- 11 Jul 18
In new haunted house horror The Secret Of Marrowbone, rising star George MacKay plays a young man looking after his siblings in a crumbling American mansion. But then a sinister, unexpected visitor arrives – and it isn’t Dermot Bannon.
In new horror movie The Secret Of Marrowbone, 26-year-old English actor George MacKay plays Jack – the eldest son of a woman named Rose, who in 1969 returns to Marrowbone, the dilapidated house in rural America where she grew up. Unfortunately, the long trip took a toll on Rose’s poor health, and as she nears death, she makes George promise that he will look after his other siblings until he turns 21 and can become their legal guardian.
However, when an unexpected visitor arrives at the house six months laters, things take a darker turn.
“My parents worked in the theatre before I was born,” explains MacKay of his own background, “which I think creates an image of me growing up in the wings among the pulleys – while on stage some mad cabaret show is going on. It wasn’t quite like that!