Keith Michell

Keith Michell

Highest Rated: 56% Cross Creek (1983)

Lowest Rated: 56% Cross Creek (1983)

Birthday: Dec 1, 1928

Birthplace: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Actor Keith Michell was originally an art instructor who moved to London to pursue a career in acting in 1951. He alternated between the stage and small screen for most of the '50s, starring in musicals like "Man of La Mancha" and "Robert and Elizabeth," and appearing on television in the adventure drama "The Black Arrow" and the Shakespearean comedy "The Merry Wives of Windsor." He gained recognition with his portrayal of Heathcliff in a 1962 TV production of Emily Bronte's relationship drama "Wuthering Heights" and carved out a niche for himself in his ability to play classical figures from history and literature. Michell has played Marc Antony, Jacob, David, Pontius Pilate, Captain James Cook, and Professor Henry Higgins in his six-decade career. His most famous role came as the title character in the six part miniseries "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" in 1970 for the BBC, turned into a feature film in 1972. He also crossed the pond to play a recurring role as a jewel thief turned investigator on nine episodes of the mystery series "Murder, She Wrote" from 1988 until 1993. A man of many talents, Michell has written musicals, is a painter and illustrator, and is the author of several macrobiotic cookbooks. He is married to actress Jeanette Sterke and is the father of actress Helena Michell.

Highest rated movies

Cross Creek




No Score Yet No Score Yet My Brother Tom Edward Quayle (Character) - 1986
56% 74% Cross Creek Preston Turner (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day Christ Died Pontius Pilate (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 62% Grendel Grendel Grendel Unknown (Voice) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tenth Month Matthew Poole (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 50% The Story of Jacob and Joseph Jacob (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moments Peter Samuelson (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 75% Henry VIII and His Six Wives Henry VIII (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 33% The Executioner Adam Booth (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet House of Cards Général Sébastien Henri René de Villemont/Dr Morillon (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 43% Prudence and the Pill Dr. Alan Hewitt (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soldier in Love John Churchill (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 40% The Hellfire Club Jason Caldwell (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Seas to Calais Malcolm Marsh (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 69% All Night Long Cass Michaels (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gypsy and the Gentleman Sir Paul Deverill (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Exile Colonel St. Gerard (Character) - 1958


No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1988-1991 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Wives of Henry VIII Henry VIII (Character) 1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dow Hour of Great Mysteries Unknown (Character) 1960