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Michael Aldridge (I) (1920–1994)


Excellent British character actor who played in the theater from 1939 to 1986 ("French Without Tears", "Othello" [as "the Moor", a role he had already played at the age of seventeen in a school production], "She Stoops to Conquer", "Jeeves"...) and also appeared in scores of movies, TV movies and TV series. Often cast as aristocratic types, he is ... See full bio »

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Known For

Last of the Summer Wine
(1986-1990)
Chimes at Midnight
(1965)
A Voyage Round My Father
(1982)
Shanghai Surprise
Shanghai Surprise Mr. Burns
(1986)

Filmography

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 1991 Stanley and the Women (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Alfred Nash
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Dr. Alfred Nash
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Dr. Alfred Nash
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Dr. Alfred Nash
 1990 American Dreamer (TV Series)
Pop
- Over the Hill? (1990) ... Pop
 1986-1990 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
Seymour
- Return of the Warrior (1990) ... Seymour
- Three Men and a Mangle (1989) ... Seymour
- Getting Barry Higher in the World (1989) ... Seymour
- Happy Anniversary Gough and Jessie (1989) ... Seymour
 1989 Countdown to War (TV Movie)
Neville Chamberlain
 1989 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Arthur Drysdale
- The Last Enemy (1989) ... Arthur Drysdale
 1988 The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Digory Kirke
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Professor Digory Kirke
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Professor Digory Kirke
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Professor Digory Kirke
 1988 Game, Set, and Match (TV Series)
Silas Gaunt
- London Match: Part 1 (1988) ... Silas Gaunt
- Mexico Set: Part 4 (1988) ... Silas Gaunt
- Mexico Set: Part 1 (1988) ... Silas Gaunt
- Berlin Game: Part 1 (1988) ... Silas Gaunt
 1987/II Murder by the Book (TV Movie)
Edmond Cork
 1986 Shanghai Surprise
Mr. Burns
 1986 The Understanding (TV Movie)
Leonard
 1986 The December Rose (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Stirling
- The Last Birthday (1986) ... Lord Stirling
- The Black Eagle (1986) ... Lord Stirling
- What Can the Matter Be? (1986) ... Lord Stirling
- The Queen & the Lady (1986) ... Lord Stirling
 1986 Clockwise
Prior
 1986 Yes, Prime Minister (TV Series)
Geoffrey - Director General MI5
- One of Us (1986) ... Geoffrey - Director General MI5
 1985 Bon Voyage (TV Movie)
Sir Colin Brand
 1985 Mussolini: The Untold Story (TV Mini-Series)
Matteotti
 1985 Turtle Diary
Mr. Meager, Bookstore Owner
 1985 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV Series)
Teal
- The Black Magic Man (1985) ... Teal
 1985 Charters & Caldicott (TV Mini-Series)
Caldicott
- Play Up, Play Up (1985) ... Caldicott
- Northern Lights (1985) ... Caldicott
- Not Cricket (1985) ... Caldicott
- Will the Real Jenny Beevers? (1985) ... Caldicott
- Mix Well and Serve (1985) ... Caldicott
 1984 The Biko Inquest (TV Movie)
Dr. Tucker chief district surgeon
 1984 Charlie (TV Mini-Series)
Paul Tucker
- In Union Is Strength (1984) ... Paul Tucker
- In the Days of His Youth (1984) ... Paul Tucker
- Charlie Is My Darling (1984) ... Paul Tucker
 1984 Play for Today (TV Series)
John Bourke-White
- Under the Hammer (1984) ... John Bourke-White
 1983 Spyship (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Peter Hillmore
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Sir Peter Hillmore
