Liam Phillip Macdonald (born 18 October 1989) is an Australian actor. He is best known for his role as the young Andre Roussimoff in Sky Arts' Urban Myths series, Fat Nerd in the comedy horror film American Burger and Larry Page in the Disney+ Hotstar web series The Great Indian Murder.

Liam Macdonald
Liam Phillip Macdonald

(1989-10-18) 18 October 1989 (age 34)
Years active2008–present

Early life edit

Macdonald was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia, to an English mother and a New Zealand father, and was educated at Pasadena High School.[1] In 2007, Macdonald was accepted to Sydney Theatre School and early in 2008, he permanently moved to Sydney. At the end of his studies at Sydney Theatre School, he was presented with a Diploma of Theatre Performance. In 2010, he moved to London, England, where he currently resides.

Acting edit

Encouraged by his high school drama to apply for drama school, Macdonald chose to become a professional actor upon graduating. He studied at Sydney Theatre School and graduated with a Diploma of Theatre Performance in 2008. Macdonald has since acted in a wide variety of Australian television and movies, most notably his portrayal of Constable Tim Dewey in Underbelly: The Golden Mile.[2] Whilst first auditioning for a featured extra, the casting agent was so impressed with his audition that they offered him the role of the Constable Tim Dewey instead. He has also appeared in Home and Away, as a drunk Santa in Jimmy Barnes' music video from Before the Devil Knows You're Dead and as Norman in the Australian feature film The Unjudged, which was shown at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2012.

In 2012, he portrayed "Fat Nerd" in the Swedish movie American Burger.[3] Although American Burger received mixed reviews from critics, its technical aspects were praised,[4] along with the audio and cinematography.

He has portrayed Andre Roussimoff in Sky Arts' Urban Myths series, appearing in the episode Waiting for Andre alongside David Threlfall in late 2016 and matricide killer Ross Taggart in the Channel 5 series Countdown to Murder.

In early 2020, he secured the role of Larry Page in the Disney+ Hotstar web series The Great Indian Murder, based on the book Six Suspects by Indian author Vikas Swarup. He was the last major character to be cast. The production company had found great difficulty in finding the right actor to play Larry, and he was personally sought out by director and writer Tigmanshu Dhulia for the role. After initial reluctance to audition for the role, which would require him to film in India for several weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic, he was convinced by his agent to audition. He was offered the role days later.

Personal life edit

Macdonald is an avid sports fan and lifelong supporter of Southampton F.C. and can be often seen at games. He is also a lifelong supporter of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL and the New York Knicks of the NBA.

Filmography edit

Films edit

Title Year Role Notes
The Unjudged 2010 Norman Van der Berg
I Am Cursed 2011 George Hayden
Brash Young Turks 2012 Enthusiastic Sales Agent
American Burger 2012 Fat Nerd Released Worldwide: 17 October 2014

Television edit

Title Year Role Notes
Underbelly: The Golden Mile 2009 Constable Tim Dewey Episodes 6 & 12
Home and Away 2009 Teenage Crook Episode 5078
Urban Myths 2016 Andre Roussimoff Episode: Waiting for Andre
Countdown to Murder 2019 Ross Taggart Episode: Carol Taggart: Mum is Missing
The Great Indian Murder 2022- Larry Page

Theatre edit

Title Year Role
The Shakesperience Too 2015 Dogberry

References edit

  1. ^ "Official Website of Actor Liam Macdonald". Archived from the original on 2 July 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Underbelly – The Golden Mile: episode guide: episode 3.01". Australian Television. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Liam Macdonald - LittleBig Productions". Archived from the original on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  4. ^ "American Burger (Review)". 18 October 2014.

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