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Ralph Michael (1907–1994)

Ralph Michael was born on September 26, 1907 in Edmonton, London, England as Ralph Champion Shotter. He was an actor, known for Empire of the Sun (1987), A Night to Remember (1958) and Dead of Night (1945). He was married to Fay Compton and Joyce Heron. He died on November 9, 1994 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. See full bio »

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 1994 The All New Alexei Sayle Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... Various Characters
 1992 The Camomile Lawn (TV Mini-Series)
Tony - older
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Tony - older
 1991 Selling Hitler (TV Mini-Series)
Wilhelm Mohnke
 1991 Devices and Desires (TV Mini-Series)
Reverend Copley
- Episode #1.6 (1991) ... Reverend Copley
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Reverend Copley
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Reverend Copley
 1990 A Bit of Fry and Laurie (TV Series)
Man in Bookstore / Judge
- Episode #2.6 (1990) ... Man in Bookstore
- Episode #2.3 (1990) ... Judge
 1989 The Heat of the Day (TV Movie)
Francis
 1989 Arctic Warriors (Video)
 1988 First Born (TV Mini-Series)
Old Priest
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Old Priest
 1988 Rockliffe's Babies (TV Series)
Mr. Matthews
- A Trip to the Zoo (1988) ... Mr. Matthews
 1987 Empire of the Sun
Mr. Partridge
 1987 Howards' Way (TV Series)
Lord James Rannoch
- Episode #3.10 (1987) ... Lord James Rannoch
 1987 Lionheart
William Nerra
 1987 Diary of a Mad Old Man
Marcel Hamelinck
 1985 Hold the Back Page (TV Mini-Series)
Percy
- Old Partners (1985) ... Percy
 1985 Black Silk (TV Series)
 1985 Romance on the Orient Express (TV Movie)
Harry
 1984 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Dr. Edwin Hanover
- The Legend of Das Geisterschloss (1984) ... Dr. Edwin Hanover
 1984 Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (TV Series)
Father Harris
- And the Wall Came Tumbling Down (1984) ... Father Harris
 1984 No Man's Land (TV Movie)
Doc Havilland
 1984 Dream Stuffing (TV Series)
Dr. Fossock
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Dr. Fossock
 1984 Love and Marriage (TV Series)
Sir Ben Farrant
- Sweet Echo (1984) ... Sir Ben Farrant
 1984 Bergerac (TV Series)
Brigadier Wimble
- The Company You Keep (1984) ... Brigadier Wimble
 1969-1982 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Col. Rowley
- The Boxwallah (1982)
- The Marrying Kind (1969) ... Col. Rowley
 1982 The Quest (TV Series)
King Charles
- R.S.V.P. (1982) ... King Charles
- Daddy's Home (1982) ... King Charles
- Hunt for the White Tiger (1982) ... King Charles
- A Prince of a Fellow (1982) ... King Charles
- Escape from a Velvet Box (1982) ... King Charles
 1981 The Borgias (TV Mini-Series)
Cardinal Caraffa
- Part 9 (1981) ... Cardinal Caraffa
 1981 Echoes of Louisa (TV Series)
Sir Reginald Hallam
- The Homecoming (1981) ... Sir Reginald Hallam
 1980 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Mini-Series)
Doctor Manette
- Part 8 (1980) ... Doctor Manette
- Part 7 (1980) ... Doctor Manette
- Part 6 (1980) ... Doctor Manette
- Part 5 (1980) ... Doctor Manette
- Part 4 (1980) ... Doctor Manette
 1980 The Marquise (TV Movie)
Hubert (the butler)
 1980 A Question of Guilt (TV Series)
Mr. Sylvester
- Constance Kent: Part 3 (1980) ... Mr. Sylvester
- Constance Kent: Part 2 (1980) ... Mr. Sylvester
 1979 Henry IV Part II (TV Movie)
Lord Chief Justice
 1979 Prince Regent (TV Mini-Series)
Duke of Brunswick
- The Bride from Brunswick (1979) ... Duke of Brunswick
 1978 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Balaton
- The Pirate Planet: Part Two (1978) ... Balaton
- The Pirate Planet: Part One (1978) ... Balaton
