About Peter Mullan:
Peter Mullan is a Scottish actor, filmmaker and socialist. He is known for his acting roles in Trainspotting, the Harry Potter film series and My Name Is Joe, winning Best Actor Award at 1998 Cannes Film Festival. Mullan is also successful art house movie director, winning Golden Lion at 59th Venice International Film Festival for The Magdalene Sisters, listed by many critics among best films of 2003 and Golden Shell at San Sebastián International Film Festival for Neds.
I guess I'm part of the art house, but we really have to shake up our ideas, because we're kind of self-parodying ourselves. We go places commercial cinema doesn't go, but sometimes it's to our own detriment.Peter Mullan
If you go into a bank or a shop and you want them to believe that you're going to shoot them, that's an acting exercise. If you want to turn to someone else who's as tooled up as you are and persuade them to put their knife down because you'll use yo...Peter Mullan
Part of the reason why so many actors lose the plot when they go over to America is that they become part of an industry, so that's why they don't want to play weak, bad or vulnerable guys - because that's not sellable; that diminishes their profit m...Peter Mullan
The working-class aspirations are worse now than when I was a kid - and it was pretty bad when I was a kid. Reality TV means they are being told they are no longer a working class, they're an underclass. Young lassies want to be Jordan or Jade, but v...Peter Mullan
In bringing the subject of religious oppression to a wider audience, I didn't just want to kick the Catholic Church but to poke a finger in the throat of theocracy and to let it be known that people shouldn't tolerate this anymore.Peter Mullan
Every film I've ever worked on, and that includes 'Braveheart' and 'Trainspotting,' I've always witnessed a director having a breakdown. Every director will have a day, without exception, where they just can't do it anymore, they don't know what to s...Peter Mullan