Richard Vernon


Actor

About

Birth Place
Berkshire, England, GB
Born
March 07, 1925
Died
December 04, 1997

Biography

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 s...

Family & Companions

Benedicta Hoskins
Wife
Married in 1955; divorced in 1989.

Biography

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.

Life Events

1943

Enlisted in the RNVR

1974

Replaced Laurence Olivier in the stage production of "Saturday, Sunday, Monday"

1995

Fell victim to Parkinson's disease

Videos

Movie Clip

Cash On Demand (1961) - One Of The Few Dignified Businesses We’ve just been meeting the staff of a provincial English branch bank, two days before Christmas, when their oppressive manager (Peter Cushing as Fordyce) arrives, taking bites out of Miss Pringle, Pearson, and Sanderson (Edith Sharpe, Richard Vernon, Norman Bird), a little kinder to Peter and Sally (Barry Lowe, Lois Daine), early in Hammer Films’ Cash On Demand, 1961.
Cash On Demand (1961) - You Look Ridiculous Only uptight manager Fordyce (Peter Cushing) knows that Col. Gore-Hepburn (Andrè Morell) is really a suave robber holding his family hostage while posing as an inspector from the bank’s security firm, so beleaguered staffers Harvill, Pearson and Sanderson (Barry Lowe, Richard Vernon, Norman Bird) exhibit some team spirit, in Hammer Films’ much-praised Cash On Demand, 1961.
Cash On Demand (1961) - Someone Of Consequence Wholly new character (Andrè Morell as Col. Gore-Hepburn) pulls up outside our Haversham, England bank branch, meeting first Harvill (Barry Lowe), then chief clerk Pearson (Richard Vernon), who’s already in a job-threatening pre-Christmas conflict with fastidious manager Fordyce (Peter Cushing), early in Hammer Films’ Cash On Demand, 1961.
Evil Under The Sun (1982) - Hercules Parrot A murder on the moors sets up the entrance of Peter Ustinov in his second outing as Agatha Christie's sleuth Hercule Poirot, Richard Vernon the bemused banker employing him, in director Guy Hamilton's all-star puzzler Evil Under The Sun, 1982.

Companions

Benedicta Hoskins
Wife
Married in 1955; divorced in 1989.

Bibliography