Michael Cochrane

Last updated 09 January 2020

Michael Cochrane
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Michael Dundonald Cochrane

Born: Monday 19th May 1947 (age: 77)


Michael Cochrane is an English actor who specialises in playing suave upper class characters.

He has had many television and radio roles including Oliver Sterling in the Radio 4 soap opera The ArchersThe Pallisers (1974), Wings (1977�78), The Citadel (1983), Goodbye Mr. Chips(1984), No Job for a LadyThe Chief (1990�1995), and as Sir Henry Simmerson in the Sharpe series.

He has twice appeared in 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 also appeared in 2008 Big Finish Productions audio drama "Brotherhood of the Daleks" and "Trail of the White Worm / The Oseidon Adventure" in 2012.

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. He was also seen as the vicar in Downton Abbey with Hugh Bonneville and Maggie Smithas-well as Johnny Darby in the one-off special Panto! written by John Bishop and Jonathan Harvey

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