Know About George MacKay; Movies, 1917, Height, Net Worth, Parents

Published Date: 17 Mar, 2020 Updated date: 17 Mar, 2020 By Celebs Podium

After being spotted while at The Harrodian School in 2002, George McKay kept on achieving great heights in the acting industry. Recently, the British actor gave a stellar performance as Lance Corporal Schofield in the World War I epic, 1917.

George MacKay is an English actor best known for his works in movies like The Boys Are Back (2009) and Captain Fantastic (2016). He initiated his professional entertainment career in 2003.

Who IS George MacKay? Age, Height, Parents

Born as George Andrew J. MacKay on 13 March 1992, the talented English actor hails from Hammersmith, London, England, the United Kingdom. The 28-year-old is among the two children of his parents, Kim Baker and Paul MacKay. Both of his parents have some expertise in the entertainment world as his father, Paul, works in lighting/stage management while his mother, Kim, is a costume designer.

Speaking more about his family, George’s dad is an Australian of Scot-Irish descent. He shares a sibling bond with his sister named Daisy MacKay.

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Exactly 6 feet (1.83 meters) tall in height, George was first discovered by an acting scout when he was pursuing his high school education at The Harrodian School. He was asked to audition for the role in P.J. Hogan’s 2003 film adaptation of Peter Pan. George was only 10 when he got this great opportunity.

Career In Movies And TV, Net Worth

The skillful actor summons the commanding net worth of $5 million from his entertainment stints. He has had a handful of acting projects up to date and is still on the verge of grabbing more convincing roles in the industry.

After appearing as Curly in 2003 released fantasy adventure film, Peter Pan, George ringed his television debut as Young Calum in the British crime/drama, Rose and Maloney, in 2004. Two years later, he appeared as Johnny Maxwell in the miniseries, Johnny and the Bomb.


George MacKay as William Schofield in 1917 (Picture: IMDB)

George’s most appreciated role came in as William Schofield in the Oscar-nominated 2019 British epic war thriller film, 1917. For his performance, he received nominations at the London Film Critics’ Circle Award for British Actor of the Year and Satellite Award for Best Actor- Motion Picture Drama.

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His other notable movies include,  The Boys Are Back (2009), Private Peaceful (2012), How I Live Now (2013), Sunshine on Leith (2013), For Those in Peril (2013), Pride (2014), Captain Fantastic (2016), Where Hands Touch (2018),  and Ophelia (2018).

Is George MacKay Dating Anyone?

As of now, George enjoys the single life. However, it was not the case sometime before.

George’s followers will be keen to discover that he dated American-Irish actress Saoirse Ronan in the past. Saoirse is a four-time Oscar-nominated actress known for her roles in Atonement (2008), Brooklyn (2016), Lady Bird (2018), and Little Women (2020).


George MacKay alongside his ex-girlfriend Saoirse Ronan and child actress Harley Bird at the 2013 Moet British Independent Film Awards (Picture: HITC)

The couple could only steer their relationship to a short time before calling it quits. Following the breakup, George mentioned her in an interview with the Evening Standard in 2016 stating,

Saoirse is so brilliant and is doing amazing things.

In fact, both of them are going so well with their professional career. And although George is single right now, he has tons of female followers, who would love to date him.

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Some Interesting Facts About George MacKay

  • In Australia, during the filming of Peter Pan (2003), George was schooled on-set and also had the chance to go swimming on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • He was named as one of the European films’ Shooting Stars by European Film Promotion in 2014.
  • George supports the English Premier League side, Chelsea.
  • He does not participate in social media.
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