| Michael Roddy |
LONDON (Reuters) – At 22, George MacKay may not turn heads when he walks into a coffee shop in his native London, but give him a few more years – and the release of a movie in which he co-stars with Viggo Mortensen – and that is bound to change.
MacKay, whose first film role came at age 10 as one of the Lost Boys in a 2003 version of “Peter Pan”, is building a reputation as a versatile, up-and-coming character actor who can play just about anything – as long as the part suits someone whose entire demeanour, from his large eyes to the elongated oval shape of his face, says “soulful”.
“I want as much as I can to try and explore different roles and different characters, that’s important to me to get involved in as many different parts as I can,” MacKay said over coffee in a hotel where, at least for now, no one approached him for an autograph.
Next year, he will appear in the Mortensen vehicle “Captain Fantastic” about an idealistic father, played by the former Aragorn of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, who brings his children back to society after a decade of living “off the grid” in the Pacific Northwest.