Peter Mullan


Peter Mullan Brief Biography

Peter Mullan
Peter Mullan (born 2 November 1959) is a Scottish actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his role in Ken Loach's My Name Is Joe (1998), for which he won Best Actor Award at 1998 Cannes Film Festival and The Claim (2000). He is also winner of the World Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Breakout Performances at 2011 Sundance Film Festival for his work on Paddy Considine's Tyrannosaur (2011). Mullan appeared as supporting or guest actor in numerous cult movies, including Riff-Raff (1991), Braveheart (1995), Trainspotting (1996), Young Adam (2003), Children of Men (2006), War Horse (2011) and the Harry Potter film series (2010-11).

Mullan is acclaimed art house movie director. He won a Golden Lion at 59th Venice International Film Festival for The Magdalene Sisters, listed by many critics among the best films of 2003 and nominated for BAFTA Award for Best British Film and European Film Award for best film, and a Golden Shell at San Sebastin International Film Festival for Neds. He is the only person to win top prizes both for acting (Cannes best actor award) and for the best film (Golden lion for The Magdalene Sisters) at major European film festivals.

Peter Mullan News

• Kit Harington's 'Gunpowder' miniseries premieres Oct. 21 on BBC
• Kit Harington stars in first teaser for BBC historical drama, 'Gunpowder'
• Liv Tyler, Kit Harington, Mark Gatiss to star in BBC miniseries 'Gunpowder'
• Steven Spielberg: 'War Horse' intended for audiences of all ages

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