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Bernard Archard (I) (1916–2008)

Tall, incisive, aquiline-featured British character actor. Born in Fulham, London, Archard won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1938. The following year, he made his stage debut opposite Jessica Tandy in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, at the Regent's Park Theatre. A conscientious objector during the war, Archard made ... See full bio »

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 1991 Keeping Up Appearances (TV Series)
The hotel guest
- Hyacinth Tees Off (1991) ... The hotel guest
 1990 Hidden Agenda
Sir Robert Neil
 1988 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Frederic Wilder
- Strife (1988) ... Frederic Wilder
 1985-1987 Bergerac (TV Series)
Dr. Rodgers / Dr. Rogers
- Poison (1987) ... Dr. Rodgers
- Off Shore Trades (1985) ... Dr. Rogers
 1985-1986 Lytton's Diary (TV Series)
Ian The Editor / Ian (The Editor) / The Editor / ...
- The Ancien Regime (1986) ... Ian The Editor
- Rules of Engagement (1986) ... Ian The Editor
- The Ends and the Means (1986) ... Ian (The Editor)
- Come uppance (1985) ... Ian The Editor
- Tricks of the Trade (1985) ... The Editor
 1985 King Solomon's Mines
Professor Huston (uncredited)
 1984 The Brief (TV Series)
Goldini
- Landscape (1984) ... Goldini
 1983 Separate Tables (TV Movie)
Mr. Fowler
 1983 Krull
Eirig
 1983 Number 10 (TV Mini-Series)
Duke of Wellington
 1983 The Professionals (TV Series)
Granger
- A Man Called Quinn (1983) ... Granger
 1981 Churchill and the Generals (TV Movie)
Edward, Lord Halifax
 1980 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Movie)
Court President
 1980 The Sea Wolves
Underhill
 1980 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (TV Movie)
Donado
 1980 Cribb (TV Series)
Governor of Newgate
- Waxwork (1980) ... Governor of Newgate
 1979 Charles Endell, Esq (TV Series)
Archibald Telfer
- Glasgow Belongs to Me (1979) ... Archibald Telfer
 1979 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Jarvis Allen
- Rumpole and the Show Folk (1979) ... Jarvis Allen
 1968-1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Robbie / Vic / Kenneth Ducane / ...
- The Purple Twilight (1979) ... Robbie / Vic
- Double Agent (1969) ... Kenneth Ducane
 1979 Dick Turpin (TV Series)
Duke of Hereford
- The Whipping Boy (1979) ... Duke of Hereford
 1972-1979 Crown Court (TV Series)
William Boyce / Peter Elgar / Dr. Holt-Matthews / ...
- Beyond the Limits: Part 1 (1979) ... William Boyce
- Double, Double: Part 1 (1974) ... Sir Hugo Jellicoe
 1978 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Purkiss
- The Editor Regrets (1978) ... Purkiss
 1974-1977 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Rev. Pattison / The Bishop Alelfhun
- Sister Dora: Part 1 (1977) ... Rev. Pattison
- The Ceremony of Innocence (1974) ... The Bishop Alelfhun
 1977 Philby, Burgess and Maclean (TV Movie)
Graves
 1976 Smuga cienia
Capt. Elis
 1975 Get Some In! (TV Series)
Air Commodore Sir Nigel Savage
- Picket Detail (1975) ... Air Commodore Sir Nigel Savage
 1975 Sky (TV Series)
Haril
- Chariot of Fire (1975) ... Haril
 1975 The Hiding Place
Lt. Rahms
 1974 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Felix
- Pritan (1974) ... Felix
 1974 Play for Today (TV Series)
Managing Director, Blacks
- Leeds United (1974) ... Managing Director, Blacks
 1974 Crown Matrimonial (TV Movie)
Geoffrey Dawson
 1973 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series)
Col Harry Tewksbury
- What the Footman Saw (1973) ... Col Harry Tewksbury
 1973 Crime of Passion (TV Series)
Maitre Dubois / Maître Dubois
- Chantal (1973) ... Maitre Dubois
- Claudine (1973) ... Maitre Dubois
- Gerard (1973) ... Maitre Dubois
- Oriane (1973) ... Maitre Dubois
- Henri (1973) ... Maitre Dubois
 1973 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
Dr. Freud
- The Rat Man (1973) ... Dr. Freud
 1973 Special Branch (TV Series)
Ministry Official
- Polonaise (1973) ... Ministry Official
