Malcolm McDowell


Born: Horsforth, Yorkshire, England, UK


Malcolm McDowell (born Malcolm John Taylor; 13 June 1943) is an English actor, known for his boisterous and sometimes villainous roles. He trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Throughout a career spanning over fifty years, McDowell has played varied film roles across different genres as a character actor. He is perhaps best known for the controversial roles of Alex DeLarge in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971), the title character in Tinto Brass's Caligula (1979), and Mick Travis in Lindsay Anderson's trilogy of if...., O Lucky Man! and Britannia Hospital (1968–82). He is also known for his work in Cat People (1982), Star Trek Generations (1994), Tank Girl (1995), the 2007 remake of Halloween and its 2009 sequel, Halloween II, Easy A (2010) and The Artist (2011). McDowell has had recurring roles on numerous television series such as Entourage, Heroes and The Mentalist. He narrated the documentary The Compleat Beatles (1982), and in recent years, has become a prolific voice actor in films, television series and video games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops III. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.

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