Robert the Bruce (film)
|Robert the Bruce|
|Directed by||Richard Gray|
|Produced by||Angus Macfadyen|
|Screenplay by||Eric Belgau|
|Music by||Mel Elias|
|Edited by||Hayley Miro Browne|
Yellow Brick Films
|Distributed by||Signature Entertainment, Metro International|
|June 23, 2019|
June 28, 2019
Robert the Bruce is a 2019 American historical drama film directed by Richard Gray. A character-driven ensemble piece, it portrays the Scottish hero’s relationship with a peasant family as a galvanizing influence on his struggle for independence and his ensuing reign.
The film focuses on a winter in which the whereabouts of Robert the Bruce are in doubt, telling one of several stories that survive in historical accounts.
Following a series of military losses, with his army in tatters and the success of his rebellion in doubt, Robert retreats from the battlefield. Alone, injured, and pursued by fortune-seekers intent on collecting a bounty placed on his head by King Edward of England, he finds refuge in the croft of a peasant woman and the three children in her care – a teenage nephew, a young niece, and her own son. They care for him, forging a powerful bond, even though their clan is aligned with England. This connection inspires Robert with a deeper understanding of the patriotism of ordinary Scots, which drives his passionate return to the national stage and, ultimately, to victory and independence.
- Angus Macfadyen as Robert the Bruce
- Jared Harris as John Comyn
- Anna Hutchison as Morag
- Patrick Fugit as Will
- Zach McGowan as Brandubh
- Gabriel Bateman as Scot
- Talitha Bateman as Iver
- Emma Kenney as Briana
- Shane Coffey as Finley
- Kevin McNally as Sean
- Melora Walters as Ylfa
- Diarmaid Murtagh as James Douglas
- Daniel Portman
- Brandon Lessard
Filming had begun by February 2019.
Awards and nominations
|Award||Date of ceremony||Category||Recipient(s) and nominee(s)||Result||Ref(s)|
|2019 Edinburgh Film Festival||June 2019||Audience Award||Robert the Bruce||Nominated|||
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