Brem­ner is bookies’ tip for

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - News -

Bookies have made Ewen Brem­ner the favourite in a three-way Trainspot­ting tus­sle for Scot­tish BAFTA glory.

The T2 se­quel of the iconic movie is up for sev­eral gongs at next week’s cer­e­mony.

But the Best Film Ac­tor award is a straight fight be­tween three of its big­gest stars.

Brem­ner is 6/4 with McBookie to land the prize after re­ceiv­ing rave re­views for his por­trayal of hap­less junkie Daniel “Spud” Mur­phy.

But Robert Car­lyle – who reprises the role of psy­cho Beg­bie – and Ewan McGre­gor – as re­formed char­ac­ter Ren­ton – are the other nom­i­nees with both 5/2 to pip their co-star.

McBookie spokesman Paul Petrie said: “It’s a re­mark­able feat for one movie to throw up all three nom­i­nees for Best Ac­tor.

“But that’s a mea­sure of the en­dur­ing grip that Trainspot­ting has on the na­tion’s imag­i­na­tion.

“Ewen Brem­ner is, in many ways, the least cel­e­brated ac­tor in this trio.

Ewen Brem­ner

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