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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