Barry MacKay (actor)

Not to be confused with the American tennis player Barry MacKay.
Barry MacKay
Born (1906-01-08)8 January 1906
London, England, U.K.
Died 12 December 1985(1985-12-12) (aged 79)
Chelsea, England, U.K.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1933-1955

Barry MacKay (8 January 1906 12 December 1985) was a British actor.

He was most prominently seen in light comedic roles in the British cinema of the 1930s and is perhaps best known as Jessie Matthews' leading man in Evergreen (1934), Gangway (1937) and Sailing Along (1938).

Other notable roles include Lieutenant Somerville in Brown on Resolution (1935) and as Fred, Scrooge's nephew, in MGM's film A Christmas Carol (1938), the latter being one of two films he made in the US; the other was the lead role in a B-picture, Smuggled Cargo (1939). After these films there was a long gap in his film career until he reappeared as a character actor in the 1950s, making his last film (Timeslip) in 1955.

Barry also appeared in the 1954 Sheldon Reynolds produced Sherlock Holmes television series. He portrayed Reggie "Sardines" Taunton in episode 17; "The Case of the Laughing Mummy".


Year Film Role Notes
1933 Ganem English version, Voice
1934 Evergreen Tommy Thompson
Passing Shadows Jim Lawrence
The Private Life of Don Juan Rodrigo
Forbidden Territory Michael Farringdon
1935 Oh, Daddy! Jimmy Ellison
Me and Marlborough Dick Welch
The Private Secretary Douglas Cattermole
Brown on Resolution Lieutenant Somerville
1937 The Great Barrier Steve
Glamorous Night Anthony Allan
Gangway Bob Deering
Who Killed John Savage? Anthony Benedict
1938 Sailing Along Steve Barnes
A Christmas Carol Fred
1939 Smuggled Cargo Gerry Clayton
1952 The Pickwick Papers Mr. Snubbins
1953 Grand National Night Sergeant Gibson
Knights of the Round Table Green Knight's Squire Uncredited
1955 Orders are Orders R. S. M. Benson
Timeslip Inspector Hammond Uncredited, (Last appearance)

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