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Peter Mullan has worked extensively in both film and television as an actor, director and writer. He started directing films at age 19 before moving into acting, making his theatre debut in 1988 before moving to film and television.
His film credits include War Horse, Tyrannosaur, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Neds, Children of Men, The Last Legion, Criminal, Young Adam, Session 9, The Claim, Ordinary Decent Criminal, Miss Julie, My Name is Joe, Trainspotting and Braveheart.
He recently completed filming in New Zealand for the Jane Campion directed television series Top of the Lake. His other television work includes The Fixer, Boy A, Shoe Box Zoo, Entering Blue Zone, Ruffian Hearts and Rab C Nesbitt.
Throughout his career Peter has received numerous awards and nominations. In 2011 he won a Sundance World Cinema Special Jury Prize for his role in Tyrannosaur, the role also earned him a nomination for Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards, 2011 also saw him receive a nomination for Best British Actor at the London Critics Awards. For his part of Mr Mcgill in Neds, he was awarded the World Cinema Special Jury Prize for breakout performance. His brilliant portrayal of an unemployed former alcoholic in My Name is Joe, earned him the award for Best Actor at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival, as well as best actor at the Valladolid International Film Festival.
Peters is also a award winning writer and director, his films include Orphans and The Magdalene Sisters, which won the European Union Media Prize, the ALFS award for Best British Director and the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for, amongst others, a Cesar award, the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film at the BAFTAs, the Best Screenplay BAFTA.
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