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Michael 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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Nov 7, 1943 In London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Much Ado About Nothing 1967-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Last Witness 2018-05-11
Known For
Poster of Beyond the Sea
Poster of The Crooked Man
Poster of The Absence Of War
Poster of Henry VI Part 1
Movie The Last Witness Coroner 2018-05-11
Movie The First Line Richard 2014-11-27
Movie Diana Christian Barnard 2013-09-19
Movie Outpost: Black Sun Neurath 2012-01-01
Movie Quartet Frank White 2012-09-08
Series Empire Cicero 2005-06-28
Movie The Return of the Dancing Master Emil Wetterstedt 2004-04-08
Series Double the Fist Unknown 2004-05-21
Movie Beyond the Sea Dr. Andretti 2004-11-16
Movie The Crooked Man Archie Saunders 2003-12-17
Movie Sunday Lord Widgery 2002-01-28
Series Ultimate Force Unknown 2002-09-16
Movie Gangs of New York Horace Greeley 2002-12-14
Series The Mists of Avalon Merlin 2001-07-14
Movie The Musketeer Treville, Head of the Musketeers 2001-09-07
Movie Battlefield Earth Parson Staffer 2000-05-10
Series Waking the Dead Unknown 2000-09-04
Movie Proof of Life Lord Luthan 2000-12-08
Series The Vice Unknown 1999-01-04
Movie Mauá - O Imperador e o Rei Mr. Carruthers 1999-10-15
Series Heat of the Sun 1998-01-28
Movie Hornblower: The Duel Captain Keene 1998-10-07
Movie Apt Pupil Ben Kramer 1998-10-23
Series The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Movie The Fix Sam Campbell 1997-01-04
Movie The Saint Vereshagin 1997-04-03
Movie The Island on Bird Street Bolek 1997-04-11
Movie Tomorrow Never Dies Admiral Kelly - HMS Bedford 1997-12-11
Movie Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse Venables 1997-07-01
Movie The Absence Of War 1995-05-18
Movie Braveheart Smythe 1995-05-24
Movie Nostradamus Inquisitor 1994-01-01
Movie Sharpe's Company Nairn 1994-05-25
Series A Touch of Frost Unknown 1992-12-06
Movie Mörderische Entscheidung Octave 1991-12-15
Movie The Plot to Kill Hitler Friedrich Olbricht 1990-01-30
Movie Buster Poyser 1988-09-16
Series The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Unknown 1987-08-02
Movie The Happy Valley John Carberry 1987-09-06
Series Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy George Abell 1986-01-26
Movie Theban Plays: Oedipus the King Chorus 1986-09-16
Movie The Good Father Leonard Scruby 1985-11-01
Movie Champions Richard Hussey 1984-04-20
Series Ellis Island Unknown 1984-11-01
Series The Bill Unknown 1984-10-16
Movie Henry VI Part 2 John Hume / Lieutenant 1983-01-09
Movie Henry VI Part 1 Duke of Alencon 1983-01-02
Movie Henry VI Part 3 Marquess of Montague / Father that killed his son 1983-01-16
Movie The Tragedy of Richard III Duke of Buckingham 1983-01-23
Movie The Two Gentlemen of Verona Antonio 1983-12-27
Movie The Scarlet and the Black Reinhard Beck 1983-02-02
Series Smiley's People Peter Guillam 1982-09-20
Movie Man and Superman Henry Straker 1982-12-31
Series The Enigma Files Unknown 1980-04-15
Movie The Medusa Touch Duff 1978-04-13
Movie Force 10 from Navarone Schroeder 1978-11-01
Movie A Bridge Too Far Lt. Col. Giles A.M. Vandeleur 1977-06-15
Movie The Omen Monk (uncredited) 1976-06-06
Movie Rogue Male Interrogator 1976-09-22
Movie Conduct Unbecoming 2nd Lt. Toby Strang 1975-01-01
Movie If It's a Man - Hang Up! Richard Lovell 1975-04-11
Movie Ms or Jill and Jack 1974-01-02
Movie Vampyres Playboy 1974-01-01
Movie Butley Reg Nuttall 1974-01-21
Series Within These Walls Unknown 1974-01-04
Movie Henry VIII and His Six Wives Edward Seymour 1972-07-13
Series Crown Court Unknown 1972-10-11
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15
Movie The Image The Artist 1969-01-01
Movie Much Ado About Nothing Claudio 1967-01-01
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