Michael Medwin is confirmed dead at the age of 96.
Michael was best known as a English actor (Shoestring).
Michael Medwin: Shoestring actor dies aged 96
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Michael Medwin (Actor) Bio, Age, Wiki, Died, Wife, Family, Career, Net Worth
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Michael Medwin: Shoestring actor dies aged 96
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Michael Medwin

Born
Michael Hugh Medwin

(1923-07-18)18 July 1923
London, England
Died26 February 2020(2020-02-26) (aged 96)
OccupationActor, film producer
Years active1940 - 2020
Spouse(s)
Sunny Sheila Back
(m. 1960; div. 1971)
Michael Hugh Medwin, OBE (18 July 1923 - 26 February 2020) was an English actor and film producer.
Contents
1 Life and career
2 Partial filmography
3 References
4 External links
Life and career
Medwin was born in London. He was educated at Canford School, Dorset, and the Institute Fischer, Montreux, Switzerland. He first appeared on stage in 1940.
Medwin's West End theatre credits include Man and Superman, The Rivals, Love for Love, Duckers and Lovers, Alfie, St Joan of the Stockyards, and What the Butler Saw. At the National Theatre he played a season which included Weapons of Happiness (Ralph Makepeace), Volpone (Corvino) and The Madras House. He appeared in Black Ball Game at the Lyric Hammersmith. He also played Lloyd Dallas in one of the casts of the long-running production of Noises Off in the early 1980s.
He is probably best known for his role as radio boss Don Satchley in the BBC television detective series Shoestring, as well as for playing Scrooge's nephew Fred in the film version of Scrooge, a musical based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and for his role in The Army Game, a British television comedy series of the late 1950s and early 1960s.. With Bernard Bresslaw, Leslie Fyson and Alfie Bass, he took the theme tune from The Army Game into the UK Singles Chart in 1958, where it peaked at number 5.
As well as his role in Shoestring, he played Colin's boss Mr Langley (of the Langley Book of Horror) in the Mel Smith comedy series Colin's Sandwich. In 1961, Medwin played the lead named Michael in BBC Radio Light Programme comedy series about an advertising company called Something to Shout About. Now on BBC Radio 4 Extra.
He made many film appearances, including Carry On Nurse (1959) and The Longest Day (1962), before turning to producing films. Among the films he produced for Memorial Enterprises, a company he established with actor Albert Finney, are Charlie Bubbles (1967), directed by Finney, and Lindsay Anderson's If.... (1968), which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He worked again with Anderson on O Lucky Man! (1973), continuing the story of the Mick Travis character from their earlier film. Medwin has been quoted many times as saying "I knew at a young age I was going to be an actor: acting has always been in my bones". He also said that Charles Laughton and Edward G. Robinson were the two biggest influences in his life of acting, and considered being appointed OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire), in the 2005 Queens Birthday Honour's List for Services to Drama the single greatest thing that ever happened to him.
As a play producer, his work includes Spring and Port Wine, Alpha Beta, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Forget Me Not Lane and Another Country. Medwin formed with David Pugh in 1988, David Pugh Limited, a West End and Broadway theatrical production company, of which he remained chairman until his death.
Partial filmography
Piccadilly Incident (1946) as Radio operator (uncredited)
The Root of All Evil (1947) as Minor Role (uncredited)
The Courtneys of Curzon Street (1947) – Edward Courtney
Black Memory (1947) as Johnnie Fletcher
An Ideal Husband (1947) as Duke of Nonesuch
Night Beat (1947) as Rocky
Anna Karenina (1948) as Kitty's Doctor
Call of the Blood (1948) as Medical student (uncredited)
Just William's Luck (1948) as Spiv
My Sister and I (1948) as Charlie
Woman Hater (1948) as Harris
Look Before You Love (1948) as Emile Garat
Another Shore (1948) as Yellow
William Comes to Town (1948) as Reporter
Operation Diamond (1948) as Sullivan
Forbidden (1949) as Cabby
The Queen of Spades (1949) as Hovaisky
For Them That Trespass (1949) as Len, Herbie's bar pal
Helter Skelter (1949) as Man Giving BBC Boxing Talk (uncredited)
Trottie True (1949) as Monty. Marquis of Maidenhead
Boys in Brown (1949) as Alf 'Sparrow' Thompson
Children of Chance (1949)
Someone at the Door (1950) as Ronnie Martin
Trio (1950) as Steward (in segment Mr. Know-All)
The Lady Craved Excitement (1950) as Johnny
Shadow of the Past (1950) as Dick Stevens
The Long Dark Hall (1951) as Leslie Scott
Four in a Jeep (1951) as Sergeant Harry Stuart
Curtain Up (1952) as Jerry Winterton
Love's a Luxury (1952) as Dick Pentwick
Miss Robin Hood (1952) as Ernest
Top Secret (1952) as Smedley
Hindle Wakes (1952) as George Ackrody
Street Corner (1953) as Chick Farrar
Genevieve (1953) as Father to be (uncredited)
The Oracle (1953) as Timothy Balke
Malta Story (1953) as Ramsey, CO 'Phantom' Squadron (uncredited)
Spaceways (1953) as Dr. Toby Andrews
The Intruder (1953) as Ginger Edwards
Bang! You're Dead (1954) as Bob Carter
The Green Scarf (1954) as Teral
The Teckman Mystery (1954) as Martin Teckman
The Harassed Hero (1954) (uncredited)
Above Us the Waves (1955) as Smart
Doctor at Sea (1955) as Sub-lieutenant Trail
Charley Moon (1956) as Alf Higgins
A Hill in Korea (1956) as Pvt. Docker
Checkpoint (1956) as Ginger
Doctor at Large (1957) as Dr. Charles Bingham
The Steel Bayonet (1957) as Lt. Vernon
The Duke Wore Jeans (1958) as Copper
The Wind Cannot Read (1958) Officer Lamb
I Only Arsked! (1958) as Cpl. Springer
The Heart of a Man (1959) as Sid
Carry On Nurse (1959) as Ginger
Crooks Anonymous (1962) as Ronnie Bassett
The Longest Day (1962) as Pvt. Watney
It's All Happening (1963) as Max Catlin
Kali Yug: Goddess of Vengeance (1963) as Capt. Walsh
Il mistero del tempio indiano (1964) as Capt. Walsh
Night Must Fall (1964) as Derek
Rattle of a Simple Man (1964) as Ginger
I've Gotta Horse (1965) as Hymie Campbell
24 Hours to Kill (1965) as The Crew: Tommy Gaskell
The Sandwich Man (1966) as Sewer Man
A Countess from Hong Kong (1967) as John Felix
Privilege (1967) as Jackman (uncredited)
Spring and Port Wine (1970) as Driver at Traffic Lights (uncredited)
Scrooge (1970) as Nephew Fred
O Lucky Man! (1973) as Army Captain / Power station Technician / Duke of Belminster
Law and Disorder (1974) as Man in Cab
Pogled in potkrovlija (1976) as Ian Faulkner
The Sea Wolves (1980) as Radcliffe
Britannia Hospital (1982) as Theatre Surgeon
The Jigsaw Man (1983) as Milroy
Never Say Never Again (1983) as Doctor at Shrublands
Sleepwalker (1984) as Waiter
Hôtel du Paradis (1986) as English Productor
Just Ask for Diamond (1988) as The Professor
The Fool (1990) as Mr. Wells
Staggered (1994) as Sarah's Father
Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998) as Red King
Fanny and Elvis (1999) as Registrar
The Duchess (2008) as Speechmaker
Framed (2008) as Dr. Louie Farraday
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