Malcolm McDowell

Malcolm McDowell

Age
71
Birthday
Jun. 13th, 1943
Born in
Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK
Height
5' 8 1/2"

Malcolm McDowell's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Heroes TV Show
Heroes
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
Pearl
Wing Commander Academy TV Show
Wing Commander Academy
Ruby (UK) TV Show
Ruby (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

2010 - The Book of Eli
2010 - Easy A
2009 - Halloween II
2009 - Suck
2008 - Blue Gold: World Water Wars
2008 - Doomsday
2008 - Delgo
2008 - Bolt
2007 - Halloween
2004 - Pinocchio 3000
2004 - In Good Company
2004 - Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius
2004 - Hidalgo
2002 - I Spy
2001 - Just Visiting
1997 - Mr. Magoo
1997 - Hugo Pool
1995 - Tank Girl
1995 - Fist of the North Star
1994 - Star Trek: Generations
1994 - Milk Money
1993 - Happily Ever After
1992 - The Player
1990 - Class of 1999
1988 - Sunset
1984 - The Compleat Beatles
1983 - Get Crazy
1983 - Blue Thunder
1982 - Cat People
1982 - Britannia Hospital
1979 - Time After Time
1973 - O Lucky Man!

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Vater Orlaag (Voiced)
25
Terrance McQuewick
11
Daniel Linderman
7
Grandpa Reg (Voiced)
7
John Corben (Voiced)
6
Bret Stiles
5
Darren Vogel
3
Professor Cornwallis
2
Whistler (Voiced)
2
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Malcolm John Taylor was born on 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.


TRIVIA:
  • His first wife, 'Margot Bennett (I)' (qv), was 'Keir Dullea' (qv)'s ex wife. Keir was the main character in Stanley Kubrick's "2001", while McDowell was the main character in Kubrick's next film, "A Clockwork Orange".
  • Born to Charles Taylor, a pub owner, and his wife Edna McDowell, a hotelier, he grew up with an older (Gloria) and a younger sister.
  • Announced that wife, Kelley, is expecting their third child, a boy, in January 2009. [September 8, 2008].
  • Third son, Seamus Hudson McDowell, was born on January 7, 2009.
  • His performance as Alex De Large in _A Clockwork Orange (1971)_ (qv) is ranked #68 on Premiere Magazine's "100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time".
  • His performance as Alex DeLarge in _A Clockwork Orange (1971)_ (qv) was ranked 100 on the list of the "100 Greatest Film Performances of All Time".
  • 13 of his films shown at retrospective tribute at NYC's 'Walter Reade' (qv) Theatre in May 2002, where he introduces the least known of these, The Connection.
  • Was the first well-known actor to appear non-animated and in the flesh for _"South Park" (1997)_ (qv) because he is one of 'Trey Parker (I)' (qv)'s favorite actors and he was specifically requested.


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