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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 »

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(age 87) in London, England, UK

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 1992 Revenge of Billy the Kid
Old Pub Local
 1988 A Gentleman's Club (TV Series)
Brindles
- A Memorial Service (1988) ... Brindles
- Visiting Time (1988) ... Brindles
 1987 Home to Roost (TV Series)
Perce
- Paper Chase (1987) ... Perce
 1987 One by One (TV Series)
Norman
- Down Below (1987) ... Norman
 1986 Unnatural Causes (TV Series)
Albert
- Partners (1986) ... Albert
 1986 In Sickness and in Health (TV Series)
Invalid
- Episode #2.5 (1986) ... Invalid
 1985 No Surrender
Tony Bonaparte
 1985 The Pickwick Papers (TV Series)
Phunkey
- Episode #1.9 (1985) ... Phunkey
- Episode #1.8 (1985) ... Phunkey
 1984 Minder (TV Series)
Commissionaire
- The Balance of Power (1984) ... Commissionaire
 1984 Missing from Home (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Reynolds
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Mr. Reynolds
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Mr. Reynolds
 1978-1983 Butterflies (TV Series)
Thomas
- Calling (1983) ... Thomas
- Pot (1983) ... Thomas
- Amanda (1983) ... Thomas
- Back from New York (1983) ... Thomas
- Happy Birthday, Ria (1980) ... Thomas
 1983 The Baker Street Boys (TV Series)
Stanley Fluff
- The Ghost of Julian Midwinter: Part 2 (1983) ... Stanley Fluff
 1982 Kelly Monteith (TV Series)
- Episode #4.2 (1982)
 1982 Solo (TV Series)
Irate Man
- Episode #2.3 (1982) ... Irate Man
 1982 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Sailor
- Ivan the Ninny (1982) ... Sailor
 1979-1981 Worzel Gummidge (TV Series)
Mr. Shepherd
- Worzel's Birthday (1981) ... Mr. Shepherd
- The Golden Hind (1981) ... Mr. Shepherd
- Will the Real Aunty Sally...? (1981) ... Mr. Shepherd
- A Cup 'O Tea and a Slice 'O Cake (1980) ... Mr. Shepherd
- Choir Practice (1980) ... Mr. Shepherd
 1981 Ladykillers (TV Series)
William Seddon
- The Root of All Evil (1981) ... William Seddon
 1980 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Taxi Driver
- The Man at the Top (1980) ... Taxi Driver
 1980 The Enigma Files (TV Series)
Ray
- Gunpowder Plot (1980) ... Ray
 1980 Cribb (TV Series)
Lock Keeper
- Swing, Swing Together (1980) ... Lock Keeper
 1979 Le Petomane (Short)
 1978-1979 Sykes (TV Series)
Major / Reporter
- The Insurance Money (1979) ... Major
- Picket Line (1978) ... Reporter
 1979 To the Manor Born (TV Series)
Trotter
- Nations of Heritage (1979) ... Trotter
 1979 The Other One (TV Series)
Stukeley
- Episode #2.2 (1979) ... Stukeley
 1979 Potter (TV Series)
Commissionaire
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Commissionaire
 1978 Born and Bred (TV Series)
Bernard Redstone
- Ever So Goosey (1978) ... Bernard Redstone
 1975-1978 Crown Court (TV Series)
George Brackenbury / George Robbins
- The Crown of Life: Part 1 (1978) ... George Brackenbury
- Who Cares?: Part 1 (1975) ... George Robbins
 1978 Miss Jones and Son (TV Series)
Mr. Davies
- A Theme in Two Flats (1978) ... Mr. Davies
 1978 Sammy's Super T-Shirt
Gateman
 1977 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Taxi Driver
- Episode #6.2 (1977) ... Taxi Driver
 1977 The Upchat Line (TV Series)
Hardcastle
