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The Cast of "Braveheart"

Mel Gibson || Sophie Marceau || Patrick McGoohan || Catherine McCormack || Brendan Gleeson || James Cosmo || David O'Hara || Angus McFadyen || Peter Hanly || Menu
Mel Gibson
William Wallace

(6k) Mel Gibson as William Wallace

MEL GIBSON was born in upstate New York and moved with his family to Australia when he was 12 years old. Gibson attended the National Institute of Dramatic Arts at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. His stage appearances include "Death of a Salesman." Gibson was eventually brought to the attention of director George Miller who cast him in "Mad Max," the film that first brought him worldwide recognition. This was followed by the title role in "Tim." Gibson's portrayal of a handicapped young man won him an Australian Film Institute Best Actor Award. He was further established as an international star by the two hit sequels to "Mad Max" "The Road Warrior" and "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" along with Peter Weir's "Gallipoli," which brought Gibson a second Australian Best Actor Award. A few years later, Weir and Gibson again collaborated on "The Year of Living Dangerously." Gibson made his American film debut in "The River." He starred in another popular trilogy with the high-grossing "Lethal Weapon" film series. Gibson's other films include "The Bounty," "Mrs. Soffel," "Tequila Sunrise," 'Bird on a Wire" and "Air America. When Gibson starred in "Hamlet" directed by Franco Zeffirelli, the film was the first to be produced by Gibson's production company Icon Productions. The role brought him the William Shakespeare Award from the Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C. Icon also produced, with Mel Gibson starring, "Forever Young" and "Maverick.

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Sophie Marceau
Princess Isabelle

(6k) Sophie Marceau as Princess Isabelle

SOPHIE MARCEAU is making her starring debut in an English language film after starring in films produced in her native France. Marceau became an actress by chance when she was 13 years old. After being unable to find a holiday job at so young an age, she borrowed money to have photographs made of herself and found representation at a talent agency. After several months, she was asked to test for the lead role in a film that was to become a tremendous hit and make her a star. The film was "La Boum," which was followed with "La Boum 2." For the latter film, she received a Cesar award for female revelation of the year. Marceau went on to star with Gerard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve in "Fort Saganne," which was followed by "Joyeuses Paques" and "Police," again with Depardieu. She has acted in three films directed by Andrzej Zulawski: "L'Amour Braque," "Mes Nuits Sont plus BelIes que Vos Jours" and "La Note Bleue."In 1992 she starred in "La Fille de D'Artagnan" directed by Bertrand Tavernier.

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Patrick McGoohan
King Edward I

(6k) Patrick McGoohan as Edward I

PATRICK McGOOHAN has appeared in such films as "Of Pure Blood," "Brass Target." 'Jamaica Inn" (1985), "Baby...Secret of the Lost Legend," "Escape From Alcatraz," "The Man in the Iron Mask," "Silver Streak," "Mary, Queen of Scots," 'Ice Station Zebra," "The Three Lives of Thomasina," "All Night Long" (1963) and "The Dam Busters. McGoohan was born in New York and eventually settled in Sheffield, England to work in a variety of occupations before becoming a stage manager and then actor. He has appeared in 180 stage productions, including the Orson Welles production of "Moby Dick" in London's West End and Hugh Whitemore's "Pack of Lies" on Broadway. McGoohan became a household name in the United Kingdom when he starred in 96 episodes of "Danger Man" on television (the series was entitled "Secret Agent" in the U.S.) and then created and starred in the classic series "The Prisoner," which he executive produced. He also wrote and directed eight of the famous 17 "The Prisoner" episodes. His American television appearances include the series "Rafferty." He has also written, directed and starred in numerous "Columbo" specials.

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Catherine McCormack

(6k) Catherine McCormack as Murron

CATHERINE McCORMACK made her motion picture acting debut in "Bloody Weekend" directed by Anna Campion. She has appeared on British television in "Inspector Wycliffe" and "Strawberry Vale." Of Scottish ancestry, McCormack was born and raised in Alton, Hampshire, England. She trained at the Oxford School of Drama where she acted in productions of such plays as "The Cherry Orchard," "Arabian Nights" and 'Betrayal."

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Brendan Gleeson

(6k) Brendan Gleeson as Hamish

BRENDAN GLEESON has appeared in "The Snapper," "Far and Away," "The Field" and "Conneely's Choice." His U.K. television appearances include "Love Lies Bleeding," "The Hamster Wheel," "The Bargain Shop," "In The Border Country," "The Treaty" and "Passion Plays." Gleeson was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. A prolific theatre actor since 1987, Gleeson was awarded a Jacobs Award for "The Treaty" in 1992. Some of his recent stage appearances include "The Man from Clare" and "Juno and the Paycock" at the Gaiety Theatre and "Pilgrims" at the Project Arts Theatre. "Juno and the Paycock" was also staged in Chicago. Gleeson is also a fiddle player and playwright whose plays include "Babies and Bathwater," which will be performed by the BBC Radio Belfast.

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James Cosmo

(6k) James Cosmo as Campbell

JAMES COSMO has appeared in "Black Beauty," "The Fool," "Treasure Island," "Highlander," "Assault," "Young Winston," "Virgin Soldiers" and "Battle of Britain." He has appeared in more than 30 U.K. television productions, including a regular role in the hit series "Roughnecks." His other TV appearances include "Sinbin," "House of Elliot, " "Between The Lines," "The Window Cleaner," "Saracen," "Sweeney" and "Winners and Losers." Cosmo was born in Scotland and now resides in London.

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David O'Hara

(6k) David O'Hara as Stephen

DAVID O'HARA starred in "Comfort and Joy," "Link," "Fellow Travellers" and "The Bridge." His U.K. television appearances include "Young Man in a Hurry," "The Monocled Mutineer," "Taggart," "Full Stretch" and "Grushko." Although O'Hara was born and brought up in Scotland, his great grandfather was Irish. As a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon Avon, he appeared in "Taming of the Shrew," "Romeo and Juliet" and "Cymbeline."

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Angus McFadyen
Robert the Bruce

(6k) Angus McFadyen as Robert the Bruce

ANGUS McFADYEN is making his motion picture acting debut in "Braveheart." His U.K. television appearances include "Making Waves," "The Lost Language of Cranes," "Soldier, Soldier," "God of Happiness" and "Care." Raised in France, McFadyen is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama. His theatre credits include "The Tempest, Cloud Nine" and "The lmmortals" for the Edinburgh Fringe Theatre. He is also a playwright whose "1905" was honored with the 1991 Questors Student Playing Award.

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Peter Hanly
Prince Edward

(6k) Peter Hanly as Prince Edward

PETER HANLY is making his motion picture debut in "Braveheart." Hanly began acting with the Dublin Youth Theatre and later joined the Theatre Unlimited. Since then, his stage appearances have included "Field Day" at the Hampstead Theatre, "The Breadman" at the Gate Theatre, and "The Ash Fire" at the Tricycle Theatre." He has also performed for television and radio in Ireland. His TV appearances include RTE's "The Truth About Claire."

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