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Also Known As: Died: July 23, 2002
Born: March 16, 1920 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Australia Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (1998) as Bishop Maigret
The life story of the Belgian-born Roman Catholic priest who arrived on the Hawaiian island of Molokai in 1873 to bestow humanity on those forgotten souls banished to this quarantined leper colony. While the church and political elites would prefer to forget about the problem, Damien actually worke
Dad & Dave - On Our Selection (1995)
Set in the Australian bush, a family experiences drought and hard times with good humor.
Foreign Field, A (1994) as Cyril
On the 50th anniversary of D-Day, three Word War II veterans -- an American and two Englishmen -- return to Normandy to remember fallen comrades and look for a long-lost love.
Travelling North (1988) as Frank
Agatha Christie's Murder With Mirrors (1985) as Inspector Curry
Helen Hayes' second go at Agatha Christie's intrepid amateur sleuth, Miss Jane Marple (previously she was Miss Marple in "Agatha Christie's 'A Caribbean Mystery'"), teamed her with another veteran actress, Bette Davis (returning to filming following several serious illnesses including a stroke), for
Chain, The (1985) as Thomas
Several stories are linked by a series of house moves. As one couple moves out of a home for something bigger and better, another couple moves in, and so it goes all the way up to the lavish mansion owned by a self-made millionaire. When he decides to move back to the working-class area he came from
Ladyhawke (1985) as Imperius
During medieval times an evil bishop cast a spell on two lovers--turning the woman into a hawk by day and the man into a wolf by night--and the only person who can help undo it is a young petty thief.
Voyage of Bounty's Child (1983) as Narration
Country (1981) as Sir Frederick Carlion
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) as Dr Grogan
Co-stars have an affair while filming the story of a doomed love.
The Blue Lagoon (1980) as Paddy Button
Two children shipwrecked on a tropical island learn to live with nature and their developing sexuality.
Last Tasmanian, The (1979) as Narration
House On Garibaldi Street (1979) as David Ben-Gurion
A dramatization, filmed in Spain, about the events leading up to the capture of Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann by Israeli agents in Argentina in 1960. Two of the actors, Topol and Janet Suzman, are best known to American moviegoers as Academy Award nominees for their roles in "Fiddler on the Roof
Damien - Omen II (1978) as Bugenhagen
Seven years later, Damien is just discovering who he really is, and what he is destined to do. Now living with his Aunt, Uncle, and cousin, Damien is anxious to inherit everything. Can Richard Thorn finish the job that Damien's father (Ambassador Thorn) started?
Nativity, The (1978) as Herod
This film offers a reverent retelling of the courtship of Mary and Joseph and the first Christmas. Filmed around Almeria, Spain.
Candleshoe (1977) as Harry Bundage
A street urchin infiltrates a noblewoman''s impoverished household in search of hidden treasure.
Omen, The (1976) as Archaeologist
The young son of an American diplomat and his wife, living in London, turns out to be marked with the sign of Satan, the infamous "666". It soon becomes apparent that he could be the Anti-Christ incarnate and possesses the evil powers to stop anyone who stands in his way.
Adventure Of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, The (1975) as Moriarty
The famed detective's brother tries to steal his thunder.
Massacre in Rome (1973) as General Kurt Maeizer
In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders of SS-Lieutenant Colonel Kappler.
Ryan's Daughter (1970) as Tom Ryan
An Irish lass is branded a traitor when she falls for a British soldier.
Decline and Fall ... of a Bird Watcher (1969) as Captain Grimes
The High Commissioner (1968) as Flannery
Rod Taylor plays a policeman sent to return a sensitive case; An Australian citizen, currently acting as high commissioner for peace talks who is wanted for an old charge -- of murder. The talks are too sensitive to be disturbed, so Taylor ends up watching Christopher Plummer as he conducts his talks, and discovers that some want the talks to fail enough to think that killing Plummer is an obvious way to stop them.
