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Date Of BirthSeptember 21, 1963
FactHis father was a doctor in the World Health Organization, which explained the moving around to different places when Angus was a child.

Angus Macfadyen is a Scottish actor, best known for his roles in Braveheart and Lost City of Z. He was born on 21st September 1963 in Glasgow, Scotland, to parents Iain and Kathleen Macfadyen. He has two older sisters, Fiona and Kirsty. He was educated at Glasgow Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He began his acting career with the Scottish National Theatre, before moving to London to pursue a career in film and television.

He has appeared in a number of films and television series, including The Bill, Highlander, Rob Roy and Titanic. In 1995, he starred in Mel Gibson’s film Braveheart, for which he received critical acclaim. He has also starred in a number of stage productions, including Macbeth and Hamlet. In recent years, he has starred in the films The Legend of Tarzan and Lost City of Z.

He is married to actress Anna Friel, with whom he has two daughters.

General Info

Full NameAngus Macfadyen
Date Of BirthSeptember 21, 1963
Height1.78 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film director, Actor
EducationCentral School of Speech and Drama, University of Edinburgh


MoviesSaw III, Braveheart, Saw IV, Equilibrium, We Bought a Zoo, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Redline, Cradle Will Rock, Titus, The Lost Language of Cranes, Killer Wave, The Rat Pack, Shadowheart, The Pleasure Drivers, Warriors of Virtue, The Virgin of Juarez, Shooting Gallery, Jason and the Ar...
TV ShowsMiracles, Takin' Over the Asylum, Turn: Washington's Spies, 5ive Days to Midnight

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1[About Braveheart (1995)] It's an epic film. It really is life and death, and... darkness and the light.
2[When asked his opinion of his character in "Saw"] Yeah, well, I think it's kind of set up in the film that even though you think he could save them, even when he tries to, it's set-up so it all seems a little too late. That was something we were discussing was how long do you wait and pause? Because if you've done that in one room, you know you can't do that in the next because otherwise it's going to be too late for that person. So we were having lots of debates. And also because each scene, you can't play them all the same. You've got to build in each one. So did I like him? I don't think he liked himself very much.
3[About his role as Robert the Bruce] It's an interesting character because he's kind of, a bit of a lost soul. He wavers. He's constantly drawn to the darker aspects of compromise and keeping the wealth and preserving the castles, the lands which he has, and all the wealthy people in the county.


1He has two roles in common with Laurence Olivier: (1) Olivier played Crassus in Spartacus (1960) while Macfayden played him in Spartacus (2004) and (2) Olivier played Zeus in Clash of the Titans (1981) while Macfayden played him in Jason and the Argonauts (2000).
2Speaks French fluently.
3His father was a doctor in the World Health Organization, which explained the moving around to different places when Angus was a child.
4Is one of only two British actors to play 'Orson Welles', the other being Christian McKay.
5Appeared with Brian Cox a number of times, including his first film Great Performances: The Lost Language of Cranes (1991) and Braveheart (1995).
6Attended the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland and the Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England
7Was once engaged to Catherine Zeta-Jones.




