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Michael Maloney

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Michael Maloney
Maloney at the 2011 Minghella Film Festival
Born (1957-06-19) 19 June 1957 (age 66)
Years active1979–present

Michael Maloney (born 19 June 1957) is a British actor.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, Maloney's first television appearance was as Peter Barkworth's teenage son in the 1979 drama series Telford's Change.[1]

He made his West End debut in 1979 in Can you Hear me at The Back, by Brian Clark, followed immediately by Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourn. After playing Toby Gashe in The Bell, by Iris Murdoch, Maloney joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982 playing Ferdinand in The Tempest. After the RSC, he went on to play in The Perfectionist at Hampstead, the title role of Peer Gynt for Cambridge Theatre Company, The London Cuckolds at the Lyric Hammersmith, Two Planks and a Passion by Anthony Minghella, directed by Danny Boyle at Greenwich and Built on Sand at the Royal Court. Maloney went on to appear in many films and television series, including What if Its Raining, by Anthony Minghella, for Channel 4. He became a familiar face after playing the Dauphin in Kenneth Branagh's 1989 film adaptation of Henry V. In the early 1990s, he played Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet for the RSC and Hamlet on a national tour starting at Greenwich. He appeared on television[2] in Mr Wakefield's Crusade, 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,[3] and in several other Shakespeare screen adaptations, including the lead role in In the Bleak Midwinter by Kenneth Branagh. 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. In the theatre he played Hamlet again for Yukio Ninagawa on tour and at the Barbican. He 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 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 made a guest appearance in the BBC Radio 4 series Baldi. He has also appeared in a Bollywood films Kisna, and I See You, playing the detective inspector.

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.[4] 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 was also in the second series of Utopia for Channel 4 and played Edward Heath in series 3 of The Crown. He most recently has a cameo role in Belfast, directed by Kenneth Branagh, and played the role of Vanya, in Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike, by Christopher Durang, directed by Walter Bobbie, at the Charing Cross Theatre.

He has recorded many audiobooks including Captain Corelli's Mandolin.[5]

He has also lent his voice to various video game characters, including 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.

Personal life[edit]

Maloney's father emigrated from County Cork, Ireland to Godalming, Surrey, UK.[6]

In 2002, Maloney married Italian-American model and photographer Kim Andreolli;[7][8] Maloney and Andreolli had one child, a daughter, before divorcing.

Maloney lives in South London in Clapham.

He is an advocate for macrobiotic eating.[9][10]



