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It’s National Tartan Day! Let’s Celebrate With Some Famous Scottish Parents

On this day, we celebrate the Scottish Declaration of Independence and Scottish heritage. Here are a few celeb parents you probably didn’t know were Scottish.

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Professor X — ahem, we mean James McAvoy has starred in several blockbuster movies like Split, Atonement, and X-Men: First Class. He has one son, Brendan McAvoy.

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Michelle Gomez is best known for her role in Green Wing. But you can also find her in hit TV shows like The Flight Attendant, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and Doom Patrol (talk about range). She has a son named Harry Davenport.

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Isla Fisher is from Australia, but her parents are Scottish. She’s held supporting roles in classics like The Wedding Crashers and The Great Gatsby and stole everyone’s heart in Confessions of a Shopaholic. She is a mother of three.

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Tilda Swinton is famous for her range as an actor. She’s played an evil witch (in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) and won a best supporting actress Oscar for the film Micheal Clayton. She is also a mother of two.

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Kate Dickie is best known for her television roles as Lex in the BBC series Tinsel Town and Lysa Arryn in Game of Thrones. She has a daughter named Molly Dickie.

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Iain is a father of three (seen here with his daughter Mary Glen). He’s a fan favorite for his roles in the Resident Evil films and the television series Game of Thrones.

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If you love to laugh, you probably know Annette Crosbie. This Scottish comic is best known for her role in the BBC sitcom One Foot in the Grave. She has two children.

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Dougray Scott is known for his roles in the films Ever After, Mission: Impossible 2, and Hitman. Scott may play a lot of cold characters, but he's a father of three.

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Where would The Mummy trilogy be without Jonathan Carnahan, aka John Hannah? He is perhaps best known for his role in Four Weddings and a Funeral. Hannah is also a father of two.

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And what would this list be without THE James Bond? We lost Sean Connery in 2020, but his movies like Dr. No, Goldfinger, and Never Say Never Again will live on in Hollywood forever. He has one son, Jason Connery.

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