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Michael Crawford is a Actor British born on 19 january 1942 at Salisbury (United-kingdom)

Michael Crawford

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Birth name Michael Patrick Smith
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 19 january 1942 (79 years) at Salisbury (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Michael Crawford, CBE (born 19 January 1942) is an English actor, comedian and singer. He has received great critical acclaim and won numerous awards during his career, which covers radio, television, film, and stagework on both London's West End and on Broadway in New York City.

He is best known for playing the hapless Frank Spencer in the popular 1970s British sitcom, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (which made him a household name), as well as for originating the title role in The Phantom of the Opera.


He met and married actress Gabrielle Lewis in Paris in 1965. The couple had two daughters, Emma (b. 1966) and Lucy (b. 1968), before divorcing in 1975. He has never remarried.

He is a fan of Queens Park Rangers.

Best films

Hello, Dolly! (1969)
Condorman (1981)

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Filmography of Michael Crawford (16 films)

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The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall, 2h40
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Horror, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess, Hadley Fraser, Wynne Evans, Earl Carpenter, Garðar Thór Cortes
Roles Himself
Rating87% 4.394414.394414.394414.394414.39441
Prologue At the fictional Opera Populaire (based on the Paris Opéra House) in 1905, an auction of old theatre props is underway. Lot 665, purchased by the elderly Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny, is a music box in the shape of a monkey; it is familiar to him, and he speaks of a mysterious "she" - that the details of the strange little music box appear "exactly as she said." Lot 666 is a shattered chandelier that is claimed by the auctioneer to have been related to "the strange affair of the Phantom of the Opera, a mystery never fully explained," having appeared in some great disaster in years past. As the chandelier - which has been replaced, in part, with new electric wiring - is uncovered, it illuminates as the years roll back and the Opéra returns to its 1880s' grandeur ("Overture").
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, 46minutes
Genres Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Christmas films, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Michael Crawford, Ossie Davis, Jewel
Roles Himself
Rating84% 4.206034.206034.206034.206034.20603
The songs are presented in such a way as to form a storyline about a runaway who takes refuge in an abandoned theatre on Christmas Eve, and experiences the musical performances as ghostly visions from the theatre's past. Ossie Davis as the caretaker and Allie Sheridan as the runaway, are used to fill out the narrative. The special was filmed at the historic Loew's Jersey Theatre in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Once Upon a Forest, 1h11
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Environmental films, Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Michael Crawford, Benji Gregory, Elisabeth Moss, Ben Vereen, Will Estes, Charles Adler
Roles Cornelius (voice)
Rating65% 3.2502553.2502553.2502553.2502553.250255
The story opens in a forest known as Dapplewood, where "Furlings" (a term for animal children) live alongside their teacher, Cornelius (Michael Crawford). The four Furlings central to the story are Abigail (Ellen Blain), a woodmouse; Russell (Paige Gosney), a hedgehog; Edgar (Benji Gregory), a mole; and a badger named Michelle (Elisabeth Moss), who is Cornelius' niece.
Condorman (1981)
, 1h30
Directed by Charles Jarrott, Denys Granier-Deferre
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes La bande dessinée, Spy films, Superhero films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Michael Crawford, Oliver Reed, Barbara Carrera, James Hampton, Dana Elcar, Vernon Dobtcheff
Roles Woody
Rating57% 2.8970852.8970852.8970852.8970852.897085
Woodrow "Woody" Wilkins is an imaginative, yet eccentric, comic book writer and illustrator who demands a sense of realism for his comic book hero "Condorman", to the point where he crafts a Condorman flying suit of his own and launches himself off the Eiffel Tower. The test flight fails as his right wing breaks, sending him crashing into the Seine River. Later after the incident, Woody is asked by his friend, CIA file clerk Harry, to perform what appears to be a civilian paper swap in Istanbul. Upon arriving in Istanbul, he meets a beautiful Soviet named Natalia Rambova, who poses as the Soviet civilian with whom the exchange is supposed to take place, but it is later revealed that she is in fact a KGB spy. Woody does not tell Natalia his real name, and instead fabricates his identity to her as a top American agent code-named "Condorman". During the encounter, Woody fends off a group of would-be assassins and saves her life by sheer luck before accomplishing the paper trade. Impressed by Woody, and disgusted by how she was treated by her lover/boss Krokov when she returns to Moscow, Natalia decides to defect and asks the CIA to have "Condorman" be the agent that helps her.
