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Michael Angelis (born in Merseyside, Liverpool, England, UK on 18th January 1952) is an English actor and voice actor who was the longest running Thomas and Friends narrator, holding the position for 21 years. He narrated from the third to sixteenth seasons for the UK. He also narrated six American episodes on the New Friends for Thomas and Other Adventures DVD, the first six The Railway Stories CDs, other miscellaneous merchandise and promos/commercials.

Bio

Angelis appears in many British television shows, such as "The Liver Birds", "Reilly: Ace of Spies", "Minder", "Sweet Medicine", "A & E", "Merseybeat", "A Touch of Frost", "Boys from the Blackstuff", "Midsomer Murders", "The Bill", "Auf Wiedersehen Pet", "I Woke Up One Morning", "George and Mildred", "Z Cars" and "Good Cop".

He has an older brother, Paul Angelis and was married to Helen Worth,an actor for the long-running soap, Coronation Street, from 1991 until 2001. He later married model Jennifer Khalastchi. Coincidentally, Paul provided the voice of Ringo Starr, who in reality was the previous narrator of Thomas & Friends in the UK and US, in the Beatles' animated film "Yellow Submarine".

He was originally hired to voice James and Percy in Thomas and the Magic Railroad, but was later replaced by Susan Roman and Linda Ballantyne respectively because the American test audience thought that he made the characters sound old.

Michael has also starred in various television adverts, including Stones Bitter, the Post Office, McDonald's and Think Road Safety Campaigns.

Angelis also narrated John Peel's autobiography, "Margrave of the Marshes", on BBC Radio 4 in 2005, later released by AudioGO. In 2006 he starred in the film, "Fated", set in his hometown of Liverpool, as well as in episodes of "Midsomer Murders" and "The Bill" in 2007.

In September 2011, he participated in the BBC Radio 4 programme "The Reunion" talking with other cast members about his roles in the landmark 1980's drama series "Boys from the Blackstuff".

Filmography

Film

TV

  • The Scobie Man (1972)
  • Thirty-Minute Theatre (1972)
  • Coronation Street (1972)
  • Village Hall (1974)
  • Z Cars (1972-1974)
  • Rock Follies (1976)
  • Crown Court (1977)
  • Robin's Nest (1977-1978)
  • Hazell (1979)
  • Me You and Him (1979)
  • The Black Stuff (1980)
  • Minder (1980)
  • The Little World of Don Camillo (1981)
  • BBC2 Playhouse (1981)
  • World's End (1981)
  • Wood and Walters (1982)
  • The Gaffer (1982)
  • Boys from the Blackstuff (1982)
  • The Professionals (1982)
  • Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)
  • Bergerac (1983)
  • Pride of our Alley (1983)
  • I Woke Up One Morning (1985)
  • Summer Season (1985)
  • The Marksman (1987)
  • Bread (1989)
  • The Russ Abbot Show (1989)
  • Single Voices (1990)
  • G.B.H. (1991)
  • Thomas & Friends (1991-2012)
  • Wail of the Banshee (1992)
  • Between the Lines (1992)
  • Boon (1992)
  • Casualty (1993-2015)
  • Lovejoy (1993)
  • Luv (1993)
  • Woodcock (1994)
  • September Song (1993-1995)
  • Joseph (1995)
  • The Liver Birds (1975-1996)
  • Giving Tongue (1996)
  • A Touch of Frost (1997)
  • Melissa (1997)
  • Harry Enfield and Chums (1997)
  • The Ambassador (1998)
  • The Jump (1998)
  • Holby City (2000)
  • Heartbeat (2000)
  • Playing the Field (2000)
  • Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (2002)
  • Always and Everyone (2002)
  • Sweet Medicine (2003)
  • Midsomer Murders (2007)
  • The Bill (2007)
  • Good Cop (2012)

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