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Michael Crawford Life Story Interview….
Michael Crawford, CBE is an English actor and singer. He has received great critical acclaim and won numerous awards during his career, which covers radio, television, film, and stagework on both London’s West End and on Broadway in New York City.
A Musical legend joins Belfield to talk about his charity work in Leeds and remarkable life and career.
Michael has Starred in Phantom, Woman in White & as the legendary Frank Spencer in ‘Some Mothers Do Have ‘Em’.
Most recently Michael has returned to the London Palladium in the Wizzard Of Oz.
Hear a rare & Exclusive interview with Mr. Crawford….
At age nineteen, he was approached to play an American, Junior Sailen, in the film The War Lover (1962), which starred Steve McQueen.
To prepare for the role, he would spend hours listening to Woody Woodbury, a famous American comedian of the time, to try to perfect an American accent.
After The War Lover, Crawford briefly returned to the stage and, after playing the lead role in the 1963 British film Two Left Feet, was offered a role in the British television series, Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life, as the Mod-style, tough-talking, motorbike-riding Byron.
It was this character that attracted film director Richard Lester to hire him for the role of Colin in The Knack …and How to Get It in 1965. The film was a huge success in the UK.
Lester also cast him in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and How I Won the War, which starred Roy Kinnear and John Lennon (during the filming of which he lived in London with Lennon and his first wife Cynthia, and Gabrielle Lewis).
Crawford starred in The Jokers (directed by Michael Winner) with Oliver Reed in 1967.
Recorded 2011 by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio.