Mac Nightingale


First Appearance
13th May 2015
Last Appearance
20 March 2019
Former Pub Owner
Marnie Nightingale (Ex-Wife)
Cindy Cunningham (Ex-Wife)
Lisa Loveday (Love Affair)
Donna-Marie Quinn (Friends With Benefits)
Attempted Murder Victims
Murder Victims
Portrayed by
Cause of death
Poisoned and hit over the head with a roasting tray by Breda McQueen

Mackenzie "Mac" Nightingale, portrayed by David Easter (died 20 March 2019) was the father of James Nightingale, Nathan Nightingale, Ellie Nightingale and Alfie Nightingale and ex-husband of Marnie Nightingale. He made is first appearance on 13th May 2015 before arriving as a regular character with his family on 23rd October 2015, Hollyoaks 20th Anniversary, as the new landlord of the The Dog in the Pond.

Kill Count Edit

Characterisation Edit

Mac is a horrible, mean *sips tea* person who killed Nathan Nightingale and blamed it on Marnie Nightingale. He also abused his son James Nightingale when John Paul Mcqueen was just getting his sight back. What I mean by all of this is his a not nice person and also he locked Neeta Kaur in a bathroom and told his sons that she stayed at her friend's house. He is a very nasty piece of work that should suffer in silence. He forced his son to have sex with a prostitute. Evil Idiot u make me sick

Divorce from Cindy Edit

Mac will seek a divorce from Cindy, whilst she tries to keep his existence a secret from Dirk Savage (David Kennedy). It was later revealed that Mac would be part of the new Nightingale family, who would arrive and take over The Dog in the Pond. 

Arrival (January) Edit

In January 2015, Mac buys The Dog in the Pond from Jack Osborne off screen. Before this, Mac calls Cindy, telling her to go through with the divorce. Mac arrives with his family, when Mac sees Cindy, Cindy hurries to leave Hollyoaks with Dirk for a holiday. Mac constantly texts Neeta Kaur (Amrit Maghera) (who is back in Mac's old home). Ellie clearly doesn't approve of this and steals his phone. Neeta then arrives and Ellie tries to make her leave.

Attempted MurdersEdit

In January 2017 while Mac and Lisa Loveday were sleeping together In Mac's van they drive and accidentally hit Cameron Campbell who ran Into the road. Lisa wanted to help Cameron but Mac wanted to leave him, which is what they did. Cameron later surrived and was sent to prison for his crimes. When Mac confronted Hunter McQueen about the affair with his wife Neeta Kaur, Mac beat up Hunter badly and left him and In November 2017 Jack Osbourne found Mac looking at his scar he got when the school exploded and realised Mac was responsible. Mac then stops Jack going to the police by beating him up and then attempting to suffocate him with a pillow (offscreen) then dumps his body. when Jack Is found he Is taking to Hospital. Mac then attempts to go and kill Jack again In Hospital but when the monitors go off, Mac rushes out and Jack wakes up. Mac Is later arrested but Is released due to Ellie giving him an alibi.

Nathans Death And Neeta's MurderEdit

When Mac's son Nathan Nightingale finds out about the affair with Mac and Nathan's girlfriend Lisa Loveday, Mac and Nathan argue. The two have a struggle; when Mac proves to be too strong he accidentally pushes Nathan out of the window and Nathan falls to his death, much to the Nightigales familys upset Including Lisa and Mac. Later down the line, Neeta Kaur (Macs Wife) starts an affair with her 16-year-old pupil Hunter McQueen. When Mac finds out he beats up Hunter and blackmails Neeta Into staying with him or he will go to the police. When Neeta finally tells Mac that she has someone who loves her for who she Is, Mac snatches the picture drawn by Hunter and sets it alight. However, he had earlier broke the boiler accidentally in a fit of rage. This causes a mixture of fire and gas, and as a result Hollyoaks High exploded. When Mac and Neeta make It to a room and they begin to talk about things, the floor falls through below Neeta's feet. Mac grabs Neeta but Hunter below shouts to Neeta that he loves her and Neeta shouts it back, much to Mac's anger. He tells Neeta that she fell hard for Hunter and lets go of her making her fall to her death much to Hunters and Sally St. Claire sadness.

Stalking BredaEdit

After Breda kills Louis Loveday and burns his belongings, a mystery figure is seen taking the sims card out of Louis’ phone. A month later, Breda receives a picture of Louis’ burnt belongings along with a message saying ‘I know what you did to Louis Loveday’. Breda is terrified by this, but it gets worse when the stalker calls her and tells her to steal the most expensive thing from Price Slice if she doesn’t want them to go to the police. Breda attempts this, but is caught by Walter Deveraux who, despite her and Scott Drinkwell’s pleas, call the police. Later, the stalker calls Breda and asks her to meet them at the pig farm. When Breda goes there the stalker reveals himself as Mac who asks her to kill his son James.

Breda attempts to kill Mac, however he informs her that if he doesn’t acces his email every 12 hours then the proof that Breda killed Louis would be sent to the police; this leaves Breda no choice but to kill James. Later on, Breda goes to James’ flat “to ask for legal advice”, however before she can strangle him with a nearby tie, his son Romeo Quinn walks in. After seeing the father-son bond they share, Breda decides not to kill James and tries to come up with a plan. To buy herself more time, Breda gives James tickets for a trip to Vienna which he doesn’t accept, but his boyfriend Harry Thompson does.

Harry and James return and Mac still insists on Breda killing James. On the day of the court case Breda tries to poison James’ coffee, but Juliet walks into him and it spills on his clothes. Later Breda goes to James’ flat saying she saw the coffee spill on his clothes and she successfully poisons his new coffee which results in him passing out on a bench. Breda takes a picture and sends it to Mac. When Marnie and Harry discover James they call an ambulance. Breda asks Mac to keep up his end of the bargain, so he collects the evidence he has against her and disables the email alert. Breda goes to Mac’s house and Mac takes her lasagne which unknown to him is poisoned. Breda reveals that James is not dead and was never her target, that her target was Mac all along and tells him he is the worst dad she’s ever met. She leaves him for dead after hitting him over the end with the roasting tray that was carrying the lasagne. After James wakes up, Romeo sneaks off and heads to confront Mac thinking it was him that poisoned his father. He kicks down the door as Yasmine Maalik watches on, but when he finds Mac he stupidly gets his blood on his clothes, hinting that Romeo will be accused of Mac’s murder.

Intro Edit

2015: Mac and Neeta are sat in a royal room, Neeta sits on a chair and hands Neeta a sceptre. Following the death of Rachel, Mac hands Neeta a rose instead.

2016: Mac is toasting drink with Diego Salvador Martinez Hernandez De La Cruz and Dirk Savage

2017-2017: Mac is toasting a drink with Dirk Savage

2018 - 2018: Mac is removed from titles following exit

2018: Mac is raising a glass to himself

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