Rising stars and familiar faces from Scottish film and TV
- The List
- 1 November 2012
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.