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KELLY MACDONALD, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, 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.

Earlier this fall, Macdonald starred opposite Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie in Simon Curtis' GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, for which she received a British Independent Film Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Macdonald also starred in BBC One's "The Child in Time" an adaptation of Ian McEwan's award-winning 1987 novel, with Benedict Cumberbatch. The 90-minute drama will also air on PBS' "Masterpiece" this spring.

Next fall, she plays Mrs. Hudson in the comedy HOLMES & WATSON with Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Hugh Laurie and Ralph Fiennes for director Etan Cohen and Columbia Pictures. On television (Sky in the UK) next year, Macdonald stars in "Urban Myths: Mick & Margaret," a light hearted and touching look at the decades long 'special relationship' between Britain's greatest rock star and the Queen's sister. Macdonald is Princess Margaret; Jamie Campbell Bower is Mick Jagger.

Macdonald made her acting debut as Diane, Renton's (Ewan McGregor) one-night stand in 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 Maggie Smith's countess in GOSFORD PARK (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. 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 AMAZONS, 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 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 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 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 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 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 also played Erica Bana's radio station colleague in Ricky Gervais' SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS, which debuted on Netflix last 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."


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