Michael Balfour

Michael Balfour

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1918-02-11
Deathday: 1997-10-24 (79 years old)

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Biography

Michael Creighton Balfour (11 February 1918 – 24 October 1997) was an English actor, working mainly in British films and TV, following his TV debut in the BBC's The Marvellous History of St Bernard, in 1938. He was a recognisable face, often in small character parts and supporting roles, in nearly two hundred films and TV shows, from the 1940s to the 1990s, often playing comical heavies or otherwise shady characters notable for their "loud" clothes, sometimes convincingly cast as an American.

He worked for a roll call of film directors, including Tony Richardson, Pete Walker, Billy Wilder, Lewis Gilbert, Roman Polanski, Leslie Norman, Tim Burton, John Frankenheimer, François Truffaut, John Gilling, Stanley Donen, Ken Annakin, Cavalcanti, Lance Comfort, Terence Young, Gerald Thomas, Pasolini, John Paddy Carstairs, Terence Fisher, Val Guest, Frank Launder, John Huston, Basil Dearden and Howard Hawks.Balfour had parts in many popular TV shows of the era including Educated Evans, Mess Mates, Danger Man, The Avengers, Hancock's Half Hour, Dixon of Dock Green, Rogue's Gallery, Z-Cars, The Onedin Line, and the detective drama The Vise, playing Saber's assistant Barney O'Keefe.Balfour was also known as the passenger in a Jaguar XK120 car driven by actor Bonar Colleano when it crashed, killing Colleano. Balfour's injuries required him to have 98 stitches, but he was released from hospital in time to attend Colleano's funeral.As his screen career began to slow down in the late 1970s, Michael Balfour went on tour with European circuses, as a clown. He founded Circus Hazzard, and created his own clown character. His son later became a circus manager.As well as performing, Balfour was a dedicated painter and sculptor, and in later years turned increasingly to sculpture and the arts, even running his own gallery for a while. For his subjects, he frequently drew on his own family career as a circus clown.

Filmography

All 93

Movies 79

TV Shows 14

Gyles MacDonald
Revenge of Billy the Kid

Revenge of Billy the Kid (1992)

Movie
Referee
The Krays

The Krays (1990)

Movie
1
Scientist
Batman

Batman (1989)

Movie
6.07
Hard Hat
The Holcroft Covenant

The Holcroft Covenant (1985)

Movie
Jim Kelly
Dempsey and Makepeace

Dempsey and Makepeace (1985)

TV Show
7
Bert
Tom, Dick and Harriet

Tom, Dick and Harriet (1982)

TV Show
The Prisoner of Zenda

The Prisoner of Zenda (1979)

Movie
Mr. McCress
Candleshoe

Candleshoe (1977)

Movie
Sam
The Stick Up

The Stick Up (1977)

Movie
Benny Baker
The Copter Kids

The Copter Kids (1976)

Movie
The Carpenter
The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales (1972)

Movie
2
Heart Attack Victim (uncredited)
All Coppers Are...

All Coppers Are... (1972)

Movie
First Murderer
Macbeth

Macbeth (1971)

Movie
6
Donkey Cart Driver
The Persuaders!

The Persuaders! (1971)

TV Show
1
Cabby
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

Movie
1
Cafe Owner
Man of Violence

Man of Violence (1970)

Movie
Detective
The Adventurers

The Adventurers (1970)

Movie
Ruddock
The Oblong Box

The Oblong Box (1969)

Movie
Mr. Gutteridge
Hoverbug

Hoverbug (1969)

Movie
Tom Meatyard / Meatyard / Mr. H. Simon
ITV Saturday Night Theatre

ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969)

TV Show
Tom Meatyard
Rogues' Gallery

Rogues' Gallery (1968)

TV Show
Will
The Prisoner

The Prisoner (1967)

TV Show
6
Book Person: Machiavelli's 'The Prince' (uncredited)
Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

Movie
Poker Player
Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope (1966)

Movie
Sewerman
Press for Time

Press for Time (1966)

Movie
John Vichelski
Strangler's Web

Strangler's Web (1965)

Movie
Luigi
Reluctant Bandit

Reluctant Bandit (1965)

TV Show
Emilio
Five Have a Mystery to Solve

Five Have a Mystery to Solve (1964)

Movie
Newsagent
Echo of Diana

Echo of Diana (1963)

Movie
Buller
Beware of the Dog

Beware of the Dog (1963)

Movie
Bandit
The Fast Lady

The Fast Lady (1962)

Movie
Bernie
Design for Loving

Design for Loving (1962)

Movie
Fisher
Pit of Darkness

Pit of Darkness (1961)

Movie
Bert
The Monster of Highgate Ponds

The Monster of Highgate Ponds (1961)

Movie
Tom
The Avengers

The Avengers (1961)

TV Show
6
Tourist Guide
Too Hot to Handle

Too Hot to Handle (1960)

Movie
6.5
Able Seaman - Lookout on 'Suffolk' (uncredited)
Sink the Bismarck!

