Michael Hordern

Michael Hordern

Highest Rated: 100% Khartoum (1966)

Lowest Rated: 17% Lucky Lady (1975)

Birthday: Oct 3, 1911

Birthplace: Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England, UK

A distinguished, long-faced character player, often of rumpled establishment figures, Sir Michael Hordern, in the English tradition, worked with equal ease both on stage and before the cameras. He played King Lear (onstage and on TV), Prospero in "The Tempest" (for both mediums) and Macbeth (he was Banquo on film and TV), and he created the central role of the flustered philosopher in the original London production of Tom Stoppard's "Jumpers" (1972). However, he became a star for his supporting turns, portraying an assortment of parsons and vicars, headmasters and barristers in a career that spanned practically 100 films and almost as many TV appearances. Knighted in 1983, he delighted audiences that same year in "The Rivals" at the National Theatre, eating his eggs while silently and passionately lusting after his son's fiancee.

Highest rated movies

The Missionary
Khartoum
Theatre of Blood
Passport to Pimlico
El Cid
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
Where Eagles Dare
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Memento Mori Godfrey Colston (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 38% Freddie the Frog King (Voice) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fool Mr. Tatham (Character) - 1990
36% 29% Dark Obsession Lord Crewne (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ending Up George (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scoop The Country - Uncle Theodore (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 12% The Trouble With Spies Jason Locke (Character) $57.0K 1987
No Score Yet 78% The Secret Garden Ben Weatherstaff (Character) - 1987
56% 76% Lady Jane Doctor Feckenham (Character) $132.0K 1986
No Score Yet 71% Comrades Unknown (Character) - 1986
64% 63% Young Sherlock Holmes Older Watson (Voice) $18.1M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 57% Oliver Twist Mr. Brownlow (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 73% Ivanhoe Cedric (Character) - 1982
85% 92% Gandhi Sir George Hodge (Character) - 1982
100% 41% The Missionary Slatterthwaite (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 64% The Wildcats of St. Trinian's Sir Charles Hackforth (Character) - 1980
75% 91% Shogun Friar Domingo (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tempest Prospero (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gauguin the Savage Durand-Huel (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 73% The Medusa Touch Atropos (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 73% Romeo and Juliet Capulet (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Christmas Carol Unknown (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 45% Joseph Andrews Parson Adams (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Christmas Carol Scrooge (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 90% The Slipper and the Rose The King/King (Character) - 1976
17% 40% Lucky Lady Capt. Rockwell (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 64% Royal Flash Headmaster (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Quilp Grandfather/Edward Trent (Character) - 1975
94% 81% Theatre of Blood George William Maxwell (Character) - 1973
58% 45% The Mackintosh Man Brown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 36% The Possession of Joel Delaney Justin (Character) - 1972
44% 25% The Pied Piper Melius (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet England Made Me F. Minty (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl Stroke Boy George Mason (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 43% Up Pompeii Ludicrus Sextus (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl/Boy George Mason (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Some Will, Some Won't Denniston Russell (Character) - 1970
64% 63% Bed Sitting Room Bules Martin (Character) - 1969
38% 83% Anne of the Thousand Days Count Thomas Boleyn (Character) - 1969
87% 89% Where Eagles Dare Adm. Rolland (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 92% Whistle and I'll Come to You Unknown (Character) - 1968
44% 61% How I Won the War Grapple (Character) - 1967
83% 73% The Taming of the Shrew Baptista (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 52% I'll Never Forget What's 'is Name Headmaster (Character) - 1967
100% 65% Khartoum Lord Granville (Character) - 1966
89% 81% The Spy Who Came in From the Cold Ashe (Character) - 1966
86% 77% A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Senex (Character) - 1966
60% 69% Cleopatra Cicero (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 50% Man in the Moon Dr. Davidson (Character) - 1961
92% 78% El Cid Don Diego (Character) $26.9K 1961
86% 77% Sink the Bismarck! Commander-in-Chief (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 67% Macbeth Banquo (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 55% I Was Monty's Double Governor of Gibraltar (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spaniard's Curse Judge Manton (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls at Sea Adm. Reginald Victor Hewitt (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 41% The Spanish Gardener Harrington Brande (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night My Number Came Up Commander Lindsay (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Baby and the Battleship Capt. Hugh (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pacific Destiny Resident Commissioner (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beachcomber The Headman (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 60% The Warriors King Edward (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Constant Husband Judge (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Know What Sailors Are Captain Hamilton (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 45% Personal Affair Headmaster Griffith (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 66% The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men Scathelock (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hour of 13 Sir Herbert Frensham (Character) - 1952
85% 89% A Christmas Carol Jacob Marley/Marley's Ghost (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tom Brown's Schooldays Wilkes (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flesh and Blood Webster (Character) - 1951
94% 83% Passport to Pimlico Bashford (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Girl in a Million Divorce Counsel (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Very Open Prison Unknown (Character) - 0000

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paddington Narrator 1975-1976 1979-1980 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chillers Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet 100% Inspector Morse Doctor Starkie (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet BBC Television Shakespeare Lear (Character) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Cyril Bixby (Character) 1979