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Michael Kitchen is a Actor British born on 31 october 1948 at Leicester (United-kingdom)

Michael Kitchen

Michael Kitchen
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Birth name Michael R. Kitchen
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 31 october 1948 (71 years) at Leicester (United-kingdom)

Michael Kitchen (born 31 October 1948) is an English actor and television producer, best known for his role as Detective Chief Superintendent Foyle in the ITV drama series Foyle's War since 2002. He also played the role of Bill Tanner in two James Bond films.


Kitchen is married to Rowena Miller, whom he met while she was a dresser at the RSC in the late 1980s. They have two sons. Kitchen values his privacy and rarely gives interviews.

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Filmography of Michael Kitchen (26 films)

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My Week with Marilyn, 1h39
Directed by Simon Curtis, Simon Curtis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about films, Films about television
Actors Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Julia Ormond, Emma Watson, Judi Dench
Roles Hugh Perceval
Rating68% 3.448853.448853.448853.448853.44885
Following his graduation from university in 1956, aspiring filmmaker Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne) travels to London to get a job on Laurence Olivier's (Kenneth Branagh) next production. Hugh Perceval (Michael Kitchen) tells Colin that there are no jobs available, but he decides to wait for Olivier, whom he once met at a party. Olivier and his wife, Vivien Leigh (Julia Ormond), eventually show up and Vivien encourages Olivier to give Colin a job on his upcoming film The Prince and the Showgirl, starring Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams). Colin's first task is to find a suitable place for Marilyn and her husband, Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott), to stay at while they are in England. The press find out about the house, but Colin reveals he secured a second house just in case, impressing Olivier and Marilyn's publicist, Arthur P. Jacobs (Toby Jones).
New Year's Day
Directed by Suri Krishnamma
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Anastasia Hille, Andrew Lee Poots, Jacqueline Bisset, Ralph Brown, Michael Kitchen
Roles Robin
Rating61% 3.098693.098693.098693.098693.09869
Jake et Steven, seize ans, vivent dans une petite ville de la cote sud anglaise. Les vacances de Noël approchent et ils sont très excites à l'idée de partir faire du ski. Cela représente plus que de simples vacances quand on va avoir dix-sept ans. Eux et leurs camarades partent skier en France avec leur professeur d'anglais. Une de leurs amis, Heather, emporte une caméra vidéo afin de filmer le groupe. Dès le second jour, ils font du hors-piste, plaisantent devant la caméra de Heather lorsqu'une avalanche balaie le groupe et les engloutit dans une mer de neige.
The Railway Children, 1h48
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Clare Thomas, Jemima Rooper, Jenny Agutter, Michael Kitchen, David Bamber, Gregor Fisher
Roles Father
Rating72% 3.6351553.6351553.6351553.6351553.635155
Roberta (Bobbie), Peter and Phyllis live a comfortable and carefree upper middle-class life in London with their parents. But when their father (Michael Kitchen), a senior civil servant, is arrested on a charge of treason and found guilty, they are forced to move with their mother to Three Chimneys, a cold and run-down country cottage near a railway.
Proof of Life, 2h15
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance
Themes Monde imaginaire, Political films
Actors Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, David Morse, David Caruso, Gottfried John, Flora Martínez
Roles Ian Havery
Rating61% 3.0995953.0995953.0995953.0995953.099595
Alice Bowman (Meg Ryan) moves to the (fictional) South American country of Tecala because her husband, Peter (David Morse), has been hired to assist with building a dam. Though Alice is unhappy at this most recent move, she agrees to stay. When Peter is in the city one day, a convoy of automobiles (including his) is ambushed by guerrilla rebels of the Liberation Army of Tecala (ELT). Believing that Peter actually works for an oil pipeline company, ELT soldiers abduct him and lead him into the country's jungles.
The World Is Not Enough, 2h8
Directed by Michael Apted
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Psychologie, Sports films, Films about terrorism
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Robert Carlyle, Denise Richards, Judi Dench, Robbie Coltrane
Roles Bill Tanner
Rating63% 3.1993.1993.1993.1993.199
MI6 agent James Bond meets a Swiss banker in Bilbao, Spain to retrieve money for Sir Robert King, a British oil tycoon and friend of M. Bond tells the banker that King was buying a report stolen from an MI6 agent who was killed for it, and wants to know who killed him. The banker threatens Bond, but Bond overpowers him. The banker is killed by his assistant before he can reveal the assassin's name. Bond escapes with the money.
Oliver Twist (1999 TV miniseries), 6h26
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Robert Lindsay, Keira Knightley, Michael Kitchen, Andy Serkis, Julie Walters, Alun Armstrong
Roles Mr. Brownlow
Rating70% 3.5100453.5100453.5100453.5100453.510045
