Kelly Macdonald

Kelly Macdonald

Highest Rated: 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011)

Lowest Rated: 11% Holmes and Watson (2018)

Birthday: Feb 23, 1976

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald was planning to go to drama school when director Danny Boyle cast her in Trainspotting (1996). A surprise international hit, it featured Macdonald, a native of Glasgow, as the acid-tongued schoolgirl who gives heroin junkie Ewan McGregor one of the more memorable nights -- and surprises -- of his young life. Following the film's great success, Macdonald began finding steady work in a number of films as both a lead and supporting player. In the immediate wake of Trainspotting, she could be seen playing the title character, a teenage prostitute, in Stella Does Tricks. Subsequently, she nabbed a lead role in the period drama Cousin Bette (1997) and a small but memorable part in the lavish historical epic Elizabeth (1998). In 1999, Macdonald was featured in four very diverse films: the first, My Life So Far, cast her as a young girl growing up in 1920s Scotland, while Entropy featured the actress in the thoroughly modern milieu of the 20-something romantic angst drama. Later that year, Macdonald appeared in Mike Figgis' The Loss of Sexual Innocence, playing the young girlfriend of the film's protagonist; and in Gregg Araki's Splendor, a romantic comedy in which she played the blue-haired best friend of the film's heroine.After a slew of similar supporting roles, including a memorable turn as the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Colin Firth in My Life So Far, MacDonald was given possibly her biggest break since Trainspotting when Robert Altman cast her as a lead (albeit one of many) in Gosford Park (2001). One-part comedy of manners, one-part murder mystery, the film featured MacDonald in the pivotal role of a young maid who finds herself caught up in a whirl of intrigue, deception, and exceedingly tiresome snobs over the course of a hectic weekend at a country estate.She was the female lead in the highly-respected British miniseries State of Play in 2003, and the next year she was Peter Pan in the Oscar nominated Finding Neverland. In 2005 she was in The Girl in the Café, and she was the love interest in the hit children's film Nanny McPhee. She played the woman who gets to play scenes opposite all three of the leading men in the Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men, and followed that up in the odd romantic black comedy Choke. In 2010 she was cast as the romantic interest for Nucky Thompson, the prohibition era gangster in the award-winning HBO series Boardwalk Empire. She became yet another luminary to join the Harry Potter franchise in 2011 and in 2012 she became part of the Pixar family voicing the lead role in Brave.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
13% Dirt Music Georgie 2019
11% Holmes and Watson Mrs. Martha Hudson 2018
83% Puzzle Agnes 2018
83% The Child in Time Julie Lewis 2018
No Score Yet Angela Carter: Of Wolves and Women Actor 2018
63% Goodbye Christopher Robin Olive $1.7M 2017
94% Swallows and Amazons Mrs. Walker $1.5M 2017
81% T2 Trainspotting Diane $2.4M 2017
17% Special Correspondents Claire Maddox 2016
No Score Yet The Journey Is the Destination Actor 2016
63% Anna Karenina Dolly $12.9M 2012
78% Brave Merida $237.3M 2012
23% The Decoy Bride Katie Nic Aoidh $542 2012
96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Helena Ravenclaw $381.1M 2011
65% The Merry Gentleman Kate Frazier $0.3M 2009
No Score Yet Skellig Louise 2009
58% In the Electric Mist Kelly Drummond 2009
55% Choke Paige Marshall $2.9M 2008
93% No Country for Old Men Carla Jean Moss $74.3M 2007
93% Lassie Jeanie $0.6M 2006
73% Nanny McPhee Evangeline $47.2M 2006
89% Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story Jenny $1.2M 2005
No Score Yet All the Invisible Children Jonathan's wife 2005
No Score Yet The Girl in the Café (The Girl in the Cafe) Gina 2005
83% Finding Neverland "Peter Pan" 2004
73% Intermission Deirdre $0.8M 2003
No Score Yet Brush with Fate Aletta 2003
67% Strictly Sinatra Irene 2002
86% Gosford Park Mary Maceachran $41.3M 2001
89% Two Family House Mary O'Neary 2000
40% Some Voices Laura 2000
20% House! Linda 2000
No Score Yet Tube Tales Emma 1999
58% Splendor Mike 1999
70% My Life So Far Elspeth Pettigrew 1999
47% The Loss of Sexual Innocence Susan 1999
40% Entropy Pia 1999
82% Elizabeth Isabel Knollys 1998
41% Cousin Bette Hortense Hulot 1998
No Score Yet Stella Does Tricks Stella 1996
90% Trainspotting Diane 1996

