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Spike Milligan

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Birthplace:   Ahmed Nagar, India
The son of a highly mobile British military officer, actor/comedian/director/playwright Spike Milligan was born in India and raised throughout the "colonies" of the Far East. Milligan's earliest recorded stage appearance was in a grade-school production of The Nativity. His career proper began in 1936, when he hit the cabaret and music-hall circuit as a comic/musician. In 1950, Milligan launched the nonsensical BBC radio series Crazy People, which would evolve into the legendary Goon Shows. He appeared with fellow Goons Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe in such diverting film fare as Down Among the Z Men (1952) and The Case of the Mukkinese Battlehorn (1956). Equally balmy have been Milligan's stage shows and novels, many of which (The Bed Sitting Room, Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall etc.) have been translated to the Big Screen. British telly viewers are familiar with Milligan's multitude of calculatedly short-lived comedy series, bearing such monikers as A Show Called Fred and Q5; Americans were treated to a tantalizingly brief sample of the Milligan insanity when he appeared on the 1970 summer-replacement series The Marty Feldman Comedy Series. Generally cast as a petty crook or ineffectual authority figure, Milligan has essayed dotty supporting roles in several all-star films, notably The Three Musketeers (1973), Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977), History of the World Part One (1981), and Yellowbeard (1983). He has also penned several children's books, bearing such titles as The Bald Twit Lion. With all this to his credit, it's little wonder that Spike Milligan once listed "sleeping" as his favorite pastime.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
95% The Ghost of Peter Sellers
  • Actor
2020
No Score Yet Legends of British Comedy
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan(I Told You I Was Ill: The Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan)
  • Actor
2005
22% Yellowbeard
  • Flunkie
1983
58% History of the World---Part I
  • M. Rimbaud
1981
No Score Yet Dot and the Kangaroo
  • Mr. Platypus
1981
0% The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Baskerville Police Force
1980
95% Monty Python's Life of Brian
  • Spike
1979
45% The Last Remake of Beau Geste
  • Crumble
1977
No Score Yet The Great McGonagall
  • William McGonagall
1975
No Score Yet Adolf Hitler - My Part in His Downfall
  • Leo Milligan (Spike's Father)
1974
No Score Yet Ghost in the Noonday Sun
  • Bill Bombay
1974
86% The Three Musketeers
  • Mons. Bonacieux
1973
No Score Yet Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World
  • Dr. Harz
1973
No Score Yet The Adventures of Barry McKenzie
  • Landlord
1972
No Score Yet Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • Gryphon
1972
No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
1971
59% The Magic Christian
  • Traffic Warden
1970
64% The Bed Sitting Room
  • Screenwriter
1969
No Score Yet The Case of the Mukkinese Battle-Horn
  • Actor
1962
No Score Yet Postman's Knock
  • Harold Petts
1962
No Score Yet Invasion Quartet
  • Godfrey Pringle
1961
No Score Yet Watch Your Stern
  • Dockyard matey
1961
No Score Yet The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film
  • Actor
1960
No Score Yet Case of the Mukkinese Battle Horn
  • Actor
1956
No Score Yet Down Among the Z Men (Stand Easy) (The Goon Show Movie)
  • Pvt. Eccles
1952
No Score Yet Let's Go Crazy
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
1951
No Score Yet Penny Points to Paradise
  • Spike Donnelly
1951

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% The Muppet Show
1976-1981
  • Guest
  • 1979
100% Monty Python's Flying Circus
1969-1974
  • Actor

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