar faces from Scottish film and TV

Featuring Emun Elliot and Rose Leslie from Game of Thrones and Kelly Macdonald from Boardwalk Empire

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Paul Brannigan

Paul Brannigan

Picked from obscurity by award-winning filmmaker Ken Loach, Brannigan made his acting debut in The Angels’ Share and has subsequently starred in Under the Skin opposite Scarlett Johanssen.

Rose Leslie

Rose Leslie

Having won a Scottish BAFTA award for her role in New Town (2009), Rose Leslie has gone on to impress audiences as Gwen Dawson in Downton Abbey and this year stars in Now is Good alongside Dakota Fanning.

John Maclean

John Maclean

Maclean’s short film Pitch Black Heist, starring Michael Fassbender and Liam Cunningham, won a BAFTA Award for Best Short Film in 2012. He was formerly a member of folktronica group The Beta Band and is now working on his first feature film.

Georgia King

Georgia King

From teen drama Wild Child to black comedy Burke & Hare, Georgia King has become a popular face in British film in the last few years. Her next project is Austenland, the story of a woman obsessed with Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Emun Elliot

Emun Elliot

You might recognise Emun Elliot from his roles in Game of Thrones and Lip Service. More recently he starred in Prometheus and returned to his home country to shoot the Irvine Welsh adaptation Filth (out next year).

Kelly Macdonald

Kelly Macdonald

So good was her Texan accent in No Country for Old Men you’d be forgiven for thinking this Glaswegian was from the other side of the Atlantic. More recently Kelly Macdonald has worn her Scottish roots on her sleeve in Pixar animation Brave.

Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler, the lad from Paisley, has become a Hollywood heart- throb thanks to his leading man roles in films like PS I Love You, Law Abiding Citizen and 300.

Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton

Living in Nairn, Tilda Swinton has made her name in both Hollywood and arthouse films, winning an Oscar for Michael Clayton.

Brian Cox

Brian Cox

From Dundee, Brian Cox has built up a wide-spanning career from The Bourne Supremacy to indie gems like Wes Anderson’s Rushmore.

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor

Perth-born McGregor has continued to land roles in Hollywood, long after his turn as Renton in Danny Boyle’s adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting. His next big film is The Impossible, about the 2004 tsunami.

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