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Christian McKay was born in Bury, Lancashire. He is an actor and classical musician. Christian received international acclaim for his performance in Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles (2008) as Orson Welles, a role he also interpreted in the one-man play "Rosebud: The Lives of Orson Welles" at a number of venues, including the Edinburgh ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Me and Orson Welles Orson Welles
(2008)
Rush Lord Hesketh
(2013)
Creditors Grant Pierce
(2015)
(2016)

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 2019 Warrior (TV Series)
Mayor Samuel Blake
- If You're Going to Bow, Bow Low (2019) ... Mayor Samuel Blake (credit only)
- Chinese Boxing (2019) ... Mayor Samuel Blake
- They Don't Pay Us Enough to Think (2019) ... Mayor Samuel Blake
- The Tiger and the Fox (2019) ... Mayor Samuel Blake
- Chewed Up, Spit Out, and Stepped On (2019) ... Mayor Samuel Blake
 2019 The Second Hearing (Short)
 2019 Grantchester (TV Series)
Anthony Hobbs
- Episode #4.6 (2019) ... Anthony Hobbs
- Episode #4.5 (2019) ... Anthony Hobbs
- Episode #4.4 (2019) ... Anthony Hobbs
- Episode #4.3 (2019) ... Anthony Hobbs
 2018 The Talent Agent (Short)
Jeff Rogers
 2017 Crooked House
Roger Leonides
 2017 The Leisure Seeker
Will Spencer
 2017 Provenance
John
 2016 Frontier (TV Series)
Father James Coffin
- The Gallows (2016) ... Father James Coffin
- The Disciple (2016) ... Father James Coffin (credit only)
- Wolves (2016) ... Father James Coffin
- Mushkegowuk Esquewu (2016) ... Father James Coffin
- Little Brother War (2016) ... Father James Coffin
 2016 ChickLit
David Rose
 2016 Florence Foster Jenkins
Earl Wilson
 2016 The Young Messiah
Cleopas
 2016 Churchill's Secret (TV Movie)
Christopher Soames
 2015 Jekyll & Hyde (TV Mini-Series)
Maxwell Utterson
- Black Dog (2015) ... Maxwell Utterson
- The Calyx (2015) ... Maxwell Utterson
- The Cutter (2015) ... Maxwell Utterson
- Mr Hyde (2015) ... Maxwell Utterson
- The Harbinger (2015) ... Maxwell Utterson
 2015 Creditors
Grant Pierce
 2015 Draw on Sweet Night
George Kirbye
 2014 Here Lies
Tristan Holy-Route
 2014 Northern Soul
John's Dad
 2014 The Last Sparks of Sundown
Rupert Sword
 2014/I Serena
Boston bank manager (as Christian Mckay)
 2014 The Engagement (Short)
Nigel
 2014 The Theory of Everything
Roger Penrose
 2014 Closer to the Moon
Iorgu
 2013/III Blackbird (Short)
Mac
 2013 Legacy (TV Movie)
Hugo
 2013 The Devil's Violinist
John Watson
 2013/I Rush
Lord Hesketh
 2011-2013 Borgia (TV Series)
Ascanio Sforza
- The Seven Sorrows (2013) ... Ascanio Sforza
- Transfiguration (2013) ... Ascanio Sforza
- A Morality Play (2013) ... Ascanio Sforza
- Pentecost (2013) ... Ascanio Sforza
- Ascension (2013) ... Ascanio Sforza
 2012 Getting On (TV Series)
Dr. Nigel Hoskins
- Episode #3.3 (2012) ... Dr. Nigel Hoskins
 2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Mackelvore
 2011 Astonish Me (Short)
The Museum Guard
 2011 I Melt with You
Tim
 2010 Deerfall (Short)
Father
 2010 The Road to Coronation Street (TV Movie)
Harry Elton
 2010 Mr. Nice
Hamilton McMillan
 2009 Vivaldi, the Red Priest
Estienne Roger
 2009 Margaret (TV Movie)
John Whittingdale (as Christian Mackay)
 2009 A Short Stay in Switzerland (TV Movie)
Carsten
 2008 Abraham's Point
Robert
 2008 Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV Series)
Jefferson Cope
- Appointment with Death (2008) ... Jefferson Cope
 2008 Me and Orson Welles
Orson Welles
 2005 Riot at the Rite (TV Movie)
Pierre Monteux
 2004 Doctors (TV Series)
Neville Gordon
- Pardon (2004) ... Neville Gordon
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Other Works:

Played the composer Dmitri Shostakovich in "Master Class" by David Pownall - Derby Playhouse (2006). See more »

Alternate Names:

Christian Mackay | Christian Mckay

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

(on Me and Orson Welles (2008)) Richard Linklater thought his Orson would be on the London stage playing Shakespeare. I was briefly, but I didn't tell him I was playing a eunuch. See more »

Trivia:

Graduated from the University of York with performances of the Liszt Sonata and Rachmaninoff Third Piano Concerto. See more »

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