Ian Carmichael


Actor

About

Birth Place
Yorkshire, England, GB
Born
June 18, 1920
Died
February 05, 2010

Biography

The world of cinema took a real shine to British-born actor Ian Carmichael, who appeared in a number of films throughout his Hollywood career. Carmichael kickstarted his acting career in various films such as "Trottie True" (1949), the Clark Gable drama "Betrayed" (1954) and the dramatic adaptation "The Colditz Story" (1955) with John Mills. He also appeared in the Richard Attenboroug...

Biography

The world of cinema took a real shine to British-born actor Ian Carmichael, who appeared in a number of films throughout his Hollywood career. Carmichael kickstarted his acting career in various films such as "Trottie True" (1949), the Clark Gable drama "Betrayed" (1954) and the dramatic adaptation "The Colditz Story" (1955) with John Mills. He also appeared in the Richard Attenborough comedy "Private's Progress" (1956), the comedy adaptation "Simon and Laura" (1956) with Peter Finch and "Storm Over the Nile" (1956). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like "Happy Is the Bride" (1958), "I'm All Right Jack" (1960) and "School For Scoundrels" (1960). He also appeared in the comedy "Heavens Above!" (1963) with Peter Sellers. Carmichael continued to exercise his talent in the seventies through the nineties, taking on a mix of projects like "Murder Must Advertise" (PBS, 1974-75), "Diamond Skulls" (1991) starring Gabriel Byrne and "Straight Out of Brooklyn" (1991) starring George T Odom. His credits also expanded to "Robot in the Family" (1994) and "Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog" with Mimi Rogers (1995). Carmichael last appeared in "Wives and Daughters" (BBC, 1999). Carmichael passed away in February 2010 at the age of 90.

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School For Scoundrels (1960) - They Have A Tendency To Sulk Joining the scene in which downtrodden Palfrey (Ian Carmichael), looking to impress April (Janette Scott) finds his staff didn’t make a reservation, working on the headwaiter (John Le Mesurier) when the villain (Terry-Thomas as Delauney) makes his first appearance, in the British-made School For Scoundrels, 1960.
School For Scoundrels (1960) - Pioneers Of Hemispherical Combustion Bothered by a romantic rival who drives a sporty “Bellini,” well-off but uninformed Palfrey (Ian Carmichael) is ensnared by the “Winsome Welshmen,” Dennis Price as Dunstan and Peter Jones as Dudley, who claim to have a prized classic car to sell, in School For Scoundrels, 1960.
School For Scoundrels (1960) - He Who Is Not One Up Joining the opening (from a script by Peter Ustinov and others), Ian Carmichael has arrived at a South Somerset town (actually shot in Hertfordshire, suburban London) where he meets a servant (Anita Sharp-Bolster) and the proprietor of his new school, Alastair Sim as Potter, in School For Scoundrels, 1960.
From Beyond The Grave (1973) - Can I Tempt You With Anything? Opening the third segment, The Elemental, Ian Carmichael as foppish Reggie tries to hoodwink the shopkeeper Peter Cushing, appearing to succeed, then on the train meets the kooky Margaret Leighton who is, we will learn, “Madame Orloff,” in the hit British horror anthology From Beyond The Grave, 1973.
Betrayed (1954) - Rembrandt Coming Through Opening scenes, WWII spy-master Larraby (Wilfrid Hyde White) and aide Jackie (Ian Carmichael) in England, worrying about Dutch agent "Rembrandt" (Clark Gable), who just then sends a message from Amsterdam (on location!), in MGM's Betrayed, 1954.
I'm All Right Jack - Fred Kite Stanley (Ian Carmichael) has his first encounter with the efficient shop steward Fred Kite (Peter Sellers) in the Boulting brothers' I'm All Right Jack, 1960.
I'm All Right Jack - Sack Him Despite some confusion, Major Hitchcock (Terry-Thomas) and the shop steward Fred Kite (Peter Sellers) find they agree that the new man should be sacked, in I'm All Right Jack, 1960.
I'm All Right Jack - Open and Credits The opening sequence for director John Boulting's I'm All Right Jack, 1960, introduces Sir John, one of Peter Sellers two characters in the film.
I'm All Right Jack - Nudists Stanley (Ian Carmichael) is not altogether comfortable at the nudist community where he visits his father (Miles Malleson) in I'm All Right Jack, 1960.
I'm All Right Jack - Meeting Fred Kite (Peter Sellers) breaks some alarming news to the workers then is forced to confront the wayward Stanley Windrush (Ian Carmichael) in I'm All Right Jack, 1960.

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