MacDougall at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2016
Lewis John Moir MacDougall
5 June 2002
Lewis John Moir MacDougall (born 5 June 2002) is a Scottish film actor. He made his film debut in the fantasy film Pan (2015). He subsequently starred in the fantasy tragedy film A Monster Calls (2016), and the road trip drama film Boundaries (2018).
MacDougall was brought up in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father is a retired banker. His mother, Fiona, died in December 2013 from multiple sclerosis, and a few weeks after her death Lewis was cast as Nibs in the film Pan. Before his first film he had acted only in small parts at his local drama group, The Drama Studio, which specialised in improvised rather than scripted performances.
MacDougall made his film debut in 2015 as Nibs in Pan, directed by Joe Wright, after attending an open audition in Morningside. In 2016, he starred in A Monster Calls, opposite Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson, and released on 23 December. In the film, a dark fantasy drama, he plays a boy whose mother is dying of a terminal illness, and who begins communicating with a tree monster seemingly living outside his house. On 6 October 2016, MacDougall attended the gala screening for A Monster Calls, at the BFI London Film Festival, where he was interviewed about his role. On 12 December, he appeared on BBC's The One Show, alongside co-star Liam Neeson, where he also talked about the film.
He then co-starred in the road trip comedy-drama Boundaries, opposite Vera Farmiga and Christopher Plummer, which premiered at South by Southwest in March 2018. In 2018 he also appeared as Lewis in the short film Multiplex.
|2016||A Monster Calls||Conor O'Malley|
|The Belly of the Whale||Joey Moody|
Awards and nominations
|2016||Evening Standard British Film Awards||Malone Souliers Award for Breakthrough of the Year||Nominated|||
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association||Best Youth Performance||Nominated|||
|Critics' Choice Movie Awards||Best Young Performer||Nominated|||
|London Critics Circle Film Awards||Young British/Irish Performer of the Year||Won|||
|Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards||Breakthrough Performance / Best Performance by a Youth||Nominated|||
|Las Vegas Film Critics Society||Youth in Film||Nominated|||
|2017||Premios Feroz||Best Main Actor||Nominated|||
|Empire Awards||Best Male Newcomer||Nominated|||
|Saturn Awards||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Nominated|||
|Online Film & Television Association||Best Youth Performance||Nominated|||
|Young Scot Awards||Entertainment Award||Won|||
|South Bank Sky Arts Award||Times Breakthrough Award||Nominated|||
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- John Connell (16 October 2015). "Edinburgh schoolboy stars in Pan with Hugh Jackman". Retrieved 13 December 2016.
- Kirsten Johnson (8 January 2017). "How I wish Mum was alive to see my tribute to her: British star of tear-jerking film A Monster Calls reveals how his own loss helped him portray the story of a boy whose mother dies of cancer". Retrieved 23 June 2017.
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- "2016 Awards WINNERs". phoenixfilmcriticssociety.org. 28 December 2016.
- "The 2016 Las Vegas Film Critics Society (LVFCS) Nominations". nextbestpicture.com. 15 December 2016.
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- "Saturn Awards Nominations". saturnawards.org. 26 February 2017.
- "21st Online Film & Television Nominations (2016)". cinemasight.com. 22 January 2017.
- "WINNERS 2017". youngscotawards.com. 28 April 2017.
- "The South Bank Sky Arts Awards: the stars of tomorrow". thetimes.co.uk/. 23 May 2017.