Steven Mackintosh

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Steven Mackintosh
Born (1967-04-30) 30 April 1967 (age 55)
Occupation(s)Actor, narrator
Years active1983–present
(m. 1989)
Children2, including Martha

Steven Mackintosh (born 30 April 1967) is an English actor and narrator. He is perhaps best known for his role as Andreas Tanis in the action horror films Underworld: Evolution (2006) and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009).

Mackintosh received a British Academy Television Award nomination for his leading role in the BBC One television film Care (2000). His other notable roles were in the films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and The Land Girls (1998), as well as the first series of Luther (2010).

Early life[edit]

Mackintosh was born in Cambridge, England, the son of Dorothy Parris and Malcolm Mackintosh.[1] He attended Icknield Primary School in Sawston,[2] Sawston Village College and Dramawise Theatre School. He made his stage debut aged 12 at the Bush Theatre, London and then landed the lead role in the National Theatre production of Brighton Beach Memoirs.[3]



Mackintosh's first film appearance was in Prick Up Your Ears. He went on to star in Memphis Belle, Twelfth Night, and David Leland's Land Girls with Rachel Weisz and Anna Friel and co-starred with Rupert Graves in Different For Girls as a transgender woman. He played Winston in Guy Ritchie's film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. His other notable films include Roger Michell's The Mother, The Jacket, Good with Viggo Mortensen, Underworld: Evolution and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. He played Tony in Rupert Wyatt's feature The Escapist and Kertzer in Film 4's The Scouting Book For Boys. Mackintosh played Ivan Lewis in the big screen version of The Sweeney. He played Jack in Set Fire to the Stars with Elijah Wood and worked with Michael Caton Jones for the second time on his film Urban Hymn.


He played Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö's fictional police detective Martin Beck in the BBC Radio drama series The Martin Beck Killings.


Mackintosh played DS Winter in the 10 part series Lucky Man, created by Stan Lee for Carnival films and Sky TV. He played Robbo in From There to Here by BAFTA winning writer Peter Bowker for the BBC and played John Coniston in the acclaimed Inside Men for BBC 1. His other numerous credits include: Luther, Lost Christmas, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Buddha of Suburbia, Prime Suspect and Our Mutual Friend. Mackintosh won Best Actor at the Royal Television Society Awards and a Best Actor Nomination at the BAFTAs for his role in Care for the BBC. In recent years[when?] he has become a popular choice to narrate documentaries.[citation needed] He replaced Jamie Theakston to narrate the BBC police documentary, Traffic Cops. He also narrates on the documentary Aircrash Confidential from Discovery Communications and Saving Lives at Sea on BBC 2.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to the actress Lisa Jacobs. They have two daughters, Martha Mackintosh (born 1992) and Blythe Mackintosh (born 1996). He is a fan of Manchester United.



Year Film Role Notes
1987 Prick Up Your Ears Simon Ward
1990 Memphis Belle Stan the Rookie
1991 London Kills Me Muffdiver
1992 The Muppet Christmas Carol Fred, Scrooge's Nephew
1994 Princess Caraboo Harold
1995 The Grotesque Sidney Giblet
Blue Juice Josh Tambini
1996 Twelfth Night Sebastian
Different for Girls Kim Foyle Brussels International Film Festival - Best Actor
1997 It's Good to Talk Short
House of America Sid
1998 The Land Girls Joe Lawrence
It's Good to Talk Short film
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Winston
1999 The Criminal Jasper Rawlins
2000 Care Davy Younger BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Actor
RTS Television Award for Best Actor
Nominated — BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor
2001 Far from China Noah
2002 Eddie Loves Mary Short
2003 Strangers Morgan Short
The Mother Bobby
The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story Gunther Zeloty
The Tulse Luper Suitcases: Antwerp Gunther Zeloty
2004 The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea Gunther Zeloty
The Aryan Couple Eichmann
2005 The Jacket Dr Hopkins
The Secret Life of Words Doctor Sulitzer
2006 Underworld: Evolution Andreas Tanis
Rang de Basanti Mr McKinley Bollywood film
Small Engine Repair Bill
2007 First Born Steven
Sugarhouse Tom
2008 The Escapist Tony
Good Freddie
The Daisy Chain Tomas Conroy
2009 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Andreas Tanis
The Scouting Book for Boys Det. Insp. Kertzer
2011 The Great Ghost Rescue Brad
2012 Elfie Hopkins Michael
The Sweeney D.C.I. Ivan Lewis
2013 Z1 Guy Short film
Kick-Ass 2 Tommy's Dad
The Thirteenth Tale Dr Clifton
2014 Gold Gerry
The Jesus Mysteries Narrator Documentary
Set Fire to the Stars Jack
2015 Robot Overlords Danny
Bone in the Throat McDougal
A Song for Jenny Greg
Urban Hymn David Hinton
2017 Modern Life Is Rubbish Lenny
2019 Rocketman Stanley Dwight
2020 The Postcard Killings Rupert Pearce
2021 Calving' Gordon Short film


