About Michael York

Michael York has enjoyed a successful international career for 40 years, creating an impressive body of work on stage, screen and in studio.

Graduating from Oxford University, he joined Britain's National Theatre where he worked with Franco Zeffirelli who, in 1967, launched York's film career in The Taming of the Shrew. He also starred in Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet and Jesus of Nazareth.

York's more than 60 other screen credits include memorable roles in Cabaret, Something for Everyone, The Three Musketeers, Logan's Run, The Island of Doctor Moreau, Murder on the Orient Express and Fedora. He also played in all three Austin Powers movies, and the two Omega Code movies.

His television work includes The Forsyte Saga, Great Expectations, Space, The Far Country, The Heat of the Day, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Icon.

Among his Broadway credits are Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, Bent, The Little Prince, The Crucible and Tennessee Williams' Outcry.

York has recorded over 60 audio books. Grammy-nominated for Treasure Island, he won an Audie for The Fencing Master. A recent CD is the Tennyson/Strauss Enoch Arden which he has also performed internationally in concert.

His autobiography, Accidentally on Purpose, was followed by A Shakespearean Actor Prepares and Dispatches from Armageddon. His next book, Are My Blinkers Showing? will be published in September 2005.

Awarded Britain's OBE, France's Arts et Lettres, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife Pat, the celebrated photographer.

More information at www.michaelyork.net.