Malcolm McDowell

Malcolm McDowell at Lincoln Center Film Society Retrospective, NYC, 5/23/2002, by CJ Contino. Depostiphotos
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Malcolm McDowell is a British actor known for Stanley Kubrick‘s 1971 movie, A Clockwork Orange (1971).

About Malcolm McDowell

Malcolm McDowell
Malcolm McDowell at arrivals for Premiere of Rob Zombie”s HALLOWEEN, Grauman”s Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, August 23, 2007. Photo by: Michael Germana/Everett Collection. Depostiphotos

Malcolm McDowell is an English actor and voice artist, who has worked in a wide variety of genres in both film and television. He is best known for his roles as Alex in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange (1971), Mick Travis in Lindsay Anderson’s if…. (1968) and Caligula in Tinto Brass’ Caligula (1979). He has appeared in over 70 films since 1966, including Time After Time (1979), Cat People (1982), Star Trek Generations (1994), Tank Girl (1995) and Halloween (2018).

McDowell has been nominated for several awards, including two BAFTA Awards, four Saturn Awards and a Cannes Film Festival Award. In 2010 he was awarded an OBE for services to drama at Buckingham Palace. His career spans over five decades, ranging from iconic cult classic films of the 1960s, to contemporary Hollywood blockbusters. He remains one of the most recognizable figures of British cinema, often being cited as a major influence on modern day actors.

McDowell has also been a prolific voice actor, most notably in the cult British TV series Metal Mickey (1980-1983), and video games such as Grand Theft Auto IV (2008).

McDowell continues to act today, appearing on television shows such as The Mentalist (2009-2012) and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (2013-2015), and films like Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) and Detective Pikachu (2019). He is often credited with pioneering the ‘antihero’ archetype in film acting, which has become commonplace in modern cinema. His range and versatility have paved the way for many other actors who now enjoy success in Hollywood. McDowell’s influence will surely be felt


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