McKay was often told he resembled the mercurial Welles, and the uncanny likeness -- combined with McKay's considerable thespian talents -- ignited his career. When Hollywood director Richard Linklater caught McKay's acclaimed performance in the one-man show "Rosebud: The Lives of Orson Welles," he persuaded doubting producers to cast the virtual unknown as Welles in the loosely biographical drama Me and Orson Welles.
The film earned McKay a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor, among other honors.
With his body progressively ravaged by ALS, world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking must rely on his wife, Jane, to continue his life's work as he faces various challenges. This affecting biographical drama centers on the couple's fertile partnership.