Michael Aldridge


Excellent British character actor who played in the theater from 1939 to 1986 ("French Without Tears", "Othello" [as "the Moor", a role he had already played at the age of seventeen in a school production], "She Stoops to Conquer", "Jeeves"...) and also appeared in scores of movies, TV movies and TV series. Often cast as aristocratic types, he is best remembered for his role as "Pistol" in Orson Welles's Chimes at Midnight (1965). On TV, among many others, he starred as P.G. Wodehouse's famous valet "Jeeves" in Thank You, P.G. Wodehouse (1981), co-starred with Robin Bailey in the mini-series Charters & Caldicott (1985) and was a picturesque "Professor Digory Kirke" in the television version of The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (1988).