Hello-Goodbye, 1h47
Directed by Jean Negulesco
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Michael Crawford, Curd Jürgens, Genevieve Gilles, Lon Satton, Mike Marshall, Didier Haudepin
Roles Harry England
Rating48% 2.422122.422122.422122.422122.42212
Harry England (Michael Crawford), a British car salesman on a trip to France, meets a Baroness "Danny" (Genevieve Gilles) when her Rolls-Royce breaks down. They spend a few days together and become lovers before she disappears one night, but Harry does not know her surname.
Hello, Dolly!, 2h22
Directed by Gene Kelly, Richard Lang
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Children's films
Actors Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Edra Jean Peaker, Michael Crawford, Marianne McAndrew, J. Pat O'Malley
Roles Cornelius Hackl
Rating70% 3.547963.547963.547963.547963.54796
In 1890, all of New York City is excited because widowed, brassy Dolly Levi is in town ("Call On Dolly"). Dolly makes a living through matchmaking and numerous sidelines ("Just Leave Everything to Me"). She is currently seeking a wife for grumpy Horace Vandergelder, the well-known "half-a-millionaire", but it becomes clear that Dolly intends to marry Horace herself. Dolly travels to Yonkers, New York to visit Horace. Ambrose Kemper, a young artist, wants to marry Horace's weepy niece, Ermengarde, but Horace opposes this because Ambrose's vocation does not guarantee a steady living. Horace, who is the owner of Vandergelder's Hay and Feed, explains to his two clerks, Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker, that he is going to get married because "It Takes a Woman" to cheerfully do all the household chores. He plans to travel to New York City to propose to Irene Molloy, who owns a hat shop there. Dolly arrives in Yonkers and sends Horace ahead to the city. Before leaving he tells Cornelius and Barnaby to mind the store.
How I Won the War, 1h49
Directed by Richard Lester
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War, Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Military humor in film, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Political films
Actors Michael Crawford, John Lennon, Roy Kinnear, Jack MacGowran, Michael Hordern, Lee Montague
Roles Goodbody
Rating57% 2.8512352.8512352.8512352.8512352.851235
L'histoire, durant la seconde guerre mondiale, d'un commandant britannique qui emmènera ses troupes dans une série de mésaventures en Europe et dans le nord de l'Afrique.
The Jokers
The Jokers (1967)
, 1h34
Directed by Michael Winner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Themes Heist films
Actors Oliver Reed, Michael Crawford, Harry Andrews, Michael Hordern, James Donald, Daniel Massey
Roles Michael Tremayne
Rating66% 3.3420753.3420753.3420753.3420753.342075
Michael Tremayne is booted out of Sandhurst. He and his brother David want to do something “big”. They decide to do a crime as a “grand gesture”. The brothers take Inge, David's new inamorata on a tour of London, including the Tower of London. At a dinner party they learn that you cannot be charged with theft unless you intend to permanently deprive the owner of their property. David proposes stealing the crown jewels and sending letters out beforehand, showing they aren’t intending to permanently deprive. Michael is somewhat jealous of David, as David is considered the ‘good’ son and him the ‘bad’ son. They write and deliver the letters. They plant a bomb at the Albert Memorial and observe the police procedure. Next they put a bomb at the lion cage at the London zoo. Then they blow up a ladies lavatory. David gets a laser. They put a bomb at the stock exchange and David goes to the army base, and using a tape recorder records the procedures. Finally the day comes. Michael goes to the jewel room in the Tower and hides a bomb there. David and Michael go to the base and tie up the duty officer. They take the place of the bomb disposal expert and his assistant. They ride with the army to the Tower. The pair go into the bomb room and knock out the rather silly Colonel who went in with them and who commands the army base. David and Michael have had the alarms turned of, due to the danger of “vibration” and use the laser to cut into the cabinets and steal the Crown Jewels. The pair set off a small bomb and a smoke bomb. They two stagger out pretending to be hurt. The pair then escape from the ambulance taking them to hospital along with the jewels. The theft causes a huge stink and a worldwide search is undertaken for the robbers. David and Michael enjoy the media frenzy. One week after the robbery on June 23, 1967, the letters are opened and delivered to the police. When they go to get the jewels from their hiding place they are not there. The police arrive to arrest David. Michael says he doesn’t know anything about the robbery. Michael never delivered his letter. David is identified as the bomb expert, but the witnesses can’t identify Michael. The police investigate, but can’t break down Michael’s alibi of being at a party. Michael is released. David is indicted and bail is refused. The police set up a plan to make Michael think his alibi is breaking down, but Michael evades police surveillance. We then see him digging up the jewels from where he buried them at Stonehenge. Michael calls on a telephone he knows is tapped to say he’s returning the jewels at Trafalgar Square at 4 a. m. The police set up a cordon, but Michael uses their concentration on the square to put them in the scales of justice on top of the Old Bailey. We close with both brothers imprisoned in the Tower, plotting their escape.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, 1h39
