Michael Maloney

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Michael Maloney
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Maloney at the 2011 Minghella Film Festival
Born (1957-06-19) 19 June 1957 (age 65)
Years active1979–present

Michael Maloney (born 19 June 1957) is an English 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]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Richard's Things Bill
1982 The Bell Toby Gashe
1985 Ordeal by Innocence Micky Argyle
1989 Henry V Louis the Dauphin
1990 Truly, Madly, Deeply Mark
Hamlet Rosencrantz
1994 Love On A Branch Line Jasper Pye
1995 A Midwinter's Tale (1995) Joe Harper (Hamlet)
Othello Roderigo
1996 Hamlet Laertes
1997 Painted Lady Oliver Peel
1997 Sex and chocolate Billy Gate
2002 Believe Nothing Brian Albumen
2003 Bienvenue au gîte Peter
2006 Babel James
2009 The Young Victoria Robert Peel
2010 Midsomer Murders Simon Sharpe Episode: “Master Class”
2011 The Iron Lady Doctor
2013 By Any Means
Final Fantasy XIV Varis zos Galvus Voice only; video game
Father Brown Kalon Episodes: "The Eye of the Apollo", "The Children of Kalon"
2014 Luna Dean
2016 Paranoid Dr. Crowley 8 episodes
2017 Victoria Bishop Episode: "Faith, Hope & Charity"
2018 Midsomer Murders Neville Gallagher Episode: "The Lions of Causation"
2019 The Crown Edward Heath 3 episodes
2019-2020 The Trial of Christine Keeler Viscount Astor
2020 Lawrence: After Arabia George Brough
2021 Belfast Frankie West



  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. ^ The Daily Telegraph
  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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