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

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

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
80% T2 Trainspotting Diane $2.4M 2017
17% Special Correspondents Claire Maddox 2016
No Score Yet The Journey Is the Destination Actor 2016
62% 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
64% The Merry Gentleman Kate Frazier $0.3M 2009
No Score Yet Skellig Louise 2009
64% 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
82% 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

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

100% Giri/Haji
2019
  • 2019
91% The Victim
2019
  • 2019
83% Black Mirror
2011
  • 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
(Llewelyn is pointing a gun at her) Llewelyn, what are you doin', baby?
Carla Jean Moss
Llewelyn, what are you doin', baby?
Llewelyn Moss
I'm goin' out?
Carla Jean Moss
Goin' where?
Mary O'Neary
We're all meant for something particular. This is what you're meant for.
Merida
I want my freedom!
Queen Elinor
But are you willing to pay the price your freedom will cost?
Merida
Our fate lives in us. You only have to be brave enough to see it.
Carla Jean Moss
But for how long do we have to.. [broken off by Llewelyn]
Carla Jean Moss
But for how long do we have to.
Llewelyn Moss
Baby, at what point would you quit bothering to look for your 2 million dollars.
Llewelyn Moss
Baby, at what point would you quit bothering to look for your two million dollars.
Merida
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
I suppose it could be worse. I could be trapped inside Stephen King's honeymoon. Although apparently, he's a nice guy.
Katie
"Even the Vikings never showed the slightest interest in us(the island of Hegg)"
Katie
Even the Vikings never showed the slightest interest in us. [the island of Hegg]
Katie
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
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
I've gone man-vegan.
Katie
I'm like Kryptonite to men. Kryptonite dipped in cellulite.
Llewelyn Moss
If I don't come back, tell mother I love her.
Carla Jean Moss
Your mother's dead, Llewelyn.
Llewelyn Moss
Well, then I'll tell her myself.
Merida
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
I juh-I just wondered if you might like to come. To Reykjavik.
Gina
Reykjavik?
Lawrence
Yeah, I'm-I'm moderately senior and we're allowed to bring wi-ives...and um, such like.
Gina
Was the pea soup disgusting?
Lawrence
Inedible. I think there were at least two types of pea in there- one, the kind you don't usually put in food.
Lawrence
Well, it was lovely, um, sitting directly opposite you.
Gina
And you.
Lawrence
I enjoyed the early diagonal bit as well, obviously.
Merida
I want my freedom!
Queen Elinor
But are you willing to pay the price your freedom will cost you?
Queen Elinor
But are you willing to pay the price your freedom will cost?
Queen Elinor
A princess does not put her weapons on the dining table!
Merida
Oh Mum....
Merida
Oh Mum...
Merida
Mom, you have changed.
Queen Elinor
[laughs] We both have.
Carla Jean Moss
What's in the satchel?
Llewelyn Moss
It's full of money.
Carla Jean Moss
That will be the day.
Helena Ravenclaw
If you have to ask, you'll never know. If you know, you need only ask.
Sheriff Ed Tom Bell
These people will kill him, Carla Jean. They won't quit.
Carla Jean Moss
He won't neither. He never has. He can take all comers.
Sheriff Ed Tom Bell
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
I am Merida, and I'll be shooting for my own hand.
Merida
[whispers to the cubs] Get the key.
Merida
Our fate lives in us. You only have to be brave enough to see it.
Merida
I want a spell that will change my fate.
Wise Woman
Done.
Queen Elinor
sorry i dont speak bear
Queen Elinor
Sorry, I don't speak bear.
Merida
Sorry, I don't speak bear.
Merida
Wee devils more like it
Merida
Wee devils, more like.
Merida
I want my freedom!
Queen Elinor
But are you willing to pay the price your freedom will cost you?
Merida
Mum!
Merida
If you had the chance to change your fate, would you?
Merida
"Fine."
Merida
Fine.
Merida
I want my freedom
Merida
I want my freedom!
Queen Elinor
Merida, a princess does not place her weapons on the table.
Merida
(Whining) Mum, it's just my bow!
Merida
[whining] Mum, it's just my bow!
Merida
I want a spell that can change my fate!
Merida
I want my freedom!
Queen Elinor
But are you willing to pay the price your will freedom cost?
Queen Elinor
But are you willing to pay the price your freedom will cost?
Carla Jean Moss
You don't have to do this.
Anton Chigurh
People always say the same thing.
Carla Jean Moss
What do they say?
Anton Chigurh
They say, "You don't have to do this. "
Anton Chigurh
They say, You don't have to do this.
Helena Ravenclaw
[About Tom Riddle] He lied to me.
Helena Ravenclaw
[about Tom Riddle] He lied to me.
Harry Potter
He's lied to many people-
Helena Ravenclaw
I know who he is! I know what he's done! He defiled my mother's diadem with dark magic!!
Helena Ravenclaw
I know who he is! I know what he's done! He defiled my mother's diadem with dark magic!
Helena Ravenclaw
If you have to ask, you'll never know. If you already know, you need only ask.
Helena Ravenclaw
[To Harry about Tom Riddle] Strange... You remind me of him a bit...
Helena Ravenclaw
[to Harry about Tom Riddle] Strange... You remind me of him a bit...
Carla Jean Moss
I got a bad feelin', Llewelyn.
Carla Jean Moss
I got a bad feeling, Llewelyn.
Llewelyn Moss
Well, you got a good feelin'.
Llewelyn Moss
Well I got a good feeling, so that should even out.
Mary O'Neary
It's Mrs. O'Neary,Mr.Vasallo.I wouldn't dream of calling you by your first name.
Mary O'Neary
It's Mrs. O'Neary, Mr. Vasallo. I wouldn't dream of calling you by your first name.
Buddy Visalo
Oh yeah well wher's Mr. O'Neary?
Buddy Visalo
Oh yeah well where's Mr. O'Neary?
Helena Ravenclaw
If you have to ask, you'll never know. If you know, you need only ask.
Helena Ravenclaw
I know what he's done, I know who he is, He defiled it with dark magic!!!
Helena Ravenclaw
I know who he is, I know what he's done! He defiled it with dark magic!
Llewelyn Moss
Tell my mother I love her.
Carla Jean Moss
Llewelyn, your mothers dead.
Llewelyn Moss
Then I'll tell her myself.