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Robert Carlyle

Robert Carlyle's biography

Robert Carlyle is 61 years old actor born at Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland. Robert was born on Friday 14th of April 1961. Robert is often nicknamed as Bobby. According to year of birth 1961 Robert belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 14th of April means he is Aries. Aries is the most active sign of Zodiac, one born with this sign is a very quick learner, aggressive and passionate.

Robert is white scottish. Robert is citizen of United Kingdom. Robert´s primary profession is to be actor. You can know him also as film actor, film director, stage actor. Robert is recently known as television actor.

Robert Carlyle's schools

We found 3 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, North Kelvinside Secondary, Cardonald College.

Detailed informations about Robert´s schools

Robert studied university - Cardonald College, Glasgow, Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Robert Carlyle's career

His main focus is to be actor. Robert is famous thanks to Trainspotting, The Full Monty.

Is Robert Carlyle gay ?

Robert is known to be straight.

Awards and competitions

Robert Carlyle's Awards

  • He was awarded the degree of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1999 New Years Honours List for his services to drama.
  • He was given the Special Acting Recognition Award by the Tallgrass Film Festival for his work in California Solo.

Robert Carlyle's Rankings

  • Ranked seventh in the 2001 Orange Film Survey of greatest British actors.

Robert Carlyle's quotes

  • I hate that term, "Method". It's definitely been given to me over the years, but I don't know if it's true. My belief is that every actor's got their own "method", and as long as it works, that's OK.
  • People like Jim Jarmusch or Spike Jonze make the kind of American cinema that really interests me. And working with them has, so far, been the only thing I haven't been able to do. But other than that I'm perfectly happy with where I am.
  • I owe my father everything.
  • Anyone who knows anything about me knows that I am a very patriotic guy, in terms of my Scottishness and my roots.
  • I'd totally be attracted to a geek girl!
  • I feel like I'm the luckiest man on the planet.
  • Most of the time, you find that the smaller the budget, the more the project is about something substantive.
  • I rant and rave about noise pollution.
  • My first love is art, and I see a lot of things in an artistic way.
  • I've really enjoyed my work in television, but the problem for me is the turnover of directors every week.
  • I love sci-fi because it leads in the imagination, and I always say it has the most intelligent fans in the world.
  • Bullying is a terrible, terrible thing.
  • I'm not someone who believes in wasting my vote.
  • I do tend to divide my childhood into darkness and light, and the first seven years were certainly the darkness.
  • The quality of TV drama nowadays is getting better and better. They've had to invent a new term for it: 'high-end television.'
  • Acting, the arts in general, is a magnet for the wounded of society.
  • Of course, I love chats with various actors about the process and how they do it. To me, if it's not on the camera, if it's not there, it's not worth it. It really just isn't worth it.
  • The first thing you should know about me is when I was three years old my mother left me and my father. And that was traumatic obviously for my father - he suffered a nervous breakdown at that time in his life.
  • A lot of Scots have settled in Canada over the years and it's a very easy place for Scots - they understand us, we understand them.
  • There are a lot of things that make up a performance, a lot of technical things. It isn't always just about pulling it up from the darkest recesses of your mind or your heart. It's your experience and your observation.
  • Each performance and each film is what it is. It's right and belongs within that moment. You look at it and try to make it fit your particular part of your character and your particular film.
  • I loved cinema while growing up and, for the longest time, wanted to be a director.
  • Guys, particularly in the West, go to the gym and train for hours and hours to pick up something that is heavier than them. Why would you want to do that?
  • People in Scotland appreciate homegrown talent, but it's getting harder and harder to get films made in Britain.
  • I've always taken my love of children from my father. He was a children magnet. Suddenly, having my first child hit home what my dad went through.
  • In troubled times the last thing you want to do is to stick your money into a film. It's such a gamble.
  • I never rehearse. Never! I think it's a waste of time.
  • I used to be a rabid reader, but now it's scripts or nothing - network television is quite relentless, and you can't drop the ball.
