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Vernon Dobtcheff

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dobtcheff was born in Nîmes, [[France] to a British mother (Vernon) and a father of Bulgarian descent (Dobtcheff). He attended Ascham Preparatory School in Eastbourne, Sussex, England, in the 1940s, where he won the Acting Cup. One of his many television roles was as the Chief Scientist in the Doctor Who story The War Games in 1969. In his 2006 memoir Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins, British actor Rupert Everett describes an encounter with Dobtcheff on the boat train to Paris, and reveals his extraordinary reputation as the "patron saint" of the acting profession, stating that Dobtcheff "was legendary not so much for his acting as for his magical ability to catch every first night in the country". Widely travelled and prone to pop up in the most unlikely of locales, if unable to attend an opening night, Dobtcheff will still endeavour to send the cast a card wishing the production good luck. Dobtcheff is set to appear in the upcoming Doctor Who audio drama The Children of Seth where he'll be playing the role of Shamur, set for release in December 2011. Description above from the Wikipedia article Vernon Dobtcheff, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Aug 14, 1934 In Nimes, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Dixon of Dock Green 1955-07-09
Latest Project:
Movie Le passage 2022
Known For
Poster of Undisputed III: Redemption
Poster of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Poster of Morenga
Poster of The Spy Who Loved Me
Movie Le passage Vieil homme 2022
Movie The Haunting of Margam Castle Unknown 2020-09-01
Movie L'hypothèse de la reine rouge Sherlock Holmes 2018-03-27
Movie The Man with the Iron Heart Emile Hacha 2017-05-25
Series The Durrells Mr. Kralefsky 2016-04-03
Movie Killing Jesus Isaiah 2015-04-05
Series Killing Jesus Isaiah 2015-03-29
Movie Seven Lucky Gods Lawrence 2014-04-04
Movie The Invisible Boy Artiglio 2014-12-18
Movie Horsehead George 2014-09-07
Movie The Great Beauty Arturo 2013-05-21
Movie Another Woman's Life Dimitri Speranski 2012-02-14
Movie Zarafa Le vieux sage (voice) 2012-01-25
Series The Borgias Cardinal Versucci 2011-04-03
Movie Godforsaken The Surgeon 2010-04-10
Movie Undisputed III: Redemption Rezo 2010-05-22
Series The Little Murders of Agatha Christie Anatole Deschanel 2009-01-09
Movie Changing Climates, Changing Times Lucas 2009-02-04
Movie Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 Himself 2008-03-06
Series Apparitions Unknown 2008-11-13
Series Surviving Disaster Unknown 2006-01-10
Movie Priceless Jacques 2006-12-13
Movie Le moment venu Anthony 2006-02-06
Movie Empire of the Wolves Kudseyi 2005-04-20
Movie An American Haunting Elder #1 2005-05-05
Movie Pontormo - Un amore eretico Riccio 2004-01-01
Movie Evilenko Bagdasarov 2004-04-16
Movie Before Sunset Bookstore Manager 2004-02-10
Movie Brocéliande Brennos 2003-01-08
Movie Merci Docteur Rey François 2002-01-01
Movie The Red Siren Vitali 2002-01-01
Movie The Falklands Play Nicanor Costa Méndez (Argentine Minister of External Relations) 2002-04-10
Movie Revelation Curé at Rennes-le-Chateau 2001-04-12
Movie The Body Monsignor 2001-04-13
Movie The Order Oscar 2001-12-10
Series The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization Cleisthenes 2000-02-09
Movie Le prof Patte Folle 2000-04-12
Movie The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization Pericles 2000-02-09
Series Relic Hunter Anthony Cureton 1999-09-25
Movie Dreaming of Joseph Lees Italian Doctor 1999-10-29
Movie 30 Years to Life Sandor 1998-01-01
Movie Déjà Vu Konstantine 1998-04-22
Series Merlin 1st Physician 1998-04-26
Series Highlander: The Raven Unknown 1998-09-26
Movie Anna Karenina Pestov 1997-04-04
Movie Catherine the Great Naryshkin 1996-04-28
Movie Jude Curator 1996-02-06
Movie The Ogre The Lawyer 1996-09-12
Movie Die Eisprinzessin Unknown 1996-12-12
Movie Jefferson in Paris 1995-03-31
Series Father Ted Unknown 1995-04-21
Movie Mademoiselle O Rouka 1994-12-05
Movie M. Butterfly Agent Etancelin 1993-09-09
Movie Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher Un Héraut / Un prêtre / Un clerc 1993-01-01
Series As Time Goes By Dr. Stoker 1992-01-12
Movie Sweetheart Thurson 1992-04-07
Series Highlander: The Series Hamad 1992-10-03
Movie Frankenstein Chancellor 1992-12-29
Series Strauss Dynasty Unknown 1991-01-01
Movie Let Him Have It Clerk of Court 1991-10-04
Movie Flight from Paradise Merrill 1990-01-01
Movie The Krays Teacher 1990-04-27
Movie The Garden Old Man at Sauna 1990-09-06
Movie Hamlet Reynaldo 1990-12-19
Movie Vincent and me Dr Winkler 1990-12-13
Movie Meridian Priest 1990-11-10
Movie Splendor 1989-01-01
Movie The Sweet House of Horrors The Exorcist 1989-01-01
