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KELLY MACDONALD (Olive) A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Kelly Macdonald is perhaps best known as Margaret Schroeder on "Boardwalk Empire," the voice of Merida in BRAVE and for pivotal roles in work by some of the most influential filmmakers of our time - NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN by the Coen brothers, Robert Altman's GOSFORD PARK and Danny Boyle's TRAINSPOTTING.

Macdonald next stars in the StudioCanal/HanWay Films version of the UK classic book SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS for director Philippa Lowthorpe. The film is set over an idyllic English summer holiday where the Walker family and their sailing rivals, the Blacketts, run amok in their boats against the impressive backdrop of the Lake District. But when the Blackett's uncle Jim is revealed to be a spy, all of the children are forced to band together to protect him against his enemies. Macdonald and Rafe Spall star as the Walker parents.

Macdonald most recently completed production on Bronwen Hughes' independent feature THE JOURNEY IS THE DESTINATION, a story based on the life of Dan Eldon, a young British Reuters photographer, artist and avid adventurer. Macdonald plays Eldon's mentor Duff, a photojournalist who travels to Somalia to report the erroneous bombing of a village peace council. Ben Schnetzer and Maria Bello also star.

Macdonald made her acting debut as Diane, Renton's (Ewan McGregor) one-night stand in TRAINSPOTTING (1996). In 2001, she played Mary, the visiting servant who works for Maggie Smith's countess in GOSFORD PARKG (SAG, Critics Choice Awards for the ensemble). More recently, Macdonald garnered the London Critics Circle Award for British Supporting Actress, a BAFTA nomination and a SAG Award (ensemble) for her performance as Carla Jean Moss, wife to hunter Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.

In 2012, Macdonald gave voice to Merida, the tomboyish princess/heroine of BRAVE, Pixar's first feature with a female protagonist. Set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, the fairy tale follows Merida's adventures as she defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom.

Macdonald's screen credits also include THE DECOY BRIDE, with Alice Eve and David Tennant, CHOKE with Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston (Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for the ensemble cast), NANNY McPHEE with Emma Thompson, LASSIE with Peter O'Toole, ALL THE INVISIBLE CHILDREN for Mehdi Charef and Emir Kusturica, John Crowley's INTERMISSION, COUSIN BETTE with Jessica Lange, ELIZABETH with Cate Blanchett, STRICTLY SINATRA, Gregg Araki's SPLENDORS, Phil Joanou's ENTROPY, Mike Figgis' THE LOSS OF SEXUAL INNOCENCE, Hugh Hudson's MY LIFE SO FAR, STELLA DOES TRICKS and SOME VOICES, opposite Daniel Craig. For TWO FAMILY HOUSE, Macdonald received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead.

Macdonald also made cameo appearances as Ravenclaw's ghost, The Grey Lady, in HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2, Marc Forster's FINDING NEVERLAND (as Peter Pan), Michael Winterbottom's TRISTRAM SHANDY: A COCK AND BULL STORY and THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY.

For television, Macdonald is currently filming an episode of the acclaimed anthology series "Black Mirror" (Channel 4/Netflix), entitled "Hated in the Nation."  James Hawes directs.  

Macdonald garnered an Emmy Award for her performance as the title character opposite Bill Nighy in the HBO original film "The Girl in The Cafe", directed by David Yates from a screenplay by Richard Curtis. In 2010, received a Golden Globe Award nomination and shared a 2011 and 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards with the cast of "Boardwalk Empire," the critically acclaimed HBO series from creator Terence Winter and executive producer Martin Scorsese. Macdonald starred for all five seasons as the complicated Irish widow and mother who captured the attention of Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), the undisputed ruler of Atlantic City during Prohibition.

Macdonald currently plays Eric Bana's radio station colleague in Ricky Gervais' SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS, which debuted on Netflix this spring. She also co-starred with Tim Roth and John Simm in "Skellig" for SKY and portrayed journalist Della Smith in the groundbreaking BBC mini-series "State of Play."

His role on stage in the History Boys took him all around the world.


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