Michael Craig

Michael Craig (born Michael Francis Gregson; 27 January 1928) is a British actor and scriptwriter, known for his work in film and television in both the United Kingdom and Australia. Craig was born in Poona, Maharashtra, British India, the son of Donald Gregson, a captain in the 3rd Indian Cavalry. He came to England with his family when aged three, and went to Canada when he was ten. At sixteen he joined the Merchant Navy. He is the father of Michael, Stephen and Jessica Gregson; his brother is film producer Richard Gregson, and from Richard's marriage to Natalie Wood Michael the uncle of actress Natasha Gregson Wagner. In 2005 he released his autobiography The Smallest Giant: An Actors Tale. Michael began his career in the theatre — his first job was as an assistant stage manager at the Castle Theatre, Farnham in 1950. Michael's many stage credits include A Whistle In the Dark (Apollo Theatre, 1961), Wars of the Roses (Season at Stratford 1963–64), Funny Girl (with Barbra Streisand at the Prince of Wales Theatre 1964), the Homecoming (Music Box Theatre New Year 1966–67) and the lead role in Trying at the Finborough Theatre in 2008.


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