Robert Carlyle became a 'loner' during 'dark' childhood
Robert Carlyle Reveals About His Dark Childhood That Made Him A Loner: “My Mother Had Left When…” (Picture Credit: Bang Showbiz)

Robert Carlyle has always been “a bit of a loner” and believes it started during his “dark” childhood.

The ‘Trainspotting’ star’s mum walked out when he was a child and he was raised by a single dad in Glasgow, Scotland and Robert admits his tough upbringing made him feel isolated and “different” to his peers.

In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, he explained: “I’ve always been a bit of a loner to be honest … I always think about it as darkness and light, my life, because the first part of it was pretty dark. My mother had left when I was a wee boy.

“I was brought up by my dad alone in Glasgow in the 60s, and the single- parent family, there was not a lot of that around, especially a single-parent family with a father.

“That made me instantly different from the rest of the people who were around me. Genuinely, I’ve never really spoken about this before. But I guess that’s probably where it started.”

Robert went on to insist he felt like an outsider at school because he was often reminded about being part of a single-parent family.

He added: “When I was very young, yeah, definitely. It’s the little things … Back in the day, if you had to get permission for something, the teachers would say, bring a note in from your mum. Stuff like that. Of course, when you don’t have that, that really hits home, even when you’re a wee boy.”

The actor now lives in Canada with his wife Anastasia Shirley and their three children – aged 21, 19 and 17 – but he still keeps a home in Glasgow where he grew up – but Robert says he prefers the relaxed lifestyle in Vancouver.

He said: “There’s a laid-back attitude and quality here I enjoy,”

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