Malcolm McDowell

Malcolm McDowell

McDowell in 2008, photo by

Birth Name: Malcolm John Taylor

Place of Birth: Wharfedale, Yorkshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 13 June, 1943

Ethnicity: English, small amount of Scottish and Irish

Malcolm McDowell¬†is an English actor. He is known for playing Alex DeLarge in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange (1971), as well as for his roles in if…., Time After Time, Star Trek Generations, and South Park‘s Pip, among many other performances.

Malcolm is the son of Edna (McDowell) and Charles Taylor. His nephew is actor Alexander Siddig. Malcolm is married to Kelley Kuhr. He has two children, including film director and writer Charlie McDowell, with his former wife, American actress Mary Steenburgen; and three children with Kelley. Charlie is married to British and American actress Lily Collins.

Malcolm’s paternal grandfather was Frederick Taylor (the son of Charles Taylor and Margaret Reid). Frederick was born in Liverpool, Lancashire. Charles was the son of John Taylor and Sophia Collis.

Malcolm’s paternal grandmother was named Louisa Tyrer. Louisa was born in Liverpool, Lancashire.

Malcolm’s maternal grandfather was Albert Edward McDowell (the son of John Albert McDowell and Mary Jane Sarah Morley). Albert was born in Halifax, Yorkshire. John was born in Brazil, the son of John McDowall, who was born on Malew, Isle of Man, with Scottish roots; and of Maria Pickles, who was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire. Mary Jane was born on Gibraltar, the daughter of Thomas Morley, who was born in Wakefield, and of Mary Ann Cole, who was born in Limerick, Ireland, with an English and Irish parentage.

Malcolm’s maternal grandmother was Ellen Spencer (the daughter of John Greenwood Spencer and Sarah Hannah Halliday). Ellen was born in Bradford, Yorkshire West Riding. John was the son of Elizabeth Hodgson.

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