Michael Angelis

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Michael Angelis
Born (1952-01-18) 18 January 1952 (age 65)
Liverpool, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1972–present
Known for Thomas & Friends (UK)
Spouse(s) Helen Worth (m. 1991; div. 2001)[1]
Jennifer Khalastchi (m. 2001)
Relatives Paul Angelis (brother)

Michael Angelis (born 18 January 1952) is an English actor. He is the younger brother of fellow actor Paul Angelis.


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 in the UK from 1991 to 2012, when he took over from Ringo Starr until Mark Moraghan took over him.[citation needed]

He narrated John Peel's autobiography, Margrave of the Marshes,[2] 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. 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.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Angelis was married to the Coronation Street actress Helen Worth, but the couple divorced in 2001.[1]

Angelis married Welsh model Jennifer Thomas Khalastchi in 2001.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
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


Year Title Role Notes
1972 The Scobie Man Fire Officer
The Thirty-Minute Theatre Mike
1975–78 The Liver Birds Lucien Boswell
1976 Rock Follies Stavros
1978 Play for Today Christopher "Chrissie" Todd Episode: "The Muscle Market"
1979 Me, You and Him Lucien Boswell
1980 Minder Nick
1982 The Professionals Len Clarke Episode: "Lawson's Last Stand"
Boys from the Blackstuff Christopher "Chrissie" Todd
1985 I Woke Up One Morning Max
1991 G.B.H. Martin Niarchos
1991–2012 Thomas & Friends UK Narrator
US Narrator Video 2004: New Friends for Thomas
1992 Wail of the Banshee Merlin
Between the Lines Det Insp Kendrick
1993 Lovejoy Tommy Norris
1993–94 Luv Harold Craven
1993, 1995, 1998, 2015 Casualty Gordon McCauley/Jez Ingrams/Ollie Yates/Stanley Momford S7 EP24, S10 EP14, S13 EP14, S29 EP21
1995 Joseph Rueben
1996 Whatever Happened to The Liver Birds? 1997 A Touch of Frost Lucien Hennessey
1998 The Jump Donald Lewis
2000 Heartbeat Frank McCready
2002 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Mickey Startup
2007 The Bill Martin Donnelly Episode: "Good Cop Bad Cop"
2012 Good Cop Robert Rocksavage

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
1999 Thomas & Friends: The Great Festival Adventure All characters
2000 Thomas & Friends: Trouble on the Tracks
2002 Thomas & Friends: Building the New Line


  1. ^ a b Crawford, Sue (7 March 2010). "Coronation Street's Gail in Jail: Helen Worth on soap's hottest story". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Profile, audiogo.com; accessed August 14, 2014.
  3. ^ BBC
  4. ^ "Coronation Street's Helen Worth talks for the first time about her marriage break-up sadness". Daily Mirror. 12 March 2001. Retrieved 9 April 2015.