Michael Kitchen

Last updated on the 5 July 2024 by Maeve

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Born: 31 October 1948, Leicester, England.

Michael Kitchen was destined for a life in the performing arts. From a young age, he demonstrated a keen interest in theatre and drama, often staging makeshift productions with his friends. His passion for acting led him to pursue formal education in theatre, earning a degree from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Foyle's War - Anthony Howell, Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks
Foyle’s War – Anthony Howell, Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks

Michael Kitchen’s professional career began on the stage, where he garnered acclaim for his performances in Shakespearean productions and contemporary dramas. His stage presence and versatility quickly caught the attention of casting directors, leading him to transition to television and film roles in the 1980s.

Michael Kitchen’s breakthrough role came in 2002 when he portrayed the enigmatic Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle in the ITV series “Foyle’s War.” The show ran for eight seasons, cementing Kitchen’s reputation as a skilled and charismatic actor. His portrayal of Foyle, a complex and intelligent detective, earned him critical acclaim and a devoted fan base.


Suggested viewing


Foyle’s War (2002)

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Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.6

Amidst the tumultuous backdrop of World War II, Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle navigates the complexities of murder investigations, his sharp intellect and unwavering dedication to justice shining amidst the chaos of war. His relentless pursuit of truth often intertwines with the broader political and social upheavals of the era, creating a captivating blend of crime drama and historical intrigue.

Top cast: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell, Ellie Haddington, Julian Ovenden, Jay Simpson, Tim McMullan, Daniel Weyman, Jeremy Swift, Rupert Vansittart.


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