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Overview (4)

Born in Bebington, Cheshire, England, UK
Died in Wimbledon, London, England, UK  (suicide)
Birth NameLawrence Michael Andrew Goodliffe
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Goodliffe was born on October 1, 1914 in Bebington, Cheshire, England as Lawrence Michael Andrew Goodliffe. He was an actor, known for A Night to Remember (1958), Quentin Durward (1955) and The Gorgon (1964). He died on March 20, 1976 in Wimbledon, London, England.

Trivia (10)

In World War 2 he was a prisoner of war in Germany from 1940-1945.
Son of a Vicar.
Committed suicide by leaping from a height while in hospital.
Studied acting at the Stratford Shakespeare Theatre.
Specialised in playing quiet, but determined authority figures, particularly policemen, military officers, barristers and politicians.
Was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in British army in 1940.
Received a leg wound and was captured in February 1940 at Dunkirk. Was even listed as killed in action for a while.
While in a German POW camp he starred in, produced, directed and even wrote many plays while a captive.
Was on the shortlist for actors considered for the role of Bennett in Doctor Who: The Rescue. Ray Barrett won the role.

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