Peter Mullan Biography

Young Adam

Young Adam

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Released: May 28, 2004
Director: David Mackenzie
Producer: Jeremy Thomas
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan, Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone, Therese Bradley, Ewan Stewart, Stuart McQuarrie, Pauline Turner, Alan Cooke, Rory McCann
Genre: Thriller
Length: 93 minutes
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Peter Mullan Biography


This Glasgow, Scotland native found footing in acting, directing and writing. Two years after making his professional debut in theater, Mullan was voted best theatrical performance of the year in Crow. Other theater productions include Macbeth and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (directed by Robert Carlyle).

He first worked with Ken Loach in 1991 on Riff Raff (1990). He has since appeared in The Big Man (1990), Shallow Grave (1994), Braveheart (1995), and as Mother Superior in Trainspotting (1996).

In 1998, he received numerous best actor awards and nominations for his role of a recovering alcoholic in Ken Loach's My Name is Joe. He continues to garner starring roles in films such as Miss Julie (1999) and The Claim (2001).

Peter has directed many television dramas and several short films, including 1995's The Fridge, which won a Scottish BAFTA and many other international awards. His debut feature film Orphans (1997) also won many awards, as did The Magdalene Sisters (2003), which he wrote, directed and played a part.


Blinded (2004)
Criminal (2004)
Young Adam (2004)
Kiss of Life (2003)
This Little Life (2003)
The Magdalene Sisters (2003)
Session 9 (2001)
The Claim (2000)
Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)
Mauvaise passe (1999)
Miss Julie (1999)
My Name Is Joe (1998)
FairyTale: A True Story (1997)
Trainspotting (1996)
Good Day for the Bad Guys (1995)
Ruffian Hearts (1995)
Braveheart (1995)
Shallow Grave (1994)
The Big Man (1990)
Riff-Raff (1990)

Filmography (director):

The Magdalene Sisters (2003)
Orphans (1997)
Fridge (1996)
Good Day for the Bad Guys (1995)


Actor The Vanishing (2018)
Director NEDS (2011)
Actor On a Clear Day (2006)
Actor Criminal (2004) (2004)
Actor Young Adam (2004)
Director The Magdalene Sisters (2003)
Actor Session 9 (2001)
Actor The Claim (2000)
Actor Miss Julie (1999) (1999)
Actor My Name Is Joe (1999)