Outlaw King

A true David v Goliath story of how the great 14th Century Scottish 'Outlaw King' Robert The Bruce used cunning and bravery to defeat and repel the much larger and better equipped occupying English army.

Year: 2018

Director: David Mackenzie

Producers: Gillian Berrie, Richard Brown, Steve Golin

Co-Producer: Danny McGrath

Executive Producers: Stan Wlodkowski

Screenwriter: Mark Bomback, Bathsheba Doran, David Harrower, James MacInnes, David Mackenzie

Principal Cast: Chris Pine, Florence Pugh, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Stephen Dillane, Tony Curran, James Cosmo, Callan Mulvey, Duncan Lacroix, Alastair Mackenzie

TIFF World Premiere: Thursday 6 Sept 2018

Global Launch: via Netflix on Friday 9 November 2018

Creative Scotland investment: £500,000 Production Fund and £500,000 Production Growth Fund


The untold, true story of Robert the Bruce who transforms from defeated nobleman to outlaw hero during the oppressive occupation of medieval Scotland by Edward I of England. Despite grave consequences, Robert seizes the Scottish crown and rallies an impassioned group of men to fight back against the mighty army of the tyrannical King and his volatile son, the Prince of Wales. Filmed in Scotland, Outlaw King reunites director David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) with star Chris Pine alongside Aaron Taylor-JohnsonFlorence PughBilly Howle.

Outlaw King Netflix Poster

UK Selected Cinema Screenings

David Mackenzie’s epic Outlaw King, starring Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce, opened the highly prestigious Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday 6 September 2018.

The largest feature film to be made in Scotland to date, Outlaw King was developed and produced by some of Scotland’s foremost filmmakers, director David Mackenzie and producer Gillian Berrie.

The Netflix and Creative Scotland backed feature sits alongside three other exciting titles from Scotland to receive their World Premieres at the festival: Tell It To The Bees, Wild Rose and Freedom Fields.

Robbie Allen, Senior Screen Executive at Creative Scotland said: “We are enormously excited and proud to see the epic Outlaw King receive its Premiere at one of the world's most important film festivals. It’s an incredible achievement for David, Gillian and all involved.”

Outlaw King has also hosted Scotland’s biggest ever single film trainee initiative, with 35 trainees experiencing working across the creative, technical and business areas of the production. Dedicated to nurturing the next generation of filmmakers, the programme reflects the aims of valuable similar initiatives taking place across Scotland working to develop a continuous flow of skilled and creatively ambitious craft and technical crew.

Nicola Braid, Camera Trainee, said: “It has been an incredible experience working on the biggest film in Scotland. I have learnt more than I can say from director of photography Barry Ackroyd and Director David Mackenzie. I have never worked so hard and had so much fun in my life."