KELLY MACDONALD, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, is perhaps best known as
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
the Coen brothers, Robert Altman's GOSFORD PARK and Danny Boyle's TRAINSPOTTING.
Earlier this fall, Macdonald starred opposite Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie
Curtis' GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, for which she received a British Independent
Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Macdonald also starred in BBC
Child in Time" an adaptation of Ian McEwan's award-winning 1987 novel, with
Cumberbatch. The 90-minute drama will also air on PBS' "Masterpiece" this
Next fall, she plays Mrs. Hudson in the comedy HOLMES & WATSON with Will
C. Reilly, Hugh Laurie and Ralph Fiennes for director Etan Cohen and Columbia
television (Sky in the UK) next year, Macdonald stars in "Urban Myths: Mick &
light hearted and touching look at the decades long 'special relationship'
greatest rock star and the Queen's sister. Macdonald is Princess Margaret; Jamie
Bower is Mick Jagger.
Macdonald made her acting debut as Diane, Renton's (Ewan McGregor) one-night
TRAINSPOTTING (1996) and revisited the part 20 years later in Boyle's T2
TRAINSPOTTING. In 2001, she played Mary, the visiting servant who works for
Smith's countess in GOSFORD PARK (SAG, Critics Choice Awards for the ensemble).
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
to hunter Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.
In 2012, Macdonald gave voice to Merida, the tomboyish princess/heroine of
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
turmoil to the kingdom. She reprises the role in next year's RALPH BREAKS THE
INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2.
Macdonald's screen credits also include Philippa Lowthorpe's SWALLOWS AND
Bronwen Hughes' THE JOURNEY IS THE DESTINATION, with Ben Schnetzer and Maria
Bello, THE DECOY BRIDE, with Alice Eve and David Tennant, CHOKE with Sam
and Anjelica Huston (Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for the ensemble
McPHEE with Emma Thompson, LASSIE with Peter O'Toole, ALL THE INVISIBLE
CHILDREN for Mehdi Charef and Emir Kusturica, John Crowley's INTERMISSION,
BETTE with Jessica Lange, ELIZABETH with Cate Blanchett, STRICTLY SINATRA, Gregg
Araki's SPLENDOR, 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
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 most recently starred in 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
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,"
acclaimed HBO series from creator Terence Winter and executive producer Martin
Macdonald starred for all five seasons as the complicated Irish widow and mother
the attention of Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), the undisputed ruler of
Atlantic City during
Macdonald also played Erica Bana's radio station colleague in Ricky Gervais'
CORRESPONDENTS, which debuted on Netflix last spring. She also co-starred with
and John Simm in SKELLIG for SKY and portrayed journalist Della Smith in the
groundbreaking BBC mini-series "State of Play."
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