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Michael Byrne (born 7 November 1943) is an English actor noted for his roles on film and television. He has often been cast in Nazi military roles, an example of this is him playing Colonel Vogel in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Ironically, Bryne appeared as a Jewish concentration camp survivor who is instrumental in the capture of a Nazi war criminal (played by Ian McKellen) in the film Apt Pupil. He is also familiar to American audiences as Smythe, a soldier who attempts to rape William Wallace's wife and first inspires Wallace to seek independence from England in the film Braveheart.

His film credits include: Vampyres, The Eagle Has Landed, Butley, A Bridge Too Far, The Medusa Touch, Force 10 from Navarone, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Braveheart, The Saint, Tomorrow Never Dies, The Good Father, The Sum of All Fears and Gangs of New York.

TV credits include: Z-Cars; Secret Army; Tales of the Unexpected; The Professionals; Smiley's People; Yes, Prime Minister; Between The Lines; Sharpe; The Mists of Avalon; Waking the Dead and Honest.

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