DOB: November 2, 1959
Background: Mullan is a Scottish actor and filmmaker from a working class family. He suffered under an abusive father and joined a street gang during secondary school, but eventually he studied economic history and drama at the University of Glasgow.
Filmography: Mullan's film career began in the 1990s with roles in "Trainspotting," "Braveheart," and his collaboration with director Ken Loach, "Riff-Raff." A later project with Loach, "My Name is Joe," won him the Best Actor award at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. More recently he has played Death Eater Yaxley in the last two "Harry Potter" films, as well as the British miniseries "Red Riding" and Alfonso Cuaron's critically acclaimed "Children of Men." He will next be seen in "Tyrannosaur," directed by actor Paddy Considine, and in Steven Spielberg's "War Horse."
He has directed three feature films: "Orphans" (1998); "The Magdalene Sister" (2002), for which he won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival; and most recently "Neds" (2010).
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