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Michael Cochrane (I)


He may not be a true household name, but Michael Cochrane's face is a familiar one to British Television viewers. Cochrane's resume is an impressive one. He has starred in almost every long-running mainstream British television show since the 1970s. Versatile and balanced, understated and elegant, this actor has always been somewhat typecast as ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Saint
The Saint Cold Fusion Broker
(1997)
A Different Loyalty
A Different Loyalty Dick Madsen
(2004)
The Far Pavilions
(1984)
The Iron Lady
The Iron Lady William
(2011)

Filmography

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 2018 RSC Live: Twelfth Night (announced)
Sir Andrew Aguecheek
 2015-2017 Man Down (TV Series)
Dr. Baxter
- Episode #4.1 (2017) ... Dr. Baxter
- Perfect Woman (2015) ... Dr. Baxter
 2017 Decline and Fall (TV Mini-Series)
Prosecutor
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Prosecutor
 2016 The Crown (TV Series)
Vice Provost Sir Henry Marten
- Scientia Potentia Est (2016) ... Vice Provost Sir Henry Marten
 2016 Agatha Raisin (TV Series)
Sir Desmond
- Murderous Marriage (2016) ... Sir Desmond
 2005-2016 Doctors (TV Series)
Tom Barclay / Tom O'Docherty / Charles Honeychurch / ...
- That Time of Year (2016) ... Tom O'Docherty
- To Have and to Hold (2012) ... Charles Honeychurch
- Godsend (2008) ... Tom Barclay
- And the Beat Goes On... (2008) ... Tom Barclay
- Duvet Days (2008) ... Tom Barclay
 2011-2015 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
Reverend Travis
- Christmas Special (2015) ... Reverend Travis
- Episode #6.8 (2015) ... Reverend Travis
- Episode #6.3 (2015) ... Reverend Travis
- Episode #3.6 (2012) ... Reverend Travis
- Episode #3.3 (2012) ... Reverend Travis
 2015 We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story (TV Movie)
Arnold Ridley
 2015 Cradle to Grave (TV Series)
Judge
- Episode #1.8 (2015) ... Judge
 2015 Vicious (TV Series)
Jasper
- Wedding (2015) ... Jasper
 2015 Coalition (TV Movie)
Senior Tory MP Buchanan
 2014 The Musketeers (TV Series)
Judge
- The Homecoming (2014) ... Judge
 2013 The Escape Artist (TV Mini-Series)
Judge
- Part 3 (2013) ... Judge
- Part 2 (2013) ... Judge
 2012 Panto! (TV Movie)
Johnny Darby
 2012 Titanic: Blood and Steel (TV Mini-Series)
Captain Smith
- The 'Unsinkable' Sets Sail (2012) ... Captain Smith
- The Tipping Point (2012) ... Captain Smith
- Burden of Proof (2012) ... Captain Smith
- A City Divided (2012) ... Captain Smith
 2012 Run for Your Wife
Man on Bus
 2011 The Iron Lady
William
 2011 Holy Flying Circus (TV Movie)
Malcolm Muggeridge
 2011 New Tricks (TV Series)
Daniel Cranagh
- Lost in Translation (2011) ... Daniel Cranagh
 2010 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
Judge Burchville
- Help (2010) ... Judge Burchville
 1989-2010 The Bill (TV Series)
Howard Walsh / Nigel Boscombe / Commander Whiteside
- Balance of Power (2010) ... Howard Walsh
- The Wrong Horse (1999) ... Nigel Boscombe
- Taken for a Ride (1989) ... Commander Whiteside
 2009 Criminal Justice (TV Series)
Felix Crane
- Episode #2.5 (2009) ... Felix Crane
- Episode #2.4 (2009) ... Felix Crane
- Episode #2.2 (2009) ... Felix Crane
 1997-2009 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Cunningham / Stephen Quinn / Derek Lightfoot
- Thursday's Children (2009) ... Cunningham
- The Good Samaritan (2005) ... Stephen Quinn
- Fool for Love (1997) ... Derek Lightfoot
 2009 Margaret (TV Movie)
Alan Clark
 2008 Lilya (Short)
Drug Dealer 1
 2008 Tuesday at the Grand (Short)
 2008 Mumbai Calling (TV Series)
Sir Rupert De Beer