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... Sir Peter Hillmore
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Sir Peter Hillmore
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Sir Peter Hillmore
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Sir Peter Hillmore
 1983 Bullshot Crummond
Prof. Rupert Fenton
 1983 Reilly: Ace of Spies (TV Mini-Series)
Orlov
- Endgame (1983) ... Orlov
- Gambit (1983) ... Orlov
 1983 Hallelujah! (TV Series)
Brig Langton
- Struck Down (1983) ... Brig Langton
 1982 The Barchester Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Abraham Haphazard
- Part 2 (1982) ... Sir Abraham Haphazard
 1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV Series)
Dr. Lavington
- The Mystery of the Blue Jar (1982) ... Dr. Lavington
 1982 A Voyage Round My Father (TV Movie)
Headmaster
 1982 Bid for Power (TV Series)
 1981 Wilfred and Eileen (TV Series)
Mr. Jenkins
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... Mr. Jenkins
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Mr. Jenkins
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Mr. Jenkins
 1981 Thank You, P.G. Wodehouse (TV Movie)
Jeeves
 1980 Love in a Cold Climate (TV Mini-Series)
Uncle Matt
- In Love and War (1980) ... Uncle Matt
- Monsieur Le Duc (1980) ... Uncle Matt
- Foreigners Are Fiends (1980) ... Uncle Matt
- Heir Apparent (1980) ... Uncle Matt
- The Merry Widower (1980) ... Uncle Matt
 1980 Airport Chaplain (TV Series)
Father Jack Sampson
- The Eye of Faith (1980) ... Father Jack Sampson
 1979 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (TV Mini-Series)
Percy Alleline
- Flushing Out the Mole (1979) ... Percy Alleline
- How It All Fits Together (1979) ... Percy Alleline
- Smiley Tracks the Mole (1979) ... Percy Alleline
- Return to the Circus (1979) ... Percy Alleline
 1979 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Sir Basil Turton
- Neck (1979) ... Sir Basil Turton
 1979 Mystery!: Malice Aforethought (TV Series)
Sir Bernard Deverell
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Sir Bernard Deverell
 1978 Kilvert's Diary (TV Series)
Father Ignatius
- Father Ignatius (1978) ... Father Ignatius
 1977 Love for Lydia (TV Series)
Captain Rollo Aspen / Rollo Aspen
- Episode #1.12 (1977) ... Captain Rollo Aspen
- Episode #1.8 (1977) ... Captain Rollo Aspen
- Episode #1.7 (1977) ... Captain Rollo Aspen
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Captain Rollo Aspen
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Rollo Aspen
 1977 Raven (TV Mini-Series)
Prof. James Young
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... Prof. James Young
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... Prof. James Young
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Prof. James Young
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Prof. James Young
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Prof. James Young
 1976 Hadleigh (TV Series)
George Quantock
- Broke (1976) ... George Quantock
 1975 Sutherland's Law (TV Series)
Bailie Tom Massie
- A Matter of Self-Defence (1975) ... Bailie Tom Massie
 1975 Spy Trap (TV Series)
Andrei Gourko
- The Cornet and the Beast (1975) ... Andrei Gourko
 1974 Fallen Angels (TV Movie)
Fred Sterroll
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Rasputin
- Tell the King the Sky Is Falling (1974) ... Rasputin
 1973 The Donati Conspiracy (TV Series)
Prof. Donati
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... Prof. Donati
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... Prof. Donati
- Episode #1.1 (1973) ... Prof. Donati
 1973 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
