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- Not be confused with actor Michael Ralph.
Michael in Murder Most Foul (1964)
Ralph Champion Shotter|
26 September 1907
Edmonton, London, England
9 November 1994 (aged 87)|
Brighton, Sussex, England
Ralph Michael (26 September 1907 – 9 November 1994) was an English actor. He was born as Ralph Champion Shotter in London. His film appearances included Dead of Night, A Night to Remember, Children of the Damned, Grand Prix, The Assassination Bureau and Empire of the Sun.
Television credits include: The Adventures of Robin Hood, A Tale of Two Cities, Dixon of Dock Green, Danger Man, Kessler, The Forsyte Saga, Man in a Suitcase, The Avengers, Colditz, Doctor at Large, Public Eye, Sutherland's Law, Softly, Softly, The Professionals, Rumpole of the Bailey, Prince Regent, Doctor Who, Bergerac, Miss Marple, Dempsey and Makepeace, Rockliffe's Babies, Howards' Way, A Bit of Fry & Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster.
In Dempsey and Makepeace, Ralph Michael played the part of Lord Winfield, Harriet Makepeace's father, in three episodes, "Armed and Extremely Dangerous", "Make Peace not War" and "Cry God for Harry".
He was married twice. He was the fourth and last husband of actress Fay Compton (they divorced in 1946 after he had an affair with the actress Patricia Roc), and he was later married to actress Joyce Heron.
- False Evidence (1937) – Police Constable Barlow
- John Halifax (1938) – Phineas Fletcher
- The Girl Who Forgot (1940) – Tony Stevenage
- Front Line Kids (1942) – Paul
- Gert and Daisy Clean Up (1942) – Jack Gregory
- Women Aren't Angels (1943) – Jack
- The Bells Go Down (1943) – Dunkirk Survivor (uncredited)
- San Demetrio London (1943) – 2nd. Officer Hawkins
- For Those in Peril (1944) – P / O Rawlings
- They Came to a City (1944) – One of couple on hillside
- Dead of Night (1945) – Peter Cortland
- Johnny Frenchman (1945) – Bob Tremayne
- The Captive Heart (1946) – Capt. Thurston R.A.M.C.
- A Song for Tomorrow (1948) – Roger Stanton
- Penny and the Pownall Case (1948) – Det. Insp. Michael Carson
- The Hasty Heart (1949) – Kiwi
- The Astonished Heart (1950) – Philip Lucas
- The Sound Barrier (1952) – Fletcher
- Women Without Men (1956) – Julian Lord
- Blonde Bait (1956) – Julian Lord
- Seven Waves Away (1957) – George Kilgore
- The Birthday Present (1957) – Crowther (uncredited)
- The Supreme Secret (1958) – Sgt. Milligan
- A Night to Remember (1958) – Jay Yates
- Date at Midnight (1959) – Sir Edward Leyton
- A Taste of Money (1960) – Supt. White
- The Court Martial of Major Keller (1961) – Colonel Winch
- The Valiant (1962) – Commander Clark
- Private Potter (1962) – Padre
- Children of the Damned (1964) – Defense Minister
- Murder Most Foul (1964) – Ralph Summers
- A Jolly Bad Fellow (1964) – Superintendent Rastleigh
- He Who Rides a Tiger (1965) – Carter
- The Heroes of Telemark (1965) – Nilssen
- Khartoum (1966) – Sir Charles Dilke
- Grand Prix (1966) – Mr. Stoddard
- House of Cards (1968) – Claude de Gonde
- The Assassination Bureau (1969) – Editor (uncredited)
- The Count of Monte Cristo (1975) – M. Dantes
- Dagboek van een Oude Dwaas (1987) – Marcel Hamelinck
- Lionheart (1987) – William Nerra
- Empire of the Sun (1987) – Mr. Partridge
- "Ralph Michael". BFI.
- Hal Erickson. "Ralph Michael – Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos – AllMovie". AllMovie.
- "Dempsey and Makepeace (1985)". BFI.
- "Cry God for Harry (1985)". BFI.