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Robert Carlyle was born on the 14th April 1961, in Maryhill, Glasgow, in Scotland, and is an award-winning film, television, and voice actor, and director, perhaps best-known for his portrayal of the drunken psychopath Francis Begbie in the British black comedy drama film “Trainspotting” (1996), based on Irving Welsh’s novel of the same name. His other notable roles include Dr. Rush in the sci-fi television series “Stargate Universe” (2009-2011), and Mr. Gold in the fantasy series “Once Upon a Time” (2011-present).

Have you ever wondered how rich Robert Carlyle is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Carlyle’s net worth is as high as $10 million, earned largely through his successful career in acting which began in the early 1990s.

Robert Carlyle Net Worth $10 Million

Robert Carlyle is the only child of Joseph, who was a painter and decorator, and Elizabeth Carlyle (nee MacDonald), who was a bus company employee. He was raised by his father from the age of four, as his mother abandoned them. He dropped out of school at sixteen, and spent the following five years working for his father, though he also had a short stint as a butcher. However, he simultaneously attended evening school at Cardonald College in Glasgow, after which he enrolled in drama classes at the Glasgow Arts Centre. When he was 21, he founded a theatre company with his friends named Raindog, after Carlyle’s favorite Tom Waits album. That same year marked the beginning of Carlyle’s acting career, with a guest appearance in the police procedural drama “The Bill” (1991), followed by his first starring role as Patrick ‘Stevie’ Logan in the movie “Riff-Raff” (1991), alongside Ricky Tomlinson. His net worth was established.

Never shying away from controversial roles, Carlyle next joined the cast of “Priest” (1994), where he played the main character’s gay lover, opposite Linus Roache. The same year he portrayed Albert ‘Albie’ Kinsella, a murderer on a rampage, in three episodes of “Cracker” (1994), with Robbie Coltrane and Christopher Eccleston. During the next couple of years, he gradually gained recognition as the lead detective, Hamish Macbeth, in the series of the same name (lasting from 1995 to 1997). However, it wasn’t the role of the laid-back detective which gained him international fame, but rather that of the maniacal Francis ‘Franco’ Begbie, in the commercial and critical hit “Trainspotting” (1996). His co-stars included Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller, who also gained recognition and achieved stardom thanks to that film, and added to their net worth.

In order to avoid typecasting in antagonistic roles, Carlyle next chose to portray a character diametrically opposite to Begbie – that of Gary ‘Gaz’ Schofield, a down-on-his-luck steel-factory worker who founds a male striptease group in the comedy “The Full Monty” (1997). For this role, he won several awards including a BAFTA. His next few of roles were either critically acclaimed, or commercially successful, but not both; he starred in the British crime drama “Face” in 1997, followed by the portrayal of the Bond villain, Renard, in “The World Is Not Enough” (1999) and the alcoholic father in “Angela’s Ashes” (1999). At the turn of the millennium, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) or for his contribution to drama.

Though he continued to act throughout the 2000s, he didn’t land any notable role until he joined the cast of the Canadian science fiction series “Stargate Universe” in 2009. He would remain in the show during its entire run, after which he was cast as a fairy tale character Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) in the fantasy series “Once Upon a Time” (2011-present). Along with his television and film roles, he also borrowed the voice to the character of Gabriel Belmont/Dracula, in three installments of the action-adventure video game “Castlevania” (2010-2014).

In his latest known project, Carlyle returned to the role which made him famous, as he will again portray Francis Begbie in the “Trainspotting” sequel – “T2: Trainspotting”, which is set for release in 2017.

In his personal life, Robert Carlyle has been married to make-up artist Anastasia Shirley since 1997, and together they have two sons and a daughter. He is a fan of the soccer club Glasgow Rangers.

