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GEORGE MACKAY's (Eddie) film career began at the age of 9 with Peter Pan directed by P J Hogan in which he played Curly. Following his big screen debut, George has gone on to feature in such films as The Thief Lord, an adaptation of Cornelia Funke's bestselling children's novel directed by Richard Claus for Fern Gully Films, he played Aaron in Defiance alongside Daniel Craig and Jamie Bell in this World War II era film directed by Edward Zwick. George was nominated for a British Independent Film Award as 'Most Promising British Newcomer' and for 'Young British Performer of The Year' at the Critics Circle Awards for his role in Scott Hicks' The Boys Are Back alongside Clive Owen. He played Jake Zeppi in Working Title's co-production with the BBC Hunky Dory directed by Marc Evans, and Tommo Peaceful in the film adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel Private Peaceful directed by Pat O'Connor for Fluidity Films. He has recently finished shooting on the comedic Feature Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson for Funnyman Films directed by Simon Sprackling.
He is soon to be seen in lead roles in both For Those In Peril for Warp X Films and Sunshine on Leith, alongside Peter Mullan, directed by Dexter Fletcher.
George's most recent television credits include playing wheelchair-bound casualty of war William Gardiner in the Paralympic inspired BBC drama Best of Men directed by Tim Whitby, Private Douglas in the BBC adaptation of Sebastian Faulkes' novel Birdsong directed by Philip Martin for Working Title, Kit Nubbles in The Old Curiousity Shop directed by Brian Percival for Carnival Films alongside Derek Jacobi, Toby Jones and Gina McKee. George also starred in the BBC's two-time nominated Tsunami: The Aftermath, he played the lead in Johnny and The Bomb - a BBC drama adaptation of Terry Pratchett's novel of the same name, alongside Zoe Wanamaker.
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