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Michael Maloney

Michael Maloney

Maloney recently completed filming for Kisna in India. He has appeared in three films directed by Kenneth Branagh: Hamlet, portraying Laertes alongside Kate Winslet and Judi Dench; Henry V, as Charles Dauphin, and in the leading role of Joe Harper in A Midwinter's Tale. He has also played Rodrigo in Othello, starring Laurence Fishburne. Other feature highlights include director Anthony Minghella's romantic drama, Truly Madly Deeply, and recent foreign films Nouvelle France, Bienvenue au Gite, Sans Plombe, La Maschera and Hysteria.

On the small screen in the U.S., Maloney is most familiar to viewers from co-starring with Helen Mirren in the crime drama Painted Lady, and from appearances in the miniseries The Forsyte Saga (Series II)and The Jury. He was also in a recently screened Me and Mrs. Jones and in the Jim Henson-produced telefilm, Living with Dinosaurs. In addition he starred in What If It's Raining, a four-part series by Minghella, and has provided voice for an extensive list of radio and documentary productions.

In the United Kingdom, Maloney's television work runs the gamut from series to numerous made-for-television movies, including The Swap, starring as T.E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia: The Battle for the Arab World, Henry VIII, Twelfth Night, King, as Bob Cratchett in A Christmas Carol, Macbeth, Sex & Chocolate, Love on a Branch Line and The Last Place on Earth. His series work includes portraying Charles Dickens in Let's Write a Story, Believe Nothing and The Bell. He also starred as Peter Telford in Telford's Change. At the acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company, Maloney has been showcased in a rich variety of roles, including Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Hal in Henry IV (Parts 1 & 2), Derek in the title role, Edgar in King Lear, A Woman Killed by Kindness, Anthony & Cleopatra, The Tempest, Lear, The Roaring Girl and Macbeth. Additional theater credits include Mouth to Mouth, Sleuth, the title roles in Hamlet and Peer Gynt, Lewis Carroll in Alice's Adventures Underground, and Benjamin Brittain in Once in a While… Other plays in London include In Lambeth, All My Sons, Built on Sand, The London Cuckolds, Two Planks & a Passion, The Perfectionist, Can You Hear Me at the Back? and Taking Steps. Last fall he reprieved the role of Hamlet for director Yukio Ninagawa, playing a national U.K. tour and at London's The Barbican.

Maloney resides in London with his wife, Kim, and their baby daughter, Martha Rose.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Michael Maloney Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayJune 19, 1957 (60)
SignGemini
BirthplaceBury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Not available.