Michael Byrne

Birthday:
11/07/1943
Place of birth:
London, England, UK:
Biography:
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.

Credits

Alien Overlords (2018)
as Michael
Intrigo: Death of an Author (2018)
as Keller
The Last Witness (2018)
as Coroner
Πρόμαχος (2014)
as Richard
Diana (2013)
as Christian Barnard
Quartet (2012)
as Frank White
Outpost: Black Sun (2012)
as Neurath
Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)
as Elder
The Mark of Cain (2007)
as Lieut General Strathairn
Beyond the Sea (2004)
as Dr. Andretti
Die Rückkehr des Tanzlehrers (2004)
as Emil Wetterstedt
The Crooked Man (2003)
as Archie Saunders
Gangs of New York (2002)
as Horace Greeley
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
as Anatoli Grushkov
Sunday (2002)
as Lord Widgery
The Musketeer (2001)
as Treville, Head of the Musketeers
Proof of Life (2000)
as Lord Luthan
Battlefield Earth (2000)
as Parson Staffer
Mauá - O Imperador e o Rei (1999)
as Mr. Carruthers
Apt Pupil (1998)
as Ben Kramer
Hornblower: The Even Chance (1998)
as Captain Keene
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
as Admiral Kelly - HMS Bedford
The Island on Bird Street (1997)
as Bolek
Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse (1997)
as Venables
The Saint (1997)
as Vereshagin
The Fix (1997)
as Sam Campbell
Braveheart (1995)
as Smythe
The Absence Of War (1995)
A Few Short Journeys Of The Heart (1994)
Sharpe's Company (1994)
as Nairn
Nostradamus (1994)
as Inquisitor
Mörderische Entscheidung (1991)
as Octave
The Plot to Kill Hitler (1990)
as Friedrich Olbricht
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
as Vogel
Buster (1988)
as Poyser
The Happy Valley (1987)
as John Carberry
Theban Plays: Oedipus the King (1986)
as Chorus
The Good Father (1985)
as Leonard Scruby
Champions (1984)
as Richard Hussey
The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1983)
as Antonio
The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
as Reinhard Beck
The Tragedy of Richard III (1983)
as Duke of Buckingham
Henry VI Part 3 (1983)
as Marquess of Montague / Father that killed his son
Henry VI Part 2 (1983)
as John Hume / Lieutenant
Henry VI Part 1 (1983)
as Duke of Alencon
Man and Superman (1982)
as Henry Straker
Coming Out (1979)
as Gunnar Wedelman
Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
as Schroeder
The Medusa Touch (1978)
as Duff
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
as Lt. Col. Giles A.M. Vandeleur
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
as Karl
Rogue Male (1976)
as Interrogator
The Omen (1976)
as Monk (uncredited)
Wednesday Love (1975)
as Bruce
If It's a Man... Hang Up! (1975)
as Richard Lovell
Conduct Unbecoming (1975)
as 2nd Lt. Toby Strang
Headmaster (1974)
Butley (1974)
as Reg Nuttall
Ms or Jill and Jack (1974)
Vampyres (1974)
as Playboy
Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972)
as Edward Seymour
The Image (1969)
as The Artist
Much Ado About Nothing (1967)
as Claudio

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