Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015 10:54 am by M. in , ,    2 comments
Several newspapers publish the sad news of the death of the actor Keith Michell (1926-2015). Australian by birth, he was mainly known for his portrayals of  King Henry VIII in several films and series.
Keith Michell, the actor famous for his many performances as King Henry VIII, has died at the age of 88.
The Australian-born star became a household name in Britain in 1970 due to his acclaimed performance as the Tudor king in the BBC series The Six Wives Of Henry VIII.
The six-part drama, which co-starred Annette Crosbie as Catherine of Aragon and Dorothy Tutin as Anne Boleyn, devoted an episode to each of the King’s marriages.
The series was a ratings smash and Michell won both Bafta and Emmy awards for his performance.
In 1972 the father-of-two played the king again in a big-screen spin off called Henry VIII And His Six Wives.
He was also occasional illustrator and even singer.

And, of course, he was also Heathcliff in the 1962 adaptation of Wuthering Heights penned by Nigel Kneale.

2 comments:

  1. Please double check your facts. He is 88 and yet he was born in 1916?

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  2. Quite right. Our mistake

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