TV

Credit
100% Giri/Haji
2019
2020
91% The Victim
2019
2019
83% Black Mirror
2011-2019
2016
92% Boardwalk Empire
2010-2014
Margaret Schroeder 2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest 2012
100% State of Play
2004
Della Smith 2004

QUOTES FROM Kelly Macdonald CHARACTERS

Carla Jean Moss says: (Llewelyn is pointing a gun at her) Llewelyn, what are you doin', baby?

Carla Jean Moss says: Llewelyn, what are you doin', baby?

Llewelyn Moss says: I'm goin' out?

Carla Jean Moss says: Goin' where?

Mary O'Neary says: We're all meant for something particular. This is what you're meant for.

Merida says: I want my freedom!

Queen Elinor says: But are you willing to pay the price your freedom will cost?

Merida says: Our fate lives in us. You only have to be brave enough to see it.

Carla Jean Moss says: But for how long do we have to.. [broken off by Llewelyn]

Carla Jean Moss says: But for how long do we have to.

Llewelyn Moss says: Baby, at what point would you quit bothering to look for your 2 million dollars.

Llewelyn Moss says: Baby, at what point would you quit bothering to look for your two million dollars.

Merida says: There are those who say fate is something beyond our command. That destiny is not our own, but I know better. Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it.

Katie says: I suppose it could be worse. I could be trapped inside Stephen King's honeymoon. Although apparently, he's a nice guy.

Katie says: "Even the Vikings never showed the slightest interest in us(the island of Hegg)"

Katie says: Even the Vikings never showed the slightest interest in us. [the island of Hegg]

Katie says: A guidebook to here? Don't be mad! "Come see our dis-used toilet that may or may not be haunted by the ghost of a drowned cow."

Katie says: A guidebook to here? Don't be mad! 'Come see our dis-used toilet that may or may not be haunted by the ghost of a drowned cow.'

Katie says: I've gone man-vegan.

Katie says: I'm like Kryptonite to men. Kryptonite dipped in cellulite.

Llewelyn Moss says: If I don't come back, tell mother I love her.

Carla Jean Moss says: Your mother's dead, Llewelyn.

Llewelyn Moss says: Well, then I'll tell her myself.

Merida says: There are those who say that fate is something beyond our command. That our destinies are not our own. But I know better. Our fate lives within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it.

Lawrence says: I juh-I just wondered if you might like to come. To Reykjavik.

Gina says: Reykjavik?

Lawrence says: Yeah, I'm-I'm moderately senior and we're allowed to bring wi-ives...and um, such like.

Gina says: Was the pea soup disgusting?

Lawrence says: Inedible. I think there were at least two types of pea in there- one, the kind you don't usually put in food.

Lawrence says: Well, it was lovely, um, sitting directly opposite you.

Gina says: And you.

Lawrence says: I enjoyed the early diagonal bit as well, obviously.

Merida says: I want my freedom!

Queen Elinor says: But are you willing to pay the price your freedom will cost you?

Queen Elinor says: But are you willing to pay the price your freedom will cost?

Queen Elinor says: A princess does not put her weapons on the dining table!

Merida says: Oh Mum....

Merida says: Oh Mum...

Merida says: Mom, you have changed.

Queen Elinor says: [laughs] We both have.

Carla Jean Moss says: What's in the satchel?

Llewelyn Moss says: It's full of money.

Carla Jean Moss says: That will be the day.

Helena Ravenclaw says: If you have to ask, you'll never know. If you know, you need only ask.

Sheriff Ed Tom Bell says: These people will kill him, Carla Jean. They won't quit.

