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Nicolas Michael Angelis (April 29, 1944 – May 30, 2020) was an English actor and voice actor. He is best known for his work on Thomas & Friends.


Nicolas Michael Angelis was born on 29 April 1944 in London to an English mother, Margaret (née McCulla) (1920–1947), and a Greek father, Evangelos Angelis (1894–1959). He was raised in Dingle, Liverpool. He 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 Hostageand The Zykovs by Maxim Gorky. He was featured in Boys from the Black Stuff (1982) and G.B.H..

Michael appeared in comedies such as The Liver Birds and Luv and films such as A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square and No Surrender. 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 UK version of the Thomas & Friends TV series from 1991 to 2012.

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.

Michael was married to the Coronation Street actress Helen Worth, but the couple divorced in 2001. Michael married his second wife Welsh model Jennifer Thomas Khalastchi in 2001.

He was the younger brother of fellow actor Paul Angelis.

Angelis died from a heart attack at his home in Berkshire on 30 May 2020, at the age of 76


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