Michael Barrington

Last updated 09 January 2020

Michael Barrington (1924-1988)
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Michael John Barrington

Born: Thursday 3rd July 1924
Died: Sunday 5th June 1988 (age: 63)


Michael Barrington was a British actor best known for his television work.

He appeared in the Doctor Who story The Seeds of Doom, as Sir Colin Thackeray.

His most famous role was as the ineffectual Governor Venables in the popular sitcom Porridge alongside Ronnie Barker and Fulton Mackay.

He also appeared on the TV programmes Z-Cars, The Avengers, Private Schulz, Adam Adamant Lives!, and in 

He died of a heart attack aged 63