||This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. (March 2013)|
7 November 1943 |
London, England, UK
Michael Byrne (born 7 November 1943) is an English actor noted for his roles on film and television. He has often been cast in Nazi military roles such as Colonel Vogel in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Major Schroeder in Force 10 from Navarone and Obergruppenführer Odilo Globocnik in the BBC radio dramatisation of the novel Fatherland by Robert Harris. Byrne appeared as a Jewish concentration camp survivor who is instrumental in the capture of a Nazi war criminal (played by Ian McKellen) in the film Apt Pupil. He is also familiar to audiences as Smythe, a soldier who attempts to rape William Wallace's wife and first inspires Wallace to seek independence from England in the film Braveheart. His other film credits include: The Image(co-starring with David Bowie. This is both actor's film debut)., Vampyres, The Eagle Has Landed, Butley, A Bridge Too Far, The Medusa Touch, Proof of Life, Braveheart, The Saint, Tomorrow Never Dies, The Good Father, The Sum of All Fears, Gangs of New York, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Sharpe's Company, Sharpe's Honour and Sharpe's Enemy.
On television, he has appeared in Z-Cars, Secret Army, Tales of the Unexpected, The Professionals, Smiley's People, Yes, Prime Minister, Between The Lines, Sharpe, The Mists of Avalon, Waking the Dead, The Body Farm, Honest and Casualty.
From April 2008 to January 2010, Michael starred in Coronation Street, as Ted Paige, Gail Platt's long lost father and the ex-lover of Audrey Roberts. It is not known whether he will return to the show.
Father of actress Allie Byrne.
|This article about an English film and television actor or actress is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.