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Robert Carlyle, OBE[1][2] (born 14 April 1961) is a Scottish actor. His film work includes Trainspotting (1996), The Full Monty
The Full Monty
(1997), The World Is Not Enough
The World Is Not Enough
(1999), and Angela's Ashes
Angela's Ashes
(1999). He has been in the television shows Hamish Macbeth, Stargate Universe, and Once Upon a Time. He won the BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Full Monty
The Full Monty
and a Gemini Award for Stargate Universe, and was Emmy Award-nominated for his work in Human Trafficking (2005).

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Acting style

3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Video games 4.4 Music videos 4.5 Audio books

5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Carlyle was born in Maryhill, Glasgow, the son of Elizabeth, a bus company employee, and Joseph Carlyle, a painter and decorator.[3][4] He was brought up by his father after his mother left when Carlyle was four years old.[5][6] He left school at the age of 16 without any qualifications and worked for his father as a painter and decorator; however, he continued his education by attending night classes at Cardonald College
Cardonald College
in Glasgow.[7] Career[edit] Carlyle became involved in drama at the Glasgow
Glasgow
Arts Centre at the age of 21 (having been inspired by reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible), and subsequently graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD). In 1991, he and four friends founded a theatre company, Raindog (which was involved in television and film work).[8] The same year he guest starred in The Bill
The Bill
and also starred in his first movie, Riff-Raff, directed by Ken Loach. In 1994, he played the gay lover of Father Greg in the film Priest. Carlyle's first high-profile role came as murderer Albert "Albie" Kinsella in an October 1994 episode of Cracker opposite Robbie Coltrane (in which Kinsella killed five people, including Christopher Eccleston's DCI David Bilborough). This highly acclaimed role showcased Carlyle's "pure intensity".[9] Shortly after his appearance in Cracker, he landed the role of Highland policeman Hamish Macbeth in the BBC
BBC
comedy-drama Hamish Macbeth. The series ran for three seasons from 1995 to 1997. In 1996 and 1997, he appeared in the two highest-profile roles of his career to date: as the psychopathic Francis Begbie
Francis Begbie
in Trainspotting and Gaz, the leader of a group of male amateur strippers, in The Full Monty. The latter earned Carlyle a BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He also starred with Ray Winstone
Ray Winstone
in the 1997 film Face. Carlyle played the senior Malachy McCourt (father of author Frank McCourt) in the 1999 film adaptation of McCourt's first memoir, Angela's Ashes; the arch villain Renard in the 1999 James Bond
James Bond
film The World Is Not Enough; and a cannibalistic soldier in the 1999 Ravenous.

Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
in July 2009.

Carlyle appeared in the 2002 Oasis music video for "Little By Little". He played Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
in the 2003 miniseries Hitler: The Rise of Evil. In 2006 he played the villain Durza in Eragon. In 2007 Carlyle played one of the main characters in the film 28 Weeks Later. He also played the lead role as a marine engineer attempting to save London from total devastation in the disaster film Flood. That year he also portrayed Father Joseph Macavoy in the film The Tournament. In 2008 Carlyle narrated a BBC
BBC
audiobook version of The Cutting Room. In 2008, he was cast as Dr. Nicholas Rush
Nicholas Rush
in the television series Stargate Universe.[10][11] His role in the series has been described thus: "As [the team fights] to survive, Dr. Rush (Carlyle) works to unlock the mysteries of the ship and return the group home, but evidence of his ulterior motives soon arises." His was touted by the studio as the "leading role" in Universe.[12] In December 2008, Carlyle appeared in 24: Redemption, a television movie based on the popular TV series 24, starring alongside Kiefer Sutherland. In 2009, Carlyle appeared in a long-form commercial for Johnnie Walker whisky, titled "The Man Who Walked Around The World." Carlyle was shown walking down a path and talking for six minutes in a single long take. The ad took two days to film. The director, Jamie Rafn, afterwards referred to Carlyle as an "utter genius".[13] He voices the character of Gabriel Belmont, and his counterpart, Dracula in the video game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, as well as its sequels Mirror of Fate and Lords of Shadow 2. Since October 2011 Carlyle has portrayed Mr. Gold
Mr. Gold
(Rumplestiltskin) in the fantasy-drama television series Once Upon A Time. The character is a wizard, deal-maker, and master manipulator. In 2018, Carlyle will portray Ogilvy in a three part television adaption of The War of the Worlds
The War of the Worlds
for the BBC.[14]

