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Keith Michell

Keith Michell (born 1 December 1928) is an Australian actor, particularly noted for his television and film performances as King Henry VIII of ... More »Keith Michell (born 1 December 1928) is an Australian actor, particularly noted for his television and film performances as King Henry VIII of England. He was born in Adelaide and brought up in Warnertown, near Port Pirie. The theatre in Port Pirie is named after him. Michell taught art until he made his theatre debut in Adelaide in 1947 and he first appeared in London in 1951. He has starred in several musicals, including the first London production of Man of La Mancha, in which he played the dual role of Miguel de Cervantes and his fictional creation, Don Quixote. (An album set was also made of this performance.) In 1964 he starred as Robert Browning in the musical Robert And Elizabeth, opposite Australian soprano June Bronhill. Michell has acted with the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company, as well as appearing extensively in film and television, notably as King Henry VIII in The Six Wives of Henry VIII in 1970, and as Heathcliff in BBC Television's 1962 adaptation of Wuthering... [ Wikipedia ]

Richard Broke obituary

The stellar cast included Olivier himself, Joan Plowright, Michael Redgrave, Sybil Thorndyke, André Morell, Lewis Casson, Joan Greenwood, John Neville and Keith Michell. One of his treasured possessions was the 1962 programme of Uncle Vanya, signed by them all. Richard Broke, a ...

Diana Rigg: 'Women of my age are still attractive. Men of my age are not'

" She means the review she got from New York magazine's John Simon when playing Eloise to Keith Michell's Abelard on Broadway in 1970. He described her in a nude scene as "built like a brick basilica with insufficient flying buttresses". "I felt sorry for the audiences who had to see my ...

Robert J. Elisberg: Two of the Greatest Love Songs You May Not Know

The two performers here are Keith Michell and June Bronhill. She was an Australian opera singer (who in one song, "Woman and Man," hits a note I've never heard in a musical and still don't think she's going to reach it whenever I listen to the song. ) And he was best known in the U.S for ...

Lucienne Hill obituary

Hill provided three Anouilh translations for Chichester Festival theatre during the John Clements and Keith Michell eras, but these star-laden, richly costumed parades seemed like leaden period pieces, even prompting Irving Wardle of the Times to suggest that Anouilh was "all ...

BBC News

... the TV series which made her name, Rees had appeared in the 1972 film Under Milk Wood with fellow Welsh actors Richard Burton and Sian Phillips, along with Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor, and was nominated for a best newcomer award for her role in the film Moments (1974) with Keith Michell...

The Way She Lived: Poldark actress Angharad Rees dies aged 63 after long battle with pancreatic canc...

She went on to star in a number of film and TV roles including Under Milk Wood and Moments with Keith Michell for which she was nominated for a ‘Best Newcomer’ award. Rees also appeared in Dennis Potter’s Joe’s Ark, the cult classic Hands of the Ripper, As You Like It, Robin Hood...

VIDEO: Stars pay tribute to Patrick Garland at Chichester Cathedral

The roll call of famous names present included Sir Donald Sinden, CBE, representing the Prince of Wales, Penelope Keith, Peter Egan, Susan Jameson, Kate O’Mara, Sarah Badel, Michelle Dotrice, Susan Hampshire, Virginia McKenna, Simon Williams, Keith Michell, and the Duke and Duchess of ...

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Happiness is a warm TV Holiday giveaway: Class up your DVD collection with 'Tudors' from BBC

The set includes "The Shadow of the Tower" starring James Maxwell (1970); "The Six Wives of Henry the VIII" starring Keith Michell (1971), and "Elizabeth" starring Glenda Jackson (1972). Each dvd contains special features such as interviews with stars, historians, and authors. Since I'm ...

4 film versions of 'Julius Caesar' to watch for the Ides of March

It starred Richard Pasco as Brutus, Charles Gray as Caesar, and Keith Michell as Anthony. Herbert Wise directed the TV movie and at the moment the film currently holds a 7.5 out of 10 at imdb. So, remember beware the Ides of March and stay inside to watch some great cinema about a ...

UP's Two-Week Celebration Of Easter Presents 'The Greatest Stories Of The Bible'

(1974) Stars: Keith Michell, Tony Lo Bianco and Colleen Dewhurst. Good Friday, April 18, 8:30 a.m. EDT/5:30 a.m. PDT. *Judas – A new perspective on the intertwined lives of Judas Iscariot and Jesus of Nazareth that depicts Judas sympathetically, as he tries to free the Jewish people from ...

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Mona on ‘Mad Men’ part of the Van Patten clan

In 1989, she made a deal that included episodes highlighting other characters, among them Dennis Stanton, played by Keith Michell, and Hagerty, played by Len Cariou. After two seasons of the extra detectives, Lansbury in 1991 said the experiment “wasn’t tremendously successful,” and the ...

Ann was on a mission to catch up with an old friend

When actor Keith Michell came to Bath last month to open the new jubilee exhibition at the Assembly Rooms, he was delighted to catch up with an old friend and former colleague. Keith, famous for playing the role of Henry VIII, spent a lot of time chatting to Ann Garner artistic ...

Actor's starring role at The Jubilee: Dressing the Monarchy on Stage and Screen exhibition in Bath...

She said: “The crowning glory of the exhibition will be the great Tudor dynasty portrayed by actors like Keith Michell, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Dame Helen Mirren as Elizabeth I...

Award-winning actor makes it a right Royal occasion at opening of costume exhibition

Keith Michell, who made his acting debut in 1947, will open the summer show "Jubilee: Dressing the Monarchy on Stage and Screen" at the Assembly Rooms in Bath. The exhibition, which runs from 17 July to 2 September 2012, traces the progression of the British monarchy from when King Edgar ...

Pop culture Q&A: Extra 'Murder' men

One of those was Dennis Stanton, played by Keith Michell, and it certainly looked as if his character could be spun off - but was not. Len Cariou, more recently seen on "Blue Bloods," played Hagerty (and variations on that name) in a number of episodes, including during this period, but ...

This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre 7 Questions with Broadway's Daddy Warbucks, Anthony Warlow

Keith Michell's performance on the London cast recording was mesmerizing. Can you remember the moment when you first understood that you could sing the way most others can't? When I was very young I had a much larger or more resonant sound than those around me. I would choose to sing in ...

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With Keith Michell, Elvi Hale, Angela Pleasence. Anne of Cleves. Angela Pleasence. Citizen Skyhawk Series is rendered along with Nuclear Period keeping with Radio Controlled Precision. Accurate Stereo indicators tend to be received each automatically as well as on-demand through the ...

This Week In New York

Digging deep into Emily Brontё’s classic — and only — novel, writer-director Andrea Arnold creates a radically different Wuthering Heights from such previous versions starring Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon (1939), Keith Michell and Claire Bloom (1962), and Ralph Fiennes and Juliette ...

Last chance to see Jubilee: Dressing the Monarchy on Stage and Screen

"The crowning glory of the display is the great Tudor dynasty portrayed by actors like Keith Michell, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Dame Helen Mirren as Elizabeth I. Accompanied by the story of royal lineage and right royal nursery rhymes of the 1930s, the exhibition holds something for the ...

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today in Theatre History: AUGUST 21

Over the course of the run other actors who would play either Albin or George were Larry Kert, Jamie Ross, Walter Charles and Keith Michell. A 1996 non-musical film version of the same story called "The Birdcage" will star Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest, Calista Flockhart and ...

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