|Born||Justin Mark McDonald
21 March 1983
Gateshead, England, UK
Justin McDonald is a British actor of film, television and theatre.
Justin Mark McDonald was born in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear in North East England. His keen interest in Art and Literature lead him into acting and he was soon awarded a scholarship by the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London where he gained a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Acting, trained using the Meisner technique.
McDonald went on to complete his studies early in order to film on the television drama Distant Shores for ITV Granada, playing series regular Ben McCallister. Following this he has appeared in many acclaimed television productions such as Holby City, The Bill, Torchwood, Afterlife, Casualty, Emmerdale and the crime detective series Inspector George Gently.
McDonald's first major film saw him appearing alongside Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor in the Beatrix Potter biopic Miss Potter as the young William Heelis, who encouraged the young Beatrix Potter to write and illustrate her stories. He then went on to appear in another British biopic playing Steve in And When Did You Last See Your Father? which starred Jim Broadbent and Colin Firth. The film was based on the memoirs of the same title written by Blake Morrison.
As well as acting on stage and screen, McDonald is an accomplished voice over artist. He played the voice of Frank Simmons in the critically acclaimed Nintendo Wii Video Game Cursed Mountain. His voice career has also lead him to the Monty Python comedy troupe, playing the voice of young David Sherlock in the animated feature film A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman
McDonald set up film and television production company Atlas Orion in 2012.
He married actress Kate Hodgson in the Lake District in 2013.
|2005||Distant Shores||Ben McCallister||Series 1, episodes 1–6 (main cast)|
|2005||Holby City||Matthew Samuels||Series 7, episode 16 "Live and Let Die"|
|2005||Bill, TheThe Bill||Eddie Clark||Series 21, episode 64 "337"|
|2006||Afterlife||Cameron||Series 2, episode 5 "Mirrorball"|
|2006||Torchwood||Matt||Series 1, episode 2 "Day One"|
|2008||Casualty||Lewis Cork||Series 22, episode 21 "Adrenaline Rush"|
|2008||Doctors||Robin Hartnall||Series 9, episode 207 "Hopelessly Devoted"|
|2009||Inspector George Gently||Jed Jimpson||Series 2, episode 4 "Gently Through the Mill"|
|2012||Emmerdale||Trevor Cunningham||Recurring Role|
|2013||Casualty||Rory Timpson||Recurring Role|
|2006||Miss Potter||Young William Heelis|
|2007||And When Did You Last See Your Father?||Steve|
|2012||A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman||Young David Sherlock (voice)|
|2010||Backbeat||Klaus Voormann||Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow||Based on the 1994 film of the same name|
|2009||Cursed Mountain||Frank Simmons||Video game|