Sink the Bismarck! (1960)

Movie
Drunken Sailor
The Flesh and the Fiends

The Flesh and the Fiends (1960)

Movie
2nd Warden / Juan Martinez / Nick Bonito
International Detective

International Detective (1959)

TV Show
Russ / Inspector Hill
Interpol Calling

Interpol Calling (1959)

TV Show
Sharkey
The Larkins

The Larkins (1958)

TV Show
Serg. Kasper
Fiend Without a Face

Fiend Without a Face (1958)

Movie
4
'Wilberforce'
The Big Money

The Big Money (1958)

Movie
Pte. Thomas
The Steel Bayonet

The Steel Bayonet (1958)

Movie
Spade
Man from Tangier

Man from Tangier (1957)

Movie
The Major
Light Fingers

Light Fingers (1957)

Movie
Harry
Quatermass II

Quatermass II (1957)

Movie
4.74
Barney
Breakaway

Breakaway (1956)

Movie
Hancock's Half Hour

Hancock's Half Hour (1956)

TV Show
Len
The Secret of the Forest

The Secret of the Forest (1956)

Movie
Stevens
Secret Venture

Secret Venture (1955)

Movie
Boxer
The Reluctant Bride

The Reluctant Bride (1955)

Movie
Hobbs / Pip Rutley / Joe Ward
Dixon of Dock Green

Dixon of Dock Green (1955)

TV Show
Barney Wilson
Barbados Quest

Barbados Quest (1955)

Movie
(uncredited)
Track the Man Down

Track the Man Down (1955)

Movie
Sammy
The Delavine Affair

The Delavine Affair (1955)

Movie
Charlie Mead's Mate
It's a Great Day

It's a Great Day (1955)

Movie
Bennett, short henchman
Devil's Point

Devil's Point (1954)

Movie
Barney O'Keefe
Mark Saber

Mark Saber (1954)

TV Show
Honey
Delayed Action

Delayed Action (1954)

Movie
Dray
The Sea Shall Not Have Them

The Sea Shall Not Have Them (1954)

Movie
6
Coffee Stallkeeper
Meet Mr. Callaghan

Meet Mr. Callaghan (1954)

Movie
Hoxie
The Diamond Wizard

The Diamond Wizard (1954)

Movie
uncredited
Impulse

Impulse (1954)

Movie
Carter, boxing fan
Three Steps to the Gallows

Three Steps to the Gallows (1953)

Movie
Joe
Black 13

Black 13 (1953)

Movie
Alaric
Love in Pawn

Love in Pawn (1953)

Movie
Hank
Albert R.N.

Albert R.N. (1953)

Movie
Ted Birston
Park Plaza 605

Park Plaza 605 (1953)

Movie
American Sergeant
The Red Beret

The Red Beret (1953)

Movie
Parkes
Recoil

Recoil (1953)

Movie
Fingers
Johnny on the Run

Johnny on the Run (1953)

Movie
Trumpeter (Uncredited)
Genevieve

Genevieve (1953)

Movie
'The Mae McCleod' Captain
The Steel Key

The Steel Key (1953)

Movie
Jersey Sailor
Top Secret

Top Secret (1952)

Movie
Moretto
Venetian Bird

Venetian Bird (1952)

Movie
Joey Long
13 East Street

13 East Street (1952)

Movie
Chubby Price
A Case For P.C. 49

A Case For P.C. 49 (1951)

Movie
Lefty
The Quiet Woman

The Quiet Woman (1951)

Movie
Pete
Her Favourite Husband

Her Favourite Husband (1950)

Movie
Charlie
Help Yourself

Help Yourself (1950)

Movie
Actor
Scrapbook for 1933

Scrapbook for 1933 (1950)

Movie
Male Billet Sergeant (uncredited)
I Was a Male War Bride

I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

Movie
6
American Sailor Promoting Book
Obsession

Obsession (1949)

Movie
Jim Kennedy
Don't Ever Leave Me

Don't Ever Leave Me (1949)

Movie
Max
Melody Club

Melody Club (1949)

Movie
Crook (uncredited)
Stop Press Girl

Stop Press Girl (1949)

Movie
Barman
Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter (1949)

Movie
Frankie
The Small Voice

The Small Voice (1948)

Movie
Reporter (uncredited)
Woman Hater

Woman Hater (1948)

Movie
Spiegel
Sleeping Car to Trieste

Sleeping Car to Trieste (1948)

Movie
Barney
No Orchids for Miss Blandish

No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948)

Movie
Tonks
Just William's Luck

Just William's Luck (1947)

Movie

Ratings

Average 5.69
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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1918-02-11

Deathday
1997-10-24 (79 years old)

Place of birth
Kent, United Kingdom

Children
Perry Balfour

Citizenships
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, United Kingdom

Also known as
Michael S. Creighton-Balfour, Michael Creighton Balfour


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