Buck Run2018filmingAngus Ford
Business Ethics2017filmingMenlo Sartori
Timeless2016/IIcompletedDr. Meier
She Rises2016Conor (rumored)
The Lost City of Z2016James Murray
TURN: Washington's Spies2014-2016TV SeriesRobert Rogers
Macbeth Unhinged2016Macbeth
H42015Sir John Falstaff
The Pinkertons2014-2015TV SeriesAllan Pinkerton
The Critic2015ShortCritic
Taken by Grace2013VideoLucas Blackstone
Copperhead2013Jee Hagadorn
Assassins Run2013Richard
Sugar2013/IUncle Gene
Republic of Doyle2013TV SeriesGerald Bryne
Hirokin: The Last Samurai2012Moss
Chuck2012TV SeriesNicholas Quinn
We Bought a Zoo2011Peter MacCready (as Angus MacFadyen)
Criminal Minds2011TV SeriesSean McAllister
Pound of Flesh2010Detective Patrick Kelly
Psych2010TV SeriesLogan Paget
Lie to Me2010TV SeriesJimmy Doyle
Shadowheart2009VideoWill Tunney
Californication2008TV SeriesJulian
Eleventh Hour2008TV SeriesJason Cooper
San Saba2008Bud
Unnatural Causes2008Matt McKay
Impulse2008VideoJonathan Dennison / Simon Phillips (as Angus MacFadyen)
The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud2007TV MovieClaude
Saw IV2007Jeff Denlon
Killer Wave2007TV Mini-SeriesJohn McAdams
Saw III2006Jeff
Scoundrels, Scallywags, and Scurvy Knaves2006Video short
The Pleasure Drivers2006Bill Plummer
Blackbeard2006TV Mini-SeriesBlackbeard
Alias2005-2006TV SeriesJoseph Ehrmann
The Virgin of Juarez2006Patrick Nunzio
Shooting Gallery2005VideoTenderloin Tony
Murder on the Yellow Brick Road2005Michael Alberts
Tilt2005TV SeriesRoy 'Mac' McEntyre
5ive Days to Midnight2004TV Mini-SeriesRoy Bremmer
Spartacus2004TV MovieCrassus
Miracles2003TV SeriesAlva Keel
On the Roof2002Jack
Equilibrium2002Dupont (as Angus MacFadyen)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood2002Connor McGill
Styx2001VideoMike (as Angus MacFadyen)
A Woman's a Helluva Thing2001TV MovieHouston Blackett
Second Skin2000Sam Kane
Jason and the Argonauts2000TV Mini-SeriesZeus
Facade1999Frederic Colbert
Cradle Will Rock1999Orson Welles
Joseph's Gift1998Carl
The Rat Pack1998TV MoviePeter Lawford
The Brylcreem Boys1998Rudolph von Stegenbek
Still Breathing1997Philip
Snide and Prejudice1997Michael Davidson / Adolf Hitler
Warriors of Virtue1997Komodo
Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story1995TV MovieRichard Burton
Braveheart1995Robert the Bruce (as Angus McFadyen)
Takin' Over the Asylum1994TV Mini-SeriesFergus
Screen One1994TV SeriesDexter
15: The Life and Death of Philip Knight1993TV MovieDavid McBride
Soldier Soldier1992TV SeriesLt Alex Pereira
The Lost Language of Cranes1991Phillip Benjamin
B.O.R.N.1988Operating Assistant (uncredited)


She Rises2016screenplay / story / writer
Macbeth Unhinged2016adapted screenplay


Macbeth Unhinged2016


The Rat Pack1998TV Movie performer: "Hey There", "High Hopes"


B.O.R.N.1988production assistant


HBO First Look2011TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode


Timeless: The Making Of2016DocumentaryFilm Critic
Taken by Grace Haylie Duff Interview2013Documentary shortHimself
Cinema 32011TV SeriesHimself
Interviews with the Cast of 'Braveheart'2007Video shortHimself
Tales of William Wallace2007Video documentary shortHimself (as Angus McFadyen)
Raging Mad Sea Dog or Fawning Puppy2006Video shortHimself
Finding: 'Equilibrium'2003TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Angus MacFadyen)
The Making of 'Titus'2000Video documentaryHimself
Mel Gibson's 'Braveheart': A Filmmaker's Passion2000TV Short documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Saw VI2009Jeff Reinhart (uncredited)
Saw V2008Jeff
Broadway: The American Musical2004TV Mini-Series documentaryOrson Welles


Nominated Awards

2016The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature FilmEdinburgh International Film FestivalMacbeth Unhinged (2016)
2015Shärt Select AwardShärt International Comedy Film FestivalThe Critic (2015)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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