Scottish actor Robert Carlyle is known as an actor who is willing to change his lifestyle and even his physique to better understand a character but in his next movie, 'The Legend of Barney Thomson' the biggest change for him might be getting used to being behind the camera as well as in front since he not only be plays the title character but the film also represents his directorial film debut.
In the role he plays a barber who turns into an accidental serial killer and thus some entertainment insiders have speculated that he might not have had to do much research for this role because he has played characters in films such as the cult classic 'Ravenous' that also possessed excessively violent personalities.
He was recently spotted filming in Glasgow's Merchant City and in photographs with his body double he looked happy and smiling which is a great sig for a first time director who is performing the arduous task of being both the star of the movie and also the director.
Robert Carlyle has had a long and spectacular career as a leading man and his decision to begin directing has some entertainment insiders wondering if he, similar to several other very established actors, has decided to take more control of his films and whether this film represents the start of a pattern of double duty for him as both an actor and director.
One thing is certain is that the actor who has earned rave reviews for his portrayal of violent characters such as that of savage psycho Begbie in 'Trainspotting' is someone who possesses the acting talent and dramatic range necessary to play the serial killer Barney Thomson on the big screen and make him someone memorable for fans and entertainment critics.