The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968) as Cardinal Leone
International intrigue follows the election of the first Russian pope.
Assignment K (1968) as Smith
Philip Scott, head of a successful toy company, is also secretly the head of a British spy unit. When his cover is blown, enemy agents kidnap his girlfriend to force him to reveal the identities of his operatives.
A Man for All Seasons (1966) as Thomas Cromwell
A devout scholar gets caught in the middle of Henry VIII's plans to break with the Catholic Church.
Agent 8 3/4 (1965) as Simenova
British Intelligence dupes an unemployed writer into thinking he''''s an industrial spy.
Help! (1965) as Clang
The Fab Four spoof James Bond and are chased in exotic locales around the world. The cause of their troubles is an item of jewelry in Ringo's possession.
The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965) as Squint
A woman emabarks on a wild search for true love.
Doctor in Distress (1964) as Heilbronn
An intern and his antagonistic boss bond over romantic problems.
King and Country (1964) as Captain O'Sullivan
During World War I a British soldier, charged with desertion, is defended by an officer who at first despises his actions and then grows to feel sympathy for him.
They All Died Laughing (1964) as Professor Bowles-Ottery
Lisa (1962) as Brandt
A Dutch Jewish who has survived the horror of Auschwitz seeks the aid of a police inspector to leave Holland for Israel.
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1962) as Bill Maguire
Hysterical panic has engulfed the world after the United States and the Soviet Union simultaneously detonate nuclear devices and have caused the orbit of the Earth to alter, sending it hurtling towards the sun.
I Like Money (1962) as Headmaster Muche
Mr. Topaze (Peter Sellers) is an unassuming school teacher in an unassuming small French town who is honest to a fault. He is fired when he refuses to give a passing grade to a bad student, the grandson of a wealthy Baroness (Martita Hunt). Castel Benac (Herbert Lom), a government official who runs a crooked financial business on the side, is persuaded by his mistress, Suzy (Nadia Gray), a musical comedy actress, to hire Mr. Topaze as the front man for his business. Gradually, Topaze becomes a rapacious financier who sacrifices his honesty for success and, in a final stroke of business bravado, fires Benac and acquires Suzy in the deal. An old friend and colleague, Tamise (Michael Gough) questions him and tells Topaze that if what he now says and practices indicates there are no more honest men.
Scent of Mystery (1960) as Tommy Kennedy
An Englishman is part of a search for a mysterious woman who is to inherit three-million dollars, but must come forward by midnight the following day.
Jazz Boat (1960) as Inspector
A would be cat burglar gets mixed up with more serious thieves.
Web Of Evidence (1959) as Mcevoy
Twenty years after being evacuated to America, Paul Mathry returns to Liverpool for a short visit. He is shocked to find that his father, whom he believed had died a war hero, is in fact in jail for a murder committed at the time Paul left. Starting to piece those events together, he comes to suspect his father may be innocent.
Yesterday's Enemy (1959) as Max
A British captain will stop at nothing to capture a Burmese village from the Japanese.
The Mouse That Roared (1959) as Benter
An impoverished nation declares war on the U.S. hoping to lose and score foreign aid.
X the Unknown (1957) as Mr. "Mac" McGill
A radioactive ooze terrorizes a remote Scottish village.
Time Without Pity (1957) as Robert Stanford
A father comes to the aid of his son who is on Death Row.
All For Mary (1955) as Gaston Nikopopoulos
In a Swiss Alpine resort shortly after the War an army officer and upper-class Humpy Miller both set their sights on Mary, the landlord's daughter. When the two come down with chicken pox they are put in the charge of fellow guest Miss Cartwright, who turns out to be Humpy's old nanny. The two Englishmen unite not only against her tyranny but against a dense Greek who is also after Mary.

