Tony Forsyth

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Tony Forsyth
Born Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Occupation Actor

Tony Forsyth (born Liverpool, Lancashire) is an English actor.

Forsyth is best known for his role playing "Michael" in the 1988 British Film The Fruit Machine, a/k/a Wonderland (USA). He first appeared on television in the BBC's Journey in the Life of John Lennon and Channel 4's Brookside before being cast in the leading role of rent-boy Michael in 'The Fruit Machine', writer Frank Clarke's follow-up to Letter to Brezhnev.

Other film roles include Hard Days Hard Nights as Alan in a story loosely based on the Beatles trip to Hamburg before they hit the big time, The Tall Guy as Berkoff Actor and Derek Jarman's Edward II in which he played Captive Policeman. Other TV appearances include a guest spot in ITV's drama series Heartbeat as Ian Clayton and playing opposite Selina Cadell in Screenplay broadcast on BBC 2 in 1992.

Several other film roles were completed, along with a stage career.



Billy Casper in Kes, Chiron in Titus Andronicus, Dave in Pocket Dream, The Moon in Blood Wedding, Malcolm in Macbeth, Young Scrooge/Ghost of Christmas Future in A Christmas Carol.

  • Work in London:

John in Shelter, Neil in Boystalk (Royal National Studio).

  • Tours:

Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing (Oxford Stage Company Tour to Malaysia and Japan).

  • Royal Shakespeare Company:

Tsarina in A Patriot For Me.

In 1998,played Red Rutter, "the Dribbler", of Todchester Rovers in "Shooting Stars" written by Basil Thomas at the Chester Gateway.

In 2000, national tour of "Naked Flame".

In 2002, played Jambo in "Naked Flame 2 - Fire Down Under!" in national tour.


  • Journey in the Life of John Lennon
  • Heartbeat
  • Life and Works
  • High Rise Low Life
  • Brookside

Recent activity[edit]

In recent years, TV appearances have been added to Forsyth's accomplishments and in 1999 spent time directing at the Greenwich Theatre in London. More recently, Forsyth has been working as a casting director.[citation needed]

Select filmography[edit]

See the complete Tony Forsyth filmography at IMDB
Year Title Role
1988 The Fruit Machine Michael
1989 Hard Days, Hard Nights Alan
1989 The Tall Guy Berkoff Actor
1991 Edward II Captive Policeman

References[edit] "Cast list and info for Naked Flame 2" "Review of Shooting Stars" "Cast list and info for Naked Flame"

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