Michael Hordern

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Sir Michael Murray Hordern, CBE was an English stage and film actor whose career spanned nearly 60 years. He is best known for his Shakespearean roles, especially that of King Lear, which he played to much acclaim on stage in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1969 and London in 1970. He then successfully assumed the role on television five years later. read more

Sir Michael Murray Hordern, CBE was an English stage and film actor whose career spanned nearly 60 years. He is best known for his Shakespearean roles, especially that of King Lear, which he played to much acclaim on stage in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1969 and London in 1970. He then successfully assumed the role on television five years later. He often appeared in film, rising from a bit part actor in the late 1930s to a member of the main cast; by the time of his death he had appeared in nearly 140 cinema roles. His later work was predominantly in television and radio.

Birth Name

Michael Murray Hordern

Born

Tuesday, 03 October 1911

Died

Tuesday, 02 May 1995

Actor Filmography

Shakespeare Uncovered King Lear (archive footage), Prospero (archive footage) 2012
Timeshift Himself - Storyteller, Jackanory (archive footage) 2002
Middlemarch Peter Featherstone 1994
Freddie as F.R.O.7. King (voice) (as Sir Michael Hordern) 1992
Truckers Abbot of the Stationeri (voice) 1992
The Fool Mr. Tatham 1990
The Green Man Gramps 1990
Chillers Colonel Eddie Phelps 1990
Dark Obsession Lord Crewne 1989
Danny the Champion of the World Lord Claybury 1989
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Shakespeare Uncovered King Lear (archive footage), Prospero (archive footage) 2012
Timeshift Himself - Storyteller, Jackanory (archive footage) 2002
Middlemarch Peter Featherstone 1994
Freddie as F.R.O.7. King (voice) (as Sir Michael Hordern) 1992
Truckers Abbot of the Stationeri (voice) 1992
The Fool Mr. Tatham 1990
The Green Man Gramps 1990
Chillers Colonel Eddie Phelps 1990
Dark Obsession Lord Crewne 1989
Danny the Champion of the World Lord Claybury 1989
The Dog It Was That Died George 1989
The Trouble With Spies Jason Locke 1987
The Secret Garden Ben Weatherstaff 1987
Comrades Mr. Pitt 1987
Scoop Uncle Theodor 1987
Inspector Morse Doctor Starkie 1987
The Little Match Girl Himself - Introduction 1986
The Story of English Prospero / King Lear / Himself 1986
Labyrinth The Wiseman (voice) 1986
Lady Jane Dr. Feckenham 1986
Lovejoy Wilfred Shotley 1986
Paddington's Birthday Bonanza Narrator 1986
Young Sherlock Holmes Older Watson (voice) 1985
Screen Two Godfrey Colston, Lord Langland 1985
The Zany Adventures Of Robin Hood Psychoanalyst 1984
The Wind in the Willows Badger (voice), Badger (voice) (as Sir Michael Hordern) 1984
The Wind In The Willows Badger 1983
Yellowbeard Dr. Gilpin 1983
Al-mas' Ala Al-Kubra Narrator (English language version) (voice) 1983
Gandhi Sir George Hodge 1982
The Missionary Narrator 1982
Oliver Twist Mr. Brownlow 1982
Ivanhoe Cedric 1982
American Playhouse Lord McLaidlaw 1981
All's Well That Ends Well Lafeu 1981
Shogun Friar Domingo 1980
Shogun Friar Domingo 1980
The Wildcats of St. Trinian's Sir Charles Hackforth 1980
Gauguin the Savage Durand-Huel 1980
Tales of the Unexpected Cyril Bixby 1979
The Talking Parcel Oswald, the Sea Serpent 1978
Romeo & Juliet Capulet 1978
Watership Down Frith 1978
The Medusa Touch Altropos - Fortune Teller 1978
The South Bank Show Self 1978
A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge 1977
Joseph Andrews Parson Adams 1977
The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella King 1976
Paddington Bear Narrator 1976
Lucky Lady Capt. Rockwell 1975
Barry Lyndon Narrator (voice) 1975
Mr. Quilp Edward Trent 1975
