‘Trainspotting’ the Cast and Characters: Then and Now

The cast of Trainspotting 2 standing in a field

T2 Trainspotting cast | Cloud Eight Films

The 1996 black comedy, Trainspotting, is an adaptation of a book by Irvine Welsh. It showed Renton, a heroin addict, trying to get clean while being surrounded by drug-addicted friends. The movie’s plot got a lot of criticism before it came out because many feared the movie would glamorize drug use. However, the gritty film showed the dark side of drug use, became highly regarded, and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards. Now, over 20 years later, we are getting a sequel titled, T2 Trainspotting.

It’ll be interesting to see how the movie’s characters have changed after all this time, since, of course, the cast members have gotten older. So, in order to see how much the cast and characters have changed, here are the Trainspotting characters then and now.

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