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Malcolm McDowell

Malcolm McDowell

Malcolm McDowell (born June 13, 1943) is an English actor. He was born Malcolm Taylor in Leeds, England.

Possibly best known for his portrayal of Alex in A Clockwork Orange (1971) he began his professional life serving drinks in a pub; acting classes offered relief from his working-class existence, and eventually he secured work as an extra with the Royal Shakespeare Company. McDowell made his screen debut in Poor Cow (1967) followed by The Raging Moon(1970), Figures in a Landscape (1970) and If (1968). His performances caught the attention of Stanley Kubrick, who cast McDowell as the lead in A Clockwork Orange. Unfortunately, despite winning great acclaim (nominated for Best Actor by the New York Film Critics Circle) for his role as the leader of a gang of futuristic toughs, the role created a characterization so unforgettable that the public had a hard time separating actor from character. Fortunately, good parts did come his way, both on stage and screen. He rejoined Lindsay Anderson for the ambitious O Lucky Man! (1973) and Britannia Hospital (1982), and starred in Royal Flash (1975). He co-starred in Voyage of the Damned (1976), and made a favourable Hollywood-movie debut as H. G. Wells in Time After Time (1979). That popular movie also introduced him to Mary Steenburgen, whom he subsequently married, but divorced some years later (1990).

For some reason, McDowell drifted into villainous parts in the 1980s-none more notorious than the title character in Caligula (1980).

McDowell is now married to Kelley Kuhr (1991 - present) and has two children, Lily Amanda, born 1981 and Charles Malcolm born 1983.

Filmography

  • Company, The (2003)
  • Inhabited (2003) .... Dr. Werner
  • I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
  • Hidalgo (2003)
  • Tempo (2002/I)
  • I Spy (2002) .... Gundars
... aka I-Spy (2002) (USA: promotional title)
  • Between Strangers (2002) .... Alan
... aka Cuori estranei (2002) (Italy) Shadow Realm (2002) (TV) .... Martin Hudson Firestarter 2: Rekindled (2002) (TV) .... John Rainbird ... aka Firestarter: Rekindled (2002) (TV) (USA: cable TV title) Barber, The (2001/I) .... Dexter Miles Dorian (2001) Void, The (2001) (V) .... Dr. Thomas Abernathy AFI's 100 Years, 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV) .... Himself Just Visiting (2001) .... Wizard ... aka Visiteurs en Amérique, Les (2001) (France) Princess of Thieves (2001) (TV) .... Sheriff of Nottingham Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001) .... Himself Island of the Dead (2000) .... Rupert King Gangster No. 1 (2000) .... Gangster 55 ... aka Gangster Nr. 1 (2001) (Germany) Faces of Evil (2000) (TV) (voice) .... Narrator St. Patrick: The Irish Legend (2000) (TV) .... Quentin David Cassidy Story, The (2000) (TV) .... Jack Cassidy

