Robert Carlyle shares more details about ‘Trainspotting’ spin-off series about Begbie

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He estimates the series will come “18 months or so probably down the line”.

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Robert Carlyle shares some more details about the upcoming TV adaptation of Irvine Welsh trainspotting follow-up novel the revenge artist,

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Carlyle played Edinburgh hardman Begby in Danny Boyle’s 1996 cult classic, as well as its long-awaited 2017 sequel T2: Trainspotting,

There have long been rumors of a third film – promoted by Welsh in various press interviews – since then, but before that, Carlyle confirmed Granthshala That one small screen adventure is going to be the first to arrive in September. It is based on the fifth book written about the Welsh. trainspotting Pot.


blade artist – which follows from previous novels trainspotting (1993), porn (2002) and skagboy (2012), and 2018 followed dead man‘s trousers – Comes to grips with Begby’s past and present. In the book, Begby is reformed and renamed Jim Francis, who lives in California with his wife and two daughters.

Speaking in a new interview, Carlyle shared more details about the upcoming series. “It’s way off at the moment, I think the way these things go, maybe 18 months or so down the line,” he said. sky News, “It is based on the novel by Irwin Welsh, blade artist, what kind of impact does Begby’s story as a whole trainspotting The events have passed. ,

He continued: “He’s discovered art while in prison, his art form is sculpture. And he gets married to his art therapist from prison, who I think, you know, kind of wore it.” Happened is the way that happens a lot. I’ve investigated and studied it, it happens. He’s finished in California, he’s in California with a wife, kids, his artwork taken from the glitter of the day Is.

“So he suddenly kind of becomes famous, but very quickly, within 10 pages of the book, he gets a call from home and his son is murdered by a gang. So he has to go back, and As soon as he goes back, it gets out of control.”


In 2019, Carlyle wore the Begby in . Told about his struggles after shooting to get fame as trainspotting,

Carlyle’s update arrives in the form of a new “definitive” book, #25 Trainspottingon the making of, by Jay Glennie trainspottingFeaturing contributions from stars including Welsh, director Boyle and Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremer and Kelly Macdonald, as well as Carlyle, is set to be released.

#25 Trainspotting, by Jay Glennie, arrives December 6.

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