Rob Roy

Rob Roy
(United Artists 1995)

At $30m, Rob Roy is the biggest feature film to ever be made exclusively in Scotland. Released worldwide by United Artists in 1995, this epic story follows the legendary Scottish hero Robert Roy MacGregor (Liam Neeson) as he battles against feudal landowners in the Scottish Highlands. Featuring a stellar cast including Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, John Hurt, Eric Stoltz and Brian Cox.

Producer & Originator: Peter Broughan

Writer: Alan Sharp
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Starring: Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz. Brian Cox, Jason Flemyng

“Stirring historical drama” – Time Out New York
“Splendid, rousing”- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
“Neeson and Lange are superb” – Entertainment Weekly
“Roth is…inspired…a wild delight”- Variety

* Tim Roth was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, and won the BAFTA Award, as Best Supporting Actor in 1995.


The Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman
(MGM 2006)

The Flying Scotsman is the remarkable true story of manic-depressive Ayrshire cyclist Graham Obree.

Featuring an impressive starring turn by Johnny Lee Miller, it was the opening film of the 60th Edinburgh International Film Festival. It was acquired for worldwide distribution by MGM.

Producer: Peter Broughan

Writer: John Brown, Simon Rose, Declan Hughes

Director: Douglas Mackinnon

Starring: Jonny Lee Millar, Brian Cox, Billy Boyd


“Jonny Lee Miller is at his best. It’s a thrilling cinematic film” – Empire.

“An underdog story with teeth”- New York Post

“Engaging performance from Johnny Lee Miller”- Empire

“Impressively directed and superbly acted”- ViewLondon

“Douglas Mackinnon’s made a fine fist of a great underdog story”- Time Out

“Go See”- The Sun

“Sensitive and beautifully rendered film”- The Washington Post

“Tells a tale both fast and moving”- Chicago Tribune

* Nominated as Best Film in the 2006 BAFTA Scotland Awards

* Grand Prix prize at the Sixth Russian International Festival of Sport Films, Moscow


The Draughtsman’s Contract

The Draughtsman’s Contract
(BFI 1982)

Peter Greenaway’s breakthrough film, a lavish landmark murder-mystery set in and around a 17th Century English country house estate aflame and featuring sex, lies – and a mischievous statue.

The Draughtsman's Contract

BFI Staff Producer: Peter Broughan

Writer/ Director: Peter Greenaway

Starring: Anthony Higgins, Janet Suzman, Anne-Louise Lambert, Hugh Fraser

* Nominated, International Fantasy Film Award, Best Film – Fantasporto 1984

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Rough Cut and Ready Dubbed

Rough Cut and Ready Dubbed
(BFI 1982)

Award-winning documentary about the post-punk period between 1978 and 1981, featuring the looks, the poses, the rucks and the riots of bands and their fans. Includes footage of the Wasted Festival and some of the original bands 25 years on. Also has performances from exponents of Punk, Mod, Oi and Ska – all filmed in the same DIY ethic that spawned punk itself.

BFI Staff Producer: Peter Broughan

Directors: Hasan Shah, Dom Shaw

Starring: Stiff Little Fingers

*Winner of The Grierson Award for Best UK documentary. 1982.

*Later awards in Melbourne (Silver Boomerang), Los Angeles Filmex, Chicago, and Toronto.