Harry Macqueen

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Harry Macqueen
EducationThe Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Actor
  • Writer
  • Director

Harry Macqueen is an English actor, writer and director. He trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.


His professional acting debut was in Richard Linklater's 2008 film, Me and Orson Welles[1] playing 1930's Broadway star John Willard. Other credits include Jed Quinn in EastEnders,[2] for BBC and Peter in the feature film Provenance, for which he won Best Supporting Actor at the 2017 Madrid Film Festival.

Hinterland[3] was his debut feature film as a writer and director.[4] It was nominated Best British Feature at Raindance Film Festival 2014[5] and in three categories including Best Debut Film at the Beijing International Film Festival 2015. Hinterland was the UK's first fully carbon-neutral feature film.[6]

His second feature as writer and director titled Supernova, starred Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci. It had its world premiere at San Sebastian Film Festival in 2020 and played as one of only 12 physical screenings at the 2020 London Film Festival. The film was released by Studio Canal in the UK and Bleecker Street in the USA. It gained rave reviews on its release.[7] The film scored 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.[8] The film was long-listed for two BAFTA Awards including Outstanding British Film in 2021,[9] and short-listed for Best Feature Film at the European Film Awards in the same year.[10] In 2022, Supernova appeared on the 'Best British Films of the 21st Century' list - a poll by UK film critics.[11]


As actor[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Me and Orson Welles John Willard
2010 The Dark Room Dan Short film
2010 The Drift Andrew Short film
2010 Matchmaker Danny Short film
2011 Sit in Silence Man Short film
2012 EastEnders Jed Quinn Episode from 5 July 2012
2013 Blackbird Stanley Short film
2014 Hinterland Harvey also director, writer and producer
2014 A Tale of Two Thieves Gordon Goody Documentary
2017 Loose Ends Danny Short film
2017 Provenance Peter Won Best Supporting Actor Madrid Film Festival
2018 Lambeth Lights Short film

As filmmaker[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
2014 Hinterland Yes Yes Yes
2020 Supernova Yes Yes No


  1. ^ "Me and Orson Welles". IMDb.com. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Eastenders". IMDb.com. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Hinterland | Directed by Harry Macqueen". Hinterlandthefilm.com. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  4. ^ "British Council Film: Hinterland". film-directory.britishcouncil.org. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  5. ^ "The Awards | Raindance Film Festival". Archived from the original on 7 October 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  6. ^ "HINTERLAND - OFFICIAL TRAILER 1". Vimeo. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2024.
  7. ^ Kenny, Glenn (28 January 2021). "'Supernova' Review: On the Road, to a Heartbreaking Destination". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 15 August 2023.
  8. ^ "Supernova - Rotten Tomatoes". www.rottentomatoes.com. 29 January 2021. Retrieved 15 August 2023.
  9. ^ "Longlists, 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards". www.bafta.org. 4 February 2021. Retrieved 15 February 2024.
  10. ^ "Supernova". europeanfilmawards.eu. Retrieved 15 February 2024.
  11. ^ "The Best British Films of the 21st Century: Meet the Critics". Massive CInema. 12 April 2022. Retrieved 15 February 2024.