Full Name Robert Carlyle
Net Worth $10 Million
Date Of Birth April 14, 1961
Place Of Birth Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Height 1.73 m
Profession Actor
Education Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Nationality British
Spouse Anastasia Shirley
Children Harvey Carlyle, Pearce Joseph Carlyle, Ava Carlyle
Parents Joseph Carlyle, Elizabeth McDonald
Awards BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role, London Film Critics Circle Award for British Acto…
Music Groups Allies
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, British Academy Television Award for Best Actor, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, MTV Movie Award for Best Dance Sequence, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical …
Movies Trainspotting, The Full Monty, The Legend of Barney Thomson, T2 Trainspotting, 28 Weeks Later, The World Is Not Enough, Ravenous, California Solo, Eragon, The 51st State, Hitler: The Rise of Evil, The Tournament, The Beach, To End All Wars, Riff-Raff, Angela’s Ashes, Carla’s Song, Plunkett & Maclean…
TV Shows Stargate Universe, The Last Enemy, Looking After Jo Jo, Hamish Macbeth, Once Upon a Time, 99-1
1 Strong Scottish accent
2 Thin frame
1 One of the odd and the weird things about filming was the number of people who came up and said, ‘I knew your auntie’, or ‘I’m your cousin on your mother’s side’. And I didn’t know these people existed, because I only ever knew my father’s side of the family.
2 The backdrop of my childhood seemed to be the back streets, the dark alleys and the rainy streets of those cities. I know every beat and rhythm of that life, which could be another reason for why I’m drawn often to dark gritty roles and why I wanted to show the gritty side of Glasgow in my movie. It’s a landscape I know.
3 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.
4 On his father: Back in the Sixties, when I was growing up, the notion of a one-parent family – especially of a single father – didn’t really exist. And for him to have walked that road and lived that life and still managed to raise me and love me as he did, was just incredible.
5 Although people always cite that role as an example of my dark side, I’m not so sure. Really, Trainspotting is a black comedy and in many ways Begbie’s the funniest one in it.
6 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.
7 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.
8 On his wife: We met in Cracker. 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.
9 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.
10 To pursue a career in Hollywood you have to have a personality bypass. Look at the top 20 stars in the world – there’s probably only two actors among them. Hollywood’s not about you as an actor. It’s about your currency, what you ‘bring to the table’. And I’ve never been one to jump through hoops for anyone.
11 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.
12 A lot of the characters I play have problems, they are marginalized, they have serious psychological problems, problems with relationships, with childhood. These are big subjects, big subjects. You can’t balk at work like that. As an actor, that’s as good as it gets.
13 I think I have a natural, if I can say that, got a kind of natural ability in comedy.
14 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.
15 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.
16 Vancouver’s a very child friendly city, there’s… no doubt about that.
17 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.
18 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.
19 Anyone that knows me knows what I’m about, and I’m very much a British actor, a European actor.
20 My dad was rubbish at all other aspects of his financial life, but he’s pretty good at paying the rent.
21 I’d love to play some kind of fop.
22 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.
23 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.
24 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.
25 I’d love to do a Columbo-type detective character in a series.
26 Biologically, I’m lucky – an angular face and dark coloring which shows up well on camera.
27 I just don’t like the whole Hollywood thing.
28 I don’t take a great deal of interest in party politics. Social politics interests me a great deal more.
29 Hunger’s a great spur.
30 I hate the word ‘hippy.’
31 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.
32 When I look back at it now, my past and the way I grew up, I grew up on communes.
33 If there’s anything you want to ask your parents, ask them before they go, because once they go, they’re gone.
34 A lot of my work is with children and there’s a reason for that, because they really level you.
35 The U.K. and the U.S. are very different countries, and it really shows in the television.
36 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!’
37 The thing I miss the most about Scotland is the football.
38 I think you should only wear jewellery if it has a story behind it.
39 I’d work with Danny Boyle every day of the week. No matter what he was doing I would do that.
40 Acting is a really insular thing.
41 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.
42 The darker the character, the more interesting.
43 It depends who the director is you know, I mean Ken Loach for instance. I’ve done up to 32 takes with him.
44 The more people know about an actor the less convincing they become. A bit of mystery’s a good thing.
45 I never go anywhere without my iPod.
46 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.
47 I never rehearse. Never! I think it’s a waste of time.
48 In troubled times the last thing you want to do is to stick your money into a film. It’s such a gamble.
49 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.
50 People in Scotland appreciate homegrown talent, but it’s getting harder and harder to get films made in Britain.
51 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?
52 I loved cinema while growing up and, for the longest time, wanted to be a director.
53 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.
54 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.
55 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.
56 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.
57 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.
58 Acting, the arts in general, is a magnet for the wounded of society.
59 The quality of TV drama nowadays is getting better and better. They’ve had to invent a new term for it: ‘high-end television.’
60 I do tend to divide my childhood into darkness and light, and the first seven years were certainly the darkness.
61 I’m not someone who believes in wasting my vote.
62 Bullying is a terrible, terrible thing.
63 I love sci-fi because it leads in the imagination, and I always say it has the most intelligent fans in the world.
64 I’ve really enjoyed my work in television, but the problem for me is the turnover of directors every week.
65 My first love is art, and I see a lot of things in an artistic way.
66 I rant and rave about noise pollution.
67 Most of the time, you find that the smaller the budget, the more the project is about something substantive.
68 I feel like I’m the luckiest man on the planet.
69 I’d totally be attracted to a geek girl!
70 Anyone who knows anything about me knows that I am a very patriotic guy, in terms of my Scottishness and my roots.
71 I owe my father everything.
72 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.
73 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.
1 Good friends with ‘Ewan McGregor’.
2 He is of both Scottish and Irish ancestry.
3 He was given the Special Acting Recognition Award by the Tallgrass Film Festival for his work in California Solo.
4 Turned down a major role in the 2004 remake of Flight of The Phoenix.
5 Featured in the music video for the Oasis song “Little by Little”.
6 At age 17 he once worked as a butcher.
7 Turned down a role in 28 Days Later… (2002) before taking a role in 28 Weeks Later (2007).
8 Trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (renamed the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland [RCS] in 2011) and formed his own theatre company, Rain Dog, in 1991.
9 Son, Pearce Joseph, born April 2006 at Queen Mother’s Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland.
10 His father, Joe, died at age 76 on January 7, 2006, and was buried in Maryhill, Glasgow, on January 14th.
11 Has not seen his estranged mother, Liz McDonald, since he was four years old.
12 Son Harvey born March 2004.
13 A partner in the British film production company 4 Ways along with Antonia Bird, Irvine Welsh and Mark Cousins.
14 Owns the Rain Dog Theatre Company, named after the album “Rain Dogs” by Tom Waits.
15 In 2002, his wife gave birth to a daughter, Ava.
16 Ranked seventh in the 2001 Orange Film Survey of greatest British actors.
17 Founded a theater company in 1991.
18 He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1999 New Years Honours List for his services to drama.


