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Name: Michael Byrne  
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Date of Birth: 7th November 1943
Place of Birth: London, England, UK
Profession: Actor
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Michael Byrne was born in Kilkenny, Ireland in 1761. He was signed as an able-bodied seaman by Captain Bligh on the Bounty primarily to play the fiddle. Bligh wrote I had great difficulty before I left England to get a man to play the violin and I preferred at last to take one two-thirds blind than come without one and described him as being 5 feet 6 inches high. Fair complexion and is almost blind. Plays the fiddle. Has the mark of an issue in the back of his neck.

He was a loyalist who gave himself up voluntarily when the Pandora arrived and subsequently survived the wreck of the Pandora. He was acquitted at court-martial and it is not known what subsequently became of him.

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