Kelly Macdonald


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  • Birth Name: Kelly Macdonald
  • Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/23/1976, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor
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VIDEO: Eldorado

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Length: 01:00:00
Aired: 10/26/2014

Series Finale. After a shakeup, Nucky looks to relocate to Manhattan from Atlantic City. Margaret impresses Nucky; Luciano tends to unfinished business while establishing a mob commission; Capone grapples with tax-evasion charges; Nucky visits Gillian at the hospital. In 1897, Nucky copes with a family crisis while making a deal with the Commodore that will settle his future. watch

VIDEO: The Final Shot: A Farewell to Boardwalk Empire

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The Final Shot: A Farewell to Boardwalk Empire
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Length: 30:00
Aired: 10/19/2014

Bid farewell to 'Boardwalk Empire' with this fascinating look at the hit series as it enters its fifth and final season. Join show creator Terence Winter, star Steve Buscemi and other pivotal cast and crew members as they reflect on their characters, favorite scenes, the stellar period costumes & sets--and even their feelings on learning they are about to be whacked. watch

Boardwalk Empire's Series Finale: How Did It All End?

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's series finale of HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Read at your own risk.]

After five beautifully crafted seasons, the lights finally went out on HBO's Boardwalk Empire Sunday night. And as promised by creator and executive producer Terence Winter, who worked with the team that crafted the maddening and still-debated ending of The Sopranos, there was nothing ambiguous about it.

The show arguably reached its emotional climax in the penultimate episode, when Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) agreed to give up his Atlantic City empire to New York rival Charlie Luciano (Vincent Piazza) in order to save his nephew Willie. As such, the finale became a flashback-heavy exploration of Nucky's soul as he tied up loose ends with his brother Eli (Shea Whigam) and made plans to move to New York and live quietly, thanks to the cool $2 million he made manipulating the stock market with his former wife Margaret (Kelly Macdonald). 

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Year Title Description
2012 Anna Karenina Movie, Actor - Dolly
2010 Boardwalk Empire TV Show Series, Actor - Margaret Schroeder
2008 Choke Movie, Actor - Paige Marshall
2007 No Country For Old Men Movie, Actor - Carla Jean Moss
2006 Tristram Shandy Movie, Actor - Jenny, Steve Coogan's Girlfriend

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5 Things We Want to See in Boardwalk Empire's Final Season

The HBO drama's fifth season, which premieres Sunday at 9/8c, jumps forward seven years from the events at the end of Season 4. But perhaps more importantly, the time-warped, eight-episode Season 5 will be the last hurrah for Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) & Co.

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Boardwalk Empire: Can Nucky Walk Away From Being a Gangster?

Is Boardwalk Empire's Nucky Thompson turning over a new leaf?

As the HBO drama enters 1924 and the Jazz Age, Atlantic City  gangster Nucky (Steve Buscemi) is looking to make peace with his fellow crooks in New York whom he bloodied during last season's war with Gyp Rosetti. He's able to do so with a bag full of cash and the simple promise that he's no longer concerned with expanding his territory or operation.

Fall Preview: Get scoop on your returning favorites

"Nucky is really keeping a much lower profile," creator Terence Winter tells read more

Boardwalk Empire Postmortem: So, What Kind of Gangster Is Nucky Now?

[WARNING: The following story reveals major details about the Season 3 finale of Boardwalk Empire. Read at your own risk.]

"You can't be half a gangster."

Jimmy Darmody's haunting words to Nucky Thompson have loomed large this season on Boardwalk Empire. But on Sunday's finale, Nucky proved he's not doing anything halfway anymore.

Fall TV Report Card: How's the new class doing?

To bring an end to his ongoing war with hothead Gyp Rosetti (Bobby Cannavale), Nucky (Steve Buscemi) promised ... read more

Weekend TV: Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire Finales

Forget zombies and monsters. Humans are the real killing machines this weekend, as two of TV's bloodiest shows sign off Sunday night, in direct competition — followed immediately by repeats, so you can watch one and then the other, and then good luck trying to get to sleep.< read more

Boardwalk Empire: Nucky Strikes Back!

"It's lonely at the top," they say, and Season 3 of HBO's just-renewed, Emmy-winning hit Boardwalk Empire has become a veritable tutorial on that hallowed adage. Never the most slap-happy of protagonists, Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), the bootlegging kingpin of the show's 1920s Atlantic City, has been... read more

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