Mike Gwilym

Last updated
Mike Gwilym
Mike Gwilym.jpeg
Born
Michael Gwilym

(1949-03-05) 5 March 1949 (age 71)
OccupationActor
Years active1969–1990
Spouse(s)E. M. Coutinho [1]
Websitewww.sotogrande.us

Mike Gwilym (born 5 March 1949) is a Welsh actor.

Early life

Born in Neath, Gwilym is the brother of actor Robert Gwilym, son of Arthur Aubrey Remington Gwilym and Renée Mathilde Eugénie Léonce Dupont. [2] His parents were the proprietors of a women's clothing chain in Wales and his maternal grandfather was the Belgian oil industrialist Edmond Jules Dupont from Liège. [3] Mike Gwilym's interest in acting began while at Wycliffe Preparatory School, [4] [5] but he began his acting career while at university at Oxford with the Oxford University Dramatic Society, and went on to join the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre before becoming an associate actor of the Royal Shakespeare Company

Contents

Career

His stage debut was as 'Prince Hal' in Henry IV, Part 1 at the Playhouse Theatre, Sheffield, UK in 1969.

Gwilym joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1974; his debut in London was with that company in that year as 'Vlass' in Summerfolk , at the Aldwych Theatre. [2] He starred in many of their productions during the late 1970s and early 1980s, including The Comedy of Errors , King Lear , Troilus and Cressida , and Love's Labour's Lost . He made his television debut in the BBC's 1975 adaptation of How Green Was My Valley . His most high-profile role was as jockey-turned-detective Sid Halley in The Racing Game, a six-part Yorkshire Television series based on Dick Francis's 1965 novel Odds Against, [6] and his film credits include roles in Hopscotch (1980), Venom (1981), Priest of Love (1981), A.D. (1985), and Peter the Great (1986). He subsequently returned to playing classical roles on stage and screen. In the BBC Television Shakespeare series, he starred in Coriolanus (as Aufidius), in Love's Labour's Lost (as Berowne), and Pericles, Prince of Tyre in the title role.

Gwilym retired from the professional stage to the South of Spain (province of Malaga), where his parents had a summer home. From the year 2001 he has shared a home with his partner in Sotogrande in the province of Cadiz. [7]

Related Research Articles

Kenneth Branagh Northern Irish actor, director, screenwriter, and producer

Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh is a Northern Irish actor and filmmaker. Branagh trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London; in 2015 he succeeded Richard Attenborough as its president. He has been nominated for five Academy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards; he has won three BAFTAs and two Emmy Awards. He was appointed a Knight Bachelor in the 2012 Birthday Honours and knighted on 9 November 2012. He was made a Freeman of his native city of Belfast in January 2018. In 2020, he was listed at number 20 on The Irish Times list of Ireland's greatest film actors.

Michael Redgrave English actor

Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave CBE was an English stage and film actor, director, manager, and author. He received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Mourning Becomes Electra (1947), as well as two BAFTA nominations for Best British Actor for his performances in The Night My Number Came Up (1955) and Time Without Pity (1957).

Derek Jacobi English actor and film director

Sir Derek George Jacobi is an English actor and stage director.

Simon Callow British actor, writer, and theatre director

Simon Phillip Hugh Callow is an English actor, writer, and theatre and opera director.

Christopher Plummer Canadian actor

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer was a Canadian actor. His career spanned seven decades, gaining recognition for his performances in film, television, and theatre. Plummer made his Broadway debut in 1954 and continued to act in leading roles on stage playing Cyrano de Bergerac in Cyrano (1974), Iago in Othello, as well as playing the titular roles in Hamlet at Elsinore (1964), Macbeth, King Lear, and Barrymore. Plummer also performed in stage productions J.B., No Man's Land, and Inherit the Wind.

Stacy Keach American actor

Walter Stacy Keach Jr., known professionally as Stacy Keach, is an American actor and narrator. He has played mainly dramatic roles throughout his career, often in law enforcement or as a private detective. His most prominent role was as Mickey Spillane's fictional detective Mike Hammer, which he played in numerous stand-alone television films and at least three television series throughout the 1980s and 1990s. The role earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination in 1984.

Charles Keating was an English actor.

Ian Charleson British actor

Ian Charleson was a Scottish stage and film actor. He is best known internationally for his starring role as Olympic athlete and missionary Eric Liddell, in the Oscar-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire. He is also well known for his portrayal of Rev. Charlie Andrews in the 1982 Oscar-winning film Gandhi.

Michael Pennington

Michael Vivian Fyfe Pennington is an English actor, director and writer. Together with director Michael Bogdanov, he founded the English Shakespeare Company in 1986 and was its Joint Artistic Director until 1992. He has written ten books, directed in the UK, US, Romania and Japan, and is an Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is best known as Moff Jerjerrod in the original Star Wars trilogy film Return of the Jedi.

