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Michael York is a famous English actor who has enjoyed a busy and varied career in both, television and film

InformationDetail
BirthdayMarch 27, 1942
NationalityBritish
FamousOxford University, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors
SpousesPat York (m. 1968)
SiblingsBridget Johnson, Caroline Johnson, Penelope Anne Johnson
Known asMichael Hugh Johnson
Universities
  • Oxford University
  • University of Oxford
  • Ravensbourne School
  • University College
  • Oxford
Notable Alumnis
  • Oxford University
Birth PlaceFulmer, England
Height180cm
GenderMale
FatherJoseph Gwynne Johnson
MotherFlorence Edith May Johnson
Net Worth$12 million as of May 16,2017
Sun SignAries
Born inFulmer, England
Famous asActor

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Who is Michael York?

‘Logan’s Run’, ‘The Three Musketeers’ and ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ are some of the movies that Michael York is best-known for. His large repertoire of work is a direct reflection of his passion for acting and also speaks voluminously about his talent. From television to films, he has acted in a variety of genres and has donned many hats in terms of the types of roles he chose to portray. From being an upper-class jetsetter to playing the quintessential American hero, some of Michael’s prolific works were made in the 1960s and 1970s, including, ‘Murder on the Orient Express’, ‘England Made Me’ and ‘Something for Everyone’. After the 1980s, his movie career began to fade and he starred in a number of television movies, soap operas and after-school specials. He then started producing films and also began appearing on Broadway productions such as, ‘Bent’, ‘The Crucible’ and ‘The Little Prince’. His acting career has spanned a number of decades and newer audiences now recognize him with his roles in movies like ‘Austin Powers’ or from the ‘Omega Code’ films. Since the new millennium, his appearances on television soaps and films have reduced drastically; however, he continues to remain active by penning memoirs or lending his voice for films or being part of the productions. If you would like to learn more about this swashbuckling personality, scroll further.

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Childhood & Early Life

Michael Hugh Johnson was born to Florence Edith May and Joseph Gwynne Johnson, in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire. He has two sisters. He lost a younger sister who was a twin, hours after her birth.

He was raised in Burgess Hill, Sussex, where he studied at Bromley Grammar School for Boys, Hurstpierpoint College and University College, Oxford.

In 1956, he made his debut in a production entitled, ‘The Yellow Jacket’. Three years later, he made a brief appearance in the production in West End, ‘Hamlet’. He also toured with the National Youth Theatre and was a part of the Oxford University Dramatic Society and the Dundee Repertory Theatre.

He graduated from the University College in 1964 and the following year, he worked with Franco Zeffirelli in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’.

Career

In 1967, he was cast as ‘Jolyon’ in ‘The Forsyte Saga’ and made his film debut the same year in ‘The Taming of the Shrew’. The following year, he was cast as Juliet’s evil cousin, ‘Tybalt’, in Zeffirelli’s adaptation of ‘Romeo and Juliet’.

In 1969, he appeared in ‘The Guru’, which was a Merchant Ivory Productions film. He then appeared in ‘Something for Everyone’ as a footman, alongside Angela Lansbury the next year.

He broke all conventions when he played a bisexual in Bob Fosse’s adaptation of ‘Cabaret’, in 1972. He played the character of ‘D’Artagnan’ in the adaptation of ‘The Three Musketeers’ and also made his Broadway debut with ‘Out Cry’, the next year.

In 1976, he played the lead role in the film adaptation of ‘Logan’s Run’, which gave him one of his biggest hits. The subsequent year, he united with Franco Zeffirelli and played the role of ‘John the Baptist’ in ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ and also starred in ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’, where he was cast opposite Burt Lancaster.

Through the 1980s, he appeared in a number of Broadway productions, such as, ‘Bent’, ‘The Little Prince and the Aviator’ and an adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’.

In 1992, he appeared in another Broadway production entitled, ‘The Crucible’ and the subsequent year; he appeared in ‘Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me’. Four years later, he appeared on an episode of ‘Babylon 5’, titled ‘A Late Delivery from Avalon’.

Apart from acting in films, he has also lent his voice for a ‘Justice League’ episode and a few episodes from the animated series’ of ‘Superman’ and ‘Batman’.

In 1997, he played the role of ‘Basil Exposition’ in ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’. He also appeared in the ensuing movies, ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me’ and ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember’.

In 1999, he was cast in ‘The Omega Code’, which became an instant hit. He also appeared in the sequel, ‘Megiddo: The Omega Code 2’, two years later.

In 2006, he played the role of Bernard Fremont in an episode of ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’. He also appeared on a number of episodes of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’.

In 2008, he was a part of ‘Coming Home’ a BBC Wales show. Two years later, he was seen in episodes of a number of sitcoms including, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and ‘Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes’; the latter for which he lent his voice.

In 2011, he appeared in the film, ‘The Mill and the Cross’, opposite Charlotte Rampling and Rutger Hauer. The film was directed by Lech Majewski.

