Behind every great man… is a world-class defender! Michelle Keegan and Lorne Macfadyean star in the three-part miniseries, directed by John McKay, starting this Friday in the UK on ITV1 at 9pm.
John McKay makes his debut as producer with 1745, a New Talent Short recently commissioned by the Scottish Film Talent Network. Written by Morayo Akande, and directed by BAFTA Scholar Gordon Napier, 1745 tells the harrowing story of two African slave sisters who escape into the wilderness of 18th century Scotland…
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John McKay is to write the screenplay of a major new ROBERT BURNS biopic for Lionsgate UK via Gerard Butler and Alan Seigel’s G-BASE and Vadim Jean’s The Mob companies… A rollicking and scandalous tale of the poet’s time in the scottish capital Edinburgh at the height of the Age of Reason, the movie seems ideal for a handsome scots star in his prime…
Michelle Keegan grabbed the nation’s attention in a breakout serious drama performance as Tracy, a young party girl out of her depth – putting on half a million viewers from week one, and prompting The Independent to say: “Keegan holds your attention for every single moment of this episode. Ordinary Lies is one of those rare shows where you really don’t know what to expect – this drama will definitely keep you on your toes.”
The stellar ensemble cast, including Jason Manford, Michelle Keegan, Max Beesley, Jo Joyner, Sally Lindsey and McKenzie Crook worked with director John McKay to present the daily lives and loves of a used car showroom in the North. Like a used car, our lives may be shiny on the surface, but what lies beneath?
Opening episode sees troubled salesman MARTY (Jason Manford) impulsively tell a lie to avoid dismissal. He expects terrible and immediate consequences. But the thing is, his life actually starts to get better, and he begins to enjoy the benefits his big lie has brought him…
John McKay extends his work as a writer-producer, bringing his US-set horror-thriller script to EIFF as part of the New Talent Lab 2014, which taps up-and-comers for pairing with experienced partners and mentors on promising feature projects.
For more info and other participants see here