- Accommodation Address (1977) ... Hardcastle
 1974-1977 Happy Ever After (TV Series)
Mr. Cobb / Stonemason / Hotel porter
- You've Got to Have Art (1977) ... Stonemason
- It's All in the Title (1976) ... Mr. Cobb
- Restoration Piece (1976) ... Mr. Cobb
- The Hotel (1974) ... Hotel porter
 1977 The Prince and the Pauper
Edith's Servant
 1977 The Flockton Flyer (TV Series)
Toff
 1976 George & Mildred (TV Series)
Uncle Fred
- Your Money or Your Life (1976) ... Uncle Fred
 1976 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Wally Fisher
- Episode #1.1605 (1976) ... Wally Fisher
- Episode #1.1604 (1976) ... Wally Fisher
- Episode #1.1599 (1976) ... Wally Fisher
 1975 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Herbie Mew
- Stay Lucky Eh? (1975) ... Herbie Mew
 1975 Village Hall (TV Series)
Tommy Lovell
- Battleground (1975) ... Tommy Lovell
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Captain Smythe
- O Canada (1975) ... Captain Smythe
 1975 Legend of the Werewolf
Sewerman
 1973-1975 The Black Arrow (TV Series)
Rutter / Father Mathew
- Captured (1975) ... Father Mathew
- The Last Arrow (1973) ... Rutter
- The Crossroads (1973) ... Rutter
- The Chess Game (1973) ... Rutter
 1973 The Village Concert (TV Movie)
 1973 Sir Yellow (TV Series)
Cedric
- That's Ye Spirit (1973) ... Cedric
- I'll Tag Along with Thee (1973) ... Cedric
- Love All (1973) ... Cedric
- Ye Turn of Ye Worm (1973) ... Cedric
- Getting Ye Treatment (1973) ... Cedric
 1973 No Sex Please: We're British
Traffic Warden
 1973 Hunter's Walk (TV Series)
McLean
- Local Knowledge (1973) ... McLean
 1973 The Creeping Flesh
Carter
 1972-1973 Late Night Theatre (TV Series)
Barker / The constable / Jailer / ...
- Melodrama: The Gypsy's Revenge (1973) ... The constable / Barker
- Melodrama: The Crimson Scar (1973) ... Jailer / Barker
- Melodrama: The Kong Ting Ruby (1973) ... Bishop / Barker
- Melodrama: Death to the General (1973) ... Gen. Ludi Kraus / Barker
- Melodrama: Steely Jack (1972) ... Barker / Landlord
 1972 That's Your Funeral
Arthur (Railway)
 1972 New Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Peter Gould
- Hard Contract (1972) ... Peter Gould
 1972 The Shadow of the Tower (TV Mini-Series)
The Guard
- The Serpent and the Comforter (1972) ... The Guard
 1971 Freewheelers (TV Series)
Burke
- Pay Off (1971) ... Burke
- Red Herring (1971) ... Burke
- The Race (1971) ... Burke
- The Parcel (1971) ... Burke
- Cypher (1971) ... Burke
 1971 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Harry
- Man Charged (1971) ... Harry
 1971 Albert and Victoria (TV Series)
Cabby
- The Elopement (1971) ... Cabby
 1970 Scars of Dracula
Landlord
 1970 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Tom Reid
- Hear No Evil (1970) ... Tom Reid
 1970 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Punter
 1970 Girly
Zoo attendant
 1969 Happy Ever After (TV Series)
Mr Allsop
- Feeling the Pinch (1969) ... Mr Allsop
 1969 Moon Zero Two
1st Card Player
 1968 Journey Into Darkness
Albert Cole (episode 'Paper Dolls')
 1968 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
Albert Cole
- Paper Dolls (1968) ... Albert Cole
 1968 The Lost Continent
Sea Lawyer
 1968 Inspector Clouseau
Steven Frey
 1967 Torture Garden
Gordon Roberts (Framework Story)
 1967 The Saint (TV Series)
Sukan
- The Gadic Collection (1967) ... Sukan
