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Christian McKay stars in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," opposite Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy, as Mackelvore, and "I Melt With You," opposite Thomas Jane, Jeremy Piven and Rob Lowe, as Tim.

British actor Christian McKay was born in Bury, Lancashire. He began his career in music, first as a chorister at Manchester Cathedral, and subsequently studying piano at Chethan School of Music. He went on to study at the University of York, The Royal College of Music, and the Queensland Conservatorium in Australia. After several years touring Europe as a successful and critically acclaimed concert pianist, he turned to acting receiving his training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.

At RADA he was told by one of his instructors that he wouldn't find steady work until he was 50. He needed to "grow into his face"! Fortunately, he beat that prediction by several years. On graduation, he was recommended by Lord (Richard) Attenborough to the Royal Shakespeare Company, performing in "Anthony and Cleopatra" at Stratford-upon-Avon and in London's West End. His other successful stage appearances include his award-winning portrayal of Orson Welles in "Rosebud: The Lives of Orson Welles" at the Edinburgh Festival and in London, Toronto and New York. His feature film debut, "Abraham's Point," with Mackenzie Crook, was completed shortly before he began work on "Me and Orson Welles." His screen portrayal of Orson Welles was widely acclaimed, winning him the Austin Film Critics' Breakthrough Artist Award, a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Male Actor from the Independent Spirit Awards.

McKay was recently featured in Woody Allen's "You Will Meet a Tall, Dark Stranger" and also in Bernard Rose's "Mr. Nice." On television, McKay has a major role in the Canal+ "Borgia."

McKay is married to the actress Emily Allen. They make their home in the county of Kent in England.


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Height: 6' 0 ½"
Birthplace: Bury, Lancashire, England, UK
Current Residence: Kent, England, UK
Wife: Emily Allen

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