Michael Craig

27 Jan 1928


Michael Craig (born Michael Francis Gregson; 27 January 1928) is a British actor, known for his work in film and television in both the United Kingdom and Australia. Craig was born in Poona, Maharashtra, British India, the son of Donald Gregson, a captain in the 3rd Indian Cavalry. He came to England with his family when aged three, and went to Canada when he was ten. At sixteen he joined the Merchant Navy. In 1949 he made his stage debut in Repertory at Farnham, Surrey. His stage appearances include the lead role in Trying at the Finborough Theatre in 2008.

He started his film career in 1950 as an extra, gaining his first speaking part in 1953 in Malta Story. Craig's film appearances include: Campbell's Kingdom (1957), The Silent Enemy (1958), Sapphire (1959), Doctor in Love (1960), The Iron Maiden (1962), Modesty Blaise (1966), Turkey Shoot (1982) and Appointment with Death (1988).

His television credits include Arthur of the Britons (1973), The Emigrants (1976), Rush (1976), The Professionals (1980), Shoestring (1980), Triangle (1981–83), Tales of the Unexpected (1982), Robin of Sherwood (1986), Doctor Who (in the serial Terror of the Vervoids 1986), the Australian series G. P. (1989–95), Brides of Christ (1991), Grass Roots (2000) and Always Greener (2003).

He is the father of Jessica Gregson, Michael and Stephen Gregson, brother of Richard Gregson and thus uncle of Natasha Gregson Wagner. In 2005 he released his autobiography "The Smallest Giant: An Actors Tale".


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Filmography (17 titles)

Role: Actor (as Sir Stanley Dunstan)
(movie, 1982)
···Turkey Shoot
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Charles Thatcher)
(movie, 1978)
···The Irishman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Paddy Doolan)
(movie, 1975)
···Ride a Wild Pony
Genre: Adventure, Family
Role: Actor (as James Ellison)
(movie, 1965)
···Life at the Top
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mark)
(movie, 1965)
···Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa...
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Role: Actor (as Andrew Dawson)
(movie, 1963)
···Stolen Hours
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. John Carmody)
(movie, 1963)
···The Iron Maiden
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Jack Hopkins)
(movie, 1962)
···A Pair of Briefs
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Tony Stevens)
(movie, 1961)
···Mysterious Island
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Capt. Cyrus Harding)
(movie, 1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Johnny Mellors)
(movie, 1960)
···Doctor in Love
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Dr. Richard Hare)
(movie, 1959)
···Upstairs and Downstairs
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Richard Barry)
(movie, 1958)
···Nor the Moon by Night
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Rusty)
(movie, 1958)
···The Silent Enemy
Genre: Action, Biography, History, War
Role: Actor (as Leading Seaman Sid Knowles)
(movie, 1957)
···Campbell's Kingdom
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Boy Bladen)
(movie, 1956)
···House of Secrets
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Larry Ellis · Steve Chancellor (dec.))