Renton is the main protagonist in Trainspotting and T2: Trainspotting. He is played in both films by Ewan McGregor.


Renton is the Scottish anti-hero who struggles with drug addiction. He is forced to stop taking drugs after he overdoses on heroin. He tries to escape to London to start fresh but his past always manages to catch up with him. [1]

T2: TrainspottingEdit

After a heart attack causes a near death experience, <<renton>> returns to Edinburgh to mend bridges with his childhood friends. Talked into a partnership with best friend <<Sickboy>> he must find a way to keep up with Simon's schemes while simultaneously dodging the vengeful <<begbie>>.[2]


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  2. Movie Pilot