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Braveheart screening marks Bannockburn battle date

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Some of the stars of Braveheart have attended a commemorative screening of the film in Edinburgh. The movie is an adventure based on the life of William Wallace.

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Brian Cox originally turned down the role of Wallace's father as he was already committed to star in Rob Roy. But he was convinced to change his mind and appears in both iconic films.

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Mhairi Calvey, who was at the Edinburgh event, got the role of young Murron in Braveheart by accident. The casting director was driving past her primary school when she was in the playground.

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Braveheart actors James Robinson and Andrew Weir, who played young Wallace and his best friend Hamish, attended the special screening of the Mel Gibson blockbuster.

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Another star of the film, Peter Mullan, was at the Dominion cinema in Edinburgh, along with Angus MacFadyen, who played Robert the Bruce in the film.

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Jim Twaddale and Martin McCardie also turned out on the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.

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John Murtagh played Lochlan in the 1995 film, which is estimated to have taken over £10m at the UK box office.

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