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Paul McGuigan

Highest Rated:   71% Gangster No. 1 (2000)
Lowest Rated:   23% Push (2009)
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Birthplace:   Bellshill, Scotland, UK
U.K. native Paul McGuigan established himself as one of the more unique directors to make his presence known in Britain and Hollywood during the 2000s; he unveiled a particularly strong knack for handling crime material and thrillers with a gritty intensity that became a personal trademark and that prompted more than one comparison to Martin Scorsese. McGuigan grew up in England as the son of a Bellshill-based publican and began his occupational life as a still photographer, then worked his way into the documentary field, helming nonfiction assignments for Channel 4. McGuigan's foray into fiction work commenced with his short The Granton Star Cause, about a man who morphs into a fly as a divine curse; the critical acclaim netted by that effort inspired him to helm two additional self-contained episodes, also adapted from the work of Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) and stitched together as a well-received omnibus. That laid the groundwork necessary for McGuigan to move into features on a full-time basis, which he did with the inventive crime sagas Gangster No. 1 (2000) and Lucky Number Slevin (2006); in-between, McGuigan exhibited diversity by helming the compelling, IRA-themed nonfiction opus Facing the Enemy (2001) and the eerie, atmospheric romantic mystery Wicker Park (2004), and the same year's period whodunit The Reckoning. In 2008, McGuigan directed the supernatural thriller Push, starring Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning; it told of a bunch of psychics who band together to rebel against the vile government agency controlling them.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
  • Director
2017
24% Victor Frankenstein
  • Director
$75.7k 2015
23% Push
  • Director
$31.8M 2009
51% Lucky Number Slevin
  • Director
$22.5M 2006
No Score Yet Oasis: Morning Glory: Classic Album Under Review
  • Actor
2006
25% Wicker Park
  • Director
$12.9M 2004
40% The Reckoning
  • Director
2004
No Score Yet Facing the Enemy
  • Director
2002
71% Gangster No. 1
  • Director
2000
45% The Acid House
  • Director
1998
No Score Yet Oasis: ...There and Then
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Oasis: Live by the Sea
  • Actor
1995

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
85% Designated Survivor
2016
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
85% Sherlock
2010
  • Director
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2010
96% Marvel's Luke Cage
2016
  • Director
  • 2016
59% The Family
2015-2016
  • Director
  • 2016
No Score Yet Devious Maids
2013-2016
  • Director
  • 2013
29% Lucky 7
2013
  • Director
  • 2013
95% Scandal
2012
  • Director
  • 2012
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Director
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Gospel of Kevin
2017
  • Director

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