Michael Angelis (born 18 January 1952) is an English actor and voice artist.
Michael Angelis featured in the BBC drama serial Boys from the Black Stuff (1982) and another Alan Bleasedale drama G.B.H.. He has also appeared in comedies such as The Liver Birds (1975-78), as Lucien Boswell, and much later in Luv (1993-94). 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.
Angelis has narrated the Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends series from 1991 to 2012, when he took over from Ringo Starr. Angelis was originally intended to provide some of the voices in the film adaptation of the series, Thomas & the Magic Railroad, but he was dropped from the project when U.S. test audiences thought he made the characters he originally voiced James and Percy, sound too old. In 2007, he was reported to have stepped down from his role, with Pierce Brosnan taking over the role. However, Brosnan's narration was heard only in one feature special The Great Discovery, and Angelis continued to provide the narration for Series 12 up until Series 16. Angelis also narrated John Peel's autobiography, Margrave of the Marshes, on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.
Angelis was married to the Coronation Street actress Helen Worth, but the couple divorced in 2001.
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.
He is the younger brother of fellow actor Paul Angelis.
|1975–78||The Liver Birds||Lucien Boswell|
|1978||Play for Today: "The Muscle Market"||Christopher "Chrissie" Todd|
|1979||Me, You and Him||Lucien Boswell|
|1982||Boys from the Blackstuff||Christopher "Chrissie" Todd|
|1980||[[Minder (TV series)||Nick|
|1985||I Woke Up One Morning||Max|
|1991–2012||Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends|| UK Narrator|
US Narrator (Video 2004)
|1996||Whatever Happened to The Liver Birds?||Lucien Boswell|
|1998||The Jump||Donald Lewis|
|2002||Auf, Wiedersehen, Pet||Mickey Startup|
|2009||Abe and the Amazing Promise||UK Narrator|
|2012||Good Cop||Robert Rocksavage|
|1999||Thomas & Friends: The Great Festival Adventure||All characters|
|2000||Thomas & Friends: Trouble on the Tracks||All characters|
|2002||Thomas & Friends: Building the New Line||All characters|