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Also Known As: Died: October 20, 1989
Born: September 7, 1913 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Ainsdale, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Endless Game, The (1990) as Glanville
A story about the brutal murder of a helpless woman in a nursing home, which a unleashes a trail of events leading to international intrigue, treachery and corruption. In his attempt to uncover the truth, a British intelligence agent defects to the Russians before discovering the identity of a "mole
King of the Wind (1990) as Lord Granville
The story of a young Arab boy named Akba whose master allows him to raise an Arabian colt, Sham, after its mother dies. The boy and the horse are traded and sold many times. Eventually, they move to England where they live with an earl who would like one of his horses to win the famous Newmarket Rac
Leggenda del Santo Bevitore, La (1988) as Distinguished Old Gentleman
The story of a Pole who is saved from destitution by a generous stranger and the difficulty he faces in repaying the debt.
Silent Night (1988) as Father Nossler
Biography of the priest, Franz Gruber, who composed the Christmas carol "Silent Night".
Buster (1988) as Sir James Mcdowell
Romantic comedy thriller surrounding the man who pulled off the "Great Train Robbery" in 1963.
Dial M For Murder (1981) as Inspector Hubbard
In this remake of the celebrated 1954 Hitchcock film, Christopher Plummer is the London businessman whose intricate plan to murder his unfaithful wife for her money backfires. Initially, Frederick Knott (who also later wrote "Wait Until Dark") concocted this as a play for British television in 1952, and it later went on to become a success on the London stage as well as Broadway, and twice earlier on American TV: with Maurice Evans and Rosemary Harris in 1958 and then nine years later with Laurence Harvey and Diane Cilento.
Sherlock Holmes and Saucy Jack (1979)
Sherlock Holmes investigates London's most infamous case, Jack the Ripper. As he investigates, he finds that the Ripper has friends in high places.
Murder by Decree (1979) as Sir Charles Warren
(Mys ''79). Christopher Plummer, James Mason, David Hemmings, Anthony Quayle, Genevieve Bujold, Frank Finley, John Gielgud, Susan Oliver, Donald Sutherland. Jack the Ripper is the subject of this chilling Sherlock Holmes thriller which suggests that the prostitute slayer was a member of a Royal household. Christopher Plummer is Sherlock Holmes, James Mason is Dr. Watson, and Donald Sutherland plays a psychic (based on a real person who assisted Scotland Yard during the actual Ripper case).
Chosen, The (1978)
Robert Caine is a rich and powerful man who develops nuclear power plants. He is a firm believer in nuclear energy and a proponent of expanding its use around the world. When Robert decides to retire and pass the responsibility of running his corporations to his son Angel, he starts to have bad drea
Holocaust 2000 (1978) as Professor Griffith
Rain of Fire (1977)
An executive in charge of a Middle Eastern nuclear plant discovers that his son is the Anti Christ and sets out to stop him from using the nuclear power at his fingertips to wipe out mankind.
21 Hours At Munich (1976) as General Zvi Zamir
A dramatization of the events surrounding the 1972 Olympics massacre when eight Arab terrorists killed eleven Israeli athletes. A well-made, thoughtful film that had the dubious distinction of premiering opposite the initial TV showing of "Gone With the Wind," gathering virtually no audience, but re
The Eagle Has Landed (1976) as Admiral Wilhelm Canaris
German paratroopers land covertly in England during World War II.
Tamarind Seed, The (1974) as Jack Loder
Rival Cold War diplomats fall in love in the Caribbean.
Great Expectations (1974) as Jaggers
A sumptuous remake of the Dickens classic that previously had been filmed in black and white in 1917, 1934, and 1947 (the definitive version). This television adaptation was produced as a musical with an original score by Norman Sachs and Mel Mandel, but none of the songs appeared in the final print for reasons never explained.
Jarrett (1973) as Bassett Cosgrove
An unrealized series project for Glenn Ford as an erudite investigator specializing in fine arts cases, here tangling with an urbane villain, a bogus preacher, and his nubile snake-dancer niece while tracking down some missing rare Biblical scrolls.
Nelson Affair, The (1973) as Lord Minto
Young George Matcham visits his uncle Lord Nelson and the vulgar Lady Hamilton. With the clear eyes of youth, he measures Nelson's stature and notes his feet of clay. And yet, Nelson is a hero, a great man. How can this be resolved? Meanwhile, the combined French and Spanish fleet puts out to sea....
"Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex"* but Were Afraid to Ask (1972) as The King
In a series of vignettes, Woody Allen reveals the fools we all become in the name of sex.
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) as Cardinal Wolsey
Anne Boleyn fights to keep Henry VIII''s love and her head in the midst of palace intrigue.
Before Winter Comes (1969) as Brigadier Bewley
A World War II refugee serves a British officer as interpreter.
Mackenna's Gold (1969) as Older Englishman
A group of men, lead by a questionable sheriff and a wanted bandit, descend upon the desert in search of a lost canyon of gold.
A Study in Terror (1966) as Dr. Murray
Sherlock Holmes tries to unmask Jack the Ripper.
Operation Crossbow (1965) as Bamford
Allied agents go behind enemy lines to destroy a German missile base.
East of Sudan (1964) as Richard Baker
Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Sims, Derek Fowlds, Jenny Agutter, Johnny Sekka, Desmond Davies. When a British outpost in Sudan is attacked by Moslems, a small group of survivors escape into the wilderness only to encounter wild animals and hostile terrain.
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) as Verulus
A mad emperor''''s excesses leave the Roman Empire open to barbarian invasions.
Immoral Charge (1962) as Howard Phillips
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) as Col. Harry Brighton
A British military officer enlists the Arabs for desert warfare in World War I.
Damn the Defiant! (1962) as Vizard
The crew of a British sailing ship threatens mutiny during the Napoleonic wars.
The Guns of Navarone (1961) as Franklin
A team of Allied saboteurs fight their way behind enemy lines to destroy a pair of Nazi guns.
It Takes a Thief (1961) as Jim Maxton
Billie and Kristy lead a gang of armed robbers who steal from banks, armoured cars, and the like. When Billie's lover, Jim, gets caught by the police after stashing a large amount of money, they wait for him to get out of jail. He does and has to deal with both the police and his ex-gang as they both need him to get what they want. Things become more complicated when Kristy kidnaps Jim's son and threatens to kill him if Jim doesn't come up with the buried loot.
Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959) as Slade
The jungle king pursues four criminals out to exploit a diamond mine.
Desert Attack (1958)
A group of army personnel and nurses attempt a dangerous and arduous trek across the deserts of North Africa during the second world war. The leader of the team dreams of his ice cold beer when he reaches Alexandria, but the problems just won't go away.
The Wrong Man (1957) as Frank D. O'Connor
A musician is mistaken for a vicious thief, with devastating results.
Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1957) as Commodore, Henry Harwood,
The British navy fights to trap a deadly German battleship during World War II.
Woman In A Dressing Gown (1957) as Jim Preston
A middle-aged woman's inability to succeed as a housewife causes her husband to have an affair with a younger woman.
Oh... Rosalinda! (1955) as General Orlovsky
"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr Falke. Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss, this Viennese romp is sure to please. Disguises, tricks and every kind of deception combine to reveal a would-be cheat in hot pursuit of his own wife, much to his chagrin. Silly, charming, always entertaining, always fun. This is a film version of "Die Fledermaus" set in post-war Vienna with the main protagonists of Dr Falke represented by the 3 occupying powers. This is NOT just a film of a staged production but a truly filmic version of the operetta.
Hamlet (1948) as Marcellus
The melancholy Dane flirts with insanity while trying to prove his uncle murdered his father.
Saraband for Dead Lovers (1948) as Durer
A British queen trapped in a loveless marriage falls for a soldier of fortune.

