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Michael Darbyshire

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Name  Michael Darbyshire
Role  Television actor
Died  November 20, 1979, Windsor, United Kingdom
People also search for  Johnny Haddon Downes, Ken Hughes, Bryan Forbes, Peter Coe, David C. Rea
Movies and TV shows  Rentaghost, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Slipper and the Rose, Lock Up Your Daughters, She'll Follow You Anywhere

Michael Darbyshire (15 October 1917 — 20 November 1979) was an English television actor most famous for his portrayal of Hubert Davenport, the Victorian ghost in the long-running BBC TV children's comedy series Rentaghost. The series continued after Darbyshire's death.

He also played one of the eccentric inventors in the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and appeared in the musical Pickwick (1965) and in the TV adaptation Pickwick for the BBC in 1969.

He was also a prominent member of The Players Theatre Company based in London in Villiers Street, appearing regularly and also on many occasions on the BBC TV series The Good Old Days.

Michael Darbyshire died in 1979, aged 62.

Selected filmography

  • The Gentle Terror (1961)
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
  • Lock Up Your Daughters (1969)
  • She'll Follow You Anywhere (1971)
  • The Slipper and the Rose (1976)
  • References

    Michael Darbyshire Wikipedia

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