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Andrew Macdonald is a Actor, Director and Producer British born on 1966 at Scotland (United-kingdom)

Andrew Macdonald

Andrew Macdonald
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1966 (54 years) at Scotland (United-kingdom)

Andrew Macdonald (born 1966) is a Scottish film producer, best known for his collaborations with screenwriter John Hodge and director Danny Boyle, including Shallow Grave (1994), Trainspotting (1996) and 28 Days Later (2002).

Together with Duncan Kenworthy, he is also the founder of DNA Films, the production company responsible for The Parole Officer (2001), 28 Days Later (2002), Sunshine (2007), 28 Weeks Later (2007), 28 Months Later (TBA). Two of which Danny Boyle Directed and Alex Garland wrote.

He is the brother of Oscar winning documentary maker Kevin Macdonald. His maternal grandparents were English actress Wendy Orme and Hungarian-born Oscar winning filmmaker Emeric Pressburger.

Best films

The Beach (2000)
(Producer)
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
(Executive Producer)
Ex Machina (2015)
(Producer)
Shallow Grave (1994)
(Producer)
Trainspotting (1996)
(Producer)

Usually with

Alex Garland
Alex Garland
(8 films)
Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(10 films)
John Hodge
John Hodge
(7 films)
Ian Tapp
Ian Tapp
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Andrew Macdonald (20 films)

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Actor

Trainspotting, 1h34
Directed by Danny Boyle
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime, Black comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Musical films, Buddy films
Actors Ewen Bremner, Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald
Rating80% 4.0494354.0494354.0494354.0494354.049435
Heroin addicts Mark Renton and Daniel "Spud" Murphy are running down Edinburgh's Princes Street pursued by store security guards. Renton's circle of friends are introduced: amoral con artist Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson (also an addict), simple-minded, good-natured Daniel "Spud" Murphy, clean-cut athlete Tommy MacKenzie, and psychopath Francis "Franco" Begbie, who picks extremely violent fights with people who get in his way.

Director

Dredd
Dredd (2012)
, 1h35
Directed by Alex Garland, Pete Travis, Andrew Macdonald
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Action
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about drugs, Films set in the future, Superhero films, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films
Actors Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Wood Harris, Lena Headey, Domhnall Gleeson, DeObia Oparei
Rating70% 3.547273.547273.547273.547273.54727
The future United States is a dystopic irradiated wasteland known as the Cursed Earth. On the east coast lies Mega-City One, a violent metropolis with 800 million residents and 17,000 crimes reported daily. The only force for order are the Judges, who act as judge, jury and executioner. Judge Dredd is tasked by the Chief Judge with evaluating new recruit Cassandra Anderson, a powerful psychic who failed the aptitude tests to be a Judge.
28 Weeks Later, 1h31
Directed by Danny Boyle, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Andrew Macdonald
Origin Espagne
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Children's films, Disaster films
Actors Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Lee Renner, Harold Perrineau, Jr., Garfield Morgan, Catherine McCormack
Rating69% 3.4973653.4973653.4973653.4973653.497365
During the original outbreak of the Rage Virus, Don, his wife Alice, and four other survivors hide in a barricaded cottage on the outskirts of London. They hear a terrified boy pounding at their door, and let him in. A few minutes later, they discover that the infected have followed the boy to them. The infected attack and kill most of the survivors, while Don, Alice, and the boy are chased upstairs. Don is separated from Alice and when the boy is seen hiding in the closet. Alice rushes to get the boy, while Don tells her to just leave him. Soon the infected break into the room and after Alice pleading with Don to "help us", he decides to leave, abandoning them. Don desperately sprints to a nearby motorboat and narrowly escapes.

