This week in Scottish Entertainment / Actor News includes updates on US talk show appearances for Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle, the latest on ‘Triage’ starring Scottish actor Jamie Sives (pictured) and footage of James McAvoy on the set of Robert Redford’s ‘The Conspirator”.

More videos and photos from the set of ‘The Last Word’

There are some brief clips of Ewan McGregor on the set of The Last Word. Be sure to check them out here, here, and here. Shooting was expected to wrap up in Glasgow on October 16. There are also photos of Ewan McGregor and Eva Green over the weekend at this blog, and photos from the set.

Also, Best of Ewan points us to Anno Domini which is now on YouTube. It’s a short film that appeared in theaters in the UK in 1999. Check it out.

Martin Compston talks about the making of ‘Alice Creed’

Martin Compston and his co-star Eddie Marsan discussed their work on The Disappearance of Alice Creed with MakingOf. Check it out:


‘Triage’ to screen at the Sevilla International Film Festival

Triage, starring Scottish actor Jamie Sives and Colin Farrell is now part of the Sevilla International Film Festival lineup. The film festival, which takes place in Spain, will run from November 6 to November 14.

Sweet on Sigma Films also points us to the film’s full press kit photos which are now online. A new photos with Jamie Sives is at the top of the page and the trailer is below.



Kevin McKidd to appear on ‘The Bonnie Hunt Show’ and Ewan McGregor to appear on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’

Kevin McKidd will appear on The Bonnie Hunt Show on Thursday, October 22. Thanks so much to Leanne for pointing this out on our Facebook page. Find out when the show airs in your area here. Ewan is scheduled to appear this Wednesday, October 21 on Regis and Kelly to promote Amelia. Just go here to find out where and when the show airs in your city.


Robert Carlyle on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’

Robert appeared on Craig’s show to promote Stargate Universe. Check it out if you missed it:


Awards campaign for ‘The Last Station’ gears up

The AFI Fest has announced the schedule for its festival lineup. The Last Station will be screened on Tuesday, November 3 after actor Christopher Plummer receives a tribute at the festival. Plummer’s tribute event is set to take place at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Here are some details on getting free tickets for festival screenings:

Free tickets to all Festival screenings are available online at or by phone at 866-AFI-FEST beginning October 16, at the Mann Chinese 6 Theatre (6925 Hollywood Blvd.) in the Hollywood and Highland Center) beginning October 26, and on the day of scheduled screenings via Rush Lines. Early entry to all screenings can be secured by becoming a patron of the Festival and purchasing an AFI FEST Patron Pass. For more details, visit

Anne Thompson talks more about James McAvoy’s awards campaign:

Meanwhile James McAvoy is getting a campaign for best actor in The Last Station, even though Christopher Plummer plays a volcanic Leo Tolstoy opposite likely best actress nominee Helen Mirren. That’s because Plummer’s going to push for supporting for The Last Station, saving best actor for Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. (That movie will likely do better on the awards front with its visual elements, from cinematography and production design to costumes and visual effects.)


Day 2 on ‘The Conspirator’ set

There’s footage from the 2nd day of shooting, with James McAvoy shooting scenes and fans discussing their experiences on the set. Check it out:


Craig Ferguson on Larry King Live

I totally forgot that Craig would be on Larry King Live last week for a whole hour. Thanks so much to Diane for the heads up. You can watch all four parts of the episode below if you missed it:

Part 1:


Part 2 :

Part 3 :

Part 4 :

Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 10/19: Jason Schwartzman, Angela Kinsey (R 9/24/09)
Tu 10/20: Ted Danson, Christopher Miller & Phil Lord (R 9/25/09)
We 10/21: James Spader, Cathy Ladman, Laura Izibor (R 9/29/09)
Th 10/22: Tim Gunn, Cobie Smulders, Lynyrd Skynyrd (R 10/2/09)
Fr 10/23: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the Avett Brothers (R 10/6/09)

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Martin Compston talks the making of ‘Alice Creed’

Martin Compston and his co-star Eddie Marsan discussed their work on The Disappearance of Alice Creed with MakingOf. Check it out: