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18 January 1952 |
Liverpool, Lancashire, England
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
|Known for||Thomas & Friends|
|Spouse(s)||Helen Worth (m. 1991–2001) (divorced)
Jennifer Khalastchi (m. 2001)
|Relatives||Paul Angelis (brother)|
Angelis trained at the College of Dramatic Art, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, where, inter alia, he played roles in Brendan Behan's The Hostage and The Zykovs by Maxim Gorky. He was featured in Boys from the Black Stuff (1982) and G.B.H..
Angelis appeared in comedies such as The Liver Birds (1975–78) and Luv (1993–94), and films such as A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1979) and No Surrender (1985). In 1983, he appeared at the Manchester Royal Exchange in Harold Pinter's 'The Caretaker'. He was a villain in the revived television series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (2002), alongside former fellow Black Stuff star Alan Igbon. He narrated the Thomas & Friends TV series (UK version) from 1991 to 2012, when he took over from Ringo Starr.
He narrated John Peel's autobiography, Margrave of the Marshes, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005. In 2006, he starred in Fated, a film set in Liverpool, as well as in episodes of Midsomer Murders and The Bill in 2007.
Angelis was married to the Coronation Street actress Helen Worth, but the couple divorced in 2001. In September 2011, he participated in the BBC Radio 4 programme The Reunion talking with others cast members about his roles in the Boys from the Blackstuff.
|1974||Village Hall||Terry Elliot|
|1977||Robin's Nest||Niarchos and Waiter|
|The Professionals||Len Clarke|
|2000||Thomas and the Magic Railroad||James and Percy (voices; film cut)|
|2005||Calling All Engines!||UK Narrator (voice)|
|2009||Hero of the Rails|
|2010||Misty Island Rescue|
|2011||Day of the Diesels|
|2012||Blue Mountain Mystery|
|1972||The Scobie Man||Fire Officer|
|The Thirty-Minute Theatre||Mike|
|1975–78||The Liver Birds||Lucien Boswell|
|1978||Play for Today: "The Muscle Market"||Christopher "Chrissie" Todd|
|1979||Me, You and Him||Lucien Boswell|
|1982||Boys from the Blackstuff||Christopher "Chrissie" Todd|
|1985||I Woke Up One Morning||Max|
|1991–2012||Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends||UK Narrator
US Narrator (Video 2004)
|1992||Wail of the Banshee||Merlin|
|1993||Lovejoy (TV Series)||Tommy Norris|
|1996||Whatever Happened to The Liver Birds?||Lucien Hennessey|
|1998||The Jump||Donald Lewis|
|2002||Auf Wiedersehen, Pet||Mickey Startup|
|2012||Good Cop||Robert Rocksavage|
|1999||Thomas & Friends: The Great Festival Adventure||All characters|
|2000||Thomas & Friends: Trouble on the Tracks|
|2002||Thomas & Friends: Building the New Line|
- Michael Angelis at the Internet Movie Database
- Crawford, Sue (7 March 2010). "Coronation Street's Gail in Jail: Helen Worth on soap's hottest story". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
- Profile, audiogo.com; accessed August 14, 2014.