Michael Aldridge
Actor
Michael Aldridge
Michael William ffolliott Aldridge was an English actor. While it was his role as Seymour in the television series Last of the Summer Wine (1986 to 1990) which made him widely recognised, his long career as a successful character actor on stage and screen dated back to the 1930s.
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Direct Line quits life insurance - Money Marketing
Google News - over 5 years
London & Country sales director Michael Aldridge says Direct Line's strategy of not working with comparison sites serves it well for products like car and home insurance but not life cover. He adds: “With life insurance, I cannot imagine many people
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Ex-Moneysupermarket.com chief launches protection advice firm - Money Marketing
Google News - over 5 years
London & Country sales director Michael Aldridge says: “It seems to be trying to fit in that space between a comparison site and an advice service. If it means more consumers take up protection, that is always welcome but with only three providers,
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Remaking but not replacing Alec Guinness as George Smiley - Huddersfield Examiner (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Guinness, one of the most formidable acting talents this country has ever produced, was flanked by Michael Jayston, Ian Bannen, Ian Richardson, Bernard Hepton, Hywel Bennett, Terence Rigby, Michael Aldridge, the wonderful Beryl Reid and many more
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Visitor Attractions: Technology overload - AV Interactive
Google News - over 5 years
Michael Aldridge, general manager of Merlin Events London, says that 5D is taking both the experience and technology of visitor attractions to “the next level”. He observes that while such installations do not come cheap, they cost considerably less
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EXCLUSIVE: Worries over AMI focus on protection - Mortgage Introducer
Google News - over 5 years
Also on Lakey's list of key protection specialists are IFA and protection specialist Peter Chadborn of Plan Money, protection adviser Peter Lurie, London & Country's sales director Michael Aldridge, Penny O'Nions principal of specialist intermediary
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World Champion Jessia Ennis wins a place at Madame Tussauds London - ITCM
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Michael Aldridge, General Manager, Merlin Events London said: “The buzz around London 2012 is fantastic and as the Games draw closer the anticipation is mounting. We are delighted to be welcome one of track and fields most exciting talents to the
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Cascadr For iPad Gets Major Update - Sonic State
Google News - over 5 years
Developer Michael Aldridge has released an update to Cascadr, a unique sequencing synth for the iPad, which adds MIDI out and more. Cascadr experiments with the idea of playing a sequence of notes and a number of speeds - simultaneously
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Analysis: individual income protection - the ADL debate - Health Insurance and Protection Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
“Ultimately, the definition for ADLs could leave many potential claimants struggling to meet the required standards to make a successful claim,” says Michael Aldridge, sales director at London & County Mortgages. “Given the historical criticism of the
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People on the move: pharma jobs - In-PharmaTechnologist.com
Google News - over 5 years
CNS disease focused Allon Therapeutics has appointed Michael Aldridge as a director. Aldridge replaces Michael O'Brian who is retiring after serving as a board member since 2004. Tom Stratford has been appointed as CEO of Scotland-based drug developer
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Moves | Personnel changes - Vancouver Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Allon Therapeutics has appointed Michael Aldridge as a director. BC Cancer Foundation's new directors include Randy Bartsch and Greg D'Avignon. Brent Rentiers (6) has joined Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP's Kelowna office as an associate in the
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Richard "Rooster" Aldridge - Keyser Mineral Daily News Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
... one son, Christopher R. Aldridge and fiancee Cassie Miller of Keyser; three brothers, Michael Aldridge and wife Sonya of Fort Ashby, WV, Mark Aldridge and wife April of Keyser and Brian Aldridge and wife Lori of Cresaptown, MD; two sisters,
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Dothan couple charged in death of 4-year-old son - Tuscaloosa News
Google News - over 5 years
Police said Christopher Aldridge, 35, and Stephanie Coogle, 23, are each charged with felony manslaughter in the death of Shawn Michael Aldridge. He was pronounced dead Tuesday night after his father called 911 to say he wasn't breathing
