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Gillies MacKinnon


Playboys, ThePlayboys, The (1992)
Dir. Gillies MacKinnon
Feat. Robin Wright, Aidan Quinn, Albert Finney
Robin Wright and travelling player Aidan Quinn attempt to consummate their passions in the face of religion, geography and Albert Finney's drunkard…
Simple Twist of Fate, ASimple Twist of Fate, A (1994)
Dir. Gillies MacKinnon
Feat. Steve Martin, Gabriel Byrne, Laura Linney
Big–hearted family movie written by and starring Steve Martin as a recluse who is brought out of his shell by the orphaned toddler he…
Small FacesSmall Faces (1996)
Dir. Gillies MacKinnon
Feat. Iain Robertson, Joseph McFadden
An anti–nostalgic hark back to the mean streets of late '60s Glasgow into which a wee spotty lad becomes unwittingly drawn. Eschewing the…
RegenerationRegeneration (Behind the Lines) (1997) Recommended
Dir. Gillies MacKinnon
Feat. Jonathan Pryce, James Wilby, Jonny Lee Miller
An exploration of the mental trauma of trench–warfare in WWI, adapted from the novel by Pat Barker and set in a Scottish Hospital where…
Hideous KinkyHideous Kinky (1999)
Dir. Gillies MacKinnon
Feat. Kate Winslet
A post–TITANIC Kate Winslet keeps her art–house credentials dry in a more challenging role as a flakey yet driven hippie who decamps to…
Last of the Blonde Bombshells, TheLast of the Blonde Bombshells, The (2000)
Dir. Gillies MacKinnon
Feat. Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Leslie Caron
Charming light drama about a recently–widowed Judi Dench who decides to revive her saxophone playing, eventually getting the idea to reunite…
PurePure (2002)
Dir. Gillies MacKinnon
Feat. David Wenham, Molly Parker, Keira Knightley
A close–focus, earnest depiction of a mother and her ten year old son's relationship on a bleak English housing estate tainted by drug…
Gunpowder Treason and Plot (TV Mini-series)Gunpowder Treason and Plot (TV Mini-series) (2004)
Dir. Gillies MacKinnon
Feat. Robert Carlyle, Richard Coyle, Kevin McKidd
A smokingly violent historical drama, penned by Jimmy McGovern, set around the infamous plot of Guy Fawkes to blow up the English Parliament and the…
Tara RoadTara Road (2005)
Dir. Gillies MacKinnon
Feat. Andie MacDowell, Olivia Williams, Stephen Rea
An attractive cast distinguishes this middling adaptation of Mauve Binchy's (CIRCLE OF FRIENDS) best–seller, in which two women – one…
Whisky Galore!Whisky Galore! (2016)
Dir. Gillies MacKinnon
Feat. Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard, Sean Biggerstaff
Rousing modern interpretation of the Ealing comedy classic which sees Scottish Islanders attempt to commandeer cases of whiskey from a stranded ship…

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