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Michael Crawford was born on January 19, 1942 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England as Michael Patrick Dumbell-Smith. He is an actor, known for Hello, Dolly! (1969), The Knack... and How to Get It (1965) and Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973). He was previously married to Gabrielle Lewis. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Hello, Dolly! Cornelius Hackl
(1969)
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em Frank Spencer
(1973-2016)
WALL·E Soundtrack
(2008)

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 1973-2016 Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (TV Series)
Frank Spencer
- Sport Relief Special (2016) ... Frank Spencer
- Learning to Fly (1978) ... Frank Spencer
- Australia House (1978) ... Frank Spencer
- Motorbike (1978) ... Frank Spencer
- Men as Women (1978) ... Frank Spencer
 2011 The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall
The Phantom - Original Company
 1998 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Bar Patron
- Episode #1.4523 (1998) ... Bar Patron
 1993 Once Upon a Forest
Cornelius (voice)
 1986 Barnum! (TV Movie)
Phineas Taylor Barnum
 1981 Condorman
Woody Wilkins
 1979 Chalk and Cheese (TV Series)
Dave Finn
- Rest in Peace (1979) ... Dave Finn
- Suffer Little Children (1979) ... Dave Finn
- Strangers in the Night (1979) ... Dave Finn
- Sit Vac (1979) ... Dave Finn
- Friends and Neighbours (1979) ... Dave Finn
 1978 White Powder Christmas (Video short)
 1978 Play for Today (TV Series)
Ferdinand Vanek
- Sorry (1978) ... Ferdinand Vanek
 1978 CBS Children's Film Festival (TV Series)
Peter Toms
- Soapbox Derby (1978) ... Peter Toms
 1972 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
White Rabbit
 1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Constable Gough
- The Policeman and the Cook (1970) ... Constable Gough
 1970 Hello-Goodbye
Harry England
 1970 The Games
Harry Hayes
 1969 Hello, Dolly!
Cornelius Hackl
 1968 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Danny
- Home Sweet Honeycomb (1968) ... Danny
 1967 How I Won the War
Lt. Goodbody
 1967 The Jokers
Michael Tremayne
 1960-1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Edward / Dermot Drage
- The Three Barrelled Shotgun (1966) ... Edward
- The Siege at Killyfaddy (1960) ... Dermot Drage
 1958-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Tony / Anderson
- The Move After Checkmate (1966) ... Tony
- Frenzy (1958) ... Anderson
 1965 A World of Comedy (TV Mini-Series)
Introduced by / X5 / Michael / ...
- Fred (1965) ... Introduced by
- The Only Way to Travel (1965) ... Introduced by
- The Telly Room (1965) ... Introduced by
- Mutiny at Bella Vista (1965) ... Introduced by
- The Celebrity (1965) ... Introduced by
 1965 Two Left Feet
Alan Crabbe
 1964-1965 Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life (TV Series)
Byron
- Episode #1.62 (1965) ... Byron
- Episode #1.59 (1965) ... Byron
- Episode #1.56 (1965) ... Byron
- Episode #1.32 (1965) ... Byron
- Episode #1.29 (1965) ... Byron
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Barney
- Still Life (1964) ... Barney
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Alan Murray
- Destiny Sixty-Three (1963) ... Alan Murray
 1962 The War Lover
Junior' / Junior Sailen: Crew of 'The Body
 1961-1962 Sir Francis Drake (TV Series)
John Drake
- The Fountain of Youth (1962) ... John Drake
- The Gypsies (1962) ... John Drake
- Johnnie Factotum (1962) ... John Drake
- The Bridge (1962) ... John Drake
- Drake on Trial (1962) ... John Drake
 1961 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Tony Hudson
- The Villa (1961) ... Tony Hudson
 1961 Two Living, One Dead
Nils Lindwall
 1961 The Afterthought (TV Movie)
Laurence
 1960 Fact and Fiction (TV Series)
Pierre Mercier
- Episode #1.9 (1960) ... Pierre Mercier
 1960 The Chequered Flag (TV Series)
- Club Meeting (1960)
- A Car of His Own (1960)
 1960 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
Jim Clark
- Easy Money (1960) ... Jim Clark
 1960 A French Mistress
Kent
 1960 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Eddie
- Episode #1.352 (1960) ... Eddie
 1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Read
- The Guinea Pig (1960) ... Read
 1959-1960 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Chris Kelly / Howard Garland
- A Lead from Mother Kelly (1960) ... Chris Kelly
- The Woman from Kimberley (1959) ... Howard Garland
 1959-1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
John
- Episode #1.20 (1960) ... John
- Episode #1.10 (1959) ... John
 1959 Three Golden Nobles (TV Series)
Harry
- Freedom! (1959) ... Harry
- Hue and Cry (1959) ... Harry
- The King's Painter (1959) ... Harry
- Beware the Watch (1959) ... Harry
- The Painter's Apprentice (1959) ... Harry
 1959 Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School (TV Series)
Frank Nugent
- Treasure Hunter Bunter (1959) ... Frank Nugent
- Bunter's Bull's Eye (1959) ... Frank Nugent
- Bunter's Bedtime Story (1959) ... Frank Nugent
- Boastful Bunter (1959) ... Frank Nugent
- Bunter Spells Trouble (1959) ... Frank Nugent
 1959 William Tell (TV Series)
Youth
- The Mountain People (1959) ... Youth (uncredited)
 1959 The Common Room (TV Series)
Jock
- Trouble (1959) ... Jock
 1958 Blow Your Own Trumpet
Jim Fenn
 1958 Soapbox Derby
Peter Toms
 1952 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
- The Same Sky (1952)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

From 1974 to 1976 he starred as "Billy" in the London stage musical of the same name, by John Barry & Don Black. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Article | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Michael Crawford CBE | Michael Patrick Dumbell-Smith

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on The Phantom of the Opera (1925)] The passion and drama in the Lon Chaney version is unsurpassable. He was superb, he was superb. I owe a lot to Lon Chaney. See more »

Trivia:

Originally, in the role of the Phantom, he wore contact lenses (for a greater effect of the character) on stage - one dark blue and the other opaque. But the contact lenses severely diminished his vision to such an extent he had to be led around backstage by some of the crew and needed flashlights to be shown where to step and go. But during the New York run, Lucille Ball, who came to see the ... See more »

Trademark:

Known for his roles, Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973) and the Phantom in the stage production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera." See more »

Nickname:

MC

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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