Robert Carlyle (born 14 April 1961) is a Scottish actor. His film work includes "Trainspotting" (1996), "The Full Monty" (1997), "The World Is Not Enough" (1999), and "Angela's Ashes" (1999). He has been in the television shows "Hamish Macbeth", "Stargate Universe", and "Once Upon a Time". He won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for "The Full Monty" and a Gemini Award for "Stargate Universe", and was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work in "Human Trafficking" (2005).

Carlyle was born in Maryhill, Glasgow, the son of Elizabeth, a bus company employee, and Joseph Carlyle, a painter and decorator. He was brought up by his father after his mother left when Carlyle was four years old. He left school at the age of 16 without any qualifications and worked for his father as a painter and decorator; however, he continued his education by attending night classes at Cardonald College in Glasgow.

Glasgow is the most populous city in Scotland, and the third most populous city in the United Kingdom, as of the 2017 estimated city population of 621,020. Historically part of Lanarkshire, the city now forms the Glasgow City council area, one of the 32 council areas of Scotland; the local authority is Glasgow City Council. Glasgow is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands. It is the fifth most visited city in the UK.

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