Peter Mullan Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 13 Aug, 2020
Facts of Peter Mullan
Date of Birth: 1959 , November-2
Age: 60 years old
Birth Nation: England
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Peter Mullan
Birth Name Peter Mullan
Father Charles Mullan
Mother Patricia Mullan
Nationality Scottish
Birth Place/City Peterhead, Scotland
Profession Actor, Director, Writer
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Children 4
Divorce Ann Swan (June 1, 1989 - 2006)
Education University of Glasgow
Awards Astra Award, Scottish BAFTA Award, Cannes Film Festival Award, Empire Award, London Critics Circle Film Award, Venice Film Festival
Movies Crossing the Line, Riff-Raff, Shallow Grave, Braveheart, Trainspotting, Children of Men, War Horse, Hercules, Hostiles
TV Show Your Cheatin' Heart, Shoebox Zoo, The Fixer, The Fear, Top of the Lake, Stonemouth, Quarry, Gunpowder, Ozark, Mum, Westworld, Cursed
Siblings 7
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Emmy Award-nominated film and television Scottish actor, director, and writer Peter Mullan has won numerous awards including Scottish BAFTA Awards, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and an Empire Award, among others, and has appeared in movies like Braveheart, Trainspotting, Children of Men, the Harry Potter franchise, War Horse, and Hostiles; and TV shows like Ozark, Westworld, and Cursed

When was Peter Mullan Born? What is his Height?

Peter Mullan was born on November 2, 1959, the seventh of eight children, to lab technician Charles Mullan and nurse Patricia Mullan. Born in Peterhead, Scotland, and raised in the suburb of Mosspark in Glasgow, Mullan is 60 years old as of August 2020 and stands at 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters).  

Peter's father was an alcoholic and abusive, dying of lung cancer when Peter was 17. As a result, Peter became involved in a street gang during his school years and spent part of his teens on the street.

He got his life together and went on to study economic history and drama at the University of Glasgow, where he got his first taste of acting.     

Career

Peter Mullan made his on-screen debut in 1988. He made his film debut in 1990 as Vince in the Scottish crime sports-drama Crossing the Line. He made his television debut as Tonto in the BBC Scotland comedy-drama miniseries Your Cheatin' Heart starring among others, Tilda Swinton 

Peter Mullan as Joe Kavanagh in My Name Is Joe SOURCE: Cinema of the World

He is perhaps most well-known for his starring role as recovering alcoholic Joe Kavanagh in the 1998 Scottish romantic-drama My Name is Joe -- a role for which he won the Best Actor distinction at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.

Mullan has been seen in a litany of blockbusters and/or critically acclaimed movies throughout his career, most notably in Mel Gibson's Oscar-winning 1995 historical epic drama Braveheart, the cult-classic 1996 British black comedy Trainspotting, and the Oscar-nominated 2006 dystopian sci-fi action-thriller Children of Men.

He was also a recurring presence on the Harry Potter film franchise, playing Corban Yaxley in the last two movies in the series: 2010's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and 2011's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.       

Additionally, he also starred as Ted Narracott in the 2011 Steven Spielberg adaptation of the eponymous 1982 novel, War Horse; General Sitacles in the 2014 film adaptation of Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson; and Lieutenant Colonel Ross McCowan in the 2018 revisionist Western drama Hostiles starring Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike.  

On television, Mullan had notable roles in shows like Shoebox Zoo, The Fixer, The Fear, Top of the Lake, Stonemouth, Quarry, Gunpowder, Ozark, Mum, and Westworld

Peter Mullan as Father Carden in Netflix's Cursed SOURCE: Decider

Most recently, Mullan starred as Father Carden in the Netflix fantasy drama series Cursed starring Katherine LangfordDevon Terrell, Gustaf SkarsgårdMatt Stokoe, Olwen FouéréCatherine Walker, and Bella Dayne.      

He is a Father of Four

Peter Mullan was married to actress/scriptwriter Ann Swan from June 1, 1989, until their divorce in 2006.      

Peter Mullan is father to four children -- three with his now-ex-wife Ann Swan and one with his ex-girlfriend Robina Qureshi -- a Pakistani-born human rights activist.  

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