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Also Known As: Stephen Mackintosh Died:
Born: April 30, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cambridge, England, GB Profession: actor

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This wiry blond English actor has excelled in character roles, playing everything from villains to a transsexual. Born and raised in rural Cambridge, England, Steven Mackintosh began acting as a child in local theatricals. At the age of 12, he was tapped for his professional debut in a play at London's Bush Theatre in which he played "this beast of a child who swore and cursed at everyone." Soon thereafter, the teen was cast as Nigel, the glue-sniffing, exercised-obsessed pal of the title character in "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4." Mackintosh's career received a further boost when he landed the role of Eugene Jerome in the London premiere of Neil Simon's autobiographical "Brighton Beach Memoirs."Inevitably films beckoned. The actor made his debut in a bit part as actor Simon Ward in the Joe Orton biopic "Prick Up Your Ears" (1987) and appeared as a rookie crewman in "Memphis Belle" (1990). Alternating between films and TV, Mackintosh has created a gallery of fascinating characters ranging from a drug dealer in "London Kills Me" (1991) to a glam rocker in the 1993 BBC miniseries "The Buddha of Suburbia" to a psychopath known as 'The Street' in "Prime Suspect 5: Errors in Judgment"...

This wiry blond English actor has excelled in character roles, playing everything from villains to a transsexual. Born and raised in rural Cambridge, England, Steven Mackintosh began acting as a child in local theatricals. At the age of 12, he was tapped for his professional debut in a play at London's Bush Theatre in which he played "this beast of a child who swore and cursed at everyone." Soon thereafter, the teen was cast as Nigel, the glue-sniffing, exercised-obsessed pal of the title character in "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4." Mackintosh's career received a further boost when he landed the role of Eugene Jerome in the London premiere of Neil Simon's autobiographical "Brighton Beach Memoirs."

Inevitably films beckoned. The actor made his debut in a bit part as actor Simon Ward in the Joe Orton biopic "Prick Up Your Ears" (1987) and appeared as a rookie crewman in "Memphis Belle" (1990). Alternating between films and TV, Mackintosh has created a gallery of fascinating characters ranging from a drug dealer in "London Kills Me" (1991) to a glam rocker in the 1993 BBC miniseries "The Buddha of Suburbia" to a psychopath known as 'The Street' in "Prime Suspect 5: Errors in Judgment" (PBS, 1997). One of his best roles, however, was as the transsexual Kim (formerly Karl) in "Different for Girls" (1996), playing up the ordinariness of the character and avoiding camp. More recently, the actor excelled as a rural farm worker who dreams of enlisting as a pilot in the WWII-era "The Land Girls" and offered an amusing turn as the owner of a cannabis factory in "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" (both 1998). On British TV, Mackintosh headlined two impressive 1998 miniseries, offering strong characterizations as the long-suffering John Rokesmith in "Our Mutual Friend" and as the husband in a crumbling marriage in "Undercover Heart."

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 Urban Hymn (2017)
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 Gold (2014)
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 Sweeney, The (2013)
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 Daisy Chain, The (2010)
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1994:
Appeared as Diggery Vann in the CBS "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production "The Return of the Native"
1996:
Cast as Sebastian in Trevor Nunn's film version of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"
1998:
Co-starred in the British TV adaptation of Dickens' "Our Mutual Friend"
1992:
Played featured role in "London Kills Me", directed by Hanif Kureishi
1996:
Played the villianous 'The Street' in "Prime Suspect 5: Errors in Judgment" (PBS)
2004:
Cast in the drama "The Aryan Couple"
1998:
Portrayed a farm worker who romances the titular "Land Girls"
2006:
Starred opposite Kate Beckinsale in Len Wiseman's "Underworld: Evolution"
1983:
West End debut in the stage musical "Bugsy Malone", based on the Alan Parker film
2000:
Co-starred with Julia Ormand in the London production of "My Zinc Bed", written by David Hare
1987:
Film debut in bit role as actor Simon Ward in "Prick Up Your Ears"
1980:
London stage debut at age 13 in "The Name of the Beast" at the Bush Theatre (date approximate)
1993:
Played a glam-rock singer in the BBC miniseries "The Buddha of Suburbia", adapted by Hanif Kureishi
1999:
Played an out of work musician who becomes a murder suspect in "The Criminal"; shown at the London Film Festival
1986:
Starred as Eugene Jerome in the London production of Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs"
2004:
Starred in the drama "The Mother"
1990:
Was a member of the ensemble of "Memphis Belle"
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As a child, appeared in local stage productions in Cambridge
1996:
Delivered a superb performance as a transsexual in "Different for Girls" (released theatrically in the USA in 1997)
1985:
Featured in the British TV production "The Browning Version"
1998:
Had featured roles as a drug dealer in "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels"
2000:
Had leading role in the ITCV production "Lady Audley's Secret"
1985:
Had recurring role on "The Secret Diaries of Adrian Mole" as Adrian's glue-sniffing friend Nigel
1998:
Starred in the six-part British TV drama "Undercover Heart", which examined the break-up of a marriage
1988:
US TV debut, had title role of "The Luck Child" in an episode of "The Storyteller" (NBC)
1986:
Was member of The National Theatre
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Education

Hills Road Sixth Form College: -
The Sylvia Young Theatre School: -
Sawston Village College: - 1979
The Middle School Hall: - 1980

Notes

"He is a complete chameleon. He never brings himself to the role. He's defintiely a receiver--he soaks up characters like blotting paper. I can't praise him highly enough." --British producer Phillipa Giles ("Our Mutual Friend"), quoted in the London Times, September 5, 1998,

"I don't believe in chasing things too hard or being on a treadmill. My work's always been better and more enjoyable when I've had another life in between, There's danger you can lose enthusiasm. A certain lethargy can creep into your work." --Steven Mackintosh quoted in Los Angeles Times, September 18. 1997.

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wife:
Lisa Jacobs. Actor. Met in 1986 when they acted together; married in 1989.

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daughter:
Martha Mackintosh. Born c. 1992.
daughter:
Blythe Mackintosh. Born c. 1996.

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