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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 A Night to Remember (1958), Khartoum (1966) and The Heroes of Telemark (1965). He was married to Joyce Heron and Fay Compton. He died on November 9, 1994 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. See full bio »

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Known For

A Night to Remember
(1958)
Khartoum
Khartoum Sir Charles Dilke
(1966)
The Heroes of Telemark
(1965)
Empire of the Sun
Empire of the Sun Mr. Partridge
(1987)

Filmography

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 1994 The All New Alexei Sayle Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... Various Characters
 1990-1993 Jeeves and Wooster (TV Series)
Tom Travers / Uncle Tom
 1992 The Camomile Lawn (TV Mini-Series)
Tony - older
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Tony - older
 1991 Selling Hitler (TV Mini-Series)
Wilhelm Mohnke
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... 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 Dagboek van een oude dwaas
Marcel Hamelinck
 1985 Hold the Back Page (TV Mini-Series)
Percy
- Old Partners (1985) ... Percy
 1985 Black Silk (TV Series)
Judge
- Undesirable Activities (1985) ... Judge
 1985 Dempsey and Makepeace (TV Series)
Lord Winfield
- Cry God for Harry (1985) ... Lord Winfield
- Make Peace Not War (1985) ... Lord Winfield
- Armed and Extremely Dangerous (1985) ... Lord Winfield
 1985 Romance on the Orient Express (TV Movie)
Harry
 1985 Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (TV Mini-Series)
Colonel Easterbrook
- Part 3 (1985) ... Colonel Easterbrook
- Part 2 (1985) ... Colonel Easterbrook
- Part 1 (1985) ... Colonel Easterbrook
 1984 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Dr. Edwin Hanover
- The Legend of Das Geisterschloss (1984) ... Dr. Edwin Hanover
 1984 Fox Mystery Theater (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)
Bertie / Col. Rowley
- The Boxwallah (1982) ... Bertie
- 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 Kessler (TV Mini-Series)
Colonel Hans Ruckert
- Episode #1.6 (1981) ... Colonel Hans Ruckert
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... Colonel Hans Ruckert
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... Colonel Hans Ruckert
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Colonel Hans Ruckert
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Colonel Hans Ruckert
 1981 The Borgias (TV Mini-Series)
Cardinal Caraffa
- Part 9 (1981) ... Cardinal Caraffa
 1981 Echoes of Louisa (TV Series)
Sir Reginald Hallam
- The Trip (1981) ... Sir Reginald Hallam
- The Meeting (1981) ... 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 The Devil's Crown (TV Series)
Hubert Walter
- The Flowers Are Silent (1978) ... Hubert Walter
- In Sun's Eclipse (1978) ... Hubert Walter
- Bolt from the Blue (1978) ... Hubert Walter
- When Cage-Birds Sing (1978) ... Hubert Walter
- Lion of Christendom (1978) ... Hubert Walter
 1978 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Mr. Justice Everglade
- Rumpole and the Younger Generation (1978) ... Mr. Justice Everglade
 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
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... Father Vaughan
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Father Vaughan
 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
 1972 The World About Us (TV Series documentary)
Jean-Henri Fabre
- The Insect Man (1972) ... Jean-Henri Fabre
 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
 1969-1970 Doctor in the House (TV Series)
The Dean
- The Royal Visit (1970) ... The Dean
- Pass or Fail (1969) ... The Dean
- Keep It Clean! (1969) ... The Dean
- The War of the Mascots (1969) ... The Dean
 1969 Not in Front of the Children (TV Series)
Mr. Hobson
- Friendships Old, Friendships New (1969) ... Mr. Hobson
 1964-1969 Detective (TV Series)
Volnay / Sidney Lomas / Arthur Geraldine
- The Poisoners (1969) ... Volnay
- The German Song (1968) ... Sidney Lomas
- End of Chapter (1964) ... Arthur Geraldine
 1969 House of Cards
Claude de Gonde
 1969 The Expert (TV Series)
Dad Elliot
- Do Not Go Gentle (1969) ... Dad Elliot
 1969 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Charles Eaden
- All Clean and 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 (uncredited)
 1969 The Avengers (TV Series)
General Hesketh
- Who Was That Man I Saw You With? (1969) ... General Hesketh
 1968 Gazette (TV Series)
Colonel Chamberlayne
- The Critic (1968) ... Colonel Chamberlayne
- Announcement (1968) ... Colonel Chamberlayne
- The Old Folks at Home (1968) ... Colonel Chamberlayne
- Exposure (1968) ... Colonel Chamberlayne
- Turn a Blind Eye (1968) ... Colonel Chamberlayne
 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)
 1958-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mr. Thompson / Father Paul / Henry / ...
- The New Assistant (1967) ... Mr. Thompson
- An Experience of Evil (1966) ... Father Paul
- Helen and Edward and Henry (1965) ... Henry
- Winter in Ischia (1965) ... Vincent
 1967 Mickey Dunne (TV Series)
Uncle Wilfred
- A Handful of Coloured Chalks (1967) ... Uncle Wilfred
 1967 The Forsyte Saga (TV Series)
Stanley Baldwin
- Strike (1967) ... Stanley Baldwin
 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
 1966 Grand Prix
Mr. Stoddard
 1966 Broome Stages (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Joscelyn Pallas
- In Sleep a King (1966) ... Sir Joscelyn Pallas
- Harry Broome's Daughter (1966) ... Sir Joscelyn Pallas
 1966 Vendetta (TV Series)
Marcel Lamballe
- The Putty Man (1966) ... Marcel Lamballe
 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 Khartoum
