Peter Mullan (born 2 November 1959 in Peterhead, Scotland) is a Scottish actor and filmmaker. With his gravelly voice and strong accent, he's become very recognizable in film and television as an actor in the vein of Ray Winstone
, i.e. someone who appears tailor-made to play tough guys but approaches his roles with such thought and commitment that he's become greatly admired by colleagues and critics alike.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: With his compactly muscular frame and intimidating voice, Mullan cuts an intimidating figure. However, he's a conscientious leftist who wrote and directed The Magdalene Sisters because the victims of the Catholic Church-run Magdalene Laundries received no closure, apology or even recognition of the abuses suffered within.