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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 1 October 1914Bebington, Cheshire, England, UK
Date of Death 20 March 1976Wimbledon, London, England, UK  (suicide)
Birth NameLawrence Michael Andrew Goodliffe
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Goodliffe was born on October 1, 1914 in Bebington, Cheshire, England as Lawrence Michael Andrew Goodliffe. He was an actor, known for Sam (1973), Peeping Tom (1960) and A Night to Remember (1958). He died on March 20, 1976 in Wimbledon, London, England.

Trivia (10)

In World War 2 he was a prisoner of war in Germany from 1940-1945.
Son of a Vicar.
Committed suicide by leaping from a height while in hospital.
Studied acting at the Stratford Shakespeare Theatre.
Specialised in playing quiet, but determined authority figures, particularly policemen, military officers, barristers and politicians.
Was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in British army in 1940.
Received a leg wound and was captured in February 1940 at Dunkirk. Was even listed as killed in action for a while.
While in a German POW camp he starred in, produced, directed and even wrote many plays while a captive.
Was on the shortlist for actors considered for the role of Bennett in Doctor Who: The Rescue. Ray Barrett won the role.

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