Michael Cochrane

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Michael Cochrane (born 19 May 1947) is an English actor who specialises in playing upper class characters, sometimes with a suaveness that hides their villainy. 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), The Citadel (1983), Goodbye Mr. Chips (1984), No Job for a Lady, The Chief (1990-1995), and as Sir Henry Simmerson in the Sharpe series. 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). He was later associated with Doctor Who when he appeared in the 2006 Big Finish Productions audio drama "No Man's Land". He 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 situation comedy Perfect World as the sex-obsessed marketing director. Cochrane also starred in the 2002 film Offending Angels with Susannah Harker and Shaun Parkes. He is married to the actress Belinda Carroll. Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Cochrane, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992)

In 1919, the great English military man T. E. Lawrence tries to help the king of the Syrian in the Conference of Peace in Paris.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Menaul
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Denis Quilley  •  Alexander Siddig  •  Nicholas Jones

In 1919, the great English military man T. E. Lawrence tries to help the king of the Syrian in the Conference of Peace in Paris.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Menaul
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Denis Quilley  •  Alexander Siddig  •  Nicholas Jones

Escape to Victory (1981)

A group of POWs in a German prison camp during World War II play the German National Soccer Team in this powerful film depicting the role of prisoners during wartime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Max von Sydow  •  Pelé

A group of POWs in a German prison camp during World War II play the German National Soccer Team in this powerful film depicting the role of prisoners during wartime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Max von Sydow  •  Pelé

The Iron Lady (2011)

A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phyllida Lloyd
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Anthony Stewart Head  •  Harry Lloyd  •  Jim Broadbent

A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phyllida Lloyd
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Anthony Stewart Head  •  Harry Lloyd  •  Jim Broadbent

Sharpe's Peril (2008)

Our story begins at the end of Sharpe's Challenge. Sharpe and Harper are en route to Madras when they encounter a baggage train from the East India Company traveling through hostile territory. Chitu, a legendary bandit leader in control of the area, strikes fear in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Clegg
CAST:  Sean Bean  •  Daragh O'Malley  •  Michael Cochrane  •  Velibor Topic

Our story begins at the end of Sharpe's Challenge. Sharpe and Harper are en route to Madras when they encounter a baggage train from the East India Company traveling through hostile territory. Chitu, a legendary bandit leader in control of the area, strikes fear in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Clegg
CAST:  Sean Bean  •  Daragh O'Malley  •  Michael Cochrane  •  Velibor Topic

Number One Gun (1990)

Number One Gun  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lindsay Shonteff
CAST:  Michael Howe  •  Michael Cochrane  •  Gary Hope  •  Gerald Sim

Number One Gun  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lindsay Shonteff
CAST:  Michael Howe  •  Michael Cochrane  •  Gary Hope  •  Gerald Sim

Frankenstein (1984)

A scientist who is obsessed with creating life finally does it, with tragic results.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ormerod
CAST:  Carrie Fisher  •  Robert Powell  •  John Gielgud  •  Terence Alexander

A scientist who is obsessed with creating life finally does it, with tragic results.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ormerod
CAST:  Carrie Fisher  •  Robert Powell  •  John Gielgud  •  Terence Alexander

A Murder of Quality (1991)

At the request of his old war time colleague Ailsa Brimley, George Smiley agrees to look into the murder of Stella Rode. Brimley had only just received a letter from her saying she feared for her life at her husband's hand. The husband, Stanley Rode teaches at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Millar
CAST:  Denholm Elliott  •  Joss Ackland  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Billie Whitelaw

At the request of his old war time colleague Ailsa Brimley, George Smiley agrees to look into the murder of Stella Rode. Brimley had only just received a letter from her saying she feared for her life at her husband's hand. The husband, Stanley Rode teaches at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Millar
CAST:  Denholm Elliott  •  Joss Ackland  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Billie Whitelaw

Margaret (2009)

A detailed and compelling portrait of one of the most formidable characters in British politics as she faces her final days in power. The year is 1990 and Margaret Thatcher's support within the government is wavering - her hold on the premiership hangs in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Kent
CAST:  Lindsay Duncan  •  Ian McDiarmid  •  Roger Allam  •  Kevin McNally

A detailed and compelling portrait of one of the most formidable characters in British politics as she faces her final days in power. The year is 1990 and Margaret Thatcher's support within the government is wavering - her hold on the premiership hangs in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Kent
CAST:  Lindsay Duncan  •  Ian McDiarmid  •  Roger Allam  •  Kevin McNally

Longitude (2000)

Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Sturridge
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Peter Cartwright  •  Michael Gambon  •  Jonathan Coy

Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Sturridge
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Peter Cartwright  •  Michael Gambon  •  Jonathan Coy

Daphne Laureola (1978)

A young man becomes infatuated with the exotic Lady Pitts - whose much older husband is not pleased.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Waris Hussein
CAST:  Joan Plowright  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Grégoire Aslan  •  Arthur Lowe

A young man becomes infatuated with the exotic Lady Pitts - whose much older husband is not pleased.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Waris Hussein
CAST:  Joan Plowright  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Grégoire Aslan  •  Arthur Lowe

The Government Inspector (2005)

The Government Inspector is a 2005 television drama based on the life of Dr. David Kelly and the lead-up to the Iraq War in the United Kingdom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Kosminsky
CAST:  Mark Rylance  •  Daniel Ryan  •  Jonathan Cake  •  Emma Fielding

