Steven Mackintosh is a British actor best known for his role in the British film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and for his starring role as DCI Ian Reed in the first season of the crime procedural television series Luther, in 2010.
Other films he has appeared in include Princess Caraboo (1994), The Aryan Couple (2004), The Jacket (2005) and Underworld: Evolution (2006).
Mackintosh's first film appearance was in Stephen Frear's Prick up Your Ears. His other films include Memphis Belle, Twelfth Night and Land Girls with Rachel Weisz and Anna Friel.
Other notable films include Roger Michell's The Mother, Good with Viggo Mortensen and Underworld Rise of the Lycans. He played Tony in Rupert Wyatt's feature The Escapist, Kertzer in Film 4's The Scouting Book For Boys and Fred, the nephew of Ebeneezer Scrooge, in The Muppet Christmas Carol.
Mackintosh's television credits include a small role as the doomed rebel Gazak in the Doctor Who serial Timelash in 1985, in Hanif Kureishi's acclaimed The Buddha of Suburbia, Our Mutual Friend, The other Boleyn Girl and England Expects.
Steven played The Street in Prime Suspect opposite Helen Mirren and was nominated for a BAFTA for his role in the BBC film Care. Steven played Peter Mandleson in Mo with Julie Walters and D.I. Sexton in Criminal Justice for BBC 1.
He also did a reading of a few excerpts from Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials for an interview with the author.