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Michael Kitchen



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).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Hacks
  • Actor
2012
83% My Week with Marilyn
  • Hugh Perceval
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
40% Proof of Life
  • Ian
2000
No Score Yet The Railway Children
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet New Year's Day
  • Robin
2000
51% 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
82% Enchanted April
  • George Briggs
1992
75% 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
56% 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
25% 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
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • DCS Christopher Foyle Mr. Brownlow Father Christopher Foyle
No Score Yet Foyle's War
2002-2015
  • Inspector Foyle Christopher Foyle
50% White Heat
2012
  • Older Jack

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