Alex Macqueen

Alexander Tulloch Macqueen (born 16th May 1974 Epsom, Surrey) is an English actor. He has appeared on television, film and radio in the UK in productions such as Holby City, Hut 33, Peep Show, The Thick of It, Keeping Mum, and The Inbetweeners. He also voiced an incarnation of The Master in various Doctor Who audio plays for Big Finish, starting 2012. He also was in The Durrells in Series 4.

Early life

Macqueen was educated at St John's School, Leatherhead,[1] and left to receive a first in English literature at Collingwood College, Durham University. He went on to study for a M.Phil at Pembroke College, Cambridge, graduating in 1998.[2]

Professional career

Macqueen was a member of the National Youth Theatre between 1992 and 1995, then trained as a barrister at the Middle Temple. He worked as a Business Affairs Executive for Granada International and has worked in the House of Commons with a member of the Culture & Media Select Committee, specifically working during the creation of the Broadcasting Act 1996.

He is perhaps best known for his recurring role as sarcastic consultant anaesthetist Keith Greene, appearing in 75 episodes of Holby City between May 2005 and July 2010.[3] He appeared as Julius Nicholson, the "blue-skies advisor" to the Prime Minister in political satire The Thick of It and as Sir Jonathan Tutt, British Ambassador to the UN, in the film In the Loop, both directed by Armando Iannucci.[3] He also appeared in the Comic Relief special of Mr. Bean in 2007 as the vicar.

He appeared as Kevin Sutherland (Neil's father) in E4's comedy, The Inbetweeners and as Howard, an anti-speed bump community campaigner in two episodes of BBC1's Outnumbered.[4][5]

Macqueen has appeared in television advertisements for Specsavers, Dell, and Utterly Butterly. He appeared in the Comedy Central/BBC collaboration, Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire, in which he played Barnabus, the sidekick to the Chancellor Dongalor, played by Matt Lucas. He starred as Roy Tunt in The Hide, which premiered on FilmFour in February 2009. He won the award for Best Actor at the Marbella Film Festival in 2009 for this role.[3]

Macqueen has appeared in a series of videos on YouTube as Clive Rudloe, a character who claims to be "the world's number one DJ". The videos are spoofs created by real-life DJs Above and Beyond.[6] In late 2009, he starred in several episodes of The News at Bedtime on BBC Radio 4, in a variety of supporting roles.[3]

In 2010, he appeared as the publisher Malcolm Dodds in Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. That year he also had a small role in the comedy film Four Lions. In 2011, he appeared in "The National Anthem", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror.[3]

In 2012, he appeared in a Doctor Who spin-off UNIT: Dominion, published by Big Finish Productions, in a role described as "the Other Doctor" who is revealed to be the Master. He reprised this role in 2014 for Dark Eyes 2, Dark Eyes 3 and Dark Eyes 4. He reprised the role again in 2016 alongside Geoffrey Beevers, who had played an earlier incarnation of the Master, in The Two Masters. He also appeared in a lead role as Edmund in Julia Davis' black period comedy Hunderby, opposite Davis and Alexandra Roach.[3]

He played the role of Hove in the 2015 BBC series Pompidou, starring alongside Matt Lucas. He played Luke, the senior doctor in the six-part ITV comedy The Delivery Man.[7]

In 2015, he also played the royal crier in Cinderella. In 2016, he appeared opposite Sir Michael Caine in the film Youth, and played the role of Patrick Jarvis MP in series 3 of Peaky Blinders.[3]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Emperor's Wife Dr. Lambroso
2005 Buried Alive N/A
2005 Keeping Mum Train Ticket Collector
2006 Dad Son Short film
2007 Magicians Stooge
2008 The Hide Roy Tunt
2008 Tu£sday Mr Jacobs
2009 In the Loop Sir Jonathan Tutt
2009 A Very British Cult Terry Short film
2010 Four Lions Malcolm Storge MP
2010 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Malcolm Dodds
2010 Bonded by Blood Prison Governor
2010 Bistro Waiter Short film
2011 Chalet Girl Macolm
2011 Anuvahood Edward
2011 The Inbetweeners Movie Kevin Sutherland
2011 Pitch Black Heist Isaac Short film
2012 Gambit Mr Dunlop
2013 I Give It a Year Minister
2013 Jack the Giant Slayer Tour Guide
2013 Dr Easy Superintendent Short film
2013 One Chance Dr Thorpe
2013 Too Leach Jeffrey Short film
2014 Fear of Water Charles
2014 Crocodile Andy Short film
2014 The Inbetweeners 2 Kevin Sutherland
2015 Slow West Rupert Cavendish
2015 Cinderella Royal Crier
2015 Dare to Be Wild Nigel Hogg
2015 Youth Queen's Emissary
2015 Not Sophie's Choice Daddy Short film
2015 Just Desserts Dennis Short film
2016 Domestic Policy N/A Short film
2017 The Intelligence Explosion: How to Stop a Robot from Turning Evil Dennis Short film
2017 Son of Perdition The Man Short film
2017 The Overcoat The VIP Short film
2018 Slaughterhouse Rulez Terrafrack Boss
2018 All Is True Sir Thomas Lucy
2019 Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans Sycophantus