Title Year Status Character
Arena 1988 TV Series documentary Spanky Farrell
T2: Trainspotting 2017 post-production Francis Begbie
Once Upon a Time 2011-2017 TV Series Mr. Gold Rumplestiltskin
Barney Thomson 2015 Barney
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 2014 Video Game Dracula (voice)
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate 2013 Video Game Dracula (voice)
California Solo 2012 Lachlan MacAldonich
SGU Stargate Universe 2009-2011 TV Series Dr. Nicholas Rush
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2010 Video Game Gabriel Belmont (voice)
The Unloved 2009 TV Movie Lucy’s Father
The Tournament 2009 Father MacAvoy
Zig Zag Love 2009 TV Movie Jacko
I Know You Know 2008 Charlie
24 2008 TV Movie Carl Benton
Summer 2008 Shaun
Stone of Destiny 2008 John MacCormick
The Last Enemy 2008 TV Mini-Series David Russell
28 Weeks Later 2007 Don
Flood 2007 Rob Morrison
Eragon 2006 Durza
Born Equal 2006 TV Movie Robert
Eragon 2006 Video Game Durza (voice)
Human Trafficking 2005 TV Mini-Series Sergei
Dead Fish 2005 Danny Devine
Class of ’76 2005 TV Movie DI Tom Monroe
The Mighty Celt 2005 O
Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School 2005 Frank Keane
Gunpowder, Treason & Plot 2004 TV Movie King James I
Hitler: The Rise of Evil 2003 TV Mini-Series Adolf Hitler
Black and White 2002 David O’Sullivan
Once Upon a Time in the Midlands 2002 Jimmy
Formula 51 2001 Felix DeSouza
To End All Wars 2001 Maj. Ian Campbell
There’s Only One Jimmy Grimble 2000 Eric Wirral
The Beach 2000/I Daffy
Angela’s Ashes 1999 Malachy (Dad)
The World Is Not Enough 1999 Renard
Ravenous 1999 Col. Ives F.W. Colqhoun
Plunkett & Macleane 1999 Plunkett
Looking After Jo Jo 1998 TV Series John Joe ‘Jo Jo’ McCann
Face 1997/I Ray
The Full Monty 1997 Gaz
Hamish Macbeth 1995-1997 TV Series Hamish Macbeth
Carla’s Song 1996 George Lennox
Trainspotting 1996 Begbie
Go Now 1995 Nick Cameron
The Last Ten Minutes 1995 Short Chris
Cracker 1994 TV Series Albie Kinsella
Marooned 1994 Short Peter
Priest 1994 Graham
Being Human 1994 Priest
99-1 1994 TV Series Detective Constable Trevor Prescott
Screenplay 1993 TV Series Nosty
Tender Blue Eyes 1992 Video Richard Fascetti
Advocates II 1992 TV Mini-Series DC Murray
Riff-Raff 1991 Stevie
The Bill 1991 TV Series Tom Ward
Silent Scream 1990 Big Woodsy – Special Unit Staff (as Bobby Carlyle)
Taggart 1990 TV Series Gordon Inglis


