Malcolm McDowell

Malcolm McDowell

Jun. 13th, 1943
Born in
Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK
5' 8 1/2

Malcolm McDowell's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Heroes TV Show
Franklin and Bash TV Show
Franklin and Bash
Fantasy Island TV Show
Fantasy Island
Coco Chanel TV Show
Coco Chanel
Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys TV Show
Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys
Pearl TV Show
Wing Commander Academy TV Show
Wing Commander Academy
Ruby (UK) TV Show
Ruby (UK)

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Pound Of Flesh
2014 - Tbilisi, I Love You
2014 - Mischief Night
2014 - A Clockwork Orange
2013 - A Green Story
2013 - The Spider
2013 - Room 237
2012 - Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
2012 - Vamps
2012 - Silent Night
2012 - Antiviral
2010 - Barry Munday
2010 - The Book of Eli
2010 - Easy A
2010 - The Invocation
2010 - What if Cannabis cured cancer
2009 - Halloween II
2009 - Suck
2008 - Bolt
2008 - Delgo
2008 - Doomsday
2008 - Blue Gold: World Water Wars
2007 - Halloween
2006 - Cut Off
2004 - Hidalgo
2004 - In Good Company
2004 - Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius
2004 - Pinocchio 3000
2004 - Dorian
2003 - Tempo
2002 - I Spy
2001 - Just visiting
1999 - My Life So Far
1997 - Mr. Magoo
1997 - Hugo Pool
1996 - The Fairy King
1995 - Tank Girl
1995 - Fist of the North Star
1994 - Milk Money
1994 - Star Trek: Generations
1992 - The Player
1990 - Class of 1999
1988 - Sunset
1983 - Get Crazy
1983 - Blue Thunder
1982 - Britannia Hospital
1982 - Cat People
1979 - Time After Time
1973 - O Lucky Man!
1973 - O Lucky Man!

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Kloketteer (Voiced)
Terrance McQuewick
Grandpa Reg (Voiced)
Daniel Linderman
John Corben (Voiced)
Bret Stiles
Cloud (Voiced)
Darren Vogel
[Complete List]


Malcolm John Taylor (born June 13, 1943), in Leeds, England, to working-class parents Charles and Edna Taylor. His father was a publican and an alcoholic. Malcolm hated his parents' ways and fought against it. His father was keen to send his son to private school to give him a good start in life, so Malcolm was packed off to boarding school at 11. He attended the Tunbridge Boarding School and the Cannock House School in Eltham, Kent. At school he was beaten with the slipper or cane every Monday for his waywardness. Whilst at school, he decided that he wanted to become an actor; it was also around this time that his love for race cars began. He attended the London Academy of Music and Art to study acting. Meanwhile, he worked at his parents' pub but lost his job when the pub went bankrupt, his father drinking all the profits. He then had a variety of jobs, from coffee salesman to messenger.

His first big-screen role was in Poor Cow (1967), although his 2-minute scene was ultimately cut from the completed film. Soon after, he caught the attention of director Lindsay Anderson (I) who cast him in the role of a rebellious student in his film If.... (1968). The film catapulted Malcolm to stardom in Britain but failed everywhere else. He was so enthusiastic about the film's success that he wanted to do another right away. He began writing what would become the semi-autobiographical O Lucky Man! (1973). Meanwhile, he starred as the infamous Alex DeLarge in Stanley Kubrick's controversial A Clockwork Orange (1971), a role that caused him to be typecast as a manic psychopathic villain. In early 1976, he spent nearly a year working on what would later be one of the most infamous films of all time, the semi-pornographic Caligola (1979), financed by Penthouse magazine founder Bob Guccione. Around that time, the British film industry collapsed, forcing him to flee to America to continue working. His first American film was Time After Time (1979). He then did Britannia Hospital (1982), the last part of Lindsay Anderson (I)'s working-class trilogy that started with If.... (1968).

In the mid-1980s, the years of alcohol and drug abuse, including $1000 a week on cocaine, caught up with him. Years of abuse took its toll on him; his black hairs were now grey. Looking older than he really was, nobody wanted to cast him for playing younger roles. The big roles having dried up, he did many B-rated movies.

The 1990s were kinder to him, though. In 1994, he was cast as Dr. Soran, the man who killed Captain Kirk in Star Trek: Generations (1994). He was back on the track, playing villains again. He played another in the classic BBC mini-series, "Our Friends in the North" (1996). Today, with more than 100 films under his belt, he is one of the greatest actors in America. He still doesn't have American citizenship, but he likes the no-nonsense American ways. He currently resides in the northern suburb of Los Angeles.

  • Father of producer/director 'Charlie McDowell' (qv), born in 1983.
  • Has said that his favorite actor of all time is 'James Cagney' (qv).
  • Was captain of the rugby and cricket teams at his high school.
  • Has been a friend of 'Aubrey Morris' (qv) ever since they worked together in _A Clockwork Orange (1971)_ (qv).
  • Uncle of 'Alexander Siddig' (qv) (_"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv)).
  • Announced that wife, Kelley, is expecting their third child, a boy, in January 2009. [September 8, 2008].
  • In an interview he said that a magazine named him "King Of Punk" after his appearance in "A clockwork orange". This is probably because of the punk references that appears in the movie, such as the droogies costume style.
  • Along with Sir 'John Gielgud' (qv), he is one of only two actors to play both King Arthur and Merlin. He played King Arthur in _Arthur the King (1985) (TV)_ (qv) and Merlin in _Kids of the Round Table (1997)_ (qv).

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