 1967 Write a Play (TV Series)
 1967 Honey Lane (TV Series)
Tom Mount (1969)
 1967 The Mummy's Shroud
Longbarrow
 1966 The Deadly Bees
David Hawkins
 1966 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
Sergeant Major Jeffers
- D for Destruction (1966) ... Sergeant Major Jeffers
 1966 Where the Bullets Fly
Angel
 1966 Rasputin: The Mad Monk
Waggoner (voice)
 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)
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Jo Short
- The Big Fix (1964) ... Jo Short
 1964 The Secret of Blood Island
Lt Tojoko
 1964 Seaside Swingers
Mr. George Pullman
 1964 The Devil-Ship Pirates
Pepe, a pirate
 1963-1964 First Night (TV Series)
Sgt. Wolfgang Junckers / Chief gunner
- The Second Wall (1964) ... Sgt. Wolfgang Junckers
- Sticks (1963) ... Chief gunner
 1963 The Crimson Blade
Pablo
 1963 Swallows and Amazons (TV Series)
Old Billie
- The Serpent (1963) ... Old Billie
 1963 Zero One (TV Series)
Karl
- The Last of the Squadron (1963) ... Karl
 1963 What a Crazy World
The Common Man
 1963 The Punch and Judy Man
Waiter
 1963 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Harry Dublane
- The Flip Side Man (1963) ... Harry Dublane
 1963 Two Left Feet
Uncle Reg
 1962 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Charlie
- No Cause for Alarm (1962) ... Charlie
 1962 The Amorous Mr. Prawn
Angus
 1962 A Prize of Arms
Cpl. Freeman
 1956-1962 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Joe / Hare
- The Second Chef (1962) ... Joe
- The Anatomist (1956) ... Hare
 1962 Fog for a Killer
Tich
 1962 The Phantom of the Opera
Longfaced Cabbie
 1962 Night Creatures
Jeremiah Mipps (coffinmaker)
 1962 The Pirates of Blood River
Mack, a pirate
 1962 Sir Francis Drake (TV Series)
Caylus / Almighty Jones
- Mission to Paris (1962) ... Caylus
- The Slaves of Spain (1962) ... Almighty Jones
 1961 Petticoat Pirates
Tug
 1961 Rendezvous (TV Series)
Jules
- The Executioner (1961) ... Jules
 1961 Maigret (TV Series)
 1961 A Matter of WHO
Skipper
 1960-1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
Rangit Pal / Kane / Miguel Torres
- The Dead Man Walks (1961) ... Rangit Pal
- The Island (1961) ... Kane
- The Lovers (1960) ... Miguel Torres
 1961 The Curse of the Werewolf
Old Soak
 1957-1960 The Vise (TV Series)
Jules / Kurtz / Freddy / ...
- Don't Lose Your Shirt (1960) ... Jules
- Lillies for Lucas (1958) ... Kurtz
- Paid Off (1958) ... Freddy
- Safe for Murder (1957) ... Joe
 1960/III Macbeth (TV Movie)
1st Murderer
 1960 A Circle of Deception
Monsieur Chauvel
 1957-1960 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Wilfred / Oswald / Brack
- The Healing Hand (1958) ... Oswald
- A Change of Heart (1957) ... Brack
 1960 Not a Hope in Hell
Sid
 1960 The Brides of Dracula
Coachman
 1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Barker
- The Man Who Wasn't There (1960) ... Barker
 1960 Sink the Bismarck!
Able Seaman, Lookout 'Suffolk' (uncredited)
 1960 Jackpot
Lenny Lane
 1959 Mario (TV Movie)
Jed
 1959 H.G.Wells' Invisible Man (TV Series)
Porter / Stableman
- The Vanishing Evidence (1959) ... Porter
- Picnic with Death (1959) ... Stableman
 1959 The Ugly Duckling
Benny
 1959 The Mummy
Poacher
 1959 Bobbikins
Naval Petty Officer (uncredited)
 1959 The Man Who Could Cheat Death
Morgue Attendant (uncredited)
 1958-1959 Quatermass and the Pit (TV Mini-Series)
