Steven Mackintosh

Steven Mackintosh
Born (1967-04-30) 30 April 1967
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
Occupation actor
Years active 1983—present
Spouse(s) Lisa Jacobs (1989–present)

Steven Mackintosh (born 30 April 1967) is an English actor. He has appeared in numerous film and television dramas and is perhaps best known for roles in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Land Girls and Luther.

Early life

Mackintosh was born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, the son of Dorothy Parris and Malcolm Mackintosh.[1] He attended Icknield Primary School in Sawston[2] and Sawston Village College. He made his stage debut aged 12 at the Bush Theatre, London and then landed the lead role in the National Theatre production of Brighton Beach Memoirs.[3][4]



Mackintosh's first film appearance was in Prick Up Your Ears. He went on to star in Memphis Belle, Twelfth Night, and David Leland's Land Girls with Rachel Weisz and Anna Friel. He played Winston in Guy Ritchie's film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. His other notable films include Roger Michell's The Mother, The Jacket, Good with Viggo Mortensen, Underworld: Evolution and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. He played Tony in Rupert Wyatt's feature The Escapist and Kertzer in Film 4's The Scouting Book For Boys. Mackintosh played Ivan Lewis in the big screen version of The Sweeney. He played Jack in Set Fire to the Stars with Elijah Wood and worked with Michael Caton Jones for the second time on his film Urban Hymn.


He played Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö's fictional police detective Martin Beck in the BBC Radio drama series The Martin Beck Killings.


Steven plays DS Winter in the 10 part series Lucky Man, created by Stan Lee for Carnival films and Sky TV. He played Robbo in From There to Here by BAFTA winning writer Peter Bowker for the BBC and played John Coniston in the acclaimed Inside Men for BBC 1. His other numerous credits include: Luther, Lost Christmas, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Buddha of Suburbia, Prime Suspect and Our Mutual Friend. Mackintosh won Best Actor at the Royal Television Society Awards and a Best Actor Nomination at the BAFTAs for his role in Care for the BBC. In recent years Steven has become a popular choice to narrate documentaries and he replaced Jamie Theakston to narrate the BBC police documentary, Traffic Cops.

Personal life

He has a sister, Lynda. He is married to the actress Lisa Jacobs and they have two daughters, Martha Mackintosh and Blythe Mackintosh.


