Kelly MacDonald
Biographical Information
Born February 23rd, 1976
Glasgow, Scotland
Productions Trainspotting as Diane
Boardwalk Empire as Margaret Thompson

Kelly MacDonald is a Scottish actress.


Born in Glasgow, Scotland, MacDonald won an open audition for the role of Diane in Trainspotting, and subsequently went on to appear in a number of successful British films, including Intermission and Gosford Park.

MacDonald later expanded into more international roles, gaining a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actress for No Country For Old Men, providing the voice of the Disney Princess Merida in Brave, and appearing as the long-suffering Margaret Thompson in Boardwalk Empire.


MacDonald has only sung briefly in two productions, in Trainspotting singing "Temptation" in one of Renton's hallucinations, and on several occasions in Boardwalk Empire.


Trainspotting (1996)Edit

  • Temptation (solo)


Boardwalk Empire (2012)Edit

  • The Belle of Belfast City
  • I'll See You in My Dreams (solo)

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