† July 5 1934 – March 5 2012
A sort of wild-eyed Welsh Herbert Lom, whose intense glare and dark looks made him something of a shoo-in for a range of sinister roles in British TV of the '60s and '70s. Apart from his comedy star turn as the U-boat captain in 'Dad's Army', he was also in demand for 'The Avengers', 'Man In A Suitcase', lots of 'Doctor Who', 'UFO', 'Jason King', 'Porridge' and 'Randall & Hopkirk, Deceased'. Never really made it big in cinema, but he's in 'The Quiller Memorandum' (1966) and odd British Joan Crawford vehicle 'Berserk' (1967).
Another one gone. The entry above was one I originally posted on Oct 24 2011
Philip Madoc - imdb profile
Surely one of the best character actors in British TV history.ReplyDelete