Michael Anderson Jnr
Michael Anderson Jnr was born in 1943 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, He is the son of the reknowned film director Michael Anderson. His first film was “The Moonraker” in 1958 with George Baker, Sylvia Syms and Gary Raymond. He made “Tiger Bay” and “In Search of the Castaways” with Hayley Mills and won critical praise as the son of Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum in the Australian drama “The Sundowners” in 1960. He went then to Hollywood and made such films as “Major Dundee” and “The Glory Guys”. In 1965 he was improbably cast as the brother of John Wayne and Dean Martin in “The Sons of Katie Elder”. He had a critical sucess with the television series “The Monroes” in 1966. He has guested on many of the premier television series.
He was born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, into a theatrical family. His grandparents and great-great-aunt were actors. His father is the film director Michael Anderson, Sr. He is the stepson of actress Adrienne Ellis, and stepbrother of actress Laurie Holden. His brother is producer David Anderson.
Anderson trained at the Arts Educational School in drama and ballet. He appeared in seventy-two films between 1956 and 1998, the most notable of which include The Sundowners(1960), In Search of the Castaways (1962), The Sons of Katie Elder (1965), Major Dundee (1965) and Logan’s Run (1976, which his father directed).