Michael Kitchen became famous as an actor, starring in the movies "Golden Eye," "Out of Africa" and "The World is Not Enough," according to IMDB. He produces in addition to acting.
Before starring in big blockbuster movies, Kitchen was an actor in the United Kingdom. Some of his early British television roles include playing in "Play for Today," "Thriller" and "Beasts," all in the 1970s. Also in the 1970s, he was a star in Dennis Potter's "Brimstone and Treacle."
In 1985, Kitchen acted as Berkeley Cole in "Out of Africa," a film that became an epic American romantic comedy and won 28 film awards.
He played a recurring role as Bill Tanner in Pierce Brosnan's films, "Golden Eye" in 1995, and "The World is Not Enough" in 1999. These films are part of the James Bond series.
Between 2002 and 2015, Kitchen starred and produced the ITV mystery-drama called "Foyle's War," playing the role of Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle.
Michael Kitchen's British theater career includes playing Ptolemy in "Caesar and Cleopatra" and Will in "Howard Brenton's Magnificence." In addition, he was in "Spring Awakening," which was performed at Laurence Olivier's National Theatre in 1974. Kitchen was a member of the National Theatre Company.