Dennis Price


Dennis Price

Biography

Sophisticated and suave, British actor Dennis Price brought a touch of class to every character he portrayed. Price appeared first on the British stage before landing his first role in film in "A Canterbury Tale" as the protective police officer, Sergeant Peter Gibbs. Next up was a defining role as the calm, cool, and devilish murderer Louis Mazzini in the black comedy "Kind Hearts and C...

Biography

Sophisticated and suave, British actor Dennis Price brought a touch of class to every character he portrayed. Price appeared first on the British stage before landing his first role in film in "A Canterbury Tale" as the protective police officer, Sergeant Peter Gibbs. Next up was a defining role as the calm, cool, and devilish murderer Louis Mazzini in the black comedy "Kind Hearts and Coronets," opposite Alec Guinness. Turning to the truly dark side, Price later took on the role of Major Charles Scott in the psychological thriller "Tunes of Glory," which revolved around dastardly post-World War II happenings in a Scottish Highland regimental barracks. Price later returned to comedy, playing a priggish wealthy American, Mr. Vernon, in "The Amorous Mr. Prawn." Price became known to television audiences playing Jeeves, the quintessential butler, opposite Ian Carmichael in the British series "The World of Wooster" which was adapted from the famous novels and short stories by P. G. Wodehouse. With a string of appearances in "B" horror movies like "Horror Hospital" and "Twins of Evil," Price became somewhat of a cult figure in later years, but he punctuated his career with a 1972 appearance in "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," opposite the top British stars of the day.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Theatre Of Blood (1973)
Hector Snipe
Horror Hospital (1973)
Beyond The Fog (1972)
[Lawrence] Bakewell
Pulp (1972)
The Englishman
The Adventures of Barry Mckenzie (1972)
Twins of Evil (1972)
Dietrich
Dracula Contra Frankenstein (1972)
Las Vampiras (1971)
The Magic Christian (1970)
Winthrop
The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)
Grave robber
Horror House (1970)
Inspector Wainwright
Venus in Furs (1969)
Kapp
Those Fantastic Flying Fools (1967)
Duke of Barset
Ten Little Indians (1966)
Dr. Armstrong
Murder Most Foul (1965)
Theatrical agent
A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)
Mathias
Curse of the Voodoo (1965)
Major Lomas
Doctor in Distress (1964)
Dr. Blacker
The Earth Dies Screaming (1964)
Quinn Taggett
Tamahine (1964)
Poole
The Horror of It All (1964)
Cornwallis Marley
They All Died Laughing (1964)
Professor Hughes
The V.I.P.s (1963)
Commander Millbank
Play It Cool (1963)
Sir Charles Bryant
The Playgirl and the War Minister (1963)
Prawn
The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963)
Educated Ernie
Kill or Cure (1962)
Dr. Crossley
Victim (1962)
Calloway
What a Carve Up! (1962)
Guy Broughton
Go to Blazes (1962)
No Love for Johnnie (1961)
Flagg
The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's (1961)
Gore-Blackwood
Call Me Genius (1961)
Jim Smith
Five Golden Hours (1961)
Raphael
Double Bunk (1961)
Leonard Watson
The Millionairess (1961)
[Dr.] Adrian [Bond]
Watch It, Sailor! (1961)
Tunes of Glory (1960)
Major Charles Scott
Oscar Wilde (1960)
I'm All Right Jack (1960)
Bertram Tracepurcel
School For Scoundrels (1960)
Don't Panic Chap (1959)
Don't Panic Chaps (1959)
Breakout (1959)
She Played with Fire (1958)
Tracey Moreton
Your Past Is Showing (1958)
Nigel Dennis
Port Afrique (1956)
Robert Blackton
Private's Progress (1956)
Bertram Tracepurcel
That Lady (1955)
Mateo Vasquez
The Intruder (1955)
Oh... Rosalinda! (1955)
For Better For Worse (1954)
I'll Never Forget You (1951)
Tom Pettigrew
The Magic Box (1951)
Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951)
Simon Abbott
Helter Skelter (1949)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Louis
The Bad Lord Byron (1948)
Good Time Girl (1948)
Dear Murderer (1947)
Hungry Hill (1947)
Greyhound John
Holiday Camp (1947)
A Canterbury Tale (1944)
Sergeant Peter Gibbs

