His mouth froths. MacKay is treating me to one of his self-penned numbers. MacKay adores this immersive way of working — not just researching but living his roles. Sadly, not every aspect of physical transformation was as easy to achieve: the outlaw Kelly was renowned for his manly whiskers, yet baby-faced MacKay struggled to grow any facial hair. I spoke to [Kurzel] on Skype, and of course at the time he had this amazing beard. The story follows the two soldiers on their mission to carry a vital message deep behind enemy lines. Again, MacKay threw himself into the part: army boot camps, six months of rehearsals, understanding the function of every bit of archaic military kit.
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But he is treading on eggshells. Often, actors either wade into tricky topics without a thought, or shut them down completely for fear of saying the wrong thing. Not MacKay.
One of his grandmothers is from Cork, Ireland. At the age of ten, George was scouted to audition for a role in the family feature, Peter Pan He quickly landed the part of Curly, one of the Lost Boys, and went on to have several minor roles on TV, including an episode of Rose and Maloney and Footprints in the Snow His career took another step forward with Hunky Dory
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