Cast (special)

Theban Plays, The (1988) as Oedipus ("Oedipus At Colonus")
A new adaptation of Sophocles' trilogy dating from 400 B.C. about King Oedipus and his doomed legacy; each play is two hours long. In Part 1, "Oedipus the King," Oedipus fails to escape his fate and discovers he has killed his father, King Laius, and that Queen Jocasta, who has borne him a child, is
Henry IV, Part One (1980) as Sir John Falstaff
The first of two plays by William Shakespeare chronicling the violent reign of the usurper King Henry IV. The newly crowned monarch faces rebellion from the powerful Percy family in the north. He also finds it impossible to manage his unruly son, Prince Hal. The young prince alternates between perio
Rebel, The (1975) as Dartmouth
The third presentation of a special four-part series dramatizing the life of Benjamin Franklin. The program describes Franklin's activities as a leader of the independence movement in the early days of the Revolutionary War.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Bourne Identity, The (1988) as General Villiers
A two-part miniseries adapted from Robert Ludlum's thriller about a man trying to regain his memory amidst a maze of espionage and intrigue.
Last Days of Pompeii, The (1984) as Quintus
This seven-hour British-Italian adaptation of Edward Bulwer-Lytton's 1834 epic, set against the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. and previously filmed in 1935, and in 1960 was a vehicle for muscleman Steve Reeves, was trashed by the critics as the campiest of sword and sandal sagas to emerge in
Lace (1984) as Dr Geneste
Sumptuous filming of Shirley Conran's sprawling best-seller about an international sex symbol's single-minded quest to find and destroy the mother she never knew -- one of three school chums, each of whom went on to fame and fortune. "Lace" is the name of the magazine one of them, Bess Armstrong, pu
Manions of America, The (1981) as Lord Montgomery
This handsome romantic drama chronicling the lives of two 19th-century families -- one Irish, the other English -- and the American family dynasties they began, was the collaborative work of daytime soap opera queen Agnes Nixon (creator of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," among others) and
Masada (1981) as Rubrius Gallus
Peter O'Toole made his American TV acting debut as the Roman general leading the epic 1st-century siege of Masada, the mountain fortress where about 900 Jewish Zealots made a heroic stand against 5,000 Roman soldiers. Peter Strauss is the fiery leader of the freedom-fighting Zealots, and their confr
Story of David, The (1976) as King Saul
A two-part four-hour dramatization of the life of the Biblical warrior and ruler, filmed on location in Israel (and Spain) by the producer and writer of "The Story of Jacob and Joseph" (1974). Director Alex Segal fell ill during the filming and was succeeded by David Lowell Rich.
QB VII (1974) as Tom Bannister
An absorbing adaptation of Uris' best-selling novel telling the story of two successful men, an American writer and a Polish doctor, whose careers lead to a confrontation in a London courtroom when the former accuses the latter of having performed illegal operations in a Nazi prison camp years earli
The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966) as Captain
In an attempt to stem the heroin trade from Iran, a group of narcotics agents working for the UN inject a radioactive compound into a seized shipment of opium, in the hopes that it will lead them to the main heroin distributor in Europe. Along the way, they encounter a mysterious woman doing her own investigating of the smuggling operation. Together, they follow the trail as it leads them through the back alleys and luxury resorts of Europe.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Confessional (1990) as Pope
Key to Rebecca, The (1985) as Abdullah
Moses (1975) as Aaron
This biblical spectacular, which ran in hour-long segments over a six-week period and then turned up theatrically in a severely edited version not long after its initial TV showing, marked Burt Lancaster's TV acting debut, as well as that of his son, William (as Young Moses), best known as the write

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