In Person: George MacKay
The talented and charismatic George MacKay may not be Scottish (his father is Australian and his mother English), but his film career has seen him make a series of films in Scotland and he admits to feeling like a Scot at times. Lead roles in films such as For Those in Peril, How I Live Now and Sunshine on Leith saw him secure a reputation as a real up-and-coming talent. He was originally spotted by an acting scout while at school and cast in P.J. Hogan’s 2003 adaptation of Peter Pan, Since then, he has worked between film and television roles, including Defiance, Hunky Dory and the lead role in 2012’s World War I drama Private Peaceful. He starred alongside Viggo Mortensen in the impressive Captain Fantastic and takes the lead role in the compelling gothic drama The Secret of Marrowbone, and also stars in the upcoming British historical romantic drama Ophelia.