Arena Himself 1975
Royal Flash Headmaster 1975
Edward the King W.E. Gladstone, W. E. Gladstone 1975
Juggernaut Mr. Baker 1974
Fall of Eagles Narrator, Narrator (voice) 1974
BBC2 Playhouse Patient 1974
The Three Musketeers 1973
England Made Me F. Minty 1973
Theater Of Blood George Maxwell 1973
The Mackintosh Man Brown 1973
The Pied Piper Melius 1972
Demons Of The Mind Priest 1972
The Possession of Joel Delaney Justin 1972
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland Mock Turtle 1972
A Christmas Carol Marley's Ghost (voice) 1971
Six Dates with Barker Arch Funster 1971
Up Pompeii Ludicrus Sextus 1971
Girl Stroke Boy George Mason 1971
Some Will, Some Won't Denniston Russell 1970
Futtocks End The Butler 1970
Anne Of The Thousand Days Thomas Boleyn 1969
The Bed Sitting Room Bules Martin 1969
Where Eagles Dare Adm. Rolland 1968
I'll Never Forget What's'isname Headmaster 1967
How I Won The War Grapple 1967
The Jokers Sir Matthew 1967
The Taming Of The Shrew Baptista 1967
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Senex 1966
Khartoum Lord Granville 1966
Cast a Giant Shadow British Ambassador 1966
BBC Play of the Month God, King Lear, Mr. Posket, Tartuffe, The Devil 1965
Call My Bluff Himself 1965
Court Martial Col. Miller 1965
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Ashe 1965
Genghis Khan Geen 1965
The Yellow Rolls-Royce Harnsworth 1964
The Wednesday Play General Kokoshkin, Chief of Police, Sir Jocelyn Symonds 1964
Horizon Himself - Narrator (voice) (as Sir Michael Hordern) 1964
Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow Squire Thomas Banks 1963
Espionage Minister 1963
Cleopatra Cicero 1963
The V.I.P.S Airport Director 1963
El Cid Don Diego 1961
Macbeth Banquo 1960
Man in the Moon Dr. Davidson 1960
Sink the Bismarck ! Admiral Jack Tovey - Commander in Chief - HMS King George V 1960
Malaga Inspector Farrell 1960
Hell, Heaven or Hoboken Governor of Gibraltar 1958
Girls At Sea Adm. Reginald Victor Hewitt 1958
The Spaniard's Curse Judge Manton 1958
I Accuse! Prosecutor - 2nd Dreyfus trial 1958
Windom's Way Patterson 1957
The DuPont Show of the Month Mr. Brownlow 1957
The Baby and the Battleship Capt. Hugh 1957
The Spanish Gardener Harrington Brande 1956
Playhouse 90 Griffith 1956
Armchair Theatre Det. Supt. Coates 1956
Alexander The Great Demosthenes 1956
The Man Who Never Was Gen. Coburn 1956
Pacific Destiny Resident Commissioner 1956
Storm Over the Nile General Faversham 1955
The Night My Number Came Up Lindsay 1955
Marriage a la Mode The Judge 1955
The Warriors King Edward 1955
The Magical World of Disney Scathelock, Squire Banks, Squire Thomas Banks 1954
The Beachcomber The Headman 1954
Forbidden Cargo Director of Customs 1954
You Know What Sailors Are Captain Hamilton 1954
The Heart of the Matter Commissioner 1953
Wicked Wife Insp. Ayling 1953
Both Sides of the Law Insp. Heron 1953
The Hour of 13 Sir Herbert Frensham 1952
The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men Scathelock 1952
Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951
A Christmas Carol Jacob Marley 1951
Tom Brown's Schooldays Wilkes 1951
Flesh and Blood Webster 1951
The Magic Box Official Receiver 1951
Highly Dangerous Owens - Lab Director 1950
Trio Vicar (segment "The Verger") 1950
The Astonished Heart Ernest 1950
Passport To Pimlico Bashford 1949
Train of Events First plain clothes man (segment "The Actor") 1949
Lost Daughter Johnson 1949
The Hideout Dr. Mennell 1948
Good-Time Girl Seddon 1948
Mine Own Executioner uncredited 1947
Nightbeat uncredited 1947
Secret Flight Lt. Cmdr. Lowther 1946
A Girl in a Million Divorce Counsel 1946
Girl In The News Assistant Prosecuting Counsel 1940
Band Waggon Minor Role 1940
A Girl Must Live 1939
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