Rob Roy is a 1995 American biographical historical drama film directed by Michael Caton-Jones. Liam Neeson stars as Rob Roy MacGregor, an 18th-century Scottish clan chief who battles with an unscrupulous nobleman in the Scottish Highlands. Jessica Lange, John Hurt, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz, Brian Cox, and Jason Flemyng also star. Roth won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the treacherous aristocrat Archibald Cunningham.
In Scotland, 1713, Robert Roy MacGregor is the Chief of Clan MacGregor. Although providing the Lowland gentry with protection against cattle rustling, he barely manages to feed his people. So hoping to alleviate their and his poverty, MacGregor borrows £1,000 from James Graham, Marquess of Montrose in order to establish himself as a cattle raiser and trader.
|award||BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role|
|genre||drama historical romance|
|keywords||basket-hilted sword beat bind broadsword clan gregor clan macgregor cunning factor glen shira hear hiding place jacobite jacobitism loch morning no quarter rapier redcoat reject robert roy macgregor rustle sgian dubh swing tolbooth wife and child|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|producer||Peter Broughan Richard Jackson|
|theme||biographical drama epic rape romantic drama swashbuckler|