T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 57min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly MacDonald, James Cosmo, Shirley Henderson, Irvine Welsh
  • UK release: 27 January 2017

Renton (McGregor) returns to Edinburgh from Amsterdam, two decades on. Hodge's blood-pumping script builds on the original with characters that are older, sadder and definitely not wiser, and resentment and guilt festering like an open sore; but is it Archie-Gemmill-scoring-against Holland good? Yes, it is.

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First there was an opportunity, then there was a betrayal. Twenty years later, Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place that he can ever call home. There waiting for him are old buddies Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, love, fear, regret, self-destruction and mortal danger are also all lined up and ready to welcome him.

Running time: 1h 57 min (18)

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Reviews & features

Kelly Macdonald wasn't expecting Trainspotting 2 to be nostalgic

2 Oct 2017

Film gossip

Kelly Macdonald didn't expect 'T2 Trainspotting 2' to be "nostalgic". The 41-year-old actress reprised her role as Diane in the long-awaited sequel to the gritty 1996 drama - which featured a group of heroin addicts played by Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee…

Jonny Lee Miller wanted to get naked in T2 Trainspotting

27 Jan 2017

Film gossip

Jonny Lee Miller signed up for 'T2 Trainspotting' to get naked. The 44-year-old actor reprises the role of Sick Boy in the sequel to the 1996 cult classic black comedy, and in one scene both Miller and co-star Ewan McGregor, who reprises his role as…

Danny Boyle up for third Trainspotting film

25 Jan 2017

Film gossip

Danny Boyle is interested in making a third 'Trainspotting' film. The 60-year-old director has just released 'T2 Trainspotting' which is set 20 years after the original 1996 movie, which was based on Irvine Welsh's novel 'Trainspotting' and focused on a…

Ewen Bremner: Jelly, chocolate and fudge made my Trainspotting bed soiling scene

24 Jan 2017

Film gossip

Ewen Bremner's bed soiling scene in 'T2 Trainspotting' involved jelly, chocolate and fudge. The 45-year-old actor - who plays the role of Daniel 'Spud' Murphy in both the original 1996 'Trainspotting' film and also its latest sequel 'T2 Trainspotting'…

Ewan McGregor reveals his T2 Trainspotting fear

23 Jan 2017

Film gossip

Ewan McGregor feared the sequel to 'Trainspotting' would tarnish the original movie. The 45-year-old star has reprised the role of Mark Renton for the new Danny Boyle-directed movie and although he was initially reluctant to appear in the follow-up…

Robert Carlyle hints at Trainspotting 3

23 Jan 2017

Film gossip

Robert Carlyle has hinted there will be a third 'Trainspotting' film based on his own character. The 55-year-old actor has reprised his role as the psychotic Francis 'Franco' Begbie in 'T2: Trainspotting' - director Danny Boyle's follow-up to the 1996…

T2 Trainspotting

20 Jan 20174 stars

Danny Boyle embraces nostalgia in this deeply satisfying, bittersweet sequel to a modern classic

'Nostalgia...that's why you're here…a tourist in your own youth,' So says Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), speaking to a now-reformed Renton (Ewan McGregor) in Danny Boyle's long-long-awaited sequel to Trainspotting, but he might as well be talking to us.

Jonny Lee Miller agreed to Trainspotting return due to 'faith' in Danny Boyle

17 Jan 2017

Film gossip

Jonny Lee Miller agreed to star in 'T2 Trainspotting' because he has great "faith" in Danny Boyle. The 44-year-old actor reprises his role as Simon 'Sick Boy' Williamson in the highly-anticipated follow-up to the 1996 movie about life in the 1980s for a…

Robert Carlyle wept over T2 script

7 Jan 2017

Film gossip

Robert Carlyle cried when he read the script for 'T2 Trainspotting'. The 55-year-old actor will reprise his role as the psychopathic Francis Begbie in the highly-anticipated follow-up to the 1996 movie and was surprised by how emotional he and his…

Danny Boyle plagued by Trainspotting's Sick Boy and Renton

24 Nov 2016

Film gossip

Danny Boyle says 'Trainspotting' characters Sick Boy, Renton, Spud and Begbie have never been far from his mind since 1996. The Oscar-winning director decided to make the sequel to the classic British title because fans have hounded him for updates on…

Ewan McGregor fears over getting back into Trainspotting character

11 Nov 2016

Film gossip

Ewan McGregor was apprehensive about returning to his 'Trainspotting' character in case he couldn't get back into the role. The 45-year-old actor has been reunited with his former castmates - Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner and Kelly…

'Do you still take heroin?' Trainspotting 2 trailer review, minute-by-minute

3 Nov 2016

We examine in absurd depth the two-minute trailer for 2017's most anticipated movie... because journalism