  • I never go anywhere without my iPod.
  • The more people know about an actor the less convincing they become. A bit of mystery's a good thing.
  • It depends who the director is you know, I mean Ken Loach for instance. I've done up to 32 takes with him.
  • The darker the character, the more interesting.
  • My wife was a make-up artist, and she's a total product junkie. Our bathroom is packed full of lotions and potions so I end up trying them out.
  • Acting is a really insular thing.
  • I'd work with Danny Boyle every day of the week. No matter what he was doing I would do that.
  • I think you should only wear jewellery if it has a story behind it.
  • The thing I miss the most about Scotland is the football.
  • I often have scripts sent to me with allegedly Scottish characters where I end up telling them, 'You're going to have to rethink this whole thing!'
  • The U.K. and the U.S. are very different countries, and it really shows in the television.
  • A lot of my work is with children and there's a reason for that, because they really level you.
  • If there's anything you want to ask your parents, ask them before they go, because once they go, they're gone.
  • When I look back at it now, my past and the way I grew up, I grew up on communes.
  • Acting is probably the greatest therapy in the world. You can get a lot stuff out of you on the set so you don't have to take it home with you at night. It's the stuff between the lines, the empty space between those lines which is interesting.
  • I hate the word 'hippy.'
  • Hunger's a great spur.
  • I don't take a great deal of interest in party politics. Social politics interests me a great deal more.
  • I just don't like the whole Hollywood thing.
  • Biologically, I'm lucky - an angular face and dark coloring which shows up well on camera.
  • I'd love to do a Columbo-type detective character in a series.
  • It took a long time for me to accept I was an actor, a professional actor, and that, actually, I make a living out of this.
  • In the late '70s, maybe just before I started, there was still an attitude that if you did film you didn't do TV and vice versa, but that's gone now.
  • I was 16 when I was in a band, for about 10 minutes. I went off and did acting after that. So it was a wee moment for me when I sang.
  • I'd love to play some kind of fop.
  • My dad was rubbish at all other aspects of his financial life, but he's pretty good at paying the rent.
  • Anyone that knows me knows what I'm about, and I'm very much a British actor, a European actor.
  • People go to the movies to watch a film and all they're thinking about is the actress's cellulite they saw in a magazine.
  • To be honest I don't think I was any great shakes as a theatre actor because everything I was doing was really small in size - intimate.
  • Vancouver's a very child friendly city, there's... no doubt about that.
  • I like to be working and moving - the worst thing you can do to me is stick me in a room all day while you're lighting a shot. That just kills me.
  • The script will point you in certain directions and I go the opposite if I can. I try to do one thing and tell a different story with my eyes. I believe what's more interesting is always what's not being said.
  • I think I have a natural, if I can say that, got a kind of natural ability in comedy.
  • I want to keep audiences off balance, so they don't know who I am or how to take me. If I duck and weave, as Frank Bruno might say, I'll have a longer shelf life.
  • I'm in four different films this year, and I have four different accents. I sound different in every film. You have to love a character to play it well, and change in my work is what I want.
  • On his wife: We met in Cracker (1993). I played a maniac fan who murders a policeman and she did my makeup. I thought anyone interested in me looking like that must have genuinely liked me.
  • I have a reputation for being an improvisational actor, which is true, but I also know what I'm doing so that if the improvisational strand doesn't work I can go back to what I know is already there.
  • Every actor I think has got their own number of takes that they like, you know. Some actors like to go all day, you know on the one scene and some actors want to take two takes. I personally like four.
  • Although people always cite that role as an example of my dark side, I'm not so sure. Really, Trainspotting (1996) is a black comedy and in many ways Begbie's the funniest one in it.
  • On filming in his native Glasgow: At times it was incredibly emotional. Very close to the bone. It affected me in ways that I hadn't bargained for when I agreed to do it.
  • (On making The Full Monty (1997)): I thought it was a load of fucking pish, to be honest.
  • Smoking is my biggest vice. I've been smoking now for longer than I haven't and that's really shocking.
  • If you don't have honesty you don't have anything.
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