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Michael Haigh


Michael Haigh gave up teaching to become a professional actor. A founding member of Wellington’s Circa Theatre, his TV legacy is gruff office worker Jim in Roger Hall’s Gliding On — one of Kiwi television’s great comic characters, and a role that won him a Feltex Award. He played Jim for five years, and appeared in a number of other TV shows and films (often playing a policeman). Michael Haigh died in October 1993.

Michael was enormously entertaining and charming, a slightly old world character who couldn't stand cant or hypocrisy. John Reid, in the December 1993 issue of Onfilm