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Also Known As: Died: December 4, 1997
Born: March 7, 1925 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Berkshire, England, GB Profession: actor

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British actor Richard Vernon captivated audiences with his incredible performances on the big screen. He performed on stage, radio and screen throughout the 1960s. Vernon's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the Cary Grant comedic adaptation "Indiscreet" (1958), the Peter Cushing dramatic adaptation "Cash on Demand" (1961) and the Kenneth More adaptation sequel "We Joined the Navy" (1962). He also appeared in the dramatic adaptation "The Servant" (1963) with Dirk Bogarde and "A Hard Day's Night" (1964). His film career continued throughout the seventies in productions like "One Brief Summer" (1970) with Felicity Gibson, "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" (1976) with Peter Sellers and the adventure "Sammy's Super T-Shirt" (1978) with Reggie Winch. He also appeared in "Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride" (1978) with Christopher Lee. In the latter half of his career, he tackled roles in the Helena Bonham Carter historical romance "Lady Jane" (1986), the drama "A Month in the Country" (1988) with Colin Firth and the drama "Loch Ness" (1996) with Kirsty Graham. Vernon was most recently credited in the Melanie Papalia horror feature "The Den" (2014). Additionally,...

British actor Richard Vernon captivated audiences with his incredible performances on the big screen. He performed on stage, radio and screen throughout the 1960s. Vernon's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the Cary Grant comedic adaptation "Indiscreet" (1958), the Peter Cushing dramatic adaptation "Cash on Demand" (1961) and the Kenneth More adaptation sequel "We Joined the Navy" (1962). He also appeared in the dramatic adaptation "The Servant" (1963) with Dirk Bogarde and "A Hard Day's Night" (1964). His film career continued throughout the seventies in productions like "One Brief Summer" (1970) with Felicity Gibson, "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" (1976) with Peter Sellers and the adventure "Sammy's Super T-Shirt" (1978) with Reggie Winch. He also appeared in "Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride" (1978) with Christopher Lee. In the latter half of his career, he tackled roles in the Helena Bonham Carter historical romance "Lady Jane" (1986), the drama "A Month in the Country" (1988) with Colin Firth and the drama "Loch Ness" (1996) with Kirsty Graham. Vernon was most recently credited in the Melanie Papalia horror feature "The Den" (2014). Additionally, he appeared on the television special "Lohengrin" (PBS, 1985-86). Vernon passed away in December 1997 at the age of 72.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Shadow Man (1953) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Loch Ness (1997) Aged Professor
2.
 Month in the Country, A (1987) Colonel Hebron
3.
 Lady Jane (1986) Marquis Of Winchester
4.
 Traviata, La (1983) Voice
5.
 Gandhi (1982) Sir Edward Gait
6.
 Evil Under The Sun (1982) Flewitt
7.
 Witness For The Prosecution (1982) Brogan-Moore
8.
 The Human Factor (1980) Sir John Hargreaves
9.
 Sammy's Super T-Shirt (1978) Mr Becket
10.
 The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) Dr Hugo Fassbender
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First appearance before camera at age 11 in "The Conquest of the Air"
1943:
Enlisted in the RNVR
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Produced, directed and starred in "Heartbreak House" while in Hong Kong
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Professional theatrical debut at age 25 in Ronald Duncan's "Stratton"
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Performed on stage, radio and screen throughout the 1960s
1974:
Replaced Laurence Olivier in the stage production of "Saturday, Sunday, Monday"
1995:
Fell victim to Parkinson's disease
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Education

Quaker Leighton Park: -
Reading School: -
Central School of Speech and Drama: -

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wife:
Benedicta Hoskins. Married in 1955; divorced in 1989.

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