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Lawrence Michael Andrew Goodliffe (1 October 1914 – 20 March 1976) was an English actor best known for playing suave roles such as doctors, lawyers and army officers. He was also sometimes cast in working class parts.

Goodliffe was born in Bebington, Cheshire (now Merseyside), the son of a vicar, and educated at St Edmund's School, Canterbury, and Keble College, Oxford. He started his career in repertory theatre in Liverpool before moving on to the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford upon Avon. He joined the British Army at the beginning of World War II, and received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in February 1940. He was wounded in the leg and captured at the Battle of Dunkirk. Goodliffe was incorrectly listed as killed in action, and even had his obituary published in a newspaper. He was to spend the rest of the war a prisoner in Germany.

Whilst in captivity he produced and acted in (and in some cases wrote) many plays and sketches to entertain fellow prisoners. These included two productions of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, one in Tittmoning and the other in Eichstätt, in which he played the title role. He also produced the first staging of Noel Coward's Post Mortem at Eichstätt. A full photographic record of these productions exists.

After the war he resumed his professional acting career. As well as appearing in the theatre he worked in film and television. He appeared in The Wooden Horse in 1950 and in other POW films. His best known film was A Night to Remember (1958) in which he played Thomas Andrews, builder of the RMS Titanic. His best known television series was Sam (1973–75) in which he played an unemployed Yorkshire miner. He also appeared with John Thaw and James Bolam in the 1967 television series Inheritance.

Suffering from depression, Goodliffe had a breakdown in 1976 during the period that he was rehearsing for a revival of Equus. He committed suicide a few days later by leaping from a hospital fire escape, whilst a patient at the Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon, London.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Goodliffe,  licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Lawrence Michael Andrew Goodliffe (1 October 1914 – 20 March 1976) was an English actor best known for playing suave roles such as doctors, lawyers and army officers. He was also sometimes cast in working class parts.

Goodliffe was born in Bebington, Cheshire (now Merseyside), the son of a vicar, and educated at St Edmund's School, Canterbury, and Keble College, Oxford. He started his career in repertory theatre in Liverpool before moving on to the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford upon Avon. He joined the British Army at the beginning of World War II, and received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in February 1940. He was wounded in the leg and captured at the Battle of Dunkirk. Goodliffe was incorrectly listed as killed in action, and even had his obituary published in a newspaper. He was to spend the rest of the war a prisoner in Germany.

Whilst in captivity he produced and acted in (and in some cases wrote) many plays and sketches to entertain fellow prisoners. These included two productions of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, one in Tittmoning and the other in Eichstätt, in which he played the title role. He also produced the first staging of Noel Coward's Post Mortem at Eichstätt. A full photographic record of these productions exists.

After the war he resumed his professional acting career. As well as appearing in the theatre he worked in film and television. He appeared in The Wooden Horse in 1950 and in other POW films. His best known film was A Night to Remember (1958) in which he played Thomas Andrews, builder of the RMS Titanic. His best known television series was Sam (1973–75) in which he played an unemployed Yorkshire miner. He also appeared with John Thaw and James Bolam in the 1967 television series Inheritance.

Suffering from depression, Goodliffe had a breakdown in 1976 during the period that he was rehearsing for a revival of Equus. He committed suicide a few days later by leaping from a hospital fire escape, whilst a patient at the Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon, London.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Goodliffe,  licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Fødselsdato 1914-10-01

Dødsdag 1976-03-20

Fødested Bebington, Cheshire, England

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1976 To the Devil a Daughter as George de Grass
1973 Sam (39 episoder) as Jack Barraclough
1973 Don't Be Like Brenda as Narrator (uncredited)
1972 Henry VIII and His Six Wives as Thomas More
1971 Drengen, der druknede i chokoladesovsen as Mr. Teavee
1971 Hine (13 episoder)
1970 Still Life as David
1970 Den ukuelige as Solicitor General
1970 Dio è con noi as Gen. Snow
1968 The Fixer as Ostrovsky
1967 Man in a Suitcase (1 episode)
1967 Callan (5 episoder)
1967 Generalernes nat as Hauser
1965 Von Ryan's Express as Captain Stein
1964 Troubled Waters as Jeff Driscoll
1964 The Gorgon as Professor Jules Heitz
1964 The 7th Dawn as Trumphey
1964 Woman of Straw as Solicitor
1964 Flyvereskadrille 633 as Squadron Leader Frank Adams
1963 80,000 Suspects as Clifford Preston
1963 The £20,000 Kiss
1962 The Saint (1 episode) as Dr. Quintus
1962 Zero One (1 episode)
1962 Jigsaw as Clyde Burchard
1962 Number Six
1961 The Day the Earth Caught Fire as Jacko Jackson the Night Editor
1961 No Love for Johnnie as Dr. West
1961 The Avengers (1 episode)
1960 Inspector Maigret (1 episode)
1960 Conspiracy of Hearts as Father Desmaines
1960 Peeping Tom as Don Jarvis
1960 The Battle of the Sexes as Detective
1960 Le Testament d'Orphée as English Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
1960 Sænk Bismarck! as Captain Banister
1959 The White Trap as Inspector Walters
1958 Titanics sidste timer as Thomas Andrews
1958 Further Up the Creek as Lt. Commander Blakeney
1958 The Camp on Blood Island as Father Paul Anjou
1957 The One That Got Away as R.A.F. Interrogator
1957 Fortune Is a Woman as Detective Insp. Barnes
1956 Havets tiger as Captain McCall R.N., British Naval Attache for Buenos Aires
1956 Wicked as They Come as Larry Buckham
1955 Dial 999 as John Moffat
1955 Quentin Durward as Count De Dunois
1955 Dixon of Dock Green (1 episode)
1955 The End of the Affair as Smythe
1954 Front Page Story as Kennedy
1953 Sea Devils as Ragan
1952 The Hour of 13 as Anderson
1952 Cry, the Beloved Country as Martens
1952 Plan for Coal
1951 Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. as Col. Caillard - POW Escort
1950 Family Portrait as Narrator (voice)
1950 The Wooden Horse as Robbie
1949 Stop Press Girl as McPherson
1949 The Small Back Room as Till

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