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19 August 1946 |
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
|Other names||Chris Malcolm|
|Occupation||Actor, director and producer|
Christopher Malcolm (born 19 August 1946) is a Scottish television and film actor, director and producer. He first achieved fame for his role as Brad Majors in the original stage production of The Rocky Horror Show.
Early life and education
Malcolm was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and was brought up in Canada after his family emigrated to British Columbia, Canada in the late 1940s. He attended the University of British Columbia where he worked and studied theatre.
After university, he returned to the United Kingdom and began his professional career with the Royal Shakespeare Company (1966–68). He appeared in over 10 productions and worked with numerous directors including Peter Hall, Trevor Nunn and John Barton.
Throughout the 1970s he worked continuously in theatre and film, appearing in many Royal Court productions including the award winning and ground breaking musical The Rocky Horror Show creating the role of Brad Majors. He appeared in films like Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Reds, Ragtime, Labyrinth and Highlander.
In 1978 Malcolm began his producing career with the musical Pal Joey, which successfully transferred to the West End in 1980 and was nominated for best Musical Revival in the Laurence Olivier Awards. He followed this success with the Best Comedy award in 1981 for Nell Dunn’s hit comedy Steaming, which went on to play 2 years at the Comedy Theatre and enjoy productions around the world. Other productions in London include Frankie and Johnny starring Julie Walters, as well as When I Was A Young Girl I Used To Scream And Shout and five Steven Berkoff plays including Decadence, Greek and Metamorphosis. Metamorphosis starred Tim Roth, and was also filmed for the BBC.
In 1990 Christopher co-produced a new production of The Rocky Horror Show at the Piccadilly Theatre, in partnership with Howard Panter of the Ambassador Theatre Group. This Olivier nominated production went on to huge success throughout the UK, enjoying 4 nationwide tours over the next 10 years as well as many productions throughout the world. Christopher oversaw these productions on behalf of The Rocky Horror Company Ltd. a company formed by the producers and the play's author Richard O’Brien to look after this much loved musical. The show finally reached Broadway in 2000 in a Tony Award nominated production co-produced with Jordan Roth Productions at the Circle in the Square Theatre.
Other British productions throughout this time include The Pajama Game, Footloose the Musical, A Slip of the Tongue starring John Malkovich at the Shaftesbury Theatre and the award winning Single Spies written by Alan Bennett which had a very successful year at the Queen's Theatre. Recently Malcolm co-produced the world premiere of Flashdance The Musical which premiered at the Plymouth Theatre Royal in 2008 toured the UK and presented at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2010.
Christopher has maintained his interest in the acting side of the business, appearing in the huge TV success of the nineties Absolutely Fabulous as Saffy’s father Justin and recently was seen in the BBC2 film Daphne as Daphne du Maurier’s publisher Nelson Doubleday.
Christopher currently lives in London with his wife Judy.
|Strange Report||Sloane||One TV episode|
|1970||Figures in a Landscape||Helicopter observer|
|1971||Welcome to the Club||Pvt. Henry Hoe|
|1972||The Adventures of Barry McKenzie||Sean|
|The Protectors||Malloy||One TV episode|
|1974||Disneyland||Jock||Three TV episodes|
|1975||Thriller||Hank||One TV episode|
|The Spiral Staircase||Policeman|
|1976||Second Verdict||Mullaly||One TV episode|
|1977||Raffles||Barney Maguire||One TV episode|
|1978||Force 10 from Navarone||Rogers|
|1979||The Great Riviera Bank Robbery||Serge|
|1980||Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back||Zev (Rogue 2)|
|Oppenheimer||Steve Nelson||(mini) TV series|
|Play for Today||Matt||One TV episode|
|1981||The Dogs of War||Baker|
|Ragtime||Police captain #2|
|Reds||C.L.P. Party Member|
|Shock Treatment||Vance Parker (as Chris Malcolm)|
|1982||We'll Meet Again||MSgt. Joe 'Mac' McGraw||TV series (All Episodes)|
|Beau Geste||Hank||(mini) TV series|
|1983||Only Fools and Horses||Chief of security/Mad axeman||One TV episode|
|Superman III||1st Miner (as Chris Malcolm)|
|1984–1990||The Comic Strip Presents...||Cafe Owner/Brother-in-law||Two TV episodes|
|Spies Like Us||Jumpmaster|
|Pulaski||Tony||One TV episode|
|1992-2011||Absolutely Fabulous||Justin||More than 10 TV episodes spanning between 1992 to 2011|
|1994||Lovejoy||Texas Greenberg||TV episode|