Paul Brannigan: Young Scot Awards 2013: Entertainment

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After landing the role in Ken Loach’s BAFTA winning dark comedy The Angels’ Share, Paul Brannigan, aged 26 from Glasgow has seen his life change overnight.

Having spent much of his life admist gang violence and petty crime, he ended up in prison. After his release, he joined Strathclyde Police’s Violence Reduction Unit to turn his life around and volunteered to do football coaching. It was there he was spotted by scriptwriter Paul Laverty and he was cast as loveable rogue Robbie, in the whisky heist comedy.

The BAFTA winning film became the toast of Cannes and Paul is now regarded as one of Scotland’s most exciting new acting talents.  He is set to star in the upcoming movies, Under the Skin and Sunshine on Leith.

Click below to hear Paul’s amazing story.

This video was filmed and produced by Quay Productions, Media Scotland.

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