Robert the Bruce (film)

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Robert the Bruce
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Teaser poster
Directed byRichard Gray
Produced byAngus Macfadyen
Screenplay byEric Belgau
Angus Macfadyen
StarringAngus Macfadyen
Jared Harris
Anna Hutchison
Patrick Fugit
Music byMel Elias
CinematographyJohn Garrett
Edited byHayley Miro Browne
Yellow Brick Films
Distributed bySignature Entertainment, Metro International
Release date
June 23, 2019
June 28, 2019
(United Kingdom)[1]
CountryUnited States

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.



The film was announced in February 2018, with Angus Macfadyen reprising his role from 1995's Braveheart. Jared Harris, Anna Hutchison and Patrick Fugit were also cast amongst others.[2]

Filming had begun by February 2019.[3]


The world premiere of Robert the Bruce is set to take place at the Edinburgh Film Festival on June 23, 2019.[4] It will be released in the United Kingdom on June 28, 2019.[5]

The official theatrical trailer for the UK was released on June 7, 2019 by Signature Entertainment.[6][7]


Awards and nominations[edit]

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 [8]

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