Trainspotting’s Robert Carlyle tells why he hated being known as Begbie

Trainspotting’s Robert Carlyle tells why he hated being known as Begbie

Scottish actor, Robert Carlyle, didn’t like being known as Trainspotting’s Begbie at first but later he felt great for his role in the movie.

“I maybe struggled against it a wee bit, kicked against it a wee bit at first because you’re like, ‘Ah, that’s not all I am’” said the 58-year-old speaking to Daily Record.

“But thank God for it – it’s led to so many different things for me and people love it. It’s like, you’re in people’s psyche.

“I’m blessed to have been part of it. It seems like there’s not a week goes by that somebody doesn’t go, ‘Hey, Begbie’.”

Carlyle said he hopes to make a third film – set in a care home.

He and the film’s stars Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller stay in touch via email and he would team up with them again in a heartbeat, although he joked: “It’d have to be set in a rest home, probably. Skagboys Rest Home. It might take that long but Danny might do it.”