Pontagnac
- Paying the Piper (1973) ... Pontagnac
 1973 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Archduke Othmar
- Anonymous Letters (1973) ... Archduke Othmar
 1972 The Public Eye
Sir Philip Crouch
 1971 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Trevor
- Square One (1971) ... Trevor
 1971 Sense and Sensibility (TV Series)
Sir John Middleton
- Resolution (1971) ... Sir John Middleton
- Sisters in Misfortune (1971) ... Sir John Middleton
- A Parting and a Journey (1971) ... Sir John Middleton
- Farewell to Norland (1971) ... Sir John Middleton
 1970 The Adventures of Don Quick (TV Series)
Lt. Vasco
- The Love Reflector (1970) ... Lt. Vasco
 1968-1970 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Henry Shoreham / Sir John Drummond
- The Chief Whip Sends His Compliments (1970) ... Henry Shoreham
- A Personal Affair (1968) ... Sir John Drummond
 1969 The Power Game (TV Series)
Heathcoat Mobbs
- The Goose Chase (1969) ... Heathcoat Mobbs
 1967 The Golden Age (TV Series)
Augustine Phillips
- The Theatres: Richard Burbage (1967) ... Augustine Phillips
 1967 The Fellows (TV Series)
Ian Dimmock
- The Solicitor (1967) ... Ian Dimmock
- The Straight Way (1967) ... Ian Dimmock
- Violence (1967) ... Ian Dimmock
- No Cage for This Bird (1967) ... Ian Dimmock
- Final Demand (1967) ... Ian Dimmock
 1966 The Fighting Cock (TV Movie)
Baron Henri Belazor
 1965 Chimes at Midnight
Pistol
 1965 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
Dimmock
- Black Anniversary (1965) ... Dimmock
- Out for a Duck (1965) ... Dimmock
- Up Against a Brick Wall (1965) ... Dimmock
- The Bequest (1965) ... Dimmock
- Find the Lady (1965) ... Dimmock
 1965 Jury Room (TV Series)
Mr. Edward Clark, QC, MP - Counsel for the Defence
- The Bartlett Case (1965) ... Mr. Edward Clark, QC, MP - Counsel for the Defence
 1964 Cluff (TV Series)
Bill Wickham
- The Vagrant (1964) ... Bill Wickham
 1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Colonel Farnham
- The Case of the Cynical Traitor (1964) ... Colonel Farnham
 1961-1963 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
William / Major Spencer / Parsloe
- Drama '63: The Perfect Friday (1963) ... William
- Drama '61: The Face of the Enemy (1961) ... Major Spencer
- Drama '61: Love and Penguins (1961) ... Parsloe
 1961-1962 Tales of Mystery (TV Series)
Tom Pease / William Carter
- Wolves of God (1962) ... Tom Pease
- The Tradition (1961) ... William Carter
 1962 Walk in the Shadow
Dr. Richard Harvard
 1960-1962 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Dennis Creighton / Tom Fraser
- Birds in the Wilderness (1962) ... Dennis Creighton
- The Search Party (1960) ... Tom Fraser
 1962 The Franchise Affair (TV Series)
Robert Blair
- Episode #1.6 (1962) ... Robert Blair
- Episode #1.5 (1962) ... Robert Blair
- Episode #1.4 (1962) ... Robert Blair
- Episode #1.3 (1962) ... Robert Blair
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... Robert Blair
 1960-1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Lawrence Manfred / Lawrence Manston
- Black Limelight (1962) ... Lawrence Manfred
- The Unplayed Part (1960) ... Lawrence Manston
 1961 Hamlet (TV Series)
Polonius
- Hamlet: Part 3 (1961) ... Polonius
- Hamlet: Part 2 (1961) ... Polonius
- Hamlet: Part 1 (1961) ... Polonius
 1961 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Col. Murray
- Episode #3.4 (1961) ... Col. Murray
 1961 You Can't Win (TV Series)
Mr. Parkinson
- Greater Than Fear (1961) ... Mr. Parkinson
 1961 The World of Tim Frazer (TV Series)
Arthur Fairlee
- The Mellin Forrest Mystery: Part 1 (1961) ... Arthur Fairlee
- The Sallinger Affair: Part 5 (1961) ... Arthur Fairlee
