Michael Kitchen

Michael Kitchen

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Railway Children (1970)
  • Lowest Rated: 22% Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)
  • Birthday: Oct 31, 1948
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Since performing in a play at the City of Leicester Boys School, Michael Kitchen has done practically all there is for an actor to do: motion pictures, TV films, TV miniseries, stage plays, radio plays, and audio cassettes. International film audiences probably know him best as Chief of Staff Bill Tanner in the Pierce Brosnan James Bond productions, although he has played major roles in other high-profile movies, such as Out of Africa (1985) and Mrs. Dalloway (1997). He is also well known to worldwide TV audiences for major roles in popular miniseries, including The Brontes of Haworth (1973), A Fall of Eagles (1974), Freud (1984), and Oliver Twist (1999). 2000 was a remarkable year for Kitchen -- incredibly, he completed the following productions during that year: Proof of Life, a major film in which he shared the screen with Russell Crowe and Meg Ryan; Lorna Doone, a three-hour TV miniseries; Always and Everyone, an eight-hour TV series resembling America's ER; The Secret World of Michael Fry, a TV miniseries; The Railway Children, a TV film shown in the U.K. and in the U.S. on Masterpiece Theatre; New Year's Day, a major motion picture; and Second Sight: Parasomnia, another TV film. For an encore in 2001, he played the title role in Foyle's War, an eight-hour TV series about a World War II-era detective, then played Foyle again in another eight-hour series in 2002. He also signed on for another James Bond film, his third. Between 1971 -- when he appeared in the film Unman, Wittering and Zigo -- and the present, Kitchen has never wanted for work. The reason, quite simply, is that he is one of Britain's finest and most versatile actors. He has walked across the stages of the most prestigious playhouses in England, performing the works of Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, and other important playwrights. In motion pictures, he has also acted parts in productions based on the works of Franz Kafka (The Trial, 1993), Robert Louis Stevenson (Kidnapped, 1995), John Le Carre (The Russia House, 1990), and Nevil Shute (Crossing to Freedom, 1990).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Hacks Actor 2012
83% My Week with Marilyn Hugh Perceval $12.7M 2011
No Score Yet Mobile Actor 2007
No Score Yet Shakespeare: The Animated Tales Actor 2005
No Score Yet Caught On A Train Peter 2004
No Score Yet Hitler's Fixer Narrator 2003
No Score Yet Alibi Greg Brentwood 2003
No Score Yet A History of Britain Actor 2001
No Score Yet Lorna Doone Judge Jeffreys 2000
39% Proof of Life Ian $31.2M 2000
No Score Yet The Railway Children Actor 2000
No Score Yet New Year's Day Robin 2000
52% The World Is Not Enough Tanner 1999
No Score Yet Sista kontraktet (The Last Contract) Actor 1998
71% Mrs. Dalloway Peter Walsh 1998
No Score Yet Reckless: The Movie Dr. Richard Crane 1998
No Score Yet Reckless Actor 1997
78% GoldenEye Bill Tanner 1995
No Score Yet Kidnapped William Reid 1995
No Score Yet Dandelion Dead Maj. Herbert Armstrong 1994
50% Fatherland Jaeger 1994
No Score Yet Doomsday Gun Chris Cowley 1994
No Score Yet Hostage Fredericks 1993
33% The Trial Block 1993
84% Enchanted April George Briggs 1992
76% The Russia House Clive 1990
No Score Yet Fools of Fortune Mr. Quinton 1990
No Score Yet Ball-Trap on the Cote Sauvage Smiley Face 1989
No Score Yet Dive Bricks 1989
60% Out of Africa Berkeley 1985
No Score Yet Freud Ernst Von Fleischel-Marxow 1984
No Score Yet King Lear Edmund 1982
No Score Yet The Bunker Rochus Misch 1981
No Score Yet Caught on a Train Actor 1980
22% Dracula A.D. 1972 Greg 1972
No Score Yet Unman, Wittering and Zigo Bungabine 1971
100% The Railway Children Actor 1970

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Foyle's War
2002-2015
Inspector Foyle Christopher Foyle
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
DCS Christopher Foyle Mr. Brownlow Father Christopher Foyle
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2003
  • 2000
  • 1988
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
DCS Christopher Foyle DCI Christopher Foyle DCS Foyle Lord Roddam Det. Chief Supt. Christopher Foyle Christopher Foyle
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2001
  • 1995
100% House of Cards Trilogy (UK)
1995
The King
  • 1993
No Score Yet Inspector Morse
1987-2000
Russell Clarke
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988
Arthur
42% White Heat
2012
Older Jack

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