 1978 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Mr. Justice Everglades
- Rumpole and the Younger Generation (1978) ... Mr. Justice Everglades
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series)
Estate Car Driver
- Heroes (1978) ... Estate Car Driver
 1976-1977 When the Boat Comes In (TV Series)
Father Courtney / Father Courtnay
- Requiem for a Loser (1977) ... Father Courtney
- Travel Light, Travel Far (1977) ... Father Courtney
- God & Love & Wellesley Street (1976) ... Father Courtnay
 1977 Les samedis de l'histoire (TV Series)
Haig
- Foch pour vaincre (1977) ... Haig
 1977 Romance (TV Series)
Philip
- High Noon (1977) ... Philip
 1977 Rob Roy (TV Series)
Father Vaughan / Sir Frederick Vernon
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... Sir Frederick Vernon
 1976 Dickens of London (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Durham
- Magic (1976) ... Lord Durham
 1976 Murder (TV Series)
Willy
- A Variety of Passion (1976) ... Willy
 1976 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Sir Robert Stilgo
- Incident (1976) ... Sir Robert Stilgo
 1975 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Mr. Justice Ballantyre
- Blind Alley (1975) ... Mr. Justice Ballantyre
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
MacGregor
- O Canada (1975) ... MacGregor
 1975 The Count of Monte-Cristo (TV Movie)
M. Dantes
 1974 The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs (TV Series)
Apsley
- The Contact (1974) ... Apsley
 1974 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Cmdr. Bragg
- Harry Lifters (1974) ... Cmdr. Bragg
 1974 Sutherland's Law (TV Series)
 1974 Crown Court (TV Series)
Stanley Reading
- Corruption: Part 1 (1974) ... Stanley Reading
 1974 Justice (TV Series)
Justice Bebbington / Mr. Justice Bebbington
- Twice the Legal Limit (1974) ... Justice Bebbington
- The Price of Innocence (1974) ... Mr. Justice Bebbington
 1973 Public Eye (TV Series)
Henry Knight
- A Family Affair (1973) ... Henry Knight
 1972 Colditz (TV Series)
Bauman
- Court Martial (1972) ... Bauman
 1972 Six Faces (TV Series)
Tim Felstead
- Around the Child (1972) ... Tim Felstead
 1972 The Brothers (TV Series)
Mr. Stewart
- Full Circle (1972) ... Mr. Stewart
 1972 The Challengers (TV Series)
Sir George Pendleton
- History Does Not Pay the Rent ... Sir George Pendleton
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series)
The Dean
- A Situation Full of Promise (1971) ... The Dean
- Operation Loftus (1971) ... The Dean
- Devon Is Lovely at This Time of Year (1971) ... The Dean
- Students at Heart (1971) ... The Dean
 1964-1969 Detective (TV Series)
Volnay / Sidney Lomas / Arthur Geraldine
- The Poisoners (1969) ... Volnay
- End of Chapter (1964) ... Arthur Geraldine
 1969 The Expert (TV Series)
Dad Elliot
- Do Not Go Gentle (1969) ... Dad Elliot
 1969 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Charles Eaden
- All Claims Paid For (1969) ... Charles Eaden
 1969 Judge Dee (TV Series)
Master Sun
- A Place of Great Evil (1969) ... Master Sun
 1969 The Assassination Bureau
Editor
 1969 The Avengers (TV Series)
General Hesketh
- Who Was That Man I Saw You With? (1969) ... General Hesketh
 1968 Gazette (TV Series)
Colonel Chamberlayne / Col.Chamberlayne / Col. Chamberlayne
- The Critic (1968) ... Col.Chamberlayne
 1968 House of Cards
Claude de Gonde
 1967-1968 The Revenue Men (TV Series)
Andrew Finlayson / Paxton
- The Gentle Bootleggers (1968) ... Andrew Finlayson
- A Sleeping Partner (1967) ... Paxton
 1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Sir Giles Watkins / Governor
- Web with Four Spiders (1968) ... Sir Giles Watkins
- No Friend of Mine (1968) ... Governor
 1967 The Gamblers (TV Series)
 1959-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mr. Thompson / Father Paul / Vincent / ...
