Michael Denison

Actor, Director, Writer
The quintessential English gentleman, actor Michael Denison brought elegance and charm to his numerous performances in theater, film and television. He had a long and successful career, appearing in stage and screen ... Read more »
Born: 10/31/1915 in Yorkshire, England, GB

Filmography

other (7)

19 Kids and Counting 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Sound

Last Respects 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Shadowlands 1993 (Movie)

"Harry" Harrington (Actor)

Dark River 1989 (Movie)

Oliver Priestley (Actor)

The Truth About Women 1957 (Movie)

Rollo (Actor)

The Magic Box 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Blind Goddess (Movie)

Derek Waterhouse (Actor)

Biography

The quintessential English gentleman, actor Michael Denison brought elegance and charm to his numerous performances in theater, film and television. He had a long and successful career, appearing in stage and screen productions regularly until his death in 1998. Denison made his stage debut in 1938 as Lord Fancourt Babberly in a Frinton-on-Sea production of "Charley's Aunt". That same year, he made his West End debut at the Westminster Theatre, playing Paris in "Troilus and Cressida". The next year he made his first appearance in the medium that years later would make him a household name in his native Britain when the BBC televised a performance of "Marco Millions" from the Westminster Theatre. Also in 1939, Denison married fellow actor Dulcie Gray whom he met when they were both students at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.

Relationships

Gilbert Denison

Father

Marie Denison

Mother
died when he was three weeks old

Dulcie Gray

Wife
married on April 29, 1939 acted together on several occasions survived him

EDUCATION

Harrow School

Magdalen College, Oxford University

Oxford , England 1937

Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art

Milestones

1998

Starred with Dulcie Gray in the London stage production "Curtain Up"

1996

Made Broadway debut alongside wife in Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband", staged by Sir Peter Hall

1993

Appeared in the C.S. Lewis biopic "Shadowlands"

1990

Acted in the adventure drama "Dark River", a story of British expatriates living on the banks of an African river

1970

Was director of The New Shakespeare Company

1958

Appeared in the film comedy "The Truth About Women"

1952

Played Algernon Moncrieff opposite Michael Redgrave's Jack Worthing in a film adaptation of Oscar Wilde's comedy of manners "The Importance of Being Earnest"

1952

Starred in the British war film "Angels One Five" with wife Dulcie Gray

1951

Appeared in "The Magic Box", a star studded biography of William Freise-Greene, the inventor of movies

1947

Acted in "Hungry Hill", a film adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier book about a 19th century Irish family

1940

Served in the British Royal Signals and Intelligence Corps

1940

Film debut in the British production "Tilly of Bloomsbury"

1939

First TV appearance in a BBC telecast of "Marco Millions" from the Westminster Theatre

1938

Stage acting debut in "Charley's Aunt"

Starred in the popular ITV legal drama "Boyd, QC"

Bonus Trivia

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He and his wife were appointed Commanders of the British Empire in 1983.

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