Michael Legge

Actor
Lanky, dark-haired, freckle-faced Michael Legge came to moviegoers' attention as the older incarnation of narrator Frank McCourt in the "Angela's Ashes" (1999), the film adaptation of McCourt's Pulitzer-winning memoir ... Read more »
Born: 12/11/1978 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (7)

Stand Off 2013 (Movie)

Randy (Actor)

The Bachelor Weekend 2012 (Movie)

Little Kevin (Actor)

Outcasts 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Cowboys and Angels 2004 (Movie)

Shane (Actor)

Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? 2001 (Movie)

Vince Smith (Actor)

Angela's Ashes 1999 (Movie)

Older Frank (Actor)

Straydogs 1998 (Movie)

Niko (Actor)

Biography

Lanky, dark-haired, freckle-faced Michael Legge came to moviegoers' attention as the older incarnation of narrator Frank McCourt in the "Angela's Ashes" (1999), the film adaptation of McCourt's Pulitzer-winning memoir. A native of Newry in Northern Ireland, Legge was already a veteran stage and TV performer when he won that role over some 15,000 aspirants. As a child, he came to the attention of drama teacher Sean Hollywood who encouraged the youngster. Work in local theater followed as did a featured role in the 1996 British television drama "The Precious Blood". 1999 proved to be a banner year for Legge as he landed pivotal roles in three features. In addition to his finely wrought portrayal of McCourt in "Angela's Ashes", he demonstrated his versatility as a teenager who discovers the hideaway of three feral youths during an unnamed conflict in the intense, Swedish-made "Straydogs" and displayed his comic gifts and natural charm as a disco-loving teen in 1977 Sheffield in "Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?".

EDUCATION

studied at an acting workshop at The National Theatre in London after filming "Angela's Ashes"

Milestones

2000

Co-starred in the London stage production of "Cressida"

1999

Played narrator Frank McCourt as an adolescent in "Angela's Ashes"

1999

Had leading role in the Swedish-made "Straydogs"

1999

Starred opposite Laura Fraser in "Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?", set in 1977 in Sheffield, England

1989

Began professional acting career

Raised in Newry in Northern Ireland

As a child was encouraged to act by drama teacher Sean Hollywood

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