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Peter Mullan is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter British born on 2 november 1959

Peter Mullan

Peter Mullan
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Birth name Peter Mullan
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 2 november 1959 (59 years)

Peter Mullan (born 2 November 1959) is a Scottish actor, filmmaker and socialist. He is known for his acting roles in Trainspotting, the Harry Potter film series and My Name Is Joe, winning Best Actor Award at 1998 Cannes Film Festival. Mullan is also successful art house movie director, winning Golden Lion at 59th Venice International Film Festival for The Magdalene Sisters, listed by many critics among best films of 2003, and Golden Shell at San Sebastián International Film Festival for Neds.

Biography

Mullan is a lifelong supporter of Celtic Football Club. A Marxist, he was a leading figure in the left-wing theatre movement which blossomed in Scotland during the Conservative Thatcher government, including stints in the 7:84 and Wildcat Theatre companies. A passionate critic of Tony Blair's New Labour government, he told The Guardian "the TUC and the Labour Party sold us [the working class] out big style, unashamedly so". Mullan took part in a 2005 occupation of the Glasgow offices of the UK Immigration Service, protesting against the UKIS's "dawn raid" tactics when deporting failed asylum seekers.

In January 2009, Mullan joined other actors in protesting against the BBC's refusal to screen a Disasters Emergency Committee appeal for Gaza. They told BBC director general Mark Thompson: "Like millions of others, we are absolutely appalled at the decision to refuse to broadcast the appeal. We will never work for the BBC again unless this disgraceful decision is reversed. We will urge others from our profession and beyond to do likewise." Mullan has agreed to appear in an adaptation of Iain Banks’ Stonemouth after the BBC aired a DEC appeal for Gaza in late 2014.

Mullan was a supporter of the Yes Scotland campaign in the Scottish independence referendum, 2014. In 2015 he criticised the BBC for "horrendous bias" against the Yes campaign and told the Radio Times that the broadcaster had "broke his heart".

Peter has three children from his long-term partner Anne Swan.

Best films

War Horse (2011)
(Actor)

Usually with

Gary Lewis
Gary Lewis
(6 films)
Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
(2 films)
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Filmography of Peter Mullan (42 films)

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Actor

Hostiles
Hostiles (2018)
, 2h14
Directed by Scott Cooper
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Historical, Western
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Adam Beach, Ben Foster, Jesse Plemons
Roles Lieutenant Colonel Ross McGowan
Rating71% 3.595193.595193.595193.595193.59519
En 1892, le capitaine Joseph J. Blocker, légende de l'armée américaine, est chargé d'une mission qu'il accepte à contrecœur. Avec ses hommes, il doit escorter Yellow Hawk, un chef de guerre cheyenne mourant, ainsi que sa famille, pour retourner sur leurs terres tribales. Durant le voyage entre le Nouveau-Mexique et le Montana, les militaires et les Cheyennes vont devoir faire preuve de solidarité et d'entraide, pour survivre au périple, aux Comanches et aux trappeurs hostiles qu'ils vont croiser. Ils vont aussi croiser la route d'une veuve dont la famille a été assassinée par un raid comanche.
Mowgli
Mowgli (2018)