Year Film Role Notes
1983 Nanny Tony Episode: "The Home Front"
1984 See How They Run Willie Biggs TV film
1985 The Browning Version John Taplow TV film
Doctor Who Gazak Episode: "Timelash"
Summer Season Episode: "Broken Homes"
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 1334 Nigel Partridge 6 episodes
1987 The Diary of Anne Frank Peter Van Daan 3 episodes
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole Nigel Partridge 6 episodes
1988 Tickets for the Titanic Josh Episode: "Everyone's A Winner"
The Storyteller Lucky Episode: "The Luck Child"
1989 The Woman in Black Rolfe TV film
1990 Treasure Island Dick TV film
Surgical Spirit Martin Episode: "Something in the Air"
Screen One Episode: "News Hounds"
The Bill Tony Martin Episode: "Market Forces"
1991 Agatha Christie's Poirot Newsboy Episode: "The Plymouth Express"
Van Der Valk Koos Episode: "The Little Rascals"
Perfect Scoundrels Young Kirby Episode: "Ssh, You Know Who"
1992 Six Characters in Search of an Author The Brother TV film
Inspector Morse DS Cheetham Episode: "Absolute Conviction"
Between the Lines P.C. Fulford Episode: "Nothing Personal"
Ruth Rendell Mysteries Nicholas Virson Episode: "Kissing the Gunner's Daughter: Part 1"
1993 Maigret Jacques Patillon Episode: "Maigret and the Maid"
Screenplay Greg Episode: "Safe"
The Buddha of Suburbia Charlie Kay Miniseries
1994 Murder in Mind Simon TV film
A Dark-Adapted Eye Francis TV film
A Touch of Frost Dean Hoskins Episode: "Widows and Orphans"
The Chief Dean Mills Episode No.4.9
Cadfael Liliwin Episode: "The Sanctuary Sparrow"
The Return of the Native Diggory Venn TV film
Midnight Movie Bertie TV film
1996 Karaoke Waiter (Film) Miniseries (3 episodes)
Prime Suspect The Street TV film
1998 The Ebb-Tide Swanson TV film
Our Mutual Friend John Rokesmith/John Harmon Miniseries (4 episodes)
Undercover Heart Tom Howarth Miniseries
1999 Bad Blood Stephen Irving TV film
2000 Lady Audley's Secret Robert Audley TV film
2001 Sweet Revenge Sebastian Harper TV film
Swallow Stuart Collins 3 episodes
2002 The Many Trials of One Jane Doe Sean Dewart TV film
2003 The Other Boleyn Girl George Boleyn TV film
2004 England Expects Ray Knight TV film
2006 Shiny Shiny Bright New Hole in My Heart Jeremy TV film
The Amazing Mrs Pritchard Ian Pritchard 6 episodes
2007 The Beckoning Silence Narrator TV film
A Very British Sex Scandal Narrator TV film
2009 Criminal Justice D.I. Chris Sexton 5 episodes
The Queen Narrator 5 episodes
2010 Mo Peter Mandelson TV film
Luther D.C.I. Ian Reed 6 episodes
2011 Camelot Ewan Episode No.1.5
Aircrash Confidential Narrator 12 episodes
The Jury Paul Brierley 5 episodes
2012 Inside Men John 4 episodes
Horizon - How Big Is the Universe? Narrator Episode 4
2013 What Remains Kieron Moss TV series
2014 Autopsy: The Last Hours of Narrator 3 episodes
Operation Cloud Lab Miniseries
From There to Here Robbo TV series
2015 The Game Tom Mallory Episode Two
2016 Stan Lee's Lucky Man Detective Superintendent Winter 19 episodes
Traffic Cops Narrator Series 14
2017 The Halcyon Richard Garland 8 episodes
2018 Kiri Jim Warner Miniseries
Wanderlust Alan Richards 6 episodes
2020 Lawrence of Arabia: Britain's Great Adventurer Narrator TV documentary
Soulmates Brother Samson Episode: "Break on Through"
2021 Dalgliesh Wilfred Antsey "The Black Tower"
2022 The Pact Harry Series 2
The Confessions of Frannie Langton John Langton Minseries


  1. ^ "Steven Mackintosh Biography (1967-)". Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Actor Steven Mackintosh helps Icknield Primary School in Sawston to celebrate it's [sic] 40th anniversary". Haverhill Echo. 16 June 2012. Archived from the original on 23 June 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2017.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ Ross, Deborah (7 December 1998). "Interview: The sexiest bloke on the box". The Independent. Archived from the original on 25 May 2022. Retrieved 18 October 2017.

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