Trainspotting

News

open casting call: danny boyle is looking for a liam gallagher

Are you a male aged 18-23? Do you like wearing parkas? Can you convincingly pull off a Mancunian accent? If you answered yes to any of the above, then we may just have the role for you, our kid...
Mahoro Seward
5.29.19
Music

slowthai pays tribute to 'trainspotting' in his new video

‘Doorman’ sees the musician reenact Danny Boyle’s cult classic. Toilet scene included.
Frankie Dunn
1.7.19
Film

trainspotting: contemporary film's greatest soundtrack

With Trainspotting 2’s release today, we celebrate the worldwide phenomenon of the original film – thanks, in part, to its defining snapshot of contemporary music culture.
Joe Gamp
1.27.17
Culture

tales of forbidden pleasure with a young irvine welsh

With his bleakly humorous tales of dead-end pleasures and post-rave burnout, Irvine Welsh was the first writer to take up the challenge of defining the chemical generation. As the filmatic sequel to his debut novel Trainspotting hits cinemas, we return...
Matthew Collin
1.27.17
Film

talking trainspotting 1996 and 2016 with sick boy, renton, begbie and spud

The four actors reprising their iconic roles talk the music, style and lessons learned between the original and sequel
Colin Crummy
1.27.17
Film

​how trainspotting schooled a lost generation of scots in the power of patriotism

Choose tartan. Choose shortbread. Choose sectarian football violence. Choose using a film about junkies in Leith to help you love your country. 20 years after the original Trainspotting dropped, we revisit its impact on Scottish youth.
Douglas Greenwood
1.25.17
News

trainspotting star says the film "basically invented" skinny jeans for men

Now that we think about it, Spud's jeans could almost be Saint Laurent.
Isabelle Hellyer
1.19.17
Film

​the t2 trainspotting soundtrack leaked and it sounds ace

"Iggy Pop's not dead. He toured last year!"
Charlotte Gush
1.11.17
News

what did renton do after trainspotting? ewan mcgregor explains all

Short answer: he chose life. Long answer? Read on...
Isabelle Hellyer
12.19.16
News

irvine welsh hints at a trainspotting tv show

After waiting 20 years for a sequel, why stop there?
Wendy Syfret
11.9.16
News

trainspotting 2's trailer is loaded with hidden references to the first film

Choose recurring visual motifs.
Salvatore Maicki
11.8.16
Film

the new trainspotting trailer is here!

Drop everything. This looks like a sequel that will, for once, totally live up to the original.
Wendy Syfret
11.3.16
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