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Christian McKay

Actor

Christian is currently filming WARRIOR for Cinemax / HBO. Most recent film credits include CROOKED HOUSE with Glenn Close and THE LEISURE SEEKERS opposite Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland. He is also well known on the big screen for his work in FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, RUSH and ME AND ORSON WELLES, for which he was BAFTA nominated. Recent television credits include FRONTIER, CHURCHILL’s SECRET, JEKYLL & HYDE and BORGIA.

Credits

FEATURE FILM
Date: 2016
Production (role):
CROOKED HOUSE (Roger)
Company:
Tiger Aspect Productions
Project details:
Dir. Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Date: 2016
Production (role):
THE LEISURE SEEKER (Will)
Company:
Indiana Production Company
Project details:
Dir: Paolo Virzi
Date: 2015
Production (role):
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (Earl Wilson)
Company:
Qwerty Films
Project details:
Dir. Stephen Frears
Date: 2014
Production (role):
CHRIST THE LORD (Cleopas)
Company:
1492 Pictures
Project details:
Dir. Cyrus Nowrasteh
Date: 2014
Production (role):
CREDITORS (Grant Pierce)
Company:
Cuibar Productions
Project details:
Dir. Ben Cura
Date: 2014
Production (role):
CHICKLIT (David Rose)
Company:
Capriol Films
Project details:
Dir. Tony Britten
Date: 2014
Production (role):
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (Roger Penrose)
Company:
Working Title Films
Project details:
Dir. James Marsh
Date: 2012
Production (role):
SPITE AND MALICE
Company:
Eyeplugin Media Corporation
Project details:
Dir. Duncan Ward
Date: 2012
Production (role):
THE DEVIL'S VIOLINIST (John Watson)
Company:
Summerstorm Entertainment
Project details:
Dir. Bernard Rose
Date: 2012
Production (role):
SERENA (Boston Bank Manager)
Company:
2929 Entertainment
Project details:
Dir. Susanne Bier
Date: 2012
Production (role):
RUSH (Hesketh)
Company:
Universal Pictures
Project details:
Dir. Ron Howard
Date: 2011
Production (role):
CLOSER TO THE MOON (Dumi)
Company:
Mandragora Movies
Project details:
Dir. Nae Caranfil
Date: 2010
Production (role):
TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY (Macklevore)
Company:
Universal
Project details:
Dir. Tomas Alfredson
Date: 2010
Production (role):
I MELT WITH YOU (Tim)
Company:
Magnolia Pictures
Project details:
Dir. Mark Pellington
Date: 2009
Production (role):
YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER (Poker Friend)
Company:
Dippermouth Productions
Project details:
Dir. Woody Allen
Date: 2009
Production (role):
MR NICE (Hamilton McMillan)
Company:
Independent Films
Project details:
Dir. Bernard Rose
Date: 2008
Production (role):
ME & ORSON WELLES (Orson Welles)
Company:
CinemaNX
Project details:
Dir. Richard Linklater

