Malcolm is an actor, writer, director and composer who is well known to Radio 4 audiences for his long-running role (21 years) as Graham Ryder in The Archers. As a composer, Malcolm’s work includes: Travels with My Aunt (Chocolate Factory); The Madness of George III (Apollo); When We Are Married (Garrick, Olivier Award nomination for Best Revival); The History Boys (West Yorkshire Playhouse); While the Sun Shines (Theatre Royal Bath); Hay Fever (Minneapolis); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Leicester Haymarket); plus national tours of Single Spies, The Lady in the Van, Blue/Orange and Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime. He has also written the book, music and lyrics for: The Good Companions (Bristol Old Vic); The Wild Party and Hard Times (Tobacco Factory). Malcolm has composed scores for more than fifty dramas for BBC Radio including The Pickwick Papers, Barnaby Rudge, The Old Curiosity Shop, Time and the Conways, Tom and Viv, Still Life, Some Tame Gazelle, The Carlingford Chronicles, Toad of Toad Hall, The Cry of the Bittern, In Singapore, The Schoolmistress, The Rivals and The Country Wife starring Sir Michael Hordern.
Malcolm has written sixteen scripts for Radios 3 and 4, including adaptations of The Comedy of Errors, Grand Hotel, Oh What A Lovely War, Five Children and It, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, The Wild Party and Coward’s Tonight at 8.30. He has also been a script writer and music arranger on the Radio 2 series Friday Night Is Music Night and Carols and Brass. Theatre credits as writer/director include: The Shakespeare Revue (RSC, West End, Off-Broadway); An Actor’s Life For Me and Crackers & Spice (Bristol Old Vic); Masterpieces (Birmingham Rep); Love etc (Bucharest); The Masque of Summer (Florence); A Viennese Christmas Gala (British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra); The Kit-Kat Club (Bloomsbury Ballroom); The Cocktail Hour (Tate Britain) starring Penelope Keith; and - for HRH The Prince of Wales - A Marvellous Party starring Patricia Routledge and Patrick Stewart (Highgrove and St James’s Palace).
Malcolm has written and staged over sixty shows for corporate events in historic venues including: Carlton Hotel, Cannes; Palazzo Corsini, Florence; Chateau de Groussay, Paris; Royal Courts of Justice; Hampton Court Palace; Kensington Palace; Imperial War Museum; Shakespeare's Globe; and Kew Gardens. He is Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Revue Company which has played to audiences in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, Malibu, Phoenix, Bucharest, Cairo, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Festival appearances include: San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Bath Shakespeare Festival, Cambridge History Festival, Three Choirs Festival, Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival, Cheltenham Literature Festival, and in San Antonio, Texas, headlining Shakespeare in the Park. The Company has a long association with cruise line Swan Hellenic; and thirty-six voyages have taken them to over 60 countries, from Aruba to Zanzibar.