Title Year Status Character
Barney Thomson 2015
SGU Stargate Universe 2010 TV Series 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
California Solo 2012 performer: “California Solo”


Title Year Status Character
Once Upon a Time: Storybrooke Has Frozen Over 2014 TV Movie thanks
Once Upon a Time: Journey to Neverland 2013 TV Movie documentary thanks
Whispers of Life 2013 Short very special thanks
Once Upon a Time: The Price of Magic 2013 TV Movie documentary thanks
Once Upon a Time: Magic Is Coming 2012 TV Movie thanks


Title Year Status Character
Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach 2016 Documentary Himself (scenes deleted)
Antonia Bird: From EastEnders to Hollywood 2016 TV Movie documentary
Sean Connery: In His Own Words 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Once Upon a Time: Secrets of Storybrooke 2015 TV Movie Himself Rumpelstiltskin Mr. Gold
Once Upon a Time: Wicked Is Coming 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself Rumplestiltskin Mr. Gold
Gerard Kelly: A Celebration 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Canada A.M. 2010 TV Series Himself – Guest
Chatting with the Cast: Shooting on the Destiny 2010 Video short Himself
No Day at the Beach with Robert Carlyle 2010 Video short Himself
Robert Carlyle 2010 Video short Himself
White Sands, NM 2010 Video short Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2009 TV Series Himself – Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2009 TV Series Himself – Guest
24 in 24 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Happy Birthday BAFTA 2007 TV Movie
28 Weeks Later: Getting Into the Action 2007 Video documentary short Himself / Don
28 Weeks Later: The Infected 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Code Red: The Making of ’28 Weeks Later’ 2007 Video documentary short Himself / Don
28 Weeks Later: The Rage Is Back 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The WIN Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself
Later… With Jools Holland 2006 TV Series Himself / Audience
Being Sergei Karpovich 2006 Video short Himself
James Bond: A BAFTA Tribute 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Die Another Day: From Script to Screen 2002 Video Himself / Narrator (voice)
HBO First Look 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Judi Dench: A BAFTA Tribute 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Chewin’ the Fat 2001 TV Series Himself
Who the Hell Is Stel Pavlou? 2001 Video short Himself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
James Bond Down River 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
Film-Fest DVD: Issue 1 – Sundance 1999 Video documentary Himself
The Making of ‘The World Is Not Enough’ 1999 Video documentary short Himself
And the Word Was Bond 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Bond Cocktail 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Comme au cinéma 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The 50th British Academy Film Awards 1998 TV Special Himself – Winner: Best Actor in a Motion Picture
Moviewatch 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1997 TV Series Himself – Guest
Cinéma, de notre temps 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Good Morning… with Anne and Nick 1996 TV Series Himself / Hamish Macbeth

