67 (passed away Aug. 31st, 2005)
Jun. 18th, 1938
Aberdeen, Grampian, Scotland, UK
Michael Sheard's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles[none found]
- Michael played Adolf Hitler in four films (_Rogue Male (1976) (TV)_ (qv), _The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985) (TV)_ (qv), _Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)_ (qv) and _Hitler of the Andes (2003) (TV)_ (qv)) and one television series (_"The Tomorrow People" (1973)_ (qv)); he has also played Heinrich Himmler in two films (_The Death of Adolf Hitler (1973) (TV)_ (qv) and _The Bunker (1981) (TV)_ (qv)) and one mini-series (_"Space" (1985)_ (qv)).
- His wife Ros Sheard is an artist: she has painted several scenes on the Isle of Wight where she and Michael lived.
- When playing French teacher Mr Bronson in the BBC's Grange Hill, he couldn't speak French, so his wife rewrote all of his French lines phonetically, so that he could pronounce them correctly.
- Father of 'Simon Sheard' (qv).
- His stage surname 'Sheard' is his mother's maiden name.
- Has described his death as "Admiral Ozzel" in _Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)_ (qv) as the best death in a movie.
- Was the tyrannical school teacher Mr Bronson in the children's TV drama _"Grange Hill" (1978)_ (qv) in the mid 1980s.
- Was a very good friend of actor 'Ronald Lacey' (qv), who beat him to the role of Toht in _Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)_ (qv).
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