Where Does Robert Carlyle Live: Robert Carlyle, OBE, is a Scottish actor who has won several awards. Trainspotting (1996), The Full Monty (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999), Angela’s Ashes (1999), The Beach (2000), and 28 Weeks Later (2001) are some of his cinematic credits (2007).
He has appeared in television programmes such as Hamish Macbeth, Stargate Universe, and Once Upon a Time in the Kingdom. Among his many accolades are a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Full Monty, a Gemini Award for Stargate Universe, and a nomination for an Emmy Award for his role in the Human Trafficking documentary series (2005).
In Maryhill, Glasgow, Carlyle was born, the son of Elizabeth Carlyle, who worked for the city’s bus business, and Joseph Carlyle, who was a painter and decorator. Carlyle’s mother abandoned the family when he was four years old, and his father raised him as a result.
The young man dropped out of school at the age of 16 and began working as a painter and decorator for his father; nonetheless, he pursued more education by taking night classes at Cardonald College in Glasgow.
Carlyle started active in theatre at the Glasgow Arts Centre when he was 21 years old (after being inspired by reading Arthur Miller’s The Crucible), and went on to receive his degree from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD).
Raindog Theatre Company was formed in 1991 by him and four other pals (which was involved in television and film work). In the same year, he appeared as a guest performer on The Bill and acted in his debut feature film, Riff-Raff, which was directed by Ken Loach.
In the 1994 film Priest, he portrayed Father Greg’s gay boyfriend, who was also played by him. A killer named Albert “Albie” Kinsella, played by Carlyle in an episode of Cracker that aired in October 1994, with Robbie Coltrane and Christopher Eccleston (and famously killing off Eccleston’s character, DCI David Bilborough), was Carlyle’s first high-profile performance.
Carlyle’s “absolute passion” was on display in this critically lauded performance. His part as Highland police officer Hamish Macbeth in the BBC comedy-drama Hamish Macbeth was cast shortly after his performance in Cracker. From 1995 to 1997, the show was on the air for three seasons.
Robert was born on April 14, 1961, in Glasgow, Scotland, and was raised by his father, Joseph, after his mother left when he was four years old. During the day, they slept on the streets or in run-down apartments or communes, while Joseph worked as a painter and decorator on the road. They were homeless at the time.
Robert dropped out of school at the age of 16 and worked with his father for five years before becoming interested in theatre after reading Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible. He went on to receive his degree from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.
In 1991, he appeared in Riff-Riff, a film whose director, Ken Loach, was looking for actors with experience in the construction industry. In 1994, he appeared as a psychopathic Liverpool football fan in Jimmy McGovern’s Cracker storey ‘To Be a Somebody,’ on which he met his future wife, Anastasia Shirley, who worked as a make-up artist on the set of the film (they married in 1997 and have three children).