The first episode revolved around Oliver's parents (Agnes Fleming and Edwin Leeford) as they struggled to fight their love for each other. Edwin struggled with his estranged wife Elizabeth Leeford, mother of his son Edward Leeford (later also "Monks"), and Agnes struggled with her family's life. When it came to them both being together, Elizabeth murdered Edwin and planned on murdering Agnes. She made Monks kill her, but Agnes ran away; her sister Rose (Keira Knightley) witnessed this and was left traumatized. Agnes was pregnant with Oliver when she ran away. She ran into the main streets of London and collapsed; she was then taken into the workhouse where she gave birth, and she died shortly after.
The Last Contract, 1h47
Directed by Kjell Sundvall
Genres Thriller
Actors Michael Kitchen, Mikael Persbrandt, Pernilla August, Reine Brynolfsson, Bjørn Floberg, Per Ragnar
Roles John Gales alias Ray Lambert
Rating61% 3.098963.098963.098963.098963.09896
The film suggests that a British professional hit-man was hired by the CIA to assassinate the Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, because of Palme's stance on nuclear weapons in Scandinavia . The hit-man (Michael Kitchen) works for money alone and is very careful. He finds a Norwegian man that hates the Swedish P.M. He also involves a man to be blamed (this character is Christer Pettersson, originally convicted of the real assassination, but freed on appeal). The Norwegian man kills Palme just as his wife notices Christer Pettersson. Soon afterwards the hitman kills the killer, and all traces pointing to the professional hitman are gone.
Mrs. Dalloway, 1h37
Directed by Marleen Gorris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Vanessa Redgrave, Natascha McElhone, Michael Kitchen, Lena Headey, Alan Cox, Sarah Badel
Roles Peter Walsh
Rating65% 3.294343.294343.294343.294343.29434
Clarissa Dalloway sets out on a beautiful morning; she's shopping for flowers for her party that evening. At the same time in London, a young man is suffering from a nightmarish delayed-onset (the year is 1923) form of shell-shock. Clarissa's nearly-grown daughter is distant, and preoccupied. In the course of one day, Peter, a passionate old suitor, returns from India, there is a suicide, Clarissa relives a day in her youth (and her reasons for her choice of a life with the reliable Richard Dalloway).
GoldenEye (1995)
, 2h10
Directed by Martin Campbell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Space adventure films, Spy films, Films about computing, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Political films, Gangster films, Satellite
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Dorota Skorupko, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench, Joe Don Baker
Roles Bill Tanner
Rating71% 3.5978553.5978553.5978553.5978553.597855
In 1986 MI6 officers James Bond—agent 007—and Alec Trevelyan—agent 006—infiltrate an illicit Soviet chemical weapons facility at Arkhangelsk and plant explosive charges. Trevelyan is shot by Colonel Arkady Ourumov, but Bond steals a Pilatus PC-6 Porter and flees from the facility as it explodes.
Kidnapped (1995)
, 2h55
Directed by Ivan Passer
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Armand Assante, Brian McCardie, Michael Kitchen, Brian Blessed, Patrick Malahide, Brendan Gleeson
Roles William Reid
Rating67% 3.390973.390973.390973.390973.39097
Allan Breck Stewart (Armand Assante) returns to his home village, which is already menaced by the highland clearances. His foster father James Stewart of the Glen (Brian McGrath) issues the taxpayers' money for the exiled House of Stuart to him and beseeches him to meet King George's factor, the "Red Fox" Colin Roy Campbell of Glenure (Brendan Gleeson). Allan Stewart only grudgingly complies, because he regards the “Red Fox” as a traitor, for at the Battle of Culloden he had to fight against Loudon's Highlanders, a regiment of Highlanders led by Campbells.
Doomsday Gun, 1h46
Directed by Robert Young
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Action, Historical
Actors Frank Langella, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Clive Owen, James Fox, Michael Kitchen
Roles Chris Cowley
Rating61% 3.0999253.0999253.0999253.0999253.099925
The young Catholic Gerald Bull is fascinated with large-bore guns, inspired by Jules Verne's novel From The Earth To The Moon. The adult Dr. Gerald Bull's career as a successful large-bore gun designer takes a turn as he is defunded by the U.S. Army; he then produces weapons for China, Israel, and ultimately South Africa which results in his arrest and conviction for illegal arms dealing.
Fatherland (1994)
, 1h46
Directed by Christopher Menaul
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Political films, Alternate history films
Actors Rutger Hauer, Miranda Richardson, Peter Vaughan, Jean Marsh, Michael Kitchen, John Woodvine
Roles SS-Untersturmführer Max Jäger
Rating64% 3.247943.247943.247943.247943.24794
In the prologue, the failure of the D-Day invasion forces the United States to withdraw from the war in Europe and Dwight D. Eisenhower to retire in disgrace. The US continues the Pacific war against Japan and wins. In Europe, Germany invades the United Kingdom, resulting in King George VI and the rest of the British Royal Family fleeing to Canada in exile with Edward VIII regaining the British throne. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill also goes into exile in Canada and lives there until his death in 1953.