Michael Kitchen

Michael Kitchen

Highest Rated: 84% Enchanted April (1991)

Lowest Rated: 29% The Trial (1993)

Birthday: Oct 31, 1948

Birthplace: Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK

Best known as Christopher Foyle, the tenacious detective at the center of the British TV drama "Foyle's War," Michael Kitchen first took to acting as a child. After performing with the National Youth Theater and Coventry's Belgrade Theater, he went on to train at the distinguished Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. While there he was honored with the Emile Littler Award, which honors a student who is deemed talented and professional, and snagged an agent. In short order, the promising young actor made his way onto British television with a string of one-offs and the occasional recurring role. He's proven himself prolific in television, having worked in more than 80 programs since his debut, but Foyle has become his most popular role. "Foyle's War," which centers on detective Foyle's criminal investigations in the midst of an England torn asunder by World War II, debuted in 2002 and soon found a fervent audience that has helped make the show a long-running series. Kitchen has also made his mark in film, appearing in such popular features as the Oscar-winning biopic "Out of Africa," Mike Newell's Golden Globe-winning drama "Enchanted April," and the James Bond action-adventures "GoldenEye" and "The World is Not Enough."

Highest rated movies

Enchanted April
GoldenEye
Mrs. Dalloway
The Russia House
Out of Africa
The World Is Not Enough
Fatherland
Proof of Life

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mobile Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Falling Henry Kent (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 57% Alibi Greg Brentwood (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Foyle's War Christopher Foyle (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret World of Michael Fry Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 82% The Railway Children Father (Character) - 2000
39% 43% Proof of Life Ian Havery (Character) $32.6M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Second Sight: Parasomnia Bruce Roddam (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 70% New Year's Day Robin (Character) - 2000
51% 49% The World Is Not Enough Chief of Staff Bill Tanner (Character) $126.9M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reckless: The Sequel Richard Crane (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 62% The Last Contract John Gales/Ray Lambert (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dalziel and Pascoe: Bones and Silence Philip Swain (Character) - 1998
71% 57% Mrs. Dalloway Peter Walsh (Character) $3.3M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wilderness Luther Adams (Character) - 1996
80% 83% GoldenEye Bill Tanner, Chief of Staff (Character) $106.0M 1995
No Score Yet 74% Kidnapped William Reid (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 54% Doomsday Gun Chris Cowley (Character) - 1994
50% 52% Fatherland SS-Untersturmführer Max Jäger (Character) - 1994
29% 51% The Trial Block (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 60% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: The Winds of Change Lloyd George (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dandelion Dead Major Herbert Rowse Armstrong (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inspector Morse: The Death of the Self Russell Clark (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 14% Hostage Fredericks (Character) - 1992
84% 83% Enchanted April George Briggs (Character) $12.8M 1991
67% 49% The Russia House Clive (Character) $22.6M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fools of Fortune Mr. Quinton (Character) $80.5K 1990
61% 82% Out of Africa Berkeley Cole (Character) $83.1M 1985
No Score Yet 53% The Bunker Rochus Misch (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 89% Caught on a Train Peter (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once the Killing Starts George Newton (Character) - 1974
30% 40% Dracula A.D. 1972 Greg (Character) - 1972

TV

Credit
42% 95% The Collection Lemaire (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 85% Foyle's War Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle (Character) 2002-2004 2007-2008 2010 2013 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Mystery! Unknown (Character) 2008 2010 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alibi Greg Brentwood (Character) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 2001 2004-2005
No Score Yet 85% Faking It Narrator 2001-2002 2004
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1998-1999 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dandelion Dead Major Herbert Rowse Armstrong (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet House of Cards Trilogy Unknown (Character) 1993
77% 77% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet BBC Television Shakespeare Edmund (Character) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Arthur (Character) 1981