An Evening with Malcolm Sinclair: Actor and President of Equity UK


For an entertaining and fascinating insight into the life of a successful actor on stage and screen, An Evening with Malcolm Sinclair is not to be missed.

With a career spanning four decades and covering theatre, film, television and radio, the much-loved English thespian has built up an enviable reputation in the industry.

Famed for numerous roles, including Assistant Chief Constable Freddy Fisher in the popular BBC hit Pie in the Sky, he has acted alongside some of the greatest actors and actresses this country has produced.

And after eight years as the president of trade union Equity, his wealth of knowledge and experience also sees him shape the future of the industry for the next generation.

Now, Malcolm is set to recount some of his most entertaining stories and anecdotes from over the years for the first time – and take part in a live Q&A – at Medway Little Theatre, Rochester, on 28th January, 2018.

He said: “People who come along will get an insight into what it’s like to be a successful actor – rather than a movie star.

“They will learn about the different ways theatre, TV and film have changed over the last 35 years and how the industry is changing further still, through digitalisation.

“You get to a position when you realise you’ve done quite a bit and seen a lot of changes, and it’s like the last line of the History Boys (of which Malcolm starred as the ‘headmaster’ on Broadway and at the National Theatre) ‘pass it on boys, pass it on.’”

Malcolm’s successful career has seen him perform with theatre companies such as the Royal National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company and star in roles that have included Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, both in Britain and abroad.

While he was a well-loved regular on Pie in the Sky, other television shows he has appeared on include BBC’s Silk, Midsomer Murders, A Touch of Frost and Foyle’sWar. Film credits include Casino Royale, V for Vendetta and The Man Who Knew Infinity.

Malcolm won the Clarence Derwent Award for his role as Gavin Ryng-Maine in the Royal National Theatre’s production of House/Garden – and he was also nominated for an Olivier Award as best supporting actor for his performance as Major Miles Flack in Privates on Parade.

And with a long and illustrious career, he promises to entertain the Rochester audience with some of his funniest anecdotes – that will certainly include a ‘name-drop’ or two!

He added: “I want the show to be fun. I’ve played all sorts of roles from Hamlet to Captain Hook, but then there is the side that has seen me take on the role of president of Equity, which has its own stories.

“I’m lucky enough to have been able to earn a good living doing this – and have worked with some marvellous people like Sir Ian McKellen, Maggie Steed and Rowan Atkinson. This evening is about the ‘nuts and bolts’ of what it’s like to be an actor – and what I’ve learnt from it.”

An Evening with Malcolm Sinclair is presented by events promoter Paul Doust, who will be putting on similar shows in the future with other well-known names.

Tickets are £14.50 each and expected to be in high demand.

Doors open at 7.30pm and the show, which is not suitable for children, starts at 8pm.

Tickets can be booked online at

Seats can also be reserved by phone on 0333 666 3366 (telephone bookings attract a £1.50 telephone service fee per transaction).

Please note: Medway Little Theatre MUST NOT be contacted about tickets or the show.