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Michael Ripper (1913–2000)

The British character actor Michael Ripper was born in 1913 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. His father was a speech therapist and encouraged him to participate in diction and public speaking competitions. From this, the young Michael gained an interest in acting and got his first taste of the stage through his father's amateur dramatics company... See full bio »


(age 87) in London, England, UK

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The Mummy
The Mummy Poacher
Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist Barney
Scars of Dracula
Scars of Dracula Landlord


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 1992 Revenge of Billy the Kid
Old Pub Local
 1985 No Surrender
Tony Bonaparte
 1978 Sammy's Super T-Shirt
 1977 Crossed Swords
Edith's Servant
 1975 Legend of the Werewolf
 1973 No Sex Please: We're British
Traffic Warden
 1973 The Creeping Flesh
 1972 That's Your Funeral
Arthur (Railway Porter)
 1970 Scars of Dracula
 1970 Girly
Zoo attendant
 1969 Moon Zero Two
1st Card Player
 1968 Journey Into Darkness
Albert Cole (episode 'Paper Dolls')
 1968 The Lost Continent
Sea Lawyer
 1968 Inspector Clouseau
Steven Frey
 1967 Torture Garden
Gordon Roberts (Framework Story)
 1967 The Mummy's Shroud
 1966 The Deadly Bees
David Hawkins
 1966 Where the Bullets Fly
 1966 Rasputin: The Mad Monk
Waggoner (voice, uncredited)
 1966 The Reptile
Tom Bailey
 1966 The Plague of the Zombies
Sergeant Jack Swift
 1965 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Lofthouse (uncredited)
 1965 Two Left Feet
Uncle Reg
 1965 The Secret of Blood Island
Lt Tojoko
 1964 Seaside Swingers
Mr. George Pulman
 1964 The Devil-Ship Pirates
Pepe, a pirate
 1963 What a Crazy World
The Common Man
 1963 The Crimson Blade
 1963 The Punch and Judy Man
 1962 The Amorous Mr. Prawn
 1962 A Prize of Arms
Cpl. Freeman
 1962 Fog for a Killer
 1962 The Phantom of the Opera
Longfaced Cabbie
 1962 Night Creatures
Jeremiah Mipps (coffinmaker)
 1962 The Pirates of Blood River
Mack - a Pirate
 1961 Petticoat Pirates
 1961 A Matter of WHO
 1961 The Curse of the Werewolf
Old Soak
 1960 Circle of Deception
Monsieur Chauvel
 1960 Not a Hope in Hell
 1960 The Brides of Dracula
 1960 Sink the Bismarck!
Able Seaman, Lookout 'Suffolk' (uncredited)
 1960 Jackpot
Lenny Lane
 1959 The Ugly Duckling
 1959 The Mummy
 1959 Bobbikins
Naval Petty Officer (uncredited)
 1959 The Man Who Could Cheat Death
Morgue Attendant (uncredited)
 1958 I Only Arsked!
 1958 Further Up the Creek
Ticket Collector
 1958 Girls at Sea
Jumper, Marine
 1958 Up the Creek
 1958 The Camp on Blood Island
Japanese Driver
 1957 Your Past Is Showing
J.E. Freeman - Greengrocer (uncredited)
 1957 The One That Got Away
The Corporal Who Frisks Franz (uncredited)
 1957 Not Wanted on Voyage
Steward Macy
 1957 Dangerous Youth
Pvt. Simpson
 1957 Woman in a Dressing Gown
 1957 The Steel Bayonet
Pvt. Middleditch
 1957 Enemy from Space
 1956 X the Unknown
Sgt. Harry Grimsdyke
 1956 The Green Man
 1956 Reach for the Sky
Warrant Officer West
 1956 Blonde Sinner
Roy, bar good-timer
 1956 1984
Outer Party Orator
 1955 Richard III
Forrest, 2nd murderer
 1955 Secret Venture
Bill Rymer
 1955 Wee Geordie
 1955 Marriage a la Mode
Left Luggage Attendant
 1954 Tale of Three Women
Simkins (segment "Thief of London' story)
 1954 The Sea Shall Not Have Them
 1954 The Belles of St. Trinian's
Albert Faning
 1954 The Rainbow Jacket
Benny Loder
 1953 Personal Affair
Reporter (uncredited)
 1953 The Intruder
 1953 Three Stops to Murder
 1953 Raiders in the Sky
Bomb Aimer
 1953 Gilbert and Sullivan
 1953 Her Three Bachelors
 1952 Folly to Be Wise
Drill Corporal
 1952 Derby Day
1st Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
 1952 Treasure Hunt
Removal Man (uncredited)
 1952 Secret People
 1951 Jungle Treasure
 1951 Bikini Baby
Joe (stage manager)
 1951 A Case for PC 49
George Steele
 1950 Stick 'Em Up
 1950 Eye Witness
Samuel 'Sam' Baxter
 1949 The Rocking Horse Winner
2nd Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1949 The History of Mr. Polly
Third Store Employee Carrying Packages (uncredited)
 1948 The Silk Noose
Nelson (uncredited)
 1948 There Is No Escape
Andy Anderson
 1948 Oliver Twist
 1947 Captain Boycott
Pat Nolan
 1939 Blind Folly (Uncredited)
 1938 His Lordship Goes to Press (uncredited)
 1938 You're the Doctor (uncredited)
 1938 Weddings Are Wonderful
Minor role (uncredited)
 1938 His Lordship Regrets (uncredited)
 1938 Romance à la carte
Minor Supporting Role (uncredited)
 1938 Darts Are Trumps (uncredited)
 1938 If I Were Boss
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1938 Paid in Error
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1938 Merely Mr. Hawkins (uncredited)
 1938 Easy Riches
 1937 Racing Romance (uncredited)
 1937 Why Pick on Me? (uncredited)
 1937 Father Steps Out
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1937 All That Glitters (Uncredited)
 1937 Fifty-Shilling Boxer (uncredited)
 1937 Strange Adventures of Mr. Smith
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1937 Farewell to Cinderella
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1937 Busman's Holiday
 1937 Pearls Bring Tears (uncredited)
 1936 Nothing Like Publicity (uncredited)
 1936 To Catch a Thief (uncredited)
 1936 Not So Dusty
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1936 A Touch of the Moon (uncredited)
 1936 Prison Breaker (uncredited)
 1936 Twice Branded
Minor role (uncredited)
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In both The Pirates of Blood River (1962) and The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964), he played a member of a pirate crew under the command of Christopher Lee. See more »

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