UPCOMING SHOW: April 3rd-5th, 2020

Michael Pennington

Michael Pennington

cancelled: Due to health issues Michael Pennington will NOT be appearing at The Great Philadelphia Comic Con! on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Michael Vivian Fyfe Pennington (born 7 June 1943) is a British actor, director and writer. Together with director Michael Bogdanov, he founded the English Shakespeare Company in 1986 and was its Joint Artistic Director until 1992. He has written ten books, directed in the UK, US, Romania and Japan, and is an Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Pennington was born in Cambridge, the son of a Scottish mother and a Welsh father and grew up in London. He was educated at Marlborough College, became a member of the National Youth Theatre and then read English at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Michael is a prolific stage actor and regarded as British theatre royalty.

Michael played Moff Tiaan Jerjerrod in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983).  Other notable film appearances include The Iron Lady (2011) and Hamlet (1969).

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