Producer

Annihilation, 1h55
Directed by Alex Garland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films based on science fiction novels, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films
Actors Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez-LoCicero, Oscar Isaac, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny
Roles Producer
Rating68% 3.443643.443643.443643.443643.44364
Lena, biologiste et ancienne militaire, participe à une mission d'exploration destinée à comprendre ce qui est arrivé à son mari dans une zone géographique où un mystérieux et sinistre phénomène se propage le long des côtes américaines. Une fois sur place, les membres de l’expédition découvrent que paysages et créatures ont subi des mutations, et malgré la beauté des lieux, le danger règne et menace leur vie, mais aussi leur intégrité mentale.
T2 Trainspotting, 1h57
Directed by Danny Boyle
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime, Black comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Anjela Nedyalkova, Kelly Macdonald
Roles Producer
Rating71% 3.597963.597963.597963.597963.59796
Vingt ans après avoir dérobé le butin de 16 000 £ à ses amis, Mark Renton quitte Amsterdam et retourne à Édimbourg. Il retrouve son ami Daniel "Spud" Murphy, toujours héroïnomane et en proie à des pulsions suicidaires. Il croise aussi à nouveau la route de Simon « Sick Boy » Williamson, qui vit de petites combines et tient désespérément le pub déserté de sa tante, le Port Sunshine, dans le quartier froid et pluvieux de Leith. De son côté, Francis Begbie purge une peine de 25 ans de prison. Lassé et furieux de voir ses demandes de libération refusées, il compte bien s'évader et prendre sa revanche sur Mark.
Ex Machina
Ex Machina (2015)
, 1h48
Directed by Alex Garland
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films about computing, Robot films
Actors Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Corey Johnson, Sonoya Mizuno, Deborah Rosan
Roles Producer
Rating76% 3.848963.848963.848963.848963.84896
Caleb is a programmer for Bluebook, the world's most popular search engine. He wins a one-week visit to the secluded high-security home of the company's CEO, Nathan. The only other person there is Kyoko, a housemaid who does not speak; Nathan says that for security reasons he hired someone who knows no English.
Far from the Madding Crowd, 1h59
Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about the labor movement, Children's films
Actors Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Juno Temple, Tom Sturridge, Matthias Schoenaerts, Hilton McRae
Roles Producer
Rating70% 3.549033.549033.549033.549033.54903
In 1870 Victorian Britain, Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) is working on her aunt's farm in Dorset. Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a new neighbour, sees Bathsheba riding her horse and falls in love with her. He proposes, but the headstrong Bathsheba declines, saying she's too independent and he would grow to despise her.
Sunshine on Leith, 1h40
Directed by Dexter Fletcher
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Jason Flemyng, Peter Mullan, George MacKay, Kevin Guthrie, Freya Mavor, Antonia Thomas
Roles Producer
Rating65% 3.2999653.2999653.2999653.2999653.299965
The film starts in Afghanistan where an APC is on patrol while the passengers, are nervous as to whether they will still be alive ("Sky Takes the Soul"), before an ambush happens. Some time later Davy and Ally, two recently discharged British Army servicemen, return to their homes and families in Edinburgh after a tour in Afghanistan ("I'm on my Way"). Ally returns to his girlfriend Liz, a nurse who is Davy's sister. On Davy and Ally's first night home Liz introduces Davy to her English friend and colleague Yvonne at a pub, where Liz and Yvonne take part in some drunken story telling, a Scottish tradition ("Over and Done With"). Following from their blind date Davy and Yvonne strike up a romantic relationship ("Misty Blue") as Ally and Liz consider their future as a potential married couple ("Make my Heart Fly").
Dredd
Dredd (2012)
, 1h35
Directed by Alex Garland, Pete Travis, Andrew Macdonald
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Action
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about drugs, Films set in the future, Superhero films, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films
Actors Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Wood Harris, Lena Headey, Domhnall Gleeson, DeObia Oparei
Roles Producer
Rating70% 3.547273.547273.547273.547273.54727
The future United States is a dystopic irradiated wasteland known as the Cursed Earth. On the east coast lies Mega-City One, a violent metropolis with 800 million residents and 17,000 crimes reported daily. The only force for order are the Judges, who act as judge, jury and executioner. Judge Dredd is tasked by the Chief Judge with evaluating new recruit Cassandra Anderson, a powerful psychic who failed the aptitude tests to be a Judge.
The Sweeney, 1h52
Directed by Nick Love
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Ray Winstone, Damian Lewis, Allen Leech, Hayley Atwell, Steven Mackintosh, Plan B
Roles Executive producer
Rating60% 3.0492253.0492253.0492253.0492253.049225
