T2: Trainspotting, review

T2: Trainspotting, review

Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle have each said they approached T2: Trainspotting with some trepidation. And not without reason. Its parent film, based on Leith author Irvine Welsh’s novel, became a cult classic, made household names of its cast, and is now widely considered as one of the greatest British films of all time. No pressure, then. Here’s the good news. Far from destroying its predecessor’s legacy, T2 actually builds on it, with director Danny Boyle delivering what is easily one of…

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Ewen Bremner: half of T2 Trainspotting didn’t make final cut

Ewen Bremner: half of T2 Trainspotting didn’t make final cut

Trainspotting actor Ewen Bremner has said that almost half the scenes shot for the soon-to-be-released sequel were left on the cutting room floor. Speaking in this week’s NME, Edinburgh-born Bremner, who plays Spud in both films, admitted that he thought pulling off the sequel to the cult 1996 original was always going to be difficult. “The first read-through of the script felt very emotional and powerful, but the idea that we could actually pull it…

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Trainspotting 2 – the verdict

Trainspotting 2 – the verdict

Trainspotting 2 – or T2 as it’s become known – had its world premiere in Edinburgh tonight, with the stars of the film in attendance at Cineworld, Fountain Park. The sequel to Danny Boyle’s 1996 classic, however, was screened in London last week, meaning many critics had their say long before the orange carpet event in Edinburgh. T2 comes 21 years after the original film, based on the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh….

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Ewan McGregor to attend Trainspotting 2 world premiere in Edinburgh

Ewan McGregor to attend Trainspotting 2 world premiere in Edinburgh

Scots-born Hollywood star Ewan McGregor is set to attend the world premiere of the eagerly-awaited sequel to Trainspotting in Edinburgh. McGregor is expected to be joined on the red carpet by director Danny Boyle and co-stars Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller and Ewen Bremner, among others. The world premiere of Trainspotting 2 – or T2 as it’s known – will be held on Sunday, January 22, at Cineworld, Fountain Park. The stars from the original…

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Ewan McGregor reveals Renton’s new addiction in Trainspotting 2

Ewan McGregor reveals Renton’s new addiction in Trainspotting 2

The eagerly-awaited sequel to 1996’s Trainspotting hits cinemas next month – and fans can’t wait to find out what Renton, Spud, Begbie and Sick Boy have been up to for the past 20 years. Trainspotting 2 – or T2 as it’s being billed – sees the original cast (including Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller) return, while director Danny Boyle is back at the helm. A new teaser sees McGregor, who plays Renton, talk…

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Trainspotting characters could get TV spin-offs, says Irvine Welsh

Trainspotting characters could get TV spin-offs, says Irvine Welsh

Edinburgh author Irvine Welsh has hinted that the likes of Begbie, Spud and Renton could all be set for their own TV spin-offs. Earlier this week, AAA reported that Welsh believes the forthcoming Trainspotting 2 – or T2 as it’s being billed – is even better than the original. And now the bestselling writer says there could be more spin-offs in the works. Speaking to music magazine NME, who asked if we can expect any further adaptations involving…

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Irvine Welsh says Trainspotting 2 is better than the original

Irvine Welsh says Trainspotting 2 is better than the original

Hot on the heels of the release of the first official trailer for the sequel to Trainspotting, Edinburgh author Irvine Welsh has said the new film is better than the original. Trainspotting 2 – or T2 as it’s being billed – sees the original cast of the 1996 movie (including Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller) return, while director Danny Boyle is back at the helm. Speaking to music magazine NME about whether he…

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Watch the first official trailer for Trainspotting 2 here

Watch the first official trailer for Trainspotting 2 here

Choose life, choose to watch the first official trailer for the long-awaited sequel to the cult film Trainspotting – which has just been released. You can watch it below. Trainspotting 2 – or T2 as it’s being billed – sees the original cast of the 1996 movie (including Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller) return, while director Danny Boyle is back at the helm. The trailer features all our favourite characters from the…

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Why Noel Gallagher turned down Trainspotting soundtrack

Why Noel Gallagher turned down Trainspotting soundtrack

Oasis legend Noel Gallagher turned down the chance to feature on the Trainspotting soundtrack back in 1996 – because he mistakingly “thought it was about train spotters”. The big-screen adaptation of Edinburgh author Irvine Welsh’s cult novel went on to become a modern British classic – as did its iconic soundtrack, which features rock gods Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. As The Telegraph reports, Trainspotting producer Andrew Macdonald and costume designer Rachel Fleming revealed at a…

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Watch new Trainspotting 2 teaser trailer here

Watch new Trainspotting 2 teaser trailer here

Trainspotting 2 has been filming on the streets of Edinburgh all summer – and now an exclusive trailer has been released for the long-awaited sequel to the cult 1996 film. Scroll down to watch it. The teaser sees characters Renton (Ewan McGregor), Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) standing above a train track, while Iggy Pop’s Lust for Life plays in the background. Trainspotting 2 will be released on…

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