We'll admit, first of all, that reviewing a trailer is an inherently ridiculous idea, but in the few hours between the teaser for T2 Trainspotting (that's how the title appears therein, that's what we're calling it) dropping in the early hours of this…

Irvine Welsh thinks Trainspotting 2 will be better than the original

1 Sep 2016

Film gossip

Irvine Welsh thinks 'Trainspotting 2' will be a better movie than the first one. The upcoming sequel is based on Welsh's follow up to 'Trainspotting', 'Porno,' which takes place nine years after the events in the first novel and film. Welsh admits that…

Trainspotting 2 set for release next January

17 May 2016

Film gossip

'Trainspotting 2' is scheduled for release in January 2017. The long-awaited next installment of Danny Boyle's highly popular black comedy film has finally been given its release date two decades after the original hit arrived on screens. A 45-second…

Trainspotting 2 to begin filming in May

30 Mar 2016

Film gossip

'Trainspotting 2' will begin filming in May. Ewan McGregor has confirmed that work on the long awaited sequel is set to begin shortly and claims the script is "really, really, really good". He said: "We haven't started yet, we start shooting at the end…

Robert Carlyle 'wary' of Trainspotting sequel

20 Nov 2015

Film gossip

Robert Carlyle is "wary" of the 'Trainspotting' sequel. The 54-year-old actor - who starred alongside Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller in the 1996 original - has signed on to appear in the sequel, but admits to feeling anxious about the prospect. He…

Danny Boyle reveals Trainspotting nerves

14 Oct 2015

Film gossip

The cast of 'Trainspotting' were "nervous" about making a sequel. Danny Boyle directed the original movie in 1996 and has returned for the much-discussed sequel - but he's revealed the cast of the film were uncertain about whether to reprise their…

Trainspotting sequel to start filming next year

28 Sep 2015

Film gossip

The 'Trainspotting' sequel will start filming next summer. Danny Boyle - who directed the original movie in 1996 - has revealed plans to make the much-discussed sequel have gathered pace over the last few weeks and with filming set to begin in the…

Danny Boyle: Trainspotting 2 is close to reality

7 Sep 2015

Film gossip

A 'Trainspotting' sequel is moving closer to reality. Award-winning director Danny Boyle - who helmed the 1996 original movie, which starred the likes of Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle - has revealed the key members of the movie's…

Robert Carlyle: Trainspotting 2 is closer than ever

18 Jul 2015

Film gossip

Robert Carlyle says 'Trainspotting 2' is "closer than it's ever been". The 54-year-old actor starred in Danny Boyle's adaptation of the Irvine Welsh cult novel two decades ago - alongside fellow Scott Ewan McGregor, 44, and Jonny Lee Miller, 42 - about…

Ewan McGregor for Trainspotting sequel

15 Jul 2015

Film gossip

Ewan McGregor will star in a 'Trainspotting' sequel. The 44-year-old actor will reprise his role as heroin addict Renton almost 20 years after the original was released, having reconciled with director Danny Boyle who he was rumoured to have argued with…

Ewan McGregor wants a Trainspotting sequel

22 Jun 2015

Film gossip

Ewan McGregor thinks a 'Trainspotting' sequel would be "extraordinary". The 44-year-old actor starred as heroin addict Mark Renton in the 1996 movie and has revealed he would love the opportunity to make a sequel with director Danny Boyle. He said: "I…

Trainspotting sequel will pick up from original film

24 Mar 2013

Film gossip

The 'Trainspotting' sequel would explore what happened to the characters, according to Danny Boyle. The director - who helmed the cult hit 1996 movie starring Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd and Robert Carlyle - has offered an update on…

Danny Boyle plots Trainspotting sequel in 2016

11 Mar 2013

Film gossip

Danny Boyle is hoping to release 'Trainspotting' sequel 'Porno' in 2016. The 'Slumdog Millionaire' director has revealed that the long-rumoured sequel to his hit 1996 black comedy about a group of heroin addicts may finally hit screens in 2016, 20 years…

Ewan McGregor's Trainspotting no

27 May 2008

Celebrity Gossip

Ewan McGregor will not make a sequel to 'Trainspotting'. The 'Star Wars' actor has ruled out ever starring in a follow-up to the 1996 film because he isn't a fan of Irvine Welsh's 'Porno', the sequel to 'Trainspotting'. Ewan, who played heroin addict…

Porno still no nearer completion

23 Aug 2007

The sequel to Trainspotting is still in the sidings according to author Irvine Welsh. Porno, his follow-up novel to his breakout hit, is still waiting on a workable screenplay, though the author did reveal it is currently being worked on by John Hodge…

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