Primetime Trainspotting

The years since Trainspotting have seen the primary cast flirting with both film and television roles. But has there ever been a time before now when you could see so many of them in one episodic week?

Jonny Lee Miller — First appeared on network television as the star of Eli Stone. He guested on Dexter before landing Sherlock Holmes in CBS’ Elementary (which just got a full season pick-up).

Kevin McKidd — On television, he first found success with HBO’s Rome. He led the cast of the short-lived Journeyman, before finding permanent residency (and the top gig of Chief) at Seattle Grace on Grey’s Anatomy as Owen Hunt.

Robert Carlyle — Also acting steadily, his previous television job was on SyFy’s Stargate Universe (SGU). He quickly followed that up with his role as Rumpelstiltskin on Once Upon a Time.

Kelly Macdonald — Kelly Macdonald breaks the mold of network television by appearing on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, along with numerous films this year alone.

Of course, had HBO picked up The Corrections, we would’ve also had Ewan McGregor on television for the first time (in a permanent role).

Ewen Bremner, you ask?

Ewen Bremner seems to be strictly a films man for now.

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About Staciellyn Chapman

Grad student at the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. This blog is an attempt to condense the craziness that is my TV viewing habits (with the occasional aside into film, music, and general life).

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