|Occupation Actor, voice actor|
Years active 1972–present
Known for Thomas and Friends
|Relatives Paul Angelis (brother)|
Siblings Paul Angelis
Name Michael Angelis
|Born 18 January 1952 (age 68) (1952-01-18) Liverpool, Lancashire, England|
Spouse Jennifer Khalastchi (m. 2001), Helen Worth (m. 1991–2001)
Movies and TV shows Thomas and Friends, Boys from the Blackstuff, The Liver Birds, Misty Island Rescue, No Surrender
Similar People Michael Brandon, David Mitton, Helen Worth, Britt Allcroft, Keith Wickham
Died 30 May 2020 (aged 68)
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- Personal life
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The son of Margaret McCulla (1920-1947) and Evangelos N. Angelis (1894-1959; native of Syros, Greece), Angelis trained at the College of Dramatic Art, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, where, inter alia, he played roles in Brendan Behan's The Hostage and The Zykovs by Maxim Gorky. He was featured in Boys from the Black Stuff (1982) and G.B.H..
Angelis appeared in comedies such as The Liver Birds (1975–78) and Luv (1993–94) and films such as A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1979) and No Surrender (1985). 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. He narrated the Thomas & Friends TV series in the UK from 1991 to 2012, when he took over from Ringo Starr until Mark Moraghan took over him.
He narrated John Peel's autobiography, Margrave of the Marshes, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005. In 2006, he starred in Fated, a film set in Liverpool, as well as in episodes of Midsomer Murders and The Bill in 2007. 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.
Angelis was married to the Coronation Street actress Helen Worth, but the couple divorced in 2001.
Angelis married Welsh model Jennifer Thomas Khalastchi in 2001.
Angelis died on the 30 May 2020, aged 68.