Michael Starke has performed on stage all across the UK. With repeat performances at the Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool Everyman and Liverpool Royal Court Theatres, he...Read More
Michael Starke has performed on stage all across the UK. With repeat performances at the Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool Everyman and Liverpool Royal Court Theatres, he has also featured at Leicester Haymarket Theatre, Cardiff New Theatre, The Brindley Theatre Runcorn, and gone on national tours, most recently as Monsignor O’Hara with Sister Act (2012), and before that as Edna Turnblad with Hairspray (2011). Other shows he has worked on include Blood Brothers, She Stoops to Conquer, Hamlet, The Rocky Horror Show, and Lucky Numbers. Pantomimes include Peter Pan, Dick Whittington, Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and Aladdin. Back in 2002 he went with The Play What I Wrote to the Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End after its stint at Liverpool Playhouse.
Television credits include playing Sinbad in Brookside between 1989 and 2000 – his longest running role. He has played Barry Dawson in Casualty (2000), appeared as Gypsy Dave in the BBC’s Stig of the Dump (2001), and in this same year performed as Barry Dawson in Holby City III and as a narrator in Boom Town. Between 2002 and 2004, he appeared as Ken Hopkirk in The Royal, appearing in all series 1-5. In 2008, he became a regular on Coronation Street, with the part of Jerry Morton. In 2010 he returned to Casualty to play Joe Sidwell. Film roles include Distant Voices, Still Lives, the Focus Films’ 51st State, and Revengers’ Tragedy.Read Less
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