Michael Praed

Michael Praed ( /ˈpreɪd/ PRAYD; born Michael David Prince, 1 April 1960 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire) is a British actor, is probably best known for his role as Robin of Loxley (Robin Hood) in the British television series Robin of Sherwood, which attained cult status worldwide in the 1980s. However, the actor is also recognized for his role as Prince Michael of Moldavia on the American primetime soap Dynasty, Phileas Fogg in The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, and various films. Additionally, Praed is known in his native Britain for his stage work (both in musicals and straight drama) and lately for his narrations. He has been the regular narrator for BBC's history programme Timewatch since 2003. Starting from July 2009, he will be starring as Captain Von Trapp in the UK National Tour of The Sound of Music. He was educated at the independent school Eastbourne College.

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