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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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Born:
May 22, 1916 In Liverpool, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
35
First Appeared:
In the series Ivanhoe 1958-01-05
Latest Project:
Movie Mike Leigh: Making Plays 1982-09-04
Known For
Poster of The Night Visitor
Poster of Danger Tomorrow

Rupert Davies Movies Filmography

Movie
Mike Leigh: Making Plays
(Archive Material) 1982-09-04
Movie
Frightmare
Edmund Yates 1974-11-05
Series
Father Brown
Unknown 1974-09-26
Series
Orson Welles' Great Mysteries
Unknown 1973-09-01
Series
Arthur of the Britons
Unknown 1972-12-06
Series
War and Peace
1972-09-29
Movie
Zeppelin
Captain Whitney 1971-10-06
Movie
The Night Visitor
Mr. Clemens 1971-02-10
Movie
Waterloo
Gordon 1970-10-26
Movie
Submarine X-1
Vice Admiral Redmayne (uncredited) 1969-06-23
Movie
The Oblong Box
Joshua Kemp 1969-06-11
Movie
Curse of the Crimson Altar
The Vicar 1968-12-01
Movie
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
Monsignor Ernst Mueller 1968-11-07
Series
Joe 90
1968-09-29
Series
The Champions
Unknown 1968-09-25
Movie
Witchfinder General
John Lowes 1968-05-17
Movie
Five Golden Dragons
Comm. Sanders 1967-08-03
Movie
The Brides of Fu Manchu
Jules Merlin 1966-12-16
Movie
Target for Killing
Kommissar Saadi 1966-09-29
Movie
The Uncle
David Morton 1965-04-23
Movie
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
George Smiley 1965-12-16
Series
Inspector Maigret
Chief Inspector Maigret 1960-10-31
Movie
The Criminal
Edwards 1960-09-13
Movie
Danger Tomorrow
1960-03-31
Movie
Life In Emergency Ward 10
R.S.O. Hunter 1959-04-01
Movie
Violent Moment
Bert Glennon 1959-03-01
Movie
Breakout
Morgan 1959-03-01
Series
The Third Man
1959-10-02
Movie
John Paul Jones
British Captain 1959-06-16
Movie
Sapphire
Ferris 1959-11-02
Movie
Devil's Bait
Landlord 1959-12-01
Series
The Invisible Man
Dushkin 1958-09-14
Movie
Sea Fury
Bosun 1958-08-26
Movie
The Key
Baker 1958-05-28
Series
Ivanhoe
Unknown 1958-01-05