Biography

Michael Vivian Fyfe Pennington is a British director and actor who, together with director Michael Bogdanov, founded the English Shakespeare Company. Although primarily a stage actor, he is best known to wider audiences for his role as Moff Jerjerrod, commanding officer of the Death Star in the film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and as Michael Foot in The Iron Lady, opposite Meryl Streep.

Michael Vivian Fyfe Pennington is a British director and actor who, together with director Michael Bogdanov, founded the English Shakespeare Company. Although primarily a stage actor, he is best known to wider audiences for his role as Moff Jerjerrod, commanding officer of the Death Star in the film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and as Michael Foot in The Iron Lady, opposite Meryl Streep.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 32

Birthday 1943-06-07

Place of Birth Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

Official Site http://www.michaelpennington.me.uk/

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 1945: The Savage Peace as Himself - Narrator (voice)
2014 Secrets of the Universe Great Scientists in Their Own Words
2013 Shakespeare Lives: Richard II as John of Gaunt
2012 Endeavour (1 episode) as Professor Donald Bagley
2011 The Iron Lady as Michael Foot
2009 The Lost World of Communism (3 episodes)
2008 Florence Nightingale as Wen
2007 Inspector Lewis (1 episode) as Dr. Melville
2005 Fragile as Marcus
2003 State of Play (1 episode)
2000 Waking the Dead (2 episodes)
1997 Trial & Retribution (2 episodes)
1996 Dalziel and Pascoe (1 episode)
1996 Silent Witness (2 episodes)
1992 Between the Lines (2 episodes)
1989 Summer's Lease (4 episodes) as Hugh Pargeter
1987 The Return of Sherlock Holmes as Sherlock Holmes
1986 Theban Plays: Oedipus the King as Oedipus Rex
1984 Freud (6 episodes) as Carl Jung
1984 Playing Shakespeare (9 episodes)
1983 Return of the Jedi as Moff Jerjerrod
1982 Cymbeline as Posthumus
1982 Outside Edge as Bob
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare (1 episode)
1978 Danton's Death as Saint-Just
1976 The Witches of Pendle as Minister
1970 Mad Jack
1969 Hamlet as Laertes
1967 Callan (1 episode)
1965 Play of the Month (1 episode)
1964 The Wednesday Play (1 episode)
1959 No Hiding Place (1 episode)

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