Glasgow is the largest and most densely populated city in Scotland. It is located on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands.
People Born in Glasgow
Glasgow in People's Lives
James McAvoy: I was born here in 1979, the son of a builder and a psychiatric nurse. I was named after my father, James McAvoy Sr, and brought up conservative Roman Catholic. In 1986, when I was 7 years old, my parents divorced. The ordeal was intense, and deeply affected me. I would later call it in an interview "the family feud that haunts me." Ever since, my father has been estranged from me. Following the divorce, I stayed with my mother, but she suffered from continuing ill health, and so decided to live with my grandparents, who helped raise me. My family lived in a council house with my grandparents, and sometimes my mother, in the Drumchapel area, and I attended a Catholic school in the Jordanhill area. As a young teenager, I considered becoming a Catholic priest, which was mainly an excuse to travel. As a teenager, I worked at a local bakery through high school. I appeared in my acting debut in an amateur film in 1995, when I was 15 years old. Though I was not very interested in acting or the film itself, I was very interested in my co-star, a girl named Alana. That teenage crush was what prompted me to discover a love for acting, and I became a member of the PACE Youth Theatre. In 1997, I attended the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, graduating around 2001. I began landing larger and larger acting roles, until I was one of the most eminent actors in Scotland. I still live here part time, amidst much travel and acting work.
Keira Knightley: I traveled here in 2004 to film scenes of the movie The Jacket. We filmed in the Bearsden area.
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 1989 to film scenes of the movie Crossing the Line.
Mary Todd Lincoln: I visited this city with my son Tad in 1869.
Roald Dahl: I came to this city in 1942 to board a ship headed for America, where I was to begin working at the British Embassy.
Vivienne Westwood: I own a store here.