Michael Byrne

Biography

Byrne was born in London, England. He has sometimes been cast in Nazimilitary roles such as Colonel Vogel in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Major Schroeder in Force 10 from Navarone, Reinhard Beck in The Scarlet and the Black, General Olbricht in The Plot to Kill Hitler and Obergruppenführer Odilo Globocnik in the BBC radio dramatisation of the novel Fatherland by Robert Harris. Also seen as the aged but fanatical SS General Neurath in "Outpost 2 - Black Sun", former concentration camp commandant and involved in the Nazis's sinister reality-shifting experiments. 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 Eagle Has Landed, A Bridge Too Far, The Medusa Touch, The Saint, Tomorrow Never Dies, The Good Father, The Sum of All Fears, Gangs of New York and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. On television, he has appeared in Z-Cars, Secret Army, Tales of the Unexpected, The Professionals, The Devil's Crown,Smiley's People, Yes, Prime Minister, Lord Mountbatten - the Last Viceroy, Between The Lines, Sharpe, The Mists of Avalon, Waking the Dead, The Body Farm, Honest, Hamish Macbeth, and Casualty. From April 2008 to January 2010, Michael starred in Coronation Street, as Ted Page, Gail Platt's long lost father and the ex-lover of Audrey Roberts. It is not known whether he will return to the show. Byrne appeared in State of Play at the Edinburgh Festival written by Zia Trench. He played Romeo to Siân Phillips' Juliet at the Bristol Old Vic. Father of actress Allie Byrne.

Byrne was born in London, England. He has sometimes been cast in Nazimilitary roles such as Colonel Vogel in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Major Schroeder in Force 10 from Navarone, Reinhard Beck in The Scarlet and the Black, General Olbricht in The Plot to Kill Hitler and Obergruppenführer Odilo Globocnik in the BBC radio dramatisation of the novel Fatherland by Robert Harris. Also seen as the aged but fanatical SS General Neurath in "Outpost 2 - Black Sun", former concentration camp commandant and involved in the Nazis's sinister reality-shifting experiments. 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 Eagle Has Landed, A Bridge Too Far, The Medusa Touch, The Saint, Tomorrow Never Dies, The Good Father, The Sum of All Fears, Gangs of New York and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. On television, he has appeared in Z-Cars, Secret Army, Tales of the Unexpected, The Professionals, The Devil's Crown,Smiley's People, Yes, Prime Minister, Lord Mountbatten - the Last Viceroy, Between The Lines, Sharpe, The Mists of Avalon, Waking the Dead, The Body Farm, Honest, Hamish Macbeth, and Casualty. From April 2008 to January 2010, Michael starred in Coronation Street, as Ted Page, Gail Platt's long lost father and the ex-lover of Audrey Roberts. It is not known whether he will return to the show. Byrne appeared in State of Play at the Edinburgh Festival written by Zia Trench. He played Romeo to Siân Phillips' Juliet at the Bristol Old Vic. Father of actress Allie Byrne.

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Known Credits 70

Birthday 1943-11-07

Place of Birth London, England, UK

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2013 Diana as Christian Barnard
2012 Outpost: Black Sun as Neurath
2009 Blood: The Last Vampire as Elder
2005 Empire(6 episodes) as Cicero
2004 Beyond the Sea as Dr. Andretti
2004 Double the Fist(1 episode)
2002 Gangs of New York as Horace Greeley
2002 Ultimate Force(1 episode)
2002 The Sum of All Fears as Anatoli Grushkov
2001 The Musketeer as Treville, Head of the Musketeers
2001 The Mists of Avalon as Merlin
2001 The Mists of Avalon(2 episodes)
2000 Waking the Dead(2 episodes)
2000 Battlefield Earth as Parson Staffer
1999 Mauá - O Imperador e o Rei as Mr. Carruthers
1999 The Vice(2 episodes)
1998 Hornblower: The Even Chance as Captain Keene
1998 Hornblower(1 episode) as Captain Keene
1998 Heat of the Sun(3 episodes)
1997 Tomorrow Never Dies as Admiral Kelly - HMS Bedford
1997 The Island on Bird Street as Bolek
1997 Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse as Venables
1997 The Saint as Vereshagin, Tretiak's Aide
1997 The Practice(1 episode)
1996 Silent Witness(2 episodes)
1995 Braveheart as Smythe
1995 The Absence Of War
1994 A Few Short Journeys Of The Heart
1994 Sharpe's Company as Nairn
1993 Sharpe(19 episodes)
1992 A Touch of Frost(1 episode)
1992 Between the Lines(2 episodes)
1991 Mörderische Entscheidung as Octave
1990 The Plot To Kill Hitler
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade as Vogel
1988 Buster as Poyser
1987 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries(3 episodes)
1986 Yes, Prime Minister(1 episode)
1985 The Good Father as Leonard Scruby
1984 Ellis Island(0 episodes)
1984 The Bill(1 episode)
1983 The Tragedy of Richard III as Duke of Buckingham
1983 The Third Part of Henry the Sixt as Marquess of Montague / Father that killed his son
1983 The Second Part of Henry the Sixth as John Hume / Lieutenant
1983 The First Part of Henry the Sixt as Duke of Alencon
1982 Man and Superman as Henry Straker
1982 Smiley's People as Peter Guillam
1982 Smiley's People(10 episodes)
1980 The Enigma Files(1 episode)
1979 Tales of the Unexpected(1 episode)
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare(5 episodes)
1978 Force 10 from Navarone as Schroeder
1978 The Medusa Touch as Duff
1977 A Bridge Too Far as Lt. Col. Giles A.M. Vandeleur
1976 The Eagle Has Landed as Karl
1976 Rogue Male as Interrogator
1976 The Omen as Monk (uncredited)
1974 Headmaster
1974 Butley as Reg Nuttall
1974 Within These Walls(1 episode)
1974 Ms or Jill and Jack
1974 Vampyres as Playboy
1973 Thriller(1 episode)
1972 Crown Court(1 episode)
1970 Play for Today(2 episodes)
1969 The Image as The Artist
1967 Much Ado About Nothing as Claudio
1900 A Sort of Innocence(6 episodes)
1900 No Bananas(9 episodes)
1900 Oliver's Travels(1 episode)

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