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Herbert Lom (1917–2012)

Born September 11, 1917, Herbert Lom made his film debut in the Czech film Zena pod krízem (1937) and played supporting and, occasionally, lead roles. His career picked up in the 1940s and he played, among other roles, Napoleon Bonaparte in The Young Mr. Pitt (1942) (and, again, in War and Peace (1956)). In a rare starring role, Lom played ... See full bio »

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 2004-2007 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Voice of Jason Rafiel / Ausgustin Dufosse
- Miss Marple: Nemesis (2007) ... Voice of Jason Rafiel (voice, uncredited)
- The Murder at the Vicarage (2004) ... Ausgustin Dufosse
 1994 The Detectives (TV Series)
Van der Dyck
- Dutch Cops (1994) ... Van der Dyck
 1991 The Pope Must Diet
Vittorio Corelli
 1991 The Devil's Daughter
Moebius Kelly
 1989 River of Death
Col. Ricardo Diaz
 1988 Skeleton Coast
 1987 Going Bananas
Captain Mackintosh
 1987 Scoop (TV Movie)
The Journey - Baldwin
 1985 King Solomon's Mines
Colonel Bockner
 1984 Memed My Hawk
Ali Safa Bey
 1984 Lace (TV Mini-Series)
Monsieur Chardin
 1981 Peter and Paul (TV Movie)
 1980 Hopscotch
 1980 The Man with Bogart's Face
Mr. Zebra
 1977 Charleston
Inspector Watkins
 1976 Uncle Tom's Cabin
Simon Legree
 1973 And Now the Screaming Starts!
Henry Fengriffen
 1973 Dark Places
 1972/I Asylum
Byron (segment: "Mannikins of Horror")
 1971 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
- Highest Castle, Deepest Grave (1971) ... Mondrago
 1971 Murders in the Rue Morgue
Rene Marot
 1970 Mister Jerico (TV Movie)
Victor Russo
 1970 Mark of the Devil
Lord Cumberland
 1969 Journey to the Far Side of the Sun
Doctor Hassler
 1969 99 Women
Governor Santos
 1968 Assignment to Kill
Matt Wilson
 1968 Eve
 1968 Villa Rides
General Huerta
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
- The Five Daughters Affair: Part II (1967) ... Randolph
- The Five Daughters Affair: Part I (1967) ... Randolph
 1966 Bang! Bang! You're Dead!
Mr. Casimir
 1965 Return from the Ashes
Dr. Charles Bovard
 1962 Tiara Tahiti
Chong Sing
 1961 The Frightened City
Waldo Zhernikov
 1961 I Like Money
Castel Benac
 1960 I Aim at the Stars
Anton Reger
 1959 Third Man on the Mountain
Emil Saxo
 1959 North West Frontier
Van Leyden
 1958 Room 43
Nick Biaggi
 1958 The Roots of Heaven
 1958 Intent to Kill
Juan Menda
 1958 Chase a Crooked Shadow
Police Commissar Vargas
 1957 Action of the Tiger
Trifon, Albania Bandit
 1957 Hell Drivers
Gino Rossi
 1957 Fire Down Below
Harbour Master
 1956 The Errol Flynn Theatre (TV Series)
Professor Hahnemann / Steve
- The Sealed Room (1956) ... Professor Hahnemann
- The Girl in Blue Jeans (1956) ... Steve
 1955 The Ladykillers
Louis (a.k.a. 'Mr. Harvey')
 1954 Twist of Fate
Emil Landosh
 1954 Star of India
 1954 The Love Lottery
 1953 Shoot First
 1953 Project M7
Dr. Alex Leon
 1952 The Paris Express
Julius de Koster, Jr.
 1951 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Kurt Fischer
- Night of the Fourth (1951) ... Dr. Kurt Fischer
 1951 Two on the Tiles
 1951 Hell Is Sold Out
Dominic Danges
 1950 Cage of Gold
 1950 The Black Rose
 1950 The Great Manhunt
Karl Theodor
 1950 Golden Salamander
 1949 The Lost People
Guest (uncredited)
 1949 Lost Daughter
Fritz Kottler Hendlemann
 1948 Brass Monkey
Peter Hobart
 1948 Good-Time Girl
Max Vine
 1948 Snowbound
Von Kellerman, alias Keramikos
 1947 Dual Alibi
Jules de Lisle / Georges de Lisle
 1946 Appointment with Crime
Gregory Lang
 1945 The Seventh Veil
Dr. Larsen
 1944 Hotel Reserve
Andre Roux
 1943 The Dark Tower
Stephen Torg
 1943 At Dawn We Die
 1942 Secret Mission
Medical Officer
 1940 After Mein Kampf?: The Story of Adolph Hitler (Documentary)
Hitler Youth (uncredited)
 1938 Bozí mlýny
 1937 Zena pod krízem
Gustav, Hodanuv syn
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Stage: Appeared in Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical, "The King and I", at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, England, with Valerie Hobson, Muriel Smith, Martin Benson, Doreen Duke, Sonya Hana and Jan Muzurus in the cast. See more »

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[on Alec Guinness] I remember Alec teaching me not to rehearse too much. Because I am a bit of a pedestrian, I like to rehearse until I know it all backwards. That was my school, but Alec taught me. He said, "If you know too much about it, it ceases to be fun." See more »


Had a daughter with Brigitta Appleby. See more »


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