Michael Carter (actor)

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Michael Carter
Born (1947-06-29) 29 June 1947 (age 67)
Dumfries, Scotland

Michael Carter (born 29 June 1947) is a Scottish actor of film, stage and television.

Early years[edit]

He was born and brought up in Dumfries, Scotland. Carter was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London.


Carter's earliest role was in Doctor Who (in the 1971 serial The Mind of Evil), which he played as a UNIT Soldier and a Prisoner.[citation needed] He made his film debut in An American Werewolf in London in 1981, although he is probably best known for his portrayal of Bib Fortuna in Return of the Jedi (1983). Carter also played Radu Molasar in Michael Mann's cult horror movie The Keep (1983). He has been in several other films including The Draughtsman's Contract (1982), A Christmas Carol (1984) as the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, and The Illusionist (2006).

Onstage Carter has appeared at the National Theatre, the West End and on Broadway with Dustin Hoffman. He co-wrote the film One Man's War which starred Anthony Hopkins.

He has made many appearances on television including both series of Rebus with both John Hannah and Ken Bolt, and Taggart. He also starred as the husband of Brenda Fricker and Josette Simon in the 1992 TV mini-series Seekers and as Tulloch the head of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service in Thames TV's seven part series Call Red. Carter created the role of Douglas Raeburn in twenty two episodes of BBC Scotland's Two Thousand Acres of Sky.

He has done voice work in video games, as Biorr of the Twin Fangs and Blacksmiths Ed and Boldwin in Demon's Souls, and as Hawkeye Gough in the Artorias of the Abyss add-on content for Dark Souls.

In October 2012, he appeared briefly in Hunted (TV series), as Vincent Cage, a genius mathematician before being killed by Jack Turner (Patrick Malahide).[1]


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