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Peter Mullan



Best known for his award-winning portrayal of a recovering alcoholic in Ken Loach's My Name Is Joe (1998), Scottish actor Peter Mullan has been appearing in films since 1990. He first worked with director Loach in 1991's Riff Raff, and he has appeared in a number of popular Scottish films, including Danny Boyle's Shallow Grave (1994) and Trainspotting (1996), and Mel Gibson's Braveheart (1995). In 1998, the same year that he won the Cannes Film Festival's Best Actor prize for My Name Is Joe, Mullan made his feature directorial and screenwriting debut with Orphans. The story of four siblings gathered in Glasgow for their mother's funeral, it earned fairly positive reviews and comparisons to Gillies MacKinnon's Small Faces (1995). The following year, Mullan starred opposite Saffron Burrows in Miss Julie, Mike Figgis' adaptation of August Strindberg's tale about the disastrous affair between a wealthy young woman and her servant. He then went on to act in prominent roles for Ordinary Decent Criminal (1999), The Claim (2000), and Session 9 (2001). In 2002, he returned to directing and screenwriting with the controversial film The Magdalene Sisters, which managed to both win the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and be condemned by the Vatican.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
83% Tommy's Honour
  • Tom Morris
2017
81% Sunset Song
  • John Guthrie
2016
91% Hector
  • Actor
2015
60% Hercules
  • Sitacles
2014
No Score Yet The Loch
  • Actor
2014
50% Welcome to the Punch
  • Roy Edwards
2013
92% Sunshine on Leith
  • Rab
2013
No Score Yet Long Distance Information
  • Jack
2013
63% The Liability
  • Peter
2013
30% The Man Inside
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet The Steamie
  • Actor
2012
76% War Horse
  • Ted Narracott
2011
83% Tyrannosaur
  • Joseph
2011
94% Neds
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Mr. McGill
  • Screenwriter
2011
78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
  • Yaxley
2010
91% Red Riding: 1980
  • Martin Laws
2010
90% Red Riding: 1983
  • Martin Laws
2009
100% Red Riding: 1974
  • Martin Laws
2009
56% Stone of Destiny
  • Ian's Father
2008
88% Boy A
  • Terry
2007
16% The Last Legion
  • Odoacer
2007
No Score Yet The Trial of Tony Blair
  • Gordon Brown
2007
No Score Yet Dog Altogether
  • Actor
2007
92% Children of Men
  • Syd
2006
80% True North
  • Riley
2006
67% On a Clear Day
  • Frank
2006
No Score Yet Cargo
  • Brookes
2005
69% Criminal
  • William Hannigan
2004
62% Young Adam
  • Les
2004
No Score Yet Blinded
  • Actor
2004
90% The Magdalene Sisters
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2003
No Score Yet Kiss of Life
  • John
2003
63% Session 9
  • Gordon Fleming
2001
62% The Claim
  • Daniel Dillon
2000
14% Ordinary Decent Criminal
  • Stevie
2000
No Score Yet Mauvaise passe (The Escort) (The Wrong Blonde)
  • Actor
1999
88% My Name Is Joe (Mein Name ist Joe)
  • Joe Kavanagh
1999
47% Orphans
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1998
50% Fairy Tale: A True Story
  • Sergeant Farmer
1997
90% Trainspotting
  • Swanney
1996
70% Shallow Grave
  • Andy
1995
78% Braveheart
  • Veteran
1995
91% Riff-Raff
  • Jake
1991
20% Crossing the Line
  • Vince
1990

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
96% Olive Kitteridge
2014
  • Jim O'Casey
73% Quarry
2016
  • The Broker
93% Top of the Lake
2013
  • Matt Mitcham

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