Peter Mullan is an internationally renowned actor and film maker. This Scottish actor has been a regularly appearing in films since the early 1990s. Peter Mullan is known for his critically acclaimed portrayals in several movies. He is also famous for directing many critically acclaimed movies in his illustrious career. Peter Mullan was born in a town called Peterhead which is located in the north eastern part of Scotland. His father Charles Mullan was a lab technician who used to work at the Glasgow University, while his mother was Patricia, who was a nurse. The family of Peter Mullan later on moved to the town of Cardonald which is a suburb of Glasgow. Peter Mullan did a series of odd jobs during his teenage years including working as a bouncer in some south-side pubs. It was during his days as a student at the University that the acting bug caught Mullan and he began to act in stage plays during and after his graduation. He slowly graduated to acting in movies and then began to star in many Scottish films including, Braveheart and Shallow Grave. He also starred in a major supporting role in Riff-Raff. He also simultaneously began to work as a director, writer and producer of short films. Some of his early films include, Fridge, Close and Good day for the Bad Guys. He later on went on to produce and direct a full length feature film ‘orphans’, which was critically acclaimed and went on to win an award at the prestigious Venice Film Festival. His critically acclaimed performances came in several movies. The first among them was the movie ‘My Name is Joe’ which released in 1998. His role as an alcoholic won him the best actor award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. He then appeared in the lead role in the thriller movie named ‘Session 9’. In the year 2002 he directed a controversial movie ‘The Magdalene Sisters’. This movie fetched him the prestigious Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival. He has also starred in several other movies including, Children of Men, and Connolly. Peter Mullan is also known for being an active member of the left-wing theatre movement in Scotland. In fact he was a prominent member of the movement during the Thatcher regime. He is also known for being a critic of the Tony Blair regime too. One can find a lot of useful information on Peter Mullan over the internet. There are hundreds of websites on which you can find detailed information on the films that Peter Mullan has either acted in or has directed. You can also find the detailed list of films that Peter Mullan has acted in by going through different websites. You can also similarly get a list of the number of movies that Peter Mullan has directed by going through several websites. Critics have praised his style of movie making for a long time now and he has in fact won several awards for his work. You can get a fair idea about the number of awards that he has won by going through different online sources. Peter Mullan continues to direct and act in movies with the same passion and vigor which were his specialty when he entered movies. Ever innovative some of his screenwriting ideas have been termed incredible by many of his peers.