Andrew Macdonald

Andrew Macdonald

Highest Rated: 92% Ex Machina (2015)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Beach (2000)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

This grandson of the famed Hungarian emigre screenwriter-director Emeric Pressburger worked his way up from low level jobs to become an important and influential film producer. Born in Glasgow, Andrew Macdonald was not interested in movies until he saw Franc Roddam's "Quadrophenia" (1979) and then turned to his famous grandparent for advice and inspiration. He began his career working on films made by students at London's National Film School in the mid-1980s and landed his first "professional" gig as a go-fer on Hugh Hudson's "Revolution" (1985). After studies at the American Film Institute, Macdonald worked as assistant to Zelda Barron on "Shag" (1988) before returning to his native Scotland. In the course of a few short years, he graduated from working as a location manager in film and TV to filmmaker, directing and/or producing a handful of shorts, some in tandem with his brother Kevin. A fortuitous introduction to John Hodge at the 1990 Edinburgh Film Festival led to a creative partnership that blossomed with 1993's quirky thriller "Shallow Grave." Macdonald debuted as producer, Hodge, a physician by trade, wrote the script and Danny Boyle joined the team as director.

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Movies

Credit
88% 66% Annihilation Producer $32.7M 2018
81% 78% T2 Trainspotting Producer $2.4M 2017
92% 86% Ex Machina Producer $25.4M 2015
84% 75% Far From the Madding Crowd Producer $12.1M 2015
90% 71% Sunshine on Leith Producer - 2013
46% 44% The Sweeney Executive Producer $26.3K 2012
79% 72% Dredd Producer $13.3M 2012
70% 70% Never Let Me Go Producer $2.4M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alien Love Triangle Producer - 2008
71% 66% 28 Weeks Later Producer $28.6M 2007
77% 73% Sunshine Producer $3.7M 2007
87% 83% Notes on a Scandal Producer $17.5M 2006
87% 89% The Last King of Scotland Executive Producer $17.6M 2006
No Score Yet 40% The Final Curtain Producer - 2002
60% 79% Heartlands Executive Producer - 2002
87% 85% 28 Days Later Producer $45.1M 2002
57% 63% The Parole Officer Producer - 2001
67% 29% Strictly Sinatra Executive Producer $1.2K 2001
20% 57% The Beach Producer $39.8M 2000
46% 89% Twin Town Executive Producer $74.2K 1997
41% 59% A Life Less Ordinary Producer $4.3M 1997
91% 93% Trainspotting Producer $16.6M 1996
69% 83% Shallow Grave Producer $1.7M 1995

TV

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54% 37% Black Narcissus Executive Producer 2020
81% 77% Devs Executive Producer 2020

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