|Born||Justin Mark McDonald
21 March 1983
Justin McDonald (born 21 March 1983) 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 led him into acting at an early age 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, Wolfblood 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 led 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
|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|
|2016||Wolfblood||Dr Jones||Series 4|
|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)|
|2017||Winter Ridge||Tom Harris|
|2010||Backbeat||Klaus Voormann||Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow||Based on the 1994 film of the same name|
|2016||The Fighting Bradfords||Roland Boys Bradford||Gala Theatre, Durham, England|
|2009||Cursed Mountain||Frank Simmons||Video game|
- Distant Shores on ShareTV
- French, Philip (8 October 2007). "All about my father". London: The Observer review. Retrieved 7 October 2007.
- "Backbeat". Citizens Theatre. Retrieved 10 June 2010.
- "Cursed Mountain". Neoseeker review. Retrieved 12 September 2009.
- A Liar's Autobiography JustPressPlay article (16 October 2012)