David Lodge


Biography

David Lodge was a prolific British character actor, with the emphasis on character: his more than 35 years in film and television were dominated by supporting parts. Lodge was prone to military and/or authority figures, playing dozens of sergeants, captains, and inspectors among his more than 170 parts. His greatest association, and his erstwhile claim to fame, was being a close friend o...

Biography

David Lodge was a prolific British character actor, with the emphasis on character: his more than 35 years in film and television were dominated by supporting parts. Lodge was prone to military and/or authority figures, playing dozens of sergeants, captains, and inspectors among his more than 170 parts. His greatest association, and his erstwhile claim to fame, was being a close friend of the legendary Peter Sellers, whom he also supported in several films, including Blake Edwards' 1975 comedy classic, "Return of the Pink Panther," in which Lodge played Mac. Lodge originally teamed up with Sellers and Edwards in the 1964 Clouseau comedy, "A Shot in the Dark," which co-starred Elke Sommer. Sellers and Lodge, meanwhile, had also collaborated, nearly as equals, in the 1960 crime comedy "Two Way Stretch," which was about as close as Lodge ever got to a lead role--in that case, he had a co-starring credit as Jelly Knight. Many of Lodge's earlier roles (from the '50s) were in war films, such as his first big part--in Jose Ferrer's 1955 war drama, "The Cockleshell Heroes," playing Marine Ruddock--and his role as a captain in 1958's "Ice-Cold in Alex." Prior to film, Lodge survived the initial post-war years by working alternately as a ringmaster and a circus clown to make ends meet. His most substantial TV role amongst nearly 70 parts came on the half-hour BBC comedy "Q5," on which he, along with his fellow actors, played multiple characters.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Digimon: The Movie (2000)
Voice
Edge of Sanity (1989)
Sahara (1984)
Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984)
Inspector Goule
Carry on England (1976)
Captain Bull
Carry on Behind (1975)
Landlord
Sudden Terror (1971)
Local policeman
On the Buses (1971)
Busman
The Magic Christian (1970)
Ship's guide
Sophie's Place (1970)
Policeman
Scream and Scream Again (1970)
Detective Inspector Strickland
What's Good for the Goose (1969)
Hotel porter
Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
Recruiting sergeant
The Fixer (1968)
Zhitnyak
Smashing Time (1967)
The Caretaker
Corruption (1967)
Groper
After the Fox (1966)
Policeman
The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965)
Ship's captain
Having a Wild Weekend (1965)
Louis
The Alphabet Murders (1965)
Sergeant
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Georges, gardener
Saturday Night Out (1964)
Arthur
Guns at Batasi (1964)
Sgt. "Muscles" Dunn
The Long Ships (1964)
Olla
Carry On Regardless (1963)
Wine connoisseur
The Boys (1963)
The Hellfire Club (1963)
Timothy
Trial and Error (1962)
Bateson
Roommates (1962)
Taxi driver
Kill or Cure (1962)
Richards
Night Creatures (1962)
Bosun
Never Let Go (1962)
Cliff
The Pirates of Blood River (1962)
Smith
Girls at Sea (1962)
Corporal Duckett
Go to Blazes (1962)
Two-Way Stretch (1961)
Jelly Knight
No, My Darling Daughter! (1961)
Flanigan
Watch Your Stern (1961)
Security sergeant
The League of Gentlemen (1961)
C.S.M.
Jazz Boat (1960)
Holy Mike
Bobbikins (1960)
Hargreave
I'm All Right Jack (1960)
Card Player
Yesterday's Enemy (1959)
Perkins
Tank Force (1958)
Patterson
The Safecracker (1958)
Parachute instructor
Hell, Heaven or Hoboken (1958)
Your Past Is Showing (1958)
Policeman
The Counterfeit Plan (1957)
[Sam] Watson
The Cockleshell Heroes (1956)
Marine Ruddock
Finger Of Guilt (1956)
Private's Progress (1956)

Cast (Special)

Legendary Trails (1994)
Killer With Two Faces (1974)

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

QB VII (1974)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Jazz Boat (1960) - I Wanna Jive Tonight The actual and highly popular Ted Healy band performs, inside the real Chislehurst Caves in south-east London, Anthony Newley as just introduced Bert, Joyce Blair his date, Bernie Winters his pal Jinx, whose friends Spider, Holy Mike and “The Dancer” (James Booth, David Lodge and Al Mulock) are planning a heist, in Jazz Boat, 1960.
Jazz Boat (1960) - I'll Bleed All Over You Opening in south-east London, approaching Chislehurst Caves, James Booth as biker Spider leads “The Doll” (Anne Aubrey), Holy Mike, Jinks and “The Dancer” (David Lodge, Bernie Winters, Al Mulock), where they meet his dad (Liam Gaffney) taking tickets, in the crime-caper and Teddy-boy musical hybrid Jazz Boat, 1960, starring Anthony Newley.
Two Way Stretch (1960) - Not Enough Rocks To Go Around? Tough prison guard Crout (Wilfrid Hyde-White) has re-opened the quarry, cracking down on inmates Jelly (David Lodge), Lennie (Bernard Cribbins) and Dodger (Peter Sellers), which doesn't work out, in Two Way Stretch, 1960.
Two Way Stretch (1960) - A Hush-Hush Government Establishment Introduction of cellmates Lennie (Bernard Cribbins), Jelly (David Lodge) and Dodger (Peter Sellers), who have H.M. Prison Huntleigh wired, George Woodbridge their tame warder, from the 1960 British prison comedy Two Way Stretch.
Oh! What A Lovely War (1969) - These French Generals Director Richard Attenborough's comic fantasy proceeds, from the music hall at Brighton to France for cameos by Michael Redgrave and Laurence Olivier as bully Brit generals, back to the beach where men of the Smith family, John Rae as grandpa, shoot their way to the front, in Oh! What A Lovely War, 1969.

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