Interview by Gareth Hughes & Laura Foster
Since his first movie role in 'Riff Raff' (1991), Robert Carlyle has proven himself to be a power house actor, bringing an incredible emotional range to a wide variety of roles. Trainspotting, Carla's Song, Priest, The Beach, Angela's Ashes, The Full Monty, Robert's C.V reads like an A-Z of some of the coolest and grittiest british movies of the last 25 years. With both an OBE and an Honorary Doctorate under his belt, Robert has been a British institution for years. Ask anyone about Robert Carlyle and you will invariably get the same response, "He's a fantastic actor".
His amazing portrayal as both Rumplestiltskin and Mr. Gold on 'Once Upon a Time' has recently cemented him as a firm favorite amongst the loyal OUAT fan base all around the world. Both those who have followed his career for years and those just discovering his work for the first time have been left enthralled by his mischevious antics on the smash-hit ABC show.
Robert was kind enough to take time out of his hectic schedule recently to answer some questions for us and share his unique viewpoint on a variety of subjects. He also threw us a bombshell that truly left us stunned.