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Robert Carlyle Promises An Even Scarier Begbie In 'Trainspotting' Sequel

Robert Carlyle has promised that his infamous Trainspotting character Francis Begbie will be “scarier” than ever in the film’s upcoming sequel. Carlyle was appearing in Edinburgh alongside Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and assured fans that...

Irvine Welsh: 'Begbie To Be Nicer In Trainspotting Sequel'

In the 1996 movie, actor Robert Carlyle stole scene after scene as the violent alcoholic acquaintance of its central group of Scottish heroin addicts. One of the most famous saw...

Ewan Mcgregor Confirms 'Trainspotting' Sequel Will Begin Filming In May

Ewan McGregor has confirmed that he long-awaited sequel to Trainspotting is set to begin filming at the end of May. The sequel comes 20 years after the original cult classic film and a decade after...

Crime Writer William Mcilvanney Dies At 79

The writer passed away in Scotland on Saturday (05Dec15), aged 79. Born in Kilmarnock, MCIlvanney worked as an English teacher before pursuing his passion for writing full-time. He rose to prominence...

Danny Boyle Plans To Begin Shooting 'Trainspotting' Sequel Next Summer

Director Danny Boyle has said he plans to begin shooting the long awaited Trainspotting sequel next summer. If all goes to plan Boyle hopes that the film will then hit cinemas later in 2016, in...

Ewan Mcgregor For Trainspotting Sequel

Ewan McGregor will star in a 'Trainspotting' sequel.The 44-year-old actor will reprise his role as heroin addict Renton almost 20 years after the original was released, having reconciled with director Danny Boyle who he was...

Ewan Mcgregor Declares He Would Be Up For 'Trainspotting' Sequel With Director Danny Boyle

Ewan McGregor has said he would be up for revisiting the role of heroin addict Renton in a sequel to 1996’s Trainspotting, if director Danny Boyle was also on board. Speaking at the Edinburgh film...

Liam Gallagher Pays Tribute To Late Primal Scream Guitarist

Liam Gallagher has led tributes to former Primal Scream guitarist Robert 'Throb' Young who has died. A publicist for the band has confirmed news the musician has passed away but there is no further information...

Irvine Welsh Turns To Mum For Editing Advice

Scottish writer Irvine Welsh's mother reads drafts of his books to pick out any scenes that are too racy.The Trainspotting author is known for his near-the-knuckle novels in which he often describes sex acts and...

Irvine Welsh Fears Drug Legalisation Will Shift Profits To Chemists

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh is reluctant to back growing calls to legalise narcotics because drug dealers' vast profits would go to pharmaceutical giants instead.Pro-drug campaign groups believe recent moves to decriminalise marijuana in U.S. states...

Irvine Welsh Blasts U.k. Politics

Writer Irvine Welsh has branded his fellow Brits "idiots" and suggested Scotland should vote to break away from the U.K. purely to spite the government.The Scottish author, who now lives in Los Angeles, is adamant...

James Franco Blasts Spring Breakers Sequel

James Franco has blasted the 'Spring Breakers' sequel. The 36-year-old actor, who played the character Alien in the first movie alongside Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, appears in a bizarre video posted on his Instagram...

Irvine Welsh To Write Screenplay For Spring Breakers Sequel

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has signed on to write the screenplay for the Spring Breakers sequel.Director Harmony Korine's racy 2013 movie, starring James Franco as a violent drug dealer, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, was...

Irvine Welsh Given Drugs By Trainspotting Fans

Irvine Welsh was given drugs by fans at book readings after his first novel Trainspotting was turned into a feature film.The author's cult novel, following the antics of a group Scottish drug addicts, was adapted...

James Mcavoy Wanted Filth-y Death

James McAvoy battled to have his 'Filth' character killed off. The 34-year-old star said it could have turned out differently for corrupt cop Bruce Robertson, who committed suicide at the end of the film...