Sergeant
- The Wild Hunt (1959) ... Sergeant
- The Enchanted (1959) ... Sergeant
- Imps and Demons (1959) ... Sergeant
- The Ghosts (1958) ... Sergeant
- The Halfmen (1958) ... Sergeant
 1959 The Flying Doctor (TV Series)
Frank Johnston
- Blood Donor (1959) ... Frank Johnston
 1958 I Only Arsked!
Azim
 1958 Further Up the Creek
Ticket Collector
 1958 William Tell (TV Series)
Carl Schwarz
- Voice in the Night (1958) ... Carl Schwarz
 1958 Girls at Sea
Jumper, Marine
 1958 Ivanhoe (TV Series)
Cronyn / Lyman
- The Masons (1958) ... Cronyn
- Lyman the Pieman (1958) ... Lyman
 1958 Up the Creek
Decorator
 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
Pawnbroker
 1957 Enemy from Space
Ernie
 1957 The Steel Bayonet
Pvt. Middleditch
 1955-1957 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Kelly / Albert / Ryan
- Point of View (1956) ... Albert
- The Thoroughbred (1955) ... Ryan
 1957 O.S.S. (TV Series)
Le Couteau
- Operation Dagger (1957) ... Le Couteau
 1957 The New Adventures of Martin Kane (TV Series)
Andy
- The Taxi Story (1957) ... Andy
 1956 X: The Unknown
Sgt. Harry Grimsdyke
 1956 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Corporal
- The Search (1956) ... Corporal
 1956 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Insurance Detective Fox
- Death Under the City (1956) ... Insurance Detective Fox
 1956 Aggie (TV Series)
Pepe
- Spanish Sauce (1956) ... Pepe
 1956 The Green Man
Waiter
 1956 Adventure Theater (TV Series)
Simpkins
- The Thief of London (1956) ... Simpkins
 1956 Reach for the Sky
Warrant Officer West
 1956 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series)
Elbeul
- The Farmer's Boy (1956) ... Elbeul
 1956 Blonde Sinner
Roy, bar good-timer
 1956 1984
Outer Party Orator
 1956 The Anatomist (TV Movie)
Hare
 1955 A Man on the Beach (Short)
Chauffeur
 1955 Richard III
Forrest, 2nd murderer
 1955 Secret Venture
Bill Rymer
 1955 Wee Geordie
Reporter
 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
Botterhill
 1954 The Belles of St. Trinian's
Albert Faning
 1954 The Rainbow Jacket
Benny Loder
 1953 Personal Affair
Reporter (uncredited)
 1953 The Intruder
Mechanic
 1953 Three Stops to Murder
Eddie
 1953 Raiders in the Sky
Bomb Aimer
 1953 Gilbert and Sullivan
Louis
 1953 Her Three Bachelors
Mike
 1953 Folly to Be Wise
Drill Corporal
 1952 Derby Day
1st Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
 1952 Treasure Hunt
Removal Man (uncredited)
 1952 Secret People
Charlie
 1952 Journey to the Sea (Short)
Driver's Mate (uncredited)
 1951 Jungle Treasure
Jake
 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
Second 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
Barney
 1947 Captain Boycott
Pat Nolan
 1947 Boys in Brown (TV Movie)
Casey
 1940 Blind Folly (Uncredited)
 1939 His Lordship Goes to Press (uncredited)
 1938 His Lordship Regrets (uncredited)
 1938 Merely Mr. Hawkins (uncredited)
 1938 Miracles Do Happen
Morning Comet Reporter (uncredited)
 1938 Racing Romance (uncredited)
 1938 Why Pick on Me? (uncredited)
 1938 Weddings Are Wonderful
Minor role (uncredited)
 1938 You're the Doctor (uncredited)
 1938 Darts Are Trumps (uncredited)
 1938 If I Were Boss
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1938 Romance à la carte
Minor Supporting Role (uncredited)
 1938 Paid in Error
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1938 Easy Riches
Cuthbert
 1937 All That Glitters (Uncredited)
 1937 Busman's Holiday
Crook
 1937 Strange Adventures of Mr. Smith
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1937 Father Steps Out
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1937 Fifty-Shilling Boxer (uncredited)
 1937 Farewell to Cinderella
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1937 Pearls Bring Tears (uncredited)
 1936 Father and Son
Minor role (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)
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5' 6" (1.68 m)
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He appeared in seven films directed by Terence Fisher: Three Stops to Murder (1953), The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958), The Mummy (1959), The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959), The Brides of Dracula (1960), The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) and The Phantom of the Opera (1962). See more »

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