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Michael York

1942 - Today

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Michael York OBE (born Michael Hugh Johnson; 27 March 1942) is an English film, television and stage actor. After performing on-stage with the Royal National Theatre, he had a breakthrough in films by playing Tybalt in Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (1968). His blond, blue-eyed boyish looks and English upper social class demeanor saw him play leading roles in several major British and Hollywood films of the 1970s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael York has received more than 2,962,443 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Michael York is the 834th most popular actor (down from 675th in 2019), the 986th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 849th in 2019) and the 127th most popular British Actor.

Michael York is most famous for his role as the elf prince in the film "The Lord of the Rings"

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  • 3.0M

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  • 59.29

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  • 42

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  • 3.58

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.50

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Among actors, Michael York ranks 834 out of 9,996Before him are James Avery, María Casares, Eric Idle, Ugo Tognazzi, Katina Paxinou, and Peter Weller. After him are Dorothy Malone, Ray Milland, James Mason, Sebastian Shaw, Marisa Paredes, and Brad Dourif.

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Among people born in 1942, Michael York ranks 110Before him are Valeri Polyakov, Jacques Dubochet, Britt Ekland, Hannu Mikkola, Gottfried John, and Amine Gemayel. After him are Margarethe von Trotta, Prince Michael of Kent, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Bert Sakmann, László Sólyom, and Anita Pallenberg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael York ranks 986 out of 7,765Before him are Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire (1480), Naomi Campbell (1970), Alexander III of Scotland (1241), Max Mosley (1940), Roger Scruton (1944), and Julia Gillard (1961). After him are William Hyde Wollaston (1766), Edmund Leighton (1852), John Kay (1704), John E. Walker (1941), Prince Michael of Kent (1942), and Ray Milland (1907).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Michael York ranks 127Before him are Brian Cox (1946), Orlando Bloom (1977), Michael Palin (1943), Ian McDiarmid (1944), Denholm Elliott (1922), and Eric Idle (1943). After him are Ray Milland (1907), James Mason (1909), Sebastian Shaw (1905), Charlotte Gainsbourg (1971), Honor Blackman (1925), and Robert Hardy (1925).

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