Gillies MacKinnon

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gillies MacKinnon (born 8 January 1948, Glasgow) is a Scottish film director and writer. His film credits include Hideous Kinky, Small Faces and Regeneration. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gillies MacKinnon, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)

When Michael McCann is thrown over by the woman he loves, he becomes something of a misanthrope and a miser, spending all of his spare money on collectible gold coins. Living in the same town is an affluent family with two sons: John and Tanny. Tanny's a wild boy, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Laura Linney  •  Catherine O'Hara

When Michael McCann is thrown over by the woman he loves, he becomes something of a misanthrope and a miser, spending all of his spare money on collectible gold coins. Living in the same town is an affluent family with two sons: John and Tanny. Tanny's a wild boy, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Laura Linney  •  Catherine O'Hara

Hideous Kinky (1998)

In 1972, disenchanted about the dreary conventions of English life, 25-year-old Julia heads for Morocco with her daughters, six-year-old Lucy and precocious eight-year-old Bea.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Bella Riza  •  Carrie Mullan

In 1972, disenchanted about the dreary conventions of English life, 25-year-old Julia heads for Morocco with her daughters, six-year-old Lucy and precocious eight-year-old Bea.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Bella Riza  •  Carrie Mullan

Small Faces (1996)

Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging hormones, the story ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Iain Robertson  •  Joseph McFadden  •  Steven Duffy  •  Laura Fraser

Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging hormones, the story ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Iain Robertson  •  Joseph McFadden  •  Steven Duffy  •  Laura Fraser

The History of Mr Polly (2007)

When Alfred Polly fails to find fulfilment as a shop keeper, he leaves his wife and sets out on the open road to see where freedom leads.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Lee Evans  •  Anne-Marie Duff  •  Richard Coyle  •  Richard Elfyn

When Alfred Polly fails to find fulfilment as a shop keeper, he leaves his wife and sets out on the open road to see where freedom leads.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Lee Evans  •  Anne-Marie Duff  •  Richard Coyle  •  Richard Elfyn

The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000)

After Elizabeth's husband dies, she begins to play her tenor saxophone again, and remembers when she was 15 and a member of the Blonde Bombshells, an all-girl (with one exception) swing band. Accompanied by the exception and urged on by her grand-daughter, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Ian Holm  •  Joan Sims  •  June Whitfield

After Elizabeth's husband dies, she begins to play her tenor saxophone again, and remembers when she was 15 and a member of the Blonde Bombshells, an all-girl (with one exception) swing band. Accompanied by the exception and urged on by her grand-daughter, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Ian Holm  •  Joan Sims  •  June Whitfield

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Love's Sweet Song (2000)

Indiana Jones and Remy Baudouin arrive in Ireland in April 1916 on their way to London where they plan to join the Belgian Army. In order to raise enough money for their fare to Englandm, they both start get a job at a local pub. Here Indy meets struggling play ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon  •  Carl Schultz
CAST:  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  Ronny Coutteure  •  Elizabeth Hurley  •  John Lynch

Indiana Jones and Remy Baudouin arrive in Ireland in April 1916 on their way to London where they plan to join the Belgian Army. In order to raise enough money for their fare to Englandm, they both start get a job at a local pub. Here Indy meets struggling play ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon  •  Carl Schultz
CAST:  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  Ronny Coutteure  •  Elizabeth Hurley  •  John Lynch

Trojan Eddie (1996)

The story of Eddie, a small town ex con, who discovers he has talent for selling anything and everything. Eddie sees a way to rise above the low life by setting up on his own; what he didn't bargin for was the murder and mahem along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Stephen Rea  •  Richard Harris  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Brendan Gleeson

The story of Eddie, a small town ex con, who discovers he has talent for selling anything and everything. Eddie sees a way to rise above the low life by setting up on his own; what he didn't bargin for was the murder and mahem along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Stephen Rea  •  Richard Harris  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Brendan Gleeson

The Playboys (1992)

A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of a wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty (Albert Finney) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Robin Wright  •  Milo O’Shea

A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of a wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty (Albert Finney) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Robin Wright  •  Milo O’Shea

Tara Road (2005)

Two grieving women - Ria, a Dublin mom whose husband discloses he's in love with a woman already pregnant, and Marilyn, a Connecticut Yankee who's son has died - swap houses for a couple months. Marilyn finds solace in Ria's garden and becomes friends with Colm, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Andie MacDowell  •  Olivia Williams  •  Stephen Rea  •  Heike Makatsch

Two grieving women - Ria, a Dublin mom whose husband discloses he's in love with a woman already pregnant, and Marilyn, a Connecticut Yankee who's son has died - swap houses for a couple months. Marilyn finds solace in Ria's garden and becomes friends with Colm, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Andie MacDowell  •  Olivia Williams  •  Stephen Rea  •  Heike Makatsch

The Escapist (2002)

Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, but the evil ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Gary Lewis  •  Jodhi May  •  Andy Serkis

Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, but the evil ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Gary Lewis  •  Jodhi May  •  Andy Serkis

The Grass Arena (1992)

The Grass Arena is based on the autobiography of John Healy. Raised in an strongly religious family, with an abusive father, John soon learns that he has to defend himself. Growing into adulthood he takes up boxing, but soon falls victim to alcoholism. His boxing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Mark Rylance  •  Pete Postlethwaite  •  Lynsey Baxter  •  Marian McLoughlin

The Grass Arena is based on the autobiography of John Healy. Raised in an strongly religious family, with an abusive father, John soon learns that he has to defend himself. Growing into adulthood he takes up boxing, but soon falls victim to alcoholism. His boxing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Mark Rylance  •  Pete Postlethwaite  •  Lynsey Baxter  •  Marian McLoughlin

Pure (2002)

A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Harry Eden  •  Vinnie Hunter  •  Keira Knightley  •  Molly Parker

A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Harry Eden  •  Vinnie Hunter  •  Keira Knightley  •  Molly Parker

Regeneration (1997)

Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, two of England's most important World War I poets are sent, along with other traumatized combatants, to a rest home in order to treat their emotional troubles, caused by the psychological fatigue that suffer the soldiers fighting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Jonathan Pryce  •  James Wilby  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Stuart Bunce

Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, two of England's most important World War I poets are sent, along with other traumatized combatants, to a rest home in order to treat their emotional troubles, caused by the psychological fatigue that suffer the soldiers fighting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Jonathan Pryce  •  James Wilby  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Stuart Bunce

Castles in the Sky (2014)

England, while the storm clouds of Nazism menace Germany. Robert Watson Watt and a team of eccentric and brilliant meteorologists struggle to turn the mere idea of radar into a functional reality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Eddie Izzard  •  Karl Davies  •  Laura Fraser  •  Lesley Harcourt

England, while the storm clouds of Nazism menace Germany. Robert Watson Watt and a team of eccentric and brilliant meteorologists struggle to turn the mere idea of radar into a functional reality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Eddie Izzard  •  Karl Davies  •  Laura Fraser  •  Lesley Harcourt

Whisky Galore (2016)

The story of the inhabitants of the isolated Scottish island of Todday, in the Outer Hebrides, where gloom sets in as their wartime rationing of whisky runs out. When cargo ship the SS Cabinet Minister runs aground the shrewd islanders run rings around the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Gregor Fisher  •  Eddie Izzard  •  James Cosmo  •  Kevin Guthrie

The story of the inhabitants of the isolated Scottish island of Todday, in the Outer Hebrides, where gloom sets in as their wartime rationing of whisky runs out. When cargo ship the SS Cabinet Minister runs aground the shrewd islanders run rings around the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Gregor Fisher  •  Eddie Izzard  •  James Cosmo  •  Kevin Guthrie

Torvill & Dean (2018)

Biopic of the British ice dancers and British, European, Olympic and World champions, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Poppy Lee Friar  •  Will Tudor  •  Stephen Tompkinson  •  Jo Hartley

Biopic of the British ice dancers and British, European, Olympic and World champions, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Poppy Lee Friar  •  Will Tudor  •  Stephen Tompkinson  •  Jo Hartley

Conquest of the South Pole (1989)

A Group of unemployed Edinburgh youths embark on a recreation of Roald Amundsen's historic expedition to the South Pole.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Stevan Rimkus  •  Leonard O'Malley  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Alastair Galbraith

A Group of unemployed Edinburgh youths embark on a recreation of Roald Amundsen's historic expedition to the South Pole.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Stevan Rimkus  •  Leonard O'Malley  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Alastair Galbraith

Needle (1990)

Needle paints a harrowing picture of a Liverpool overrun by drugs, charting a young man's nightmarish descent into intravenous heroin use and AIDS and a police and political leadership incapable of the imagination or courage necessary to respond to the drug problem.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Sean McKee  •  Emma Bird  •  Pete Postlethwaite  •  Anna Keaveney

Needle paints a harrowing picture of a Liverpool overrun by drugs, charting a young man's nightmarish descent into intravenous heroin use and AIDS and a police and political leadership incapable of the imagination or courage necessary to respond to the drug problem.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Sean McKee  •  Emma Bird  •  Pete Postlethwaite  •  Anna Keaveney

The Last Bus (2021)

Widower Tom, on the recent passing of his wife Mary, uses his free bus pass to travel the length of Britain from John O'Groats in Scotland to Land's End in Cornwall, their shared birthplace, using only local buses. It's an incident-fuelled nostalgia trip and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Timothy Spall  •  Phyllis Logan

Widower Tom, on the recent passing of his wife Mary, uses his free bus pass to travel the length of Britain from John O'Groats in Scotland to Land's End in Cornwall, their shared birthplace, using only local buses. It's an incident-fuelled nostalgia trip and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Timothy Spall  •  Phyllis Logan