* Special extra feature today, in honour of Robbie Burns Day! *
Those of you with Scottish heritage will be aware that many Scots celebrate the evening of January 25th with a Burns Night supper, since this is the birthdate of the great Scottish poet Robert Burns. Even if the traditional dinner of “bashed neeps and chappit tatties” (mashed turnips and chopped potatoes) isn’t familiar to you, you’ve doubtless heard of haggis (*wince*). That would be the legendary delicacy made of sheep’s innards – yum, yum! I myself am a vegetarian these days, so I decline to partake… but I have tried some in the past! And it was, um, interesting. 😉
Cinematically speaking, though, today seems like an apropos day to showcase some men in kilts!
1) Liam Neeson in Rob Roy (1995)
2) Mel Gibson in Braveheart (1995)
3) Christopher Lambert in Highlander (1986)
4) Bill Travers in Geordie (1955) ~ wonderful book too, by the way!
5) David McCallum in Kidnapped (1978) ~ this is a gem of a production, and though obscure, is well worth seeking out!
(My acknowledgements to the following website for the photos, which are generally quite hard to find: http://www.davidmccallumfansonline.com)
6) Billy Connolly in Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown (1997)
7) various digitally drawn laddies in Brave (2012)
And to conclude, although these are not pics from movies per se, I’d like to add a few photos of well-known Scottish actors wearing various versions of their native finery….
~ Ewan McGregor ~
~ Gerard Butler ~
~ Sean Connery ~
~ And one pair of “trews”, on Billy Connolly ~