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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 Alien Overlords 2018-11-14
Known For
Poster of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Poster of The Mists of Avalon
Poster of Braveheart
Poster of Shades of Greene
Movie Alien Overlords Michael 2018-11-14
Movie The Last Witness Coroner 2018-05-11
Movie Intrigo: Death of an Author Keller 2018-10-11
Series Agatha Raisin Bishop Parsons 2016-06-07
Series The Living and the Dead Ebenezer Alsop 2016-06-28
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
Movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Gellert Grindelwald 2010-10-17
Movie Blood: The Last Vampire Elder 2009-04-02
Movie The Mark of Cain Lieut General Strathairn 2007-10-18
Series Empire Cicero 2005-06-28
Series Double the Fist Unknown 2004-05-21
Movie The Return of the Dancing Master Emil Wetterstedt 2004-04-08
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
Movie The Sum of All Fears Anatoli Grushkov 2002-05-31
Movie Gangs of New York Horace Greeley 2002-12-14
Series Ultimate Force Unknown 2002-09-16
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 2000-05-12
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 Unknown 1998-01-28
Movie Gunshy Lange 1998-03-06
Series Hornblower Captain Keene 1998-10-07
Movie Apt Pupil Ben Kramer 1998-10-23
Movie Hornblower: The Even Chance Captain Keene 1998-10-07
Movie The Fix Sam Campbell 1997-01-04
Movie The Saint Vereshagin 1997-04-03
Series The Practice Officer (uncredited) 1997-03-04
Movie The Island on Bird Street Bolek 1997-04-11
Movie Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse Venables 1997-07-01
Movie Tomorrow Never Dies Admiral Kelly - HMS Bedford 1997-12-11
Series Silent Witness Unknown 1996-02-21
Series No Bananas Edward Grant 1996-05-05
Movie The Absence Of War Unknown 1995-05-18
Series Hamish Macbeth Duncan Scott 1995-03-26
Movie Braveheart Smythe 1995-05-24
Series Oliver's Travels Unknown 1995-06-11
Movie Nostradamus Inquisitor 1994-01-01
Movie Sharpe's Company Nairn 1994-05-25
Movie A Few Short Journeys Of The Heart Unknown 1994-08-10
Series Sharpe Unknown 1993-05-05
Series Between the Lines Unknown 1992-09-04
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 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Vogel 1989-05-24
Series Saracen Col. Patrick Ansell 1989-09-02
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 Yes, Prime Minister Unknown 1986-01-09
Series Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy George Abell 1986-01-26
Movie Theban Plays: Oedipus the King Chorus 1986-09-16
Series A Sort of Innocence Unknown 1986-12-01
Movie The Good Father Leonard Scruby 1985-11-01
Series The Bill Unknown 1984-10-16
Movie Champions Richard Hussey 1984-04-20
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
Series Tales of the Unexpected Patrick Marney 1979-03-24
Movie Coming Out Gunnar Wedelman 1979-04-10
Movie The Medusa Touch Duff 1978-04-13
Movie Force 10 from Navarone Schroeder 1978-11-01
Series BBC Television Shakespeare Unknown 1978-12-01
Movie A Bridge Too Far Lt. Col. Giles A.M. Vandeleur 1977-06-15
Series The Professionals Werner Dreisinger 1977-12-30
Movie The Omen Monk (uncredited) 1976-06-06
Movie Rogue Male Interrogator 1976-09-22
Movie The Eagle Has Landed Karl 1976-12-24
Movie If It's a Man - Hang Up! Richard Lovell 1975-04-11
Movie Conduct Unbecoming 2nd Lt. Toby Strang 1975-01-01
Movie Wednesday Love Bruce 1975-05-08
Series Shades of Greene Trevor's Father 1975-09-09
Movie Ms or Jill and Jack Unknown 1974-01-02
Series Within These Walls Unknown 1974-01-04
Movie Vampyres Playboy 1974-01-01
Movie Butley Reg Nuttall 1974-01-21
Movie Headmaster Unknown 1974-03-14
Series Thriller Richard Lovell 1973-03-14
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