Directed by Richard Lester
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Erotic films, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Zero Mostel, Jack Gilford, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford, Annette Andre
Roles Hero
Rating68% 3.4476853.4476853.4476853.4476853.447685
In the city of Rome during the reign of Emperor Nero, Pseudolus (Zero Mostel) is "the lyingest, cheatingest, sloppiest slave in all of Rome", whose only wish is to buy his freedom from his master's parents, the henpecked Senex (Michael Hordern) and his dominating wife Domina (Patricia Jessel). When he finds out that his master, Senex's handsome but dim son Hero (Michael Crawford), has fallen in love with Philia (Annette Andre), a beautiful virgin courtesan from the house of Marcus Lycus (Phil Silvers), buyer and seller of beautiful women next door, Pseudolus makes a deal: he will get the girl for Hero in return for his freedom. Unfortunately, the virgin has been sold to the great Roman soldier, Captain Miles Gloriosus (Leon Greene), who even now is on his way from conquering Crete to claim her as his bride. Pseudolus blackmails his overseer, Hysterium (Jack Gilford) into masquerading as the corpse of Philia to fool the captain, but things go wrong at every turn.
The Knack... and How to Get It, 1h25
Directed by Richard Lester
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Rita Tushingham, Ray Brooks, Michael Crawford, Jane Birkin, Donal Donnelly, Jacqueline Bisset
Roles Colin
Rating64% 3.2476153.2476153.2476153.2476153.247615
The film depicts the sexual competition among three roommates — the aggressive, womanizing drummer Tolen (Ray Brooks), the shy, paranoid schoolteacher Colin (Michael Crawford), and the artist Tom (Donal Donnelly) — when a young woman from out of town, Nancy (Rita Tushingham), enters their London world.
Two Left Feet, 1h33
Directed by Roy Ward Baker
Origin USA
Actors Michael Crawford, David Hemmings, Nyree Dawn Porter, Julia Foster, Bernard Lee, David Lodge
Roles Alan Crabbe
Rating68% 3.4103653.4103653.4103653.4103653.410365
Based on David Stuart Leslie's novel, Two Left Feet is a story about Alan Crabbe (Michael Crawford) a callow youth desperate for a date with any girl who can offer him the experience he lacks. Every time Alan tries a manful stride into the jungle of sex, his two left feet turn the attempt into a trip-and-stumble. Then he meets Eileen (Nyree Dawn Porter), the new waitress at the corner cafe, and some sparks begin to fly.
The War Lover, 1h45
Directed by Philip Leacock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Adventure, Romance
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Steve McQueen, Robert Wagner, Shirley Anne Field, Michael Crawford, Ed Bishop, Burt Kwouk
Roles Sgt. Junior Sailen
Rating65% 3.2980253.2980253.2980253.2980253.298025
In 1943, Captain Buzz Rickson (Steve McQueen) is an arrogant pilot in command of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber nicknamed The Body. While stationed in England during World War II, one of the bombing missions is aborted because clouds obscure all potential targets, but Rickson ignores the order to turn around and dives under the clouds. He completes the mission, at the cost of one of the bombers in his squadron and its entire crew. Rickson revels in the fighting and destruction; when he is assigned to drop propaganda leaflets, he makes his displeasure felt by buzzing the airfield. His commanding officer tolerates his repeated insubordination because he is the best pilot in the bomber group. Even so, when he asks the flight surgeon his opinion, the latter is uncertain whether Rickson is a hero or a psychopath. However Rickson's crew, especially his co-pilot, Lieutenant Ed Bolland (Robert Wagner), trusts his great flying skill, .
Two Living, One Dead, 1h45
Directed by Anthony Asquith
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Patrick McGoohan, Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Alf Kjellin, Noel Willman, Dorothy Alison
Roles Nils Lindwall
Rating73% 3.6935353.6935353.6935353.6935353.693535
Erik Berger (McGoohan) is a reticent, socially withdrawn man who has been working for 20 years in the same Post Office in a Swedish town, not socialising with colleagues and interested only in his wife Helen (McKenna) and son. In contrast his workmate Andersson (Travers) is loud and gregarious, seeing himself as the office joker although his treatment of more junior staff sometimes verges on the malicious.