Michael J. Jackson

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Michael J. Jackson
Nationality British
Alma mater University of London
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Michael J. Jackson is an English actor.

Early career

Jackson studied at the University of London and then joined repertory theatre in Sheffield, followed by Coventry, Birmingham and Edinburgh. [1] He appeared in several theatre productions early on in his career, including a West End production with Rowan Atkinson and Watford's Palace Theatre's production of The Incident at Tulse Hill. He won the Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer Actor in 1978. [2]

He continues to work in theatres across the country throughout his career, including a stint as Duke Frederick in Shakespeare's As You Like It and most recently when he starred as George Pye in Humble Boy at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter.

Television appearances

Jackson appeared in several television series at the beginning of his career starting with one episode of Man About The House in 1973, followed by Anna Karenina, Till Death... , The Legend of Robin Hood , Play For Today , Doctor Who , One Summer and Fairly Secret Army . In 1988, Jackson appeared in the television series Wish Me Luck , with a leading role in all three series between 1988 and 1990. Following the success of this show Jackson appeared in one-off episodes of Maigret , Bugs and Ellington before undertaking a role in the Liverpudlian soap Brookside in 1996–98.

Jackson also made several appearances in the television series Highlander: The Series in 1996–97. His next television role was in the drama Now You See Her, also starring Amanda Holden. He went on to appear in The White Knight Stratagem, Dalziel and Pascoe and Judge John Deed .

In 1999, Jackson attended the Chronicles 1999 Highlander convention in Birmingham. He took part in a questions and answers session along with other cast members.

In 2002, Jackson appeared in the television drama Birthday Girl starring Sarah Lancashire. His next television role was as a doctor in the BBC soap/drama Doctors from 2003–04. He has since appeared in Murphy's Law , Casualty , Faith, Dream Team and more recently the ITV drama Mobile which was screened in May 2007.

During October/November 2007, Jackson took part in a reality television show Make Me a Film Star. He was on the judging panel auditioning actors for a role in a new film which he will co-direct with Phil Middlemiss (also on the panel).

In October 2010, he joined the cast of Emmerdale , playing the character Jerry Walsh. He had previously appeared in Emmerdale in 1995 as a professor.

In September 2012, Jackson appeared in Coronation Street as the character Sid Altree.


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1979 That Summer! Hotel Clerk
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1987 The Fourth Protocol Major Pavlov
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  1. Who's Who in Television. London: ITV Books. 1980. p. 127. ISBN   978-0-900727-72-6.
  2. "Evening Standard British Film Awards 1973-1989". Evening Standard . 10 January 2003. Retrieved 25 August 2009.