Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Malcolm McLaren | Pistol on FX

Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Malcolm McLaren

Thomas Brodie-Sangster portrays Malcolm McLaren. Malcolm, who went on to become a ground-breaking music producer and solo artist, is Fagin to Steve’s artful dodger. Although on a mission to sweep away the inequitable power structures of 1970s Britain, there is something of the toff (upper class) about him. Malcolm’s the closest thing Steve’s ever had to a father, and Steve cannot betray him; even when it’s in his best interests to do so.

Career Highlights

Variety’s 2018 Artist of Distinction, Brodie-Sangster’s critically acclaimed body of work is exceptionally diverse and spans across film, television and animation.

Brodie-Sangster recently joined John Mawson’s Unsinkable, an audio project with Brian Cox, John Malkovich, Harry Hamlin, Blair Redford and Paul Telfer. In 2021, he voiced “Firedrake” in the animated adaption of Cornelia Funke’s novel Dragon Rider, alongside Patrick Stewart, Felicity Jones and Freddie Highmore.

Critics praised his performance in as "Benny Watts” opposite Anya Taylor-Joy in Netflix’s 2021 Golden Globe® Award-winning limited series The Queen’s Gambit. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy® in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. The role reunited him with Godless director Scott Frank who directed, wrote and executive produced the series.

In 2018, he reprised the role of “Newt” in the third and final installment of The Maze Runner trilogy, directed by Wes Ball and adapted from the bestselling novels of the same name, alongside Dylan O’Brien, Ki Hong Lee, Will Poulter and Kaya Scodelario. In 2017, Brodie-Sangster starred in Netflix’s Godless, written and directed by Scott Frank, alongside Michelle Dockery, Jack O’Connell and Jeff Daniels.

In 2015, he took on the role of “Rafe Sadler” in the ambitious BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s award-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. The celebrated series by writer Peter Straughan was nominated for five Emmy Awards. He also voiced the character of “Gordon Tracy” in Thunderbirds Are Go for ITV and the character of “Ferb” in the animated television series Phineas and Ferb. From 2013 to 2014, he starred in the multi-award winning global hit Game of Thrones. He portrayed “Jojen Reed,” a recurring character in seasons three and four and spiritual guide of “Bran Stark” (Isaac Hempstead Wright). He appeared in Sam Taylor-Johnson’s BAFTA®-nominated biopic Nowhere Boy playing the young Paul McCartney in the story of John Lennon’s adolescent life.

Brodie-Sangster made his scene stealing film debut in 2003 in Richard Curtis’ beloved romantic comedy Love Actually. At the young age of 13, he quickly gained nominations for Best Supporting Actor, Musical or Comedy at the Satellite Awards; Best Performance in a Feature Film: Supporting Young Actor at the Young Artist Awards; and Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead of Supporting Role at the Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards. He was nominated for a Young Artist Award in both 2008 and 2007 for his roles in The Last Legion and Nanny McPhee, respectively.

Brodie-Sangster’s other notable feature film credits include Tristan + Isolde, Death of a Superhero, Bright Star, Hideaways, Albatross and The Baytown Outlaws. His television credits include the BBC adaptation of Stig of the Dump, Entrusted for which he won a Golden Nymph Award at the 2003 Monte-Carlo Television Festival, Feather Boy, Doctor Who (2007) and the BAFTA-winning series Accused.

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