 1972 The Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series)
Bulov
- The Duel (1972) ... Bulov
 1972 Madigan (TV Series)
Graves
- The London Beat (1972) ... Graves
 1972 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series)
Vernon
- Breeze Anstey (1972) ... Vernon
 1972 The Challengers (TV Series)
The Minister
- Who's Been Eating My Porridge? ... The Minister
 1971 Macbeth
Angus
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Dr. Davidson
- A Message from the Deep Sea (1971) ... Dr. Davidson
 1969-1971 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Chief Inspector McPhail / Rev. J. Smith
- Party Piece (1971) ... Chief Inspector McPhail
- Who Dies Next (1969) ... Rev. J. Smith
 1971 Dad's Army
Maj. Gen. Fullard
 1971 Man at the Top (TV Series)
Joshua Redroe
- Join the Human Race (1971) ... Joshua Redroe
 1964-1970 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Colonel / Herbert Jones
- Shadows (1970) ... Colonel
- Don't Play with Fire (1964) ... Herbert Jones
 1970 The Horror of Frankenstein
Prof. Heiss
 1970 Song of Norway
George Nordraak
 1970 Fragment of Fear
Priest
 1970 Manhunt (TV Series)
Lemaitre
- Confessional (1970) ... Lemaitre
 1963-1970 Z Cars (TV Series)
Harry Wardle / HM Inspector of Constabulary (I) / Charlton
- For Old Time's Sake!: Part 2 (1970) ... Harry Wardle
- For Old Time's Sake!: Part 1 (1970) ... Harry Wardle
- Quiet Confidence (1963) ... Charlton
 1968-1970 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
President / Dr. Van Helsing
- The Suicide Club (1970) ... President
- Dracula (1968) ... Dr. Van Helsing
 1970 Kate (TV Series)
Ben Ruddick
- A Little Learning (1970) ... Ben Ruddick
 1969 Run a Crooked Mile (TV Movie)
Business Spokesman
 1969 Oh Brother! (TV Series)
Father Koenig
- Behold This Dreamer (1969) ... Father Koenig
 1969 Callan (TV Series)
Albert Watt
- Once a Big Man, Always a Big Man (1969) ... Albert Watt
 1969 Play Dirty
Col. Homerton
 1968 The Jazz Age (TV Series)
Jenkinson
- Lonely Road (1968) ... Jenkinson
 1965-1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Dr. Constantine / Desmond Leeming
- Split! (1968) ... Dr. Constantine
- The Master Minds (1965) ... Desmond Leeming
 1967 The Mini-Mob
Sir Basil Grinling
 1967 City 68' (TV Series)
Dolf Perriman
- The Waiting Game (1967) ... Dolf Perriman
 1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
The Prior
- The Devil a Monk Would Be (1967) ... The Prior
 1959-1967 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Sir Adrian Campbell / George Boxley
- The Education of Corporal Halliday (1967) ... Sir Adrian Campbell
 1967 Mr. Rose (TV Series)
Tom Grant
- The Naked Emperor (1967) ... Tom Grant
 1966 Son of the Sahara
Bu Kader
 1966 The Spy with a Cold Nose
Russian Intelligence Officer
 1966 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Moris
- Days to Come (1966) ... Moris
 1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Dr. Giddy
- Frankenstein Mark 2 (1966) ... Dr. Giddy
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Nathaniel Fletcher
- Up and Down (1966) ... Nathaniel Fletcher
 1966 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Nubar
- I Can Only Offer You Sherry (1966) ... Nubar
 1965 R3 (TV Series)
Major Green
- It's Better to Know (1965) ... Major Green
 1965 Heiress of Garth (TV Mini-Series)
Charles Ovington
 1965 The Flying Swan (TV Series)
Alan Dale
- Angel Space (1965) ... Alan Dale
 1965 Hit and Run (TV Series)
Mr. Cable
 1964 The Children of the New Forest (TV Series)
Intendant Heatherstone
- The Name of Beverley (1964) ... Intendant Heatherstone
- Into Battle (1964) ... Intendant Heatherstone
- A Common Enemy (1964) ... Intendant Heatherstone
- A Rescue (1964) ... Intendant Heatherstone
- The King's Messenger (1964) ... Intendant Heatherstone
 1964 The Hidden Truth (TV Series)
Andrew Quincey
- Sweets to the Sweet (1964) ... Andrew Quincey
 1961-1964 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Michael Forrest / Insp. Trainer / Detective Inspector Verity / ...