Year Title Role Notes
1980 Richard's Things Bill
1984 Sharma and Beyond Stephen Archer Television film
Ordeal by Innocence Micky Argyle
1985 Tartuffe, or The Impostor Damis Television film
1986 A Dangerous Kind of Love Whymper Television film
1987 Scoop William Boot Television film
1988 The Mask Leonardo
1989 Henry V Louis the Dauphin
Relatively Speaking Gregory Pointer Television film
1990 Truly, Madly, Deeply Mark
Hamlet Rosencrantz
1993 Micky Love Tony Scott Television film
Screen Play Short film
The Waiter Frederico Short film
1995 In the Bleak Midwinter Joe Harper (Hamlet)
Othello Roderigo
Trafford Tanzi Referee Television film
1996 Hamlet Laertes
1997 Hysteria Dr. Samuel Fry
Thursday Nick Short film
Sex & Chocolate Billy Gale Television film
1998 Macbeth Banquo Television film
The Changeling Frank Short film
1999 American Reel Jason Fields
2000 Unleaded Anton
A Christmas Carol Bob Cratchit Television film
Journey Through the Night Narrator Short film
2002 Me & Mrs Jones Ivan McDermott Television film
2003 Twelfth Night, or What You Will Malvolio Television film
Bed and Breakfast Peter
2004 Battle of the Brave Governor James Murray
2005 Kisna: The Warrior Poet Peter Beckett
2006 Pinochet in Suburbia Jack Straw Television film
Babel James
Notes on a Scandal Sandy Pabblem
I See You Inspector John Smith
2007 Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars Inspector Stirling Television film
The Soul Rescuer The Soul Rescuer Short film
Learners John Television film
Saturday's Shadow Father Short film
Impact Earth Adam Bregorsky Television film
2008 The Applicant Rejection Letter Short film
2009 Margaret John Major Television film
The Young Victoria Sir Robert Peel
2010 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Graham
Koda Ken Short film
Trouble Brewing Alan Short film
2011 The Iron Lady Doctor
2012 Rage William Short film
2013 Summer in February Colonel Paynter
2014 Born of War Ian
Luna Dean
Two Horrible Little Girls Clive Short film
2015 The C Word Ian McFarlane Television film
The Other Side of Home Ian Short film
2021 A Brixton Tale Simon
Three Pints and a Rabbi Ian
Where Is Anne Frank Otto Frank Voice role
Belfast Frankie West
Lawrence: After Arabia George Brough
2022 Help! I've Stolen Amy Adams' Nose! Kat's Dad Short film
Care Alan Short film
Reaching Four Dr. Maloney Short film
2023 Best of Three Stewart Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1979 Telford's Change Peter Telford Series regular; 9 episodes
1981 Kinvig Simon Episode: "The Humanoid Factor"
1982 The Bell Toby Gashe Miniseries; 4 episodes
1984 Minder Father Andrew Episode: "Willesden Suite"
1985 The Last Place on Earth Lieutenant "Teddy" Evans Miniseries, 6 episodes
1986 What If It's Raining Dominic Miniseries; 3 episodes
1987 Screen Two Henry Kirk Episode: "Naming the Names"
1988 Theatre Night Faulkland Episode: "The Rivals"
ScreenPlay Gary Episode: "Starlings"
1988–95 Jackanory Storyteller Recurring role; 6 episodes
1989 4 Play Powell Episode: "Nobody Here But Us Chickens"
The Jim Henson Hour Lee Marshall Episode: "Living with Dinosaurs"
1990 Screen Two Tony Episode: "The Lorelei"
1991 He-Play Angel Episode: "The Dogs"
1992 Mr Wakefield's Crusade Richard Miniseries; 2 episodes
1993 Comedy Playhouse Mike Episode: "The Complete Guide to Relationships"
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Arnold Toynbee Episode: "Paris, May 1919"
1994 Love on a Branch Line Jasper Pye Miniseries; 4 episodes
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales Clarence / Norfolk Episode: "Richard III"
1995 Signs and Wonders Stephen Palmore Miniseries; 4 episodes
1997 Painted Lady Oliver Peel Miniseries; 2 episodes
1998 Children of the New Forest Charles Stuart, King of England Miniseries; 6 episodes
1999 Heartbeat Cecil Palmer Episode: "David Stockwell's Ghost"
2000 Dalziel and Pascoe David Ransom Episode: "Above the Law"
2001 Magic Grandad Mr. Leyton Recurring role; 3 episodes
2002 In Deep Dr. Gabriel Winterbourne Episode: "Abuse of Trust"
The Swap Tom Forrester Miniseries; 2 episodes
The Jury Peter Segal Series regular; 6 episodes
Nova Thomas Orde-Lees / George Marston Episode: "Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance"
Believe Nothing Brian Albumen Series regular; 6 episodes
