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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Trainspotting sequel to start filming in May

Trainspotting sequel to start filming in May

Edinburgh author Irvine Welsh has revealed that the eagerly-awaited sequel to Trainspotting will start shooting in May. Confirming the news on the Beaks And Geeks podcast, the Leith-born novelist told listeners: “We have all the team up now and are opening an office in March. We start shooting on May 16.” As previously reported on AAA, original cast members Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle are all officially on board for the…

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