Character on Once Upon A Time: Rumpelstiltskin/ Mr. Gold
Debut Season: Season 1 Episode 1
A Scottish actor, born in Maryhill, Glasgow, he is known for a variety of roles in films such as Trainspotting, The Full Monty, The World Is Not Enough, Angela’s Ashes, The 51st State, and 28 Weeks Later. In addition to his film work, he is also known for his roles in the television shows Hamish Macbeth, Stargate Universe and Once Upon A Time. Robert Carlyle has repeatedly amazed audiences with his chameleon-like ability to inhabit a range of characters. Before playing a homeless man, he went to live in the Waterloo area of London where the film was set. For a role as a bus driver, he passed the test for a PCV license in a Glasgow Leyland Atlantean bus.
Carlyle broke into the international eye in Danny Boyle’s 1996 film, Trainspotting. However it was his role in The Full Monty that brought him fully into the spotlight. The film won both box-office millions and Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture. Carlyle himself won the BAFTA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance. Other notable works include Antonia Bird’s Priest, with Tom Wilkinson, and the Emmy-nominated television movie Hitler: The Rise of Evil, in the title role of Hitler. In 2005 Carlyle was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Human Trafficking, and he starred as Dr. Nicholas Rush on the SyFy series SGU Stargate Universe, a performance for which he won the 2010 Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role. Carlyle recently completed production on the independent film California Solo.
MTV held auditions for “The Real World” (1992) there, she tried out, and was successful, appearing in the San Diego based fourteenth season. She successfully launched an acting career, making her debut with a small part in “Veronica Mars” (2004). Other roles in other TV series include “Days of Our Lives” (1965) and “Greek” (2007). She also transitioned into feature films with such projects as Sorority Row (2009), Dragonball: Evolution (2009), Sucker Punch (2011) and The Hangover Part II (2011).
The wait is finally over; Grimm has returned and is now airing on Friday at 9/8c. If you missed the latest episode you can get caught up on NBC’s official website (http://www.nbc.com/grimm/). This story behind this week’s quote is probably one most of us are familiar with, The Wolf In Sheep’s Clothes.
“Dressed in the skin, the wolf strolled into the pasture with the Sheep. Soon a little Lamb was following him about and was quickly led away to slaughter.”
Though the tale of this story has origins in biblical allegory, the variants can still be found in fairy tales. In one version of this story a wolf devises a plan to disguise himself in order to get easy access to food. He dresses in the skin of a sheep, and makes his way in to a flock, deceiving the shepherd by his costume. That evening, the shepherd placed the wolf along with the rest of the flock in their pen. “The gate was closed, and the entrance made thoroughly secure.” But at some point the shepherd decided he wanted to have sheep for dinner, so he returned to the fold during the night to obtain the meat and instead of grabbing an actual sheep, he grabbed the wolf and killed him instantly.
In another version of the tale, after fooling the shepherd, the wolf killed one sheep every day. “ When the shepherd noticed this was happening, he hanged the wolf on a very tall tree. When other shepherds asked him why he hanged a sheep, the shepherd answered: The skin is that of a sheep, but the activities were those of a wolf.’”