- Dating Season (2008) ... Sir Rupert De Beer
 2008 My Spy Family (TV Series)
Lord Bollingstock
- The Laughing Lord Affair (2008) ... Lord Bollingstock
 2008 Sharpe's Peril (TV Movie)
Simmerson
 2008 Mutual Friends (TV Series)
Judge
- Episode #1.5 (2008) ... Judge
 2008 Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (TV Movie)
Sir Waldron Smithers
 2007 To the Manor Born (TV Series)
Archie Pennington-Booth
- Episode #4.0 (2007) ... Archie Pennington-Booth
 2006 The Worst Week of My Life (TV Series)
Rupert
 2006 Suez: A Very British Crisis (TV Movie documentary)
Selwyn Lloyd
 2006 Wire in the Blood (TV Series)
Judge Hynes
- Hole in the Heart (2006) ... Judge Hynes
 2006 HG Wells' War with the World (TV Movie)
Minister
 2006 Sharpe's Challenge (TV Movie)
Simmerson
 2005 The Brief (TV Series)
Robin Cazalet
- Blame (2005) ... Robin Cazalet
 2005 The Government Inspector (TV Movie)
Sir Richard Dearlove
 2005 Kenneth Tynan: In Praise of Hardcore (TV Movie)
Lord Lyttleton
 2004 Monarch of the Glen (TV Series)
Colonel Ford
- Episode #6.9 (2004) ... Colonel Ford
 2004 A Most Mysterious Murder: The Case of Charles Bravo (TV Movie)
Dr. James Gully
 2004 A Different Loyalty
Dick Madsen
 2004 Murphy's Law (TV Series)
Livingston
- Go Ask Alice (2004) ... Livingston
 2004 Holby City (TV Series)
John Dunne
- Striking a Chord (2004) ... John Dunne
 2004 Keen Eddie (TV Series)
Mr. Pippin Sr.
- Keeping Up Appearances (2004) ... Mr. Pippin Sr.
 2004 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Owen Glendower
- Gorgons Wood (2004) ... Owen Glendower
 2004 Mad About Alice (TV Series)
Headmaster
- School Craze (2004) ... Headmaster
 2003 Ghost Hunter (Video Game)
Fortesque (voice)
 2003 Reversals (TV Movie)
Derek Barry
 2003 Rosemary & Thyme (TV Series)
Franklin Danvers
- The Tree of Death (2003) ... Franklin Danvers
 2003 MI-5 (TV Series)
Ross Vaughan
- Episode #2.9 (2003) ... Ross Vaughan (uncredited)
 2002 Night & Day (TV Series)
Dr. Anthony Kenworthy
- Episode dated 10 October 2002 (2002) ... Dr. Anthony Kenworthy
 2002 The Falklands Play (TV Movie)
Rt Hon Nicholas Ridley MP (Financial Secretary to the Treasury)
 2002 The Cry (TV Movie)
Nathaniel Wakely
 2002 A Touch of Frost (TV Series)
Babcock, HMI
- Mistaken Identity: Part 2 (2002) ... Babcock, HMI
- Mistaken Identity: Part 1 (2002) ... Babcock, HMI
 2002 Micawber (TV Series)
Lord Edward
- Micawber and the Aristocracy (2002) ... Lord Edward
 2001 Swallow (TV Series)
Solicitor
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Solicitor
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Solicitor
 2000-2001 Perfect World (TV Series)
Terence Bentley, the Marketing Director / Terence Bentley
- Mutiny (2001) ... Terence Bentley
- Graduates (2001) ... Terence Bentley
- Fast Track (2001) ... Terence Bentley
- Best Man (2001) ... Terence Bentley
- Home (2001) ... Terence Bentley
 2001 Lee Evans: So What Now? (TV Series)
Dads
- Parole (2001) ... Dads
 2001 The Innocent (TV Movie)
Harold Haig
 2000 Offending Angels
Mentor
 2000 Justice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Whiteman
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
Waddington
 1999 Big Bad World (TV Series)
George Lacey
- Happy Nappy (1999) ... George Lacey
- Don't Shoot the Cows (1999) ... George Lacey
- She's a Lovely Girl (1999) ... George Lacey
 1999 The Ambassador (TV Series)
Hartson
- Getting Away with Murder (1999) ... Hartson
 1999 Nancherrow (TV Mini-Series)
Sir George Rawlings
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Sir George Rawlings
 1998 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Bob Fay
- Episode #1.4332 (1998) ... Bob Fay
 1997 More Is Less (TV Short)
Quizmaster
