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Michael Jayston

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Original Name
Michael A. James
Birth
Nottingham, Nottingham Unitary Authority, Nottinghamshire, England
Death
5 Feb 2024 (aged 88)
Burial
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Actor. He was best known to film viewers as Tsar Nicholas II in the 1971 Academy Award-nominated film "Nicholas and Alexandra." Born Michael James, he trained in acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He began his acting career, both on the Shakespearean stage and television, in 1962. The television debut came on an episode of "Suspense." He went on to appear in numerous television series during his career, such as "The Power Game," "Macbeth," "Quiller," "Flesh and Blood," "Crown Court," "Doctor Who," "A Bit of a Do," "Cluedo," "Only Fools and Horses," "EastEnders," and "The Bill." In 1973, he essayed what a number of fans believe to be the best Edward Fairfax Rochester in a BBC miniseries production of "Jane Eyre" with Sorcha Cusack as Jane. In 1968, he made his film debut in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Besides "Nicholas and Alexandra," he later appeared in such films as "Cromwell," "The Public Eye," "Zulu Dawn," and "Highlander: The Final Dimension." He also did audio work for various radio and literary productions.

Actor. He was best known to film viewers as Tsar Nicholas II in the 1971 Academy Award-nominated film "Nicholas and Alexandra." Born Michael James, he trained in acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He began his acting career, both on the Shakespearean stage and television, in 1962. The television debut came on an episode of "Suspense." He went on to appear in numerous television series during his career, such as "The Power Game," "Macbeth," "Quiller," "Flesh and Blood," "Crown Court," "Doctor Who," "A Bit of a Do," "Cluedo," "Only Fools and Horses," "EastEnders," and "The Bill." In 1973, he essayed what a number of fans believe to be the best Edward Fairfax Rochester in a BBC miniseries production of "Jane Eyre" with Sorcha Cusack as Jane. In 1968, he made his film debut in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Besides "Nicholas and Alexandra," he later appeared in such films as "Cromwell," "The Public Eye," "Zulu Dawn," and "Highlander: The Final Dimension." He also did audio work for various radio and literary productions.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye



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