This staggering war movie has left audiences with plenty to think about.
After watching 1917, many viewers are wondering if George MacKay has a girlfriend.
The cinematic year has gotten off to an impressive start with the release of such entertaining efforts as The Gentlemen, Jojo Rabbit and Uncut Gems. However, the film to truly make waves so far this year is 1917.
From director Sam Mendes (Skyfall) comes this World War I epic chronicling two soldiers as they attempt to deliver an imperative message across enemy lines to save the lives of 1600 men. It’s an extraordinary piece of work and audiences have been quick to champion actor George MacKay in the central role of Lance Corporal Schofield.
The 27-year-old performer has previously starred in the likes of Captain Fantastic, Pride and Sunshine on Leith, but arguably turns in the best performance of his career so far in 1917. Fans are quickly becoming obsessed with him, leading to the inevitable question…
Does George MacKay have a girlfriend?
No, at the moment George MacKay is single, as highlighted by Dating Celebs.
However, film fans will be keen to discover that he used to date Saoirse Ronan, who has delighted us all in films like Lady Bird and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
In a post-breakup interview with the Evening Standard back in 2016, the interviewer mentioned her and he simply said: “Saoirse is so brilliant and is doing amazing things.”
Of course, he’s not wrong. However, it’s safe to say that they are both doing amazing things. Saoirse is actually nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2020 Academy Awards for her performance as Jo March in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women.
The earlier source notes that the pair met on the set of the 2013 film How I Live Now, in which George played Eddie.
According to the Irish Mirror, the film’s director Kevin Macdonald said in a 2013 interview: “What happened during the course of film, and I’m hoping that I’m not speaking out of turn, is that they [George and Saoirse] fell in love and it was very easy… It was Saoirse’s first proper boyfriend and, in a way, I think she was living through the same thing that the character is going through.”
Since then, it’s all been rather quiet.
Twitter is in love with George MacKay!
Although the actor is single, there’s certainly no shortage of people who would love to date him.
A number of people have taken to Twitter to praise the star. Check out a selection of tweets below:
Is George MacKay on Instagram?
No, he’s not.
As written by Emma Baty over at Cosmpolitan: “This man has literally no public social media. I have searched high and low, far and wide, and I cannot find even so much as an old, unused Twitter account. He might have personal profiles that are super locked down, but that doesn’t help me…”
What a shame!
However, there is a fan account on Instagram at @gmackayonline. They have a bunch of content on there and boast over 4,000 followers. Be sure to take a look.
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