Trainspotting 2: Spud '˜sacked' on building site

HERE is bumbling Trainspotting loser Spud as you've never seen him before '“ in work.

Friday, 20th May 2016, 9:17 am
Updated Friday, 20th May 2016, 10:32 am
Ewen 'Spud' Bremner on location for Trainspotting 2. Picture: supplied
Ewen 'Spud' Bremner on location for Trainspotting 2. Picture: supplied

The loveable character, played by Ewen Bremner, famously dodged a job interview while high on drugs in the 1996 classic film.

But it has now emerged that Spud manages to get a joiner’s job on a building site in the much-anticipated sequel.


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He is pictured here filming scenes on a building site in Wester Hailes.

William Lindsay, health and safety manager with construction firm Lovell, who monitored activity on the film set, said: “The film crew were with us for about two hours for what will probably be only 30 seconds of footage in the finished film.

“The idea is that Spud has got his life together and is using his carpentry skills but then it all goes wrong, he turns up late, has words with the site manager and he’s fired.”

Real-life project manager Andy Frew may also feature in the finished film and he was filmed “firing” the hapless Spud.

Mr Lindsay said Trainspotting director Danny Boyle filmed in Wester Hailes with around 30 crew members and 12 extras.

He said: “It was a brilliant experience. Danny Boyle was a really nice guy, he was happy to pose for pictures and talk to everyone.”

But Mr Lindsay reckons Ewen Bremner should probably stick to the day job.

He added: “He was pretty clumsy when he was using a saw – I was worried he was going to take his thumb off.”