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Colin Gordon

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Colin Gordon (27 April 1911 – 4 October 1972) was a British actor born in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). He was educated at Marlborough College and Christ Church, Oxford. He made his first West End appearance in 1934 as the hind legs of a horse in a production of “Toad of Toad Hall”. From 1936 to 1939 he was a director with the Fred Melville Repertory Company at Brixton. He served in the army during WWII for six years. His performance in 1948 as Rupert Billings in “The Happiest Days of Your Life” won the Clarence Derwent award. Gordon had a long career in British cinema and television from the 1940s to the 1970s, often playing government officials. His films include The Pink Panther and Casino Royale although he is probably best known for his portrayal of Number Two in the ITC classic series The Prisoner. Along with Leo McKern, he was one of only two actors to play Number Two more than once. He first played the character in "The General" and later reprised his role in "A. B. and C.". In fact, the episodes were subsequently broadcast in reverse order: when "The General" was in production, "A. B. and C" had not yet been cast. Gordon was a regular in another ITC production, The Baron playing civil servant Templeton-Green opposite Steve Forrest. He also played the host and occasional narrator of the 1969 London Weekend Television series The Complete and Utter History of Britain, which arose from a pre-Monty Python collaboration between Michael Palin and Terry Jones; and was the Airport Commandant in the 1967 Doctor Who story The Faceless Ones. He was also in Bachelor Father and made a notable guest appearance in The Holiday episode of Steptoe and Son. Description above from the Wikipedia article Colin Gordon, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Apr 27, 1911 In Colombo, Ceylon. [now Sri Lanka]
Movie/TV Credits:
67
First Appeared:
In the movie Bond Street 1948-05-12
Latest Project:
Series Hine 1971-04-07
Known For
Poster of Hine
Poster of The Prisoner
Poster of The Pink Panther
Poster of Doctor Who
Filmography
Series Hine Unknown 1971-04-07
Movie UFO Unknown 1971-01-01
Series UFO Albert Thompson 1970-09-16
Movie The Body Beneath Graham Ford 1970-09-29
Series Counterstrike Unknown 1969-09-08
Series The Complete and Utter History of Britain Unknown 1969-01-12
Series Department S Unknown 1969-09-09
Series Oh, Brother! 1968-09-13
Movie Casino Royale Casino Director 1967-04-13
Movie Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones Commandant 1967-05-13
Series The Prisoner Unknown 1967-09-29
Movie The Psychopath Dr. Glyn 1966-02-04
Series The Baron John Alexander Templeton-Green 1966-09-28
Movie The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery Noakes 1966-03-11
Movie The Trygon Factor Dice 1966-12-16
Movie The Family Way Mr Hutton, Travel Agent 1966-12-18
Movie The Liquidator Vicar 1965-01-01
Movie Heavens Above! Prime Minister 1963-05-20
Movie The Running Man Solicitor 1963-10-01
Movie Bitter Harvest Charles 1963-03-08
Series Doctor Who Commandant 1963-11-23
Movie The Pink Panther Tucker 1963-12-18
Movie Night of the Eagle Lindsay Carr 1962-04-25
Movie Crooks Anonymous Drunk 1962-03-31
Movie Strongroom Mr. Spencer 1962-05-04
Movie In the Doghouse Muswell 1962-05-17
Movie The Boys Gordon Percy Lonsdale 1962-08-31
Movie The Devil's Agent Count Dezsepalvy 1962-09-01
Movie Seven Keys Mr. Barber 1961-02-01
Movie Very Important Person Briggs 1961-04-24
Movie His and Hers TV Announcer 1961-01-01
Movie Don't Bother to Knock Rolsom 1961-05-28
Movie The Horsemasters Mr. Ffolliott 1961-10-01
Movie Three on a Spree 1961-06-28
Series A Life Of Bliss Unknown 1960-01-21
Movie The Day They Robbed the Bank of England Benge 1960-09-04
Movie The Crowning Touch Stacey 1959-06-01
Movie Alive and Kicking Bird Watcher 1959-01-01
Movie The Mouse That Roared BBC Announcer 1959-07-17
Movie Bobbikins Dr. Phillips 1959-07-28
Movie Please Turn Over Maurice 1959-12-17
Movie Virgin Island The Commissioner 1959-08-07
Movie The Safecracker Dakers 1958-10-01
Movie The Key Man Larry Parr 1957-06-01
Movie The One That Got Away Army Interrogator 1957-11-22
Movie The Extra Day Sir George 1956-01-01
Movie Jumping for Joy Max, 1st Commentator 1956-01-01
Movie Up in the World Fletcher Hethrington 1956-01-01
Movie The Green Man Reginald Willoughby-Cruft 1956-12-21
Movie A Touch of the Sun Cecil Flick 1956-10-01
Movie John and Julie Mr. Swayne 1955-07-26
Movie Up to His Neck Lt. Cmdr. Sterning 1954-01-01
Movie Grand National Night Buns Darling 1953-04-15
Movie Mandy Woollard (Junior) 1952-07-29
Movie Folly to Be Wise Professor Mutch 1952-12-04
Movie The Hour of 13 MacStreet 1952-11-21
Movie The Long Dark Hall Pound 1951-02-06
Movie The Third Visitor Bill Millington 1951-01-01
Movie Circle of Danger Col. Fairbairn 1951-04-17
Movie The Lady with a Lamp 1951-09-22
Movie Green Grow the Rushes Roderick Fisherwick 1951-11-06
Movie The Man in the White Suit Hill 1951-08-07
Movie Laughter in Paradise Harry - Station Constable 1951-06-01
Movie Traveller's Joy Tom Wright 1950-12-25
Movie Golden Arrow Connelly 1949-12-31
Movie Helter Skelter Chadbeater Longwick 1949-01-07
Movie Bond Street Clerk in Travel Agency 1948-05-12