Irvine Welsh

Actor, Writer

Born: Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK


Irvine Welsh (born 1958 or earlier) is a Scottish novelist, playwright and short story writer. He is recognised for his novel Trainspotting, which was later made into a film of the same name. His work is characterised by a raw Scots dialect and brutal depiction of Edinburgh life. He has also written plays and screenplays, and directed several short films.

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