Macdonald was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the grandson of the Hungarian-born English filmmaker Emeric Pressburger, and educated at Glenalmond College. He began his career with a biography of his grandfather, The Life and Death of a Screenwriter (1994), which he turned into the documentary The Making of an Englishman (1995). His brother Andrew is a film producer. Kevin is a 2nd cousin of comedian Norm Macdonald.
After making a series of biographical documentaries, Macdonald directed One Day in September (1999), about the murder of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Possibly the most striking feature of this film was the lengthy interview with Jamal Al-Gashey, the last known survivor of the Munich terrorists (it has been suggested recently in Aaron Klein’s book Striking Back that another, Mohammed Safady, might also still be alive). Macdonald found Al-Gashey through intermediaries, and was able to convince him that the film would only be truly authentic if Al-Gashey gave… read more
Film plutôt agréable, avec une intrigue somme toute bien ficelée sans sortir non plus des grands sentiers battus du genre. Une intrigue politique et une enquête menée de manière pépère par le journaliste… read review
Diadaptasi dari sebuah mini seri Inggris berjudul sama, State of Play adalah sebuah film bertema politik yang disutradarai oleh sutradara film The Last King of Scotland, Kevin Macdonald. Berkisah mengenai… read review
I’m sitting with the critics when it comes to this film. I think it’s a great modern thriller. While there were plenty of moments where I said to myself “Yeah, I’ve seen stuff like this before” it… read review