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QDO you have any information on the actor Michael Byrne? - W. Mckie, Ayr ABORN in London in 1943, Byrne is best known for his role as Colonel Vogel in Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, having played Nazis in various other film and TV roles.

Recently he appeared in Coronation Street as Gail Platt's long-lost father Ted Paige, the ex-lover of Audrey Roberts.

He was seen in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 as the older Gelert Grindewald.

The 67-year-old also has other movie and TV credits to his name. He appeared in Braveheart as English soldier Smythe, The Saint, Tomorrow Never Dies, The Sum Of All Fears and Gangs Of New York.

TV roles include guest stints in Tales Of The Unexpected, The Professionals, Between The Lines, Sharpe, A Touch Of Frost, Waking The Dead and Yes, Prime Minister.

QI HAVE a record which has a picture of a boy on the front called Harry and has songs including Mournin' Glory Story, Maybe and I GuessThe Lord Must Be In New York City. Can you tell me who the boy in the picture is? - Anonymous.

ATHIS 1969 album Harry is by New York singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson.

It features a picture of himself as a young boy and was his first album to make it into the charts.

The song I Guess The Lord Must Be In NewYork City also made it into the US Top 40.

Nilsson enjoyed much success in the '70s and is best known for his recording of Everybody's Talkin'. He cared little for success and his wayward lifestyle affected his later career.

A period in London ended when The Who drummer Keith Moon died in his flat.

Nilsson died of heart failure in 1994 in California, aged 52.

QWHAT do you know about Columbo actor Peter Falk's early years and how did he lose an eye? - I. Garrity, Greenock A BORN in New York in 1927, Peter Falk had his right eye surgically removed aged three because of a malignant tumour.

He had a glass eye but still played a lot of baseball as a boy.

In one 1997 interview, he said: "In high school, the umpire called me out at third base when I was sure I was safe. I got so mad, I took out my glass eye, handed it to him and said, 'Try this'."

He was rejected by the army because of his eye and joined the US merchant marines as a cook.

He was then turned down for a job at the CIA and worked as a management analyst before turning to acting in the mid-1950s.

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Date:May 29, 2011
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