Michael Ripper

Michael Ripper

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Michael Ripper was born on Jan 27, 1913 in UK. Michael Ripper's big-screen debut came with Twice Branded directed by Maclean Rogers in 1936, strarring Minor Role (uncredited). Michael Ripper is known for Jeeves and Wooster directed by Ferdinand Fairfax, Hugh Laurie stars as Bertie Wooster and Stephen Fry as Jeeves. The upcoming new movie Michael Ripper plays is Revenge of Billy the Kid which will be released on Jul 17, 1992.

The British character actor Michael Ripper was born in 1913 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. His father was a speech therapist and encouraged him to participate in diction and public speaking competitions. From this, the young Michael gained an interest in acting and got his first taste of the stage through his father's amateur dramatics company. At age 16, Ripper won a scholarship to drama school and began to appear in theater professionally. His stage career continued until 1952, when an operation for a thyroid condition left him unable to project his voice sufficiently for the stage, after which he concentrated on his film career. Ripper started his film career in numerous quota quickies, debuting in Twice Branded (1936). At one point in his early career, he also worked as an assistant director for a production company at Walton Studios. In the late 1940s, Ripper began a long association with Hammer Film Productions, which resulted in his face becoming well known not only in Britain, but also worldwide. During this 25-year association, which began with a role in The Dark Road (1948) and ended with That's Your Funeral (1972), Ripper made a total of 35 appearances in Hammer films, playing an assortment of innkeepers, coachmen, gravediggers, poachers, and, occasionally, authority figures, usually with a comic twist. Although he made few films after his stint with Hammer, he continued his career with memorable television appearances, such as the chauffeur in Butterflies (1978) and Drones Porter in Jeeves and Wooster (1990), until his retirement in the early 1990s.

  • Birthday

    Jan 27, 1913
  • Place of Birth

    Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK

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