Michael laughs, and says: “I’ve no idea where the name came from!”, He is also in the dark – still – about his character’s illness: “He is confined to bed the whole time – though I think I got out into the garden once. The Liverpool Echo's twice-daily email brings you the biggest stories - don't miss out. Famously, Michael took over the duties of voicing Thomas The Tank Engine from fellow Dingle native Ringo Starr. Michael Angelis, best known for Alan Bleasdale dramas Boys from the Blackstuff and GBH has died suddenly aged 76. At one point, Robert tells his son: “The trouble with you being a copper is you get to see too much sh**e. Life’s good, people are good.”. But they didn't. Interview: Helen Worth - It had been perfect for 21 wonderful years.. when it ended I felt lost. They have three children. He adds: “ I left Liverpool in 1972 – in those days you had to be in London to go for auditions, it was as simple as that. W. Awdry’s stories. Michael Angelis Celebrity Profile - Check out the latest Michael Angelis photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at Rotten Tomatoes! Michael Jackson's Tragic Real-Life … I’d like to see a reprisal of that. Everton given double injury boost as Jonjoe Kenny and Cenk Tosun sent transfer message. Could all this mean you’d consider returning here to live? “I don’t know what it is, but there is a vibrancy about it – whether it’s the Irish influence I don’t know. I always do – it’s always a riot.”. Michael was the younger brother of late actor Paul Angelis… ACTOR Michael Angelis – who plays Robert Rocksavage, the father of police officer John Paul in new BBC drama Good Cop – is a very good person to ask about the old and new Liverpool. “The rest of it’s there – it must have been something I said!”, This autumn, meanwhile, will be the 30th anniversary of the first screening of Boys From The Blackstuff and Michael proudly says: “The series never seems to go away – it had such an impact and people still talk about it all these years on. In 2007, we were led to believe that Michael Brandon would be replaced as the US Storyteller by Pierce Brosnan, fulfilling an international, all English-speaking territories role. 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GBH is a seven-part British television drama written by Alan Bleasdale shown in the summer of 1991 on Channel 4. Angelis may be known better by younger audiences as the narrator of kids TV favourite Thomas and Friends. Up until Blackstuff I did a hell of a lot of comedy.”. Seinfeld star Michael Richards was spotted out in Los Angeles over the weekend as he enjoyed some family time outdoor. And how does he think Good Cop will be viewed? Brown plays Sav, whose life takes a dark and deadly turn after he locks horns with heavy-duty thug Noel Finch (Stephen Graham) in a city restaurant. He started acting when he was a … He is also a man who, despite being confined to his bed, clearly has a bright and optimistic view of life. In an interview with the Mirror in 2016, ... Helen was previously married to Michael Angelis. More recent roles have seen him provide the voice of father ant in the Post Office advertisements and a carrot for McDonalds! MICHAEL Angelis had a hugely varied career, starring in film and on stage and television, and narrating the children’s favourite, Thomas … The sad news was broken by his agent who stated that Angelis died suddenly while at home with his wife on Saturday. It was the first time you’d see people like Julie Walters, for example, Bernard Hill and Michael Angelis, who died recently, just really great actors. Thomas and Friends, previously known as Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, is the name of the television series based on the Railway Series by the Reverend W. Awdry. If you didn’t go down you didn’t get anywhere. The four-parter features Warren Brown in the lead role and also stars Stephen Graham, Mark Womack, Stephen Walters, Aisling Loftus, Kerrie Hayes and Christine Tremarco. ACTOR Michael Angelis – who plays Robert Rocksavage, the father of police officer John Paul in new BBC drama Good Cop – is a very good person to ask about the old and new Liverpool. ... according to Reuters interviews with executives. Billy Meier Time Travel Dinosaur Photo & Interview with Michael Horn - Hoax Hunter. I kept asking ‘What’s wrong with him?’ but no one would tell me. Michael Angelis Celebrity Ghost Box Interview Evp. The first time I read the script I thought ‘Oh yeah, this is it!’ It’s a great piece of work; very realistic. Michael Angelis dead aged 68: Thomas the Tank Engine narrator and Liver Birds star passes away at his home. Liverpool owners FSG are set to see out January without any major additions but could it be a decision they live to regret? When Ringo left, Angelis brought diversity to the role, providing numerous different accents, dialects and individual voices for each of the characters – over time, this did lack consistency, which he blames on the wide range of characters he previously had to voice. “No, I think I’ve been away too long,” he says. Angelis may be known better by younger audiences as the narrator of kids TV favourite Thomas and Friends. Michael Angelis, who narrated the classic Thomas the Tank Engine cartoons, has died at 68. “And we had some good nights in Liverpool – we went out for some nice meals and had far too much to drink!”, He adds: “My scenes were all shot around Lark Lane and I had a great time in the city. Michael Angelis, who was best known for narrating Thomas The Tank Engine series Thomas And Friends, has died at the age of 68, his agent said. The actor, who replaced original narrator Ringo Starr in 1991, died while at home with his wife on Saturday. Mike made it all look so easy. While he has told more Thomas stories than anyone else, Angelis’ tenure has not always been smooth. 