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11 January 1941 |
Sunderland, County Durham, England, UK
He had a lengthy career in a large number of television programmes. Possibly his best-known role was in When the Boat Comes In, a popular 1970s series, where he played the part of Matt Headley. (This was the rather bluff trade union official who was a good friend of Jack Ford, the leading character, but they fell out and whose sister Jack married.)
He also played the part of Dr. Thomas Huggan, ship's surgeon, in the 1984 film The Bounty.
In April 2011 he appeared as Len Merryman in an episode of Midsomer Murders.
In 1958, and prior to going to drama school, Malcolm was a trainee reporter on the Sunderland Echo, the town's evening paper.
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