The Flying Scotsman

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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