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Born in London, England, UK
Birth NameMichael Hugh Medwin

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Medwin was born on July 18, 1923 in London, England as Michael Hugh Medwin. He is an actor and producer, known for The Duchess (2008), Never Say Never Again (1983) and Scrooge (1970). He was previously married to Sunny Sheila Back.

Spouse (1)

Sunny Sheila Back (1960 - 1971) ( divorced)

Trivia (12)

British actor in post WWII films who started off as brash, lively Cockneys in both war drama and light farce, later developed into intriguing character player, often eccentric.
Charles Laughton and Edward G. Robinson were listed as influences in his life.
Educated at Switzerland's Fischer Institute.
Popular in later years on TV in The Army Game (1957) (in which he sang the theme tune) and Shoestring (1979).
Produced several films in association with Albert Finney.
Later turned producer and writer in the 60s.
He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2005 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to drama.
Played Albert Finney's nephew in Scrooge (1970) even though he is actually more than twelve years older than him.
Trained at Italia Conti Stage School.
Made his stage debut in Where the Rainbow Ends.
Played a character called Ginger in four films The Intruder (1953), Checkpoint (1956), Carry on Nurse (1959) and Rattle of a Simple Man (1964).
Founded film production company Memorial Enterprises with Albert Finney in 1965.

Personal Quotes (2)

Acting has always been in my bones.
[on working with Charlie Chaplin on "A Countess From Hong Kong", 1967]: The film was the most unrewarding experience - not the fantastic experience of working with a genius that you'd expect. I disliked him enormously. You did exactly what he told you, it was almost done by numbers. He was awful, the atmosphere was terrible, Brando never came out of his caravan, no-one was speaking.

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