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Rupert Davies

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Rupert Davies (22 May 1916 – 22 November 1976) was a British actor. He remains best known for playing the title role in the BBC's 1960s television adaptation of Maigret, based on the Maigret novels written by Georges Simenon. Davies was born in Liverpool. After a service in the British Merchant Navy, during the Second World War he was a Sub-Lieutenant Observer with the Fleet Air Arm. In 1940 the Swordfish aircraft in which he was flying ditched in the sea off the Dutch Coast. Davies was captured and interned in the famous Stalag Luft III POW camp. He made three attempts to escape. All failed. It was during his captivity that he began to take part in theatre performances, entertaining his fellow prisoners. On his release, Davies resumed his career in acting almost immediately, starring in an ex Prisoner Of War show, 'Back Home', which was hosted at the Stoll Theatre, London. After the war Davies became a staple of British television appearing in numerous plays and series, including Quatermass II, Ivanhoe, Emergency - Ward 10, Danger Man, The Champions, Doctor at Large (1971), Arthur of the Britons and War and Peace (1972). He also provided the voice of "Professor Ian McClaine" in the Gerry Anderson series Joe 90. In 1964 he became the first person to be awarded Pipe Smoker of the Year. Davies also played supporting roles in many films, appearing briefly as George Smiley in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965). He also appeared in several horror films in the late 1960s, including Witchfinder General (1968) and Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968), as well as such international blockbusters as Waterloo (1970) and Zeppelin (1971). He died of cancer in London in 1976, leaving a wife, Jessica, and two sons, Timothy and Hogan, and is buried at Pistyll Cemetery, near Nefyn in North Wales. Description above from the Wikipedia article Rupert Davies, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Nascut:
May 22, 1916 in Liverpool, England, UK
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
40
Primul film:
In movie The Traitor 1957-03-01
Ultimul film:
Film Mike Leigh: Making Plays 1982-09-04
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of Devil's Bait
Poster of Breakout
Poster of Violent Moment
Filme in care a jucat
Film Mike Leigh: Making Plays (Archive Material) 1982-09-04
Film The After Dinner Game Bartley Humbolt 1975-01-16
Film King Arthur, the Young Warlord Cerdig, Chief of the Saxons 1975-01-01
Film Frightmare Edmund Yates 1974-11-05
Serial Father Brown Unknown 1974-09-26
Serial Arthur of the Britons Unknown 1972-12-06
Serial War and Peace 1972-09-29
Film War & Peace Count Rostov 1972-09-28
Serial The Man Outside 1972-05-12
Film The Firechasers Prentice 1971-01-01
Film The Night Visitor Mr. Clemens 1971-02-10
Film Zeppelin Captain Whitney 1971-04-22
Film Waterloo Gordon 1970-10-26
Film Submarine X-1 Vice Admiral Redmayne (uncredited) 1969-06-23
Film The Oblong Box Joshua Kemp 1969-06-11
Film Curse of the Crimson Altar The Vicar (uncredited) 1968-12-01
Film Dracula Has Risen from the Grave Monsignor Ernst Mueller 1968-11-07
Serial Joe 90 1968-09-29
Serial The Champions Unknown 1968-09-25
Film Witchfinder General John Lowes 1968-05-17
Film Five Golden Dragons Comm. Sanders 1967-08-03
Film The Brides of Fu Manchu Jules Merlin 1966-12-16
Film Target for Killing Kommissar Saadi 1966-09-29
Film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold George Smiley 1965-12-16
Film The Uncle David Morton 1965-04-23
Serial Detective 1964-03-30
Serial Inspector Maigret Chief Inspector Maigret 1960-10-31
Film The Criminal Edwards 1960-09-13
Film Danger Tomorrow Dr. Campbell 1960-03-31
Film Life In Emergency Ward 10 R.S.O. Hunter 1959-04-01
Film Violent Moment Bert Glennon 1959-03-01
Film Breakout Morgan 1959-03-01
Film Sapphire Ferris 1959-11-02
Film John Paul Jones British Captain 1959-06-16
Serial The Third Man 1959-10-02
Film Devil's Bait Landlord 1959-12-01
Film Sea Fury Bosun 1958-08-26
Film The Key Baker 1958-05-28
Serial Ivanhoe Unknown 1958-01-05
Film The Traitor Clinton 1957-03-01