List of Famous people born in Scotland, United Kingdom

Sean Connery

Thomas Sean Connery
First Name Sean
Last Name Connery
Born on August 25, 1930
Died on October 31, 2020 (aged 90)
Height 188 cm | 6'2

Sir Sean Connery was a Scottish actor. He became known as the first actor to portray fictional British secret agent James Bond on film, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983. Originating the role in Dr. No, Connery played Bond in six of Eon Productions' entries and made his final appearance in the Jack Schwartzman-produced Never Say Never Again.

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Mary, Queen of Scots

First Name Mary,
Last Name Scots
Died on February 8, 1587

Mary, Queen of Scots, also known as Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland, reigned over Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567.

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Gordon Ramsay

First Name Gordon
Last Name Ramsay
Born on November 8, 1966 (age 57)
Born in United Kingdom
Height 185 cm | 6'1

Gordon James Ramsay ; born 8 November 1966) is a British chef, restaurateur, television personality, and writer. Born in Johnstone, Scotland, and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, he founded his global restaurant chain, Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, in 1997. It has been awarded 16 Michelin stars in total and currently holds a total of seven. After rising to fame on the British television miniseries Boiling Point in 1999, Ramsay had become one of the best-known and most influential chefs in the UK by 2004.

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Richard Madden

Richard Brian Madden
First Name Richard
Last Name Madden
Born on June 18, 1986 (age 37)
Height 176 cm | 5'9

Richard Madden is a Scottish actor. Born and raised in Renfrewshire near Glasgow, Madden rose to prominence in 2011 for his portrayal of Robb Stark in the first three seasons of the fantasy drama series Game of Thrones. In 2018, he gained acclaim for his performance as a war veteran and Principal Protection Officer in the BBC thriller series Bodyguard, for which he won a Golden Globe Award.

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Brian Cox

Brian Denis Cox
First Name Brian
Last Name Cox

Brian Denis Cox is a Scottish actor who works in film, television and theatre. He has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he gained recognition for his portrayal of King Lear. He currently stars as media magnate Logan Roy on HBO's Succession. Cox is also known for appearing in Super Troopers, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, X2, Braveheart, Rushmore, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Troy. He was the first actor to portray Hannibal Lecter on film, in 1986's Manhunter.

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Walter Smith

Walter Ferguson Smith
First Name Walter
Last Name Smith
Born on February 24, 1948
Died on October 26, 2021 (aged 73)

Walter Ferguson Smith is a Scottish former football player, manager and director. He is primarily associated with his two spells as manager of Scottish club Rangers.

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Ewan McGregor

Ewan Gordon McGregor
First Name Ewan
Last Name McGregor
Born on March 31, 1971 (age 53)
Height 177 cm | 5'10

Ewan Gordon McGregor is a Scottish-American actor who has starred in various film and musical roles. His first professional role was in 1993, as a leading role in the British Channel 4 series Lipstick on Your Collar. He has also portrayed heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama films Trainspotting (1996) and T2 Trainspotting (2017), Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), poet Christian in the musical film Moulin Rouge! (2001), young Edward Bloom in Big Fish (2003), Rodney Copperbottom in Robots (2005), Camerlengo Father Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons (2009), "the ghost" in Roman Polanski's political thriller The Ghost Writer (2010), Dr. Alfred Jones in the romantic comedy-drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011), Lumière in the live-action adaptation of the musical romantic fantasy Beauty and the Beast (2017), the adult version of the titular character in the fantasy comedy-drama Christopher Robin (2018), the adult version of Dan Torrance in the horror film Doctor Sleep (2019), and Black Mask in the DC Extended Universe superhero film Birds of Prey (2020).

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Rose Leslie

Rose Eleanor Arbuthnot-Leslie
First Name Rose
Last Name Leslie
Height 164 cm | 5'5

Rose Eleanor Arbuthnot-Leslie is a Scottish actress. After winning a Scottish BAFTA for Best Acting Performance for her role in New Town, she rose to fame as Gwen Dawson in the ITV drama series Downton Abbey and as Ygritte in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. She starred as Maia Rindell for three seasons of the CBS All Access legal and political drama The Good Fight.

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Alan Cumming

First Name Alan
Last Name Cumming
Born on January 27, 1965 (age 59)
Height 176 cm | 5'9

Alan Cumming is a Scottish-American actor, comedian, singer, writer, filmmaker, and activist who has acted in numerous films, television shows, and plays. His London stage appearances include Hamlet, the Maniac in Accidental Death of an Anarchist, the lead in Bent, and The National Theatre of Scotland's The Bacchae. On Broadway, he has appeared in The Threepenny Opera, as the master of ceremonies in Cabaret, Design for Living and a one-man adaptation of Macbeth. His best-known film roles include his performances in Emma, GoldenEye, the Spy Kids trilogy, Son of the Mask, and X2. Cumming also introduces Masterpiece Mystery! for PBS and appeared on The Good Wife, for which he has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and a Satellite Award. A filming of his Las Vegas cabaret show, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, aired on PBS stations in November 2016.

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Andy Murray

Andrew Barron Murray
First Name Andy
Last Name Murray
Born on May 15, 1987 (age 36)
Height 188 cm | 6'2

Sir Andrew Barron Murray is a British professional tennis player from Scotland. He has been ranked world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for 41 weeks, and finished as the year-end No. 1 in 2016. He has won three Grand Slam singles titles, including two at Wimbledon, and has reached eleven major finals in total. Murray was ranked in the top 10 for all but one month from July 2008 through October 2017, and finished no lower than No. 4 in eight of the nine year-end rankings during that span. Murray has won 46 ATP singles titles, including 14 ATP Masters 1000 events.

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