Peter Mullan was born on November 2, 1959 in Peterhead, Scotland. Peter became interested in directing films at the age of 19 when he made several shorts. Rejected when he applied for admittance to the National Film School, he decided to turn to acting, and made his debut in the theatre in 1988, later moving to films and television. He obtained recognition from the roles he played in such films as “Riff-Raff” (1991) directed by Ken Loach, “Braveheart” (1995) directed by Mel Gibson and “Trainspotting” (1996) directed by Danny Boyle. He was awarded Best Leading Actor at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998 for “My Name Is Joe” (1998), directed by Ken Loach. He turned to directing with “Close” (1993) and he’s also directed a few episodes of the BBC TV series, “Cardiac Arrest” (1994), which earned him a best director nomination from the Royal Television Society.
Mullan’s only Euro-western was as an actor: Daniel Dillon in the 1999 film “The Claim”.
Today we celebrate Peter Mullan’s 55th birthday.