Archive Footage

Title Year Status Character
Once Upon a Time 2014 TV Series Rumplestiltskin Mr. Gold
Once Upon a Time: Journey to Neverland 2013 TV Movie documentary Mr. Gold Rumplestiltskin (uncredited)
Once Upon a Time: The Price of Magic 2013 TV Movie documentary Rumplestiltskin Mr. Gold (uncredited)
Once Upon a Time: Magic Is Coming 2012 TV Movie Rumplestiltskin Mr. Gold (uncredited)
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story 2010 Documentary Felix DeSouza
Movie Connections 2009 TV Series documentary Begbie
Once, pequeño gran éxito 2008 TV Movie documentary Gaz
The Comedy Map of Britain 2008 TV Series documentary Gaz
The Cult of… 2008 TV Series documentary Hamish Macbeth
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary Gaz
La Marató 2005 2005 TV Special Nick Cameron
The World Is Not Enough 2000 Video Game Victor ‘Renard’ Zokas (uncredited)
Gomorron 2000 TV Series Himself
The James Bond Story 1999 TV Movie documentary Renard (uncredited)
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Gaz (uncredited)
Venice Report 1997 TV Short documentary Ray

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2016 Audience Award Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival The Legend of Barney Thomson (2015)
2015 BAFTA Scotland Award BAFTA Awards, Scotland Best Feature Film The Legend of Barney Thomson (2015)
2010 Gemini Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role SGU Stargate Universe (2009)
2009 BAFTA Scotland Award BAFTA Awards, Scotland Best Actor – Television The Unloved (2009)
2006 WIN Award Women’s Image Network Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Human Trafficking (2005)
1998 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role The Full Monty (1997)
1998 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actor The Full Monty (1997)
1998 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actor of the Year The Full Monty (1997)
1998 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero) The Full Monty (1997)
1998 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast The Full Monty (1997)
1997 Shadowline Award Salerno Shadowline Film Festival
1996 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Actor – Male Hamish Macbeth (1995)
1995 BAFTA Scotland Award BAFTA Awards, Scotland Best Actor – TV Cracker (1993)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2015 BAFTA Scotland Award BAFTA Awards, Scotland Best Actor – Film The Legend of Barney Thomson (2015)
2015 BAFTA Scotland Award BAFTA Awards, Scotland Best Directing in Film or Television The Legend of Barney Thomson (2015)
2015 BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Video Game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (2014)
2015 The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film Edinburgh International Film Festival The Legend of Barney Thomson (2015)
2008 BAFTA Scotland Award BAFTA Awards, Scotland Best Acting Performance in Film Summer (2008)
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Human Trafficking (2005)
2006 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Supporting Actor Human Trafficking (2005)
2004 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
2001 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best British Actor Angela’s Ashes (1999)
2000 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best Actor Angela’s Ashes (1999)
1999 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor Looking After Jo Jo (1998)
1998 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor Hamish Macbeth (1995)
1998 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Dance Sequence The Full Monty (1997)
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical The Full Monty (1997)
1997 BAFTA Scotland Award BAFTA Awards, Scotland Best Actor – Film Trainspotting (1996)
1997 BAFTA Scotland Award BAFTA Awards, Scotland Best Actor – Television Hamish Macbeth (1995)
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Drama Trainspotting (1996)
1996 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Trainspotting (1996)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries Cracker (1993)
1993 BAFTA Scotland Award BAFTA Awards, Scotland Best Actor – Film Riff-Raff (1991)