Michael Carter (actor)

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Michael Carter
Born (1947-06-29) June 29, 1947 (age 72)
Alma materRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
OccupationActor, writer
Years active1971–present
Known for

Michael Carter (born June 29, 1947)[1] is a Scottish actor of film, stage and television, well known for portraying Gerald Bringsley in An American Werewolf in London, Von Thurnburg in The Illusionist and Bib Fortuna in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.

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 (1981) as London Underground passenger Gerald Bringsley, 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, Young Adam (2003), The Illusionist (2006) and Centurion (2010).

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 Stott, 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).[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1981 An American Werewolf in London Gerald Bringsley
1982 The Draughtsman's Contract Mr Clarke Credited as Mike Carter
1983 Return of the Jedi Bib Fortuna
The Keep Radu Molasar
1985 Out of the Darkness Julian Reid
2003 Young Adam Prosecutor
2006 The Illusionist Von Thurnburg
Attack Force Admiral Morgan
2010 Centurion General Antoninus


Year Title Role Notes
1971 Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil Prisoner/UNIT Soldier Episodes 3,4 and 5, uncredited
1982 Nobody's Hero Dodge 5 episodes
Saturday Night Thriller Ringer Episode: Grass
1983 Heather Ann Geoffrey TV movie
Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime Rodriguez Episode: The Ambassador's Boots
1984 A Christmas Carol Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come TV Movie
1986-2005 Taggart Jack Stobo/Sandy Russell 2 episodes
1991 One Man's War TV movie
Writer only
1992 Civvies Arnie 4 episodes
1994 How High the Moon TV mini-series
1995 The Tales of Para Handy Rankin Episode: Para Handy's Piper
1996 Call Red Philip Tulloch
1999 C15: The New Professionals Superintendent Episode: Hostage
2000-07 Rebus Rev John Carson/Joe Toal 2 episodes
2001-03 Two Thousand Acres of Sky Douglas Raeburn 13 episodes
2003 Seven Wonders of the Industrial World John Scott Russell Episode: The Great Ship
2004 Red Cap Maj. Gen. Guy Walpole Episode: Betrayed
Rosemary & Thyme Professor Reeves Episode: Swords into Ploughshares
2005 Casualty Michael de Fraine 4 episodes
2006 Spooks Sir Maurice Clark Series 5 episode 10, Also known as MI-5
2012 Hunted Vincent Cage Episode: Kismet
2017 The Halcyon Wilfred Reynolds

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2009 Demon's Souls Biorr of the Twin Fangs
Blacksmith Bodwin
Blacksmith Ed
2011 Dark Souls Hawkeye Gough


  1. ^ "Michael Carter - Behind The Voice Actors". Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  2. ^ Radio Times Hunted Cast List

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