Michael Gwynn

Michael Gwynn

  • Born on
    • November 30th, 1916
  • Died on
    • January 29th, 1976
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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Acting (14 Credits)

1970Scars of Dracula as The Priest
1966The Deadly Bees as Doctor Lang
1965Having a Wild Weekend as Hardingford
1964The Fall of the Roman Empire as Cornelius
1963Jason and the Argonauts as Hermes
1963Cleopatra as Cimber
1961No Place Like Homicide! as Malcolm Broughton
1961Barabbas as Lazarus
1960Village of the Damned as Alan Bernard
1960Never Take Candy from A Stranger as Prosecutor
1958The Revenge of Frankenstein as Karl
1958The Camp on Blood Island as Tom Shields
1954The Runaway Bus as 1st Transport Officer

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