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Tom Bell (I) (1933–2006)


Tom Bell was one of the UK's finest actors but he never achieved the star billing or recognition he so richly deserved. His career spanned some 50 years. Time and time again, Bell gave memorable performances. From the able seaman ordered to be flogged by a sadistic officer, played by Dirk Bogarde, in the film, "HMS Defiant" (AKA "Damn the Defiant"... See full bio »

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 2014 The Scarf (Short)
Thief
 2008 Love Me Still
Lenny Ronson
 2006 Blue Murder (TV Series)
Vinny McAteer
- The Spartacus Thing (2006) ... Vinny McAteer
 2006 The Battle for Rome (TV Mini-Series)
Scipio Nasica
 2006 Dead Man's Cards
Billy The Cowboy
 2005 Kraft (Short)
 2003 Devil's Gate
Jake
 2003 Oh Marbella!
Ronnie, Ackerman
 2003 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Prof. Hugh Cullen / Prof Hugh Cullen
- Breaking Glass: Part 2 (2003) ... Prof. Hugh Cullen
- Breaking Glass: Part 1 (2003) ... Prof Hugh Cullen
 2003 Pollyanna (TV Movie)
Old Tom
 2001 Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible (TV Series)
Chief Inspector Ellis
- Voodoo Feet of Death (2001) ... Chief Inspector Ellis
 2001 My Kingdom
Quick
 2001 Lava
Eric
 2001 The Last Minute
Grimshanks
 2001 Taggart (TV Series)
Jack Hooper
- Falling in Love (2001) ... Jack Hooper
 1999 Four Fathers (TV Series)
Frank Yallop
 1999 Tube Tales
Old Gent (segment "Horny")
 1999 Swing
Sid Luxford
 1998 The Grand (TV Series)
Clive's Dad
- Episode #2.6 (1998) ... Clive's Dad
 1997 The Boxer
Joe MaGuire's father (uncredited)
 1997 Amy Foster
Isaac Foster
 1997 Preaching to the Perverted
Henry Harding MP
 1997 Insiders (TV Series)
Tom Whitby
- Soft Touch (1997) ... Tom Whitby
 1996 Dangerfield (TV Series)
John Rust
- Eden (1996) ... John Rust
 1996 No Bananas (TV Mini-Series)
Thomas Slater
- Blitz (1996) ... Thomas Slater
- Raids (1996) ... Thomas Slater
- Cricket (1996) ... Thomas Slater
- Dunkirk (1996) ... Thomas Slater
 1995 The Great Kandinsky (TV Movie)
The Professor
 1995 Feast of July
Ben Wainwright
 1994 Capital Lives (TV Series)
Jimmy
- Possession (1994) ... Jimmy
 1994 The Cinder Path (TV Mini-Series)
Edward MacFell
 1993 Spender (TV Series)
Tommy Thornton
- Christmas Special - The French Collection (1993) ... Tommy Thornton
- Puck (1993) ... Tommy Thornton
 1993 Spender: The French Collection (TV Movie)
Tommy Thornton
 1993 Prime Suspect 3 (TV Series)
Sgt. Bill Otley
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Colonel Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck
- Young Indiana Jones and the Phantom Train of Doom (1993) ... Colonel Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck
 1993 Sensatsiya
American Scientist
 1992 Screen One (TV Series)
Jack Travis
- Seconds Out (1992) ... Jack Travis
 1992 Angels (TV Movie)
Michael
 1991-1992 Hope It Rains (TV Series)
Harry Nash
- Episode #2.6 (1992) ... Harry Nash
- Episode #2.5 (1992) ... Harry Nash
- Episode #2.4 (1992) ... Harry Nash
- Episode #2.3 (1992) ... Harry Nash
- Episode #2.2 (1992) ... Harry Nash
 1991 Prime Suspect (TV Mini-Series)
DS Bill Otley
 1991 Van der Valk (TV Series)
Freddie Brugmans
- Doctor Hoffmann's Children (1991) ... Freddie Brugmans
 1990 Dark River (TV Movie)
Johnny Deacon
 1990 Screenplay (TV Series)
Grant
- Available Light (1990) ... Grant