 1997 Incognito
Deeks
 1997 The Uninvited (TV Series)
Oliver James
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... Oliver James
 1997 The Broker's Man (TV Series)
Cecil Addison
- Siege: Part 1 (1997) ... Cecil Addison
 1997 Wycliffe (TV Series)
Mr. Price
- Strangers Home (1997) ... Mr. Price
 1997 The Saint
Cold Fusion Broker
 1996 Beck (TV Series)
Gallery Owner
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... Gallery Owner
 1996 Sharpe's Regiment (TV Movie)
Sir Henry Simmerson
 1996 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Swithun Riding
- Simisola: Part Three (1996) ... Swithun Riding
- Simisola: Part Two (1996) ... Swithun Riding
- Simisola: Part One (1996) ... Swithun Riding
 1990-1995 The Chief (TV Series)
Nigel Crimmond
- Episode #5.4 (1995) ... Nigel Crimmond
- Episode #5.3 (1995) ... Nigel Crimmond
- Episode #5.2 (1995) ... Nigel Crimmond
- Episode #5.1 (1995) ... Nigel Crimmond
- Episode #4.10 (1994) ... Nigel Crimmond
 1995 Sharpe's Sword (TV Movie)
Sir Henry Simmerson
 1995 99-1 (TV Series)
Charlwood
- A Game of Two Halves (1995) ... Charlwood
 1994 Pie in the Sky (TV Series)
Julian Tubbs
- An Innocent Man (1994) ... Julian Tubbs
 1993 Keeping Up Appearances (TV Series)
The Ship's Officer
- Sea Fever (1993) ... The Ship's Officer
 1993 Uncle Jack and Cleopatra's Mummy (TV Series)
Denis Ashington-Smythe
- The Tomb of El Wadi Whant (1993) ... Denis Ashington-Smythe
- A Dig at El Ninny (1993) ... Denis Ashington-Smythe
 1993 Sharpe's Eagle (TV Movie)
Sir Henry Simmerson
 1993 Then Churchill Said to Me (TV Series)
 1992 Great Performances (TV Series)
Winston Churchill
- A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992) ... Winston Churchill
 1992 The Darling Buds of May (TV Series)
Wing Commander Honeyman
- The Season of Heavenly Gifts: Part 1 (1992) ... Wing Commander Honeyman
 1992 No Job for a Lady (TV Series)
Richard Monkton
- Lobby Terms (1992) ... Richard Monkton
- What Care? What Compensation? (1992) ... Richard Monkton
- I'd Like to See You Do It (1992) ... Richard Monkton
- Sugar & Spice (1992) ... Richard Monkton
- A Bed for the Night (1992) ... Richard Monkton
 1992 Taggart (TV Series)
Derek Amlot
- Nest of Vipers (1992) ... Derek Amlot
 1991 A Murder of Quality (TV Movie)
Charles Hecht
 1991 Screen One (TV Series)
Geoff
- Tell Me That You Love Me (1991) ... Geoff
 1990 Number One Gun
Flash Fairmaid
 1990 Howards' Way (TV Series)
Pierre Challon
- Episode #6.7 (1990) ... Pierre Challon
 1989 The Return of Sam McCloud (TV Movie)
Geraint Davies
 1982-1989 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Redvers Fenn-Cooper / Lord Cranleigh
- Ghost Light: Part Three (1989) ... Redvers Fenn-Cooper
- Ghost Light: Part Two (1989) ... Redvers Fenn-Cooper
- Ghost Light: Part One (1989) ... Redvers Fenn-Cooper
- Black Orchid: Part Two (1982) ... Lord Cranleigh
- Black Orchid: Part One (1982) ... Lord Cranleigh
 1989 Chelworth (TV Mini-Series)
Arthur Waverton
- My Dear Jamie... (1989) ... Arthur Waverton
 1988 Rockliffe's Folly (TV Series)
John Brooke
- Nine-Tenths of the Law (1988) ... John Brooke
 1988 Home James! (TV Series)
Sexton Boyce
- First Impressions (1988) ... Sexton Boyce
 1987 Fortunes of War (TV Mini-Series)
Clifford
- Egypt: April 1941 (1987) ... Clifford
 1986 Big Deal (TV Series)
Adrian Scott
- The Z Team (1986) ... Adrian Scott
 1986 The Collectors (TV Series)
Chris Lucas
- Uncommon Market (1986) ... Chris Lucas
- Major Barclay's Last Stand (1986) ... Chris Lucas
- The Great Ice-Cream War (1986) ... Chris Lucas
- Swings and Roundabouts (1986) ... Chris Lucas
 1986 Dear John (TV Series)
Roger
- A Singular Man (1986) ... Roger