- Face of a Stranger (1964) ... Michael Forrest
- Flat Two (1962) ... Insp. Trainer
- Man Detained (1961) ... Detective Inspector Verity
- Clue of the New Pin (1961) ... Supt. Carver
 1964 The Midnight Men (TV Series)
Gen. Plaski
- Promise to Kill (1964) ... Gen. Plaski
- The King's Business (1964) ... Gen. Plaski
- The Proxy (1964) ... Gen. Plaski
- Time of Danger (1964) ... Gen. Plaski
- The King Shall Die (1964) ... Gen. Plaski
 1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Sir Wilson Hermitage, M.D., F.R.C.S., K.C.M.G.
- The Case of the Stricken Surgeon (1964) ... Sir Wilson Hermitage, M.D., F.R.C.S., K.C.M.G.
 1964 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
James Senlac
- A Present from Father (1964) ... James Senlac
 1963 Silent Playground
Insp. Duffy
 1963 Julius Caesar (TV Series)
Cassius
 1962-1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Mr. Wales / Henry Carter
- The Rescuers (1963) ... Mr. Wales
- The Light Trap (1962) ... Henry Carter
 1962-1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Passenger / Edwin Carrington
- Night Express (1963) ... Passenger
- Member of the Family (1962) ... Edwin Carrington
 1963 The List of Adrian Messenger
Insp. Pike
 1963 Zero One (TV Series)
Atkins
- Discord (1963) ... Atkins
 1957-1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Nicholas Allen / Sir Halliday Macartney / Evangelist
- For Heroes, Brandy (1962) ... Nicholas Allen
- Mr. Cole and the Middle Kingdom (1961) ... Sir Halliday Macartney
- Saloon Bar (1957) ... Evangelist
 1963 The Launching (Short)
Harris
 1962 The Password Is Courage
1st Prisoner of war
 1962 Man of the World (TV Series)
Sheikh Ibrahim Ben Said
- Nature of Justice (1962) ... Sheikh Ibrahim Ben Said
 1962 The Scales of Justice (TV Series)
Joe Ashton
- A Woman's Privilege (1962) ... Joe Ashton
 1962 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Dr. Alan Brand
- Top of the Ladder (1962) ... Dr. Alan Brand
 1962 Sir Francis Drake (TV Series)
Sir Christopher
- Court Intrigue (1962) ... Sir Christopher
 1962 The Second Mrs. Tanqueray (TV Movie)
 1962 Flat Two
Insp. Trainer
 1961 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Eddie Bernstein
- Why George Brown Hanged (1961) ... Eddie Bernstein
 1961 Top Secret (TV Series)
Hernandez
- After the Fair (1961) ... Hernandez
 1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
Doctor Bryant
- The Leak (1961) ... Doctor Bryant
 1961 Clue of the New Pin
Supt. Carver
 1961 Man Detained
Inspector Verity
 1961 The Pursuers (TV Series)
Alec Carson
- Tomorrow's Ghost (1961) ... Alec Carson
 1960 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
Drew
- Under the Influence (1960) ... Drew
 1960 Village of the Damned
Vicar
 1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
- Episode #1.19 (1960)
 1958 Corridors of Blood
Hospital Official
 1958 The Secret Man
Inspector White
 1958 Mary Britten, M.D. (TV Series)
Councillor Pyke
- English Without Tears (1958) ... Councillor Pyke
- The Brothers (1958) ... Councillor Pyke
- A Day's Fishing (1958) ... Councillor Pyke
- Home (1958) ... Councillor Pyke
 1957 Destination Downing Street (TV Series)
Meissner
- Danger's End: Part 4 (1957) ... Meissner
- Danger's End: Part 3 (1957) ... Meissner
 1957 A Woman of Property (TV Movie)
Dr. Pickford
 1957 Kenilworth (TV Series)
Dr. Masters
- Episode #1.2 (1957) ... Dr. Masters
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Anthony Shaffer's play, "The Case of the Oily Levantine," at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, England with Hywel Bennett, Adrienne Posta, William Squire, Wolfe Morris, Anna Quayle, Paul Angelis, Gwen Nelson, and Roger Leach in the cast. Patrick Dromgoole was director. See more »

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Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Retired living in Somerset, England See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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