Steven Mackintosh Biography

Steven Mackintosh is an English actor, best known for his appearances in two movies of the ‘Underworld’ franchise. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family, personal life, career, and achievements.

Quick Facts

Birthday: April 30, 1967

Nationality: British

Famous: Actors Voice Actors

Age: 53 Years, 53 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Taurus

Born in: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Famous as: Actor


Spouse/Ex-: Lisa Jacobs (m. 1989)

father: Malcolm Mackintosh

mother: Dorothy Parris

children: Blythe Mackintosh, Martha Mackintosh

City: Cambridge, England

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Steven Mackintosh is an English actor who has appeared in over a hundred films and TV shows throughout his extensive career so far. He is best known for his performance as ‘Alan Richards’ in the ‘BBC One’ and ‘Netflix’ joint venture 'Wanderlust' and as ‘D.C.I. Ian Reed’ in the ‘BBC One’ crime-drama series 'Luther. ’ He is also appreciated for his appearances in series such as 'The Buddha of Suburbia,’ 'Our Mutual Friend,’ 'Inside Men,’ 'Stan Lee's Lucky Man,’ 'The Halcyon,' and 'Kiri.’ He has appeared in several telefilms, such as 'Prime Suspect' and 'The Other Boleyn Girl.’ His most notable film projects are 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' (1998), 'The Land Girls' (1998), 'Care' (2000), 'Underworld: Evolution' (2006), 'Underworld: Rise of the Lycans' (2009), and 'Kick-Ass 2' (2013). He was part of the cast of the 2006 “Bollywood” film 'Rang de Basanti.’ He is an experienced narrator of documentaries and has narrated ‘BBC's 'Horizon' and 'Saving Lives At Sea' and ‘National Geographic Channel's 'Explorations.’

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The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
  • Steven Mackintosh made his acting debut on stage at the age of 12, at the ‘Bush Theatre,’ London. As a teenager, he made his TV debut with the series 'Nanny' (1983). He then appeared in a few telefilms. He was part of 'Doctor Who' (1985) and had a recurring role in the series 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 133⁄4' (1985). In February 1986, he appeared as ‘Eugene Jerome’ in the ‘National Theatre’ production of Neil Simon's 'Brighton Beach Memoirs,’ directed by Michael Rudman. He made his film debut in the 1987 movie 'Prick Up Your Ears.’ In the ensuing years, he appeared in several films, telefilms, and TV series, among which the 2000 crime-drama film 'Care' earned him a 'BAFTA Cymru Award' and an 'RTS Television Award,’ apart from a 'BAFTA TV Award' nomination. He later earned fame for his role as ‘Tanis’ in the films 'Underworld: Evolution' and its sequel, ‘Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.’ He became popular on TV for his performance as ‘Detective Superintendent Winter’ in the 2016 crime-drama series 'Stan Lee's Lucky Man' and as ‘Richard Garland’ in the 2017 period drama 'The Halcyon.’ More recently, he made news for appearing in the drama series 'Wanderlust' (2018), opposite Toni Collette.
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Documentary Narrator
  • In 2003, Steven Mackintosh narrated the documentary series 'Explorations' for ‘National Geographic Channel.’ The documentary was well-received. Following this, he narrated several documentaries on the attacks on the ‘World Trade Center’ on September 11, 2001, such as '9/11: The Falling Man' (2006), '9/11: Phone Calls from the Towers' (2009), and 'The Last Secrets of 9/11' (2014). Between 2007 and 2014, he narrated many episodes of the ‘BBC’ documentary series 'Horizon.’ He also narrated four episodes each of the documentary series 'Cutting Edge' (2001–2010) and 'Wonders of the Universe' (2011). In 2011, he narrated 'Aircrash Confidential' for ‘Discovery Channel,’ several of the 'Alone in the Wild' documentary and TV movie installments, and the short documentary series 'The Jury.' Some of the other documentary series and miniseries featuring him as a narrator were 'The Secret History of Our Streets' (2012), 'Worst Place to Be a Pilot' (2014), 'Autopsy: The Last Hours of' (2014), 'The Missing Evidence' (2014), and 'An Hour to Save Your Life' (2014–2016). In 2016, he replaced Jamie Theakston as the narrator of the ‘BBC’ police documentary 'Traffic Cops.’ More recently, he has narrated the series 'American Ripper' (2017) for ‘History Channel’ and 'Saving Lives At Sea' (2017–2018) for ‘BBC One.’
  • He played detective ‘Martin Beck’ in the ‘BBC Radio’ drama series ‘The Martin Beck Killings.’
Behind The Curtains
  • Steven Mackintosh was born on April 30, 1967, in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, to Dorothy (née Parris) and Malcolm Mackintosh. He has a sister named Lynda Ellingham (née Mackintosh). He began acting on stage as a child. He attended the ‘Icknield Primary School’ in Sawston and later graduated from the ‘Sawston Village College.’ He also attended acting classes at the ‘Dramawise Theatre School.’ He is a supporter of the ‘Premier League’ football club ‘Manchester United.’
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  • Steven is married to British actor Lisa Jacobs since 1989. Lisa is best known for playing Jewish diarist Anne Frank in the TV film 'The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank' (1988), for which she was nominated for the 'Primetime Emmy Award’ for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.’ The two had first met when they were both acting on stage together. They began living in North London after marriage. They have two daughters: Martha Mackintosh, born in 1992, and Blythe Mackintosh, born in 1996. Their elder daughter, Martha, is an actor who is best known for playing ‘Katie Jackson’ in the ‘Sky1 TV’ comedy-drama series 'Stella.’

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