Saturday, 10 March 2012


Michael Standing (born London, 19th June, 1939 – died 1st December, 1984) was a minor British actor of the 1960s and early 1970s.
Between an appearance in a 1964 episode of the tv series of The Saint and his final appearance in the 1975 opening season of The Tomorrow People in which he played Ginge, the biker heavy who became the Tomorrow People's ally, Standing appeared in a considerable number of dramas such as Z-Cars and the soap opera The Newcomers, and episodes of fantasy television series such as Adam Adamant Lives!, The Champions, and Ace of Wands.
Standing is probably best remembered for his role as Arthur in the 1969 movie, The Italian Job, who was, as Michael Caine's character Croker famously observed "only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" after he had totally destroyed a van with gelignite.
The audio commentary to the DVD of the first Tomorrow People story, The Slaves of Jedikiah, comments that Standing had died.
Most websites state that Michael Standing passed away on December 1st, 1984. Still to be confirmed.
Iam still trying to obtain an autograph.

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