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Michael Medwin is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Producer British born on 18 july 1923 at London (United-kingdom)

Michael Medwin

Michael Medwin
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 18 july 1923 at London (United-kingdom)
Death 26 february 2020 (at 96 years)
Awards Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Michael Hugh Medwin OBE (born 18 July 1923) is an English actor and film producer.

Best films

Scrooge (1970)

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Filmography of Michael Medwin (78 films)

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The Duchess, 1h50
Directed by Saul Dibb, Saul Dibb
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Hayley Atwell, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Aidan McArdle
Roles Speechmaker
Rating69% 3.450583.450583.450583.450583.45058
Set in the late 18th century, the story follows the life of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. Well known for her beauty and fashion sense, she is also remembered for her extravagance and gambling habits. Despite the blatant infidelities of her husband, the cold and much older William Cavendish, the 5th Duke of Devonshire, Georgiana thrives, becoming a fashion icon, a doting mother, a shrewd political operator, and darling of the common people. In befriending Lady Bess Foster, Georgiana is crushed when Bess and The Duke begin an affair. Despite Georgiana's anger, the Duke wants Bess to remain living with them. Bess later explains to Georgiana that the reason she began the affair with the Duke was so that she could get her children back. The Duke wants a male heir, which the Duchess has not yet provided. The idea is that Bess can, since she already has three sons, of whom the Duke is very fond, treating them as if they were his own.
Alice Through the Looking Glass, 1h23
Directed by John Henderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Geoffrey Palmer, Ian Holm, Steve Coogan, Penelope Wilton, Siân Phillips
Roles Red King
Rating53% 2.656382.656382.656382.656382.65638
Au moment de faire la lecture à sa petite fille sur le point de s'endormir, Alice, désormais jeune maman, traverse le miroir de la chambre. De retour au pays des merveilles, dans ses habits d'enfant, elle rencontre tour à tour la Reine Rouge, d'insolentes fleurs qui parlent, des pièces d'échec aussi humaines qu'elle, une Reine Blanche qui se souvient des événements avant qu'ils n'aient lieu, un gros oeuf perché au sommet d'une tour… Alors que, dans les bois, rôde le Jabberwocky, un terrible dragon, Alice joue à un étrange et gigantesque jeu dont elle sort victorieuse. Désormais reine, elle participe à un banquet riche en surprises…
Staggered (1994)
, 1h35
Directed by Martin Clunes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Martin Clunes, Anna Chancellor, Michael Praed, Sylvia Syms, Virginia McKenna, David Kossoff
Roles Sarah's father
Rating58% 2.900462.900462.900462.900462.90046
After his Stag Night, Neil Price (Clunes) wakes up on a remote Scottish island, bereft of any clothes.
Just Ask for Diamond, 1h30
Directed by Stephen Bayly
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Dursley McLinden, Saeed Jaffrey, Susannah York, Jimmy Nail, Michael Robbins, Alison Ruffelle
Roles The Professor
Rating60% 3.048073.048073.048073.048073.04807
A pair of brothers are paid to take care of a confectionery box, but soon come under pressure from various people seeking its contents.
The Jigsaw Man, 1h31
Directed by Terence Young, Peter Hunt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Susan George, Robert Powell, Charles Gray, Michael Medwin
Roles Milroy
Rating51% 2.5524452.5524452.5524452.5524452.552445
Sir Philip Kimberly, the former head of the British Secret Service who defected to Russia, is given plastic surgery and sent back to Britain by the KGB to retrieve some vital documents. With the documents in hand, he instead plays MI6 and the KGB off against each other.
Never Say Never Again, 2h14
Directed by Irvin Kershner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about children, Spy films, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Underwater action films, Arme nucléaire
Actors Sean Connery, Kim Basinger, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Barbara Carrera, Max von Sydow, Bernie Casey
Roles Doctor at Shrublands
Rating60% 3.0496353.0496353.0496353.0496353.049635
After MI6 agent James Bond, 007, fails a routine training exercise, his superior, M, orders Bond to a health clinic outside London to get back into shape. While there, Bond witnesses a mysterious nurse named Fatima Blush giving a sadomasochistic beating to a patient in a nearby room. The man's face is bandaged and after Blush finishes her beating, Bond sees the patient using a machine which scans his eye. Bond is seen by Blush and an attempt is subsequently made to kill him in the clinic gym, but Bond manages to defeat the assassin.
Britannia Hospital, 1h56
Directed by Lindsay Anderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Malcolm McDowell, Leonard Rossiter, Fulton Mackay, Joan Plowright, John Moffatt, Robin Askwith
Roles Theatre Surgeon
Rating62% 3.1020053.1020053.1020053.1020053.102005
