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Desmond Llewelyn (1914–1999)


Desmond Llewelyn was born in South Wales in 1914, the son of a coal mining engineer. In high school, he worked as a stagehand in the school's productions and then picked up sporadic small parts. His family would not give up their effort to prevent him from a life on stage, so an uncle who was a high ranking police officer arranged for Llewelyn to ... See full bio »

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 1999 Die Millennium-Katastrophe - Computer-Crash 2000 (TV Movie)
Peregrin Morley
 1981 The Life and Times of David Lloyd George (TV Series)
Lord Lansdowne
- No. 10 (1981) ... Lord Lansdowne (as Desmond Llewellyn)
 1979-1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Papa / Major Bill Whittall
- The Happy Autumn Fields (1980) ... Papa
- Speed King (1979) ... Major Bill Whittall
 1979 Hazell (TV Series)
Bell
- Hazell and the Suffolk Ghost (1979) ... Bell
 1978 Lillie (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Dudley
- The Jersey Lily (1978) ... Lord Dudley
 1978 Wilde Alliance (TV Series)
Colonel Thripp
- Well Enough Alone (1978) ... Colonel Thripp
 1977 Eustace and Hilda (TV Series)
Sir John Staveley
- The Sixth Heaven (1977) ... Sir John Staveley
 1976 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
President
- Loss of the Helen May (1976) ... President
 1976 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Rev. Sidney Gooch
- Anselm Gets His Chance (1976) ... Rev. Sidney Gooch
 1975 Man in the Zoo (TV Movie)
 1974 The Pallisers (TV Mini-Series)
Speaker
- Part Twenty-three (1974) ... Speaker
 1974 The Nine Tailors (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Charles Thorpe
- Episode #1.1 (1974) ... Sir Charles Thorpe
 1973 Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (TV Series)
Air Commodore Drew
- The R.A.F. Reunion (1973) ... Air Commodore Drew
 1971-1973 Follyfoot (TV Series)
The Colonel
- Hazel (1973) ... The Colonel
- The Helping Hand (1973) ... The Colonel (credit only)
- Uncle Joe (1973) ... The Colonel
 1971 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Somers
- Something Big (1971) ... Somers
 1971 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Thompson
- Flight Into Yesterday (1971) ... Thompson
 1970 Codename (TV Series)
Barrett
- A Walk with the Lions (1970) ... Barrett
 1960-1968 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Dr. Pearce / Bank Manager / Det. Insp. Jones
- The Man (1968) ... Dr. Pearce
- The Commander (1968) ... Bank Manager
- Everything Goes in Threes (1960) ... Det. Insp. Jones
 1968 City '68 (TV Series)
Headmaster
- Where Did You Get That Hat? (1968) ... Headmaster
 1968 Virgin of the Secret Service (TV Series)
Count Kolinsky
- Russian Roundabout (1968) ... Count Kolinsky
 1967 Mickey Dunne (TV Series)
Lord Boutard
- The Hon. Bird (1967) ... Lord Boutard
 1967 Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond (TV Movie)
Q
 1961-1967 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Fergus de la Roux / Constable
- Old Ben in the Belfry (1967) ... Constable
 1965 Moulded in Earth (TV Series)
Squire
- The End of the Feud (1965) ... Squire
- Family Conference (1965) ... Squire
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Charles - Doorman
- The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove (1965) ... Charles - Doorman
 1964 The Sullavan Brothers (TV Series)
Colonel Barlow
- A Plea of Provocation (1964) ... Colonel Barlow
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series)
Member of Council
- A Germ Destroyer (1964) ... Member of Council
 1964 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
John Webb
- A Job for the Major (1964) ... John Webb
 1959-1963 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Murgatroyd / Supt. Hitchcock
- Always a Copper (1963) ... Murgatroyd
- Stranger in the Parlour (1959) ... Supt. Hitchcock
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Company Spokesman / Ian MacDonald / President of the Court
- The Rescuers (1963) ... Company Spokesman
- The Dogs of Durga Das (1963) ... Ian MacDonald
- The Uncertain Witness (1963) ... President of the Court
 1962 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Mr. Forbes
- Episode #4.18 (1962) ... Mr. Forbes
 1962 The Second Mrs. Tanqueray (TV Movie)
Frank Misquith, QC, MP
 1961 Stryker of the Yard (TV Series)
 1961 The House Under the Water (TV Mini-Series)
Colonel Tregaron
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... Colonel Tregaron
 1960 Garry Halliday (TV Series)
Psychiatrist
- A Message from a Stranger (1960) ... Psychiatrist
 1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Sergeant Harris
- Home and the Heart (1960) ... Sergeant Harris
 1960 How Green Was My Valley (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Evans
 1959 Private Investigator (TV Series)
Police Constable Jones
- The Battle for Diana (1959) ... Police Constable Jones (as Desmond Llewellyn)
 1959 Call Me Sam (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1959)
 1959 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Detective Sergeant
- Blind Justice (1959) ... Detective Sergeant
 1959 A Farthing Damages (TV Movie)
O'Connor
 1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
John Redmond
- Parnell (1959) ... John Redmond
 1959 Barbed Wire and Bracken (TV Movie)
The Rector
 1958 Queen's Champion (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Bretherton
- The Edge of Defeat (1958) ... Lord Bretherton
- The Eve of the Armada (1958) ... Lord Bretherton
 1958 The Sky Larks (TV Series)
Police Sgt. Ryan
- Touch of the Irish (1958) ... Police Sgt. Ryan
 1958 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Two Fingers
- Little Mother (1958) ... Two Fingers
 1957 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
McCracken
- The Open and Shut Case (1957) ... McCracken
 1957 The Soldier and the Gentlewoman (TV Movie)
Philip Vaughan
 1955 The Leakage (TV Movie)
Wing-Commander Stone
 1955 Spider's Web (TV Movie)
Constable Jones
 1954 Patrol Car (TV Series)
 1954 The Gentle Falcon (TV Series)
Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk
- A Strange Tournament (1954) ... Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk
 1954 Tyrant's Tower (TV Movie)
2nd Surveyor
 1952 Huckleberry Finn (TV Series)
Harvey Wilks
- The Auction (1952) ... Harvey Wilks
 1952 The Locked Room (TV Movie)
Stephen Amesbury
 1952 The Twelfth Brother (TV Short)
Reuben
 1952 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Pandimiglio
- The Wanderer (1952) ... Pandimiglio
 1949 The Good Companions (TV Movie)
Policeman at Ribsden / Mr. Gooch
 1948 A Comedy of Good and Evil (TV Movie)
Owain Flatfish
 1947 Saloon Bar (TV Movie)
Peter / Police Constable
 1946 The Murder Rap (TV Movie)
Inspector Fearon
 1946 As You Like It (TV Movie)
Duke
 1939 Campbell of Kilmhor (TV Movie)
Captain Sandeman
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Other Works:

TV commercial for the Home Video release of Goldeneye. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Desmond Llewellyn

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

Yes, I know 'Q' is beloved. But, for God's sake, don't make him some kind of sentimental grandfather. That's what I am in real life. See more »

Trivia:

He made six films with Christopher Lee: Hamlet (1948), They Were Not Divided (1950), Corridors of Blood (1958), The Pirates of Blood River (1962) and The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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