James Mackay (actor)
|Born||20 July 1984|
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Early life and education
Mackay studied at the University of Sydney, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in history and English literature, before training as an actor at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth.
In 2013 Mackay played Irwin in the Alan Bennett play The History Boys at the Sydney Opera House, alongside John Wood, Heather Mitchell and Paul Goddard. In 2012 he performed with the Sydney Theatre Company as Danceny in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, with Hugo Weaving and Pamela Rabe.
Mackay was an artistic associate of independent theatre company Cry Havoc. He worked on two shows with the company, William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in 2009 (playing Marc Antony), and Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters in 2010 (playing Andrey), for which he also collaborated on an original music score.
Acting: film and television
Other credits include Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, starring Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce, and The Lovers, directed by Palme d'Or winner and Oscar nominee Roland Joffé (The Mission, The Killing Fields). Mackay also played roles in the 2012 horror-thriller Redd Inc (released as Inhuman Resources in the US), Matchbox Pictures’ series The Straits, a crime drama filmed in Cairns and the Torres Straits, and the 2012 television comedy Micro Nation.
|2009||Julius Caesar||Marc Antony||Cry Havoc|
|2010||Three Sisters||Andrey||Cry Havoc|
|2012||Les Liaisons Dangereuses||Danceny||Sydney Theatre Company|
|2013||The History Boys||Irwin||Peach Theatre Company|
|Year||Film||Production company, director||Role||Type|
|2009||Don't Be Afraid of the Dark||Miramax, dir. Troy Nixey||The Librarian||Feature|
|2010||Connection||AFTRS, dir. Jen Leacey||Dan||Short Film|
|2011||Hairpin||AFTRS, dir. Laura Scrivano||Simon||Short Film|
|2012||Redd Inc, aka "Inhuman Resources"||Green Light Productions, dir. Dan Krige||Rudy Khan||Feature|
|2012||Being Venice||Dragonet Films, dir. Miro Bilbrough||Fireman||Feature|
|2013||Singularity (also known as The Lovers or Time Traveller)||Corsan Films, dir. Roland Joffé||Charles Stewart||Feature|
|2015||The Dressmaker||Jocelyn Moorhouse||William Beaumont||Feature|
|2016||Hacksaw Ridge||Mel Gibson||Prosecutor||Feature|
|2017||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales||Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg||Maddox||Feature|
|2017||Battle of the Sexes||Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris||Barry Court||Feature|
|2010||Rescue: Special Ops||Saxon Blake||Episode: "Out of the Ashes"|
|2012||The Straits||Joel Thomson||(5) episodes|
|2012||Micro Nation||Lindsay McFadden||Episode: "Meet Pullamawang"|
|2014||The Tomorrow People||Julian Masters||(2) episodes: "Enemy of My Enemy", "Rumble"|
|2017||The Leftovers||Bernard||Episode: "G'Day Melbourne"|
|2017||Love Child||Lance||Episode: Season 4, Episode Three|
|2017–2018||Dynasty||Steven Carrington||Series regular (season 1); recurring (season 2)|
- "The ten next big names in stage acting". smh.com.au.
- "Cult Magazine -". Cult Magazine.
- "School of thought". smh.com.au.
- "True Liaisons". TheMusic.com.au.
- "James Mackay - New Talent".
- "Julius Caesar". Sydney.concreteplayground.com.au.
- "Overave • Chekhov's THREE SISTERS by CRY HAVOC • atyp Studio 1, The Wharf Sydney • 12 Oct 2010". au.overave.com.
- "Toronto Film Review: 'The Dressmaker'". Variety. Retrieved 2015-11-08.
- "Heath Ledger Scholarship Award Given to Australian Actor James Mackay".
- "Redd Inc. Signs Termination Papers for the Overworked: A Movie Review ~ 28DLA".
- "Airdate: Micro Nation". 4 October 2012.
- Villarreal, Yvonne (September 8, 2017). "The do's and don'ts of reboots: Dynasty edition". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
- Rice, Lynette (August 2, 2017). "Dynasty Reboot Corrects Original Series' Homophobia". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 27, 2018.