It changed her life. She had never been to drama school, so she had to learn her craft on the job. I know I can do it. Macdonald is friendly but guarded. She tends to keep herself out of the gossip columns and maintain a low profile, but last year the Scottish press covered her separation from her husband, Douglas Payne bassist of Travis , with morbid relish.
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U ntil recently, Kelly Macdonald was one of that rare breed of famous people who went unnoticed in public. Not any more. You can be in the biggest film of the year and it will still not have the kind of impact a TV series has. Once you're in people's living rooms, that's it.
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Though not necessarily a household name, Macdonald nonetheless delivered some finely-tuned performances in many noted films without any formal training — highly unusual from an actress from across the pond. Born on Feb. She gained her first acting experience when she joined an amateur theatrical club that met once a week for two months — an experience that left her energized.
Macdonald was born in Glasgow , Scotland and moved to Aberdeen when she was five years old. Her mother was a garment industry sales executive. Macdonald's career began while she was working as a barmaid in Glasgow.