Acting style[edit] Known for his commitment to authenticity in roles, Carlyle has often altered his lifestyle and physical appearance to gain a better understanding of a character—much akin to method acting. Before playing a homeless character in Antonia Bird's Safe, for example, he went to live in the Waterloo area of London where the film was set. For his role as a bus driver in Ken Loach's Carla's Song, he passed the test for a PSV licence (a licence to drive a bus with passengers) in a Glasgow
Glasgow
Leyland Atlantean
Leyland Atlantean
bus.[15] Carlyle also removed two of his teeth before reprising his role as Begbie in T2 Trainspotting.[16] Writing of Carlyle's performance in The Full Monty, Andrew Johnston stated: "Carlyle was brilliant as the savage psycho Begbie in Trainspotting; here, he proves he can be almost as good when kept on a short leash. We don't know much about Gaz, but he's the most interesting character in the movie, largely because of Carlyle's down-to-earth warmth."[17] Personal life[edit] Carlyle has been married to make-up artist Anastasia Shirley since 1997.[18] They have three children: Ava (born 2002), Harvey (born 2004), and Pearce Joseph (born 2006). The family lives in Glasgow. Carlyle is a patron of School For Life in Romania.[19] Carlyle supports Rangers F.C..[20] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1990 Silent Scream Big Woodsy

Riff-Raff Steve

1993

Being Human Prehistoric Shaman

1994 Priest Graham

Marooned Peter

1995 Go Now Nick Cameron Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor

1996 Trainspotting Francis "Franco" Begbie Nominated – BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Carla's Song George Lennox Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor London Critics Circle Film Award for British Actor of the Year

1997 The Full Monty Gary "Gaz" Schofield BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor London Critics Circle Film Award for British Actor of the Year Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Dance Sequence Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Face Ray Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor London Critics Circle Film Award for British Actor of the Year

1999 Plunkett & Macleane Will Plunkett

Ravenous Colonel Ives / F.W. Colqhoun

The World Is Not Enough Renard

Angela's Ashes Malachy McCourt Nominated – Empire Award for Best British Actor Nominated – IFTA Award for Best Actor

2000 The Beach Daffy

There's Only One Jimmy Grimble Eric Wirral

2001 To End All Wars Major Ian Campbell

The 51st State Felix DeSouza

2002 Once Upon a Time in the Midlands Jimmy

Black and White David O'Sullivan

2004 Dead Fish Danny Devine

2005 The Mighty Celt O

Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School Frank Keane

Human Trafficking Sergei Karpovich

2006 Eragon Durza

2007 28 Weeks Later Don Harris

Flood Robert Morrison

2008 Stone of Destiny John MacCormick

Summer Shaun Nominated – BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor

I Know You Know Charlie

2009 The Tournament Father Joseph MacAvoy

The Unloved Lucy's Father

2012 California Solo Lachlan MacAldonich

2015 The Legend of Barney Thomson Barney Thomson Director Nominated – BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor[21] Nominated – BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Director[22]

2017 T2 Trainspotting Francis "Franco" Begbie Nominated – BAFTA Scotland for Best Actor[23]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1990 Taggart Gordon Inglis Episode: "Hostile Witness"

1991 The Bill Tom Ward Episode: "The Better Part of Valour"

1993 Screenplay Nosty Episode: "Safe"

1994 99-1 Detective Constable Trevor Prescott Episode: "Doing the Business"

Cracker Albie Kinsella 3 episodes BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor – TV

1995–98 Hamish Macbeth Hamish Macbeth 20 episodes RTS Television Award for Best Actor – Male Nominated – BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor – TV Nominated – BAFTA
BAFTA
TV Award for Best Actor

1998 Looking After Jo Jo John Joe "Jo Jo" McCann Nominated – BAFTA
BAFTA
TV Award for Best Actor

2001 Chewin' the Fat Himself Hogmanay Special

2003 Hitler: The Rise of Evil Adolf Hitler Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film

2004 Gunpowder, Treason & Plot King James I Television film

2005 Human Trafficking Sergei Karpovich Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actor – Miniseries or a Movie

Class of '76 Detective Inspector Tom Monroe Television film

2006 Born Equal Robert Television film

2008 The Last Enemy David Russell 5 episodes

24: Redemption Carl Benton Television film

2009 The Unloved Father Scottish BAFTA
BAFTA
for Best TV Actor

The Man Who Walked Around the World Himself Advert for Johnnie Walker[24]

Zig Zag Love Jacko Television film

2009–11 Stargate Universe Doctor Nicholas Rush 40 episodes Gemini Award Winner for Continuing Leading Dramatic Role 2010

2011–18 Once Upon a Time Rumplestiltskin / Mr. Gold
Mr. Gold
/ Weaver 138 episodes

2018 The War of the Worlds Ogilvy Filming

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2006 Eragon Shade Durza Voice only

2010 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Gabriel Belmont Voice only

2013 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate Gabriel Belmont
Gabriel Belmont
/ Dracula Voice only

2014 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Gabriel Belmont
Gabriel Belmont
/ Dracula / Inner Dracula Voice only

2014 Watch Dogs Stephen Fedder Mission: Pawnee Control Center Voice only

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2002 Oasis "Little By Little"

Audio books[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2008 The Cutting Room Narrator

References[edit]

