Villains Wikia

Malcolm Tucker

37,329pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share
This article's content is marked as Mature
The page Malcolm Tucker contains mature content that may include coarse language, sexual references, and/or graphic violent images which may be disturbing to some. Mature pages are recommended for those who are 18 years of age and older.
If you are 18 years or older or are comfortable with graphic material, you are free to view this page. Otherwise, you should close this page and view another page.

Malcolm Tucker is the one of the main protagonists/antagonists of the BBC political black comedy show The Thick of It and its film spin-off In the Loop. Tucker serves as the spin doctor and political enforcer for the Prime Minister of Great Britain, and is known as one of the most feared political fixers in the business.

His position in the British government is communciations director.

Malcom is portrayed by actor Peter Capaldi (who also plays Cardinal Richelieu in The Musketeers and is currently the Twelfth Doctor in Doctor Who).


Malcolm has silvery-blue eyes with light brown (later grey) hair and speaks with a Scottish accent. Throughout the series, he is almost always wearing a suit though sometimes he wears a white fleece.


Malcolm is incredibly irritable and short tempered, frequently exasperated when the members of DOSaC costantly make mistakes that he subsequently has to fix, as well as spewing threats and insults to anyone who has angered him. He acts as the Prime Minister's enforcer, ensuring that all cabinet ministers follow the party line. 

Despite his short temper, Malcolm is shown to be more capable of long term thinking that the other characters in the series, and while Hugh Abbot describes his schemes as borderline Machiavellian, they are more often than not aimed at a common good; otherwise friendly character, such as Ollie Reader, are shown to be more self-serving and egotistical by comparison. At the same time, Malcolm is implied to be a self-made man with humble origins, and always addresses anyone deemed socially inferior in a gentalmanly and empathetic manner devoid of condescension. 


Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.