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Michael Trubshawe (1905–1985)

Michael Trubshawe was born on December 7, 1905 in Chichester, Sussex, England as Michael Arthur T. Trubshaw. He was an actor, known for The Guns of Navarone (1961), The Pink Panther (1963) and Brandy for the Parson (1952). He was married to Cecilia Tower and Margaret Louise McDougall. He died on March 21, 1985 in West Sussex, England. See full bio »

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Known For

The Guns of Navarone
The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther Felix Townes
Brandy for the Parson
The Avengers
The Avengers Col. Withers / The General


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 1971 Shirley's World (TV Series)
The Colonel
- The Colonel (1971) ... The Colonel
 1970 Put Out More Flags (TV Movie)
Lieut. Colonel
 1969-1970 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Twin / Major General McAllister
- The Discharge of Trooper Lusby (1969) ... Major General McAllister
 1969 The Magic Christian
Sir Lionel (uncredited)
 1969 Battle of Britain
Air Observer (uncredited)
 1965-1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Col. Withers / The General
- All Done with Mirrors (1968) ... Col. Withers
- Dial a Deadly Number (1965) ... The General
 1968 Salt and Pepper
'Fake' First Lord
 1968 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Major Manning
- A Place of One's Own (1968) ... Major Manning
 1968 A Dandy in Aspic
 1967 Bedazzled
Lord Dowdy
 1967 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Old Bean
- Uncle Fred Flits By (1967) ... Old Bean
 1967 Blandings Castle (TV Series)
- The Great Pumpkin Crisis (1967) ... Brigadier
 1967 Stiff Upper Lip (TV Movie)
 1966 The Spy with a Cold Nose
 1966 The Sandwich Man
 1966 Fumo di Londra
Il Colonello
 1965 The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders
Lord Mayor of London
 1964 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Colonel Blakeley
- The Colonel's Daughter (1964) ... Colonel Blakeley
 1964 A Hard Day's Night
Casino Manager (uncredited)
 1963 The Runaway
Sir Roger Clements
 1963 The Pink Panther
Felix Townes
 1963 The Mouse on the Moon
British Aide
 1962 Reach for Glory
Maj. Burton
 1962 Operation Snatch
Col. Marston
 1961 The Best of Enemies
Col. Brownhow
 1961 The Guns of Navarone
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
Major Granville
- The Bristol Case (1960) ... Major Granville
 1960 Scent of Mystery
English Aviator
 1959 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
- Who Is Gustav Varnia? (1959) ... Haste
 1958 Law and Disorder
 1958 Gideon of Scotland Yard
Sergeant Golightly
 1958 I Accuse!
English Publisher
 1957 The Rising of the Moon
Colonel Charles Frobisher (2nd Episode)
 1957 Doctor at Large
Colonel Graves
 1957 A Novel Affair
2nd Landlord
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Man Betting at Lloyd's (uncredited)
 1956 23 Paces to Baker Street
Shop Customer in Photograph (uncredited)
 1956 Private's Progress
Col. Fanshawe
 1955 You Lucky People
Lt. Col. Barkstone-Gadsby
 1955 Our Mr. Dundas (TV Movie)
Mr. Siskin
 1954 Orders Are Orders
 1954 The Rainbow Jacket
 1953 The Passing Show (TV Series)
Thomas Albion II and IV
- All Our Yesterdays (1953) ... Thomas Albion II and IV
 1953 The Titfield Thunderbolt
 1952 Tonight at 8:30
Lord Chapsworth (segment "Ways and Means")
 1952 Brandy for the Parson
 1952 The Promoter
Yeomanry Officer (uncredited)
 1951 The Magic Box
Sitter in Bath Studio
 1951 Encore
Ascot Man (segment "The Ant and the Grasshopper")
 1951 The Lavender Hill Mob
British Ambassador
 1951 Mon phoque et elles
Sir Frederick
 1950 Dance Hall
 1950 They Were Not Divided
Major Bushey Noble
Show Show Self (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

1960: "The Geese Are Getting Fat" by Arthur Watkin. Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London WC2. Cast included; Michael Wilding, Avice Landon, Jenny Counsell, Agatha Carroll and Michael Trubshawe.

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Close friend of David Niven. They served together in a Highland Regiment in Malta in the 1930s and Trubshawe figures prominently in Niven's biography, The Moon's A Balloon. Niven states "He swiftly made a name for himself in television and one of his earliest screen appearances was in The Guns of Navarone - a lovely bonus for me." Niven does not mention Trubshawe's earlier appearance in Around ... See more »


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