Maloney at the 2011 Minghella Film Festival
19 June 1957|
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, UK
Michael Maloney (born 19 June 1957) is an English actor.
Life and career
After several dry years in his career, Maloney went on to star in many films and television series, as well as developing a stage career and became a familiar face after playing a major role in Kenneth Branagh's 1989 film adaptation of Henry V. In the early 1990s, he starred on television in Mr Wakefield's Crusade, and on film as Mark in Truly, Madly, Deeply, and in 1994 he took the lead in the BBC adaptation of Love on a Branch Line. He appeared in both the 1990 and 1996 film versions of Hamlet, as Rosencrantz and Laertes respectively, and in several other Shakespeare screen adaptations. In addition to his TV appearances, he starred as Jason Fields in the film American Reel in 1999. 2002 saw him play Brian Albumen, personal aide to Rik Mayall's Adonis Cnut character in the Gran and Marks penned TV sitcom Believe Nothing. In 2003, he appeared as the Belgian Prosper Profond in The Forsyte Saga. He also played Cassius in the 2005 miniseries Empire, John Major in 2009's Margaret and Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel in the 2009 film The Young Victoria.
He is also active in radio drama on BBC Radio 4, playing the Dean in both series of High Table, Lower Orders and Giles the gossip columnist in His Master's Voice. He has also made a guest appearance in the BBC Radio 4 series Baldi. He has also appeared in a Bollywood film, I See You, playing a policeman.
In 2010, he appeared in long-running drama Casualty as consultant Howard Fairfax, and in series 4 of the political satire series The Thick of It, he played Matthew Hodge, part of the Goolding Inquiry. In 2013, he portrayed Sir Henry Stafford, third husband of Lady Margaret Beaufort, in the BBC TV series The White Queen. In 2016, he appeared in the ITV/Netflix series Paranoid.
He has also lent his voice to various video-game characters. The Lost Soul in the 2013 video-game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, Avallac'h in the 2015 video-game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and Doloran in the 2018 video-game Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom.
- Richard's Things (1980) – Bill
- Ordeal by Innocence (1985) – Micky Argyle
- Henry V (1989) – Louis the Dauphin
- Truly, Madly, Deeply (1990) – Mark
- Hamlet (1990) – Rosencrantz
- A Midwinter's Tale (1995) – Joe Harper (Hamlet)
- Othello (1995) – Roderigo
- Hamlet (1996) – Laertes
- Painted Lady (TV - 1997) - Oliver Peel
- Bienvenue au gîte (Bed and Breakfast) (2003) – Peter
- The Young Victoria (2009) – Robert Peel
- The Iron Lady (2011) – Doctor
- By Any Means (2013)
- Troy, trilogy of radio plays written by Andrew Rissik and directed by Jeremy Mortimer – Hector
- Scenes of Seduction, radio play written by Timberlake Wertenbaker and directed by Ned Chaillet, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 7 Mar 2005 – Henry (King Henry V).
- Bran in Earthsearch II, James Follett's 1982 "new adventure serial in time and space" on BBC Radio 4.
- A Pair of Blue Eyes, adaptation of a novel by Thomas Hardy, BBC Radio 4 Extra, directed by Cherry Cookson.
- Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, BBC 7 2003. Produced in Manchester by Katherine Beacon.
- What's on Stage, 20 Questions with Michael Maloney Archived 30 June 2013 at Archive.is. Accessed 15 September 2013
- Macmillan Readers, "An Interview with Michael Maloney". Accessed 15 September 2013
- Radio Times Castlist
- Bed and Breakfast on IMDb
- British Universities Film & Video Council – Scenes of Seduction