Carlyle’s lost in space

Published: 01/10/2009

ROBERT Carlyle has been keeping cinemagoers glued to their seats for nearly two decades in a range of roles so varied he makes pick ’n’ mix look short on choice.

His most famous part is undoubtedly that of sociopathic thug Francis Begbie in Trainspotting, but over the years he has fought James Bond, tackled terrorists with Jack Bauer and bared all in a Sheffield working men’s club.

Still, in all that time, he has never exactly been considered an action hero.

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