Ralph Michael

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Not be confused with actor Michael Ralph.
Ralph Michael
Actor Ralph Michael.jpg
Michael in Murder Most Foul (1964)
Born Ralph Champion Shotter
(1907-09-26)26 September 1907
Edmonton, London, England
Died 9 November 1994(1994-11-09) (aged 87)
Brighton, Sussex, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1937–1994
Spouse(s) Fay Compton
Joyce Heron

Ralph Michael (26 September 1907 – 9 November 1994) was an English actor.[1] 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.[2]

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.[1]

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".[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Partial filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Ralph Michael". BFI.
  2. ^ Hal Erickson. "Ralph Michael – Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos – AllMovie". AllMovie.
  3. ^ "Dempsey and Makepeace (1985)". BFI.
  4. ^ "Cry God for Harry (1985)". BFI.

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