Who is Mackenzie Boyd in Emmerdale and who plays him?

There is a new face appearing on Emmerdale tonight, and he will shake things up over the next week.

Mackenzie Boyd (Lawrence Robb) debuts on the show tonight, and he has a secret reason for being there.

The newcomer is related to an iconic Emmerdale character, whose backstory has always been shrouded in mystery.

But just who is Mackenzie, and who is he played by?

Who is Mackenzie Boyd in Emmerdale?

Mackenzie Boyd is non other than Moira Barton’s (Natalie J. Robb) long-lost little brother.

The two have not seen each other for years following her departure from the family in mysterious circumstances when she was younger.

Mackenzie and Moira have a dark past, the details of which are currently unknown, and he has come to Emmerdale to cause trouble.

Speaking about Mackenzie, Emmerdale boss Jane Hudson teased his dark side: ‘We’ve got Moira’s brother Mackenzie arriving and of course he is coming with a secret, that you think that you are going to find out, and then there is going to be another revelation a little further down the line.’

Revealing that Moira’s brother is going to cause trouble to the Dingles, Hudson added: ‘He is a troublemaker. He’s good looking, he turns heads and he is gonna mess things up with the Tates, and he’s gonna mess things up for the Dingles.’

Moira has a lot of important things she wants to tell her brother about her past – some dark secrets will be revealed very soon.

Who plays Mackenzie Boyd in Emmerdale?

Mackenzie is played Lawrence Robb (no relation to his on-screen sister Natalie J Robb).


Lawrence is a 29-year-old actor from Kilmacolm, near Glasgow, Scotland.

He has appeared in the West End, but is best known for recently starring at Matt in the new Sky series I Hate Suzie with Billie Piper.

On the topic of his character Mackenzie, Lawrence explained to Metro.co.uk: ‘He comes in with a bit of a chip in his shoulder. He’s got a big story about Moira’s past. He’s angry with Moira.

‘He’s decided that he wants to come in and cause a wee bit of havoc for her!’

Emmerdale airs tonight at 7pm and 8pm on ITV.

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