Michael Pennington (I)


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Michael Pennington was born on June 7, 1943 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England as Michael Vivian Fyfe Pennington. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), The Iron Lady (2011) and Hamlet (1969). He was previously married to Katharine Barker. See full bio »

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Known For

The Iron Lady Michael Foot - Leader of the Opposition
(2011)
Hamlet Laertes
(1969)
The Wars of the Roses Duke of Buckingham / Earl of Suffolk / Henry Prince of Wales / Jack Cade / King Henry V / Prince Henry of Wales / Richard II
(1990-1991)

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 2017 Endeavour (TV Series)
Professor Donald Bagley
- Harvest (2017) ... Professor Donald Bagley
 2016 Father Brown (TV Series)
Bishop Reynard
- The Daughter of Autolycus (2016) ... Bishop Reynard
 2013 Royal Shakespeare Company: Richard II (TV Movie)
John of Gaunt
 2013 The Escape Artist (TV Mini-Series)
Judge
- Part 1 (2013) ... Judge
 2011 The Iron Lady
Michael Foot - Leader of the Opposition
 2002-2010 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Dennis Morgan / Prof. Pavel Vetchy
- Voids: Part 2 (2010) ... Prof. Pavel Vetchy
- Tell No Tales: Part 2 (2002) ... Dennis Morgan
- Tell No Tales: Part 1 (2002) ... Dennis Morgan
 2009 Britain Isn't Working (Short)
Mayor Bunion
 2009 Into the Storm (TV Movie)
Arthur 'Bomber' Harris
 2006-2008 Holby City (TV Series)
Walter Noble / David Powell
- Love You (2008) ... Walter Noble
- The Good Fight (2006) ... David Powell
 2008 Florence Nightingale (TV Movie)
Wen
 2008 The Tudors (TV Series)
Abbot
- Matters of State (2008) ... Abbot
 2008 Inspector Lewis (TV Series)
Dr. Melville
- Life Born of Fire (2008) ... Dr. Melville
 2007 Trial & Retribution (TV Series)
James Clayton Q.C.
- Mirror Image: Part 1 (2007) ... James Clayton Q.C.
 2005 Fragile
Marcus
 2003 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Prof. Alan Macintosh / Prof Alan Macintosh
- Breaking Glass: Part 2 (2003) ... Prof. Alan Macintosh
- Breaking Glass: Part 1 (2003) ... Prof Alan Macintosh
 2003 State of Play (TV Mini-Series)
Richard Siegler
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Richard Siegler
 2003 The Bill (TV Series)
Judge Howard Sinclair
- 091: The Darkest Hour (2003) ... Judge Howard Sinclair
- 090: Under Pressure (2003) ... Judge Howard Sinclair
- 089: False Pride (2003) ... Judge Howard Sinclair
- 084: Crackdown (2003) ... Judge Howard Sinclair
- 083: Cross Transfer (2003) ... Judge Howard Sinclair
 2002 The Dinosaur Hunters (TV Movie)
William Buckland
 2001 Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible (TV Series)
Priest
- Scream Satan Scream! (2001) ... Priest
 1997 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Hartley Culpepper
- Ruling Passion (1997) ... Hartley Culpepper
 1997 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Ralph Merridew
- Diplomatic Baggage (1997) ... Ralph Merridew
 1996 Cracker (TV Series)
Commander Gordon Ellison
- White Ghost (1996) ... Commander Gordon Ellison
 1995 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
 1994 Degas and Pissarro Fall Out (Short)
Degas
 1993 Between the Lines (TV Series)
Thomas Wenleigh
- The Fifth Estate (1993) ... Thomas Wenleigh
- Some Must Watch (1993) ... Thomas Wenleigh
 1990-1991 The Wars of the Roses (TV Series)
Duke of Buckingham / Jack Cade / Earl of Suffolk / ...
- Richard III (1991) ... Duke of Buckingham
- Henry VI: House of York (1991) ... Jack Cade
- Henry VI: House of Lancaster (1991) ... Earl of Suffolk
- Henry IV: Part 2 (1991) ... Henry Prince of Wales
- Henry V (1991) ... King Henry V
 1989 Summer's Lease (TV Mini-Series)
Hugh Pargeter
- The Urbino Trail (1989) ... Hugh Pargeter
- A Battlefield (1989) ... Hugh Pargeter
- Where the Water Goes (1989) ... Hugh Pargeter
- Villa to Let (1989) ... Hugh Pargeter
 1989 Russian Season: Towards New Shores (TV Movie) (voice)