Mark Rylance English actor, theatre director, and playwright

Sir David Mark Rylance Waters is an English actor, theatre director, and playwright. He was the first artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe in London, between 1995 and 2005. After training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, Rylance made his professional debut at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow in 1980. He appeared in the West End productions of Much Ado About Nothing in 1994 and Jerusalem in 2010, winning the Olivier Award for Best Actor for both. He has also appeared on Broadway, winning three Tony Awards: two for Best Actor for Boeing Boeing in 2008 and Jerusalem in 2011, and one for Best Featured Actor for Twelfth Night in 2014. He received Best Actor nominations for Richard III in 2014 and Farinelli and the King in 2017. He is one of only eight actors to have won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play twice while his nominations for Richard III and Twelfth Night in 2014 make him one of only six performers to be nominated in two acting categories in the same year.

Jack Shepherd is an English actor, playwright, theatre director, saxophone player and jazz pianist. He is known for his television roles, most notably the title role in Trevor Griffiths' series about a young Labour MP Bill Brand (1976), and the detective drama Wycliffe (1993–1998). His film appearances include All Neat in Black Stockings (1969), Wonderland (1999) and The Golden Compass (2007). He won the 1983 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a New Play for the original production of Glengarry Glen Ross.

Paterson Joseph British actor

Paterson Joseph is a British actor. He appeared in the Royal Shakespeare Company productions of King Lear and Love's Labour's Lost in 1990. On television he is known for his roles in Casualty (1997–1998), as Alan Johnson in Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show (2003–2015), Green Wing (2004–2006), Survivors (2008–2010), Boy Meets Girl (2009), as DI Wes Layton in Law & Order: UK (2013–2014), as DCI Mark Maxwell in Safe House (2015–2017), and as Connor Mason in Timeless (2016–2018). His film roles include The Beach (2000), Greenfingers (2001), Æon Flux (2005) and The Other Man (2008). He is also known for his various performances of the Marquis de Carabas in adaptations of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere (1996).

Michael Emerson American actor

Michael Emerson is an American film and television actor who is best known for his roles as serial killer William Hinks on The Practice, Benjamin Linus on Lost, Zep Hindle in the first Saw film, Cayden James on Arrow, and Harold Finch on the CBS series Person of Interest. Emerson has also worked extensively in theater and narration. He has won two Primetime Emmy Awards and been nominated for three others, as well as receiving other awards and nominations. He currently stars as Dr. Leland Townsend in the CBS thriller series Evil.

David Threlfall is an English stage, film and television actor and director. He is best known for playing Frank Gallagher in Channel 4's series Shameless. He has also directed several episodes of the show. In April 2014, he portrayed comedian Tommy Cooper in a television film entitled Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This. In 2014, he starred alongside Jude Law in the thriller Black Sea.

Robert Gwilym, sometimes known as Bob Gwilym, is a Welsh actor.

Michael Cronin is an English actor.

Lenny Baker American actor

Leonard Joel "Lenny" Baker was an American actor of stage, film, and television, best known for his Golden-Globe-nominated performance in the 1976 Paul Mazursky film Next Stop, Greenwich Village and his 1977 Tony Award-winning performance in the stage play I Love My Wife.

Michelle Terry

Michelle Terry is an Olivier Award–winning English actress and writer, known for her extensive work for Shakespeare's Globe, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre, as well as her television work, notably writing and starring in the Sky One television series The Café. Terry took up the role of artistic director at Shakespeare's Globe in April 2018.

Gwilym Lee Welsh actor

Gwilym Lee is a British actor. He is known for his roles in The Tourist (2010), A Song for Jenny (2015), Jamestown (2017), Top End Wedding (2018), Midsomer Murders, and playing guitarist Brian May in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).

Dikran Tulaine is an English-Armenian actor, storyteller and playwright. He had a recurring guest role of Max on the NBC series The Blacklist (2013–15), and was in the films G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), Black Knight (2001) and Seeking Justice (2011).

References

  1. "Home". Sotogrande.us. Retrieved 2015-10-31.
  2. 1 2 "Mike Gwilym Biography (1949-)". Filmreference.com. 1949-03-05. Retrieved 2015-10-31.
  3. Ali Stokes (21 September 2002). "Living life to the Max Max". South Wales Echo. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  4. "Wycliffe College怀柯利福学院|英国中学". Anglo-chinese.com. Retrieved 2015-10-31.
  5. "Wycliffe day and boarding school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 18". Wycliffe.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-10-31.
  6. Dick Francis (1986) [First published 1957, updated 1982]. The Sport of Queens. New York: Penzler Books. p. 243. ISBN   0-445-40331-4.
  7. "www.sotogrande.us - About us". sotogrande.us. Retrieved 2017-08-20.