Australian actor to perform Gospel in London church
Australian actor Donald Macdonald will be giving a special performance of the Gospel of St John on Saturday at a North London church.
A distinguished actor on the Sydney stage, last year he was nominated for Best Actor for his role as Harold Macmillan in A Letter of Resignation. His many film and television credits include Colditz, A Town Like Alice and A Toast To Melba.
Donald became a Catholic six years ago, after a long spiritual search which took him from Christian Science, through New Age movements and time spent with a guru.
"I've been a great searcher," he said. "Now I feel I've found my spiritual home. I am very happy being a Catholic."
For some time Donald thought about how he might be able to use his gifts as actor in the church. The Gospel of St John made a particular impression on him and last year he wrote his adaptation, which premiered in Sydney last year to rave reviews.
Donald said: "It's the greatest story ever told. A very powerful piece. The material is so uplifting and extraordinary. You get so much more from it than a normal play."