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Peter Mullan

Director, Actor

Films to Rent

OrphansOrphans (1997) Recommended
Dir. Peter Mullan
Feat. Douglas Henshall, Gary Lewis, Rosmarie Stevenson
The writer/directing debut of Peter Mullen, star of MY NAME IS JOE,is an expectedly raw and bleakly humorous journey through the darker side of…
My Name Is JoeMy Name Is Joe (1998) Aro Favourite
Dir. Ken Loach
Feat. Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall
Dir. Ken Loach revisits his mainstay – the not–working–class of urban Britain, this time extending further north to the slums of…
Miss JulieMiss Julie (1999) Recommended
Dir. Mike Figgis
Feat. Saffron Burrows, Peter Mullan, Mary Doyle Kennedy
The puritan 19th century Swedish setting of August Strindberg's one–act play yields dramatic dividends in its fraught affair between flighty…
Escort, TheEscort, The (Mauvaise Passe) (1999)
Dir. Michel Blanc
Feat. Daniel Auteuil, Stuart Townsend, Noah Taylor
A ruffled Frenchman (Auteuil) – family man and professor – in the throes of a mid–life crisis travels to London, where he enjoys…
Claim, TheClaim, The (2000)
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Peter Mullan, Nastassja Kinski, Sarah Polley
On the mountainous frontier of the 1860s California goldrush, dir. Winterbottom (JUDE, WONDERLAND) reimagines Thomas Hardy’s ‘The Mayor of…
Ordinary Decent CriminalOrdinary Decent Criminal (2001)
Dir. Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Feat. Kevin Spacey, Linda Fiorentino, Peter Mullan
Fairly decent, but ordinary rerun of the same events covered by Boorman's THE GENERAL, detailing the colourful life of Irish gangster Martin Cahill…
Session 9Session 9 (2001) Recommended
Dir. Brad Anderson
Feat. Peter Mullan, David Caruso, Josh Lucas
A “haunted house” movie with a difference, this is an intense, thinking person’s spook session involving a team of tradesmen hired to clean up…
Magdalene Sisters, TheMagdalene Sisters, The (2002) Recommended
Dir. Peter Mullan
Devastatingly sober and straight–forward account of three young women who in 1965 were incarcerated in an Irish Roman Catholic centre for…
Young AdamYoung Adam (2003) Recommended
Dir. David Mackenzie
Feat. Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan
Evocatively set amid the grimy canal barges of post–WW2 Scotland, this follows the shady fortunes of a failed writer (McGregor), whose…
Kiss of LifeKiss of Life (2003)
Dir. Emily Young
Feat. Peter Mullan, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, David Warner
While an aid–worker (Mullan) cut adrift in wartorn Eastern Europe tries to make his way home to London, his waiting family seem lost in a limbo…
Shoebox Zoo (TV Series)Shoebox Zoo (TV Series) (2004)
Dir. Justin Molotnikov
Feat. Vivien Endicott Douglas, Jason Connery, Rik Mayall
An imaginative British fantasy series for children, has a Canadian exchange student (Douglas) living in Edinburgh inherit a box of toy animals, that…
CriminalCriminal (2004)
Dir. Greg Jacobs
Feat. John C. Reilly, Diego Luna, Maggie Gyllenhaal
A reasonably successful American replay of the Argentian thriller NINE QUEENS, this sees a con artist (Reilly) take an apprentice (Luna) under his…
On a Clear DayOn a Clear Day (2005) Recommended
Dir. Gaby Dellal
Feat. Peter Mullan, Brenda Blethyn, Sean McGinley
Smoothly delivered feelgooder has Peter Mullan (MY NAME IS JOE) playing a middle–aged Glaswegian dockworker who decides to affirm himself and…
Children of MenChildren of Men (2006) Aro Favourite
Dir. Alfonso Cuaron
Feat. Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Clive Owen is pursued across a dystopian England of 2027 in this stimulating, pertinent sci–fi parable, rendered with stunning virtuosity by…
True NorthTrue North (2006)
Dir. Steve Hudson
Feat. Peter Mullan, Martin Compston, Gary Lewis
Devastating thriller concerning the crew of a Scottish trawler in financial strife who smuggle Chinese immigrants in appalling conditions across the…
