Steven Mackintosh

Steven Mackintosh

Highest Rated: 94% Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

Lowest Rated: 0% Elfie Hopkins (2012)

Birthday: Apr 30, 1967

Birthplace: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

With the blond, knowing looks of a choir boy gone wrong and a resumé boasting some of the more offbeat films and television series of the last decade, British actor Steven Mackintosh is one of the more versatile and unpredictable actors on either side of the Atlantic. Although largely unknown in the United States, Mackintosh has worked steadily in his native England since his first role at the age of 13.Born in Cambridge in 1967, Mackintosh got his start on the stage but segued into television in 1985, with parts in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 and The Browning Version. After touring with the National Theatre Company for two years, Mackintosh won his first screen role in 1987, as a minor character in the critically acclaimed story of playwright Joe Orton, Prick Up Your Ears. After secondary parts in two more features, 1989's Treasure Island and 1990's Memphis Belle, Mackintosh landed a leading role in Hanif Kureishi's London Kills Me (1991). Mackintosh, in his role as a hustler by the name of Muffdiver, was one of the odder and thornier aspects of an odd and thorny film. The actor's off-kilter versatility was further displayed via performances in subsequent films and television miniseries such as Roger Michell's 1993 miniseries The Buddha of Suburbia; Dennis Potter's final project, the comedy spoof Midnight Movie (1994); and an obscure 1995 film called The Grotesque, co-starring Alan Bates and Sting.In 1996, Mackintosh came to the attention of American art house audiences, first with his turn as Sebastian in Trevor Nunn's lavish screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Co-starring Helena Bonham Carter, Richard E. Grant, and Nigel Hawthorne, the film received favorable reviews which nicely complemented those garnered by Mackintosh's other outing, Different for Girls. Mackintosh co-starred with Rupert Graves as a prim transsexual in the comedy, which was remarkable for both its complex subject matter and the honesty with which such matter was dealt. The release of the film in such close context with that of Twelfth Night also gave Mackintosh further opportunity to display his startling flexibility, something he did again the following year with the World War II drama The Land Girls. After his turn as an amorous farmer, Mackintosh characteristically went in a completely different direction, with his hilarious portrayal of a ne'er-do-well pot grower in the 1998 film Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. The film, which was equal parts Quentin Tarantino and testosterone, was a smash hit in Britain, and made another offbeat addition to Mackintosh's already diverse resumé.

Highest Rated Movies



24% The Postcard Killings Rupert Pearce 2020
89% Rocketman Stanley 2019
33% Modern Life Is Rubbish Lenny 2018
58% Urban Hymn Actor 2017
No Score Yet A Song for Jenny Greg Nicholson 2015
61% Robot Overlords Danny 2015
58% Set Fire To The Stars Jack $4.8K 2015
No Score Yet The Thirteenth Tale Dr Clifton 2014
67% Gold Gerry 2014
32% Kick-Ass 2 Tommy's Dad $28.9M 2013
45% The Sweeney Ivan Lewis $26.8K 2013
0% Elfie Hopkins Michael 2012
No Score Yet Lost Christmas Henry 2011
No Score Yet The Great Ghost Rescue Actor 2011
57% The Scouting Book for Boys Det Insp Kertzer 2009
30% Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans Arnaud Tanis $45.9M 2009
32% Good Freddie 2008
No Score Yet The Beckoning Silence Actor 2008
64% The Escapist Tony 2008
29% Sugarhouse Tom 2007
88% Small Engine Repair Bill 2007
No Score Yet First Born Steven 2007
No Score Yet The Daisy Chain Tomas 2007
69% The Secret Life of Words Dr. Sulitzer 2006
17% Underworld: Evolution Tanis $62.4M 2006
12% The Aryan Couple, (The Couple) Adolf Eichmann 2005
44% The Jacket Dr. Hopkins $6.3M 2005
78% The Mother Bobby $0.8M 2004
No Score Yet The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part III - From Sark to Finish Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part II - Vaux to the Sea Gunther Zeloty 2004
No Score Yet The Other Boleyn Girl George Boleyn 2003
No Score Yet The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story Gunther Zeloty 2003
33% The Criminal Jasper Rawlins 2002
No Score Yet Lady Audley's Secret Actor 2000
75% Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Winston 1999
No Score Yet Our Mutual Friend John Harmon 1999
76% Twelfth Night Sebastian 1998
61% The Land Girls Joe 1998
No Score Yet The Ebb-Tide Swanson 1998
48% Different for Girls Kim Foyle 1997
No Score Yet House of America Sid 1997
No Score Yet Blue Juice Jsoh Tambini 1995
No Score Yet Grave Indiscretion Sidney Giblet 1995
No Score Yet The Return of the Native Diggory Venn 1994
63% Princess Caraboo Harold 1994
No Score Yet Mystery! - A Dark Adapted Eye Francis 1994
No Score Yet Buddha of Suburbia Charlie Kay 1993
76% The Muppet Christmas Carol Fred 1992
No Score Yet London Kills Me Muffdiver 1991
67% Memphis Belle Stan, the Rookie 1990
No Score Yet Treasure Island (Devil's Treasure) Dick 1990
94% Prick Up Your Ears Simon Ward 1987
No Score Yet England Expects Actor


No Score Yet Saving Lives at Sea
Narrator 2019
No Score Yet Stan Lee's Lucky Man
DSI Alistair Winter 2018
71% Wanderlust
Alan Richards 2018
60% The Halcyon
95% The Game
Tom Mallory 2014
88% Inside Men
John 2012
88% Luther
Det. Chief Insp. Ian Reed 2010
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Ian Pritchard 2007
No Score Yet Mystery!
Cheetham Robert Petillon 2000
94% Kiri
Jim Warner
100% Prime Suspect
The Street
No Score Yet Timeshift


Paul Prentice says: I am straight, you know.

Kim Foyle says: So am I.

Kim Foyle says: I don't miss it. I never really wanted it. It was a growth coming out of me.That's how you deal with growths. You get rid of them. Well, it was ugly. It was all wrong. Just everything felt wrong and it always had done.