Christopher Malcolm Dies: Scottish Actor in Film, TV, Stage Was 67

Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 09:11 AM

By Michael Mullins

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Christopher Malcolm, the Scottish actor known for his roles in such films as "Highlander," "Spies Like Us," and "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back," died Saturday. He was 67.

His cause of death was not shared by his daughter, playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, who confirmed his passing on Saturday via Twitter.

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"Today the world lost a beautiful, brilliant man," she tweeted. "My dad Christopher Malcolm left peacefully and with dignity. He will always be my hero. X."

Over his nearly 40 year career acting, Malcolm had starred in more than 50 movies and TV shows.

Aside from his acting on the big screen, Malcolm was also known for his stage work, having played the character of Brad Majors in the original U.K. stage production of "The Rocky Horror Show" in 1973, reported.

Malcolm also produced several British theatre productions over the year including the musicals for Flashdance and Footloose, the BBC reported.

Upon hearing of his passing, several friends and colleagues of the much-loved Scottish actor expressed their condolences online.

"A very sad day," The Theatre Royal Stratford East posted on Twitter. "Our thoughts are with you all. Chris lead the way with #OWALWonstage. Very proud. He is deeply missed."

"Very sad to hear the news of the passing of Christopher Malcolm. We had a fabulously turbulent relationship & I liked & respected him a lot," wrote fellow actor Nathan Taylor. "I owe him so much, for believing in me, and giving me such a wonderful ride with #rockyhorror. Thank you Chris."

In an interview with Star Wars Interviews website last August, Malcolm said his biggest career achievement was "working both in front and behind the curtain," the BBC noted.

"I have had success as well as disappointing failures but overall I enjoyed them all, and made great friends throughout the industry here and around the world," Malcolm added.

Malcolm is survived by his wife, the actor Judy Lloyd, and his three children and grandson.

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