Spike Milligan

Spike Milligan

Highest Rated: 97% The Ghost of Peter Sellers (2020)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Hound of the Baskervilles (1980)

Birthday: Apr 16, 1918

Birthplace: Ahmed Nagar, India

The son of a highly mobile British military officer, actor/comedian/director/playwright Spike Milligan was born in India and raised throughout the "colonies" of the Far East. Milligan's earliest recorded stage appearance was in a grade-school production of The Nativity. His career proper began in 1936, when he hit the cabaret and music-hall circuit as a comic/musician. In 1950, Milligan launched the nonsensical BBC radio series Crazy People, which would evolve into the legendary Goon Shows. He appeared with fellow Goons Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe in such diverting film fare as Down Among the Z Men (1952) and The Case of the Mukkinese Battlehorn (1956). Equally balmy have been Milligan's stage shows and novels, many of which (The Bed Sitting Room, Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall etc.) have been translated to the Big Screen. British telly viewers are familiar with Milligan's multitude of calculatedly short-lived comedy series, bearing such monikers as A Show Called Fred and Q5; Americans were treated to a tantalizingly brief sample of the Milligan insanity when he appeared on the 1970 summer-replacement series The Marty Feldman Comedy Series. Generally cast as a petty crook or ineffectual authority figure, Milligan has essayed dotty supporting roles in several all-star films, notably The Three Musketeers (1973), Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977), History of the World Part One (1981), and Yellowbeard (1983). He has also penned several children's books, bearing such titles as The Bald Twit Lion. With all this to his credit, it's little wonder that Spike Milligan once listed "sleeping" as his favorite pastime.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
97% The Ghost of Peter Sellers Actor 2020
No Score Yet Legends of British Comedy Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan(I Told You I Was Ill: The Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan) Actor 2005
22% Yellowbeard Flunkie 1983
58% History of the World---Part I M. Rimbaud 1981
No Score Yet Dot and the Kangaroo Mr. Platypus 1981
0% The Hound of the Baskervilles Baskerville Police Force 1980
95% Monty Python's Life of Brian Spike 1979
45% The Last Remake of Beau Geste Crumble 1977
No Score Yet The Great McGonagall William McGonagall 1975
No Score Yet Adolf Hitler - My Part in His Downfall Leo Milligan (Spike's Father) 1974
No Score Yet Ghost in the Noonday Sun Bill Bombay 1974
86% The Three Musketeers Mons. Bonacieux 1973
No Score Yet Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World Dr. Harz 1973
No Score Yet The Adventures of Barry McKenzie Landlord 1972
No Score Yet Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Gryphon 1972
No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins Screenwriter Actor 1971
59% The Magic Christian Traffic Warden 1970
64% The Bed Sitting Room Screenwriter 1969
No Score Yet The Case of the Mukkinese Battle-Horn Actor 1962
No Score Yet Postman's Knock Harold Petts 1962
No Score Yet Invasion Quartet Godfrey Pringle 1961
No Score Yet Watch Your Stern Dockyard matey 1961
No Score Yet The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film Actor 1960
No Score Yet Case of the Mukkinese Battle Horn Actor 1956
No Score Yet Down Among the Z Men (Stand Easy) (The Goon Show Movie) Pvt. Eccles 1952
No Score Yet Let's Go Crazy Actor Screenwriter 1951
No Score Yet Penny Points to Paradise Spike Donnelly 1951

TV

Credit
100% The Muppet Show
1976-1981
Guest 1979
100% Monty Python's Flying Circus
1969-1974

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