Franco Zeffirelli's The Taming of the Shrew provided York's feature film debut opposite Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Also for Zeffirelli, York played Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet and John the Baptist in Jesus of Nazareth. For the past thirty years, York has starred in nearly fifty groundbreaking and critically acclaimed films including Cabaret, The Three Musketeers, Something for Everyone, Murder On the Orient Express, Conduct Unbecoming, Logan's Run, Fedora and The Island of Dr. Moreau, among many more. He has recently finished filming the comedy Merchants of Venus with Beverly D'Angelo and a millenial thriller, The Code.
His television credits are incredibly varied and include: The Forsyte Saga, A Man Called Intrepid, The Heat of Day, Space, Fall From Grace and more recently, A Knight in Camelot, with Whoopi Goldberg
After playing Hamlet in London, York made his American stage debut in the world premiere of Tennessee Williams' Out Cry on Broadway, where he also appeared in Bent, The Little Prince, The Crucible and Someone Who'll Watch Over Me. His regional work includes a 'Cyrano' at Santa Fe.
As well as being featured in radio theatre, York has also recorded over 50 audio books, including a version of his best-selling autobiography Accidentally on Purpose and his children's book The Magic Paw-Paw, and a Grammy-nominated Treasure Island.
Presently, York, the Chairman of the California Youth Theatre, lives in Los Angeles with his wife Pat. His service to the arts has been recognized by the Award of the Order of the British Empire.
Michael York Facts
|Birth Name||Michael York-Johnson|
|Birthday||March 27, 1942 (77)|
|Birthplace||Fulmer, England, United Kingdom|
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