MICHAEL Praed is best known these days for his role as dodgy Frank Clayton in Emmerdale, but many fans of the ITV soap will recognise him from his days on another famous soap.
So what do we know about the actor, who is his Emmerdale character and where might you know his face from?
Getty Michael Praed is an English actor who plays Frank Clayton in Emmerdale
Who is Michael Praed?
Michael Praed is a 58-year-old actor from Berkley in Gloucestershire.
His real name is Michael David Prince but there was already a Michael Prince in Equity so he chose his stage name Praed out of a phone book.
Michael shot to fame in the 80s playing Robin of Loxley in British TV series Robin of Sherwood, which was a worldwide smash hit.
He is currently on-screen playing Frank Clayton in Emmerdale – dad of series regulars Vanessa Woodfield and Tracy Metcalfe.
He is left fighting for his life after being involved in a horror car crash after reuniting with Megan Macey
What else has he been in?
After making his name in Robin of Sherwood, Michael went on to star in mega famous American soap Dynasty.
He played the role of the Prince of Moldavia between 1985-86 who was married to Amanda Carrington in the show.
He went on to star as Phileas Fogg in The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne in the 90s.
He’s also known for narrating Timewatch between 2003 and 2009.
Is Michael Praed married and who is his partner?
Michael is married to actress Josefina Gabrielle who is best known for her performances in West End musicals.
She’s also appeared on television in Miranda Hart. Doctors and Heartbeat.
ITV Michael shot to fame in the 80s when he starred in Robin of Sherwood