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Ian Carmichael is a Actor British born on 18 june 1920 at Kingston upon Hull (United-kingdom)

Ian Carmichael

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Birth name Ian Gillett Carmichael
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 18 june 1920 at Kingston upon Hull (United-kingdom)
Death 5 february 2010 (at 89 years) at North Yorkshire (United-kingdom)
Awards Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Ian Gillett Carmichael, OBE (18 June 1920 – 5 February 2010) was an English actor best known for his roles in the films of the Boulting brothers such as Private's Progress (1956) and I'm All Right Jack (1959). Later he played Lord Peter Wimsey, the character created by Dorothy L. Sayers, on television and radio. Carmichael also had a career on stage.


Ian Carmichael was married twice: firstly to Jean Pyman (Pym) McLean, from 1943 until her death in 1983 (they had two daughters, Lee and Sally) and then to the novelist Kate Fenton, from 1992 until his death in 2010.
Ian Carmichael died of natural causes at the age of 89, at his home in the Esk Valley on the North York Moors on 5 February 2010.
He had five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His autobiography, Will the Real Ian Carmichael... was published in 1979.

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John Boulting
John Boulting
(6 films)
Roy Boulting
Roy Boulting
(5 films)
Irene Handl
Irene Handl
(9 films)
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Filmography of Ian Carmichael (29 films)

