Michael Shepley

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Michael Shepley
Born (1907-09-29)29 September 1907
Plymouth, Devon, England
Died 28 September 1961(1961-09-28) (aged 53)
London, England
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Evelyn Mary Patricia

Michael Shepley (29 September 1907 – 28 September 1961), was a British actor, appearing in films and some television between 1931 and 1961.

He was born Arthur Michael Shepley-Smith[1][2] in Plymouth, Devon, on 29 September 1907. Shepley made his screen début in the 1931 Twickenham Studios film Black Coffee. He went on to appear in more than sixty films, the last of which was Don't Bother to Knock in 1961, the year of his death.[3][4]



Shepley was an opening batsman, playing for Westminster from 1923 to 1926, as captain in 1926. In 1925 his batting average was at 33.11, the highest of the team, scoring 88 against Malvern. He played in the Oxford Freshmen's match in 1927.[1]


  1. ^ a b Wisden obituary 1961.
  2. ^ Joseph F. Clarke (1977). Pseudonyms. BCA. p. 148. 
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0791902/
  4. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/individual/178142