Major Works

One of his greatest works was his role as ‘D’Artagnan’ in the 1973 film, ‘The Three Musketeers’. The film collected around $10.1 million in Canada and the United States. A sequel of the movie was released the next year titled, ‘The Four Musketeers’. York was glorified for his acting skills, spontaneity and his impeccable screen presence.

Awards & Achievements

In 1977, he was inducted into the ‘International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame’.

He was honored with the prestigious O.B.E (Officer of the Order of the British Empire’ in the Queen’s New Years Honors List for his services to drama, in 1997.

Personal Life & Legacy

He married Patricia McCallum, a photographer on March 27, 1968.

In 2013, he was diagnosed with a disease called amyloidosis, which has affected his face and his voice. Initially, the doctors believed he was suffering from bone cancer.

Trivia

This famed British actor of ‘The Three Musketeers’ fame, lent his voice for one of the apes in the film, ‘Spaceballs’, in 1987.

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Michael York biography timelines

  • // 27th Mar 1942
    Michael Hugh Johnson was born to Florence Edith May and Joseph Gwynne Johnson, in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire. He has two sisters. He lost a younger sister who was a twin, hours after her birth.
  • // 1956
    In 1956, he made his debut in a production entitled, ‘The Yellow Jacket’. Three years later, he made a brief appearance in the production in West End, ‘Hamlet’. He also toured with the National Youth Theatre and was a part of the Oxford University Dramatic Society and the Dundee Repertory Theatre.
  • // 1964
    He graduated from the University College in 1964 and the following year, he worked with Franco Zeffirelli in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’.
  • // 1967
    In 1967, he was cast as ‘Jolyon’ in ‘The Forsyte Saga’ and made his film debut the same year in ‘The Taming of the Shrew’. The following year, he was cast as Juliet’s evil cousin, ‘Tybalt’, in Zeffirelli’s adaptation of ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
  • // 1968
    He married Patricia McCallum, a photographer on March 27, 1968.
  • // 1969
    In 1969, he appeared in ‘The Guru’, which was a Merchant Ivory Productions film. He then appeared in ‘Something for Everyone’ as a footman, alongside Angela Lansbury the next year.
  • // 1972
    He broke all conventions when he played a bisexual in Bob Fosse’s adaptation of ‘Cabaret’, in 1972. He played the character of ‘D’Artagnan’ in the adaptation of ‘The Three Musketeers’ and also made his Broadway debut with ‘Out Cry’, the next year.
  • // 1976
    In 1976, he played the lead role in the film adaptation of ‘Logan’s Run’, which gave him one of his biggest hits. The subsequent year, he united with Franco Zeffirelli and played the role of ‘John the Baptist’ in ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ and also starred in ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’, where he was cast opposite Burt Lancaster.
  • // 1977
    In 1977, he was inducted into the ‘International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame’.
  • // 1992
    In 1992, he appeared in another Broadway production entitled, ‘The Crucible’ and the subsequent year; he appeared in ‘Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me’. Four years later, he appeared on an episode of ‘Babylon 5’, titled ‘A Late Delivery from Avalon’.
  • // 1997
    In 1997, he played the role of ‘Basil Exposition’ in ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’. He also appeared in the ensuing movies, ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me’ and ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember’.
  • // 1997
    He was honored with the prestigious O.B.E (Officer of the Order of the British Empire’ in the Queen’s New Years Honors List for his services to drama, in 1997.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, he was cast in ‘The Omega Code’, which became an instant hit. He also appeared in the sequel, ‘Megiddo: The Omega Code 2’, two years later.
  • // 2006
    In 2006, he played the role of Bernard Fremont in an episode of ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’. He also appeared on a number of episodes of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, he was a part of ‘Coming Home’ a BBC Wales show. Two years later, he was seen in episodes of a number of sitcoms including, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and ‘Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes’; the latter for which he lent his voice.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, he appeared in the film, ‘The Mill and the Cross’, opposite Charlotte Rampling and Rutger Hauer. The film was directed by Lech Majewski.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, he was diagnosed with a disease called amyloidosis, which has affected his face and his voice. Initially, the doctors believed he was suffering from bone cancer.

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Michael York's FAQ

  • What is Michael York birthday?

    Michael York was born at 1942-03-27

  • Where is Michael York's birth place?

    Michael York was born in Fulmer, England

  • What is Michael York nationalities?

    Michael York's nationalities is British

  • Who is Michael York spouses?

    Michael York's spouses is Pat York (m. 1968)

  • Who is Michael York siblings?

    Michael York's siblings is Bridget Johnson, Caroline Johnson, Penelope Anne Johnson

  • What was Michael York universities?

    Michael York studied at Oxford University, University of Oxford, Ravensbourne School, University College, Oxford

  • What was Michael York notable alumnis?

    Michael York's notable alumnis is Oxford University

  • How tall is Michael York?

    Michael York's height is 180

  • Who is Michael York's father?

    Michael York's father is Joseph Gwynne Johnson

  • Who is Michael York's mother?

    Michael York's mother is Florence Edith May Johnson

  • What is Michael York's sun sign?

    Michael York is Aries

  • How famous is Michael York?

    Michael York is famouse as Actor