was born in London in 1992. At age five he staged Peter and the Wolf, casting his friends in various roles, and himself in the lead role of ‘The Wolf.' In 2002 George was spotted at his school by an acting scout, who asked the then ten-year-old if he would like to audition for a role in Peter Pan. He attended a workshop, quickly landing the part of one of the Lost Boys, Curly, in what was to be his big break. Soon after, he had small roles in an episode of Rose and Maloney and television drama Footprints in the Snow.
In 2005 aged thirteen, MacKay won the role of Riccio in The Thief Lord, the film adaptation of Cornelia Funke's best selling children's novel. Later in the same year, he also was cast in the lead role of Johnny and the Bomb, a BBC drama adapted from Terry Pratchett's novel of the same name. He was most recently seen starring with Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber in Edward Zwick's true story of Jewish resistance to the Nazis, Defiance.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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