Welcome Patron George MacKay

Excited to announce that actor George MacKay has become Barnes Film Festival’s newest Patron.


George MacKay grew up in Barnes (which he describes as”“a lovely, comfortable place that I was lucky to live in”) and attended the Harrodian School, where he was talent-spotted at age 10 and cast as a Lost Boy in a big screen adaptation of Peter Pan.

He worked regularly in TV and film throughout his teenage years, appearing in Johnny and the Bomb, Hunky Dory, The Boys Are Back, and Birdsong.

He is best known for starring in Pride (in which your own humble blogger shared a scene with him), the award-winning 1980s-set drama film about the relationship between a GLBT group and a small Welsh mining village during a miners strike.

More recently, he has moved into theatre work, appearing in Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic and the Caretaker at the Old Vic. He also stars in Hulu’s Stephen King adaptation 11:22:63.

Although the young actor now lives in North London, he has evidently not lost touch with his South London roots. We look forward to welcoming him back to south of the river for the festival.


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