- The New Assistant (1967) ... Mr. Thompson
- An Experience of Evil (1966) ... Father Paul
- Winter in Ischia (1965) ... Vincent
- The Man in the Panama Hat (1964) ... Geoffrey Wardwell
 1967 The Rat Catchers (TV Series)
Sir Miles Casimir
- The Seven Pillars of Hercules (1967) ... Sir Miles Casimir
- The Heel of Achilles (1967) ... Sir Miles Casimir
 1967 Uncle Charles (TV Series)
Col. Tracy
- Patience (1967) ... Col. Tracy
 1967 The Forsyte Saga (TV Mini-Series)
Stanley Baldwin
- Strike (1967) ... Stanley Baldwin
 1966 Grand Prix
Mr. Stoddard
 1966 The Power Game (TV Series)
Gillingham
- 'Confound Their Politics' (1966) ... Gillingham
- Trade Secret (1966) ... Gillingham
- Persons and Papers (1966) ... Gillingham
- Late Via Rome (1966) ... Gillingham
 1966 This Man Craig (TV Series)
Mr. Stewart
- A Rough Passage (1966) ... Mr. Stewart
 1966 The Man in the Mirror (TV Series)
Peter Gilbey
- Episode #1.1 (1966) ... Peter Gilbey
 1964-1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Interrogator / Dorset
- The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1965) ... Interrogator
- A Man to Be Trusted (1964) ... Dorset
 1965 The Heroes of Telemark
Nilssen
 1965 He Who Rides a Tiger
Carter
 1965 R3 (TV Series)
Murray
- The Big Balloon (1965) ... Murray
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Sir Rupert Benning
- The Minister (1965) ... Sir Rupert Benning
 1964 They All Died Laughing
Superintendent Rastleigh
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series)
Reggie Burke
- A Bank Fraud (1964) ... Reggie Burke
 1964 Murder Most Foul
Ralph Summers
 1964 Children of the Damned
Defense Minister
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Superintendent Scott
- Scissors (1963) ... Superintendent Scott
 1962-1963 It Happened Like This (TV Series)
Jim Marriott / Introduction
- Three of a Kind (1963) ... Jim Marriott
- The Black Monk (1963) ... Jim Marriott
- Superstitions (1963) ... Jim Marriott
- The Hidden Witness (1963) ... Jim Marriott
- The Hill of Lions (1963) ... Jim Marriott
 1962 Private Potter
Padre
 1962 The Third Man (TV Series)
Gerald Black
- A Question of Libel (1962) ... Gerald Black
 1962 The Valiant
Commander Clark
 1961 The Court Martial of Major Keller
Colonel Winch
 1957-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Padre / Jaroslav Prus / Marcus Melville
- Private Potter (1961) ... Padre
- The Macropulos Secret (1958) ... Jaroslav Prus
- Love Her to Death (1957) ... Marcus Melville
 1960-1961 The World of Tim Frazer (TV Series)
Charles Ross
- The Mellin Forest Mystery: Part 6 (1961) ... Charles Ross
- The Mellin Forest Mystery: Part 5 (1961) ... Charles Ross
- The Mellin Forrest Mystery: Part 1 (1961) ... Charles Ross
- The Sallinger Affair: Part 4 (1961) ... Charles Ross
- The Sallinger Affair: Part 3 (1961) ... Charles Ross
 1960-1961 The Cheaters (TV Series)
Hardy / Paul
- The Authentic McCoy (1961) ... Hardy
- Intent to Defraud (1960) ... Paul
 1957-1961 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mark Seeley
- Autumn (1957) ... Mark Seeley
 1960 A Taste of Money
Supt. White
 1960 Festival (TV Series)
- Julius Caesar (1960)
 1960 Man from Interpol (TV Series)
Fliegler
- Death in Oils (1960) ... Fliegler
 1959-1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Tom Howard / Robert Christie
- Going Like a Fox (1960)
- Unfinished Journey (1959) ... Tom Howard
