Patrick Malahide

Patrick Malahide
Born Patrick Gerald Duggan
(1945-03-24) 24 March 1945
Reading, Berkshire, England
Nationality British
Occupation Actor
Years active 1975–present

Patrick Gerald Duggan (born 24 March 1945), known as Patrick Malahide, is a British actor who has played a large number of film and television roles. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Detective Sergeant Albert Chisholm in the popular TV series Minder and as Balon Greyjoy in HBO series Game of Thrones.

Personal life

Malahide was born in Reading, Berkshire, the son of Irish immigrants, his mother, a cook and father, a school secretary.[1] He was educated at Douai School, Woolhampton, Berkshire.[2]


He made his television debut in 1976, in an episode of The Flight of the Heron, then in single episodes of Sutherland's Law and The New Avengers (1976) and ITV Playhouse (1977). He was then in an adaptation of The Eagle of the Ninth, and his first film was Sweeney 2 in the following year. In 1979 he began a nine-year stint as Detective Sergeant Albert "Cheerful Charlie" Chisholm in the popular TV series Minder.

Since then, he has become a familiar face to screen audiences, often playing villains. His television appearances have included dramas such as The Singing Detective (1986) and Middlemarch (1994), and he played Ngaio Marsh's Inspector Roderick Alleyn in a 1993–94 series. His films include Comfort and Joy (1984), A Month in the Country (1987) and Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001). In 1999, he made a small appearance in the introduction to the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough as a Swiss banker named Lachaise working in Bilbao. He played Mr. Ryder in the 2008 film adaptation of Brideshead Revisited, and from 2012 to 2016 portrayed Balon Greyjoy, the father of Theon Greyjoy, in the TV series Game of Thrones.


Year Title Role Other notes
2015–2016 Indian Summers Lord Willingdon TV series
2015 Luther George Cornelius 4th Season - TV series
2012 Hunted Jack Turner TV series
2012 Endeavour Richard Lovell TV film
2012 The Paradise Lord Glendenning TV series
2012–2016 Game of Thrones Lord Balon Greyjoy 4 episodes
TV series
2009 Survivors Mr Landry TV series
2009 Into the Storm Major-General Bernard Montgomery
2008 Brideshead Revisited Mr Ryder
2008 The 39 Steps Professor Fisher TV
2007 Five Days John Poole TV series
2006 New Tricks Chopper Hadley TV series
2006 The Rocket Post Charles Ilford
2006 Like Minds Headmaster
2005 Elizabeth I Sir Francis Walsingham TV series
2005 Friends and Crocodiles Anders TV series
2005 Extras Minister TV series
2005 Sahara Ambassador Polidori
2004 Amnesia D.I. Brennan TV series
2004 EuroTrip Arthur Frommer
2003 Agatha Christie's Poirot Sir Montague TV series
2003 In Search of the Brontes Patrick Brontë TV series
2002 Goodbye, Mr. Chips Ralston TV series
2002 The Final Curtain Dr. Colworth
2002 The Abduction Club Sir Myles
2001 Victoria & Albert Sir John Conroy TV series
2001 Captain Corelli's Mandolin Colonel Barge
2000 Quills Delbené
2000 Billy Elliot Principal
2000 Ordinary Decent Criminal Commissioner Daly
1999 All the King's Men Capt. Claude Howlett TV series
1999 The World Is Not Enough Lachaise
1999 Captain Jack Mr. Lancing
1999 Fortress 2: Re-Entry Peter Teller
1998 Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude John Harrison
1998 Heaven Dr. Melrose
1998 Miracle at Midnight Georg Duckwitz
1998 US Marshals DSS Director Bertrum Lamb
1997 'Til There Was You Timo
1997 The Beautician and the Beast Leonid Kleist
1997 Deacon Brodie Bailie Creech
1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight Leland Perkins
1995 Cutthroat Island Governor Ainslee
1995 Kidnapped Ebenezer
1995 Two Deaths George Bucsan
1994 A Man of No Importance Inspector Carson
1994 Middlemarch Rev. Edward Casaubon TV
1993–94 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries Roderick Alleyn TV series
1992 The Blackheath Poisonings Robert Dangerfield TV series
1991 Children of the North Colonel Mailer TV series
1992 A Doll's House Dr. Rank TV series
1990 Inspector Morse Jeremy Boynton (Episode: "Driven to Distraction")TV series
1988 The One Game Magnus TV serial
1988 News at Twelve Arthur Starkey TV series
1987 A Month in the Country Reverend Keach Film
1986 The Singing Detective Mark Binney/Finney/Raymond
1986 The Russian Soldier John Carter TV drama
1985 The Pickwick Papers Alfred Jingle TV drama
1984 Comfort and Joy Colin
1984 The Killing Fields Morgan
1983 The Black Adder Guy of Glastonbury TV series
1981 Dear Enemy Dr. Robin "Sandy" MacRae TV series
1979–1988 Minder Detective Sergeant Albert 'Charlie' Chisholm TV series
1978 The Sweeney Mason TV series
1978 The Professionals 1st Security Man
1978 The Standard Colin Anderson TV series
1978 Sweeney 2 Major Conway
1977 The Eagle of the Ninth Cradoc TV


  1. "Patrick Malahide Biography (1945-)". Retrieved 28 November 2014.
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