Trivia In 1999 he was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire)for his services to drama.
His theatre company, Rain Dog Theatre, is named about the album "Rain Dogs" by Tom Waits.
He worked as a butcher when he was 17.
He is in the music video for the Oasis song "Little by Little".
He has three children with his wife Anastasia Shirley.
You can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/robertcarlyle_.
Robert Carlyle Quotes
"I hate that term, "Method". It's definitely been given to me over the years, but I don't know if it's true. My belief is that every actor's got their own "method", and as long as it works, that's OK."
"I owe my father everything."
"I love sci-fi because it leads in the imagination, and I always say it has the most intelligent fans in the world."
"Acting, the arts in general, is a magnet for the wounded of society."
Wow, that was a surprisingly good episode in a series that is best known..