- Black Chiffon (1959) ... Robert Christie
 1960 Strife (TV Series)
John Anthony
- Act 1 (1960) ... John Anthony
 1959 Date at Midnight
Sir Edward Leyton
 1959 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Brent
- Black Fashion (1959) ... Brent
 1959 Probation Officer (TV Series)
John Forbes
- Episode #1.12 (1959) ... John Forbes
 1959 The Man Who Finally Died (TV Series)
Dr. Von Brecht
- The Gloves (1959) ... Dr. Von Brecht
 1959 H.G.Wells' Invisible Man (TV Series)
Governor
- Jailbreak (1959) ... Governor
 1959 William Tell (TV Series)
Paul Quirini
- The Avenger (1959) ... Paul Quirini
 1958 Women in Love (TV Movie)
Schroeder in in 'The Return'
 1951-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Captain Skinner / Andrew Bellamy / George Steadman
- Inquest on a Hero (1954) ... Andrew Bellamy
- Those in Favour... (1951) ... George Steadman
 1958 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Cecil Barrows
- Rhyme or Treason (1958) ... Cecil Barrows
 1958 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mr. Jessop
- They Don't Like Policemen (1958) ... Mr. Jessop
 1958 The Supreme Secret
Sgt. Milligan
 1958 The Verdict Is Yours (TV Series)
Lord Charlcott
- The Case of the Offensive General (1958) ... Lord Charlcott
 1957 The Birthday Present
Crowther (uncredited)
 1957 Abandon Ship
George Kilgore
 1957 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Paul Allen
- The Open and Shut Case (1957) ... Paul Allen
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
The Bogus Cristo
- Albania (1956) ... The Bogus Cristo
 1956 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Paul Charlton
- Dead or Alive (1956) ... Paul Charlton
- On Any One Day (1956)
 1956 Blonde Bait
Julian Lord
 1956 Women Without Men
Julian Lord
 1955 The Merry Wives of Windsor (TV Movie)
Master Page
 1952 The Sound Barrier
Fletcher
 1950 The Astonished Heart
Philip Lucas
 1949 The Hasty Heart
Kiwi - the New Zealander
 1948 Penny and the Pownall Case
Det. Insp. Michael Carson
 1948 A Song for Tomorrow
Roger Stanton
 1948 Emma (TV Movie)
George Knightly
 1946 The Captive Heart
Capt. Thurston R.A.M.C.
 1945 Johnny Frenchman
Bob Tremayne
 1945 Dead of Night
Peter Cortland
 1944 They Came to a City
One of couple on hillside
 1944 For Those in Peril
P / O Rawlings
 1943 San Demetrio London
On Board M.V. San Demetrio: 2nd. Officer Hawkins
 1943 The Bells Go Down
Dunkirk survivor
 1943 It's Just the Way It Is (Short)
Wing Commander
 1943 Women Aren't Angels
Jack
 1942 Gert and Daisy Clean Up
Jack Gregory
 1942 Front Line Kids
Paul
 1940 The Girl Who Forgot
Tony Stevenage
 1937 False Evidence
Police Constable Barlow

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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "King John," at the Old Vic Theatre and the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, England with Ralph Richardson, Robert Speaight, George Zucco, Geoffrey Toone, Robert Harris, Mary Russell, Phyllis Thomas, and Valerie Tudor in the cast. Harcourt Williams was director. See more »
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Dignified British character actor. On screen from 1937, with longstanding prior theatrical experience. Gave his most memorable film performance as Googie Withers''s fiancée possessed by a demonic Victorian mirror in one of the chapters of Dead of Night (1945).

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