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Kelly Macdonald

Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald was born and raised in Glasgow. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she was raised by her mother, a sales executive in the garment industry. She has one brother, David. As a hobby, she acted in an amateur theatrical club, which she enjoyed a great deal. Macdonald was working as a barmaid, when she saw a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 17 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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No Country for Old Men
No Country for Old Men Carla Jean Moss
Gosford Park
Gosford Park Mary Maceachran
Brave Merida
T2 Trainspotting


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 2018 Holmes and Watson (post-production)
Mrs. Hudson
  The Victim (TV Series) (filming)
Anna Dean
 2018/II Puzzle
 2017 The Child in Time (TV Movie)
 2017 T2 Trainspotting
 2016 Black Mirror (TV Series)
Karin Parke
- Hated in the Nation (2016) ... Karin Parke
 2016 Swallows and Amazons
Mrs. Walker
 2016 Special Correspondents
 2010-2014 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series)
Margaret Thompson / Margaret Schroeder / Mrs. Rohan
- Eldorado (2014) ... Margaret Thompson
- Friendless Child (2014) ... Margaret Thompson
- Devil You Know (2014) ... Margaret Thompson (credit only)
- King of Norway (2014) ... Margaret Thompson
- Cuanto (2014) ... Margaret Thompson
 2012/I Anna Karenina
 2012 Brave (Video Game)
Princess Merida (voice)
 2012 Brave
Merida (voice)
 2011 The Decoy Bride
Katie (as Kelly MacDonald)
 2009 Skellig: The Owl Man (TV Movie)
 2009 In the Electric Mist
Kelly Drummond
 2008 Choke
Paige Marshall
 2008 The Merry Gentleman
Kate Frazier
 2007 No Country for Old Men
Carla Jean Moss
 2005 Lassie
 2005 Nanny McPhee
 2005 All the Invisible Children
Jonathan's wife (segment "Jonathan")
 2005 The Girl in the Café (TV Movie)
 2005 Alias (TV Series)
Kiera MacLaine / Meghan Keene
- Ice (2005) ... Kiera MacLaine / Meghan Keene
 2004 Finding Neverland
'Peter Pan'
 2003 Intermission
 2003 State of Play (TV Mini-Series)
Della Smith
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Della Smith
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... Della Smith
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Della Smith
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Della Smith
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Della Smith
 2003 Brush with Fate (TV Movie)
Aletta Pieters
 2001 Gosford Park
Mary Maceachran
 2001 Strictly Sinatra
 2001 The Fear (TV Series)
- Reconstruction (2001) ... Storyteller
 2000 Some Voices
 2000 House!
 2000 Two Family House
Mary O'Neary
 1999 Tube Tales
Emma (segment "Mr. Cool")
 1999 My Life So Far
 1999/I Entropy
 1999 Splendor
 1998 Elizabeth
Isabel Knollys
 1998 Cousin Bette
 1997 Dead Eye Dick (Short)
 1996 Stella Does Tricks
 1996 Screen Two (TV Series)
Amy Ogilvie
- Flowers in the Forest (1996) ... Amy Ogilvie
 1996 Trainspotting
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Played Donna in the UK premiere of "Hurlburly" by David Rabe - Old Vic Theatre, London

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1 Interview | 4 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Kelly MacDonald


5' 2½" (1.59 m)

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It can get a bit boring working on accents. See more »


For her role on Boardwalk Empire (2010), she was named one of the "8 Actors Who Turn Television into Art", in the cover story of The New York Times Magazine (9/11/11). See more »


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