Michael Pennington Biography (1943-)

Full name, Michael Vivian Fyfe Pennington; born June 7, 1943, in Cambridge, England; son of Vivian Maynard Cecil and Euphemia Willock (maiden name, Fyfe)Pennington; married Katharine Ann Letitia Barker, October 10, 1964 (divorced,1967); children: Mark Dominic Fyfe. Addresses: Agent: London Management Ltd., 2-4 Noel St., London W1V 3RB, England.

Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, writer
Birth Details
June 7, 1943
Cambridge, England

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • The Judge, Cambridge Theatre, between 1966 and 1974
  • A Woman of No Importance, Vaudeville Theatre, London, between 1966and 1974
  • Ballad of the False Barman, Hampstead Theatre, between 1966 and 1974
  • Pretty Boy, Royal Court Theatre, London, between 1966 and 1974
  • Captain Jack's Revenge, Royal Court Theatre, between 1966 and 1974
  • Savages, Royal Court Theatre, between 1966 and 1974
  • Trelawny of the Wells, Cambridge Theatre Company, between 1966 and1974
  • The Promise, Crucible Theatre, between 1966 and 1974
  • (London debut) Trapp, The Judge, Cambridge Theatre, 1967
  • (New York debut) Laertes, Hamlet, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 1969
  • Angelo, Measure for Measure, Royal Shakespeare Company, between 1974 and 1981
  • Ferdinand, The Tempest, Royal Shakespeare Company, between 1974 and 1981
  • Johnnie Hobnails, Afore Night Come, Royal Shakespeare Company, between 1974 and 1981
  • Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet, Royal Shakespeare Company, between 1974 and 1981
  • Edgar, King Lear, Royal Shakespeare Company, between 1974 and 1981
  • Hector, Troilus and Cressida, Royal Shakespeare Company, between 1974 and 1981
  • Major Rolfe, Destiny, Royal Shakespeare Company, between 1974 and1981
  • Mirabell, The Way of the World, Royal Shakespeare Company, between1974 and 1981
  • Berowne, Love's Labour's Lost, Royal Shakespeare Company, between1974 and 1981
  • Title role, Hippolytus, Royal Shakespeare Company, between 1974 and 1981
  • Duke, Measure for Measure, Royal Shakespeare Company, between 1974and 1981
  • Shervinsky, The White Guard, Royal Shakespeare Company, between 1974 and 1981
  • Diary of a Madman, Royal Shakespeare Company, between 1974 and 1981
  • The Hollow Crown, Royal Shakespeare Company, Fortune Theatre, London, 1981
  • Jack Beaty, Thirteenth Night, Royal Shakespeare Company, WarehouseTheatre, London, 1981
  • Pleasure and Repentance, Royal Shakespeare Company, Fortune Theatre, 1981
  • Donal Davoren, The Shadow of a Gunman, Royal Shakespeare Company,Warehouse Theatre, 1981
  • Title role, Hamlet, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1981
  • Rodion Raskolnikov, Crime and Punishment, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, England, 1983
  • Title role, Strider: The Story of a Horse, National Theatre Company, Cottesloe Theatre, London, 1984
  • Jaffier, Venice Preserv'd; or, A Plot Discovered, National TheatreCompany, Lyttelton Theatre, London, 1984
  • Title role, Anton Chekhov, Cottesloe Theatre, 1984
  • The Real Thing, Strand Theatre, London, 1985
  • Bill, Playing with Trains, Royal Shakespeare Company, Pit Theatre,1989
  • Edward Davison, The Gift of the Gorgon, Wyndham's Theatre, London,1993
  • Title role, Timon of Athens, Barbican Theatre, London, 2000
  • The Guardsman, Albery Theatre, London, 2000
  • Made stage debut as Fortinbras, Hamlet, Royal Shakespeare Theatre;appeared as Andrei, Three Sisters, Cambridge Theatre Company.
  • Major Tours
  • Title role, Richard II, English Shakespeare Company, internationalcities, 1987-1989
  • Prince Hal, Henry IV, Part I, English Shakespeare Company, international cities, 1987-1989
  • Prince Hal, Henry IV, Part II, English Shakespeare Company, international cities, 1987-1989
  • Title role, Henry V, English Shakespeare Company, international cities, 1987-1989
  • Earl of Suffolk, Henry VI: House of Lancaster, English ShakespeareCompany, international cities, 1987-1989
  • Jack Cade, Henry VI: House of York, English Shakespeare Company, international cities, 1987-1989
  • Duke of Buckingham, Richard III, English Shakespeare Company, international cities, 1987-1989
  • Caius Marcius Coriolanus, Coriolanus, English Shakespeare Company,international cities, 1990-1991
  • Leontes, The Winter's Tale, English Shakespeare Company, international cities, 1990-1991
  • Title role, Macbeth, English Shakespeare Company, international cities, 1992
  • Stage Director
  • Tours
  • Twelfth Night, English Shakespeare Company, international cities,1991-1992
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Himself, Playing Shakespeare, 1984
  • Hugh Pargeter, Summer's Lease, 1991
  • Narrator, Auntie: The Inside Story of the BBC, BBC, 1997
  • Movies
  • Title role, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, CBS, 1987
  • Gordon Ellison, Cracker: White Ghost, Arts and Entertainment, 1996
  • Hartley Culpepper, Dalziel and Pascoe: Ruling Passion, Arts and Entertainment, 1997
  • Series
  • Freud, 1984
  • Narrator, Tourists of the Revolution, BBC2, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Lafarge, "The Contract," Callan, 1972
  • Other
  • (Television debut) Alexei, The Single Passion, BBC, 1967
  • An Affair of Honour (also known as Thirty-Minute Theatre: An Affair of Honour), 1972
  • Bob, Outside Edge, 1982
  • Posthumus, Cymbeline (also known as BBC Television Shakespeare:Cymbeline), BBC, 1983
  • Oedipus, "Oedipus the King," The Theban Plays (special), PBS, 1988
  • Voice, Le tombeau d'Alexandre (also known as The Last Bolshevik), 1992
  • Appeared in Middlemarch, BBC; Anyone for Tennis, No EasyWalk,
  • The Tycoon, and Mad Jack, all between 1966 and 1974 appeared as Saint Justin, Danton's Death, as D. H. Lawrence, A Portrait ofD. H. Lawrence, and appeared in Mr. and Mrs. Bureaucrat, all between 1974 and 1981 appeared in approximately fifty other television productions for BBC, CBS, and independent companies.
  • Film Appearances
  • Laertes, Hamlet, Columbia, 1969
  • Moff Jerjerrod, Return of the Jedi, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • WRITINGS
  • Stage
  • (Compiler with Michael Bogdanov) God Say Amen (includes selectionsfrom history plays by William Shakespeare), English Shakespeare Company, Lyric Studio, 1990
  • Other Writings
  • Rossya: A Journey through Siberia, Red Man, 1977
  • (With Bogdanov) The English Shakespeare Company: The Story of the Warsof the Roses, 1986-1989, Nick Hern Books, 1990

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