 1989 Red King, White Knight (TV Movie)
Tulayev
 1989 Resurrected
Mr. Deakin
 1986-1989 Screen Two (TV Series)
Mr. Seaford-Warwick / Frank Meredith
- Words of Love (1989) ... Mr. Seaford-Warwick
- Hard Travelling (1986) ... Frank Meredith
 1987 Wish You Were Here
Eric
 1987 The Magic Toyshop
Uncle Philip
 1986 Unnatural Causes (TV Series)
Harold
- Hidden Talents (1986) ... Harold
 1985 The Innocent
Frank Dobson
 1984 Summer Lightning
Mr Clark
 1970-1984 Play for Today (TV Series)
Abel Broom / Alan / Colonel Steiner / ...
- Desert of Lies (1984) ... Abel Broom
- Stronger Than the Sun (1977) ... Alan
- A Choice of Evils (1977) ... Colonel Steiner
- Angels Are So Few (1970) ... Michael Biddle
 1980 Sweet Nothings (TV Movie)
Tom Fearon
 1978 The Sailor's Return
William Targett
 1978 Holocaust (TV Mini-Series)
Adolf Eichmann
- Part 4 (1978) ... Adolf Eichmann
- Part 2 (1978) ... Adolf Eichmann
 1977 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Larry
- The Proofing Session (1977) ... Larry
 1976 Death of an Informer (TV Movie)
The informer
 1974 Armchair Cinema (TV Series)
Ray Carter
- Sea Song (1974) ... Ray Carter
 1974 Late Night Theatre (TV Series)
The man
- Little Fears (1974) ... The man
 1974 Second City Firsts (TV Series)
- The Actual Woman (1974)
 1974 The Protectors (TV Series)
Shadbolt
- Shadbolt (1974) ... Shadbolt
 1959-1972 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Danny Blake / Albert Stokes / Cass Cassidy
- The Folk Singer (1972) ... Danny Blake
- A Night Out (1960) ... Albert Stokes
 1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Vic Crawley
- The Samaritan (1972) ... Vic Crawley
 1972 Straight on Till Morning
Jimmy Lindsay
 1972 The Spy's Wife (Short)
Tom Tyler
 1971 Quest for Love
Colin Trafford
 1971 The Ten Commandments (TV Series)
Mike Lee
- Be Lucky (1971) ... Mike Lee
 1968 In Enemy Country
Ian
 1968 The Long Day's Dying
Tom Cooper
 1967 The Virginian (TV Series)
Cpl. Johnny Moon
- Johnny Moon (1967) ... Cpl. Johnny Moon
 1967 The Violent Enemy
Sean Rogan
 1966 Sands of Beersheba
Dan
 1965 He Who Rides a Tiger
Peter Rayston
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Billy Mack
 1964 Ballad in Blue
Steve Collins
 1961-1962 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Tom Knowles
- Drama '61: The Long Distance Blue (1961) ... Tom Knowles
 1962 A Prize of Arms
Fenner
 1962 Damn the Defiant!
Evans
 1961 Echo of Barbara
Ben
 1961 The Kitchen
Paul
 1960 Concrete Jungle
Flynn
 1960 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Rod Copley
- Cul de sac (1960) ... Rod Copley
 1959 Friends and Neighbours (scenes deleted)
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Andrew Turtle
- Promenade (1959) ... Andrew Turtle
 1959 Dial 999 (TV Series)
The Boxer
- Extradition (1959) ... The Boxer
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Other Works:

He acted in the play, "Progress in the Park", at the Saville Theatre in London, England with Billie Whitelaw, Patrick Magee, Brian McDermott, Bee Duffell, Michael Coles and Norman Rossington in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

If you act you need to have threat. Without threat, nobody notices you.

Trivia:

In 1962 he was arrested for picking flowers from someone's garden in Hampstead. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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