Since I’m living here in Scotland I started to search for everything about it and one of the easier things to spot is a Scottish accent in a movie or a tv show.
Unfortunately, it often happens that the actors involved are actually making a pretty poor job in emulating the accent and, sometimes, even the astonishing humor hide behind the Scottish culture.
The main topic of this post will be indeed to fill a comprehensive list of Scots played by Scots and trust me, they are a lot.
Just being clear: Who won’t be here:
The Mel Gibson William Wallace
The Chris Pine Robert the Bruce
Willy the groundskeeper
The Star Trek Scotty
So, just let’s started:
Paul McGillion – Carson Beckett [Stargate Atlantis]
This was actually the character that gave me the idea for this post.
I was doing my gigantic rewatching of Stargate when I heard a Scottish guy accent moaning about something.
A few minutes later, he sent the Scottish flag in another galaxy, nobody did that before.
Ruth Connel – Rowena [Supernatural]
Supernatural doesn’t need to be introduced, is the longer horror/sci-fi show ever made and it finally gets his conclusion.
One of the most lovable characters is Rowena who is this Slytherin Scottish witch who had an amazing arc across the seasons and, in the end, she did the best sacrifice ever.
Henry Ian Cusick – Desmond Hume [Lost]
The character is Scottish, Is even named after a Scottish philosopher called David Hume whose ideas about determinism and free will had implications all over the plot of the long-running TV show.
The Actor does, is half Scottish and half Peruvian so it fits totally in this list.
Rosie Leslie – Ygritte [GoT]
A long way in the past, where GoT was still a show that people used to love there was Ygritte, the first love of John Snow.
Even if there is not a real transposition of Scotland in the opera, the free folks are people beyond a wall in a place with really cold weather and a desperate need being left alone.
Sean Connery – James Bond 
The most famous version of James Bond, the first one actually, is the only one where the actor matches the character.
And we all know how that portrait was amazing, even do I prefer Daniel Craig.
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