Michael Legge (actor)

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Michael Legge
Born (1978-12-11) 11 December 1978 (age 37)
Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present
Awards Young Artist Awards (2000) — Won for Best Performance by a Young Performer in an International Film (Angela's Ashes)

Michael Legge (born 11 December 1978) is a Northern Irish actor.

He has appeared in a number of stage, film, television and radio roles. He may be best known for playing the teenaged Frank McCourt in Alan Parker's 1999 film, Angela's Ashes. He also played another Limerick character in the film Cowboys & Angels.[1]

Legge attended St Colman's College, Newry.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
1998 Soft Sand, Blue Sea Store Guard
1999 Straydogs Niko
1999 Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? Vince Smith
1999 Angela's Ashes Older Frank McCourt
2000 Girls from H.A.R.M.
2003 Cowboys & Angels Shane Butler
2009 Sam and Jenny Go to a Play Sam
2011 Whole Lotta Sole Randy
2012 Mute[2] Hitchhiker
2012 Tristan and the Golden Lion Tristan Dieter Potter (voice)
2012 The Fitz-Caymen Experiment Paul Diagio (voice)
2012 Tower Block Jeff
2012 Pop Dr Bark
2012 Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery Luke (UK/US voice)
2013 Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway
2013 The Stag Little Kevin

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Theatre
2000 Cressida[3][4] Stephen Hammerton Albery Theatre, London
2001 Presence[5] Pete Jerwood Theatre, London
2002 Plasticine[6] Maksim Royal Court Theatre, London
2003 Habeas Corpus[7] Waltham Theatre, London
2004/5 His Dark Materials[8][9] Will Parry National Theatre, London
2006 Southwark Fair Aurek National Theatre, London
2008 Treasure Island[10] Jim Hawkins Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
2009 Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme[11] Martin Crawford Hampstead Theatre, London
2012 My Cousin Rachel[12] Philip Ashley Gate Theatre, Dublin
2014 Of Mice and Men[13] George Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Episode
1996 The Precious Blood John Willis
1997/8 Dream Team Conor McCarthy 1.01 - 1.64
2000 The Rosie O'Donnell Show Michael Legge 21 January 2000
2002 On Home Ground John King 2.1
2004 The Big Bow Wow Frank All
2004 Dunkirk [14] LCpl Wilf Saunders
2004 Omagh [15] Michael Barrett
2007-9 Shameless [16] Tom O'Leary Season 4-5-6
2011 Outcasts [17] Tipper Malone 1.1-1.8
2013–present Thomas & Friends Luke (UK/US) Season 17 onwards
2013 London Irish Aidan 1.6
2013 The Bible (TV mini series) [18][19] Stephen 2

Awards/nominations[edit]

Year Group Award Result Film
2000 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in an International Film – Young Performer Nominated Angela’s Ashes
2001 London Critics Circle Film Awards AFLS Award for British Newcomer of the Year Nominated Angela's Ashes
2004 Dallas OUT TAKES Best Actor Won Cowboys & Angels

References[edit]

  1. ^ Limerickslife.com
  2. ^ Mute, mutethefilm.co.uk
  3. ^ Lizzie Loveridge: “Cressida - A CurtainUp London Review”, CurtainUp.com, June 2000
  4. ^ William Wolf: “London Theater Report 2000”, WolfEntertainmentGuide.com, 2000
  5. ^ David Harrower: “Presence”, RoyalCourtTheatre.com, 2001
  6. ^ Michael Billington: “Plasticine”, The Guardian Unlimited, 22 March 2002
  7. ^ Alan Bennett: “Habeas Corpus”, 14 September - 4 October 2003
  8. ^ Samuel Adamson: “Southwark Fair”, British Theatre Guide, 2006
  9. ^ David Benedict: “Southwark Fair”, Variety.com, March 5, 2006
  10. ^ Louise Jury: “Pullman's Six-Hour Children's Epic Returns by Popular Demand”, Arts.Independent.co.UK, 15 November 2004
  11. ^ Hampstead Theatre Production by Frank McGuinness, 18 June - 18 July 2009
  12. ^ Gate Theatre, Dublin Joseph O'Connor, 12 April - 19 May 2012
  13. ^ Roxana Silbert: “Of Mice and Men”, Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company and The Touring Consortium, 15 October - 1 November 2014
  14. ^ BBC Press Office: “Dunkirk is on BBC TWO,” BBC.co.UK, 3 February 2004
  15. ^ Rialto Entertainment: “OMAGH,” RialtoEntertainment.com, [2004]
  16. ^ Official Shameless - Channel 4
  17. ^ Outcasts - BBC One
  18. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4930652/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t64
  19. ^ The Bible (miniseries)

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