Boy ABoy A (2007) Recommended
Dir. John Crowley
Feat. Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Siobhan Finneran
Celebrated British drama following a young man's struggle to adjust to everyday life in Manchester after spending most of his teenagehood in…
Fixer, The (TV Series)Fixer, The (TV Series) (2008)
Feat. Andrew Buchan, Tamzin Outhwaite, Peter Mullan
Punchy, well executed thriller in the tradition of SPOOKS sees a team of misfits, all with shady pasts, collaborate to bring down Britain's most…
NedsNeds (2010)
Dir. Peter Mullan
Feat. Connor McCarron
Dark coming–of–age story where a promising young student becomes dangerously entwined in Glasgow's violent gangland. Director Peter…
War HorseWar Horse (2011)
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Feat. Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, Emily Watson
Steven Spielberg revives the magic of Old Hollywood with this rousing saga of a plucky farm stallion who goes on to inspire soldiers and citizens…
TyrannosaurTyrannosaur (2011)
Dir. Paddy Considine
Feat. Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan
A violent alcoholic is drawn to a saintly thrift shop worker in this harrowing but redemptive kitchen sink drama from…
Top of the Lake (TV Series)Top of the Lake (TV Series) (2013) Recommended
Dir. Jane Campion, Gerard Lee
Feat. Elisabeth Moss, Peter Mullan, David Wenham
An unnerving, atmosphere–rich 'feminist' policier from Australasian auteur Jane Campion, centred on the mystery of a 12–year–old…
Welcome to the PunchWelcome to the Punch (2013)
Dir. Eran Creevy
Feat. James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough
James McAvoy and Mark Strong square off as obsessive cop and elusive criminal mastermind respectively in this high–performance thriller set in…
Sunshine on LeithSunshine on Leith (2013) Recommended
Dir. Dexter Fletcher
Feat. Antonia Thomas, Peter Mullan, Jason Flemyng
Bouncing off the solid catalogue of hits from died–in–the–wool Scots popsters The Proclaimers, this jubilant musical inspires with…
HerculesHercules (2014)
Dir. Brett Ratner
Feat. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Ian McShane, John Hurt
Entertaining sword–and–sandals schlock, with Dwayne Johnson muscling up as the legendary Greek demigod.
Olive Kitteridge (TV Mini-Series)Olive Kitteridge (TV Mini-Series) (2014) Aro Favourite
Dir. Lisa Cholodenko
Feat. Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Ann Dowd
Frances McDormand is superb as the forbidding Olive Kitteridge in this exemplary HBO adaptation of Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize–winning…
Sunset SongSunset Song (2015)
Dir. Terence Davies
Feat. Agyness Deyn, Peter Mullan, Kevin Guthrie
Dir. Terence Davies applies his refined visual sensibility to this luminescent adaptation of the Scottish literary classic of the 1930's by Lewis…
Quarry (TV Series)Quarry (TV Series) (2016)
Dir. Greg Yaitanes, John Hillcoat
Feat. Logan Marshall-Green, Jodi Balfour, Damon Herriman
A dark yet realistic crime drama series in which a disillusioned Vietnam War vet returns home to Memphis in 1972 only to find rejection and scrutiny,…
Tommy's HonourTommy's Honour (2016)
Dir. Jason Connery
Feat. Jack Lowden, Peter Mullan, Sam Neill
Father and son camaraderie and rivalry lies at the heart of this bittersweet tale of the real–life founders of the modern game of golf set in…
Mum (TV Series)Mum (TV Series) (2016-2019) Recommended
Dir. Richard Laxton
Feat. Lesley Manville, Peter Mullan
Quality British character comedy following twelve months in the life of a newly widowed mother in her late fifties who attempts to rebuild her life…
Gunpowder (TV Mini-series)Gunpowder (TV Mini-series) (2017)
Dir. J Blakeson
Feat. Kit Harington, Peter Mullan, Mark Gatiss
Three–part BBC dramatisation of the famous Gunpowder Plot in London of 1605 where activist Guy Fawkes conspires with a group of provincial…

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