Michael York, OBE (born Michael Hugh Johnson; 27 March 1942) is a British actor. York was born in Fulmer, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, the son of Florence Edith May (nee Chown), a musician; and Joseph Gwynne Johnson, a Llandovery-born Welsh ex-Royal Artillery British Army officer and executive with Marks and Spencer department stores. York has an older sister, Penelope Anne (born 1940) and younger twin sisters, Caroline and Bridget (born 1947) but Bridget died a few hours after birth, according to his autobiography. He was brought up in Burgess Hill, Sussex. During his teenage years, York was educated at Bromley Grammar School for Boys, Bromley, London and at University College, Oxford. He began his career in a 1956 production of The Yellow Jacket.
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