Southern Cross (1999) .... Felipe Solano Y2K (1999/I) .... Seward ... aka Terminal Countdown (2001) (USA: DVD title) Stanley and Us (1999) .... Himself My Life So Far (1999) .... Uncle Morris Love Lies Bleeding (1999) Can of Worms (1999) (TV) .... Barnabus Beings (1998) .... Ian ... aka Fairy King of Ar, The (1998) (UK: complete title) Gardener, The (1998) .... Ben Carter ... aka Garden of Evil, The (1998) ... aka Silent Screams (1998) (USA) Nazis: The Occult Conspiracy (1998) (voice) .... Narrator First 9 1/2 Weeks, The (1998) .... Francois Dubois "Fantasy Island" (1998) TV Series .... Mr. Roarke 2103: The Deadly Wake (1997) .... AKA Captain Sean Murdoch ... aka Hydrosphere (1997) Big Brass Ring, The (1997) (uncredited) .... Kim Mennaker Star Trek: Generations (1997) (VG) (voice) .... Dr. Tolian Soran Mr. Magoo (1997) .... Austin Cloquet Hugo Pool (1997) .... Henry Dugay "Lexx: The Dark Zone" (1997) (mini) TV Series .... Yottskry Amanda's Game (1996) Asylum (1996/I) .... Sullivan Rane/Doc Mummy: Tomb of the Pharaoh (1996) (VG) Ringer (1996) .... Noel Where Truth Lies (1996) .... Dr. Vernon Renquist Yesterday's Target (1996) .... Holden "Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century, The" (1996) (mini) TV Series (voice) .... Charles Stockwell/Stephen Graham "Wing Commander Academy" (1996) TV Series (voice) .... Commodore Geoffrey Tolwyn "Pearl" (1996) TV Series .... Professor Stephen Pynchon "Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys" (1996) TV Series (voice) .... Rhesus 2 Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (1996) (TV) (voice) .... John Corbin Little Riders, The (1996) (TV) .... Captain Kessel "Our Friends in the North" (1996) (mini) TV Series .... Benny Barratt Kids of the Round Table (1995) .... Merlin Sharks of the Red Triangle (1995) .... Narrator Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom (1995) (VG) .... Adm. Geoffrey Tolwyn Man Who Wouldn't Die, The (1995) (TV) .... Bernard Drake/Ian Morrissey Fist of the North Star (1995/I) .... Ryûken ... aka Hokuto no Ken (1995) Tank Girl (1995) .... Kesslee Dangerous Indiscretion (1994) .... Roger Everett Exquisite Tenderness (1994) .... Dr. Stein ... aka Bestie im weißen Kittel, Die (1994) (Germany) ... aka Exquisite Tenderness - Höllische Qualen (1994) (Germany) ... aka Surgeon, The (1994) Fatal Pursuit (1994) .... Bechtel In the Eye of the Snake (1994) .... Professor Baldwin ... aka Im Banne der Schlange (1994) (Switzerland: German title) ... aka Part du serpent, La (1994) (Switzerland: French title) Second Greatest Story Ever Told, The (1994) (TV) .... Angel Gabriel Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (1994) (VG) .... Adm. Sir Geoffrey Tolwyn Star Trek: Generations (1994) .... Tolian Soran, Ph.D. ... aka Star Trek 7 (1994) (USA: informal alternative title) Cyborg 3: The Recycler (1994) .... Lord Talon ... aka Cyborg 3 (1994) ... aka Cyborg 3: The Creation (1994) (UK) Milk Money (1994) .... Waltzer Seasons of the Heart (1994) (TV) .... Alfred McGuinness "Biker Mice From Mars" (1993) TV Series (voice) .... Dominic T. Stilton Night Train to Venice (1993) .... Stranger ... aka Train to Hell (1993) (USA: reissue title) Bopha! (1993) .... De Villiers Happily Ever After (1993) (voice) .... Lord Malice Vent d'est (1993) .... General Smyslowosky ... aka East Wind (1993) Chain of Desire (1992) .... Hubert Bailey Player, The (1992) .... Himself Tsareubijtsa (1991) .... Timofeyev/Yurovsky ... aka Цареубийца (1991) (Soviet Union: Russian title) ... aka Assassin of the Tsar, The (1991) "Captain Planet and the Planeteers" (1990) TV Series (voice) .... Zarm (1990-1993) ... aka "New Adventures of Captain Planet, The" (1993) (USA: fourth season title) Disturbed (1990) .... Dr. Derrick Russell Jezebel's Kiss (1990) .... Benjamin J. Faberson Maggio musicale (1990) Schweitzer (1990) .... Albert Schweitzer ... aka Lambarene (1990) ... aka Light in the Jungle, The (1990) ... aka Out of Darkness (1990) (video title) Class of 1999 (1990) .... Doctor Miles Longford Moon 44 (1990) .... Major Lee ... aka Intruder (1990)

Buy & Cell (1989) .... Warden Tennant Maestro, Il (1989) .... Walter Goldberg ... aka Maestro, The (1989) ... aka Musical May (1989) Mortacci (1989) ... aka Death to You (1989) ... aka Hateful Dead, The (1989) Audience with Victoria Wood, An (1988) (TV) .... Himself, audience member Sunset (1988) .... Alfie Alperin, Head of Alperin Studios It Was 20 Years Ago Today (1987) .... Narrator Caller, The (1987) .... The Caller Monte Carlo (1986) (TV) .... Christopher Quinn Arthur the King (1985) (TV) .... King Arthur ... aka Merlin & the Sword (1985) (TV) (USA: video title) Gulag (1985) (TV) .... The Englishman Tin Soldiers (1984) Compleat Beatles, The (1984) (voice) .... Narrator Cross Creek (1983) .... Max Perkins Get Crazy (1983) .... Reggie Wanker ... aka Flip Out (1983) Blue Thunder (1983) .... Colonel F.E. Cochrane ... aka Blue Thunder the Movie (1983) (UK: video box title) "Faerie Tale Theatre" (1982) TV Series .... Wolf (Red Riding Hood) ... aka "Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre" (1982) (USA) Britannia Hospital (1982) .... Mick Travis Cat People (1982) .... Paul Gallier Documentary on the Making of 'Gore Vidal's Caligula', A (1981) .... Himself Look Back in Anger (1980) .... Jimmy Porter

