Sir Michael Murray Hordern (3 October 1911 – 2 May 1995) was an English actor, knighted in 1983 for his services to the theatre, which stretched back to before the Second World War.

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Sir Michael Murray Hordern (3 October 1911 – 2 May 1995) was an English actor, knighted in 1983 for his services to the theatre, which stretched back to before the Second World War.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 142

Birthday 1911-10-03

Day of Death 1995-05-02

Place of Birth Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Sir Michael Hordern
  • Sir Michael Murray Hordern
  • Michael Murray Hordern

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2006 Paddington Bear - Please Look After This Bear as Narrator / All
1995 A Very Open Prison as Lord Langland
1994 Middlemarch (7 episodes)
1992 Freddie as F.R.O.7. as King (voice)
1992 Truckers as The Abbot (voice)
1992 Memento Mori as Godfrey Colston
1990 The Green Man (3 episodes)
1990 Chillers (1 episode)
1989 Dark Obsession as Lord Crewne
1989 Danny the Champion of the World as Lord Claybury
1989 Ending Up as George
1989 The Dog It Was That Died as George
1988 Suspicion as Lord McLaidlaw
1987 The Trouble with Spies as Jason Locke
1987 The Secret Garden as Ben Weatherstaff
1987 Daytime Live (1 episode)
1987 Comrades as Mr. Pitt
1987 Scoop as Uncle Theodor
1987 Inspector Morse (1 episode)
1986 The Little Match Girl as Himself - Introduction
1986 Paradise Postponed (13 episodes) as Rev. Simeon Simcox
1986 Labyrinth as The Wiseman (voice)
1986 Lady Jane as Dr. Feckenham
1986 Lovejoy (1 episode)
1986 Paddington's Birthday Bonanza as Narrator
1986 Paddington Goes to School
1985 Young Sherlock Holmes as Older Watson (voice)
1984 The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood as Psychoanalyst
1983 The Wind in the Willows as Badger (65 episodes)
1983 Yellowbeard as Dr. Gilpin
1983 Group Madness as Himself
1982 Cymbeline as Jupiter
1982 Gandhi as Sir George Hodge
1982 The Missionary as Slatterthewaite
1982 King Lear as King Lear
1982 Wogan (1 episode) as Himself
1982 Oliver Twist as Mr. Brownlow
1982 Ivanhoe as Cedric
1981 The History Man (4 episodes) as Prof Marvin
1980 Shogun as Friar Domingo (5 episodes) as Friar Domingo
1980 The Wildcats of St. Trinian's as Sir Charles Hackforth
1980 Gauguin the Savage as Durand-Huel
1980 Paddington Bear Goes to the Movies as Narrator (voice)
1980 The Tempest as Prospero
1980 The Spirit of Cheshire
1979 Tales of the Unexpected (1 episode)
1978 The Talking Parcel as Oswald, the Sea Serpent
1978 Romeo & Juliet as Capulet
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare (5 episodes)
1978 Watership Down as Frith (voice)
1978 The Medusa Touch as Atropos - Fortune Teller
1977 A Christmas Carol as Ebenezer Scrooge
1977 Joseph Andrews as Parson Adams
1976 The Slipper and the Rose as King
1976 Paddington Bear (56 episodes) as Narrator
1975 Barry Lyndon as Narrator (voice)
1975 Mr. Quilp as Edward Trent
1975 Royal Flash as Headmaster
1975 Edward the Seventh (13 episodes)
1974 Juggernaut as Mr. Baker
1974 Fall of Eagles (1 episode)
1973 England Made Me as F. Minty
1973 Theatre of Blood as George Maxwell
1973 The MacKintosh Man as Mr. Brown
1972 The Pied Piper as Melius, Alchemist
1972 Demons of the Mind as Priest
1972 The Possession of Joel Delaney as Justin
1972 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as Mock Turtle
1971 A Ghost Story for Christmas (1 episode) as Professor Parkins
1971 Tall Stories (6 episodes)
1971 Six Dates with Barker (1 episode)
1971 Up Pompeii as Ludicrus Sextus
1971 Girl Stroke Boy as George Mason
1970 Some Will, Some Won't as Denniston Russell
1970 Futtocks End as The Butler
1969 Anne of the Thousand Days as Count Thomas Boleyn
1969 The Bed Sitting Room as Bules Martin
1968 Where Eagles Dare as Adm. Rolland
1968 Whistle and I'll Come to You as Professor Parkins
1967 I'll Never Forget What's'isname as Headmaster
1967 How I Won the War as Grapple
1967 The Jokers as Sir Matthew
1967 The Taming of the Shrew as Baptista
1966 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum as Hero
1966 Khartoum as Lord Granville
1966 Cast a Giant Shadow as British Ambassador
1965 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold as Ashe
1965 Play of the Month (2 episodes)
1965 Genghis Khan as Geen
1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce as Harnsworth
1964 Detective (1 episode)
1963 Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow as Squire Thomas Banks
1963 Cleopatra as Cicero
1963 The V.I.P.s as Airport Director
1961 El Cid as Don Diego
1960 Macbeth as Banquo
1960 Man in the Moon as Dr. Davidson
1960 Sink the Bismarck! as Admiral Sir John Tovey, Commander-in-Chief - 'King George'
1960 Moment of Danger as Inspector Farrell
1958 I Was Monty's Double as Governor of Gibralter
1958 Girls at Sea as Admiral Reginald Victor Hewitt
1958 The Spaniard's Curse as Judge Manton
1958 I Accuse! as Prosecutor at 2nd trial
1957 Windom's Way as Patterson
1957 No Time for Tears as Surgeon
1956 The Spanish Gardener as Harrington Brande
1956 Alexander the Great as Demosthenes
1956 The Man Who Never Was as Gen. Coburn
1956 Pacific Destiny as Resident Commissioner
1955 Storm Over the Nile as General Faversham
1955 The Dark Avenger as King Edward
1955 The Night My Number Came Up as Lindsay
1955 The Constant Husband as The Judge
1954 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (2 episodes) as Squire Banks (1 episode) as Squire Thomas Banks
1954 The Beachcomber as The Headman
1954 Forbidden Cargo as Director of Customs
1953 The Heart of the Matter as Commissioner
1953 Personal Affair as Headmaster Griffith
1953 Grand National Night as Inspector Ayling
1953 Street Corner as Insp. Heron
1952 The Hour of 13 as Sir Herbert Frensham
1952 The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men as Scathelock
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (3 episodes)
1951 Scrooge as Jacob Marley
1951 Tom Brown's Schooldays as Wilkes
1951 Flesh and Blood as Webster
1951 The Magic Box as Official Receiver
1950 Highly Dangerous as Lab Director Owens
1950 Trio as Vicar
1950 The Astonished Heart as Ernest
1949 Passport to Pimlico as Bashford
1949 Train of Events as First Plain Clothes Man
1948 The Small Voice as Dr. Mennell
1948 Good-Time Girl as Seddon
1947 Night Beat as uncredited
1947 Mine Own Executioner as Co-Counsel at Inquest
1946 School for Secrets as Lt. Cmdr. Lowther
1940 Girl in the News as Assistant Prosecuting Counsel
1940 Band Waggon as Minor Role
1939 A Girl Must Live

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