Michael Williams Biography (1935-)

Born July 9, 1935, in Manchester, England; son of Michael Leonard and Elizabeth (Mulligan) Williams; married Judi Dench (an actress). Addresses: AGENT--Michael Whitehall, Ltd., 125 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4TL, England.

Favorite roles: Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew; the Fool in King Lear.

Nationality
English
Gender
Male
Birth Details
July 9, 1935
Manchester, England

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • STAGE DEBUT--Auguste, Take the Fool Away, Nottingham Playhouse Theatre, Nottingham, U.K., 1959.
  • LONDON DEBUT--Bernard Fuller, Celebration, Duchess Theatre, 1961.
  • BROADWAY DEBUT--Herald, Marat/Sade, Martin Beck Theatre, 1965.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES; ALL WITH THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
  • Puck, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Filch, The Beggar's Opera, Adolf Eichmann, The Representative, all Aldwych Theatre, London, 1963.
  • Oswald, King Lear, Aldwych Theatre, then State Theatre, New York City, 1964.
  • Pinch, The Comedy of Errors, Kokol, Marat/Sade, Lodowick, The Jew of Malta, all Aldwych Theatre, 1964.
  • sergeant, Don't Make Me Laugh, Aldwych Theatre, 1965.
  • Dromio of Syracuse, The Comedy of Errors, painter, Timon of Athens, Guildenstern, Hamlet, all Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, U.K., 1965.
  • Arthur, Tango, Aldwych Theatre, 1966.
  • Petruchio, The Taming of the Shrew, Orlando, As You Like It, all AldwychTheatre, 1967.
  • Fool, King Lear, Orlando, As You Like It, Troilus, Troilus and Cressida,all Memorial Theatre, 1968.
  • Troilus, Troilus and Cressida, Aldwych Theatre, 1969.
  • Charles Courtly, London Assurance, Aldwych Theatre, 1970.
  • Bassanio, The Merchant of Venice, Ferdinand, The Duchess of Malfi, titlerole, Henry V, all Memorial Theatre, 1971.
  • Mole, Toad of Toad Hall, Memorial Theatre, 1972.
  • Charles Courtly, London Assurance, New Theatre, London, 1972.
  • Stellio, Content to Whisper, Theatre Royal, York, U.K., 1973.
  • Ian, Jingo, Aldwych Theatre, 1975.
  • Scribes, University Theatre, Newcastle, U.K., 1975.
  • Private Meek, Too True to Be Good, Globe Theatre, London, 1975.
  • Autolycus, The Winter's Tale, Memorial Theatre, 1976.
  • title role, Schweik in the Second World War, Other Place Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, U.K., 1976, then Warehouse Theatre, London, 1977.
  • Dromio, The Comedy of Errors, Fool, King Lear, both Memorial Theatre, 1976, then Aldwych Theatre, 1977.
  • Also appeared in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Theatre-Go-Round Festival, Round House Theatre, London, 1970.
  • FILM DEBUT--Marat/Sade, United Artists, 1966.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
  • Eagle in a Cage, National General, 1971.
  • Dead Certain, 1974.
  • Educating Rita, Columbia, 1983.
  • PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; MINI-SERIES Elizabeth R.; Love in a Cold Climate.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • A Raging Calm.
  • The Hanged Man.
  • Credits; SPECIALS
  • The Comedy of Errors, BBC.
  • My Son, My Son.
  • A Fine Romance.
  • Blunt.

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