5 most famous Scots (+ one)

August 20th, 2009 | by highlander |

Take a look at the list of five famous Scots. Do you know them all? Make sure you do!

1. Sean Connery – most fabulous and famous of all! Scottish actor and producer, best known for portraying the character James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983. In 1988, Connnery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘The Untouchables’, laureate of Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award.

Sean Connery

And here we have Sir Sean Connery in his kilt

Sean Connery in Kilt

2. Ewan McGregor – Scottish actor, singer, and adventurer who has had success in mainstream, indie and art house films. He is perhaps best known for his role as Mark Renton in the 1996 film ‘Trainspotting’, his portrayal of the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the ‘Star Wars’ prequel trilogy, and his role as the romantic penniless writer Christian in the 2001 film ‘Moulin Rouge’!

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor1

3. James McAvoy – Scottish stage and screen actor known for his roles in ‘Atonement’, ‘The Last King of Scotland’,’The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’, ‘Wanted’, Frank Herbert’s ‘Children of Dune’, and the British TV series’ Shameless’ and ‘Early Doors’.

James McAvoy

James McAvoy

4. Billy Boyd – Scottish actor and musician most widely known for playing the character Peregrin “Pippin” Took in the film adaptations of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and Barrett Bonden in ‘Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World’.

Billy Boyd

Billy Boyd as Pippin

5. David Coulthard – former Formula One racing driver from Scotland

David Coulthard

David Coulthard1

…and Gerard Butler, Scottish actor, for the request of our readers

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7 Responses to “5 most famous Scots (+ one)”

  1. By weetiger on Aug 21, 2009

    Are ya kiddin’ me? Billy Boyd over Gerard Butler?

  2. By Penny Gibbs on Aug 21, 2009

    List looks GREAT to me! Billy Boyd is an under appreciated actor and singer. He has a great band called Beecake, check them out! He sings like an angel.

  3. By Jessica Taylor on May 28, 2010

    i love the acting skills of Gerard Butler. he is definitely a great action star.':,

  4. By Edward Young on Jul 21, 2010

    Gerard Butler is the favorite actor of my sister because he got this macho factor.*::

  5. By Louis Price on Sep 6, 2010

    i think that gerard butler is one hell of a macho actor`*’

  6. By Peachy on Oct 12, 2010

    Gerard Butler is definitely a macho guy that needs macho roles ~:-

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