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Michael Craig

Michael CraigAKA Michael Francis Gregson

Born: 27-Jan-1928
Birthplace: Poona, Maharashtra, India

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: Australia
Executive summary: Capt. John Anderson on Triangle

Born in Maharashtra to a British cavalryman, Michael Gregson spent his youth in England and Canada, later joining the Merchant Navy. In the late 1940s he tried his hand at acting, obtaining only small theatrical parts. It took half a dozen years before a major part came his way, when Peter Hall of the Oxford Playhouse cast him in Man About the House. In 1954, he signed a 7-year contract with the Rank Organization, which made him choose a new name as they already had a Gregson on contract. With Rank he made twenty films, but he was not happy with the work he was given towards the end, and in 1961 he signed a nonexclusive two-year contract with Columbia Pictures. But in the years he was with Columbia -- two extended to four -- they only put him in two films. Craig has appeared on stage many times, most often in Shakespeare. Notable film roles are the 1960 The Angry Silence, which he co-wrote, a 1961 adaptation of Jules Verne's Mysterious Island where he played the lead role of Capt. Cyrus Harding, and 1966's Modesty Blaise, from the comic strip of the same name.

Father: Donald Gregson (cavalry soldier)
Brother: Richard Gregson (b. 1930)
Wife: Babette Collier ("Babs", m. 9-Apr-1955)
Son: Stephen
Wife: Susan (wife #2)
Daughter: Jessica Gregson (b. 24-Jun-1978)

    Scottish Ancestry

    TELEVISION
    Triangle Capt. John Anderson (1981-83)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Brides of Christ (4-Sep-1991)
    Appointment with Death (15-Apr-1988)
    Hot Resort (Jan-1985)
    Turkey Shoot (23-Sep-1982)
    The Irishman (28-Feb-1978)
    Inn of the Damned (13-Nov-1975)
    Ride a Wild Pony (2-Nov-1975)
    The Vault of Horror (1973)
    A Town Called Hell (1971) · Paco
    Country Dance (22-Apr-1970)
    Lola (6-Jan-1970)
    The Royal Hunt of the Sun (6-Oct-1969)
    Star! (18-Jul-1968) · Sir Anthony Spencer
    Modesty Blaise (May-1966)
    Life at the Top (14-Dec-1965)
    Sandra of a Thousand Delights (16-Sep-1965)
    Stolen Hours (16-Oct-1963)
    The Iron Maiden (7-Jun-1963)
    Conquered City (5-Dec-1962)
    Walk in the Shadow (7-Sep-1962)
    A Pair of Briefs (Mar-1962)
    No, My Darling Daughter (22-Aug-1961)
    Mysterious Island (Aug-1961) · Capt. Cyrus Harding
    Payroll (19-Jan-1961)
    Doctor in Love (12-Jul-1960)
    Cone of Silence (10-May-1960)
    The Angry Silence (25-Mar-1960)
    Upstairs and Downstairs (2-Nov-1959)
    Sapphire (21-Apr-1959)
    Desert Patrol (4-Nov-1958)
    Silent Enemy (4-Mar-1958)
    Campbell's Kingdom (3-Sep-1957) · Boy Bladen
    High Tide at Noon (30-Apr-1957) · Nils
    Yield to the Night (18-Nov-1956)
    Triple Deception (23-Oct-1956)
    Eyewitness (14-Aug-1956)
    The Black Tent (Mar-1956) · Faris
    Passage Home (Apr-1955)
    Svengali (Dec-1954)
    The Lady with a Lamp (22-Sep-1951)

Author of books:

The Smallest Giant: An Actor's Life (2005)


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