CHARACTER

Michael York plays European Union Chairman STONE ALEXANDER. Stone is a natural born leader who has parlayed a small inheritance into one of the world's largest media empires, the Alexander Satellite Network. Recently appointed Chairman of the European Union, he has risen to power on the global political scene by letting his considerable humanitarian actions speak for themselves.

His passion and vision for a peaceful, united world have made him beloved by people of all nations. An aficionado of fine wine and classical music, he seems the ultimate "Renaissance Man". Yet, if one were able to withstand his considerable charms they might begin to sense a more calculated air lurking beneath the benevolent exterior.

BORN

  • March 27, 1942 at Fulmer, Buckinghamshire, England

EDUCATION

  • Hurstpierpoint College, Sussex
  • Bromley Grammar School, Kent
  • University College, Oxford (BA Honors English)
  • Hon. Doctor of Fine Arts, University of Southern California

MARRIED

  • In 1968 to Pat McCallum, a writer and photographer. (Author of "Going Strong" 1991)

CREDITS

    THEATER

1965

  • Joined National Theatre Company, London. Productions included Franco Zeffirelli's "Much Ado About Nothing" , "Armstrong's Last Goodnight" , "Trelawney of the Wells" , "Any Just Cause"

1970

  • Title role in "Hamlet" at Thorndike Theatre

1981

  • "Cyrano de Bergerac" the inaugural production of the Santa Fe Festival Theatre as Cyrano.

1991

  • "The Crucible" National Actors Theatre Inaugural Production, Broadway.

1996

  • Host: "Ira Gershwin at 100" Carnegie Hall

    FILM

1966

  • Debut in Franco Zeffirelli's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.

1967

  • ROMEO AND JULIET as Tybalt

1971

  • CABARET as Brain Roberts; directed by Bob Fosse with Liza Minelli

1973

  • THE THREE MUSKETEERS and THE FOUR MUSKETEERS as D'Artagnan; directed by Richard Lester

1974

  • MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS as Count Andrenyi; directed by Sydney Lumet
  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS as Pip

1975

  • LOGAN'S RUN as Logan; directed by Michael Anderson

1976

  • THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU as Andrew Braddock; with Burt Lancaster

1997

  • AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY as Basil Exposition; with Mike Myers.

1999

  • AUSTIN POWERS: THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME as Basil Exposition; with Mike Myers

    TELEVISION

1976

  • JESUS OF NAZARETH as John the Baptist; directed by Franco Zeffirelli

1978

  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING as Benedick; for the BBC

1982

  • THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with Jane Seymour and Maximilian Schell for CBS

1987

  • KNOTT'S LANDING guest appearance

1994

  • TEKWAR: TEKLAB as Richard Stewart

1995

  • A YOUNG CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT as Merlin

1996

  • DANIELLE STEELE'S THE RING as Walmar von Gotthard for NBC with Natassja Kinski

1997

  • THE RIPPER as Charles Warren; for Universal

1998

  • DEAD MAN'S GUN

    WRITINGS

Has contributed to various magazines including "Queen" , "Harpers" , "Vogue" and "National Lampoon". His travel piece for "Discovery" Magazine won awards.

1985

  • Contributor to Philip Berman's THE COURAGE OF CONVICTION

1987

  • Contributor to VOICE OF SURVIVAL

1991

  • TRAVELING PLAYER the British edition of autobiography published by Headline

1992

  • ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE the US edition of autobiography published by Simon & Shuster

1994

  • THE MAGIC PAWPAW a children's book (Dove).

    LECTURES

Has lectured internationally on Shakespeare, Kipling, and the history of art of acting.