Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Biography== ===Early life=== Carlyle was born in Maryhill, Glasgow, the son of Elizabeth, a bus company employee, and Joseph Carlyle, a painter and decorator. He was raised by his father after his mother left when he was four years old. Carlyle enrolled in acting class at the Glasgow Arts Centre at the age of 21. ===Career=== Carlyle is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In 1991, he and four friends founded an acting company and guest starred in ''The Bill''. He first came to the attention of the public as murderer Albie Kinsella in an episode of ''Cracker'' opposite Robbie Coltrane (in which he killed the character, DCI David Bilborough, played by [[Christopher Eccleston]]). He soon landed the role of Highland policeman Hamish Macbeth in the eponymous BBC comedy-drama. In 1996 and 1997, he appeared in what are arguably the two most high-profile roles of his career to date: that of the psychopathic Francis Begbie in ''Trainspotting'' and Gaz, the mild-mannered leader of a group of amateur male strippers, in ''The Full Monty''. Other memorable roles include the senior Malachy McCourt (father of author Frank McCourt) in the 1999 film adaptation of McCourt's first memoir, ''Angela’s Ashes'', the villainous Renard in the James Bond film ''The World Is Not Enough'', a cannibalistic soldier in ''Ravenous'', the gay lover of Father Greg in ''Priest'' and Adolf Hitler in ''Hitler: The Rise of Evil''. Carlyle played the part of [[Don Harris]], one of the main characters in ''[[28 Weeks Later]]''. Most recently, he plays the lead role as a marine engineer, attempting to save London from total devastation in the disaster film ''Flood'', released in 2007. 1997 saw Carlyle star with Ray Winstone in Face which was released finally in 2002 on DVD. Carlyle is also rumoured to be the next Doctor in the popular BBC drama series, ''Doctor Who''. ===Acting style=== Known for his commitment to roles, Carlyle has often altered his lifestyle and physical appearance to better understand a character. Examples include: Before playing a homeless character in Antonia Bird’s ''Safe'', he went to live in the Waterloo area of London where the film was set; For his role as a bus driver in Ken Loach’s ''Carla’s Song'', he passed the test for a PCV licence (a licence to drive a bus with passengers) in a Glasgow Leyland Atlantean bus; For the role of Hitler, he listened to all the works of Richard Wagner, Hitler's favorite composer. As a result, Carlyle is now a committed fan. For ''28 Weeks Later'' in the rage virus consumption scene, Carlyle banged his head against a toughened glass window so hard and so often during shooting that he suffered splitting headaches for about three days. ===Personal life=== Carlyle is the Patron of School For Life Romania, Charity No.1062953. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the 28 Days Later Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://28dayslater.fandom.com/wiki/Robert_Carlyle"