My favorite actress of recent years, has been the 38 year old Scottish actress, Kelly MacDonald, who most recent roles include starring as the Scottish heroine in the 2012 Pixar movie, Brave, and as Margaret Schroeder in Boardwalk Empire. What I enjoy about her most is her thick but charming Glasgow accent-that when used fully is almost unintelligible. In some of her roles, like No Country for Old Men she doesn't use her brogue, but in my favorite role of hers -The Girl In The Cafe, she does.
Like a number of Scottish actors she had a breakout role in Trainspotting (1996).
It's a highly regarded Scottish movie starring future Jedi, Ewan
McGregor, that chronicled the lives of heroin addicts. Her part was a
minor one (including some brief nudity), indeed many of her roles
have been supporting roles. With these smaller roles she built up
an impressive list of credits that including Gosford Park (2001), Finding Neverland (2004),Nanny MacPhee (2005), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Shadows (2011).
|Kelly and Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting|
My favorite British actor , Bill Nighy (among others) and Kelly were journalists in the original six part British TV version of State Of Play (2003) It is better and much longer than the later movie version.
A scene from Girl In The Cafe
|In No Country for Brave Men|
She played the haunting role of Carla Jean Moss in No Country for Brave Men (2007) , and was nominated for a BAFTA award for that role.
She was in 48 episodes of Boardwalk Empire (2012-2013) playing Margaret Schroeder , the consort of a corrupt politician played by Steve Buscemi.
Kelly is a stunning and engaging actress.
NPR's Fresh Air recently had an excellent interview with her. The page includes both the audio
and a transcript of the interview ....