Ac­tor teases se­quel to Trainspot­ting 2

Evening Times - - NEWS - BY TOM TOR­RANCE

ROBERT Car­lyle has said he would “love to do” a third Trainspot­ting film, but that it would be de­pen­dent upon di­rec­tor Danny Boyle.

The Scot­tish ac­tor, 58, played Fran­cis “Franco” Beg­bie in the 1996 orig­i­nal Trainspot­ting film, and its 2017 se­quel T2.

He said there was “space” for his char­ac­ter to re­turn due to Beg­bie be­ing the fo­cus of Trainspot­ting au­thor Irvine Welsh’s 2016 book The Blade Artist, which has him liv­ing a re­formed life in the US.

Car­lyle told The Big Is­sue: “All of this is de­pen­dent on Danny, if it is the Trainspot­ting thing you are re­fer­ring to.

“I am in­ter­ested. Be­cause there is space for the char­ac­ter to grow. And there is an­other book – The Blade Artist – which is al­most ex­clu­sively about Beg­bie.

“In terms of the nar­ra­tive it is one of Irvine’s best. Be­cause you know this char­ac­ter so well, you buy it.

“It is a sce­nario I know to be true – in­fa­mous fig­ures have gone into prison and found art and come out as a dif­fer­ent be­ing.

“Irvine would love to do it, he knows I would love to do it, but it is con­tin­gent upon Danny.”

How­ever, Boyle last year ruled out a third in­stal­ment, say­ing he had no plans for one “at the mo­ment”.

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