Christopher Malcolm

Christopher Malcolm was a Scottish actor best known for his involvement in the first theater production of "The Rocky Horror Show" (1973) and his roles in "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) and ... Read more »

Born: 08/18/1946 in Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, GB

Filmography

Actor (26)

Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary Special 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Absolutely Fabulous 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Absolutely Fabulous: The Last Shout 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Absolutely Fabulous 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Eat the Rich 1988 (Movie)

Steinbeck (Actor)

Whoops Apocalypse 1988 (Movie)

Gallagher (Actor)

Highlander 1986 (Movie)

Kirk Matunas (Actor)

Labyrinth 1986 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

King David 1985 (Movie)

Doeg (Actor)

Rustler's Rhapsody 1985 (Movie)

Jud (Actor)

Spies Like Us 1985 (Movie)

Jumpmaster (Actor)

Lassiter 1984 (Movie)

Quaid (Actor)

Superman III 1983 (Movie)

1st Miner (Actor)

Reds 1981 (Movie)

CLP Party Member (Actor)

Shock Treatment 1981 (Movie)

Vance Parker (Actor)

The Empire Strikes Back 1980 (Movie)

Zev--Rogue 2 (Actor)

The Dogs of War 1979 (Movie)

Baker (Actor)

Force 10 From Navarone 1978 (Movie)

Rogers (Actor)

The Adventures of Barry McKenzie 1971 (Movie)

Sean (Actor)

Welcome to the Club 1970 (Movie)

Private Henry Hoe (Actor)

Figures in a Landscape 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Desperados 1969 (Movie)

Gregg (Actor)

Terror From Within (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Days of Patton (TV Show)

Actor

The Spiral Staircase (TV Show)

Actor

The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Christopher Malcolm was a Scottish actor best known for his involvement in the first theater production of "The Rocky Horror Show" (1973) and his roles in "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) and "Absolutely Fabulous" (BBC One 1992-2012). Although he was born on August 19, 1946 in Aberdeen, Scotland, Malcolm and his family immigrated to British Columbia just a few years after he was born. He displayed an earnest interest in acting and he eventually enrolled at the University of British Columbia where he studied theater. His start as an actor began at the Royal Shakespeare Academy, where he appeared in numerous productions over the span of two years from 1966-68. He first gained notice when he starred as the straitlaced Brad Majors in the first production of the groundbreaking stage musical "The Rocky Horror Show" in 1973. While he continued focusing on stage work, Malcolm also began to develop a film career. Fans of George Lucas' science fantasy series "Star Wars" recognized Malcolm as one of the rebel fighters who went up against the massive Imperial AT-ATs Walkers in "The Empire Strikes Back." He also appeared alongside other notable actors in massive blockbusters, such as Christopher Reeve in "Superman III" (1983), a young Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie in the fantasy hit "Labyrinth" (1986), and Sean Connery in Russell Mulcahy's original "Highlander" (1986). Malcolm also worked on several British television series, most notably as Justin, the gay ex-husband of Jennifer Saunders' character Edina in the hit sitcom "Absolutely Fabulous," a recurring role he revisited throughout the show's several revivals and specials. On February 15, 2014, Malcolm died cancer at the age of 67. He was survived by his wife, Judy, and their three children.

EDUCATION

University of British Columbia

Milestones

1992

Recurring role as Jennifer Saunder's ex-husband in "Absolutely Fabulous"

1986

Played Kirk Matunas in "Highlander"

1986

Starred as Jennifer Connelly's father in "Labyrinth"

1983

Appeared alongside Christopher Reeve in "Superman III"

1980

Played a rebel fighter in "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back"

1973

Played Brad Majors in the first stage production of "The Rocky Horror Show"

1968

Feature film debut in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

1966

Began professional acting career at the Royal Shakespeare Company

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