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The Wind in the Willows, 1h19
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors David Jason, Richard Pearson, Ian Carmichael, Michael Hordern, Beryl Reid, Una Stubbs
Roles Rat
Rating76% 3.8381053.8381053.8381053.8381053.838105
Fed up with spring cleaning, Mole ventures out of his underground home. He goes for a walk in the countryside and soon comes to a river where he meets and befriends Ratty (who lives there). Rat takes Mole on a picnic where they notice Badger (who appears behind the bushes) and ask him to join them, but he just mutters "Hmmm! Company!" and walks off home (though he still is their friend). Rat starts to warn Mole of the Wild Wood and its inhabitants, but they are interrupted by the arrival of the Chief Weasel and his henchman. While the Chief distracts them, his henchmen steals a jar of potted meat and they make their getaway. Ratty then takes Mole to visit their friend Toad at Toad Hall, and Toad asks them to come with him on a caravan trip on the Open Road; with his horse Alfred pulling it. Ratty really misses his home on the river but does not want to disappoint his friends. On the Open Road, disaster strikes as a passing motorcar sends Alfred into a panic and the caravan into a ditch. Toad suddenly decides he no longer wants to travel by Alfred and the caravan cart, and thinks that motor cars are the only way to travel. As time goes by, Rat and Mole can do nothing but look on as Toad buys and then almost immediately crashes his cars one after another. In winter, Rat and Mole are extremely worried and they decide to call on Badger to see if he has any suggestions; if there's anyone Toad will listen to, it's Badger. But Rat fell asleep, refusing to take Mole to the Wild Wood.
The Lady Vanishes, 1h35
Directed by Anthony Page
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Transport films, Rail transport films, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Elliott Gould, Cybill Shepherd, Angela Lansbury, Herbert Lom, Arthur Lowe, Ian Carmichael
Roles Caldicott
Rating60% 3.0025453.0025453.0025453.0025453.002545
In August 1939, a motley group of travellers find themselves in a small hotel in Bavaria, awaiting a delayed train to Switzerland. They include a "much married madcap American heiress", Amanda Metcalf-Midvani-Von Hoffsteader-Kelly, and Robert Condon, a wise-cracking American photographer.
From Beyond the Grave, 1h37
Directed by Kevin Connor
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films
Actors Peter Cushing, Donald Pleasence, Ian Bannen, Diana Dors, Angela Pleasence, David Warner
Roles Reginald Warren
Rating67% 3.350123.350123.350123.350123.35012
Four customers purchase (or take) items from Temptations Limited, an antiques shop whose motto is "Offers You Cannot Resist". A nasty fate awaits those who cheat the shop's Proprietor (Peter Cushing).
The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins, 1h47
Directed by Graham Stark
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Spike Milligan, Geoffrey Bayldon, Marty Feldman, Bruce Forsyth, Leslie Phillips, Paul Whitsun-Jones
Roles Mr. Ferris (segment "Pride")
Rating54% 2.719342.719342.719342.719342.71934
Le Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins est un film de comédie britannique de 1971 réalisé et produit par Graham Stark. Son titre est un mélange de The Magnificent Seven et des sept péchés capitaux. Il comprend une séquence de sept sketches, chacun représentant un péché et écrit par un éventail de talent d'écriture comique britannique. Les croquis sont liés par des séquences d'animation. La musique est interprétée par le musicien de jazz britannique Roy Budd, la cinématographie par Harvey Harrison et éditée par Rod Nelson-Keys et Roy Piper. Il a été produit par Tigon Pictures et distribué aux États-Unis par Tigon Film Distributors Ltd .
Smashing Time, 1h36
Directed by Desmond Davis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre
Actors Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave, Michael York, Anna Quayle, Irene Handl, Ian Carmichael
Roles Bobby Mome-Rath
Rating62% 3.100813.100813.100813.100813.10081
Brenda (Rita Tushingham) and Yvonne (Lynn Redgrave), two girls from the North of England, arrive in London to seek fame and fortune. However, their image of the city is quickly tarnished when they are robbed of their savings. Determined not to let her chance slip, Yvonne visits Carnaby Street in the hope of catching the eye of a trendy photographer, whilst Brenda has to stay behind and do the washing up in a 'greasy spoon' cafe after the girls can't afford to pay.
Hide and Seek, 1h30
Directed by Cy Endfield
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Ian Carmichael, Curd Jürgens, Janet Munro, George Pravda, Maggie d'Abo, Kieron Moore
Roles David Garrett
Rating67% 3.3887453.3887453.3887453.3887453.388745
A reserved British astronomer is drawn out of his quiet life and into an affair of international espionage behind the Iron Curtain.
Heavens Above!, 1h58
Directed by John Boulting, Roy Boulting
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Peter Sellers, Bernard Miles, Cecil Parker, Isabel Jeans, Ian Carmichael, Brock Peters
Roles The Other Smallwood
Rating67% 3.39623.39623.39623.39623.3962
The plot features Sellers as a naive but caring prison chaplain accidentally assigned as vicar to a small and prosperous country town of Orbiston Parva, in place of Ian Carmichael's upper class cleric, with whom he shares a name. His belief in charity and forgiveness sets him at odds with the locals, whose assertions that they are good, Christian people are in Smallwood's view belied by their behaviour and ideas. He creates social ructions by appointing a black dustman (Brock Peters) as his churchwarden, taking in a gypsy family, and persuading local landowner Lady Despard (Isabel Jeans) to provide free food for the church to distribute free to the people of the town. However, all his good works lead to trouble.
The Amorous Prawn, 1h29
Directed by Anthony Kimmins
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Military humor in film, Films based on plays
Actors Ian Carmichael, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Dennis Price, Robert Beatty, Liz Fraser
Roles Cpl. Sidney Green
Rating56% 2.821512.821512.821512.821512.82151
General Fitzadam receives his final posting in the remote Scottish Highlands, where his wife decides to run their residence as a hotel for wealthy Americans.
Double Bunk, 1h32
Directed by C.M. Pennington-Richards
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Ian Carmichael, Sid James, Janette Scott, Liz Fraser, Dennis Price, Reginald Beckwith
Roles Jack Goddard
Rating63% 3.194093.194093.194093.194093.19409
When newlyweds Jack (Ian Carmichael) and Peggy (Janette Scott) face eviction from their rented London flat, they are tricked into buying a rundown houseboat by its current owner Alfred Harper (Reginald Beckwith) and his put-upon wife (Irene Handl). Mr Watson (Dennis Price) owns Jack and Peggy’s mooring and soon makes their acquaintance by introducing them to his mooring tariffs and associated surcharges.
School for Scoundrels, 1h34
Directed by Cyril Frankel, Robert Hamer, Hal E. Chester
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Dennis Price, Janette Scott, Alastair Sim, Peter Jones
Roles Henry Palfrey
Rating74% 3.744433.744433.744433.744433.74443
Henry Palfrey (Ian Carmichael) is a failure in sport and love, and the easy victim of conmen and employees alike. So he enrolls at the "School of Lifemanship" in Yeovil, run by Dr. Potter (Alastair Sim). Late for his appointment, he overhears Potter explaining the principles of lifemanship to the new intake: Well, gentlemen, lifemanship is the science of being one up on your opponents at all times. It is the art of making him feel that somewhere, somehow he has become less than you – less desirable, less worthy – less blessed.
Light Up the Sky!, 1h30
Directed by Lewis Gilbert
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Romance
Themes Military humor in film, Political films, Films based on plays
Actors Ian Carmichael, Tommy Steele, Dick Emery, Benny Hill, Sydney Tafler, Victor Maddern
Roles Lt. Ogleby (as Lt. Ian Carmichael)
Rating63% 3.1944553.1944553.1944553.1944553.194455
This comedy is about a bumbling searchlight unit during World War II. Ensemble acting creates a series of intertwining stories that involve the various soldiers assigned to this post. Lt. Ogleby (Ian Carmichael) is the cheerful, inept officer in charge, then there is the womanizer whose concept of birth control is limited, the lovesick soldier unhappy over a misunderstanding with his girlfriend, the Cockney cook, the father-figure, and several others. Their trials and tribulations provide the bulk of the comedy, such as it is. [1]
I'm All Right Jack, 1h45
Directed by John Boulting, Roy Boulting
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about the labor movement, Political films
Actors Ian Carmichael, Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price, Margaret Rutherford, Terry-Thomas
Roles Stanley Windrush
Rating71% 3.596713.596713.596713.596713.59671
After leaving the army and returning to university, newly graduated upper-class Stanley Windrush
Left Right and Centre, 1h35
Directed by Sidney Gilliat
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Romantic comedy
Actors Ian Carmichael, Richard Wattis, Eric Barker, Patricia Bredin, Alastair Sim, Moyra Fraser
Roles Robert Wilcot
Rating62% 3.14833.14833.14833.14833.1483
Robert Wilcot, a popular television personality, is selected as the Conservative candidate for the provincial town of Earndale in the upcoming by-election. His selection is mostly due to the influence of his uncle, Lord Wilcot a powerful local figure. His opponent is to be Stella Stoker, a fishmonger's daughter with a degree from the London School of Economics who has been chosen to stand for the Labour Party.
The Big Money, 1h26
Directed by John Paddy Carstairs
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Ian Carmichael, Belinda Lee, Kathleen Harrison, Robert Helpmann, Leslie Phillips, James Hayter
Roles Willie Frith
Rating55% 2.7810052.7810052.7810052.7810052.781005
Ian Carmichael as Willie is the bad seed of a family of thieves (father James Hayter, mother Kathleen Harrison, and sister, Jill Ireland). One day he heists a briefcase from a dodgy clergyman (Robert Helpmann) which is full of pound notes. Unfortunately, the notes all have the same serial number!