Michael Praed

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Michael Praed
Born Michael David Prince
(1960-04-01) 1 April 1960 (age 58)
Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Years active 1982–present
Website http://www.michael-praed.com

Michael Praed (/ˈprd/ PRAYD;[1] born Michael David Prince, 1 April 1960 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire) is a British actor, 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. In July 2009, he starred as Captain Von Trapp in the UK National Tour of The Sound of Music. He was educated at the independent school Eastbourne College.

Stage name

"Praed" is an old Cornish word for "meadow". Praed picked it out of a telephone book and selected it as a stage name after discovering that the UK actors' trade union Equity already had a "Michael Prince" among its members.[1]

Selected credits






Between the ages of 2 and 8 Praed grew up in Iran.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 E-mail communication with Celeste Moore, webmaster of Michael Praed's official website, on 19 May 2007.
  2. http://www.tv.com/dynasty/show/138/cast.html

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