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Advocates Say Hazard Allegations Reminder of Need for Fairness Law - WFPL
Google News - over 5 years
But regardless of which story is true, ACLU of Kentucky director Michael Aldridge says this is a case to watch. He doesn't have an opinion on the matter, but he says even if the two were discriminated against, prosecution would likely be impossible
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Two die in single-vehicle crash Sunday - Tbo.com
Google News - over 5 years
Injured in the crash was 42-year-old Jeffrey Michael Aldridge, of Okeechobee, who was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce. The truck was traveling west through a curve bearing left when its right side tires left the road,
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Family of soldier who died in Vietnam cultivates his legacy - Journal and Courier
Google News - almost 6 years
"To be honest with you, it's something that makes you proud to be an American," said Aldridge, whose husband, Michael Aldridge -- whom she married Sept. 9, 1972 -- also served in Vietnam. "I know that Dave gave his life for his country, and he gave it
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Siemens and KPMG to join Merlin Events cruise launch - CIT Magazine
Google News - almost 6 years
Merlin Events London general manager Michael Aldridge said: "We want to connect and engage with event organisers through various media to gain a better understanding of how client demands are changing. The launch provides the perfect opportunity for
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Plainville doc certified in electronic records - Hays Daily News
Google News - almost 6 years
Brull was the first of those individuals to attest, said Michael Aldridge, vice president of information technology. There are 7910 health care providers in Kansas, he said. "Dr. Brull, she was pretty progressive," Aldridge said, noting he expects
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Kansas Regional Extension Center (REC) Selects e-MDs as a Tier 1 EHR Vendor ... - PR Newswire (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
"We are extremely pleased to be working with e-MDs and are confident that this partnership will further enhance our services and value being delivered to over 600 providers in Kansas," said Michael Aldridge, MBA, Vice President of Information
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1994
    Age 73
    When Aldridge died in 1994, his obituary in The Times said of him: If Aldridge joined the cast of a show, it invariably meant the injection of an extra dimension of dramatic interest, however modest his role in it.
    More Details Hide Details In everything he did, if never a big name, he was a professional to his fingertips. Aldridge married Kirsteen Rowntree, and they had three daughters: Julia A. Aldridge (born 1935), Charlotte L. Aldridge (born 1948) and Emma R. Aldridge (born 1954). He stated his main interests as sailing, market gardening, watching cricket and playing tennis, and also liked to make his own bread and jam. At the time of his death, he was living in Greenwich, London. Notes Bibliography
  • 1986
    Age 65
    Between 1986 and 1990, he starred as Seymour Utterthwaite in Last of the Summer Wine.
    More Details Hide Details The character was an ex-headmaster and inventor, designed to replace the Foggy Dewhurst character played by Brian Wilde, who had left the series. However, Aldridge wanted to retire to nurse his sick wife, and this coincided with Wilde deciding to return to the show, so Aldridge's character was dropped. One of his most memorable later roles was as the elderly professor Digory Kirke in the television version of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (1988).
  • FIFTIES
  • 1980
    Age 59
    In 1980 he played the role of Lord Alconleigh/Matthew Radlett in the TV miniseries Love in a Cold Climate - Simon Raven's adaptation of the Nancy Mitford novels Love in a Cold Climate and the Pursuit of Love for Thames Television.
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  • 1979
    Age 58
    He played Percy Alleline in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy on BBC TV in 1979, and appeared in the sitcom Yes, Prime Minister amongst numerous other appearances.
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  • 1977
    Age 56
    He played the part of Rollo in the 1977 serial Love for Lydia, produced by London Weekend Television.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1967
    Age 46
    His screen work included playing Pistol in Orson Welles' movie Chimes at Midnight in 1967.
    More Details Hide Details In 1975 Aldridge appeared in the title role of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn's musical Jeeves, based on the stories by P. G. Wodehouse. Unfortunately the show was a rare flop for Webber, and the negative critical reaction led to Aldridge giving up his stage career to concentrate on television and film roles.
