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Encyclopedia > Keith Michell

Keith Michell (born 1 December 1928) is an Australian actor. December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ...


He was raised in Warnertown, near Port Pirie in South Australia's mid-north region. The theater in Port Pirie is named after him. Port Pirie is a city located in South Australia, Australia with a population of 15,200. ... Emblems: Hairy Nosed Wombat (faunal); Leafy Seadragon (marine); Piping Shrike (bird: unofficial); Sturts Desert Pea (floral); Opal (gemstone) Motto: United for the Common Wealth Slogan or Nickname: Festival State Other Australian states and territories Capital Adelaide Government Const. ...


He taught art, until he made his theatre debut in Adelaide in 1947 and he first appeared in London in 1951. He has acted with the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company. He has also appeared extensively in cinema and television, notably as the King in The Six Wives of Henry VIII. He was the artistic director of the Chichester Festival Theatre (1974-1977). As well as acting, Michell pursues other interests: he wrote the musical "Pete McGynty and the Dreamtime", an Australian rendering of Ibsen's "Peer Gynt", the performance of which used Michell's own paintings as backdrops; he is a painter and has illustrated a limited edition run of Shakespeare's sonnets for which he also did the calligraphy; and he has written and illustrated a number of macrobiotic cookbooks. Michell himself a is a proponent of the Macrobiotic diet and philosophy and follows a macrobiotic diet. For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is a large theatre dedicated to British playwright William Shakespeare in his birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon. ... The Six Wives of Henry VIII was a series of six teleplays produced by the BBC and first transmitted between 1 January and 5 February 1970. ... The artistic director of a theatre is responsible for choosing the material staged in a season, and the hiring of creative/production personnel (such as directors), as well as other theatre management tasks. ... Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the UKs flagship theatres with an international reputation for creating magical live performances. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


Michell was also the illustrator of "Captain Beaky", a collection of Jeremy Lloyd's poems. "Captain Beaky" enjoyed phenomenal success in Britain in the 1980s, among both children and adults. The song "Captain Beaky" peaked at No. 5 on the UK charts in 1980. Captain Beaky & His Band (Not Forgetting Hissing Sid!!!) (commonly shortened to Captain Beaky & His Band or just Captain Beaky) are two albums (volumes 1 and 2) of poetry, written by Jeremy Lloyd, set to music by Jim Parker, and recited by a selection of celebrities. ... Jeremy Lloyd (born 1932) is an English actor and scriptwriter, best known as the co-author of several successful British sitcoms. ...


On American television, Michell has made appearances on the mystery series Murder, She Wrote (starring Angela Lansbury), playing Dennis Stanton, a former jewel thief turned insurance claims investigator, that always solved his cases with unusual methods, and sent a copy of the story to his friend Jessica Fletcher afterwards. Murder, She Wrote is a long-running television mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. ... Angela Lansbury (right) with Bea Arthur at the 1989 Emmy Awards. ... Jessica in Murder, She Wrote: The Complete First Season box art. ...


He is married to the actress Jeanette Sterke and they have a son, Paul, and a daughter, Helena, who appeared in the films Prick Up Your Ears, based on the biography of British playwright, Joe Orton, and Maurice, from the E. M. Forster novel of the same name. Jeanette Sterke is an Australian actress. ... Helena Michell is an Australian actress. ... Prick Up Your Ears is a 1986 film about the gay playwright Joe Orton and his lover Kenneth Halliwell. ... Maurice (pronounced Morris) is a 1987 film based on the novel of the same title by E. M. Forster. ... E. M. Forster aged 36 in 1915 Edward Morgan Forster (January 1, 1879 – June 7, 1970) was an English novelist, short story writer, and essayist. ...


External links

  • Portrait Sculpture of Keith Michell

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Six Wives of Henry VII, The (465 words)
Michell, who started out as an art teacher, owed the role to Laurence Olivier, who had been impressed by Michell while on tour in Australia and had brought him back to England in order to advance his career.
The task for the actor was to portray Henry at the different stages of his life, beginning with the athletic 18-year-old monarch and culminating in the oversize 56-year-old tyrant plagued by a variety of physical ailments.
Michell, who boasted only half the girth of the real king, spent some four hours each day getting his make-up on and was then unable to take any sustenance except through a straw because of the padding tucked into his cheeks.
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