Directed by Andy Serkis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Wolves in film, Mise en scène d'un ours, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, L'enfance marginalisée, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Rohan Chand, Andy Serkis, Christian Bale, Matthew Rhys, Benedict Cumberbatch, Freida Pinto
Roles Akela
Rating65% 3.251373.251373.251373.251373.25137
Le film s'attache au parcours de Mowgli qui, enfant, est élevé par une meute de loups au cœur de la jungle indienne. Tandis qu'il apprend les lois souvent âpres de la jungle, sous la responsabilité de l'ours Baloo et de la panthère Bagheera, Mowgli est accepté par les animaux de la jungle comme l'un des leurs – sauf par le terrible tigre Shere Khan. Mais des dangers bien plus redoutables guettent notre héros, au moment où il doit affronter ses origines humaines.
Jungle Book: Origins
Directed by Andy Serkis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children
Actors Rohan Chand, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Matthew Rhys, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett
Roles Akela
Rating64% 3.249973.249973.249973.249973.24997
Mowgli, the human child, is raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. He learns the tough rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera. Mowgli is accepted by all the animals of the jungle as one of their own, but the fearsome tiger Shere Khan is not ready to accept.
Sunset Song, 2h15
Directed by Terence Davies
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Agyness Deyn, Peter Mullan, Kevin Guthrie, Hugh Ross
Roles John Guthrie
Rating64% 3.2002553.2002553.2002553.2002553.200255
The film tells the story of an Aberdeenshire farm girl Chris Guthrie (Agyness Deyn) as she searches for her independence against the odds in an epic rites of passage story set just before the Great War. The film features Peter Mullan and Kevin Guthrie and was shot in New Zealand, Luxembourg and Scotland. Produced by Iris Productions, SellOut Pictures and Hurricane Films and backed by BFI, Creative Scotland, BBC Scotland and Luxembourg Film Fund.
Hercules
Hercules (2014)
, 1h38
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Films based on mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Tobias Santelmann, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes
Roles Sitacles
Rating59% 2.9963652.9963652.9963652.9963652.996365
Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) is the leader of a band of mercenaries comprising the spear-wielding prophet Amphiaraus (Ian McShane) of Argos, the knife-throwing thief Autolycus (Rufus Sewell) of Sparta, the feral warrior Tydeus (Aksel Hennie) of Thebes, the Amazon archer Atalanta (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal) of Scythia and his nephew storyteller Iolaus (Reece Ritchie) of Athens. Hercules is said to be the demigod son of Zeus, who completed the legendary Twelve Labors, only to be betrayed by Hera who drove him insane and caused him to murder his wife Megara (Irina Shayk) and their children during a visit to King Eurystheus (Joseph Fiennes). Throughout the film, it is not clearly established that Hercules is truly the son of Zeus, and many are skeptical of the claim as well as of the stories of Hercules' famous Twelve Labors. Despite this, Hercules is frequently seen displaying unusual strength and nigh-unmatched skill in combat. Hercules is frequently haunted by the memory of the deaths of his wife and daughters by his hand, as well as visions of Cerberus.
Welcome to the Punch, 1h35
Directed by Eran Creevy
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors David Morrissey, James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, Peter Mullan, Elyes Gabel
Roles Roy Edwards
Rating60% 3.048343.048343.048343.048343.04834
Welcome To The Punch relates the story of a former English criminal Jacob Sternwood (Strong), who comes out of hiding in Iceland, in an effort to save his son when a heist goes wrong. Sternwood is the one man that London detective Max Lewinsky (McAvoy) has always been after. During their cat-and-mouse game, the two become unlikely allies, working together to expose a deeper conspiracy. Solve it, they live; fail, they die.
Sunshine on Leith, 1h40
Directed by Dexter Fletcher
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Jason Flemyng, Peter Mullan, George MacKay, Kevin Guthrie, Freya Mavor, Antonia Thomas
Roles Robert 'Rab' Henshaw
Rating65% 3.2998853.2998853.2998853.2998853.299885
The film starts in Afghanistan where an APC is on patrol while the passengers, are nervous as to whether they will still be alive ("Sky Takes the Soul"), before an ambush happens. Some time later Davy and Ally, two recently discharged British Army servicemen, return to their homes and families in Edinburgh after a tour in Afghanistan ("I'm on my Way"). Ally returns to his girlfriend Liz, a nurse who is Davy's sister. On Davy and Ally's first night home Liz introduces Davy to her English friend and colleague Yvonne at a pub, where Liz and Yvonne take part in some drunken story telling, a Scottish tradition ("Over and Done With"). Following from their blind date Davy and Yvonne strike up a romantic relationship ("Misty Blue") as Ally and Liz consider their future as a potential married couple ("Make my Heart Fly").