^ " Robert Carlyle
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OBE". Once Upon A Time FAns. Archived from the original on 27 November 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2013.  ^ " Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
OBE". Google sites. Retrieved 27 November 2013.  ^ " Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
Biography". FilmReference. Retrieved 30 December 2008.  ^ "Born Equal: Robert Carlyle". BBC
BBC
Press Office. BBC. 15 November 2006. Retrieved 30 December 2008.  ^ Pendreigh, Brian (29 January 2006). "Father's death causes Carlyle to quit movie". Scotsman.com News. Retrieved 30 December 2008.  ^ Smith, Andrew (28 March 1999). "Method man". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 December 2008.  ^ Armstrong, Stephen (20 May 2007). "On the Move: Robert Carlyle". Timesonline. Retrieved 5 April 2009.  ^ Sweet, Matthew. "The Saturday Profile: Robert Carlyle, Actor: A man for all regions". Independent. Independent. Retrieved 27 January 2017.  ^ [1] ^ Sumner, Darren (15 December 2008). " Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
cast in Stargate Universe". GateWorld. p. 1. Retrieved 30 December 2008.  ^ Sumner, Darren (15 January 2009). "Brian J. Smith cast in Stargate Universe". GateWorld. p. 1. Retrieved 15 January 2009.  ^ Sumner, Darren (15 December 2008). " Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
cast in Stargate Universe". GateWorld. p. 2. Retrieved 30 December 2008.  ^ HLA AND BBH GO WALKING WITH ROBERT CARLYLE Archived 8 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine., Shots, 6 August 2009 ^ http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/cult/news/a854036/war-of-the-worlds-bbc-cast-pictures/ ^ Armstrong, Stephen (20 May 2007). "On the Move: Robert Carlyle". Times Online. Retrieved 30 December 2008.  ^ Leigh, Danny (8 January 2017). "Robert Carlyle: 'I took out two teeth and suddenly Begbie came back to life'". Guardian. Retrieved 31 January 2017.  ^ Time Out New York, 14–21 August 1997. ^ "Skibo: The Full Monty". BBC
BBC
News. BBC. 19 December 2000. Retrieved 15 July 2014.  ^ "School For Life Romania". Retrieved 30 December 2008.  ^ "Scots actor Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
on missing creature comforts when working in Canada". Daily Record. Daily Record. 9 October 2010. Retrieved 9 October 2010.  ^ "British Academy Scotland Awards: Winners in 2015". www.bafta.org. Retrieved 2016-05-09.  ^ "Scottish Bafta nominations announced – BBC
BBC
News". BBC
BBC
News. Retrieved 2016-05-09.  ^ " T2 Trainspotting big winner at Scottish Baftas". BBC. November 6, 2017.  ^ "The Man Who Walked Around the World". Retrieved 11 October 2009. 

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Awards for Robert Carlyle

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BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

1952–1967

Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1952) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1953) Kenneth More
Kenneth More
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1954) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
British, Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
Foreign (1955) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, François Périer
François Périer
Foreign (1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
British, Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
Foreign (1957) Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
British, Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
Foreign (1958) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
British, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Foreign (1959) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Foreign (1960) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Foreign (1961) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
British, Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
Foreign (1962) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
British, Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
Foreign (1963) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
British, Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
Foreign (1964) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
British, Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
Foreign (1965) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
British, Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Foreign (1966) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
British, Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Foreign (1967)

1968–present

Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1968) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1969) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1970) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1971) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1972) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1975) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1976) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1977) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1978) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1979) John Hurt
John Hurt
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
/ Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) John Cleese
John Cleese
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(1994) Nigel Hawthorne (1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
(1997) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

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London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Actor of the Year

Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1991) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1992) David Thewlis
David Thewlis
(1993) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1994) Nigel Hawthorne (1995) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
/ Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1996) Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
(1997) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(1998) Jeremy Northam
Jeremy Northam
(1999) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2000) Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany
(2001) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2002) Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany
(2003) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2004) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(2005) Toby Jones
Toby Jones
(2006) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2007) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2011) Toby Jones
Toby Jones
(2012) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2013) Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(2014) Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
(2015) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2016) Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
(2017)

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Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

1995

Apollo 13 Kevin Bacon, Tom Hanks, Ed Harris, Bill Paxton, Kathleen Quinlan, Gary Sinise

1996

The Birdcage Hank Azaria, Christine Baranski, Dan Futterman, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest, Robin Williams

1997

The Full Monty Mark Addy, Paul Barber, Robert Carlyle, Deirdre Costello, Steve Huison, Bruce Jones, Lesley Sharp, William Snape, Hugo Speer, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Woof

1998

Shakespeare in Love Ben Affleck, Simon Callow, Jim Carter, Martin Clunes, Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes, Colin Firth, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush, Antony Sher, Imelda Staunton

1999

American Beauty Annette Bening, Wes Bentley, Thora Birch, Chris Cooper, Peter Gallagher, Allison Janney, Kevin Spacey, Mena Suvari

2000

Traffic Steven Bauer, Benjamin Bratt, James Brolin, Don Cheadle, Erika Christensen, Clifton Collins Jr., Benicio del Toro, Michael Douglas, Miguel Ferrer, Albert Finney, Topher Grace, Luis Guzmán, Amy Irving, Tomas Milian, D. W. Moffett, Dennis Quaid, Peter Riegert, Jacob Vargas, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Complete list (1995–2000) (2001–2010) (2011–2020)

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