The Government Inspector is a 2005 television drama based on the life of Dr. David Kelly and the lead-up to the Iraq War in the United Kingdom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Kosminsky
CAST:  Mark Rylance  •  Daniel Ryan  •  Jonathan Cake  •  Emma Fielding

HG Wells: War with the World (2006)

Much like the battle that takes place in arguably Wells' most famous novel, this made for TV film seems to have a battle of it's own in the attempt to fully round the character of one of the most contentious authors of the twentieth century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Kent
CAST:  Michael Sheen  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Branka Katić  •  Dermot Crowley

Much like the battle that takes place in arguably Wells' most famous novel, this made for TV film seems to have a battle of it's own in the attempt to fully round the character of one of the most contentious authors of the twentieth century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Kent
CAST:  Michael Sheen  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Branka Katić  •  Dermot Crowley

Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)

A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959, encompassing her early relationship and marriage to oil millionaire Denis Thatcher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niall MacCormick
CAST:  Andrea Riseborough  •  Samuel West  •  Rory Kinnear  •  Geoffrey Palmer

A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959, encompassing her early relationship and marriage to oil millionaire Denis Thatcher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niall MacCormick
CAST:  Andrea Riseborough  •  Samuel West  •  Rory Kinnear  •  Geoffrey Palmer

The Return of the Soldier (1983)

The horrors of World War I have robbed returning veteran Chris Baldry of his memory. The traumatized soldier doesn't even recognize his own wife, Kitty, or remember their years together. While Baldry attempts to cope with the unfamiliar surroundings of his own home ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Bridges
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Ann-Margret  •  Julie Christie

The horrors of World War I have robbed returning veteran Chris Baldry of his memory. The traumatized soldier doesn't even recognize his own wife, Kitty, or remember their years together. While Baldry attempts to cope with the unfamiliar surroundings of his own home ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Bridges
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Ann-Margret  •  Julie Christie

Nancherrow (1999)

The basic story involves Loveday's struggle to keep the estate Nancherrow in the family after the death of her father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Langton
CAST:  Joanna Lumley  •  Katie Ryder Richardson  •  Christian Kohlund  •  Senta Berger

The basic story involves Loveday's struggle to keep the estate Nancherrow in the family after the death of her father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Langton
CAST:  Joanna Lumley  •  Katie Ryder Richardson  •  Christian Kohlund  •  Senta Berger

Ascendancy (1983)

Ascendancy is a 1983 British film. It tells the story of a woman who is a member of the British landowning 'Ascendancy' in Ireland during World War I. Gradually, she learns about the Irish independence movement, and becomes involved with it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Bennett
CAST:  Ian Charleson  •  Julie Covington  •  John Phillips  •  Susan Engel

Ascendancy is a 1983 British film. It tells the story of a woman who is a member of the British landowning 'Ascendancy' in Ireland during World War I. Gradually, she learns about the Irish independence movement, and becomes involved with it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Bennett
CAST:  Ian Charleson  •  Julie Covington  •  John Phillips  •  Susan Engel

A Different Loyalty (2004)

In January 1963, British journalist Leo Cauffield suddenly disappears from his home in Beirut. His wife Sally knew that he was working part-time for British intelligence, but was not prepared to be told by the British embassy that they suspect he has defected to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marek Kanievska
CAST:  Sharon Stone  •  Rupert Everett  •  Julian Wadham  •  Michael Cochrane

In January 1963, British journalist Leo Cauffield suddenly disappears from his home in Beirut. His wife Sally knew that he was working part-time for British intelligence, but was not prepared to be told by the British embassy that they suspect he has defected to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marek Kanievska
CAST:  Sharon Stone  •  Rupert Everett  •  Julian Wadham  •  Michael Cochrane

Sharpe's Eagle (1993)

Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by capturing a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Clegg
CAST:  Sean Bean  •  Brian Cox  •  Daragh O'Malley  •  Assumpta Serna

Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by capturing a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Clegg
CAST:  Sean Bean  •  Brian Cox  •  Daragh O'Malley  •  Assumpta Serna

We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story (2015)

Comedy drama about the beginnings of Jimmy Perry and David Croft's writing partnership and their struggles to get Dad's Army on the screen in 1968.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Bendelack
CAST:  Paul Ritter  •  Richard Dormer  •  John Sessions  •  Julian Sands

Comedy drama about the beginnings of Jimmy Perry and David Croft's writing partnership and their struggles to get Dad's Army on the screen in 1968.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Bendelack
CAST:  Paul Ritter  •  Richard Dormer  •  John Sessions  •  Julian Sands

Coalition (2015)

Political drama about the rise of Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats during the 2010 election. After the election failed to produce an outright winner, Clegg was catapulted into an unaccustomed position of influence and was the recipient of political courtship ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Holmes
CAST:  Bertie Carvel  •  Ian Grieve  •  Mark Gatiss  •  Donald Sumpter

Political drama about the rise of Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats during the 2010 election. After the election failed to produce an outright winner, Clegg was catapulted into an unaccustomed position of influence and was the recipient of political courtship ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Holmes
CAST:  Bertie Carvel  •  Ian Grieve  •  Mark Gatiss  •  Donald Sumpter
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