The Liability, 1h22
Directed by Noam Murro
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Tim Roth, Talulah Riley, Jack O'Connell, Peter Mullan, Kierston Wareing
Roles Peter
Rating58% 2.9497752.9497752.9497752.9497752.949775
Young and naive 19-year-old slacker, Adam (Jack O'Connell), lives with his mum, Nicky (Kierston Wareing), in the home of her intimidating gangster boyfriend, Peter (Peter Mullan) and is sent to conduct a day of driving for Peter's associate after Adam inadvertently views an incriminating video on Peter's laptop. This takes Adam on the road with aging hitman, Roy (Tim Roth), as he enters a world of murder for 24 hours. Roy tried to force him to kill a mysterious girl (Talulah Riley) in a forest, but he refrains from doing so, giving her the chance to escape and drive away in their vehicle.
War Horse
War Horse (2011)
, 2h26
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films about animals, Théâtre, Films about horses, Political films, Films based on plays, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Benedict Cumberbatch
Roles Ted Narracott
Rating71% 3.599933.599933.599933.599933.59993
In 1912, a teenage boy named Albert Narracott (Jeremy Irvine) from Devon, England, witnesses the birth of a Bay Thoroughbred foal and subsequently watches with admiration the growth of the young horse. Much to the dismay of his mother Rose (Emily Watson), his father Ted (Peter Mullan) buys the colt at auction, despite their needing a more suitable plough horse for the farm work. Albert's best friend, Andrew Easton (Matt Milne), watches as Albert teaches his colt many things, such as to come when he imitates the call of an owl by blowing through his cupped hands.
Tyrannosaur, 1h32
Directed by Paddy Considine
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about domestic violence, Rape and revenge films
Actors Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan, Sian Breckin, Julia Mallam, Sally Carman
Roles Joseph
Rating75% 3.7988353.7988353.7988353.7988353.798835
One night, unemployed widower Joseph (Peter Mullan) drunkenly kicks his dog Bluey to death. He buries the dog and goes to the post office, where he mocks some Asian workers then throws a brick through the window when they tell him to leave. At the pub, Joseph attacks two young men playing pool one of whom threatened and mocked him. He then hides in a second-hand shop, where employee Hannah (Olivia Colman) offers to pray for him. That night, Joseph goes to his home and is attacked by the men from the post office. The next morning, Joseph wakes up and goes to the shop, where Hannah looks after him. He begins to berate and insult her, before leaving.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, 2h10
Directed by David Yates
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman
Roles Yaxley
Rating80% 4.0499754.0499754.0499754.0499754.049975
Lord Voldemort retrieves the Elder Wand from Albus Dumbledore's grave. After burying Dobby, Harry Potter asks the help of goblin Griphook, Ron, and Hermione to break into Bellatrix Lestrange's vault at Gringotts bank, suspecting a Horcrux may be there. Griphook agrees, in exchange for the Sword of Gryffindor. Wandmaker Ollivander tells Harry that two wands taken from Malfoy Manor belonged to Bellatrix and to Draco Malfoy, but Malfoy's has changed its allegiance to Harry.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, 2h26
Directed by David Yates
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Transport films, Harry Potter, Films about dragons, Ghost films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton
Roles Death Eater Yaxley
Rating76% 3.8499653.8499653.8499653.8499653.849965
The Minister of Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour, addresses the wizarding media, stating that the Ministry would remain strong even as Lord Voldemort gains strength. Harry, Ron and Hermione prepare for a journey to find and destroy Voldemort's Horcruxes, with Harry watching Dursleys depart and Hermione wiping her parent's memories of her.
Neds
Neds (2010)
, 2h4
Directed by Peter Mullan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Gangster films
Actors Peter Mullan, Marcus Nash, Gary Lewis, David McKay, Marianna Palka, Steven Robertson
Roles Mr. McGill
Rating69% 3.497983.497983.497983.497983.49798
Neds is a dark coming-of-age film that follows the story of John McGill, a young boy growing up in 1970s Glasgow. John is a brilliant student who excels in his studies at school, but his studious nature often comes into conflict with his family's working-class background and gang-riddled neighbourhood. John's mother is a part-time hospital worker and his father is an abusive alcoholic who works as a tool maker. His older brother, Benny, is the leader of a neighbourhood gang called the Young Car-D. On a visit his Auntie Beth, who now lives in New York, encourages John to leave Scotland to pursue opportunities there when he is older.
Red Riding
Red Riding (2009)
, 4h55
Directed by James Marsh, Anand Tucker, Julian Jarrold
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Andrew Garfield, Sean Bean, David Morrissey, Rebecca Hall, John Henshaw, Mark Addy
Roles Martin Laws
Rating70% 3.54953.54953.54953.54953.5495
La trilogie présente l'évolution de divers enquêteurs autour de meurtres en série sur fond de corruption.