2003 The Forsyte Saga Prosper Profond Recurring role; 4 episodes
Henry VIII Thomas Cranmer Miniseries; 2 episodes
2004 The Last Detective John Swannee Episode: "Benefit to Mankind"
Let's Write a Story Adult Charles Episode: "The Personal History of Charles Dickens"
Messiah III: The Promise Carl Henderson Minseries; 2 episodes
2005 The Murder Room Neville Dupayne Miniseries; 2 episodes
Empire Gaius Cassius Longinus Miniseries; 3 episodes
Monarch of the Glen Dr. Simon Cotter Episode: "Series 7, Episode 4"
Timeshift Narrator Episode: "A Study in Sherlock"
2006 Rosemary & Thyme Custos Episode: "In a Monastery Garden"
Lewis Ivor Denniston Episode: "Reputation"
Agatha Christie's Marple Dr. Joshua Waters Episode: "By the Pricking of My Thumbs"
Hotel Babylon Mr. Johnson Episode: "Series 1, Episode 6"
New Tricks John Fletcher Episode: "Old Dogs"
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire Senator Natalis Episode: "Nero"
Spooks John Russell Episode: "The Criminal"
Robin Hood Pitts Recurring role; 2 episodes
2007 The Bill Ryan Jones Recurring role; 2 episodes
Wire in the Blood Jonathan Goode Episode: "Anything You Can Do"
2008 Heroes and Villains Vigilas Episode: "Attila the Hun"
Waking the Dead Dr. Damien Hooper Episode: "Sins"
Bonekickers Daniel Mastiff Series regular; 6 episodes
Heartbeat Dr. Thomas Episode: "Mixed Messages"
Wired Hugh Borne Miniseries; 1 episode
2009 Law & Order: UK Mr. John Reberty Episode: "Sacrifice"
The Queen Michael Shea Episode: "The Rivals"
2010 Midsomer Murders Simon Sharpe Episode: "Master Class"
Fluffy Gardens Narrator
Casualty Howard Fairfax Recurring role; 5 episodes
Identity John Knighton Episode: "Chelsea Girl"
2011 DCI Banks Malcolm Austin Episode: "Friend of the Devil"
Death in Paradise Father Charles Dean Episode: "Predicting Murder"
2012 Coronation Street Robert Millward Recurring role; 5 episodes
Accused Judge Recurring role; 4 episodes
The Thick of It Matthew Hodge Episode: "Series 4, Episode 6"
2013 Father Brown Kalon Episode: "The Eye of Apollo"
The White Queen Henry Stafford Miniseries; 5 episodes
By Any Means Laurence Walker Miniseries; 1 episode
2014 Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond Edmund Rushbrooke Miniseries; 4 episodes
New Worlds Hardwick Miniseries; 4 episodes
Utopia Christian Donaldson Recurring role; 3 episodes
2015 River Tom Read Miniseries; 5 episodes
2016 Mr Selfridge Mr. Donaghue Recurring role; 2 episodes
The Five Alan Wells Miniseries; 10 episodes
Paranoid Dr Crowley Miniseries; 8 episodes
2017 Victoria Bishop Episode: "Faith, Hope & Charity"
2018 Midsomer Murders Neville Gallagher Episode: "The Lions of Causton"
2019 Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators George Gonzalo Episode: "Outrageous Fortune"
The Crown Edward Heath Recurring role; 3 episodes
2019–20 The Trial of Christine Keeler Bill Astor Miniseries; 6 episodes
2020 Silent Witness Judge Christopher Lansing Episode: "Seven Times"
2022 Father Brown Gerald Firth Episode: "The Children of Kalon"
Magpie Murders Charles Clover Series regular; 5 episodes
All Creatures Great and Small Albert Sebright Saunders Recurring role; 2 episodes
2023 Dalgliesh Desmond Ulrick Episode: "A Certain Justice"



  1. ^ What's on Stage, 20 Questions with Michael Maloney Archived 30 June 2013 at archive.today. Accessed 15 September 2013
  2. ^ "Still truly, madly, deeply". 10 April 2012.
  3. ^ Macmillan Readers, "An Interview with Michael Maloney". Accessed 15 September 2013
  4. ^ Radio Times Castlist
  5. ^ Audiobooks.com Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Never a dull moment". The Irish Times.
  7. ^ "Connectors, Creators, Experience Makers".
  8. ^ "THE REAL REAL ME: Interview Michael Maloney - I have been unhappy for much of my life.. But love's changed that; STAR OF THE SWAP AND THE JURY REVEALS HIS JOY WITH NEW WIFE: Michael Maloney reveals all to NINA MYSKOW. - Free Online Library".
  9. ^ "Against the grain? Not me". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 11 August 2022.
  10. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "Actor Michael Maloney Interview | Macrobiotics Stoires | Part 2". YouTube.
  11. ^ British Universities Film & Video Council – Scenes of Seduction

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