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Keen Eddie Gates 1 episode
2004 Family Business Photographer 1 episode
2004 Murder City Ian Payne 1 episode
2004 Outlaws Clerk 2 episodes
2005 Dead Man Weds Scientist 1 episode
2005–10 Holby City Keith Greene 75 episodes
2005 Einstein's Big Idea Chater TV movie documentary
2005 Peep Show Jury Foreman 1 episode
2005–09 The Thick of It Julius Nicholson 5 episodes
2006 Mayo Administrator Mini-series
2006 All in the Game Dr Phelps TV movie
2006 Casualty Dr Keith Greene 1 episode
2006 The Wind in the Willows Clerk TV movie
2006–08 Pulling Ian 2 episodes
2007 The Afternoon Play Simon 1 episode
2007 The IT Crowd Vicar 1 episode
2007 Christmas at the Riviera Barry TV movie
2008 Delta Forever Alex 1 episode
2008 Trexx and Flipside Immigration Officer 1 episode
2008–10 The Inbetweeners Kevin Sutherland 5 episodes
2008 The Wrong Door Captain Justice 6 episodes
2008 Lead Balloon Brendan 1 episode
2009 Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire Barnabus 6 episodes
2009 Comedy Showcase Neil 1 episode
2010 Outnumbered Howard 2 episodes
2010 Hotel Trubble Z Dogg's Manager 1 episode
2010 The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Hotel Manager 2 episodes
2010 Miranda Librarian 1 episode
2011 Come Fly with Me Nut Allergy Passenger 1 episode
2011 Campus Bank Manager 1 episode
2011 Lewis Dr Julius Fisher 1 episode
2011 Rock & Chips Bernard Bird 1 episode
2011 Holy Flying Circus BBC Head of Rude Words
2011 Black Mirror Special Agent Callett 1 episode
2011 This Is England '88 Fay's Dad Mini-series
2012 The Cricklewood Greats Tim Dempsey TV movie
2012 Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story TV Director TV Movie
2012–15 Hunderby Edmund 10 episodes
2012 Mr Stink News reporter TV movie
2013 Plebs Brother Quintus 1 episode
2013 Playhouse Presents Marco 1 episode
2014 Trying Again Martin 6 episodes
2015 Pompidou Hove 6 episodes
2015 The Delivery Man Mr Luke Edward 6 episodes
2015 Together Ashley 6 episodes
2016 Drunk History: UK Hardy 1 episode
2016 Hoff the Record Kurt 1 episode
2016 Peaky Blinders Patrick Jarvis MP 3 episodes
2017 Hospital People Jeremy Lace 1 episode
2017 Babs Peter Charlesworth TV movie
2017 Eric, Ernie and Me Bill Cotton TV movie
2018 Silent Witness Guy Bernhardt 2 episodes
2018 High & Dry Newton 2 episodes
2018 Sally4Ever David 5 episodes
2019 Road to Brexit Charles Braxton TV movie
2019 The Durrells Colonel Ribbindane 1 episode

References

  1. "OJ Dinner 2018". St John's School.
  2. Profile, admin.cam.ac.uk; accessed 28 August 2017.
  3. "Macqueen profile". IMDb. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  4. "BBC One - Outnumbered, Series 3, Episode 3". BBC.
  5. "BBC One - Outnumbered, Series 3, Episode 6". BBC.
  6. Above & Beyond. YouTube. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  7. "The Delivery Man". presscentre. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
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