Gillies MacKinnon

Gillies MacKinnon

Highest Rated: 92% The Playboys (1992)

Lowest Rated: 42% Whisky Galore! (2016)

Birthday: Jan 8, 1948

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

A former art teacher and cartoonist, Gillies MacKinnon became intrigued with film and started experimenting with the medium. His work won him acceptance into the National Film School, where he first met future collaborator Shane Connaughton. "Passing Glory" (1986), his graduation film, also marked his first collaboration with his brother Billy, who served as producer. MacKinnon's first film given any wide release was "Conquest of the South Pole," a 1989 docudrama about unemployed Edinburgh youths who attempt to recreate Roald Amundsen's expedition to the South Pole. He followed this with two BBC telefilms, "Needle" (1990) and "The Grass Arena" (1991). The latter, based on the true story of an alcoholic ex-boxer who finds redemption as a chess champion, won MacKinnon the prestigious Michael Powell Award at the 1991 Edinburgh Film Festival.




50% 65% The Last Bus Director - 2021
42% 50% Whisky Galore! Director - 2016
67% 52% Castles In The Sky Director - 2014
No Score Yet 67% The History of Mr. Polly Director - 2007
No Score Yet 42% Tara Road Director - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunpowder, Treason and Plot -- Mary Queen of Scots Director - 2004
No Score Yet 72% Pure Director $102.0K 2002
No Score Yet 48% The Escapist Director - 2002
No Score Yet 78% The Last of the Blonde Bombshells Director - 2000
66% 60% Hideous Kinky Director - 1998
60% 78% Regeneration Director $19.3K 1997
No Score Yet 14% Trojan Eddie Director $11.9K 1996
67% 87% Small Faces Director $160.7K 1995
43% 56% A Simple Twist of Fate Director $3.4M 1994
92% 54% The Playboys Director $4.9M 1992
No Score Yet 62% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Love's Sweet Song Director - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Grass Arena Director - 1991


No Score Yet 79% Inspector George Gently Director 2011
77% 74% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Director 1993