Cast in "Eragon" a fantasy/adventure movie based on the novel of the same name
Cast in Danny Cannon's "Goal! The Dream Begins"
Cast in Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York"
Supported Michael Caine in "Shiner"; screened at the San Sebastian Film Festival
Breakthrough screen role as the striking miner whose youngest son expresses an interest in becoming a ballet dancer in the crowd-pleasing "Billy Elliot"
Acted with Sean McGinley in the screen adaptation of Samuel Beckett's play "What Where"; screened at Toronto Film Festival; released theatrically in summer 2001 as part of the package "Samuel Beckett on Film" before airing on TV
Played supporting role in "The Match", a drama about a soccer team; released direct-to-video in USA in 2001
Acted in the direct-to-video thriller "Postmortem", starring Charlie Sheen; played on Cinemax in 1999
Reunited with Loach for "My Name Is Joe", a portrait of a recovering alcoholic scripted by Laverty and starring Peter Mullan; cast as a former hard-drinking security guard
Had featured role as the sanctimonious oldest sibling in "Orphans", directed by Mullan
US TV acting debut in the made for cable movie "The Princess Stallion"
Had supporting role in "Carla's Song", starring Carlyle; written by Paul Laverty and directed by Kenneth Loach
Feature film debut, "Shallow Grave"; Mullan had co-starring role
Began acting in films in Peter Mullan's short "Close"; not completed until 1994
Began acting career at age 32 when he joined the recently formed Raindog Theatre, founded by Robert Carlyle
Raised in Easterhouse section of Glasgow, Scotland
Acted in two shorts directed by Mullan, "Good Day for the Bad Guys" (1995) and "Fridge" (1996)