Kelly Macdonald

Kelly Macdonald

Highest Rated: 94% Swallows and Amazons (2016)

Lowest Rated: 10% Holmes & Watson (2018)

Birthday: Feb 23, 1976

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Ever since her debut as one of the stars in Danny Boyle's "Trainspotting" (1996), actress Kelly MacDonald enjoyed a vibrant and award-worthy career. Though not necessarily a household name, Macdonald nonetheless delivered some finely-tuned performances in many noted films without any formal training - highly unusual from an actress from across the pond. After "Trainspotting," she settled into a series of supporting roles in films like "Elizabeth" (1998) and "Gosford Park" (2001); the latter of which earned her considerable acclaim and recognition for being part of an excellent ensemble cast. But it was her small screen performance in "The Girl in the Café" (HBO, 2005) that propelled her career, thanks in large part to winning an Emmy Award for supporting actress. MacDonald parlayed this success into a breakout feature performance in "No Country for Old Men" (2007), which in turn led to her acclaimed role on the hit cable series, "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO, 2010-14). Regardless of time, place or accent, Macdonald demonstrated a wide-ranging talent that consistently pushed her to new heights.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
30% 44% Dirt Music Georgie (Character) - 2019
10% 26% Holmes & Watson Mrs. Martha Hudson (Character) $30.5M 2018
83% 76% Puzzle Agnes (Character) $2M 2018
88% 65% Ralph Breaks the Internet Merida (Voice) $201.1M 2018
79% 46% The Child in Time Julie (Character) - 2017
63% 71% Goodbye Christopher Robin Olive (Character) $1.7M 2017
81% 78% T2 Trainspotting Diane (Character) $2.4M 2017
No Score Yet 91% The Journey Is the Destination Duff (Character) - 2016
94% 62% Swallows and Amazons Mrs. Walker (Character) - 2016
17% 29% Special Correspondents Claire Maddox (Character) - 2016
78% 75% Brave Merida (Voice) - 2012
63% 50% Anna Karenina Dolly (Character) $12.8M 2012
23% 51% The Decoy Bride Katie NicAoidh (Character) $542 2011
No Score Yet 47% Skellig Louise (Character) - 2009
65% 49% The Merry Gentleman Kate Frazier (Character) $346.3K 2009
58% 34% In the Electric Mist Kelly Drummond (Character) - 2009
55% 52% Choke Paige Marshall (Character) $2.9M 2008
93% 86% No Country for Old Men Carla Jean Moss (Character) $74.3M 2007
No Score Yet 85% The Girl in the Café Gina (Character) - 2005
73% 64% Nanny McPhee Evangeline (Character) $47.1M 2005
93% 64% Lassie Jeanie (Character) $651.4K 2005
83% 87% Finding Neverland Peter Pan (in "Peter Pan") (Character) $51.7M 2004
73% 75% Intermission Deirdre (Character) $889.9K 2003
67% 29% Strictly Sinatra Irene (Character) $1.2K 2001
86% 78% Gosford Park Mary Maceachran (Character) $41.3M 2001
89% 81% Two Family House Mary O'Neary (Character) $1M 2000
40% 67% Some Voices Laura (Character) - 2000
20% No Score Yet House! Linda (Character) - 2000
58% 63% Splendor Mike (Character) $47K 1999
40% 75% Entropy Pia (Character) - 1999
70% 54% My Life So Far Elspeth (Character) $616.3K 1999
47% 60% The Loss of Sexual Innocence Susan (Character) $299.8K 1999
No Score Yet 66% Tube Tales Emma (Character) - 1999
41% 40% Cousin Bette Hortense Hulot (Character) $1.2M 1998
82% 86% Elizabeth Isabel Knollys (Character) $30.1M 1998
No Score Yet 61% Stella Does Tricks Stella (Character) $2.4K 1996
91% 93% Trainspotting Diane (Character) $16.6M 1996

TV

Credit
100% 88% Giri/Haji Sarah (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Urban Myths Princess Margaret (Character) 2019
91% No Score Yet The Victim Anna Dean (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Sighted Unknown (Character) 2015-2018
83% 83% Black Mirror Karin (Character) 2016
92% 96% Boardwalk Empire Margaret Schroeder (Character) 2010-2014
85% 88% Alias Keira MacLaine / Meghan Keene (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet State of Play Della Smith (Character) 2003

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.