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Michael Denison (I) (1915–1998)


One of the finest exponents of the art of light comedy acting, Michael Denison enjoyed a highly successful career both on stage and screen. He and his wife, actress Dulcie Gray, appeared in over 100 West End shows and their marriage, which lasted nearly sixty years, was regarded as one of the happiest in British show business. Denison was born in ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Importance of Being Earnest Algernon Moncrieff
(1952)
The Franchise Affair Robert Blair
(1951)
My Brother Jonathan Jonathan Dakers
(1948)
Shadowlands Harry Harrington
(1993)

Filmography

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 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Richard
- Last Respects (1996) ... Richard
 1993 Shadowlands
Harry Harrington
 1990 Dark River (TV Movie)
K.B.Priestley
 1987-1990 Howards' Way (TV Series)
Admiral Francis Redfern
- Episode #6.13 (1990) ... Admiral Francis Redfern
- Episode #6.12 (1990) ... Admiral Francis Redfern
- Episode #6.11 (1990) ... Admiral Francis Redfern
- Episode #6.10 (1990) ... Admiral Francis Redfern
- Episode #6.9 (1990) ... Admiral Francis Redfern
 1984 See How They Run (TV Movie)
Bishop of Lax
 1984 Cold Warrior (TV Series)
Capt. Aubrey Percival, SIS
- Hook, Line and Sinker (1984) ... Capt. Aubrey Percival, SIS
- A Message from Trebizond (1984) ... Capt. Aubrey Percival, SIS
- The Sprat (1984) ... Capt. Aubrey Percival, SIS
- The Immigrants (1984) ... Capt. Aubrey Percival, SIS
- The Man from Damascus (1984) ... Capt. Aubrey Percival, SIS
 1983 Good Behaviour (TV Series)
Wobbly Massingham
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Wobbly Massingham
 1983 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Napier Lee
- Rumpole and the Old Boy Net (1983) ... Napier Lee
 1983 Skorpion (TV Mini-Series)
Capt. Aubrey Percival
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Capt. Aubrey Percival
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... Capt. Aubrey Percival
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Capt. Aubrey Percival
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Capt. Aubrey Percival
 1983 The Rocking Horse Winner (Short)
Commentator (voice)
 1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV Series)
Johnson
- The Red Signal (1982) ... Johnson
 1981 Blood Money (TV Series)
Captain Aubrey Percival
- Episode #1.6 (1981) ... Captain Aubrey Percival
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... Captain Aubrey Percival
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... Captain Aubrey Percival
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Captain Aubrey Percival
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Captain Aubrey Percival
 1981 Private Schulz (TV Series)
Browne
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... Browne
 1980 Bedroom Farce (TV Movie)
Ernest
 1978-1979 Crown Court (TV Series)
Mr. Justice Wycliffe / Justice Wycliffe / Sir Charles Winkworth QC
- Cowboy: Part 3 (1979) ... Mr. Justice Wycliffe
- Cowboy: Part 2 (1979) ... Mr. Justice Wycliffe
- Cowboy: Part 1 (1979) ... Justice Wycliffe
- The Song Not the Singer: Part 1 (1978) ... Sir Charles Winkworth QC
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series)
Lord Derrington
- Everest Was Also Conquered (1978) ... Lord Derrington
 1973 Late Night Theatre (TV Series)
Sir Harry Sims
- The Twelve-Pound Look (1973) ... Sir Harry Sims
 1971 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Dick Quarry
- Tales of Piccadilly: The Way Out (1971) ... Dick Quarry
 1968-1970 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Bruce Armstrong / Pringle
- Unexpectantly Vacant (1970) ... Bruce Armstrong
- Funeral Games (1968) ... Pringle
 1964 East Lynne (TV Movie)
Sir Francis Levison
 1956-1964 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Richard Boyd Q.C. / Richard Boyd, Q.C.
- The Case of the Lazy Eye (1964) ... Richard Boyd Q.C.
- The Reluctant Prosecutor (1964) ... Richard Boyd Q.C.
- The No Hoper (1964) ... Richard Boyd, Q.C.
- Square Peg (1964) ... Richard Boyd Q.C.
- End of Term (1963) ... Richard Boyd Q.C.
 1963 Where Angels Fear to Tread (TV Movie)
Philip Herriton
 1960 Faces in the Dark
David Merton
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Nicholas Randolph
- Twentieth Century Theatre: Dear Octopus (1960) ... Nicholas Randolph
 1957-1959 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Johnny (Duke of Hampshire) / Charles Cuttinghame
- Let Them Eat Cake (1959) ... Johnny (Duke of Hampshire)
- Meet Me by Moonlight (1957) ... Charles Cuttinghame
 1958 Television Playwright (TV Series)
Henry Napier
- The Inside Chance (1958) ... Henry Napier
 1956-1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
John Worthing / Sir Nicholas Corbel
- The Importance of Being Earnest (1958) ... John Worthing
- Rain on the Just (1956) ... Sir Nicholas Corbel
 1957 The Truth About Women
Rollo
 1956 Festival Fever (TV Movie)
Edward de Trouville-Delaney
 1956 Fanny's First Play (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Duvallet
 1956 Who Goes Home? (TV Movie)
The Rt. Hon. Michael Erskine, MP
 1956 London Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Sun Divorce (1956)
 1955 The Merry Wives of Windsor (TV Movie)
Dr. Caius
 1955 Contraband Spain
British Agent Ricky Metcalfe
 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Hon. William Stephen Fitzharding Bule
- Waiting for Gillian (1954) ... Hon. William Stephen Fitzharding Bule
 1954 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Douglas McBain
- The Happy McBains (1954) ... Douglas McBain
 1953 There Was a Young Lady
David Walsh
 1952 The Importance of Being Earnest
Algernon Moncrieff
 1952 The Frightened Bride
Philip Rackham
 1952 Angels One Five
Squadron Leader Peter Moon
 1951 Milestones (TV Movie)
John Rhead
 1951 The Magic Box
Reporter
 1951 The Franchise Affair
Robert Blair
 1949 Landfall
Rick
 1949 The Will (TV Movie)
Mr. Devizes Jnr.
 1949 The Glass Mountain
Richard
 1948 The Blind Goddess
Derek Waterhouse
 1948 My Brother Jonathan
Jonathan Dakers
 1947 Hungry Hill
Henry Brodrick
 1940 Tilly of Bloomsbury
Dick Mainwaring
 1939 Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1939 Marco Millions (TV Movie)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Twelfth Night", at a Prospect Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Dame Eileen Atkins, Louise Purnell and Robert Eddison in the cast. See more »

Alternate Names:

Michael Dennison
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Served in British Intelligence during World War II See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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