Ten fun facts about Michael York


Fact 1
Michael York was born on 27 March 1942 in Fulmer, England.

Fact 2
Michael York started his career in a 1956 production of The Yellow Jacket. He also made his West End debut with a short part in a production of the famous play Hamlet.

Fact 3
He has now become an American citizen.


Fact 4
In 2013, he announced he is suffering from amyloidosis, which has made an impact on his voice and face.

Fact 5
Before graduating from the University of Oxford in 1964, he had previously toured with the National Youth Theatre and performed with the Oxford University Dramatic Society and the University College Players.

Fact 6
Michael York started working with the National Theatre under Laurence Olivier and worked with Franco Zeffirelli during the production of Much Ado About Nothing in 1965.

Fact 7
After his role on The Forsyte Saga as Jolly, he made his movie debut as Lucentio in The Taming of the Shrew directed by Zeffirelli.

Fact 8
Michael York has given his voice to the role of "Luke" in The Truth & Life, a fully dramatized audio New Testament that uses the Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition translation.

Fact 9
In 2008 he was a part of the show Coming Home that was about his Welsh family history.

Fact 10
Michael York voiced the character of Petrie's uncle Pterano in the animated movie The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire.


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