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Biography #2 (for Criminal)

Peter Mullan is an acclaimed writer, director and actor. The Magdalene Sisters, which he wrote and directed, received two BAFTA Award nominations in 2003 for Best Original Screenplay and Best British Film. The year before, it was honored with a Discovery Award at the Toronto Film Festival and a Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival.

An established actor, in the 1990s Mullan starred in The Big Man and Riff-Raff. He worked alongside Ewan McGregor in Danny Boyle's films Shallow Grave and Trainspotting and with Mel Gibson in Braveheart. In 1998, he received Best Actor Awards at the Cannes Film Festival, the Valladolid Film Festival and the Empire Film Awards for his role as Joe in Ken Loach's My Name is Joe.

More recently, he appeared in Young Adam, opposite Ewan McGregor and Tilda Swinton; Miss Julie, opposite Saffron Burrows; Ordinary Decent Criminal with Kevin Spacey; director Michael Winterbottom's The Claim with Milla Jovovich and Natassja Kinski and Session 9, directed by Brad Anderson.

In 1993, he made his film debut as a director-writer on the short film Close, which won the Michael Samuelson Best Film Award and marked the beginning of a long-term collaboration between Mullan and Frances Higson. This was followed by Good Day for the Bad Guys in 1995 and in 1996, Fridge, which received interna­tional acclaim, collecting among other awards a BAFTA, the Best Film Award at the Bilbao Film Festival and Best International Drama at the Palm Springs Short Film Festival.

Mullan's first feature film, Orphans, which he both wrote and directed received an enthusiastic response from audiences and critics alike, winning many international awards including Best Film at the 1998 Venice Film Festival, the Grand Prix Du Jury at the Paris Film Festival and Best European Screenplay at the Barcelona Film Festival.

For television, Mullan has directed several episodes of the BBC's drama Cardiac Arrest, starring Helen Baxendale, for which he earned a nomination for Best Director from the Royal Television Society. As an actor, his television work includes Taggart co-starring with Marc McMannus and the BBC comedies Ruffian Hearts with Maureen Beattie and Ewen Bremner and Rab C Nesbitt with Gregor Fisher.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Criminal" (16-Sep-2004)


Biography #3 (for The Magdalene Sisters)

Peter Mullan is an acclaimed writer, director and actor. As a director and writer he made his debut with the short film Close in 1993. It won the Michael Samuelson Best Film Award and marked the beginning of a long-term collaboration with THE MAGDALENE SISTERS producer Frances Higson. This was followed shortly by Good Day For The Bad Guys in 1995 and Fridge in 1996, which received international acclaim collecting among others a BAFTA, Best Film at Bilbao Film Festival and Best International Drama at Palm Springs Short Film Festival. Mullan's first feature film Orphans, which again he both wrote and directed, starred Douglas Henshall and Gary Lewis, It received an enthusiastic response from audiences and critics alike, winning many international awards including Best Film at Venice Film Festival and Best European Screenplay at Barcelona Film Festival in 1999.

Mullan's film credits include The Big Man and Riff-Raff in the 1990s. He worked alongside Ewan McGregor in Danny Boyle's Shallow Grave and Trainspotting and with Mel Gibson in Braveheart. His role as Joe in Ken Loach's My Name is Joe, in 1998, won him critical acclaim and a Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival, Valladolid Film festival and Empire Film Awards. His most recent work includes Miss Julie, in 1999, opposite Saffron Burrows, Ordinary Decent Criminal with Kevin Spacey, Michael Winterbottom's The Claim with Milla Jovovich and Natassja Kinski and Session 9 directed by Brad Anderson.

Peter has also directed for television, including several episodes of the BBC drama Cardiac Arrest, starring Helen Baxendale, which earned him a nomination for Best Director at the Royal Television Society. His television work as an actor includes Taggart co-starring Marc McMannus and BBC comedies Ruffian Hearts with Maureen Beattie and Ewen Bremner and Rab C Nesbitt with Gregor Fisher.

Bio courtesy Momentum Pictures for "The Magdalene Sisters" (01-Jan-2000)


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