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Michael Legge
Born Michael Legge
11 December 1978 (1978-12-11) (age 31)
Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996 – present

Michael Legge (born 11 December 1978 in Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland) is an Irish actor.

He has appeared in a number of stage, film, television and radio roles. He is best known for playing the part of the teenage Frank McCourt in Alan Parkers's 1999 film Angela's Ashes.

Legge attended St Colman's College, Newry.




Year Title Role
1998 Soft Sand, Blue Sea Store Guard
1999 Straydogs Niko
1999 Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? Vince Smith
1999 Angela’s Ashes Older Frank McCourt
2000 Girls from H.A.R.M.
2003 Cowboys and Angels Shane Butler



Year Title Role Theatre
2000 Cressida[2][3] Stephen Hammerton Albery Theatre, London
2001 Presence[4] Pete Jerwood Theatre, London
2002 Plasticine[5] Maksim Royal Court Theatre, London
2004/5 His Dark Materials[6][7] Will Parry National Theatre, London
2006 Southwark Fair Aurek National Theatre, London
2008 Treasure Island[8]. Jim Hawkins Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
2009 Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme[9]. Martin Crawford Hampstead Theatre, London



Year Title Role Episode
1996 The Precious Blood John Willis
1997/8 Dream Team Conor McCarthy 1.01 - 1.64
2000 The Rosie O'Donnell Show Michael Legge 21 January 2000
2002 On Home Ground John King 2.1
2004 The Big Bow Wow Frank 1.1
2004 Dunkirk[10] LCpl Wilf Saunders
2004 Omagh[11] Michael Barrett
2007-9 Shameless[12] Tom O'Leary Season 4-5-6



Year Group Award Result Film
2000 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in an International Film – Young Performer Nominated Angela’s Ashes
2001 London Critics Circle Film Awards AFLS Award for British Newcomer of the Year Nominated Angela’s Ashes
2004 Dallas OUT TAKES Best Actor Won Cowboys and Angels



  1. ^ a b c [1]ImDb
  2. ^ Lizzie Loveridge: “Cressida - A CurtainUp London Review,”, Jun. 2000
  3. ^ William Wolf: “London Theater Report 2000,”, 2000
  4. ^ David Harrower: “Presence,”, 2001
  5. ^ Michael Billington: “Plasticine,” The Guardian Unlimited, 22 March 2002
  6. ^ Samuel Adamson: “Southwark Fair,” British Theatre Guide, 2006
  7. ^ David Benedict: “Southwark Fair,”, Mar. 5, 2006
  8. ^ Louise Jury: “Pullman's Six-Hour Children's Epic Returns by Popular Demand,”, 15 November 2004
  9. ^ A Hampstead Theatre Production by Frank McGuinness, 18 June - 18 July 2009,
  10. ^ BBC Press Office: “Dunkirk is on BBC TWO,”, 3 February 2004
  11. ^ Rialto Entertainment: “OMAGH,”, [2004]
  12. ^ [2]Official Shameless
  13. ^ [3]IMDb


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