    Heartbreak House, Lyric Theatre, 1967; The Cocktail Party, Wyndham's Theatre, Haymarket, 1968; The Magistrate, Cambridge, 1969; A Bequest to the Nation, Haymarket, 1970; Reunion in Vienna, Piccadilly, 1972; Absurd Person Singular, Criterion Theatre, 1973; The Tempest, Royal Shakespeare Company at The Other Place, 1974; Jeeves, Her Majesty's Theatre, 1975; Lies, Albery Theatre, 1975; The Bed before Yesterday, Lyric Theatre, 1976; Rosmersholm, Haymarket, 1977;The Old Country, Queen's Theatre, 1978; Bedroom Farce, National Theatre at The Prince of Wales, 1978; The Last of Mrs Cheyney, Cambridge, 1980; Noises Off, Lyric, Hammersmith and Savoy, 1982; The Biko Inquest, Riverside, 1984; Relatively Speaking, Greenwich, 1986.
    More Details Hide Details On television, an early significant role was as criminologist Ian Dimmock in the Granada TV series The Man in Room 17 and its sequel The Fellows (1965–67).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1946
    Age 25
    His first West End appearance was in This Way to the Tomb, playing the Prologue and the Mechanic, at the Garrick Theatre, 1946; toured with the Arts Council Midland Theatre Company from November 1946 to July, 1948; appeared in Nottingham Theatre Trust productions from November 1948 to March 1949, playing Othello in Othello at Nottingham, 1948, and at the Embassy Theatre, 1949; with Birmingham rep, 1949; Old Vic Company at New Theatre, 1949-1950: Love's Labour's Lost, She Stoops to Conquer, The Miser, Hamlet; returned to Arts Council Midland Theatre Company, 1950; Bristol Old Vic, 1951-1952: played Macbeth in Macbeth, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Of Mice and Men; Escapade, at St James's Theatre, Strand, London, 1953–1954; Salad Days, Vaudeville Theatre, 1954; Free as Air, Savoy Theatre, 1957; Moon for the Misbegotten, Arts Theatre, 1960; Vanity Fair, Queen's Theatre, 1962; The Fighting Cock, Duke of York's Theatre, 1966; at Chichester Festival, 1966–1969, and 1971-1972.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1940
    Age 19
    He was in rep until 1940.
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  • 1939
    Age 18
    Aldridge's first professional appearance was in the part of Kenneth in French without Tears, at the Palace Theatre, Watford, in August 1939.
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    From 1939 to 1940, he was in rep at Bristol, Blackpool, Sunderland, Sheffield, Bradford and Amersham.
    More Details Hide Details In 1940, he joined the Royal Air Force and served in Africa, the United States, the Middle East and the Mediterranean, leaving the service in 1945 as a flight lieutenant. After the war, Aldridge returned to acting, and toured with the Arts Council Midland Theatre Company from 1946 to 1948, but it was not until 1954 that his career started to gain him recognition, when he took a role in Salad Days at the Vaudeville Theatre, where he remained until 1957. He played many roles in musicals throughout his career, usually in supporting roles in which he was highly reliable and professional.
    He started his acting career in August 1939 at the Palace Theatre, Watford appearing in Terence Rattigan's play French Without Tears.
    More Details Hide Details A few days later, World War II broke out.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1920
    Born
    The son of Dr Frederick James Aldridge and his wife Kathleen Michaela Marietta White, Aldridge was born in Glastonbury, Somerset, England, on 9 September 1920.
    More Details Hide Details He was educated at Gresham's School, Holt, Norfolk, where he acted in school plays. In his last year at school he played the title role in a production of Othello, a report in The Times noting "M. W. ff. Aldridge (aged 17½ years) was masterly and dignified as Othello and well worthy of the formal designation 'a noble Moor'".
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