Michael Wilding


Actor
Michael Wilding

About

Birth Place
Westcliff-on-Sea, England, GB
Born
July 23, 1912
Died
July 08, 1979

Family & Companions

Elizabeth Taylor
Wife
Actor. Married February 21, 1952, filed for divorce October 4, 1956; second wife; had two children by Wilding.
Margaret Leighton
Wife
Actor. Married 1964; fourth wife.

Biography

Life Events

1933

Began career in British film studio art department

Videos

Movie Clip

Glass Slipper, The (1955) - Goodbye, Cinder Ella! The narrator sounds like Walter Pidgeon because he is, opening the MGM Leslie Caron vehicle, derived from the first published version of Cinderella (1697, by Charles Perrault, Cendrillon ou la petite pantoufle de verre), directed by Charles Walters, music by Bronislau Kaper, dance by Roland Petit for Ballet de Paris, The Glass Slipper, 1955, also starring Michael Wilding.
Glass Slipper, The (1955) - How Cold Is The Water? The prince Charles (Michael Wilding), just returned to “a small European principality,” and pal Kovin (Keenan Wynn) are wandering in the woods at an old favorite site when Leslie Caron, the indignant local tomboy who’s decided she doesn’t mind being called “Cinderella,” shows up with an attitude, their first meeting, in MGM’s The Glass Slipper, 1955.
Glass Slipper, The (1955) - Son Of The Cook More than 40-minutes into the feature, in a sequence dreamed up by servant girl “Ella” (Leslie Caron), who’s been told that Prince Charles (Michael Wilding) is just “the son of the cook of the palace of the duke,” she joins the first dance number, Charles Walters directing, dance by Roland Petit for Ballet de Paris, in MGM’s The Glass Slipper, 1955.
Law And The Lady (1951) - Chemin de Fer On their first adventure in Monte Carlo, ex-servant Jane (Greer Garson) poses as "Lady Loverly," easily causing her newfound escort (Holmes Herbert) to lose at cards, her new partner Nigel (Michael Wilding) collecting, in The Law And The Lady, 1951.
Law And The Lady, The (1951) - One Stone At A Time We know that butler “Hoskins” (Michael Wilding) is really Nigel, con-man partner of Greer Garson, who’s just arrived at his new San Francisco situation posing as “Lady Loverly,” discussing their plot, drawing the attention of neighbor Dinas (Fernando Lamas), in The Law And The Lady, 1951.
Law And The Lady, The (1951) - Stop Being Witty Domestic "girl" Jane (Greer Garson) is just being accused of stealing by Lord and Lady Minden (Michael Wilding, Phyllis Stanley), when his twin Nigel (also Wilding) appears, the police inspector (Rhys Williams) baffled, early in The Law And The Lady, 1951.
Stage Fright (1950) - I Love Strange Men Aspiring actress Eve (Jane Wyman) pretends feeling faint, drawing the attention of first Fortesque (Miles Malleson) then policeman Smith (Michael Wilding), hoping to learn about the murder he's investigating, in Alfred Hitchcock's Stage Fright, 1950.
Scarlet Coat, The (1955) - You Have The Bearing Of A Soldier New York British spy master Major Andre (Michael Wilding) surprises Continental spy Bolton (Cornel Wilde) with a test of character, causing him to proceed, as planned, to reveal his name and offer himself as a turncoat, Tory doctor O'Dell (George Sanders) skeptical, in John Sturges' The Scarlet Coat, 1955.
Torch Song (1953) - You Mean Like A Girdle? Remaining philosophical at the same restaurant lunch where she had her director fire him, blind pianist Tye (Michael Wilding) inquires with Broadway star Jenny about her motives, and what he learned from Charlie, the long-time accompanist she had driven away, in MGM’s Torch Song, 1953.
Egyptian, The (1954) - The God Is Coming Edmund Purdom is wannabe physician Sinuhe (title character) and Victor Mature, his frustrated warrior pal, hunting lions for sport in ancient Egypt, when they meet the possibly nutty Akhnaton (Michael Wilding), with no idea he’s the next pharoah, in the early CinemaScope The Egyptian, 1954.
Ideal Husband, An (1947) - Center Of The Universe Following the titles, original Oscar Wilde prose from the published edition of his play, producer-director Alexander Korda and brother Vincent's design on display, with the actor's credits, from An Ideal Husband, 1947.
Under Capricorn (1949) - Rats In New South Wales Another long take in the dinner scene, dipsomaniac Henrietta (Ingrid Bergman) and newcomer Charles (Michael Wilding) have discovered they knew each other back home, he alone buying her tale of rats, in Hitchcock's Under Capricorn, 1949.

Family

Michael Wilding
Son
Born January 6, 1953; mother Elizabeth Taylor.
Christopher Wilding
Son
Photographer, film editor. Born February 27, 1955; married 1981-89 to Aileen Getty (born 1959; granddaughter of J Paul Getty; tested positive for AIDS c. 1990); had two children together Caleb (born c. 1983) and Andrew (born c. 1985); divorced from second husband Scott Padilla).

Companions

Elizabeth Taylor
Wife
Actor. Married February 21, 1952, filed for divorce October 4, 1956; second wife; had two children by Wilding.
Margaret Leighton
Wife
Actor. Married 1964; fourth wife.

Bibliography