7 hrs ago
Irvine Welsh: Scotland Has Already Dealt the UK Elite a Crushing Defeat
Yes campaigners stand near No supporters at Dumbarton Town Hall as former Prime Minister Gordon Brown leaves after attending a rally on Sept. 16, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.
12 hrs ago
The Northern Echo
The glamour of Boardwalk Empire is worlds away from the grit and...
ALMOST 20 years after her breakthrough movie, Trainspotting, Glaswegian actress Kelly Macdonald still does not like seeing herself on screen. This isn't self-consciousness though; she says she doesn't know "anyone who loves watching themselves".
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Macdonald: I was totally naive
Kelly Macdonald has confessed she still doesn't relish seeing herself on screen almost 20 years after her movie debut. The Scottish actress got her big break in Trainspotting in 1996 and soon realised that she - like many actors - didn't like seeing herself act.
South China Morning Post
Harry Potter vs James Bond: celebrities take sides in Scottish debate
From Harry Potter author to James Bond actor, big names put their clout - and cash - behind Yes or No camps ahead of go-it-alone vote Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and actor Peter Mullan join a pro-independence rally in Glasgow. Photo: AFP Scotland's independence battle is a tough one to call.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
The Daily Record
Independence referendum: Actor Peter Mullan criticises...
MULLAN, who starred in Trainspotting and My Name Is Joe, made the comments as he campaigned for a Yes vote in Glasgow with Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Mullan, who starred in Trainspotting and My Name Is Joe, made the comments as he campaigned for a Yes vote in Glasgow with Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
The Miami Herald
Scottish celebrities take sides on independence
Scotland's independence battle is a tough one to call. The Yes side has James Bond, but the No campaign has Harry Potter.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Tributes for ex-Primal Scream star
Friends and music stars have paid tribute to former Primal Scream musician Robert "Throb" Young, following the guitarist's death. Writer Irvine Welsh, Liam Gallagher and Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess are among those who have spoken warmly of Young, who played on hits such as Rocks and the band's Mercury Prize-winning album Screamadelica before leaving in 2006.
What have the Scots ever done for us?
Next week when the Scots go to the polls to vote whether to stay or nay, there'll be mixed feelings on this side of the country. We might have watched with pride the exploits of Mel Gibson as William Wallace, roaring on his compatriots in the battle against the Sassanach in Braveheart; we might have found ourselves running down that street with Ewan McGregor in the opening of Trainspotting; we might have found ourselves singing in the street at 4am to the lyrics of The Proclaimers; we probably roared on Archie Gemmill when he scored that wonder goal against the Dutch in the '78 World Cup, but here in Galway, there is only one thing that we have not yet forgiven the Scots for - and that's the stealing of Digital.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Scottish Independence: Our democracy is a raw and sexy beast, and there's no stopping it
Several weeks ago, I was in Aberdeen having a drink with someone close to the campaign for a Yes vote in the Scottish referendum. At that time, the unionists were handsomely ahead in the opinion polls, but he was certain that the gap would narrow.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
This Is Somerset
Rocky road to marriage for Hollywood's A-list couple Brad Pitt...
Speaking to Esquire magazine in October 2006, Pitt said: "Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able."
Thu Aug 28, 2014
FILTH Blu-ray Review
Irvine Welsh made his reputation with both the novel and the filmed version of Trainspotting , with the latter creating the cinematic language that has been borrowed by every adaptation of his work that's followed.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Alas, when he's confronted with an unpleasant reminder from his past, Bruce's cavalier lifestyle begins crashing down around him.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
The Victoria Advocate
There's a scene in Danny Boyle's 1996 film "Trainspotting" that takes place in the worst toilet in Scotland.
Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, and More Join Andy Serkis' Jungle Book: Origins
Director Jon Favreau is already in production on his nearly entirely CG-animated The Jungle Book for Disney, but Warner Bros.