Original Rocky Horror Actor Christopher Malcolm Passed Away | Fanboys Anonymous

Original Rocky Horror Actor Christopher Malcolm Passed Away

Posted by Caelan Dooley Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Christopher Malcolm, the actor who played the original Brad Majors in the stage production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, passed away on Saturday.

The original Brad Major in The Rocky Horror Picture Show stage production passed away
The Rocky Horror Picture Show stage production

His daughter, playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcom, confirmed the news on her Twitter, saying, "Today the world lost a beautiful, brilliant man. My dad Christopher Malcolm left peacefully and with dignity. He will always be my hero."

The Scottish actor originated the role of Brad Majors in the 1973 London production of Rocky Horror, playing the role of the newly-engaged fiancĂ© of Janet Weiss who takes refuge in the castle of the sweet transvestite, Dr. Frank-n-Furter.

The accomplished stage show went on to a film in 1975, with the role of Brad played by Barry Bostwick.

While Malcolm continuously worked with Rocky Horror, co-producing the new production of The Rocky Horror Show at the Piccadilly Theater in 1990, he became the director of the Rocky Horror Company Ltd., overseeing its UK and European tours throughout the 90s and early 2000s.

Following his success in theater, Malcom appeared in films such as Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back as Zev Senesca (Rogue 2), Labyrinth, and Highlander. He later went on to play Officer Vance Parker in Shock Treatment, the black-comedy musical film follow-up to the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

His cause of death has not been revealed. He was 67 years old.

What was your favorite film or production Christopher Malcolm was in? Let us know in the comment section below.
THIS POST WRITTEN BY: CAELAN DOOLEY

Caelan Dooley is a queer artist, activist, and writer, covering comics, tech, and video games. She regularly performs with the Rich Weirdoes, Orlando's Rocky Horror shadow cast. You can follow her on Twitter. Extended staff profile here.

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