Michael Praed

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Michael Praed
Born Michael David Prince
(1960-04-01) 1 April 1960 (age 56)
Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
Years active 1982–present
Website http://www.michael-praed.com

Michael Praed (/ˈprd/ PRAYD;[1] born Michael David Prince, 1 April 1960 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire) is a British actor, probably best known for his role as Robin of Loxley (Robin Hood) in the British television series Robin of Sherwood, which attained cult status worldwide in the 1980s.

He was recognized for his role as Prince Michael of Moldavia on the American primetime soap Dynasty, Phileas Fogg in The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, and various films. He is also known in the UK for his stage work (in musicals and drama) and lately for his narrations. He has been the regular narrator for BBC's history programme Timewatch since 2003. In July 2009, he starred as Captain Von Trapp in the UK National Tour of The Sound of Music. He was educated at the independent school Eastbourne College.

In 2016, he was in the British soap opera "Emmerdale" as Frank Clayton, the father, recently released from prison of two of the current characters Vanessa and Tracy.

Stage name[edit]

"Praed" is an old Cornish word for "meadow". Praed picked it out of a telephone book and selected it as a stage name after discovering that the UK actors' trade union Equity already had a "Michael Prince" among its members.[1]

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  1. ^ a b E-mail communication with Celeste Moore, webmaster of Michael Praed's official website, michael-praed.com; 19 May 2007.
  2. ^ Porteous, Jacob (21 January 2016). "Casting Announced For Jeff Wayne's Musical Phenomenon The War Of The Worlds With Liam Neeson In 3D Hologram". London Theatre Direct. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 

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