13:55. “I’ve only seen the first episode, so I’m looking forward to seeing the whole thing. Not that he’s complaining: “Stephen is a lovely writer. Michael Angelis died suddenly at home with his wife on Saturday. Sadly, where I lived has gone now and that I do find depressing. Everyone I have spoken to who has seen it is very pleased. I saw a huge difference – and for the better. IGNORE ANY TITLE CARDS NOT ALIGNED WITH THE CORRECT EPISODES! With the shifting changes made by HIT Entertainment for the series, Michael now only provides the narrative for the new CGI-based Thomas and Friends series and tie-in specials. There's a moment in it that made my heart stop, his kids are starving, he finds … Michael Angelis passes away aged 68 It is Cult Faction’s sad duty to announce that Michael Angelis has passed away at the age of 68 years old. The closest place I can think of to compare it with is Dublin.”. In 1982, millions of viewers saw him play Chrissie Todd in Alan Bleasdale’s Boys From The Blackstuff. The actor, who replaced original narrator Ringo Starr in 1991, died while at home with his wife on Saturday. Michael Angelis, voice behind 'Thomas The Tank Engine', dies at 76 Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian vows to fight for the black community Book … It just looks amazing and I thought the city, in general, was looking great, I really did. The protagonists are Michael Murray (played by Robert Lindsay), the hard-left Labour leader of a city council in the North of England, and Jim Nelson (played by Michael Palin), the headmaster of a special school. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Michael, 60, from Dingle , may have lived in London since the early 1970s, but he has worked in the city at critical points in its history. Pierce’s appointment, however, was reduced to a Guest Storyteller role on The Great Discovery Special, and both Michael Angelis and Michael Brandon were reinstated for Series 12. He is a writer and producer, known for Boys from the Blackstuff (1982), G.B.H. And Warren Brown is a great actor and lovely lad – him and his girlfriend were down here the other weekend for a barbecue. He has been married to Julia Moses since December 28, 1970. Two particular scenes from that series will have stuck in many Merseysiders’ minds: when Chrissie was walking past the former Tate and Lyle factory as it was being bulldozed, and through the then mud-filled, derelict and decaying Albert Dock. Michael, who today lives in Berkshire, also has an upbeat view of things. The people haven’t changed and I don’t think that will ever happen because Liverpool is not like any other part of the UK. Did appearing in Blackstuff overshadow your previous works, including The Liver Birds (in which he played the rabbit-loving Lucien), and the way people looked at you? “But the city still feels the same – it still has the same vibe. Multiple media outlets report that Michael Angelis, the British actor best known for giving narrative voice to the animated children’s series through the 1990s and beyond, has died.. BBC reports that Angelis passed away in London on May 30 at the age of 76. On the evidence of the first episode, the relationship between Rocksavage senior and Rocksavage junior is a strong and mutually supportive one. He was married for a number of years to Coronation Street's Helen Worth (Gail Platt), but they subsequently split in 2001, and he has since remarried to model Jennifer Khalastchi. The Liver Birds is a British situation comedy, set in Liverpool, Merseyside, North-West of England, which aired on BBC1 from 1969 to 1978, and again in 1996. Is this the most striking surname you’ve ever been given as an actor? “Absolutely it did. And that wasn’t even his character’s catchphrase, but that of Yosser Hughes – played by Bernard Hill. Veteran actor Michael Angelis, who narrated the popular animated children's series "Thomas The Tank Engine", has died at the age of 76.According to Deadline, the British actor passed away at home in the presence of his wife Jennifer Khalastchi.The cause of death was not given. RIP Michael Angelis, the heart of Boys from The Blackstuff. CORONATION Street and Brookside star Alan Igbon's niece has paid tribute to the 68-year-old after he "passed away peacefully". and as a UK narrator of the British children's series Thomas & Friends from 1991 to 2012, as well as several other products and media related to the franchise He loved working on the show – and loved being back in born again Liverpool. “And, to be honest, I’ve just moved from London to Berkshire – and, after that, I never want to move again!”. 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