Christian McKay

Christian McKay

  • Highest Rated: 88% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
  • Lowest Rated: 13% ChickLit (2016)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • English actor Christian McKay was a Hollywood unknown when director Richard Linklater chose him to play the auspicious title role in his 2008 film Me & Orson Welles, but it was McKay's uncanny impersonation of the legendary filmmaker that eventually won him the part. A 2001 graduate of Britain's prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and a veteran of the Royal Shakespeare Company, McKay had often been compared to Welles in likeness and was noted for having a similar air of intelligence. After graduating from the Academy, McKay continued to grow a list of impressive stage credits that he'd already begun in school, soon becoming a popular name in British theater. He even tried his hand at some minor work in U.K. television and also became an accomplished concert pianist, but it was the eventual collaboration with Linklater that would serve as his fore into film.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

37% The Leisure Seeker Will 2018
57% Crooked House Roger Leonides 2017
88% Florence Foster Jenkins Earl Wilson $27.4M 2016
46% The Young Messiah Cleopas 2016
13% ChickLit David Rose 2016
78% Northern Soul John's Dad $7.3K 2015
46% Closer To The Moon Iorgu 2015
16% Serena Banker in Boston $0.4M 2015
31% The Devil's Violinist John Watson $8.5K 2015
No Score Yet Creditors Actor 2015
No Score Yet Draw On Sweet Night Actor 2015
79% The Theory of Everything Roger Penrose $35.9M 2014
88% Rush Lord Hesketh $22.5M 2013
83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Mackelvore $20.3M 2011
14% I Melt with You Tim $4.7K 2011
53% Mr. Nice Hamilton McMillan 2011
45% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Poker Friend $3.3M 2010
85% Me and Orson Welles Orson Welles (Brutus) $1.1M 2009

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Borgia
2011-2014
Cardinal Sforza
  • 2011
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Cope
  • 2010

QUOTES FROM Christian McKay CHARACTERS

Cleopas
"I hate hiding in caves!"
Cleopas
I hate hiding in caves!
Joseph
He's just a child.
Cleopas
No. I was just a child and so were you, but he is not just a child.
Lord Hesketh
They could never have imagined, those pioneers who invented the automobile that it would possess us like this, our imaginations, our dreams. Nursie, men love women, but even more than that, men love cars.
Tim
Nothing mattered when we were together. And when we were apart, I felt him. I felt him, like my own breath.
Orson Welles (Brutus)
Those back-doors don't open for Jesus Christ himself!
Orson Welles (Brutus)
Consonants, consonants, consonants...and don't forget the vowels.
Orson Welles (Brutus)
That's all we need: a dozen critics with wet asses.
Orson Welles (Brutus)
Look at us, Runyon. Me without my story and you without your girl. We can't ever tell what will happen at all, can we? Once I stood in Grand Central Station to say goodbye to a pretty girl. I was wild about her. In fact, we decided we couldn't live without each other, and we were to be married. When we came to say goodbye we knew we wouldn't see each other for almost a year. I thought I couldn't live through it - and she stood there crying. Well, I don't even know where she lives now, or if she is living. If she ever thinks of me at all, she probably imagines I'm still dancing in some ballroom somewhere... Life and money both behave like quicksilver in a nest of cracks. And when they're gone we can't tell where - or what the devil we did with 'em...