Craig Armstrong and Peter Mullan first met at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre, where Armstrong was in-house composer and Mullan an emerging actor. Since then their careers have gone stellar – and they have continued to combine talents, with Neds representing their sixth musical collaboration.
As an actor, Mullan is best known for his roles in Braveheart, Trainspotting and Cannes winner My Name is Joe. But his work behind the camera on Orphans (1997) and The Magdalene Sisters (2002) has earned him a place as one of Britain’s top filmmakers. Neds, his third feature, is about growing up in 1970s Glasgow where knife crime and gangs were rife. The score was written and recorded in the city that both Armstrong and Mullan still call home.