Carla Jean Moss says: He won't neither. He never has. He can take all comers.

Sheriff Ed Tom Bell says: You know Charlie Walser? Has the place east of Sanderson? Well you know how they used to slaughter beeves, hit 'em with a maul right here to stun 'em...and then up and slit their throats? Well here Charlie has one trussed up and all set to drain him and the beef comes to. It starts thrashing around, six hundred pounds of very pissed-off livestock if you'll pardon me...Charlie grabs his gun there to shoot the damn thing in the head but what with the swingin' and twistin' it's a glance-shot and ricochets around and comes back hits Charlie in the shoulder. You go see Charlie, he still can't reach up with his right hand for his hat...Point bein', even in the contest between man and steer, the issue is not certain.

Merida says: I am Merida, and I'll be shooting for my own hand.

Merida says: [whispers to the cubs] Get the key.

Merida says: Our fate lives in us. You only have to be brave enough to see it.

Merida says: I want a spell that will change my fate.

Wise Woman says: Done.

Queen Elinor says: sorry i dont speak bear

Queen Elinor says: Sorry, I don't speak bear.

Merida says: Sorry, I don't speak bear.

Merida says: Wee devils more like it

Merida says: Wee devils, more like.

Merida says: I want my freedom!

Queen Elinor says: But are you willing to pay the price your freedom will cost you?

Merida says: Mum!

Merida says: If you had the chance to change your fate, would you?

Merida says: "Fine."

Merida says: Fine.

Merida says: I want my freedom

Merida says: I want my freedom!

Queen Elinor says: Merida, a princess does not place her weapons on the table.

Merida says: (Whining) Mum, it's just my bow!

Merida says: [whining] Mum, it's just my bow!

Merida says: I want a spell that can change my fate!

Merida says: I want my freedom!

Queen Elinor says: But are you willing to pay the price your will freedom cost?

Queen Elinor says: But are you willing to pay the price your freedom will cost?

Carla Jean Moss says: You don't have to do this.

Anton Chigurh says: People always say the same thing.

Carla Jean Moss says: What do they say?

Anton Chigurh says: They say, "You don't have to do this. "

Anton Chigurh says: They say, You don't have to do this.

Helena Ravenclaw says: [About Tom Riddle] He lied to me.

Helena Ravenclaw says: [about Tom Riddle] He lied to me.

Harry Potter says: He's lied to many people-

Helena Ravenclaw says: I know who he is! I know what he's done! He defiled my mother's diadem with dark magic!!

Helena Ravenclaw says: I know who he is! I know what he's done! He defiled my mother's diadem with dark magic!

Helena Ravenclaw says: If you have to ask, you'll never know. If you already know, you need only ask.

Helena Ravenclaw says: [To Harry about Tom Riddle] Strange... You remind me of him a bit...

Helena Ravenclaw says: [to Harry about Tom Riddle] Strange... You remind me of him a bit...

Carla Jean Moss says: I got a bad feelin', Llewelyn.

Carla Jean Moss says: I got a bad feeling, Llewelyn.

Llewelyn Moss says: Well, you got a good feelin'.

Llewelyn Moss says: Well I got a good feeling, so that should even out.

Mary O'Neary says: It's Mrs. O'Neary,Mr.Vasallo.I wouldn't dream of calling you by your first name.

Mary O'Neary says: It's Mrs. O'Neary, Mr. Vasallo. I wouldn't dream of calling you by your first name.

Buddy Visalo says: Oh yeah well wher's Mr. O'Neary?

Buddy Visalo says: Oh yeah well where's Mr. O'Neary?

Helena Ravenclaw says: If you have to ask, you'll never know. If you know, you need only ask.

Helena Ravenclaw says: I know what he's done, I know who he is, He defiled it with dark magic!!!

Helena Ravenclaw says: I know who he is, I know what he's done! He defiled it with dark magic!

Llewelyn Moss says: Tell my mother I love her.

Carla Jean Moss says: Llewelyn, your mothers dead.

Llewelyn Moss says: Then I'll tell her myself.