San Francisco, Utah, Austin Film Critics’ Associations Awards for Best Supporting Actor
Nominations for BAFTA, BIFA, Chlotrudis, Broadcast (LA), Chicago, Detroit, Houston, San Diego, Toronto, Washington DC, London Film Critics’ Associations, Evening Standard, Independent Spirit
Date: 2007
Production (role):
ABRAHAM'S POINT (Robert)
Company:
Untold Pictures
Project details:
Dir. Wyndham Price
TELEVISION
Date: 2017
Production (role):
WARRIOR (Mayor Blake)
Company:
Cinemax / HBO
Project details:
Dir. Various
Date: 2016
Production (role):
FRONTIER (Coffin)
Company:
Netflix
Project details:
Dir. Brad Peyton
Date: 2015
Production (role):
CHURCHILL'S SECRET (Christopher Soames)
Company:
Daybreak Pictures
Project details:
Dir. Charles Sturridge
Date: 2015
Production (role):
JEKYLL AND HYDE (Max Utterson)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Dir. Colin Teague
Date: 2013
Production (role):
LEGACY (Hugo)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Pete Travis
Date: 2011
Production (role):
BORGIA (Cardinal Sforza)
Company:
Canal+
Project details:
Dirs. Oliver Hirschbiegel, Dearbhla Walsh, Metin Huseyin and Christoph Schrewe
Date: 2010
Production (role):
THE ROAD TO CORONATION STREET (Harry Elton)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Charles Sturridge
Date: 2008
Production (role):
A SHORT STAY IN SWITZERLAND (Carsten)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Simon Curtis
Date: 2008
Production (role):
MARGARET (John Whittingdale)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. James Kent
Date: 2008
Production (role):
POIROT - APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH (Jefferson Cope)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Dir. Ashley Pearce
Date: 2005
Production (role):
RIOT AT THE RITE (Pierre Monteux)
Company:
BBC Films
Project details:
Dir. Andy Wilson
Date: 2004
Production (role):
DOCTORS (Neville Gordon)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Ian Barber
THEATRE
Production (role):
CLEO (Richard Burton)
Company:
Alley Theatre Houston
Project details:
Dir. Bob Balaban
Date: 2014
Production (role):
BOEING BOEING (Bernard)
Company:
Sheffield Crucible
Project details:
Dir. Jonathan Humphreys
Date: 2014
Production (role):
STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (Gerard)
Company:
Gielgud Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Robert Ackerman
Date: 2007
Production (role):
AN INSPECTOR CALLS (Goole)
Company:
Dukes Theatre Lancaster
Project details:
Dir. Ian Hastings
Date: 2007
Production (role):
ARCADIA (Captain Brice)
Company:
Clwyd Theatr Cymru
Project details:
Dir. Terry Hands
Date: 2006 / 07
Production (role):
MEMORY
Company:
Clwyd Theatr Cymru / New York
Project details:
Dir. Terry Hands
Date: 2006
Production (role):
MEMORY
Company:
Dmitri Shostakovitch Master Class Derby Playhouse
Project details:
Dir. Stephen Edwards
Date: 2004
Production (role):
ROSEBUD (Orson Welles)
Company:
Edinburgh / New York / Toronto / King’s Head Theatre, London / UK tour
Project details:
One-man Show

Co-Produced by Steven Berkoff - King’s Head Theatre
Scotsman Fringe First, Best of Edinburgh Award
Date: 2002
Production (role):
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Mardian)
Company:
RSC
Project details:
Dir. Michael Attenborough
Date: 2001
Production (role):
BABES IN THE WOOD (Old Man / King Richard / Mandragora / Little John)
Company:
Harrogate Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Lennox Greaves
SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS
Classical Musician
Concert Pianist
BA Hons York 1995
Associate Royal College of Music 1996
Postgraduate Diploma 1997
Graduate Diploma Queensland Conservatorium of Music Brisbane Australia
RADA Diploma 2001
Elementary Diploma in Stage Combat BASSC 1999
Strong Baritone Singing Voice (Choristership at Manchester Cathedral)

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): CROOKED HOUSE (Roger)
    Company: Tiger Aspect Productions
    Project details: Dir. Gilles Paquet-Brenner
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): THE LEISURE SEEKER (Will)
    Company: Indiana Production Company
    Project details: Dir: Paolo Virzi
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (Earl Wilson)
    Company: Qwerty Films
    Project details: Dir. Stephen Frears
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): CHRIST THE LORD (Cleopas)
    Company: 1492 Pictures
    Project details: Dir. Cyrus Nowrasteh
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): CREDITORS (Grant Pierce)
    Company: Cuibar Productions
    Project details: Dir. Ben Cura
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): CHICKLIT (David Rose)
    Company: Capriol Films
    Project details: Dir. Tony Britten
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (Roger Penrose)
    Company: Working Title Films
    Project details: Dir. James Marsh
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): SPITE AND MALICE
    Company: Eyeplugin Media Corporation
    Project details: Dir. Duncan Ward
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): THE DEVIL'S VIOLINIST (John Watson)
    Company: Summerstorm Entertainment
    Project details: Dir. Bernard Rose
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): SERENA (Boston Bank Manager)
    Company: 2929 Entertainment
    Project details: Dir. Susanne Bier
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): RUSH (Hesketh)
    Company: Universal Pictures
    Project details: Dir. Ron Howard
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): CLOSER TO THE MOON (Dumi)
    Company: Mandragora Movies
    Project details: Dir. Nae Caranfil
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY (Macklevore)
    Company: Universal
    Project details: Dir. Tomas Alfredson
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): I MELT WITH YOU (Tim)
    Company: Magnolia Pictures
    Project details: Dir. Mark Pellington
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER (Poker Friend)
    Company: Dippermouth Productions
    Project details: Dir. Woody Allen
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): MR NICE (Hamilton McMillan)
    Company: Independent Films
    Project details: Dir. Bernard Rose
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): ME & ORSON WELLES (Orson Welles)
    Company: CinemaNX
    Project details: Dir. Richard Linklater

