Irvine Welsh hints at another Trainspotting film

Irvine Welsh hints at another Trainspotting film

Edinburgh-born author Irvine Welsh has said that a third Trainspotting, which would complete a “Holy Trinity” of films, is on the cards. T2 Trainspotting opened in cinemas in 2017 and followed on from the hit 1996 original, directed by Danny Boyle. The sequel saw the original cast (including Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller) return, with Boyle again at the helm. Now, Leith-raised novelist Welsh has hinted that the story might not be…

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This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

We explore the best shows gracing Edinburgh stages this week. Trainspotting A coarse, intense and often hilarious rollercoaster ride through the darkest backstreets of the heroin scene of Thatcher-era Leith. In a world where work and opportunities are scarce Renton, Sick Boy, Begbie and Spud rail against the trappings of a successful lifestyle held out of their reach, and seek life through the point of a needle. Published in 1993, Trainspotting defined a generation and…

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Irvine Welsh to co-write TV series about rave culture

Irvine Welsh to co-write TV series about rave culture

Edinburgh author Irvine Welsh is set to co-write a new TV series about the origins of acid house and UK rave culture, titled Ibiza87. The Trainspotting creator will co-write the story – which is loosely based on the beginning of the careers of prominent British DJs Paul Oakenfold, Nicky Holloway and Danny Rampling – with Dean Cavanagh, an award-winning screenwriter who started his career as a journalist, writing for the likes of The Face and…

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Broken pool cue from T2 Trainspotting sells for £750 at auction

Broken pool cue from T2 Trainspotting sells for £750 at auction

Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a f****** big television. Or, alternatively, choose to fork out £750 for a broken pool cue used as a prop in the Trainspotting sequel. That’s right, more than 300 props from T2 Trainspotting were auctioned off today in an effort to raise money for local charities in Scotland – and a broken pool cue used as a prop in the hit film sold for £750….

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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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Robert Carlyle hints at third Trainspotting film

Robert Carlyle hints at third Trainspotting film

Robert Carlyle has dropped a hint that there could be a third Trainspotting film. The Scottish actor, who plays psycho Francis “Franco” Begbie, was speaking at the world premiere of T2: Trainspoting in Edinburgh tonight – and admitted that he’d be keen to bring his hardman character back to the big screen for a third time, Carlyle who was at the world premiere of T2: Trainspotting in Edinburgh tonight, has said he is keen to bring his character Begbie back…

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Ewan McGregor says he was worried about Trainspotting sequel

Ewan McGregor says he was worried about Trainspotting sequel

Speaking at the world premiere of Trainspotting 2 in Edinburgh tonight, Ewan McGregor admitted he was concerned about tarnishing the reputation of the original. The Perth-born actor said he was worried about making a bad sequel to the cult 1996 original, but added that his reservations soon vanished after reading the script for T2. “I don’t think any of us were in any doubt once we read the script,” McGregor told Sky News at the…

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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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