Kelly MacDonald, b. 1976. Actress (29 March 2000)
About this artwork
Kelly Macdonald’s career was launched when she saw an advert for open auditions for the 1996 hit film ‘Trainspotting’ whilst working in a bar. Since landing the role of Diane in the film she has starred in many TV shows and films both in the UK and in America. In 2005 she won an Emmy for her role in the BBC drama ‘The Girl in the Café’ and in 2007 she featured in the Coen brother’s Academy Award-winning film ‘No Country for Old Men’. More recently Macdonald starred in the American smash-hit TV series ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and in 2012 she was the voice of Merida in the Disney Pixar film, ‘Brave’. This photograph was taken shortly before the release of the 2001 film ‘Gosford Park’ in which she starred alongside Helen Mirren and Alan Bates.
- title: Kelly MacDonald, b. 1976. Actress
- accession number: PGP 284.6
- artist: Donald MaclellanScottish (born 1967)
- depicted: Kelly MacDonald
- gallery: Scottish National Portrait Gallery(Print Room)
- object type: Photograph
- subject: Stage and Screen
- materials: Silver gelatine bromide toned print
- date created: 29 March 2000
- measurements: 44.20 x 35.50 cm
- credit line: Purchased 2002
- copyright: © Donald Maclellan photographer
Donald MacLellan was born in the West Highlands in 1967. He is a leading portrait photographer whose first solo exhibition 'Black Power' showed at the National Portrait Gallery in London in 1998. Empire magazine commissioned MacLellan to create a portfolio of Scotland's best actors in 2000. It was mounted as an exhibition first at the Cannes Film Festival (May 2000), then in London, finally coming to Edinburgh in 2001/2. MacLellan's work appears regularly in current newspapers and magazines.