Malcolm McDowell Biography
Birthday: June 13, 1943 (Gemini)
Born In: Horsforth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Malcolm McDowell, born as Malcolm John Taylor, is an English actor primarily known for playing rowdy and villainous roles. In a career spanning over five decades, he has done a wide variety of film roles. He is, however, best recognized for the controversial roles of Caligula in Tinto Brass's 'Caligula', DeLarge in the movie ‘A Clockwork Orange’ and Mick Travis in Lindsay Anderson's trilogy consisting of ‘If…’, ‘O Lucky Man’ and ‘Britannia Hospital’. A former student of London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, McDowell has also done moderate work on television, appearing in programs, such as 'Wing Commander Academy', 'TripTank' and 'Jeff & Some Aliens.' Prior to becoming an actor, he had done a variety of odd jobs, including a stint as a coffee salesman. Known for his rebellious and antagonistic personality from a young age, the future actor was packed off to a boarding school when he was 11. There he was often beaten for his wayward behaviour. It was also during this time that he developed an interest in acting. He went on to receive professional training in the field before embarking on a highly successful acting career. Over the years, his dark blue eyes and raspy, deep-throated voice have become his signature features. The English actor has been married thrice and is a father of five children, including film director Charlie McDowell.