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Alan Badel (1923–1982)

British thespian Alan Badel came to prominence after graduating from RADA a Gold Medal winner. He made an almost instant impact on the stage in both modern and classical roles. One of his first critically acclaimed performances was as Romeo, opposite Claire Bloom's Juliet at the Old Vic. Despite his velvety, resonant voice and commanding ... See full bio »

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The Day of the Jackal
The Day of the Jackal The Minister
Shogun Father Dell'Aqua
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life Gerald Weaver
Arabesque Beshraavi


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 1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV Series)
Sir Alington West
- The Red Signal (1982) ... Sir Alington West
 1966-1982 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Sir Fretful Plagiary / Sir Robert Morton / Svengali / ...
- The Critic (1982) ... Sir Fretful Plagiary
- Trilby (1976) ... Svengali
- The Parachute (1968) ... Father
 1982 The Woman in White (TV Mini-Series)
Count Fosco
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... Count Fosco
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Count Fosco
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Count Fosco
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Count Fosco
 1980 Shogun (TV Movie)
Father Dell'Aqua
 1980 Nijinsky
Baron de Gunzburg
 1979 The Riddle of the Sands
 1979 Agatha
Lord Brackenbury
 1978 Force 10 from Navarone
 1978 The Sunday Drama (TV Series)
Buster Barnes
- The One and Only Buster Barnes (1978) ... Buster Barnes
 1978 The Medusa Touch
 1977 Telefon
Colonel Malchenko
 1977 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Michael Arlen
- Exiles (1977) ... Michael Arlen
 1976 Bill Brand (TV Mini-Series)
David Last
- Revisions (1976) ... David Last
- Anybody's (1976) ... David Last
- Rabbles (1976) ... David Last
- Resolution (1976) ... David Last
 1976 Where Adam Stood (TV Movie)
Philip Gosse
 1974 Luther
Thomas De Vio
 1970 Biography (TV Series)
Charles I
 1970 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Edward Kimberley
- The Creeper (1970) ... Edward Kimberley
 1970 The Adventurers
President Rojo
 1969 Where's Jack?
The Lord Chancellor
 1969 Otley
Sir Alex Hadrian
 1967-1968 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
David de Beaudrigue / Henry IV
- The Fanatics (1968) ... David de Beaudrigue
- Henry IV (1967) ... Henry IV
 1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Rory Farquhar
- Toggle (1968) ... Rory Farquhar
 1966 Arabesque
 1962-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Tom / Hero / Don Juan
- A Couple of Dry Martinis (1965) ... Tom
- The Rehearsal (1963) ... Hero
- Don Juan in Hell (1962) ... Don Juan
 1964 Children of the Damned
Dr. David Neville
 1963 Chronicle (TV Series)
Julius Caesar
 1963 Bitter Harvest
Karl Denny
 1963 The Lover (TV Movie)
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
The Prisoner
- The Prisoner (1963) ... The Prisoner
 1963 This Sporting Life
Gerald Weaver
 1962 Thirty Minute Theatre (TV Series)
- Don Juan in Hell (1962)
 1961 The Complaisant Lover (TV Movie)
Clive Root
 1961 Theatre 70 (TV Series)
- The Substitute (1961)
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Don Juan
- Death of Satan (1958) ... Don Juan
 1955 Three Cases of Murder
Owen (segment "Lord Mountdrago") / Mr. X (segment "In the Picture") / Harry (segment "You Killed Elizabeth")
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series)
Napoleon / Fool
- King Lear (1953) ... Fool
 1952 The Stranger Left No Card (Short)
 1951 Michèle and René (TV Series)
- Up the River (1951) ... Poins
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Stage: Appeared in William Shakespeare's play, "Measure for Measure" in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England, with John Gielgud, Harry Andrews, Barbara Jefford, Leon Quartermaine, Robert Hardy, Robert Shaw, George Rose, Michael Gwynn, Michael Bates, Maxine Audley and Paul ... See more »

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Was a British paratrooper and liaised with the French Resistance in World War II; being half-French, he did a lot of work behind enemy lines with the Resistance and claimed he had killed several men in hand-to-hand combat. See more »

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