Rupert Davies

Birthday:
05/22/1916
Place of birth:
Liverpool, England, UK:
Biography:
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.

Credits

Mike Leigh: Making Plays (1982)
as (Archive Material)
Frightmare (1974)
as Edmund Yates
Zeppelin (1971)
as Captain Whitney
The Night Visitor (1971)
as Mr. Clemens
The Firechasers (1971)
as Prentice
Waterloo (1970)
as Gordon
Submarine X-1 (1969)
as Vice Admiral Redmayne (uncredited)
The Oblong Box (1969)
as Joshua Kemp
Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968)
as The Vicar
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
as Monsignor Ernst Mueller
Witchfinder General (1968)
as John Lowes
Five Golden Dragons (1967)
as Comm. Sanders
The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966)
as Jules Merlin
Das Geheimnis der gelben Mönche (1966)
as Kommissar Saadi
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
as George Smiley
The Uncle (1965)
as David Morton
The Criminal (1960)
as Edwards
Danger Tomorrow (1960)
Devil's Bait (1959)
as Landlord
Sapphire (1959)
as Ferris
John Paul Jones (1959)
as British Captain
Life In Emergency Ward 10 (1959)
as R.S.O. Hunter
Violent Moment (1959)
as Bert Glennon
Breakout (1959)
as Morgan
Sea Fury (1958)
as Bosun
The Key (1958)
as Baker

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