George (I) MacKay filmography and biography
Date of birth: 13 March 1992, London, England, UK
George (I) MacKay biography
In 2002, George MacKay was spotted at his school by an acting scout, who
asked the then ten-year-old if he would like to audition for a role in
Peter Pan. He attended a workshop, quickly landing the
part of one of the Lost Boys, Curly, in what was to be his first film.
Soon after, he had small roles in an episode of
Rose and Maloney and television drama
Footprints in the Snow (2005) (TV). In 2005, at the age of
thirteen, he won the role of Riccio in The Thief Lord,
the film adaptation of Cornelia Funke's best selling children's
novel. Later on in the same year, he also was cast in the lead role of
Johnny and the Bomb, a BBC drama adapted from
Terry Pratchett's novel of the same name. George spent an
exciting 3 months in Thailand working with a great cast including
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Okonedo, and Tim Roth and while filming the
HBO Movie "Tsunami - The Aftermath" The Dikensian drama "The Old
Curiosity Shop" followed in 2007, before a fantastic opportunity to
work with Edward Zwick on "Defiance". George's career took another leap
forward when playing alongside Clive Owen in Scott Hicks' film "The
Boys are Back". His most recent performance was the role of Jake in
George currently resides in London with his family.
George (I) MacKay trivia
- As of September 2005, he is Year Ten at the Harrodian School, a private school located in London. Theodore Chester and Rupert Simonian, two of his co-stars from Peter Pan, previously attended the same school.
- In Australia, during the filming of Peter Pan, George was schooled on-set and also had the chance to go swimming on the Great Barrier Reef.
- In preparation for his role in Peter Pan, George and his fellow co-stars, who had been cast as Lost Boys, received months of intensive training in stunt with swords and how to film choreographed fight scenes.
George (I) MacKay filmography
|The Boys Are Back||2009|
|The Old Curiosity Shop||2007|
|The Thief Lord||2006|
|Johnny and the Bomb||2006|
|Tsunami: The Aftermath||2006|
|Footprints in the Snow||2005|
|Rose and Maloney||2002|