Peter Mullan

Born: 1959, Glasgow

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Highlighted works

  • The Magdalene Sisters

    The Magdalene Sisters

    Peter Mullan’s vein-bulgingly angry second feature dramatises the real-life reign of terror that, until shockingly recently, afflicted countless girls and young women in Ireland.

  • My Name Is Joe

    My Name Is Joe

    Peter Mullan won the best actor award at Cannes for his portrayal of a recovering alcoholic in Ken Loach’s uncompromising drama.

  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

    This knockabout heroin-addict ensemble piece put Danny Boyle and Ewan McGregor on the map and proved a shot in the arm for 1990s British cinema.

  • Children of Men

    Children of Men

    Set in a 2020s Britain without children, Alfonso Cuaron’s brilliantly shot thriller depicts an all-too-believable dystopia, where everyman Clive Owen must – literally – save the future of humanity.

  • Riff-Raff

    Riff-Raff

    Robert Carlyle and Ricky Tomlinson star in Ken Loach’s tragicomedy set on a London building site.

  • Braveheart

    Braveheart

    Mel Gibson’s muscular, multi Oscar-winning epic sees 13th-century Scots rebel William Wallace lead a war of independence from English colonial rule.

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