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Malcolm McDowell

Actor Date of birth 13th June 1943
Place of birth Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Year of debut 1970
First feature film Figures In A Landscape

Awards

  • Golden Globe Awards nominated1
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Biography

Malcolm McDowell became interested in acting at boarding school. After finishing school, he turned down a place at Sussex University to study acting at London Academy of Music and Art. He began his career at the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Court. In 1968 he got his big movie break in the British feature If.... In 1971 he got attention for his lead performance in A Clockwork Orange. He has since starred in a variety of movies including Gangster No.1 and Easy A.

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Malcolm McDowell's films

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Packshot for the film The Employer
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
96 Mins
Released
2012

Five candidates are locked in a room and forced to fight to the death to win a job at a mysterious corporation. Strong language, gore and violence.

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Packshot for the film Vamps
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
89 Mins
Released
2012

Two fun-loving vampires (Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter) try to cope with life and love in New York. With Sigourney Weaver. Disturbing images, moderate violence.

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Packshot for the film Silent Hill: Revelation
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
91 Mins
Released
2012

A girl is transported to a nightmarish town. With Sean Bean and Carrie-Anne Moss. Includes strong, gory horror and details of bloody injury.

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Packshot for the film Easy A
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
88 Mins
Released
2009

An unpopular high school student (Emma Stone) lies about her sex life to become popular. With Thomas Haden Church. Frequent sex references, moderate language and drugs references.

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Packshot for the film A Clockwork Orange
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
131 Mins
Released
1971

Directed by Stanley Kubrick. An ultra-violent gang leader (Malcolm McDowell) is rehabilitated. Contains strong violence and sexual violence.

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Did you know?

  • Malcolm McDowell reportedly has a phobia of eye drops after filming the scenes in A Clockwork Orange where he had his eyes forced open by surgical clamps.
  • Before he became an actor, he worked in his father's pub. He also worked as a coffee salesman and a messenger.
  • He came up with the original idea for the surreal semi-autobiographical 1973 movie O Lucky Man!
  • His scene was cut from the first movie he ever starred in, Poor Cow.
  • He was married to Margot Bennett from 1975 to 1980. He married Mary Steenburgen in 1980. They got divorced ten years later. They have two children. In 1991 he married Kelley and they have a child together.

Awards

  • 1 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 1972 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - A Clockwork Orange