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Michael Pennington

Michael Vivian Fyfe Pennington is a British director and actor who, together with director Michael Bogdanov, founded the English Shakespeare Company. Although primarily a stage actor, he is best known to wider audiences for his role as Moff Jerjerrod, commanding officer of the Death Star in the film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and as Michael Foot in The Iron Lady, opposite Meryl Streep.

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Jun 7, 1943 In Cambridge - Cambridgeshire - England - UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series No Hiding Place 1959-09-16
Latest Project:
Movie Icons Unearthed: Star Wars 2022-07-12
Known For
Poster of State of Play
Poster of Return of the Jedi
Poster of Danton's Death
Movie Icons Unearthed: Star Wars Narrator 2022-07-12
Movie 1945: The Savage Peace Narrator (voice) 2015-05-24
Movie Secrets of the Universe: Great Scientists in Their Own Words Narrator (Voice) 2014-11-04
Movie Royal Shakespeare Company - Richard II John of Gaunt 2013-11-13
Movie The Iron Lady Michael Foot 2011-12-26
Movie Florence Nightingale Wen 2008-06-01
Series Lewis Unknown 2007-02-18
Movie Fragile Marcus 2005-10-14
Series State of Play Unknown 2003-05-18
Movie Pyramid Narrator (voice) 2002-10-28
Series Waking the Dead Unknown 2000-09-04
Series Trial & Retribution Unknown 1997-10-19
Series Dalziel & Pascoe Unknown 1996-03-16
Series Silent Witness Unknown 1996-02-21
Movie The Last Bolshevik Voice 1993-03-25
Series Between the Lines Unknown 1992-09-04
Series Summer's Lease Hugh Pargeter 1989-11-01
Movie The Return of Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes 1987-01-10
Movie Theban Plays: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex 1986-09-16
Series Playing Shakespeare 1984-07-29
Series Freud Carl Jung 1984-09-14
Movie Return of the Jedi Moff Jerjerrod 1983-05-25
Movie Cymbeline Posthumus 1982-12-20
Movie A Last Visitor for Mr. Hugh Peter John Lilburne 1981-01-30
Movie Danton's Death Saint-Just 1978-04-23
Series BBC Television Shakespeare Unknown 1978-12-03
Movie The Witches of Pendle Minister 1976-06-19
Movie Mad Jack 1970-02-04
Movie Hamlet Laertes 1969-12-21
Series Callan Unknown 1967-07-08
Series Play of the Month Unknown 1965-10-19
Series The Wednesday Play Unknown 1964-09-30
Series No Hiding Place Unknown 1959-09-16