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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 25 January 1986Paisley, Scotland, UK
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Barry Arthur McKay has been performing in theatre and film for a decade, He has enjoyed acting from an early age and actively sought after as his goal. He has acting experience in amateur theatre, as well as extra work in hit TV shows such as River City (2002). He was also selected for the shortlist in which to play the most famous character in literary history - "Harry Potter".

Although failing to grasp that part, he continued on, performing in student films, building his experience as an actor. He attended Pace Youth Theatre (1998-2000), in which The Last King of Scotland (2006)'s James McAvoy, who also attended the school. Other members included Shauna MacDonald, star of "the Decent", River City (2002) actor Gordon McCorkell, singer Paolo Nutini.

After PACE, he attended Scottish Youth Theatre (2000-2001), this shows his constant determination to continue performing as he grew older. While studying acting, Barry learned Karate (1994-present) which has given him the opportunity to widen his goals in the performing arts. Barry has seriously thought about a career in the stunt industry and, with 20years of Karate and with that as an achievement, he has a great future ahead of him.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trade Mark (2)

Blue eyes
Scottish accent

Trivia (12)

Started acting at a young age, he studied drama and theatre in high school and was apart of a youth theatre until his late teens.
Is dyslexic.
Is from the same hometown as Tom Conti, Carmen Pierquaccini and Paolo Nutini.
Is left-handed but plays tennis, darts, baseball and snooker right-handed.
He once auditioned, unsuccessfully, for a role in Hollyoaks (1995).
He has a mixed taste is movies, his favorite films are: JCVD (2008), Superman (1978), Scream (1996), Bloodsport (1988), Lionheart (1990) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).
Is from the same hometown as actors David Tennant, Gerard Butler and Mark Flood.
Studys Shotokan Karate and is a 1st Kyu.
Is a big fan of Jean-Claude Van Damme and Bruce Lee.
Is mostly cast in teenage roles because he looks much younger than his actual age.
His last name is pronounced "Mac Kye" or "Mac Aye".
Former member of Pace Youth Theatre. Other members included James McAvoy, Shauna MacDonald, Paolo Nutini and Gordon McCorkell.

Personal Quotes (2)

Some people say I'm a geek and some say I'm not, but honestly I don't care cause I'm happy being me. (quote taken from Time to Shine).
I love doing theatre, as you get instant feedback from the audience but my real passion is to do TV and Flims, as it is the reason i studied acting as a young kid.

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