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Trainspotting (23-Feb-1996)

Director: Danny Boyle

Writer: John Hodge

From novel: Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

Producer: Andrew MacDonald

Keywords: Crime, Dark Comedy, Scotland, Heroin, Surreal, Drug Addiction

Ewan McGregor struggles with addiction in the heroin dens of Glasgow in this retelling of the Irvine Welsh novel-play. A character-driven dark comedy, with memorable performances from Robert Carlyle as the pugilist Begbie, and Ewen Bremner, who originated the role of Renton on stage but here is cast as the obseqious Spud. Written in Scots and thickly performed, with occasional subtitles in some of the more surreal scenes. Well known for its classic techno soundtrack, released in two discs, with selections from Underworld, Iggy Pop and Brian Eno.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Keith Allen
2-Jun-1953   Keith Allen Will Burn In Hell
Ewen Bremner
23-Jan-1972   Julien Donkey-Boy
Robert Carlyle
14-Apr-1961   The Full Monty
Shirley Henderson
24-Nov-1965   Trainspotting
Kelly Macdonald
23-Feb-1976   Trainspotting
Ewan McGregor
31-Mar-1971   Trainspotting
Kevin McKidd
9-Aug-1973   Trainspotting
Jonny Lee Miller
15-Nov-1972   Sick Boy in Trainspotting
Peter Mullan
2-Nov-1959   My Name Is Joe
Irvine Welsh
27-Sep-1961   Trainspotting


Ewan McGregor   ...   Renton
Ewen Bremner   ...   Spud
Jonny Lee Miller   ...   Sick Boy
Kevin McKidd   ...   Tommy
Robert Carlyle   ...   Begbie
Kelly Macdonald   ...   Diane
Peter Mullan   ...   Swanney
James Cosmo   ...   Mr. Renton
Eileen Nicholas   ...   Mrs. Renton
Susan Vidler   ...   Allison
Pauline Lynch   ...   Lizzy
Shirley Henderson   ...   Gail
Stuart McQuarrie   ...   Gavin, US Tourist
Irvine Welsh   ...   Mikey Forrester
Dale Winton   ...   Game Show Host
Keith Allen   ...   Dealer
Kevin Allen   ...   Andreas
Ann-Louise Ross   ...   Gail's Mother
Billy Riddoch   ...   Gail's Father
Fiona Bell   ...   Diane's Mother
Vincent Friell   ...   Diane's Father
Hugh Ross   ...   Man
Victor Eadie   ...   Man
Kate Donnelly   ...   Woman
Finlay Welsh   ...   Sheriff
Eddie Nestor   ...   Estate Agent
Galton Athletic Football Club   ...   Football Club


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