Michael Gwynn (30 November
1916 in Bath – 29 January
1976 in London) was an
English actor. He attended Mayfield
College near Mayfield, East Sussex.
During the Second
he served in East Africa as a Major and was Adjutant
to the 2nd. Nyasaland Battalion, Kings African Rifles.
He is perhaps best remembered in contemporary culture as the
Lord Melbury who attempts to con
£200 and a set of British Empire
coins from the unsuspecting Basil Fawlty in the BBC
. Gwynn appears as Lord Melbury in the first ever
episode of the series entitled "A Touch of Class
Gwynn also appeared on several adaptations of plays on the Caedmon Records
label. Among them were
, in which he played Le Bret, and Julius Caesar
, in which he played
. Both productions starred Ralph Richardson
in the title role.
He died on
29 January 1976 in London from a heart