Jan. 18th, 1952
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Michael Angelis' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue
Guest TV Roles
Michael Angelis was one of the stars of the famous 1982 BBC drama serial Boys from the Black Stuff and another Alan Bleasedale drama G.B.H.. He also starred in comedies such as Luv and The Liver Birds, in which he appeared between series 5 and 9. He appeared as a villain in the revived television series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, alongside former fellow Black Stuff star Alan Igbon.
Angelis is perhaps best known for narrating the British Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends series, which he has done since 1991, when he took over from Ringo Starr. Angelis was originally intended to provide some of the voices in the film adaptation of the series, Thomas & the Magic Railroad, but he was dropped from the project when U.S. test audiences thought he made the characters he originally voiced, James Percy and Gordon sound too old. In 2007, he was reported to have stepped down from his role, with Pierce Brosnan taking over the role. However, Brosnan's narration was heard only in one feature special The Great Discovery, and Angelis has continued to provide the narration ever since. Angelis also narrated John Peel's autobiography, Margrave of the Marshes, on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.
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.
Angelis was married to the Coronation Street actress Helen Worth, but the two divorced in 2001.
In September 2011 he participated in the BBC Radio 4 programme 'The Reunion' talking with others cast members about his roles in the landmark 1980s drama series Boys from the Blackstuff [
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