Michael Cochrane was born in 1947. He has had a very profilic career on British television. He made his debut in the series “Warship” in 1974. His film credits include “Victory” in 1981. “The Return of the Soldier”, “Real Life” and “The Iron Lady”. He plays Captain Smith in the forthcoming series “Titanic” to mark the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the ship. He is married to actress Belinda Carroll.
He may not be a true household name but Michael Cochrane’s face is a familiar one to British Television viewers. Cochrane’s resume is an impressive one. He has starred in almost every long-running main stream British television show since the 1970s. Versatile and balanced understated and elegant this actor has always been somewhat typecast as upper class business men or members of the British gentry. He has a menacing on-screen presence in villainous roles. Cochrane remains a busy and sought-after actor both on stage and screen and indeed radio.