Year Film Role Notes
1983 Nanny Tony TV series (1 episode: "The Home Front")
1984 See How They Run Willie Biggs TV film
1985 The Browning Version John Taplow TV film
Doctor Who Gazak TV series (1 episode: "Timelash: Part 1")
Summer Season TV series (1 episode: "Broken Homes")
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 1334 Nigel Partridge TV series (6 episodes)
1987 The Diary of Anne Frank Peter Van Daan TV series (3 episodes)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole Nigel Partridge TV series (6 episodes)
Prick Up Your Ears Simon Ward
1988 Tickets for the Titanic Josh TV series (1 episode: "Everyone's A Winner")
The Storyteller Lucky TV series (1 episode: "The Luck Child")
1989 The Woman in Black Rolfe TV film
1990 Treasure Island Dick TV film
Surgical Spirit Martin TV series (1 episode: "Something in the Air")
Screen One TV series (1 episode: "News Hounds")
Memphis Belle Stan the Rookie
The Bill Tony Martin TV series (1 episode: "Market Forces")
1991 Agatha Christie's Poirot Newsboy TV series (1 episode: "The Plymouth Express")
Van Der Valk Koos TV series (1 episode: "The Little Rascals")
Perfect Scoundrels Young Kirby TV series (1 episode: "Ssh, You Know Who")
London Kills Me Muffdiver
1992 Six Characters in Search of an Author The Brother TV film
Inspector Morse DS Cheetham TV series (1 episode: "Absolute Conviction")
Between the Lines P.C. Fulford TV series (1 episode: "Nothing Personal")
Ruth Rendell Mysteries Nicholas Virson TV series (1 episode: "Kissing the Gunner's Daughter: Part 1")
The Muppet Christmas Carol Fred, Scrooge's Nephew
1993 Maigret Jacques Patillon TV series (1 episode: "Maigret and the Maid")
Screenplay Greg TV series (1 episode: "Safe")
The Buddha of Suburbia Charlie Kay TV mini-series
1994 Murder in Mind Simon TV film
A Dark-Adapted Eye Francis TV film
A Touch of Frost Dean Hoskins TV series (1 episode: "Widows and Orphans")
The Chief Dean Mills TV series (1 episode: "Episode No.4.9")
Cadfael Liliwin TV series (1 episode: "The Sanctuary Sparrow")
Princess Caraboo Harold
The Return of the Native Diggory Venn TV film
Midnight Movie Bertie TV film
1995 The Grotesque Sidney Giblet
Blue Juice Josh Tambini
1996 Karaoke Waiter (Film) TV mini-series (3 episodes)
Twelfth Night Sebastian
Prime Suspect The Street TV film
Different for Girls Karl/Kim Foyle Brussels International Film Festival - Best Actor
1997 Its Good to Talk Short
House of America Sid
1998 The Land Girls Joe Lawrence
The Ebb-Tide Swanson TV film
Our Mutual Friend John Rokesmith/John Harmon TV mini-series (4 episodes)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Winston
Undercover Heart Tom Howarth TV mini-series
1999 Bad Blood Stephen Irving TV film
The Criminal Jasper Rawlins
2000 Lady Audley's Secret Robert Audley TV film
Care Davy Younger BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Actor
RTS Television Award for Best Actor
Nominated — BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor
2001 Far From China Noah
Sweet Revenge Sebastian Harper TV film
Swallow Stuart Collins TV series (3 episodes)
2002 The Many Trials of One Jane Doe Sean Dewart TV film
Eddie Loves Mary Short
2003 Strangers Morgan Short
The Other Boleyn Girl George Boleyn TV film
The Mother Bobby
The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story Gunther Zeloty
The Tulse Luper Suitcases: Antwerp Gunther Zeloty
2004 The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea Gunther Zeloty
England Expects Ray Knight TV film
The Aryan Couple Eichmann
2005 The Jacket Dr. Hopkins
The Secret Life of Words Doctor Sulitzer
2006 Underworld: Evolution Tanis
Rang de Basanti Mr. McKinley Bollywood film
Shiny Shiny Bright New Hole in My Heart Jeremy TV film
Small Engine Repair Bill
The Amazing Mrs Pritchard Ian Pritchard TV series (6 episodes)
2007 The Beckoning Silence Narrator TV film
First Born Steven
A Very British Sex Scandal Narrator TV film
Sugarhouse Tom
2008 The Escapist Tony
Good Freddie
The Daisy Chain Tomas Conroy
2009 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Tanis
The Scouting Book for Boys Det. Insp. Kertzer
Criminal Justice D.I. Chris Sexton TV series (5 episodes)
The Queen Narrator TV series (5 episodes)
2010 Mo Peter Mandelson TV film
Luther D.C.I. Ian Reed TV series (6 episodes)
2011 The Great Ghost Rescue Brad post-production
Camelot Ewan TV series (1 episode: "Episode No.1.5")
Aircrash Confidential Narrator TV series (12 episodes)
Elfie Hopkins Michael post-production
The Jury Paul Brierley TV series (5 episodes)
2012 Inside Men John TV series (4 episodes)
Horizon - How Big is the Universe? Narrator Horizon - TV Series. Episode 4.
The Sweeney D.C.I. Ivan Lewis Film
2013 Kick-Ass 2 Tommy's Dad Film
What Remains Kieron Moss TV Series
The Thirteenth Tale Dr Clifton Film
2014 Autopsy: The Last Hours Of Narrator TV series (3 episodes)
Gold Gerry
The Jesus Mysteries Narrator Documentary
Operation Cloud Lab TV mini-series
From There to Here Robbo TV Series
Set Fire to the Stars Jack Feature Film
2015 Robot Overlords Danny
The Game Tom Mallory TV series (1 episode: "Episode Two")
Bone In The Throat McDougal
A Song for Jenny Greg
Urban Hymn David Hinton
2016 Stan Lee's Lucky Man Detective Superintendent Winter TV series (8 episodes)


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