Birth Place: Glasgow, Scottish Borders, The, GB
Born in Scotland but raised in France, Macfadyen began his performing career as a child clown in a circus. He returned to Scotland to attend college and moved to London to attend drama school. He began making appearances with the Edinburgh Fringe Theatre, featured in such productions as "The Tempest" and "The Immortals". In 1991, his play "1905", which he has described as a sequel of sorts to Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" won the Questor Award.
Macfadyen found frequent employment in British TV productions ranging from the Scottish series "Soldier, Soldier" to "The Lost Language of Cranes" (1992). In the latter, based on David Leavitt's novel, he was cast as Philip Benjamin, the gay son whose dis... Continue Bio >>
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