Peter Mullan

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  • Birth Place: Peterhead, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Screenwriter
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  • Is the third youngest of eight children.
  • Father worked at the University of Glasgow, and died on the day Peter started school there in 1977.
  • While in college, made extra money by entering disco-dancing competitions.
  • Was rejected by the National Film School.
  • While filming 2000's The Claim in the Canada Rockies, he had to be treated for hypothermia after spending six hours shooting in the snow.
  • His 2002 film, The Magdalene Sisters, about Irish-Catholic women accused of sexual misconduct and forced to toil in church-run laundries where they suffer abusive treatment, touched off a dispute with the Vatican.
  • In 2009, with three other British actors, he vowed never to work for the BBC again after the broadcaster refused to run a charity appeal for humanitarian aid in Gaza.
  • Did a fashion spread in the July 2013 British edition of Esquire magazine.


  • 2002, Toronto International Film Festival — Discovery Award: Winner
  • 2011, Sundance Film Festival — World Cinema Special Jury Prize: Dramatic for Breakout Performance: Winner
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  • 2003, BAFTA Film Awards — The Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2003, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2002, Venice Film Festival — Best Film: Winner
  • 1998, Cannes Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2004, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Foreign Film: Nominee
  • 2013, AACTA Awards — Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama: Nominee


  • Ann Swan — Ex-significant Other
  • Patricia Mullan — Mother
  • Mairi — Daughter
  • Lenny Mullan — Brother
  • Charles Mullan — Father
  • Katrin — Daughter
  • Sophia Mullan — Daughter
  • Paddy — Son
  • Robina Qureshi — Ex-significant Other


  • University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

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  • Birth Place: Peterhead, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Screenwriter