Michael Ripper

Actor
1913 - 2000

Surprisingly, the most prolific of all Hammer's actors, having taken a role in more than two dozen Hammers between the 1950s and '70s. A favourite with fans, Ripper's best-loved appearances were cameos as innkeepers, policemen and coachmen, ranging from dryly droll (Sergeant Swift in 'The Plague of the Zombies', 1966) to cheekily chirpy (Max in 'Dracula Has Risen from the Grave', 1968). His most celebrated role are those of Mipps, the undertaker, in Captain Clegg (1962, pictured), and that of Longbarrow in 'The Mummy's Shroud' (1967), an otherwise critically unsuccessful film.

HAMMER FILMOGRAPHY: X the Unknown (1956); Quatermass 2 (1956); The Steel Bayonet (1957); I Only Arsked! (1958); The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958); The Camp on Blood Island (1958);Up the Creek (1958); Further up the Creek (1958); The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959); The Ugly Duckling (1959); The Mummy (1959); The Brides of Dracula (1960); The Curse of the Werewolf (1960); Captain Clegg (1962); The Pirates of Blood River (1962); The Phantom of the Opera (1962); The Scarlet Blade (1963); The Devil Ship Pirates (1964); Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964); Rasputin, the Mad Monk (voice only, uncredited, 1965); The Plague of the Zombies (1966); The Reptile (1966); The Mummy's Shroud (1967); The Lost Continent (1968); Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968); Taste the Blood of Dracula (1969); Scars of Dracula (1970).

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