Series Agatha Christie's Poirot Simeon Lee 1989-01-08
Movie Natalia 1989-04-12
Movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Butler 1989-05-24
Movie Berlin-Jerusalem Editor 1989-02-03
Movie The Hostage of Europe Hudson Lowe 1989-09-29
Movie Catacombs Brother Timothy 1988-05-14
Movie Pascali's Island Pariente 1988-07-22
Movie Testimony Gargolovsky 1988-11-01
Series Fortunes of War 1987-10-11
Movie Caravaggio Art Lover 1986-08-29
Movie The Name of the Rose Hugh of Newcastle 1986-09-24
Movie Morenga Lohmann 1985-01-01
Series Morenga Lohmann 1985-03-13
Movie Mata Hari Prosecutor 1985-09-05
Series A.D. Flavius Sabinus 1985-03-31
Series Mussolini: The Untold Story Sebastiani 1985-11-24
Movie The Devil's Lieutenant Dr. Goldschmiedt 1984-01-11
Movie Mon Ami Washington Unknown 1984-01-01
Series Sherlock Holmes Mendelstam 1984-04-24
Movie Much Ado About Nothing Don John 1984-12-22
Movie The Scarlet and the Black Count Langenthal 1983-02-02
Series Dramarama Unknown 1983-09-12
Movie An Englishman Abroad Guildenstern 1983-11-29
Movie The Night of Varennes 1982-05-15
Series Marco Polo Prosecutor 1982-12-05
Movie Enigma Unknown 1982-10-15
Series Private Schulz Unknown 1981-05-06
Movie Condorman Russian Agent 1981-07-02
Series Masada Unknown 1981-04-05
Movie L'amour nu John, le patron de Claire 1981-10-07
Movie Troilus & Cressida Agamemnon 1981-11-07
Series Goldene Zeiten - Bittere Zeiten M. Bernard 1981-09-29
Movie Sredni Vashtar Dr. Russell 1981-09-01
Movie Nijinsky Sergei Grigoriev 1980-03-20
Series The Devil's Crown Unknown 1978-04-30
Series Blake's 7 The Chairman 1978-01-02
Movie Little Girl in Blue Velvet Lamberti 1978-08-23
Series Holocaust Karp 1978-04-16
Series Lillie Unknown 1978-09-24
Movie Romeo & Juliet Apothecary 1978-12-03
Series BBC Television Shakespeare Unknown 1978-12-01
Movie Question of Love Peter 1978-10-18
Movie The Spy Who Loved Me Max Kalba 1977-07-07
Movie March or Die Mean Corporal 1977-09-08
Series 1990 Unknown 1977-09-18
Movie French Without Tears Monsieur Maingot 1976-05-16
Series Police Commissioner Moulin Astman 1976-08-04
Movie India Song Georges Crawn 1975-06-04
Movie Cat and Mouse le complice de Germain 1975-09-03
Movie The Messiah Samuel 1975-10-24
Movie Playing with Fire Un messager 1975-02-19
Series The Venturers Unknown 1975-01-07
Series The Sweeney Harry Kretchmar 1975-01-02
Movie Lovers Like Us Coleman 1975-11-26
Movie Operation: Daybreak Pyotr 1975-11-01
Series Rumpole of the Bailey Unknown 1975-12-17
Series Michael Strogoff Blount 1975-12-23
Movie Rumpole of the Bailey Magnus Piecan 1975-12-16
Series Des Christoffel von Grimmelshausen abenteuerlicher Simplizissimus Dr. Canard 1975-11-19
Series Fall of Eagles Count Stookau 1974-03-15
Movie The Marseille Contract Lazar 1974-09-04
Movie Soft Beds, Hard Battles Padre 1974-01-24
Movie Cartesius Astronomo Ciprus 1974-02-21
Series A vous de jouer milord N° 2 1974-11-04
Series Father Brown Unknown 1974-09-26
Movie Scent of a Woman Don Carlo 1974-12-20
Movie Murder on the Orient Express Concierge 1974-11-22
Movie An Echo of Theresa Bannerheim 1973-01-15
Series Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em Unknown 1973-02-15
Movie The Day of the Jackal Interrogator 1973-05-15
Movie Story of a Love Story 1973-05-24
Movie Far from Dallas Unknown 1972-01-01
Movie The Canterbury Tales Franklin 1972-07-01
Series The Protectors Joe Flynn 1972-09-29
Series Van der Valk Unknown 1972-09-13
Series The Edwardians Unknown 1972-11-21
Movie The Horsemen Zam Hajji 1971-08-16
Movie The Married Couple of the Year Two le pasteur 1971-04-07
Movie Nicholas and Alexandra Dr. Lazovert 1971-11-29
Movie Fiddler on the Roof Russian Official 1971-11-03
Movie Mary, Queen of Scots Duc De Guise 1971-12-22
Series Codename Unknown 1970-04-07
Series Ace of Wands Unknown 1970-07-29
Movie The Beast in the Cellar Newsmith 1970-08-01
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15
Movie The Assassination Bureau Baron Muntzof 1969-03-09
Movie Anne of the Thousand Days Mendoza 1969-12-18
Movie Doctor Who: The War Games Chief Scientist 1969-06-21
Series The Champions Unknown 1968-09-25
Movie The Taming of the Shrew Pedant 1967-03-07
Series Mystery and Imagination Unknown 1966-01-29
Series Breaking Point (UK) Unknown 1966-10-22
Movie Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes Member of the French Team 1965-06-16
Movie The Debussy Film 1965-05-18
Movie Darling Art Critic at Ralph Riggs Exposure (uncredited) 1965-08-03
Series Thirty-Minute Theatre Unknown 1965-10-07
Series Out of the Unknown Unknown 1965-10-04
Movie The World of George Orwell: 1984 Goldstein 1965-11-28
Series Martin Chuzzlewit Unknown 1964-01-19
Series Doctor Who Unknown 1963-11-23
Series The Saint Vogel 1962-10-04
Series The Scales of Justice Mr. Strang 1962-01-11
Series The Avengers Stenson 1961-01-07
Series Dixon of Dock Green Unknown 1955-07-09