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Michael Angelis (born 18 January 1952) is an English actor and voice actor.

Michael Angelis was one of the stars of the famous 1982 BBC drama serial Boys from the Black Stuff and another Alan Bleasedale drama G.B.H. (TV series). He also starred in comedies such as Luv and The Liver Birds, in which he appeared between series 5 and 9. He appeared as a villain in the revived television series Auf Wiedersehen Pet, alongside former fellow Black Stuff star Alan Igbon.

Angelis is perhaps best known for narrating the British Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends series, which he has done since 1991, when he took over from Ringo Starr. Angelis was originally intended to provide some of the voices in the film adaptation of the series, Thomas and the Magic Railroad, but he was dropped from the project when US test audiences thought he made the characters he originally voiced, James and Percy, sound too old. In 2007, he was reported to have stepped down from his role, with Pierce Brosnan taking over the role. However, Brosnan's narration was only heard in one feature special The Great Discovery, and Angelis has continued to provide the narration ever since. Angelis also narrated John Peel's autobiography, Margrave of the Marshes, on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.

In 2006 he starred in the movie Fated, set in his home town of Liverpool, as well as in episodes of Midsomer Murders and The Bill in 2007.

Angelis was married to the Coronation Street actress Helen Worth; however the two divorced in 2001 when Angelis admitted having an affair with model Jennifer Khalastchi

Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Angelis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Michael Angelis (born 18 January 1952) is an English actor and voice actor.

Michael Angelis was one of the stars of the famous 1982 BBC drama serial Boys from the Black Stuff and another Alan Bleasedale drama G.B.H. (TV series). He also starred in comedies such as Luv and The Liver Birds, in which he appeared between series 5 and 9. He appeared as a villain in the revived television series Auf Wiedersehen Pet, alongside former fellow Black Stuff star Alan Igbon.

Angelis is perhaps best known for narrating the British Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends series, which he has done since 1991, when he took over from Ringo Starr. Angelis was originally intended to provide some of the voices in the film adaptation of the series, Thomas and the Magic Railroad, but he was dropped from the project when US test audiences thought he made the characters he originally voiced, James and Percy, sound too old. In 2007, he was reported to have stepped down from his role, with Pierce Brosnan taking over the role. However, Brosnan's narration was only heard in one feature special The Great Discovery, and Angelis has continued to provide the narration ever since. Angelis also narrated John Peel's autobiography, Margrave of the Marshes, on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.

In 2006 he starred in the movie Fated, set in his home town of Liverpool, as well as in episodes of Midsomer Murders and The Bill in 2007.

Angelis was married to the Coronation Street actress Helen Worth; however the two divorced in 2001 when Angelis admitted having an affair with model Jennifer Khalastchi

Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Angelis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 42

Birthday 1952-01-18

Place of Birth Liverpool, Merseyside, England

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2014 Thomas & Friends: Spills & Thrills as Voice
2011 Thomas & Friends: Rescue on the Rails as Narrator (UK) (voice)
2011 Thomas & Friends: Come Ride the Rails
2011 Thomas & Friends: Pop Goes Thomas as Voice
2011 Thomas & Friends: Wobbly Wheels & Whistles as Narator
2010 Thomas & Friends: The Lion of Sodor as Voice
2010 Thomas & Friends: Creaky Cranky as Voice
2010 Thomas & Friends: Thomas & The Runaway Kite as Narrator (UK)
2009 Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails as narrator
2007 Thomas & Friends: Together on the Tracks as Narrator
2004 Thomas & Friends: Thomas and the Jet Engine as Narrator
2004 Thomas & Friends: Engines to the Rescue as Narrator
2003 Thomas & Friends: James and the Red Balloon as Narrator
2003 The Virgin of Liverpool as Cecil as Chalky White
2001 Thomas and Friends: Best of Percy as Narrator
2001 Thomas & Friends: Best Of Thomas as Narrator
1998 Rolie Polie Olie (60 episodes)
1998 The Jump
1997 Melissa (5 episodes) as D.I. Kilshaw
1997 Midsomer Murders (1 episode)
1996 Giving Tongue
1996 Stickin' Around (43 episodes)
1995 Joseph as Ruben
1995 The Thomas The Tank Engine Man as UK Thomas Narrator (Uncredited)
1993 Luv (18 episodes)
1992 A Touch of Frost (1 episode)
1992 Between the Lines (1 episode)
1991 G.B.H. (7 episodes) as Martin Niarchos
1986 Casualty (1 episode) as Ollie Yates (1 episode) as Jez Ingrams (1 episode) as Gordon McCauley
1986 Lovejoy (1 episode)
1985 No Surrender as Mike
1985 I Woke Up One Morning (12 episodes)
1984 Thomas & Friends (20 episodes)
1983 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (7 episodes) as Micky Startup (4 episodes)
1982 Boys from the Blackstuff (5 episodes) as Chrissie Todd
1981 Bergerac (1 episode)
1981 Wood and Walters (0 episodes)
1980 The Black Stuff as Chrissie Todd
1979 A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square as Pealer Bell
1978 Hazell (1 episode)
1972 Under the Age as Mike
1962 Z-Cars (2 episodes)

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