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Braveheart

Braveheart is an American motion picture that was very loosely based on the life of William Wallace, a major Scottish hero. Mel Gibson played the part of Wallace and also also directed the film.

The film is regarded as entertaining and well-directed, with a strong sense of good and evil. Historians point out many inaccuracies within the film and oppose it as a distorted portrayal of the events the film purported to represent. However, the film never pretended to be historically accurate but was an attempt to loosely depict Wallace's deeds, bravery, and the socio-economic conditions at the time. For a historical treatment of events see the William Wallace entry.

The film won numerous awards including the 1995 Academy Award for:

Nominated:

Cast

  • Mel Gibson - William Wallace
  • Sophie Marceau - Princess Isabelle
  • Patrick McGoohan[?] - King Edward I
  • Catherine McCormack - Murron
  • Brendan Gleeson - Hamish
  • Ian Bannen - Robert the Bruce's leprous father
  • Alun Armstrong - Mornay
  • Michael Byrne - Smythe
  • Liam Carney - Sean
  • Bernard Horsfall - Balliol
  • Phil Kelly - Farmer
  • Sean McGinley - MacClannough
  • Tam White - MacGregor
  • Joe Savino - Chief Assassin
  • Ralph Riach - Priest No 1
  • David O'Hara - Stephen
  • Niall O'Brien - English General No 2
  • Alex Norton - Bride's Father
  • Martin Murphy - Lord Talmadge
  • Peter Mullan - Veteran
  • Barry McGovern - King's Advisor No 2
  • Tommy Flanagan - Morrison
  • Julie Austin - Mrs Morrison
  • James Robinson - Young William
  • Donal Gibson - Stewart
  • Rupert Vansittart - Lord Bottoms
  • Alan Tall - Elder Stewart
  • Robert Paterson - Priest No 2
  • John Murtagh - Lochlan
  • Gerard McSorley - Cheltham
  • Jeanne Marine - Nicolette
  • Sean Lawlor - Malcolm Wallace
  • Sandy Nelson - John Wallace
  • Malcolm Tierney - Magistrate
  • James Cosmo - Campbell
  • David McKay - Young Soldier
  • Brian Cox - Argyle Wallace
  • Mal Whyte - Jailor
  • Angus MacFadyen - Robert the Bruce
  • Jimmy Keogh - Drinker No 2
  • John Kavanagh - Craig
  • Peter Hanly - Prince Edward
  • Martin Dempsey - Drinker No 1
  • Martin Dunne - Lord Dolecroft
  • David Gant - Chief Justice/Executioner



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