Michael Byers (actor)

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Michael Byers is an actor from Northern Ireland, best known for his portrayal of Liam in The Basil Brush Show.[1] Having graduated from the University of St Andrews, his first television appearance was as Brendan Shepherd in Hollyoaks,[2] before playing a fairy named Storm in several episodes of The Mysti Show on CBBC. Michael was then cast as Liam in The Basil Brush Show in 2006, replacing Mr Stephen as the wise-cracking fox's loyal sidekick and flatmate. Making his debut at the start of the fifth series, he has appeared in 26 episodes of the BAFTA-nominated show to date. In 2007, Michael worked with critically acclaimed director Stephen Poliakoff, starring as moody artist Zach in the BBC One film Capturing Mary,[3] alongside Dame Maggie Smith, David Walliams, and Ruth Wilson (actress). Byers has also appeared in an advert for Richmond sausages.



  1. ^ http://movie-tv-episode-database.com/Childrens/The-Basil-Brush-Show-94785/
  2. ^ http://www.listal.com/tv/hollyoaks-1995/cast
  3. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2007/10_october/02/mary_cast.shtml

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