Keith Michell

  • Born: (Australia)
  • Died: (United Kingdom)

Keith Joseph Michell (1 December 1926 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia – 20 November 2015 Hampstead, London, England, UK) was an Australian actor who worked primarily in the United Kingdom, and was best known for his television and film portrayals of King Henry VIII. He appeared extensively in Shakespeare and other classics and musicals in Britain, and was also in several Broadway productions. He was an artistic director of the Chichester Festival Theatre in the 1970s and later had a recurring role on Murder, She Wrote. He was also known for illustrating a collection of Jeremy Lloyd's poems Captain Beaky, and singing the title song from the associated album.


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