In pictures: Trainspotting 2 cast struggle in Edinburgh heatwave

In a moment while filming was paused, a member of the film crew carefully dabbed the red-headed actor who plays the lead character Mark Renton with sun cream. Picture: Hemedia
In a moment while filming was paused, a member of the film crew carefully dabbed the red-headed actor who plays the lead character Mark Renton with sun cream. Picture: Hemedia
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HILARIOUS heatwave pictures show Hollywood A-Lister Ewan McGregor having sun tan lotion applied to his neck while filming the sequel to cult classic Trainspotting.

The film star basked in the Edinburgh sunshine as the Scottish capital hit 24C on Tuesday afternoon.

Ewen Bremner as Spud takes cover from the sun during filming on Arthurs Seat in Edinburgh. Picture: Hemedia

Ewen Bremner as Spud takes cover from the sun during filming on Arthurs Seat in Edinburgh. Picture: Hemedia

In a moment while filming was paused, a member of the film crew carefully dabbed the red-headed actor who plays the lead character Mark Renton with sun cream.

The comical scenes were played out as pale-skinned McGregor rested on a rock at the top of Arthur’s Seat, the 822ft hill which towers over the city.

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McGregor, who was wearing an orange t-shirt and black running shorts, was spotted laughing and joking with director Danny Boyle as the sun cream was applied to him.

Ewen Bremner and Ewan McGregor chat to Danny Boyle whilst filming on Arthurs Seat in Edinburgh. Picture: Hemedia

Ewen Bremner and Ewan McGregor chat to Danny Boyle whilst filming on Arthurs Seat in Edinburgh. Picture: Hemedia

And McGregor’s pale-skinned co-star Ewen Bremner coped with the hottest day of the year in a different way as he shielded himself underneath a large blue umbrella.

The actor, who plays addict Spud in the film, was keen to protect himself from sun damage while wearing a vest and red shorts.

The iconic Edinburgh landmark of Arthur’s Seat was converted into a film set for the day as the sequel to the cult Scottish classic reached its final stages of filming.