Michael Jayston

Michael Jayston

Highest Rated: 71% Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

Lowest Rated: 33% Cromwell (1970)

Birthday: Oct 29, 1935

Birthplace: Not Available

After briefly toiling away as an apprentice accountant, Michael Jayston trained for a theatrical career at Britain's Guildhall School. Jayston made his professional debut at age 27 in The Amorous Prawn then made up for lost time by appearing in as many stage, film and TV projects as his schedule would allow. A Shakespearean specialist at such august organizations at the Old Vic and the RSC, he also thrived in contemporary roles, touring extensively in Peter Schaffer's Equus. His film roles include Czar Nicholas II in Nicholas and Alexandria (1971) and Captain Hardy in The Nelson Affair (1971), while numbering among his TV-miniseries credits are the internationally distributed Smiley's People and Tinker, Soldier, Sailor, Spy. In addition, Michael Jayston has starred in two weekly British TV series, playing Colonel Mustard in Cluedo (1991) and Bob in Outside Edge (1994).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Sam Spiegel: Conquering Hollywood Actor 2018
No Score Yet Albert's Memorial Actor 2009
No Score Yet 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Adm. Sellings 1997
No Score Yet Element of Doubt Actor 1996
No Score Yet Highlander: The Final Dimension Jack Donovan 1994
No Score Yet Macbeth Macbeth 1989
No Score Yet Dust to Dust Actor 1985
No Score Yet From a Far Country: Pope John Paul II Narrator 1981
57% Zulu Dawn Col. Crealock 1979
No Score Yet Dominique (Avenging Spirit) (Dominique Is Dead) Arnold Craven 1979
No Score Yet King Lear Edmund 1975
No Score Yet The Internecine Project David Baker 1974
No Score Yet The Edwardians Actor 1974
No Score Yet Craze, (Demon Master) Detective Sgt. Wall 1974
No Score Yet The Homecoming Teddy 1973
No Score Yet The Merchant Of Venice Gratiano 1973
No Score Yet The Nelson Affair (Bequest to the Nation) Actor 1973
No Score Yet Tales That Witness Madness Brian 1973
No Score Yet The Public Eye Charles 1972
No Score Yet Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Dodgson 1972
71% Nicholas and Alexandra Nicholas 1971
33% Cromwell Henry Ireton 1970
No Score Yet A Midsummer Night's Dream Demetrius 1968


No Score Yet Masterpiece
AC Henry Parkins 2008
No Score Yet Foyle's War
AC Henry Parkins 2008
No Score Yet Mystery!
Earl of Rufton Henry Parkins 2007
68% Doctor Who
The Valeyard 1986
No Score Yet Quiller
Quiller 1975
No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
100% Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Peter Guillam


Nicholas says: A strong man has no need of power, and a weak man is destroyed by it.