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Christian McKay



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
87% Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Earl Wilson
2016
46% The Young Messiah
  • Cleopas
2016
0% ChickLit
  • David Rose
2016
79% Northern Soul
  • John's Dad
2015
46% Closer To The Moon
  • Iorgu
2015
17% Serena
  • Banker in Boston
2015
31% The Devil's Violinist
  • John Watson
2015
No Score Yet Creditors
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Draw On Sweet Night
  • Actor
2015
79% The Theory of Everything
  • Roger Penrose
2014
89% Rush
  • Lord Hesketh
2013
83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Mackelvore
2011
12% I Melt with You
  • Tim
2011
55% Mr. Nice
  • Hamilton McMillan
2011
45% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
  • Poker Friend
2010
85% Me and Orson Welles
  • Orson Welles (Brutus)
2009

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Cope
No Score Yet Borgia
2011-2014
  • Cardinal Sforza

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