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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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Born:
Nov 7, 1943 In London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
65
First Appeared:
In the movie Much Ado About Nothing 1967-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Alien Overlords 2018-11-14
Known For

Michael Byrne Movies Filmography

Movie
Alien Overlords
Michael 2018-11-14
Movie
Intrigo: Death of an Author
Keller 2018-10-11
Movie
The Last Witness
Coroner 2018-05-11
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
Quartet
Frank White 2012-09-08
Movie
Outpost: Black Sun
Neurath 2012-01-01
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
Movie
Beyond the Sea
Dr. Andretti 2004-11-16
Movie
The Return of the Dancing Master
Emil Wetterstedt 2004-04-08
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
Movie
The Musketeer
Treville, Head of the Musketeers 2001-09-07
Series
The Mists of Avalon
Merlin 2001-07-14
Movie
Proof of Life
Lord Luthan 2000-12-08
Movie
Battlefield Earth
Parson Staffer 2000-05-10
Movie
Mauá - O Imperador e o Rei
Mr. Carruthers 1999-10-15
Movie
Apt Pupil
Ben Kramer 1998-10-23
Movie
Hornblower: The Duel
Captain Keene 1998-10-07
Series
Heat of the Sun
1998-01-28
Movie
Tomorrow Never Dies
Admiral Kelly - HMS Bedford 1997-12-11
Movie
The Island on Bird Street
Bolek 1997-10-23
Movie
Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse
Venables 1997-07-01
Movie
The Saint
Vereshagin, Tretiak's Aide 1997-04-03
Movie
The Fix
Sam Campbell 1997-01-04
Movie
Braveheart
Smythe 1995-05-24
Movie
The Absence Of War
1995-05-18
Movie
Nostradamus
Inquisitor 1994-01-01
Movie
A Few Short Journeys Of The Heart
1994-08-10
Movie
Sharpe's Company
Nairn 1994-05-25
Series
Sharpe
1993-05-05
Movie
The Plot to Kill Hitler
Friedrich Olbricht 1990-01-30
Movie
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Vogel 1989-05-24
Movie
Buster
Poyser 1988-09-16
Movie
Theban Plays: Oedipus the King
Chorus 1986-09-16
Series
Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy
George Abell 1986-01-26
Movie
The Good Father
Leonard Scruby 1985-11-01
Movie
Champions
Richard Hussey 1984-04-20
Movie
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Antonio 1983-12-27
Movie
The Scarlet and the Black
Reinhard Beck 1983-02-02
Movie
The Tragedy of Richard III
Duke of Buckingham 1983-01-23
Movie
Henry VI Part 3
Marquess of Montague / Father that killed his son 1983-01-16
Movie
Henry VI Part 2
John Hume / Lieutenant 1983-01-09
Movie
Henry VI Part 1
Duke of Alencon 1983-01-02
Movie
Man and Superman
Henry Straker 1982-12-31
Series
Smiley's People
Peter Guillam 1982-09-20
Movie
Force 10 from Navarone
Schroeder 1978-11-01
Movie
The Medusa Touch
Duff 1978-04-13
Movie
A Bridge Too Far
Lt. Col. Giles A.M. Vandeleur 1977-06-15
Movie
The Eagle Has Landed
Karl 1976-12-24
Movie
Rogue Male
Interrogator 1976-09-22
Movie
The Omen
Monk (uncredited) 1976-06-06
Movie
If It's a Man - Hang Up!
Richard Lovell 1975-04-11
Movie
Conduct Unbecoming
2nd Lt. Toby Strang 1975-01-01
Movie
Headmaster
1974-03-14
Movie
Butley
Reg Nuttall 1974-01-21
Movie
Vampyres
Playboy 1974-01-01
Movie
Henry VIII and His Six Wives
Edward Seymour 1972-07-13
Movie
The Image
The Artist 1969-01-01
Movie
Much Ado About Nothing
Claudio 1967-01-01