    San Francisco, Utah, Austin Film Critics’ Associations Awards for Best Supporting Actor
    Nominations for BAFTA, BIFA, Chlotrudis, Broadcast (LA), Chicago, Detroit, Houston, San Diego, Toronto, Washington DC, London Film Critics’ Associations, Evening Standard, Independent Spirit
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): ABRAHAM'S POINT (Robert)
    Company: Untold Pictures
    Project details: Dir. Wyndham Price
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): WARRIOR (Mayor Blake)
    Company: Cinemax / HBO
    Project details: Dir. Various
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): FRONTIER (Coffin)
    Company: Netflix
    Project details: Dir. Brad Peyton
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): CHURCHILL'S SECRET (Christopher Soames)
    Company: Daybreak Pictures
    Project details: Dir. Charles Sturridge
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): JEKYLL AND HYDE (Max Utterson)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Dir. Colin Teague
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): LEGACY (Hugo)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Pete Travis
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): BORGIA (Cardinal Sforza)
    Company: Canal+
    Project details: Dirs. Oliver Hirschbiegel, Dearbhla Walsh, Metin Huseyin and Christoph Schrewe
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): THE ROAD TO CORONATION STREET (Harry Elton)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Charles Sturridge
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): A SHORT STAY IN SWITZERLAND (Carsten)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Simon Curtis
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): MARGARET (John Whittingdale)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. James Kent
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): POIROT - APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH (Jefferson Cope)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Dir. Ashley Pearce
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): RIOT AT THE RITE (Pierre Monteux)
    Company: BBC Films
    Project details: Dir. Andy Wilson
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): DOCTORS (Neville Gordon)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Ian Barber
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date:
    Production (role): CLEO (Richard Burton)
    Company: Alley Theatre Houston
    Project details: Dir. Bob Balaban
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): BOEING BOEING (Bernard)
    Company: Sheffield Crucible
    Project details: Dir. Jonathan Humphreys
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (Gerard)
    Company: Gielgud Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Robert Ackerman
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): AN INSPECTOR CALLS (Goole)
    Company: Dukes Theatre Lancaster
    Project details: Dir. Ian Hastings
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): ARCADIA (Captain Brice)
    Company: Clwyd Theatr Cymru
    Project details: Dir. Terry Hands
  • Date: 2006 / 07
    Production (role): MEMORY
    Company: Clwyd Theatr Cymru / New York
    Project details: Dir. Terry Hands
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): MEMORY
    Company: Dmitri Shostakovitch Master Class Derby Playhouse
    Project details: Dir. Stephen Edwards
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): ROSEBUD (Orson Welles)
    Company: Edinburgh / New York / Toronto / King’s Head Theatre, London / UK tour
    Project details: One-man Show

    Co-Produced by Steven Berkoff - King’s Head Theatre
    Scotsman Fringe First, Best of Edinburgh Award
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Mardian)
    Company: RSC
    Project details: Dir. Michael Attenborough
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): BABES IN THE WOOD (Old Man / King Richard / Mandragora / Little John)
    Company: Harrogate Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Lennox Greaves
  • Classical Musician
  • Concert Pianist
  • BA Hons York 1995
  • Associate Royal College of Music 1996
  • Postgraduate Diploma 1997
  • Graduate Diploma Queensland Conservatorium of Music Brisbane Australia
  • RADA Diploma 2001
  • Elementary Diploma in Stage Combat BASSC 1999
  • Strong Baritone Singing Voice (Choristership at Manchester Cathedral)

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