Sir Charles Dilke
 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 #1.6 (1966) ... Peter Gilbey
- Episode #1.5 (1966) ... Peter Gilbey
- Episode #1.4 (1966) ... Peter Gilbey
- Episode #1.3 (1966) ... Peter Gilbey
- Episode #1.2 (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 Hudd (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1965)
 1965 The Heroes of Telemark
Nilssen
 1965 He Who Rides a Tiger
Carter
 1965 Jury Room (TV Series)
Andrew Wishart
- The Love Letters (1965) ... Andrew Wishart
 1965 R3 (TV Series)
Commander George Murray
- The Big Balloon (1965) ... Commander George Murray
 1965 Compact (TV Series)
Sir John Marsden
- Hidden Depths (1965) ... Sir John Marsden
- Day of Decision (1965) ... Sir John Marsden
- Friends and Enemies (1965) ... Sir John Marsden
- Time Flies (1965) ... Sir John Marsden
- Any Other Business? (1965) ... Sir John Marsden
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Sir Rupert Benning
- The Minister (1965) ... Sir Rupert Benning
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series)
Reggie Burke
- A Bank Fraud (1964) ... Reggie Burke
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Confession
- Everyman (1964) ... Confession
 1964 They All Died Laughing
Superintendent Rastleigh
 1964 Murder Most Foul
Ralph Summers
 1964 Children of the Damned
Defense Minister
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Superintendent Scott
- Scissors (1963) ... Superintendent Scott
 1963 Richard the Lionheart (TV Series)
Sheriff of Nottingham
- The Devil Is Unloosed (1963) ... Sheriff of Nottingham
- A King's Ransom (1963) ... Sheriff of Nottingham
 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
 1960-1961 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Philip II, King of Spain / Prison Governor
- That Lady (1961) ... Philip II, King of Spain
- Twentieth Century Theatre: Justice (1960) ... Prison Governor
 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
 1961 A Taste of Money
Supt. White
 1960 Julius Caesar (TV Mini-Series)
Caesar / Ghost of Caesar
- Part 4 (1960) ... Ghost of Caesar
- Part 3 (1960) ... Caesar
- Part 2 (1960) ... Caesar
- Part 1 (1960) ... Caesar
 1960 Man from Interpol (TV Series)
Fliegler
- Death in Oils (1960) ... Fliegler
 1960 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series)
Lord Kastellan
- A Casual Affair (1960) ... Lord Kastellan
 1959-1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Glyn Harris / Tom Howard / Robert Christie
- Going Like a Fox (1960) ... Glyn Harris
- Unfinished Journey (1959) ... Tom Howard
- Black Chiffon (1959) ... Robert Christie
 1960 Strife (TV Series)
John Anthony
- Act 3 (1960) ... 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 Clinic (1959) ... Dr. Von Brecht
- The Gloves (1959) ... Dr. Von Brecht
 1959 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Governor
- Jailbreak (1959) ... Governor
 1959 Charlesworth (TV Series)
Scallow
- The Key (1959) ... Scallow
 1959 William Tell (TV Series)
Paul Quirini
- The Avenger (1959) ... Paul Quirini
 1959 Result of an Accident (TV Short)
Jim Clegg, the Plaintiff
 1958 Women in Love (TV Movie)
Schroeder in in 'The Return'
 1958 A Night to Remember
Mr. Yates
 1951-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Captain Skinner / James Padley / Alexander Serebryakov / ...
- View Friendship and Marriage (1958) ... Captain Skinner
- The Mulberry Bush (1957) ... James Padley
- Uncle Vanya (1957) ... Alexander Serebryakov
- 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 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Julian Armstrong
- Any Other Business (1958) ... Julian Armstrong
 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
 1957 The Cocktail Party (TV Movie)
Sir Henry Harcourt-Reilly
 1957 The Druid Circle (TV Movie)
Professor White
 1957 Abandon Ship
George Kilgore
 1957 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Paul Allen
- The Open and Shut Case (1957) ... Paul Allen
 1956 Call It a Day (TV Movie)
Paul Francis
 1956 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Montfitchet
- The Hero (1956) ... Montfitchet
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
The Bogus Cristo
- Albania (1956) ... The Bogus Cristo
 1956 Lilli Palmer Theatre (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
 1954 Six Characters in Search of an Author (TV Movie)
The Father
 1952 The Sound Barrier
Fletcher
 1950 The Astonished Heart
Philip Lucas
 1949 The Hasty Heart
Kiwi
 1948 Penny and the Pownall Case
Det. Insp. Michael Carson
 1948 A Song for Tomorrow
Roger Stanton
 1948 Emma (TV Movie)
George Knightly
 1948 Pygmalion (TV Movie)
Professor Henry Higgins
 1947 Henry IV (TV Movie)
The Emperor Henry IV
 1947 Mourning Becomes Electra (TV Mini-Series)
Captain Adam Brant
- Part 2 (1947) ... Captain Adam Brant
- Part 1 (1947) ... Captain Adam Brant
 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
2nd. Officer Hawkins
 1943 The Bells Go Down
Dunkirk Survivor (uncredited)
 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
 1938 John Halifax
Phineas Fletcher
 1937 False Evidence
Police Constable Barlow
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Other Works:

He acted in Gogol's play, "The Government Inspector," at the Old Vic Theatre in an Old Vic Company production with Ian Richardson, John Cording, Hugh Sullivan, Trevor Martin, Ronnie Stevens, Steven Beard, Barbara Jefford, Maroussia Frank, and Michael Thomas in the cast. Toby Robertson and Christopher Selbie were directors. See more »
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Trivia:

He served as an RAF air gunner in the Second World War.

Star Sign:

Libra

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