Cast (special)

Rumpole on Trial (1995) as Horace Rumpole
Appearing before Mr. Justice Oliphant, an irritated Rumpole loses his temper, and following a mis-overheard conversation, he finds himself on trial for contempt of court.
Rumpole and the Reform of Joby Jonson (1995) as Horace Rumpole
When vital evidence in the defense of a youth accused of attacking an old woman is stolen in a burglary at Rumpole's home, Hilda puts herself on the case to catch the thief. Meanwhile, in Chambers, the typist causes a stir by wearing a diamond stud in her nose; while Phyllida Erskine-Brown uses her
Rumpole and the Children of the Devil (1995) as Horace Rumpole
Horace Rumpole is back at the bar -- in Juvenile Court -- as he defends yet another member of the Timson family, a group of South London petty criminals. This time it's Cary Timson, accused of devil worship when his eight-year-old daughter is found wearing a devil's mask in her school playground. In
Rumpole and the Eternal Triangle (1995) as Horace Rumpole
Rumpole becomes infatuated with a beautiful violinist whose husband is accused of murdering the cellist in their musical trio. Meanwhile, in Chambers, Claude Erskine-Brown is accused by a new secretary of sexual harassment.
Rumpole and the Miscarriage of Justice (1995) as Horace Rumpole
Rumpole's defense of a police superintendent accused of falsifying a confession exposes internal corruption.
Rumpole and the Family Pride (1995) as Horace Rumpole
The Rumpoles visit the castle of Hilda's aristocratic cousin where Horace embarks on an investigation into the death of an old lady found drowned in the castle's lake.
Master Builder, The (1990) as Solness
A tale of a master craftsman in his early 60s, whose vigorous personality attracts younger women to him. However, the attraction of one particular woman results in his demise.
Rumpole and the Quality of Life (1990) as Horace Rumpole
A famous artist dies under mysterious circumstances and his young wife is accused of his murder. Rumpole, on a strict diet to lose weight, suspects the artist may have committed suicide, feeling rather as he does himself, that the quality of his life had diminished to such a point that it was no lon
Rumpole and Portia (1990) as Horace Rumpole
Phyllida Erskine-Brown wonders whether she really wants the responsibility her new position gives her -- sitting in judgment as her former mentor, Rumpole, defends an alleged arms dealer. At home, Hilda assesses her life with Rumpole when an old flame reminds her what might have been, while Rumpole
Rumpole and the Barrow Boy (1989) as Horace Rumpole
Rumpole defends a member of the Timson family charged with insider stock trading.
Rumpole and the Age of Miracles (1989) as Horace Rumpole
Samuel Ballard, the Head of Chambers, has been appointed Chancellor of the Diocese of Lawnchester and is to sit in judgment at an ecclesiastical court. Claude Erskine-Brown is to prosecute. At home, Hilda introduces Rumpole to a distant nephew, the Reverend Timothy Donkin, Canon of Lawnchester, who
Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation (1989) as Horace Rumpole
Rumpole defends the editor of a sensationalist tabloid newspaper in a libel action brought by a popular romantic novelist. Unfortunately, the author's greatest fan is the presiding judge.
Rumpole and the Tap End (1989) as Horace Rumpole
First in the fifth series of tales in the continuing saga of the Old Bailey's curmudgeonly barrister, Horace Rumpole. Rumpole defends Tony Timson, a man accused of trying to murder his wife in their shared bathtub. Justice Guthrie Featherstone, presiding, condones Tony's behavior and lands in troub
Monsignor Quixote (1987) as Sancho
A drama, adapted from a story by Graham Greene, about the friendship between a priest and a communist mayor. The two journey together from their village of El Toboso, Spain, to Madrid, both being on holiday. On the way to Madrid and back, they debate their totally opposite beliefs. Hectic encounters
King Lear (1984) as Gloucester
An adaptation for television of Shakespeare's tragedy "King Lear" with Laurence Olivier in the title role.
Rumpole's Return (1984) as Horace Rumpole
A special two-hour episode that serves as the prelude to the third series of tales in the continuing saga of the Old Bailey's curmudgeonly barrister, Horace Rumpole.
Rumpole of the Bailey, Series I (1980) as Horace Rumpole
The first series of televised tales in the continuing saga of the Old Bailey's curmudgeonly barrister, Horace Rumpole.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Good King Wenceslas (1994) as Duke Phillip

Cast (short)

Ryan's Daughter (Featurette) (1970)
This short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Ryan''''s Daughter" (1970).

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