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Michael Gwynn

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Michael Gwynn (30 November 1916 in Bath – 29 January 1976 in London) was an English actor. He attended Mayfield College near Mayfield, East Sussex. During the Second World War he served in East Africa as a Major and was Adjutant to the 2nd. Nyasaland Battalion, Kings African Rifles. He is perhaps best remembered in contemporary culture as the shyster Lord Melbury who attempts to con £200 and a set of British Empire coins from the unsuspecting Basil Fawlty in the BBC comedy Fawlty Towers. Gwynn appears as Lord Melbury in the first ever episode of the series, "A Touch of Class". Gwynn also appeared on several adaptations of plays on the Caedmon Records label. Among them were Cyrano de Bergerac, in which he played Le Bret, and Julius Caesar, in which he played Casca. Both productions starred Ralph Richardson in the title role. He died on 29 January 1976 in London from a heart attack. Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Gwynn, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Nov 30, 1916 In Bath, Somerset, England, U.K.
Movie/TV Credits:
36
First Appeared:
In the movie The Runaway Bus 1954-10-23
Latest Project:
Movie British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves 2016-09-12
Known For
Poster of The Fall of the Roman Empire
Poster of Cleopatra
Poster of Barabbas
Poster of The Revenge of Frankenstein
Filmography
Movie British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves Lord Melbury (archive footage) (uncredited) 2016-09-12
Movie The World of Hammer: Dracula and the Undead The Priest 1994-08-19
Movie Spy Story Unknown 1976-01-01
Series Fawlty Towers Lord Melbury 1975-09-19
Series Poldark Unknown 1975-10-05
Movie A Coffin for the Bride Oliver Mason 1974-05-31
Series Thriller Unknown 1973-03-14
Series Spy Trap Unknown 1972-03-13
Series Crown Court Unknown 1972-10-11
Series Colditz Unknown 1972-10-19
Series Jason King Unknown 1971-09-15
Movie Scars of Dracula The Priest 1970-11-08
Series Department S Unknown 1969-09-09
Movie The Virgin Soldiers Lt Col Bromley-Pickering 1969-10-14
Series The Expert Stephen Trimmer 1968-07-05
Series Mystery and Imagination Unknown 1966-01-29
Movie The Deadly Bees Doctor Lang 1966-12-23
Movie Catch Us If You Can Hardingford 1965-07-15
Movie The Fall of the Roman Empire Cornelius 1964-03-24
Movie Jason and the Argonauts Hermes 1963-06-19
Movie Cleopatra Cimber 1963-06-12
Movie The Horse Without a Head Gendarme 1963-10-06
Movie Some People Vicar 1962-05-31
Series The Saint Martin Jeffroll 1962-10-04
Series The Avengers Bill 1961-01-07
Movie What a Carve Up! Malcolm Broughton 1961-09-15
Movie Question 7 Friedrich Gottfried 1961-09-28
Movie Barabbas Lazarus 1961-12-23
Movie Never Take Sweets from a Stranger Prosecutor 1960-03-04
Movie Village of the Damned Alan Bernard 1960-06-16
Movie Dunkirk Unknown 1958-03-20
Movie The Camp on Blood Island Tom Shields 1958-06-11
Movie The Doctor's Dilemma Dr. Blenkinsop 1958-12-17
Movie The Revenge of Frankenstein Karl 1958-06-13
Movie The Secret Place Steve Waring 1957-02-06
Movie The Runaway Bus 1st Transport Officer 1954-10-23