Malcolm Sinclair

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Malcolm Sinclair
Malcolm Sinclair at the STR Theatre Book Prize ceremony on 18 May 2011 at the Drury Lane Theatre, London.jpg
Sinclair in 2011
Born (1950-06-05) 5 June 1950 (age 71)
United Kingdom
Occupation Actor
Years active 1984–present

Malcolm Sinclair (born 5 June 1950) is an English stage and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as Assistant Chief Constable Freddy Fisher in the television series Pie in the Sky (1994–1997), although he has an extensive number of film, television and theatre roles to his credit. His brother is Keith Sinclair, the Bishop of Birkenhead.[1]


A former student of the University of Hull and Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, Sinclair has performed with theatre companies such as the Royal National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company. He has performed widely, both in Britain and internationally, in roles that have included Shakespeare (Hamlet, Malvolio), Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Ibsen and Noël Coward. In 2001 he won the Clarence Derwent Award for his role as Gavin Ryng-Maine in the Royal National Theatre's production of House/Garden. He was also nominated for an Olivier Award as best supporting actor for his performance as Major Miles Flack in Privates on Parade. Recently he has performed in a number of BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of the Agatha Raisin book series alongside Penelope Keith. Penelope Keith stars as Agatha, while Malcolm Sinclair portrays her neighbour James Lacey, who is also an object of Agatha's affection.

Selected credits

Television credits include:

Film credits include:

Radio credits include:

Stage credits include:


In July 2010 Sinclair was elected president of Equity, the actors' and performance professionals' trade union.[8]

Act for Change Project

In January 2014, after responding to a trailer for a new season of TV drama which failed to include a single BAME artist, the actor Danny Lee Wynter brought together a group of friends and colleagues, Ruth Wilson, Stephanie Street, Daniel Evans, Andy Pryor, Malcolm Sinclair, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Ony Uhiara, and Matthew Xia, to find a way to inspire change in TV drama. Together they wanted to send out the message that TV drama must reflect everyone regardless of race, gender, class, sexual orientation or disability. What started as a small handful of voices soon became the Act for Change project. In 2015 The Act For Change Project became a registered charity and in 2016, Malcolm Sinclair became an ambassador for the charity. [9]


  1. "Actor's long association with playwright". Sheffield Telegraph. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. BBC – Afternoon Play – Mr Bridger's Orphan
  3. BBC – The Saturday Play – Death at the Desert Inn
  4. BBC – A Bullet at Balmain's
  5. By Jeeves: The Songs – BBC Radio Adaptation, Alan Ayckbourn
  6. CastAlbums » By Jeeves » BBC Radio 2 Cast
  7. Shirley, Hugo (20 April 2012). "Der Freischütz, LSO, Barbican". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 20 April 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Hemley, Matthew (15 July 2010). "Malcolm Sinclair becomes Equity president". The Stage. London. Retrieved 15 July 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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