Trainspotting Voted Scotland's Favourite Book

Revered author Irvine Welsh is thrilled after his iconic novel Trainspotting was named Scotland's favourite book of the past 50 years.The gritty tome, about heroin addicts living in Edinburgh, was released to huge acclaim in...

How Irvine Welsh's Begbie Is Coming Back To Support Homeless People

When Irvine Welsh released Trainspotting back in 1993, it became a cult classic. And this wasn’t despite the harrowing subject matter, accented pros and consistent drug abuse, rather because of them. Now, after the film...

"The Filth" UK Premiere Sees James Mcavoy In What Might Be His Most Challenging Role Yet

Filth, Jon S. Baird’s adaptation of the eponymous Irvine Welsch novel Filth, starring James McAvoy. The actor, known for his roles in X-Men: First Class, Wanted and, once upon a time The Chronicles of Narnia,...

James Mcavoy Is Filthy Good In Movie Version Of Irvine Welsh's 'Filth' [Trailer + Pictures]

It was an ambitious project, but one that seems to have paid off. Transferring Irvine Welsh’s brilliantly disgusting character, Bruce Robertson from page to screen in Filth sees James McAvoy excel, further swelling his already...

Riding High - James Mcavoy Will Take On Any Role, Even Jimmy Savile

With his role in Filth, James McAvoy is a liberated man. His talents have been celebrated, both on the screen and on stage, and with a wave of critical praise pushing him forward, he’s ready...

James Mcavoy's Difficult Filth Sex Scenes

James McAvoy admits he found it difficult filming some sex scenes for his new movie 'Filth'.The Scottish star plays corrupt police officer Bruce Robertson in John S. Baird's big screen adaptation of Irvine Welsh's twisted...

Irvine Welsh Cameo Cut From Filth

Writer Irvine Welsh shot a cameo in new movie Filth - but it ended up on the cutting room floor.The film, which is based on the Scottish author's novel about a corrupt policeman, was due...

James Mcavoy In 'Filth' > Robert De Niro In 'Taxi Driver'? Big Claim

The temptation to place classic performances, films and music on a pedestal and never let your mind’s eye topple them is strong. We hold a robust affection for culture gone by, and often struggle to...

Just How Filthy Is Filth? James Mcavoy Reveals All

James McAvoy continues to assert himself as one of the finer actors of his generation. In his new film, Filth – one of Irvine Welsh’s fruitier novels – fans of the Scottish actor might just...

James Mcavoy's 'F***Ed Up Fairytale'

James McAvoy's new film is a ''f***ed up fairytale''. The actor plays a morally reprehensible policeman in 'Filth' which made presenting him as a character who viewers could sympathise with wasn't easy.He said: ''[It's] a...

Jamie Bell Fulfils Irvine Welsh Ambition

Actor Jamie Bell has harboured a secret lifelong ambition to shoot a movie based on an Irvine Welsh novel after watching gritty, drug-fuelled film Trainspotting as a child.The Brit, who shot to fame as a...

James Mcavoy Needs To Clean Up His Act In Filth (Trailer)

Filth, the latest movie to star James McAvoy, is an adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel of the same name and it has all the hallmarks of a classic Irvine Welsh movie adaptation, with its fast-paced,...

Danny Boyle Plots Trainspotting Sequel In 2016

Danny Boyle is hoping to release 'Trainspotting' sequel 'Porno' in 2016.The 'Slumdog Millionaire' director has revealed that the long-rumoured sequel to his hit 1996 black comedy about a group of heroin addicts may finally hit...

Alan Mcgee Working On Britpop Musical With Welsh

Former music mogul Alan Mcgee is hoping to stage a new West End theatre production telling the story of Britpop alongside Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh.The ex-record label boss, who discovered Oasis, has already started working...

James Mcavoy To Appear In Filth

James McAvoy has signed up to star in 'Filth'.The 'Wanted' actor will take on the lead role in the movie adaptation of Irvine Welsh's 1998 novel, with Jamie Bell and Alan Cumming also set to...

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