 1985 The Detective (TV Mini-Series)
David Marchwint
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... David Marchwint
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... David Marchwint
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... David Marchwint
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... David Marchwint
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... David Marchwint
 1985 Space (TV Mini-Series)
Wing Cmdr. Blount / Commander Blount
- Part III (1985) ... Wing Cmdr. Blount
- Part I (1985) ... Commander Blount
 1984 Frankenstein (TV Movie)
Henry Clervell
 1984 Hay Fever (TV Movie)
Sandy Tyrell
 1984 Strangers and Brothers (TV Series)
Sammikins
- Episode #1.12 (1984) ... Sammikins
- Episode #1.11 (1984) ... Sammikins
 1984 Goodbye Mr. Chips (TV Mini-Series)
Ralston
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Ralston
 1984 The Far Pavilions (TV Mini-Series)
Crimpley
- Part Three: Wally and Anjuli (1984) ... Crimpley
- Part One: Return to India (1984) ... Crimpley
 1984 Real Life
Lipton
 1983 Partners in Crime (TV Series)
Dennis Radcliffe
- The House of Lurking Death (1983) ... Dennis Radcliffe
 1983 King's Royal (TV Series)
Lord Mortimer
- Episode #2.5 (1983) ... Lord Mortimer
- Episode #2.4 (1983) ... Lord Mortimer
- Episode #2.3 (1983) ... Lord Mortimer
- Episode #2.1 (1983) ... Lord Mortimer
 1983 The Citadel (TV Mini-Series)
Freddy Hamson
- Part 9 (1983) ... Freddy Hamson
- Part 8 (1983) ... Freddy Hamson
- Part 7 (1983) ... Freddy Hamson
- Part 6 (1983) ... Freddy Hamson
- Part 2 (1983) ... Freddy Hamson
 1983 Live from Pebble Mill (TV Series)
Roger Savage
- Cargo Kings (1983) ... Roger Savage
 1983 Ascendancy
Officer
 1982 Angels (TV Series)
George Durrington
- Episode #8.6 (1982) ... George Durrington
 1982 The Return of the Soldier
Stephen
 1982 Shelley (TV Series)
Dennis
- Slaughterhouse Sling (1982) ... Dennis
 1981 Victory
Farrell - The English
 1981 The Life and Times of David Lloyd George (TV Series)
Charles Masterman
- Well, We're In! (1981) ... Charles Masterman
- All Flesh Is Grass (1981) ... Charles Masterman
 1980 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Juliet
- Episode #8.8 (1980) ... Juliet
 1980 Love in a Cold Climate (TV Mini-Series)
Cedric Hampton
- Monsieur Le Duc (1980) ... Cedric Hampton
- Foreigners Are Fiends (1980) ... Cedric Hampton
- Heir Apparent (1980) ... Cedric Hampton
- The Merry Widower (1980) ... Cedric Hampton
 1980 Daisy (TV Movie)
 1976-1978 Wings (TV Series)
Lt. Charles Gaylion / 2nd Lt. Charles Gaylion / Charles Gaylion
- Heroes (1978) ... Lt. Charles Gaylion
- No Medals (1978) ... Lt. Charles Gaylion
- Mutiny (1978) ... Lt. Charles Gaylion
- The Price (1978) ... Lt. Charles Gaylion
- Guardian Angel (1978) ... Lt. Charles Gaylion
 1978 Daphne Laureola (TV Movie)
Bill
 1977 Drama (TV Series)
Juvenile Lead
 1977 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Sparkish
- The Country Wife (1977) ... Sparkish
 1975 Love Thy Neighbour (TV Series)
Bernard
- Club Concert (1975) ... Bernard
 1974 The Pallisers (TV Mini-Series)
Gerald
- Part Twenty-six (1974) ... Gerald
- Part Twenty-five (1974) ... Gerald
- Part Twenty-four (1974) ... Gerald
- Part Twenty-two (1974) ... Gerald
 1974 Warship (TV Series)
Lt. Palfrey RM
- Without Just Cause (1974) ... Lt. Palfrey RM
- The Raid (1974) ... Lt. Palfrey RM
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He is the voice of Oliver Sterling in The Archers on BBC Radio 4. See more »

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He frequently plays aristrocrats, military officers and/or members of the establishment.

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