MALCOLM MCDOWELL is arguably among the most dynamic and inventive of world-class actors, yet also one capable of immense charm, humor and poignancy. McDowell has created a gallery of iconic characters since catapulting to the screen as Mick Travis, the rebellious upperclassman in Lindsay Anderson's prize-winning sensation, If... His place in movie history was subsequently secured when Stanley Kubrick finally found the actor he was searching for to play the gleefully amoral Alex in A Clockwork Orange; when McDowell himself conceived the idea for Mick Travis' further adventures in Anderson's Candid-like masterpiece, O Lucky Man!; and when he wooed Mary Steenburgen and defeated Jack the Ripper as the romantically inquisitive H.G. Wells in, Time After Time. New fans have been won over by his tyrannical Soran (the destroyer of Capt. Kirk) in Star Trek: Generations; his Machiavellian Mr. Roarke in Fantasy Island and his comically pompous professor Steve Pynchon in the critically hailed CBS television series, Pearl.
In late 2011, Malcolm was seen in the Academy Award winning silent film sensation, The Artist. In 2012, Amy Heckerling’s Vamps with Sigourney Weaver and Alicia Silverstone followed, as did Silent Hill Revelation: 3D, and alongside Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek in the film, Some Kind of Beautiful. The same year, Malcolm was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
McDowell's distinctive motion picture characterizations include: Royal Flash, Cat People, Tank Girl, Figures in a Landscape, The Raging Moon, Sunset, Caligula, Cross Creek and Britannia Hospital. On television, McDowell continued his recurring appearances as Terence on the hit HBO series, Entourage, as Linderman on NBC’s Heroes, Darren Vogel on CSI: Miami, and his long stint as Bret Stiles on the hit show The Mentalist. Malcolm also starred in his own show Franklin & Bash as Stanton Infeld. Franklin & Bash’s debut success and high ratings resulted in four successful seasons. In December of 2014, Malcolm was seen again as a series regular on Amazon’s hit show, Mozart in the Jungle. The show's success won it two Golden Globes, for Best Actor in a Comedy Series (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Best Comedy Series. In 2019 McDowell was cast again as a series regular in the Simon Pegg/Nick Frost penned show, Truth Seekers.