Robert Carlyle

Robert Carlyle

Highest Rated: 96% The Full Monty (1997)

Lowest Rated: 16% Eragon (2006)

Birthday: Apr 14, 1961

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Despite a warm, genial personality, actor Robert Carlyle made a career out of playing dark, crazed and often brutally violent characters, but none more vivid and visceral than the sociopathic Begbie in his breakout film, "Trainspotting" (1996). Prior to his international breakthrough, Carlyle spent three seasons as the star of the police series "Hamish Macbeth" (BBC Scotland, 1995-98), while appearing in a number of British-made films. After "Trainspotting," however, Carlyle did an about-face to play a down-and-out steelworker who marshals his fellow out-of-work mates to earn cash by staging an all-male strip review in the critically heralded comedy "The Full Monty" (1997). Following a sympathetic turn in "Angela's Ashes" (1999), he was arch-villain Renard to Pierce Brosnan's James Bond in "The World is Not Enough" (1999) and a crazed man ranting about a hidden paradise in Danny Boyle's "The Beach" (2000). He went on to brilliantly portray the Führer in "Hitler: The Rise of Evil" (2003) and a powerful sex trafficker in "Human Trafficking" (Lifetime Television, 2005). On the small screen, he continued delivering the goods as a mad scientist on "Stargate Universe" (Syfy, 2009-2011) and the Machiavellian Rumpelstiltskin on "Once Upon a Time" (ABC, 2011- ). No matter what type of role he played, Carlyle fully inhabited each character with such force and conviction that he developed a solid reputation for being one of the most electrifying performers on either side of the Atlantic.


Highest Rated Movies



81% 78% T2 Trainspotting Begbie/Begbie's Father (Character) $2.4M 2017
62% 52% The Legend of Barney Thomson Barney (Character),
- 2015
68% 55% California Solo Lachlan (Character),
Executive Producer
$15.4K 2012
94% 67% The Unloved Father (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 40% The Tournament Father MacAvoy (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 68% The Last Enemy Unknown (Character) - 2009
64% 50% I Know You Know Charlie (Character) - 2008
80% 67% 24: Redemption Carl Benton (Character) - 2008
53% 58% Stone of Destiny John MacCormick (Character) - 2008
78% 62% Summer Shaun (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 24% Flood Rob Morrison (Character) - 2007
71% 66% 28 Weeks Later Don (Character) $28.6M 2007
No Score Yet 62% Born Equal Unknown (Character) - 2006
16% 47% Eragon Durza (Character) $75M 2006
No Score Yet 87% Human Trafficking Unknown (Character) - 2005
22% 61% Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School Frank Keane (Character) $247.1K 2005
No Score Yet 48% Class of '76 Unknown (Character) - 2005
67% 65% The Mighty Celt O (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 38% Dead Fish Danny Devine (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 73% Hitler: The Rise of Evil Unknown (Character) - 2003
43% 59% Black and White David O'Sullivan (Character) - 2002
51% 45% Once Upon a Time in the Midlands Jimmy (Character) $171.8K 2002
62% 85% To End All Wars Maj. Ian Campbell (Character) - 2001
26% 59% The 51st State Felix DeSouza (Character) $5.2M 2001
20% 57% The Beach Daffy (Character) $39.8M 2000
71% 74% There's Only One Jimmy Grimble Eric Wirral (Character) - 2000
51% 81% Angela's Ashes Malachy McCourt Sr. (Character) $13M 1999
48% 78% Ravenous Col. Ives/F.W. Colqhoun (Character) $2.1M 1999
24% 68% Plunkett & Macleane Plunkett (Character) $471.4K 1999
52% 49% The World Is Not Enough Victor 'Renard' Zokas (Character) $126.9M 1999
38% 71% Face Ray (Character) - 1997
96% 79% The Full Monty Gaz (Character) $45.9M 1997
86% 80% Carla's Song George (Character) $18.4K 1996
91% 93% Trainspotting Francis (Franco) Begbie (Character) $16.6M 1996
60% 73% Go Now Nick Cameron (Character) $29.5K 1995
70% 83% Priest Graham (Character) $3.8M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Safe Nosty (Character) - 1993
90% 82% Riff-Raff Stevie (Character) $292.5K 1991


No Score Yet No Score Yet Cobra Prime Minister Robert Sutherland (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The War of the Worlds Ogilvy (Character) 2019
78% 78% Once Upon a Time Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold (Character) 2011-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2017
70% 72% Stargate Universe Dr. Nicholas Rush (Character) 2009-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flood Unknown (Character) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Human Trafficking Sergei Karpovich (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitler Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hamish Macbeth Unknown (Character) 1995-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracker Unknown (Guest Star) 1994


Stevie says: Depression's for the middle classes.

Renard says: Welcome to my nuclear family.

Durza says: When a rider dies, the last thing he hears are the agonising screams of his dying dragon!

Father says: OK, I'm going to give you one last chance. Where's the fooking money!

Durza says: I expected more.

Durza says: I expected you to be more... more... well, more.

Durza says: It is said that as a Rider takes his last breath, he can hear the dying screams of his dragon.