Person Details

Birthday: 1943-11-07 03:17:19

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: London, England, UK

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Movie Involvements: 57

TV Involvements: 9


Most Famous Work

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.

Most Famous Work

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Average
8
Braveheart
Average
8

Braveheart

(1995) Smythe
The Practice
Average
8

The Practice

(1997) Officer (uncredited)
Tomorrow Never Dies
Average
6

Tomorrow Never Dies

(1997) Admiral Kelly - HMS Bedford
Gangs of New York
Average
7

Gangs of New York

(2002) Horace Greeley
The Omen
Average
7

The Omen

(1976) Monk (uncredited)
The Sum of All Fears
Average
6

The Sum of All Fears

(2002) Anatoli Grushkov
Proof of Life
Average
6

Proof of Life

(2000) Lord Luthan

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2018 Michael
Keller
Coroner
2016 Ebenezer Alsop
2014 Richard
2013 Christiaan Barnard
Christian Barnard
2012 Frank White
Neurath
2009 Elder
2008 Lieut General Strathairn
2005 Cicero
2004 Dr. Andretti
N/A
Emil Wetterstedt
2003 Archie Saunders
2002 Horace Greeley
N/A
Anatoli Grushkov
Lord Widgery
2001 Treville, Head of the Musketeers
Merlin
Merlin
2000 Lord Luthan
N/A
Parson Staffer
1999 Mr. Carruthers
N/A
1998 Ben Kramer
Captain Keene
Captain Keene
N/A
1997 Admiral Kelly - HMS Bedford
Bolek
Venables
Vereshagin, Tretiak's Aide
Officer (uncredited)
Sam Campbell
1996 N/A
1995 N/A
Smythe
N/A
1994 N/A
Nairn
Inquisitor
1993 N/A
1992 N/A
N/A
1991 Octave
1990 Friedrich Olbricht
1989 Col. Patrick Ansell
Vogel
1988 Poyser
1987 John Carberry
N/A
1986 N/A
Chorus
George Abell
N/A
1985 Leonard Scruby
1984 N/A
Richard Hussey
1983 Antonio
Reinhard Beck
Duke of Buckingham
Marquess of Montague / Father that killed his son
John Hume / Lieutenant
Duke of Alencon
1982 Henry Straker
Peter Guillam
1980 N/A
1979 Gunnar Wedelman
N/A
1978 N/A
Schroeder
Duff
1977 Lt. Col. Giles A.M. Vandeleur
1976 Karl
Interrogator
Monk (uncredited)
1975 Trevor's Father
Bruce
Richard Lovell
2nd Lt. Toby Strang
1974 N/A
Reg Nuttall
N/A
N/A
Playboy
1973 N/A
1972 N/A
Edward Seymour
1970 N/A
1969 The Artist
1967 Claudio
1962 Vereshagin
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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