Flying Squad officers Detective Inspector Jack Regan (Ray Winstone) and Detective Constable George Carter (Ben Drew) arrive at the scene of a warehouse robbery; four armed men are attempting to steal gold bars. After Regan and Carter capture the robbers, Regan takes some of the gold bars to give to his informant Harry (Alan Ford). Detective Chief Inspector Ivan Lewis (Steven Mackintosh) from Internal Affairs starts to scrutinise Regan's activities – he is not aware that Regan is having an affair with his estranged wife, Flying Squad officer Nancy Lewis (Hayley Atwell).
Never Let Me Go, 1h43
Directed by Mark Romanek
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Romance
Themes Clonage, Political films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films
Actors Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield, Izzy Meikle-Small, Élisabeth Ventura, Sally Hawkins
Roles Producer
Rating70% 3.548273.548273.548273.548273.54827
The film begins with on-screen captions explaining that a medical breakthrough in 1952 has permitted the human lifespan to be extended beyond 100 years. It is narrated by 28-year-old Kathy H (Carey Mulligan) as she reminisces about her childhood at a boarding school called Hailsham, as well as her adult life after leaving the school. The first act of the film depicts the young Kathy (Izzy Meikle-Small), along with her friends Tommy (Charlie Rowe) and Ruth (Ella Purnell), spending their childhood at Hailsham in the late 1970s. The students are encouraged to create artwork, and their best work gets into The Gallery run by a mysterious woman known only as Madame (Nathalie Richard). One day, a new teacher, Miss Lucy (Sally Hawkins) quietly informs the students of their fate; they are destined to be organ donors and will die, or "complete", in their early adulthood. Shortly afterward she is sacked by the headmistress (Charlotte Rampling) for her revelation. As time passes, Kathy falls in love with Tommy, but Ruth and Tommy begin a relationship and stay together throughout the rest of their time at Hailsham.
Alien Love Triangle, 30minutes
Directed by Danny Boyle
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films
Actors Kenneth Branagh, Alice Connor, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham
Roles Producer
Rating62% 3.1009253.1009253.1009253.1009253.100925
Steven Chesterman is a scientist who has created a teleportation device and hopes to use it for different purposes. He then goes home to his wife to share the news, but he learns she has a surprise for him: she is from outer space. It leads to a string of unusual events where beings from space come to visit Chesterman and his friends and show that all is not as things seem.
28 Weeks Later, 1h31
Directed by Danny Boyle, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Andrew Macdonald
Origin Espagne
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Children's films, Disaster films
Actors Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Lee Renner, Harold Perrineau, Jr., Garfield Morgan, Catherine McCormack
Roles Producer
Rating69% 3.4973653.4973653.4973653.4973653.497365
During the original outbreak of the Rage Virus, Don, his wife Alice, and four other survivors hide in a barricaded cottage on the outskirts of London. They hear a terrified boy pounding at their door, and let him in. A few minutes later, they discover that the infected have followed the boy to them. The infected attack and kill most of the survivors, while Don, Alice, and the boy are chased upstairs. Don is separated from Alice and when the boy is seen hiding in the closet. Alice rushes to get the boy, while Don tells her to just leave him. Soon the infected break into the room and after Alice pleading with Don to "help us", he decides to leave, abandoning them. Don desperately sprints to a nearby motorboat and narrowly escapes.
Sunshine
Sunshine (2007)
, 1h47
Directed by Danny Boyle
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about religion, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Space opera
Actors Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Rose Byrne, Michelle Yeoh, Cliff Curtis, Troy Garity
Roles Producer
Rating71% 3.5989353.5989353.5989353.5989353.598935
In 2057, the failure of the sun starts a solar winter and threatens Earth. Humanity, in an attempt to reignite it, loads a massive stellar bomb onto a spaceship named Icarus II. The ship is the second and final attempt to save mankind, as the first mission, the Icarus I, was lost seven years previously for reasons unknown.
The Last King of Scotland, 2h5
Directed by Kevin Macdonald
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films set in Africa, Politique, Political films
Actors Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Simon McBurney, Gillian Anderson, David Oyelowo
Roles Executive Producer
Rating76% 3.8491853.8491853.8491853.8491853.849185
In 1970, Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) graduates from medical school at the University of Edinburgh. With dull prospects at home, he decides to seek adventure abroad by working at a Ugandan missionary clinic run by Dr. David Merrit (Adam Kotz) and his wife, Sarah (Gillian Anderson). Garrigan becomes attracted to Sarah, who enjoys the attention, but refuses to engage in an extramarital affair.