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I'D LOVE TO PLAY SHANKS; Actor Carlyle reveals his most coveted role.

Byline: NEIL POORAN reporters@dailyrecord.co.uk

ACTOR Robert Carlyle has told fans he dreams of playing legendary football manager Bill Shankly.

The Glaswegian star of Trainspotting and The Full Monty made the revelation in an hour-long question and answer session on his Twitter page.

One of his followers asked him: "If you could play anyone, who would it be and why?" Carlyle, 52, responded: "I'm reading a book about the great Bill Shankly and if there was a film made, I'd love to play him."

Ayrshire-born Shankly, who died in 1981 at 68, managed Liverpool for 15 massively successful years before quitting in 1974.

Carlyle, who is now based in Canada, also answered questions about missing Scotland and about his role as Rumpelstiltskin in popular US fairytale drama series Once Upon a Time.

And he was quizzed by one fan about the most embarrassing thing he had ever done as an actor.

Carlyle replied: "Without a doubt, that would be stripping for The Full Monty."

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