ONE OF THE FINEST actors in Great Britain, Patrick Malahide
has created characters as diverse as the embittered and scholarly Reverend Casaubon in
Middlemarch; the dashing and
aristocratic Inspector Roderick Alleyn in Ngaio Marsh's Alleyn Mysteries;
related but distinct characterizations of the antagonist in Dennis
Potter's exploration of the mind, The Singing Detective; the
rakish Mr. Jingle in The Pickwick Papers; and the classic plodding
Detective Chisholm in the smash hit Minder. Perhaps less well
known to an international audience is Malahide's extensive 30-year stage career as both
actor and director. In addition to his many leading roles in television and film, he has appeared in over 65 plays by such playwrights as
Shakespeare, Pinter, Strindberg, and Chekhov. Two one-man shows -
and the world premiere of In the Ruins - drew unanimous
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