Date of Birth:20 October 1956, Manchester, England, UK
Height:5' 11½" (1.82 m)
Trademarks:Often uses Ewan McGregor The opening shot is usually a shot from the middle of the movie Often uses electronic music in his films Scotland - Often uses places, characters, actors or references to and relating to Scotland Kinetic camera Frequently collaborates with 'John Murphy' for Soundtrack production Bright, colorful landscapes Frequently works with screenwriter 'John Hodge' His protagonists are often unsympathetic in some way Known for being extremely versatile and working in a variety of different genres Effective use of music editing His films often contain intricate and creative flashback sequences Often casts Cillian Murphy
A wild, freeform, Rabelaisian trip through the darkest recesses of Edinburgh low-life, focusing on Mark Renton and his attempt to give up his heroin habit, and how the latter affects his relationship with family and friends: Sean Connery wannabe Sick Boy, dimbulb Spud, psycho Begbie, 14-year-old girlfriend Diane, and clean-cut athlete Tommy, who's never touched drugs but can't help being curious about them...
First there was an opportunity...then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud, Sick Boy, and Begbie. Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.