James Mackay (actor)
James Mackay in 2012
Mackay studied at the University of Sydney, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in history and English literature, before training as an actor at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth.
In 2013 Mackay played Irwin in the Alan Bennett play The History Boys at the Sydney Opera House, alongside John Wood, Heather Mitchell and Paul Goddard. In 2012 he performed with the Sydney Theatre Company as Danceny in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, with Hugo Weaving and Pamela Rabe.
Mackay was an artistic associate of independent theatre company Cry Havoc. He worked on two shows with the company, William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in 2009 (playing Marc Antony), and Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters in 2010 (playing Andrey), for which he also collaborated on an original music score.
Film and television
Other credits include Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, starring Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce, and The Lovers, directed by Palme d'Or winner and Oscar nominee Roland Joffé (The Mission, The Killing Fields). Mackay also played roles in the 2012 horror-thriller Redd Inc (released as Inhuman Resources in the US), Matchbox Pictures’ series The Straits, a crime drama filmed in Cairns and the Torres Straits, and the 2012 television comedy Micro Nation.
|2009||Don't Be Afraid of the Dark||The Librarian|
|2012||Redd Inc, aka "Inhuman Resources"||Rudy Khan|
|2013||The Lovers||Charles Stewart||Also known as Singularity and Time Traveller (UK)|
|2015||The Dressmaker||William Beaumont|
|2017||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales||Maddox|
|Battle of the Sexes||Barry Court|
|2010||Rescue: Special Ops||Saxon Blake||Episode: "Out of the Ashes"|
|2012||The Straits||Joel Thomson||5 episodes|
|Micro Nation||Lindsay McFadden||Episode: "Meet Pullamawang"|
|2014||The Tomorrow People||Julian Masters||Episodes: "Enemy of My Enemy", "Rumble"|
|2017||The Leftovers||Bernard||Episode: "G'Day Melbourne"|
|Love Child||Lance||Episode: "Episode Three" (Season 4)|
|2017–2019||Dynasty||Steven Carrington||Series regular (season 1), recurring (season 2)|
|2009||Julius Caesar||Marc Antony||Cry Havoc|
|2010||Three Sisters||Andrey||Cry Havoc|
|2012||Les Liaisons Dangereuses||Danceny||Sydney Theatre Company|
|2013||The History Boys||Irwin||Peach Theatre Company|
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- "Cult Magazine -". Cult Magazine.
- "School of thought". smh.com.au.
- "True Liaisons". TheMusic.com.au.
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- "Julius Caesar". Sydney.concreteplayground.com.au.
- "Overave • Chekhov's THREE SISTERS by CRY HAVOC • atyp Studio 1, The Wharf Sydney • 12 Oct 2010". au.overave.com.
- "Toronto Film Review: 'The Dressmaker'". Variety. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
- "Heath Ledger Scholarship Award Given to Australian Actor James Mackay".
- "Redd Inc. Signs Termination Papers for the Overworked: A Movie Review ~ 28DLA".
- "Airdate: Micro Nation". 4 October 2012.
- Villarreal, Yvonne (8 September 2017). "The do's and don'ts of reboots: Dynasty edition". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
- Rice, Lynette (2 August 2017). "Dynasty Reboot Corrects Original Series' Homophobia". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 27 August 2018.