Michael Angelis

IntroEnglish actor
Is Actor 
From United Kingdom 
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio 
Birth 18 January 1952 
, Liverpool, Liverpool, Merseyside, North West England
Age68 years
Siblings: Paul Angelis
Spouse: Helen Worth

Michael Angelis (born 18 January 1952) is an English actor. He is the younger brother of fellow actor Paul Angelis.


Angelis trained at the College of Dramatic Art, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, where, inter alia, he played roles in Brendan Behan’s The Hostage and The Zykovs by Maxim Gorky. He was featured in Boys from the Black Stuff (1982) and G.B.H..

Angelis appeared in comedies such as The Liver Birds (1975–78) and Luv (1993–94) and films such as A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1979) and No Surrender (1985). In 1983, he appeared at the Manchester Royal Exchange in Harold Pinter’s ‘The Caretaker’. He was a villain in the revived television series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (2002), alongside former fellow Black Stuff star Alan Igbon. He narrated the Thomas & Friends TV series in the UK from 1991 to 2012, when he took over from Ringo Starr until Mark Moraghan took over him.

He narrated John Peel’s autobiography, Margrave of the Marshes, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005. In 2006, he starred in Fated, a film set in Liverpool, as well as in episodes of Midsomer Murders and The Bill in 2007. In September 2011, he participated in the BBC Radio 4 programme The Reunion talking with others cast members about his roles in the Boys from the Blackstuff.

Personal life

Angelis was married to the Coronation Street actress Helen Worth, but the couple divorced in 2001.

Angelis married Welsh model Jennifer Thomas Khalastchi in 2001.



1974Village HallTerry Elliot
1977Robin’s NestNiarchos and Waiter
The ProfessionalsLen Clarke
2000Thomas and the Magic RailroadJames and PercyVoices; film cut
2005Calling All Engines!UK NarratorVoice
2009Hero of the Rails
2010Misty Island Rescue
2011Day of the Diesels
2012Blue Mountain Mystery


1972The Scobie ManFire Officer
The Thirty-Minute TheatreMike
1975–78The Liver BirdsLucien Boswell
1976Rock FolliesStavros
1978Play for TodayChristopher “Chrissie” ToddEpisode: “The Muscle Market”
1979Me, You and HimLucien Boswell
1982The ProfessionalsLen ClarkeEpisode: “Lawson’s Last Stand”
Boys from the BlackstuffChristopher “Chrissie” Todd
1985I Woke Up One MorningMax
1991G.B.H.Martin Niarchos
1991–2012Thomas & FriendsUK Narrator
US NarratorVideo 2004: New Friends for Thomas
1992Wail of the BansheeMerlin
Between the LinesDet Insp Kendrick
1993LovejoyTommy Norris
1993–94LuvHarold Craven
1996Whatever Happened to The Liver Birds?Lucien Hennessey
1998The JumpDonald Lewis
2000HeartbeatFrank McCready
2002Auf Wiedersehen, PetMickey Startup
2012Good CopRobert Rocksavage

Video games

1999Thomas & Friends: The Great Festival AdventureAll characters
2000Thomas & Friends: Trouble on the Tracks
2002Thomas & Friends: Building the New Line