| Michael Dundonald Cochrane|
19 May 1947 (age 68) (1947-05-19) Brighton, England
A Different Loyalty, Sharpe's Regiment, The Iron Lady, Wings, Black Orchid
Belinda Carroll, Tom Clegg, Marek Kanievska, Tam Williams, Simon Williams
Michael Cochrane Wikipedia
Michael Dundonald Cochrane (born 19 May 1947) is an English actor who specialises in playing suave upper class characters.
Cochrane was born in Brighton, East Sussex. He was educated at Cranleigh School. He has had many television and radio roles including Oliver Sterling in the Radio 4 soap opera The Archers, The Pallisers (1974), Wings (1977–78), Love in a Cold Climate (1980), The Citadel (1983), a BBC serial adaptation of Goodbye Mr. Chips (1984), No Job for a Lady, The Chief (1990–1995), and as Sir Henry Simmerson in the Sharpe series. His film career has included roles in Escape to Victory (1981), The Return of the Soldier (1982), Real Life (1984), Number One Gun (1990), The Saint (1997), Incognito (1998), A Different Loyalty (2004) and The Iron Lady (2011).
He has twice appeared in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who, first as Charles Cranleigh in the serial Black Orchid (1982) and later as Redvers Fenn-Cooper in Ghost Light (1989). Cochrane was later associated with Doctor Who when he appeared in the 2006 Big Finish Productions audio drama, No Man's Land. He appeared in 2008 Big Finish Productions audio drama Brotherhood of the Daleks, Trail of the White Worm/The Oseidon Adventure in 2012, and The Fate Of Krelos/Return To Telos in 2015. He was featured in the ITV science fiction series The Uninvited. In 2008, he appeared in the soap opera Doctors as Daniel's solicitor and in 2009 in Margaret as MP Alan Clark. He appeared in the sitcom Perfect World as the sex-obsessed marketing director. He appeared in Offending Angels (2002). He was seen as the vicar in Downton Abbey with Hugh Bonneville and Maggie Smith as well as Johnny Darby in the one-off special Panto! written by John Bishop and Jonathan Harvey. He had a small role in episode 5 of the BBC serial drama The Musketeers (2014). He appeared as the ship's officer in the BBC's Keeping Up Appearances episode titled "Sea Fever" (1993) and he also appeared as Mr Price in the ITV's detective drama Wycliffe episode titled "Strangers" (1997). In 2016, he played the role of the Henry Marten in the Netflix series The Crown.
Cochrane is married to the actress Belinda Carroll. Escape to Victory (1981) - Farrell - The English
The Return of the Soldier (1982) - Stephen
Ascendancy (1983) - Officer
Real Life (1984) - Lipton
Number One Gun (1990) - Flash Fairmaid
The Saint (1997) - Cold Fusion Broker
Incognito (1998) - Deeks
Offending Angels (2000) - Mentor
A Different Loyalty (2004) - Dick Madsen
The Iron Lady (2011) - William
Run for Your Wife (2012) - Man on Bus