- The Sallinger Affair: Part 4 (1961) ... Arthur Fairlee
- The Sallinger Affair: Part 3 (1961) ... Arthur Fairlee
- The Sallinger Affair: Part 2 (1961) ... Arthur Fairlee
 1960 Golden Girl (TV Series)
Detective Inspector McEwan
- Killer (1960) ... Detective Inspector McEwan
- Villains - One and Two (1960) ... Detective Inspector McEwan
- Grab (1960) ... Detective Inspector McEwan
- Snatch (1960) ... Detective Inspector McEwan
- Poison (1960) ... Detective Inspector McEwan
 1960 Skyport (TV Series)
Dr. Michael Davis
- Episode #1.50 (1960) ... Dr. Michael Davis
 1959-1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Sampson Brass / Vicar
- The Small Servant (1960) ... Sampson Brass
- The Extra Grave (1959) ... Vicar
 1959 A Kiss for Cinderella (TV Movie)
Mr. Bodie / The King
 1959 Bleak House (TV Series)
Mr. George
- The End of the Story (1959) ... Mr. George
- Episode #1.10 (1959) ... Mr. George
- Episode #1.9 (1959) ... Mr. George
- Episode #1.8 (1959) ... Mr. George
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... Mr. George
 1959 Love Story (TV Movie)
Alan Vaughan
 1959 World Theatre (TV Mini-Series)
Army chaplain
- Mother Courage and Her Children (1959) ... Army chaplain
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Sir Edward Fortrose
- The Fortrose Incident (1959) ... Sir Edward Fortrose
 1959 Television Playwright (TV Series)
Peter Monckton
- Sammy's Consent (1959) ... Peter Monckton
 1959 Time Out of Mind (TV Movie)
Rev. Arthur Rawley
 1958 Little Women (TV Series)
John Brooke
- Episode #1.6 (1958) ... John Brooke
- Episode #1.5 (1958) ... John Brooke
- Episode #1.4 (1958) ... John Brooke
 1957 The Stolen Miniatures (TV Short)
Lord Peversham
 1956 The Black Tulip (TV Series)
Mynheer van Spennen
- Triumph (1956) ... Mynheer van Spennen
- Danger (1956) ... Mynheer van Spennen
- The Trial (1956) ... Mynheer van Spennen
- The Traitors (1956) ... Mynheer van Spennen
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
Mazzini
- The Mazzini Affair (1956) ... Mazzini
 1955 The Nelson Touch (TV Movie)
Captain the Hon. Henry Blackwood
 1955 The Ragged Thieves (TV Movie)
Lord Shaftesbury
 1955 The Explorer (TV Mini-Series)
Henry Morton Stanley
- The Rock Breaker (1955) ... Henry Morton Stanley
- The Gentle Fighter (1955) ... Henry Morton Stanley
- In Search of Livingstone (1955) ... Henry Morton Stanley
 1954 Suicide Mission
En engelsk offiser
 1954 Special Providence (TV Movie)
Michel Doublet
 1953 The Heir of Skipton (TV Mini-Series)
Roger
- The Shepherd Lord (1953) ... Roger
- A Shepherd in the Fells (1953) ... Roger
- Henry Escapes (1953) ... Roger
- The Wars of the Roses (1953) ... Roger
 1952 Happy and Glorious (TV Series)
Prince Albert / Prince Edward
- 1891-1900 (1952) ... Prince Edward
- 1875-1887 (1952) ... Prince Edward
- 1861-1862 (1952) ... Prince Albert
- 1842-1853 (1952) ... Prince Albert
- 1838-1841 (1952) ... Prince Albert
 1952 The March of the Peasants (TV Series)
Wat Tyler
- Traitors (1952) ... Wat Tyler
- The Tower Plot (1952) ... Wat Tyler
 1952 Tess of the D'Urbervilles (TV Movie)
Alec D'Urberville
 1952 The Two Gentlemen of Verona (TV Movie)
Launce
 1951 Murder in the Cathedral
Second Knight
 1948 Nothing Venture
Michael Garrod
 1947 Bank Holiday Luck (Short)
Fred
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He acted in Roger MacDougall's play, "Escapade," first at the St. James' Theatre in London, England and at the Strand Theatre in London, England with Phyllis Calvert, Michael Aldridge, Nigel Patrick, Alec McCowen, Hugh Griffith, Patricia Marmont, and Alec McCowen in the cast. See more »
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