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Old 26th January 2011, 12:27
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I think you're stretching the meaning of Scots here, Wullie, eh no? His screen triumphs were American triumphs. Let's not steal credit from them..!

He died before I was born (according to wikipedia - yes, I had to go and look him up!)
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Old 26th January 2011, 22:16
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We're talking movie stars here, which by definition, means Hollywood, Meek was as Scottish as Connery, only a more prolific, if character, artist. There is nobody comes close.
This was the time when folk went to the pictures several times a week if possible, there were picture houses everywhere. Glasgow in particular, had an aversion to British pictures, they wanted escapism, glamour, adventure, romance, etc', they wanted Hollywood (still do), not a load of old bollox from Pinewood Studios.
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Old 26th January 2011, 22:20
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He wis a circus laddie that ended up in Hollywood (good for him, byraway).

Tommy Connery has NEVER been my idea of a Scots 'star' ....... !
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Old 27th January 2011, 18:27
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/me googles donald meek

oh him....../me has blank expression lol

dont think ive seen any of his movies tho

has sean connery not been in more than 100 movies?
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Old 28th January 2011, 01:25
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Not saying he's prolific, but would Hugh Grant be considered Scottish or English?
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Old 30th January 2011, 03:04
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Oooh complicated ! Depends on him really. I think he was born and raised in England but his dad was Scottish - Roderick Grant (author and ex-officer of the 51st Highland Division in WW2), so he could claim to be Scottish if he wishes.

Interestingly, Gordon Ramsay (my son's hero ! ), born in Scotland but raised in England from childhood, definitely sees himself as Scottish.
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Old 8th September 2011, 19:19
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James McAvoy??? He's fantastic and only getting better. He is of Scottish origin I believe, but now lives in England...
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