Michael Culkin (born 2 July 1954) is an Irish theatre, film, and television actor probably best known for his role as Judge Buller in the BBC drama Garrow's Law. He appeared as Rab Butler in the first two seasons of The Crown, in The Iron Lady with Meryl Streep, opposite Johnny Depp in Mortdecai and with Hugh Grant in A Very English Scandal playing the Conservative politician Reginald Maudling. He appeared in two seasons of Poldark as Horace Treneglos and will return in the fourth season. He has extensive BBC and ITV Television credits as well as work at the National Theatre and in the West End where he starred with Maggie Smith in Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van. He is unmarried and lives in Thaxted Essex, London and Norfolk with several dogs and a llama. He is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
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He brings his American wife and kids to England to explore new business opportunities. After abandoning the sanctuary of their safe American suburban surroundings, the family is plunged into the despa...
The Good Liar
Roy wants to make a mark on recently widowed Betty, worth millions. He wants to take it all. As the two draw closer, what should have been a simple scam takes on more significance.
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A Discovery of Witches
A vampire and a closet witch are drawn into a deadly mystery and forbidden romance when a magical book shows up in an Oxford library.
A Very English Scandal
The leader of the Liberal party has a secret he's desperate to hide, it's the late 1960s and homosexuality has only just been legalised.
Holmes & Watson
The detective and the doctor. There is a murder at Buckingham Palace. The queen will become the next victim if they don't solve the case in four days.
One of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history was the 1819 Peterloo massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodi...
55 Steps is based on the true story of Eleanor Riese, a mental illness patient who brought a class action suit to give competent mental patients the right to have a say in their medication while they ...
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The life stories of great minds. From their days as young adults to their final years, we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.
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The inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the sec...
Mary Ann Cotton, a poisoner whose methods leave no visible scars, allowed her tally of victims to mount, unsuspected by a Victorian society unable to conceive of a woman capable of such terrible crime...
Richard, 15 with learning difficulties, longs to put down roots but his restless and destructive brother, POLLY, needs to keep moving. When the land they live on is bought by a new owner, and the elec...
An art dealer searches for a stolen painting that may have a secret code that allows access to Nazi gold.
The story is about a retired detective living in a village with his family. He is haunted by a 50-year old case. He only remembers fragments of the case because his memory is not what it used to be.
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The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister
A lesbian in the 1800s tries to live independently while juggling an affair with a married woman.
Four months before Pearl Harbor, an American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai and discovers that his friend has been killed. While unraveling the mysteries of the death, he falls i...
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The concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' was introduced at London's Old Bailey by William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused.
In this adaptation of the chilling tale by Oscar Wilde, a vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty. After being introduced to the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin F...
A comedy of manners with a cast of characters eating each other. Against the backdrop of contemporary London and the international art scene, it casts an eye over the appetites and morality of some of...
Two space smuggles are caught by the government and told if they deliver a create to a certain location the charges will be forgotten. The key to a cover up is the creation.
An extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt's romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting The Night Watch.
Crusade in Jeans
A time machine sends a boy back in time. He was accidentally sent back to the Middle Ages. He is saved by children who are part of a crusade. The danger is not coming from outside the crusade, but fro...
Mrs Palfrey at The Claremont
All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer.
A Life in Suitcases
As Tulse Luper is swept into the ill-fortuned tides of the 20th century, he is forced to spend his life in a succession of imprisonments.
Mrs Henderson Presents
A woman is buying the Windmill Theatre in London as a hobby. They begin to lose money after starting an innovative continuous variety review. The Moulin Rouge in Paris has female nudity.
Julia is a diva. She has it all - including a devoted husband who has mastermined her brilliant career - but after years of shining in the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of boredom ...
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George Eliot: A Scandalous Life
Born Mary Ann Evans in 1819, the novelist George Eliot was a woman ahead of her time: a proud and determined individual who continually broke the sexual, religious and social rules of Victorian societ...
Three women are searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place because of their desires and fears. Their stories come together in a moment of shared recogniti...
The true story of Ernest Shackleton's 1914 expedition to the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.
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A darkly comic tale of a young man who comes face to face with his huge family - a variety of eccentrics, all of whom are hiding secrets from their pasts Raymond was presented with a copy of the famil...
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Sydney Fox is a professor and globe-trotting "relic hunter" who looks for ancient artifacts to return to museums and/or the descendants of the original owner. She has a linguistic assistant and a secr...
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A woman was distracted by her passions for a long time. The importance of true love is compared to the material value of diamonds. Only one will last forever. She needs something to give her psychical...
Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but Marco Venier cannot marry her because she is penniless and has questionable family. A courtesan is one of the exotic companions favored by the richest ...
Our Mutual Friend
Charles Dickens told the story of passion, greed and betrayal. One day, a body that links them with another world will be recovered by the father and daughter who are on the banks of the river.
The Fifth Element
A taxi driver is given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
David is still king of Israel. Adonijah and Solomon are his sons. Only one of the two young men can be successful and they are fierce rivals.
Into the Blue
The island of Rhodes is the location of a contemporary thriller. A bankrupt former garage owner is hauled in by the police when a young English woman he has befriended goes missing. Under suspicion of...
The death of his bride has numbed Charles Castle. He is a photographer. Photographs purporting to be of fairies were given to Charles. He goes to a village with secrets.
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Agatha Christie's Poirot
From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first clas...