Malcolm McDowell (born Malcolm John Taylor) is an English actor. He is best known for his boisterous, charismatic and villainous roles. He was born in the Horsforth suburb of Leeds and raised in Liverpool. He later trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art before embarking on an acting career that has spanned over 50 years. McDowell portrayed Alex DeLarge in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971), the title character in Caligula (1979), and Mick Travis in the trilogy of if.... (1968), O Lucky Man! (1973), and Britannia Hospital (1982). He has also appeared in films such as Time After Time (1979), Cat People (1982), Blue Thunder (1983), Star Trek Generations (1994), Tank Girl (1995), Gangster No. 1 (2000), Easy A (2010), The Artist (2011) and Bombshell (2019). He also appeared as Dr. Samuel Loomis in the 2007 remake Halloween and its 2009 sequel, Halloween II. McDowell has also had a string of roles on television series such as recurring roles on Entourage (2005–2011) and Heroes (2006–2007), and starring roles on Franklin & Bash (2011–2014) and Mozart in the Jungle (2014–2018). Later in his career, he became a prolific voice actor in films, television series and video games such as Metalocalypse (2007–2012), Bolt (2008), Fallout 3 (2008), God of War III (2010), The Elder Scrolls Online (2014), Call of Duty: Black Ops III (2015) and Castlevania (2020). He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012. He is having a reprise in the Canadian comedy series, "Son of a Critch" set in 1980s Newfoundland and Labrador. McDowell plays the mischievous patriarch and grandfather in the family who has to share a room with his youngest grandson. The series plays on the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC).
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