A new wing at Britannia Hospital is to be opened, and the Queen Mother – referred to as HRH – is due to arrive. The administrator of the hospital, Potter (Leonard Rossiter), is confronted with demonstrators protesting against an African dictator who is a VIP patient, striking ancillary workers (opposed to the exotic gastronomic demands of the hospital's private patients) and a less-than-cooperative Professor Millar (Graham Crowden), the head of the new wing. Rather than cancel the royal visit, Potter decides to go out and reason with the protestors. He strikes a deal with the protest leader — the private patients of Britannia Hospital are to be ejected and, in return, the protestors allow a number of ambulances into the hospital. However, unbeknown to the protestors, these ambulances actually contain the Queen Mother and her entourage.
The Sea Wolves, 2h
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Gregory Peck, Roger Moore, David Niven, Trevor Howard, Barbara Kellerman, Patrick Macnee
Roles Langley
Rating62% 3.1474953.1474953.1474953.1474953.147495
During World War II, German submarines are sinking thousands of tons of British merchant shipping. British intelligence, based in India, believes that information is being passed to the U-Boats by a radio transmitter hidden on board one of three German merchant ships interned in Portuguese Goa. Since Portugal is neutral, the ships cannot be attacked by conventional forces.
O Lucky Man!, 3h3
Directed by Lindsay Anderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Musical
Actors Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe, Helen Mirren, Graham Crowden
Roles Army Captain/Power Station Technician/Duke of Belminster
Rating75% 3.795673.795673.795673.795673.79567
The film opens with a short fragment outside the plot but clearly related on repeated viewings. Grainy, black-and-white, and silent, a title "Once Upon a Time" leads to Latino labourers picking coffee beans while armed foremen push rudely between them. One worker (McDowell with black hair and moustache) pockets a few beans ("Coffee for the Breakfast Table") but is seen by a foreman. He is next seen before a fat Caucasian magistrate who loses some saliva as he removes his cigar only to say "Guilty." The foreman pulls his machete and lays it across the unfortunate laborer's wrists, bound to a wooden block, revealing that he is to lose his hands for the theft of a few beans. The machete lifts, descends, and we see McDowell draw back in a silent scream. The scene blacks out, the word NOW appears onscreen and expands quickly to fill it.
Scrooge (1970)
, 2h
Directed by Ronald Neame
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Christmas films, Time travel films, Ghost films, Musical films
Actors Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More, Michael Medwin, Laurence Naismith
Roles Nephew Fred
Rating74% 3.746053.746053.746053.746053.74605
Ebenezer Scrooge (Albert Finney) is a cold-hearted and greedy old miser whose only concern is money and profit and hates everything to do with Christmas. After Scrooge scares off a group of boys who were singing a carol outside his door, his nephew Fred (Michael Medwin) arrives to invite him to Christmas dinner with his wife and friends. Scrooge, however, refuses. After Fred leaves, Scrooge gives his clerk Bob Cratchit (David Collings) the next day off as it is Christmas, but he expects him back all the earlier the next morning. Bob meets two of his children, including Tiny Tim (Richard Beaumont), in the streets, and they buy the food for their Christmas dinner. Scrooge, meanwhile, is surveyed by two other men (Derek Francis and Roy Kinnear) for a donation for the poor but Scrooge refuses to support the prisons and workhouses and even says "if they rather die, then they better do it and decrease the surplus population." On his way home, Scrooge meets some of his clients, including Tom Jenkins (Anton Rogers), and reminds them the debts they owe him. In a running gag, Scrooge is stalked and being made fun of by the same street urchins seen at the start of the film, calling him "Father Christmas.
A Countess from Hong Kong, 2h
Directed by Charlie Chaplin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, Sydney Chaplin, Tippi Hedren, Margaret Rutherford, Angela Scoular
Roles John Felix
Rating60% 3.0011053.0011053.0011053.0011053.001105
Ambassador-designate to Saudi Arabia Ogden Mears (Marlon Brando) sails back to America after touring the world. He meets Natasha, a Russian countess (Sophia Loren, in Hong Kong after she sneaks aboard in evening dress to escape her life at a dance hall for sailors. A refugee, she has no passport and is forced to stay in his cabin during the voyage.
Twenty-Four Hours to Kill, 1h34
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Lex Barker, Mickey Rooney, Walter Slezak, Michael Medwin, Wolfgang Lukschy, France Anglade
Roles Tommy
Rating50% 2.5192952.5192952.5192952.5192952.519295
En raison d'une avarie sur deux de ses moteurs, un avion de ligne américain, qui volait en direction d'Athènes, est contraint de se poser à Beyrouth. L'équipage doit attendre 24 heures pour que ce soit réparé avant de poursuivre leur voyage (d'où le titre du film dans sa version originale). Toutefois, l'un des membres de l'équipage, le chef de cabine, semble particulièrement nerveux à l'idée de ce séjour inattendu. Des gens louches le pistent et il échappe par deux fois à un enlèvement. L'équipage, notamment le chef pilote, le protège des agissements du cartel tandis que le passé de trafiquant du stewart se révèle peu à peu. Au bout de 24 heures, l'appareil redécolle.