Michael Jayston

Michael Jayston

Oct. 29th, 1935
Born in
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
5' 10"

Michael Jayston's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (UK) TV Show
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (UK)
Jane Eyre (UK) (1973) TV Show
Jane Eyre (UK) (1973)
Cluedo (UK) TV Show
Cluedo (UK)
A Bit Of A Do (UK) TV Show
A Bit Of A Do (UK)
Haggard (UK) TV Show
Haggard (UK)
Quiller (UK) TV Show
Quiller (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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  • A particulary sought-after actor for sophisticated voiceovers.
  • Played James Bond in 'You Only Live Twice', on BBC radio.
  • Was offered the part of Captain Striker (played by 'Keith Barron' (qv)) in _"Doctor Who" (1963) {Enlightenment (#20.5)}_.
  • He is the only actor to play both 'Ian Fleming (I)' (qv)'s James Bond 007 and the Doctor in _"Doctor Who" (1963)_ (qv). He played Bond in a 1971 BBC radio adaptation of _You Only Live Twice (1967)_ (qv) and was at one point considered for the role on film. He portrayed the Valeyard, a possible future, evil incarnation of the Doctor, throughout the 1986 series of _"Doctor Who" (1963)_ (qv). He later reprised his role in the 2003 Big Finish audio drama "He Jests at Scars...".
  • Played the role of the evil Valeyard in the "Trial of the Time Lord" season of _"Doctor Who" (1963)_ (qv), an amalgamation of the dark side of the Doctor between his twelfth and thirteenth regenerations.
  • Classical British stage actor (Hamlet, Henry V) who came into his own briefly in 70s historical films, particularly as Czar Nicholas in _Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)_ (qv). Now a familiar face on British TV screens.
  • Once considered for the role of James Bond during re-negotiations for 'Roger Moore (I)' (qv)'s services.

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