Name: Robert Carlyle
DOB: April 14, 1961
Where: Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland
Years Active: 1990-present
Spouse: Anastasia Shirley (1997-present)
-Carlyle was born to Elizabeth, a bus company employee and Joseph Carlyle, a painter and contractor. His mother left when he was 4 and was raised by his father. Left school at 16 to help his father with contracting and went to night school at Cardonald School in Glasgow
-Carlyle started a drama career at the Glasgow Arts Centre at age 21, and graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In 1991, he and 4 friends founded a theatre company, Raindog. In 1994, he played the gay lover of Father Greg in the film Priest. His first high profile role came as murderer Albie Kinsella in an October 1994 episode of Cracker opposite Robbie Coltrane. Shortly after, he landed the role of Highland police officer Hamish MacBeth in the BBC comedy Hamish Macbeth. In 1996 and 1997, he appeared in 2 most known movies of his life, the psychopath Francis Begbie in Trainspotting and Gaz, the leader of a group of amateur male strippers in The Full Monty. He also starred in Face opposite Ray Winstone in 1997.