John Michie Bio, Age, Height, Early Life, Career, Personal Life and MorePosted By: Nazia Mughal | August 1, 2018
John Michie Biography
John Michie was born on Oct 25, 1956, in Burma. He is Scottish television and film actor, known for his roles as di Robbie Ross in the STV detective drama series Taggart, as Karl Munro in Coronation Street from 2011 to 2013 and his role as CEO Guy Self in as Casualty and Holby City. He is known for his work with his pattern Adrian Gerrard.
John Michie Early life
John raised in Kenya until at the age of 12, when his family settled in Edinburgh, later sending him to study at college. At the age of 19, John worked his passage to Australia on a cargo vessel, where he spent time a one year as Jackaroo herding cattle before moving to Scotland. He took a job as a stagehand t the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, where got the interest for acting. He moved back to Kenya at the age of 22 and began his career in a private matter at the Donovan Maule Theatre, Nairobi in 1980.
John Michie Career
John emerged in The Ruth Rendell Mysteries in 1994, co-starring Colin Firth. He played a pet shop owner, in the two-part episode “master of the moor.”
He appeared in the ‘moon and son’ in 1992. In 1998, he was given a regular role in Taggart, playing DI Robbie Ross, a dedicated detective not afraid to go about things his way and fly in the face of authority when he needs to.
From 2011 to 2013
John worked for Karl Munro in Coronation Street. His role was the partner of Stella Price. After leaving Coronation Street, John has played a regular role in hospital drama Holby City, playing Guy Self and while continuing the role in 2014, he also appeared in its sister show Casualty. He left Holby City in Nov 2016 after Guy hands in his resignation but returned in August 2017.
John is the voice behind Windfall Films’ Big Bigger, biggest and Monster Moves series for a TV channel. Big, bigger, biggest explores the engineering marvel of large buildings and sky scrappers while Monster Moves documents the most daring and terrible location projects ever attempted. Another voice over work has included Channel 4 ‘the gunpowder plot’ and six titles in the series Football Stories.
John has become involved on a large scale in the factual production sector. His first presenting role was the one-hour documentary Murder Capital which was produced by STV for The Crime $ Investigation Network during the filming of Murder Capital John set STV producer Mick, and they produced the idea for next series that is ‘highlands.’ The six-part historical documentary series focused on the Highland Clearances of the late 18th and 19th centuries. Most recent presenting work of John includes STV’s ‘made in Scotland’ for which he is also executive producer. This documentary series examines the symbols of Scotland. The final episode saw him unveil a newly designed Michie Tartan.
John Michie Fame
Most of the fame, John got by his film career. His first role was in the film ‘conquest of the south pole,’ but his first leading role came in the film adaptation, Monk Dawson in 1998. Based on the Piers Paul Read novel, it gained a good reception from the critics despite only a short run at the box office of UK. He played the role of David Baird in John Madden’s 1996 film ‘truth or dare’ starring Helen Baxendale and John Hannah.
In 1999, John was featured alongside Richard Harries in ‘to walk with lions,’ a film based on the life of George Adamson which featured John back in his childhood home of Kenya playing the wildlife conservationist Tony Fitzjohn.
John also won popularity by his work on stage. He also began his career on the stage and had appeared in various West End productions. His previous role includes playing Arthur in Jeans’s comedy ‘number one’ at the Queen’s Theatre in 1984. He also played John in Noel’s play ‘easy virtue;’ at the Garrick Theatre in 1988 and 1989 before going on to perform Walker in Andrew Davies’ ‘prin at the Lyric Theatre’ in 189 ads 1990 directed by actor and director Richard Wilson. John directed two times by Wilson in Michael Wall’s ‘Women Laughing’ at the Royal Court Theatre and also performed in ‘simply disconnected’ at the Chichester festival theatre in 1996. In the first decade of the 21sr century, John played Danny inbreed, which is a new play from emerging playwright Lou Ramsden, staged at theatre 503 in 2010.
John Michie Politics
In 2008, John played a significant role for the Scottish Labor Party in the run-up to the Glasgow East by-election.it was reported in a report of BBC’s This Week that John appeared to back Scottish independence, which the Labor Party opposes. John said “An independent Scotland would find new confidence. It would slow down the brain drain that causes this country to lose so many of its brightest and most skilled”. In reaction, Labor Party stated on behalf of John claiming he did not support independence.
In August 2014, John was one of the significant 20 figures who were signatories to a letter to ‘the guardian’ opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to Sep’s referendum on that issue.
John Michie Personal life
John married Carol who is a former Hot Gossip dancer. Along with her, he also has three children. He is fond of swimming and the good player of squash. His nephew is actor Jamie Michie who has appeared in ‘the It Crowd’ ‘game of thrones’ and alongside John in one episode of Taggart in the year 2010.
Recent, in Sep 2017, his 25 years old daughter Louella died at the Bestival music festival in Dorset. A 28 years old man arrested on suspicion of murder and questioned by the police. John is too much sadness over the death of his daughter that his sorrow is too deep for her daughter.
John is resistant to his behavior and devoted to his work. That is why he earned his name in different fields of Hollywood industry.