Visual Effects (Feature Film)

Rules of Engagement (2000)
Visual Effects

Cast (Special)

Just Like a Woman (1968)
Bathroom salesman

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Tunes of Glory (1960) - The Colonel's Here! The new commanding officer of a Scottish regiment, Colonel Barrow (John Mills), arrives early, interrupting the farewell party for acting-Colonel Jock Sinclair (Alec Guinness) in director Ronald Neame's Tunes of Glory, 1960.
Ten Little Indians (1966) - What's He Like? Introduced in credits riding up an Alpine tramway, guests Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde White, Leo Genn, Hugh O'Brian, Dennis Price, Fabian, Shirley Eaton, Daliah Lavi, plus servants Mario Adorf and Marianne Hoppe, begin to chat, in the 1966 version of Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians.
School For Scoundrels (1960) - Pioneers Of Hemispherical Combustion Bothered by a romantic rival who drives a sporty “Bellini,” well-off but uninformed Palfrey (Ian Carmichael) is ensnared by the “Winsome Welshmen,” Dennis Price as Dunstan and Peter Jones as Dudley, who claim to have a prized classic car to sell, in School For Scoundrels, 1960.
V.I.P.s, The (1963) - Through The Common Herd First scene for top-billed Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton as jet setters Frances and Paul Andros, Dennis Price his assistant Millbank, Richard Wattis the airline manager, bumping (not incidentally, it will transpire) into bon vivant friend Marc (Louis Jourdan), early in The V.I.P.s, 1963.
Place Of One's Own, A (1945) - It's Rude To Stare Invited to meet their new neighbors the Smedhursts (James Mason, Barabara Mullen), the Manning-Tutthorns (Helen Haye, Michael Shepley) have brought nephew Robert (Dennis Price), who is dazzled by their hired companion Annette (Margaret Lockwood), in the ghost story A Place Of One's Own, 1945.
Kind Hearts And Coronets - Monsters of Arrogance Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price, also narrating) meets his first two d'Ascoynes (all of whom are Alec Guinness) along his comical murderous quest, in Kind Hearts And Coronets, 1949.
Kind Hearts And Coronets - En Masse Continuing his narration, Louis (Dennis Price) attends the funeral of one of his victims, and thereby sees many more d'Ascoynes (all of whom are Alec Guinness) together, in this scene with camera tricks from Kind Hearts And Coronets, 1949.
Theatre Of Blood (1973) - How Ugly Night Comes Blubbering critic Hector Snipe (Dennis Price) is brought to see the long-thought dead actor Lionheart (Vincent Price) at his secret restored theater, where he invokes the rarely-cited Troilus And Cressida for his second Shakespeare-inspired murder, in Theatre Of Blood, 1973.
Hungry Hill (1947) - Both Great And Rich! Irish land-owner Brodrick (Cecil Parker) arrives home with news for children Jane (Jean Simmons), Barbara (Barbara Waring), Henry (Michael Denison) and rebellious John (Dennis Price), early in Hungry Hill, 1947, from a Daphne DuMaurier novel.
Ten Little Indians (1966) - Who's Got The First Line? The guests, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde White, Daliah Lavi, Dennis Price, Hugh O'Brian, Shirley Eaton, Fabian, Leo Genn, served dinner by Grohmann (Mario Adorf), finally hearing from their host (voice of Christopher Lee), in Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians, 1966.
Oscar Wilde (1960) - Lady Windermere's Fan Following credits, Robert Morley (title character) in his box with wife Constance (Phyllis Calvert) and friend (Dennis Price), receiving praise and a fateful introduction to Alfred Douglas (John Neville), in the 1960 Vantage Films production Oscar Wilde.
Canterbury Tale, A (1944) - I Meant Glue! Land-girl Alison (Sheila Sim), recently assaulted by the mysterious "Glue Man," meets Sergeant Gibbs (Dennis Price) and his witty charge Archie (Michael Howard), in Powell and Pressburger's A Canterbury Tale, 1944.

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