Tigers Are Better Looking (1979) Time After Time (1979) .... H. G. Wells Caligola (1979) .... Caligula ... aka Caligula (1980) (USA) ... aka Caligula, My Son (1979) (UK: changed title) ... aka Io, Caligola (1984) (Italy: recut version) Passage, The (1979) .... Von Berkow She Fell Among Thieves (1978) (TV) .... Richard Chandos ... aka BBC2 Play of the Week: She Fell Among Thieves (1978) (TV) (UK: series title) Hardcore (1977) ... aka Fiona (1977) (USA) Voyage of the Damned (1976) .... Max Gunter Aces High (1976) .... Maj. John Gresham Collection, The (1976) (TV) .... Bill ... aka Laurence Olivier Presents: The Collection (1976) (TV) (UK: series title) Royal Flash (1975) .... Captain Harry Flashman O Lucky Man! (1973) .... Michael Arnold Travis "Regiment, The" (1972) TV Series Clockwork Orange, A (1971) .... Alex De Large ... aka Stanley Kubrick's Clockwork Orange (1971) (USA: poster title) Raging Moon, The (1970) .... Bruce Pitchard ... aka Long Ago Tomorrow (1970) (USA) Figures in a Landscape (1970) .... Ansell

Happy (1969) (TV) If.... (1968) .... Mick Travis Poor Cow (1967) (scenes deleted) .... Billy "Sat'day While Sunday" (1966) TV Series .... Frankie

Notable TV Guest Appearances

"Night Visions" (2001) playing "Martin" in episode: "Patterns" (episode # 1.25) 24 September 2002 "Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The" (1999) playing "Himself" 21 June 2001 "South Park" (1997) playing "Himself as A British Person" in episode: "Great Expectations" (episode # 4.15) 29 October 2000 "Ruby" (1997) playing "Himself" (episode # 3.10) 4 October 1999 "Outer Limits, The" (1995) playing "Ship" (voice) in episode: "The Human Operators" (episode # 5.7) 12 March 1999 "Superman" (1996) playing "John Corben/Metallo" (voice) in episode: "Heavy Metal" (episode # 2.23) 8 November 1997 "Superman" (1996) playing "John Corben/Metallo" (voice) in episode: "Action Figures" (episode # 2.9) 20 September 1997 "Lexx" (1997) playing "Yottskry" in episode: "Giga Shadow" (episode # 1.4) 11 September 1997 "Adventures from the Book of Virtues" (1996) (voice) in episode: "Loyalty" (episode # 1.8) 9 February 1997 "Superman" (1996) playing "John Corben/Metallo" (voice) in episode: "The Way of All Flesh" (episode # 1.7) 28 September 1996 "Spider-Man" (1994) playing "Whistler" (voice) in episode: "Neogenic Nightmare: Part 10: The Immortal Vampire" (episode # 2.10) 10 February 1996 "Spider-Man" (1994) playing "Whistler" (voice) in episode: "Neogenic Nightmare: Part 9: Blade the Vampire Hunter" (episode # 2.9) 3 February 1996 "Batman: The Animated Series" (1992) playing "Arkady Duvall" (voice) in episode: "Showdown" (episode # 1.82) 12 September 1995 "Frasier" (1993) playing "Dr. Bruga" (voice) in episode: "Give Him the Chair!" (episode # 1.19) 17 March 1994 "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) playing "Longtooth" in episode: "The Reluctant Vampire" (episode # 3.7) 10 July 1991 "Faerie Tale Theatre" (1982) playing "Big Bad Wolf" in episode: "Little Red Riding Hood" (episode # 2.1) 1983 "Saturday Night Live" (1975) playing "Host" (episode # 6.2) 22 November 1980



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