 1987 The Return of Sherlock Holmes (TV Movie)
Sherlock Holmes
 1986 The Theban Plays by Sophocles (TV Series)
Oedipus Rex
- Theban Plays: Oedipus the King (1986) ... Oedipus Rex
 1986 Screenplay (TV Series)
Thomas Kyd
- The Marlowe Inquest (1986) ... Thomas Kyd
 1985 Oscar (TV Series)
Narrator
- De Profundis (1985) ... Narrator (voice)
- Trials (1985) ... Narrator (voice)
- Gilded Youth (1985) ... Narrator (voice)
 1984 Freud (TV Mini-Series)
Carl Jung
- The World as Dream (1984) ... Carl Jung
- Messiah (1984) ... Carl Jung
 1984 Waving to a Train (TV Movie)
Richard
 1982 Cymbeline (TV Movie)
Posthumus
 1982 Outside Edge (TV Movie)
Bob
 1982 Timewatch (TV Series documentary)
Narrator (1996)
 1978-1982 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Alexei Turbin / Saint-Just
- The White Guard (1982) ... Alexei Turbin
- Danton's Death (1978) ... Saint-Just
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
John Lilburne
- A Last Visitor for Mr. Hugh Peter (1981) ... John Lilburne
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
E1A
- Mr. & Ms. Bureaucrat (1978) ... E1A
 1977 The Witches of Pendle (TV Movie)
Minister
 1968-1977 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Don Harris / Peter Bell / Lancelot Wishart
- It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (1977) ... Don Harris
- The Tycoon (1968) ... Peter Bell
- Rogues' Gallery: The Tale of Lancelot Wishart (1968) ... Lancelot Wishart
 1972 No Exit (TV Series)
Ian Strawson
- Last Land (1972) ... Ian Strawson
 1972 Callan (TV Series)
Lafarge
- The Contract (1972) ... Lafarge
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Martin
- An Affair of Honour (1972) ... Martin
 1971 Public Eye (TV Series)
John Sheldon
- Well - There Was This Girl, You See... (1971) ... John Sheldon
 1970 Hamlet: An Introduction (Short)
 1968-1970 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Tom / Adrian
- The Dolly Scene (1970) ... Tom
- No Easy Walk (1968) ... Adrian
 1970 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Hans
- The Unconquered (1970) ... Hans
 1967-1970 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Geoffrey Cromlech / Garry / Youth
- Mad Jack (1970) ... Geoffrey Cromlech
- Anyone for Tennis? (1968) ... Garry
- The Order (1967) ... Youth
 1969 Hamlet
Laertes
 1968 The Root of All Evil? (TV Series)
Clive Pinner
- The Right Attitude? (1968) ... Clive Pinner
 1968 Middlemarch (TV Mini-Series)
Will Ladislaw
- Scandals (1968) ... Will Ladislaw
- The Wife and the Widow (1968) ... Will Ladislaw
- The Husbands (1968) ... Will Ladislaw
- Homecoming (1968) ... Will Ladislaw
- The New Doctor (1968) ... Will Ladislaw
 1966-1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Alexander / Wulfnoth
- The Single Passion (1967) ... Alexander
- Conquest: The Encounter (1966) ... Wulfnoth
 1967 Sat'day While Sunday (TV Series)
Adrian
- Once a Year in the Season: Part 2 (1967) ... Adrian
- Once a Year in the Season: Part 1 (1967) ... Adrian
 1967 Escape (TV Series)
Byron
- Five Men for Freedom (1967) ... Byron
 1967 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Gerry Waltham
- It Couldn't Be Charlie (1967) ... Gerry Waltham
 1966 Thirteen Against Fate (TV Series)
Youth
- The Consul (1966) ... Youth
 1965 The Wars of the Roses (TV Mini-Series)
- The Inheritance (1965)
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Other Works:

He acted in Joe Orton's play, "What the Butler Saw," at the Richmond Theatre in London, England with Jane Asher, Benjamin Whitrow, Edward Clarke, Kate Alderton, and David Cardy in the cast. Jeremy Sams was director. See more »

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6' 0¾" (1.85 m)
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Fragile (2005) is the first theatrically released film he has starred in since Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). His works since then have been TV movies and TV series. See more »

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