Robert Carlyle was born on April 14, 1961, in Glasgow, Scotland.

At the age of 21, he enrolled in acting classes at the Glasgow Arts Centre after reading Arthur Miller's "The Crucible".

He is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

In 1991 he co-founded the Raindog theatre company (named after Tom Waits' album of the same name).

He is a partner in 4Way Films, along with Antonia Bird, Irvine Welsh and Mark Cousins.

In 1999 he was awarded the OBE for his services to drama.

His career in film and television spans nearly 20 years so far.


For information, pictures, trailers etc for his film and television roles, please click here.


For pictures from photo shoots, appearances, magazines etc, please click here.

Awards and honours

For pictures and information about awards and honours he has received, please click here.

Articles and interviews

For online and print media articles, please click here.


For links to other websites, please click here.


Other bits and pieces, pictures, reports etc can be found here.


A discussion forum has been added to the site here and it would be great if you'd drop by and check it out.

About this site

The Robert Carlyle OBE fansite was originally established by Judith at http://members.tripod.com/Plockton/.
In its current incarnation, it is designed and maintained by Rachael.
Thanks to Judith, Jake, Donna, Emily, Christie, Marion, Pam G., Kathy, Louise, Abby and Colleen for their contributions to the original site.

Extra special thanks to Berenice and Angela for all their help, support and encouragement,
to Laura for the Eragon screencaps, to Alexander Tse for the SGU location pictures,
to colls@LiveJournal for the SGU screencaps,
and to JoAnne from RCWorks for the scans and magazine articles.

This is not an official Robert Carlyle website. No copyright infringement is intended and credit is given where possible.

Site updates: The site is constantly under construction and, in addition to keeping the information as up-to-date as I can, I will continue to add screencaps to the Roles galleries where possible.

There was an issue with the images on this site,  due to a problem within Google Sites -
for some reason, linked images stored on Photobucket weren't showing up.
It seems to be fixed now, but if anyone has a problem viewing images,
I'd very much appreciate a comment so I can deal with a.s.a.p. Thanks!


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