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Derek Benfield (1926–2009)

Derek Benfield was born on March 11, 1926 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. He was an actor and writer, known for The Brothers (1972), Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996) and Lifeforce (1985). He was married to Susan Lyall Grant. He died on March 10, 2009 in Esher, Surrey, England. See full bio »
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 2001 Hearts and Bones (TV Series)
Mike Piper
- Episode #2.4 (2001) ... Mike Piper
 1997 Frighteners (TV Series)
Jack Hammond
- Rose Cottage (1997) ... Jack Hammond
 1996 Peak Practice (TV Series)
Fred Hargrave
- Whipping Boy (1996) ... Fred Hargrave
 1994 Men of the World (TV Series)
Mr. Buxton
- Lost in France (1994) ... Mr. Buxton
 1994 Alleyn Mysteries (TV Series)
Alfred Belt
- Hand in Glove (1994) ... Alfred Belt
 1993 Mulberry (TV Series)
Alf
- A Musical Evening (1993) ... Alf
 1992 Screen One (TV Series)
Man on Bus
- Trust Me (1992) ... Man on Bus
 1992 The Brittas Empire (TV Series)
Mr Franklin
- New Generations (1992) ... Mr Franklin
 1992 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Don
- Angel Trousers (1992) ... Don
 1986-1990 Casualty (TV Series)
Eric Hogarth / Mr. Davies
- Street Life (1990) ... Eric Hogarth
- Crazies (1986) ... Mr. Davies
 1990 Making News (TV Series)
Philip Baxter
- Conspiracy (1990) ... Philip Baxter
 1990 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Dr Adams
- The Cornish Mystery (1990) ... Dr Adams
 1989 That's Love (TV Series)
Brian
- Episode #2.3 (1989) ... Brian
 1989 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series)
Registrar
- Little Problems (1989) ... Registrar
 1988 Help! (TV Series)
Mr. Kinnell
- We Are Sailing (1988) ... Mr. Kinnell
 1988 Gentlemen and Players (TV Series)
Harry Griffen
- One for Sorrow Two for Joy (1988) ... Harry Griffen
 1987 The Girl
Janitor
 1987 Intimate Contact (TV Series)
Edgar
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Edgar
 1987 Worlds Beyond (TV Series)
Dr. Meredith
- The Black Tomb (1987) ... Dr. Meredith
 1985 Lifeforce
Physician
 1983-1984 Hallelujah! (TV Series)
Andrew Gibson / Arthur Walton
- Rock Bottom (1984) ... Andrew Gibson
- Poor Box (1983) ... Arthur Walton
 1984 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
Mr. Darcy
- Work Force (1984) ... Mr. Darcy
 1984 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Hector Tolouse
- Maltese Steele (1984) ... Hector Tolouse
 1984 The Gentle Touch (TV Series)
Mr. Devis
- Wise Child (1984) ... Mr. Devis
 1984 Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (TV Series)
Undertaker
- The Late Nancy Irving (1984) ... Undertaker
 1984 Arthur's Hallowed Ground (TV Movie)
Eric
 1982 Yes Minister (TV Series)
Aston Wanderers Board Member
- The Middle-Class Rip-Off (1982) ... Aston Wanderers Board Member
 1982 Shine on Harvey Moon (TV Series)
Chairman
- The Course of True Love (1982) ... Chairman
- In Sickness and in Health (1982) ... Chairman
 1982 Remembrance
Vincent's father
 1982 A Kind of Loving (TV Series)
Franklyn
- August 1963 (1982) ... Franklyn
- February - August 1963 (1982) ... Franklyn
- October - December 1962 (1982) ... Franklyn
 1981 Crown Court (TV Series)
- Leonora: Part 1 (1981)
 1981 Hi-de-Hi! (TV Series)
Rose's Dad
- Desire in the Mickey Mouse Grotto (1981) ... Rose's Dad
 1980 Minder (TV Series)
Brown
 1980 In Loving Memory (TV Series)
Alfred Pardoe
- The Outing (1980) ... Alfred Pardoe
 1980 Breakaway (TV Series)
Leo Corby
- The Family Affair: Part 6 (1980) ... Leo Corby
- The Family Affair: Part 2 (1980) ... Leo Corby
 1980 The Boy Who Never Was (TV Movie)
Inspector
 1979 Thundercloud (TV Series)
Beattie
- Carry on Number One (1979) ... Beattie
 1979 The Knowledge (TV Movie)
Football Driver
 1963-1978 Z Cars (TV Series)
Thurley / Dicky Green / Timmy Cater / ...
- Departures (1978) ... Det. Supt. Ramsden
- Sweet Girl (1972) ... Byrne
- Dan Dan...: Part 2 (1971) ... Thurley
- Dan Dan...: Part 1 (1971) ... Thurley
- Cruising for Burglars: Part 2 (1970) ... Dicky Green
 1978 Armchair Thriller (TV Series)
Mr. Cooper
- The Girl Who Walked Quickly: Part 1 (1978) ... Mr. Cooper
 1976 Hunter's Walk (TV Series)
Bert Brown
- Say Nothing (1976) ... Bert Brown
 1964-1975 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Publican / Skinner / Quilter / ...
- Chain of Events (1975) ... Skinner
- Flashpoint (1971) ... Quilter
- The Jelly Man (1969) ... Harry Fisher
- The Step-Brother (1967) ... Jack Bowden
 1975 Sharon's Baby
Police Inspector
 1975 Late Call (TV Mini-Series)
Voice #2
 1972-1973 Thirty Minutes Worth (TV Series)
- Episode #3.5 (1973)
- Episode #1.4 (1972)
- Episode #1.2 (1972)
 1973 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Cyril
- The Death of Glory (1973) ... Cyril
 1973 The Flaxton Boys (TV Series)
Police Sgt. Brophy
- 1945: Remember, Remember (1973) ... Police Sgt. Brophy
- 1945: Welcome Home Tommy Atkins (1973) ... Police Sgt. Brophy
- 1945: What You Don't Know Might Hurt You (1973) ... Police Sgt. Brophy
 1972 The Long Chase (TV Series)
Fisherman
- Episode #1.3 (1972) ... Fisherman
- Episode #1.2 (1972) ... Fisherman
- Episode #1.1 (1972) ... Fisherman
 1971-1972 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Dr. Ridley / Arnold Payne
- Flood (1972) ... Dr. Ridley
- Public Enemy (1971) ... Arnold Payne
 1972 Man at the Top (TV Series)
Mr. Cunliffe
- All Very Hush, Hush (1972) ... Mr. Cunliffe
 1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Bradford
- Jenkins (1971) ... Bradford
 1969-1971 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Dr. Moore / Tom Clarke
- Welcome Home (1971) ... Dr. Moore
- Immortality Inc (1969) ... Tom Clarke
 1970 The Borderers (TV Series)
Herdsman
- Hostage (1970) ... Herdsman
 1969 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Victor Burgess
- Message from a Dead Man (1969) ... Victor Burgess
 1969 Crossplot
Man in cafe
 1969 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Sergeant Moggs
- Safety of the Realm (1969) ... Sergeant Moggs
 1968-1969 The First Lady (TV Series)
Fender / Mowbray
- A Cross for Sarah (1969) ... Fender
- Cleverclogs (1968) ... Mowbray
 1968 The Root of All Evil? (TV Series)
Peter Whittaker
- You Can Only Buy Once (1968) ... Peter Whittaker
 1968 The Expert (TV Series)
Harry Murdoch
- Full Choke (1968) ... Harry Murdoch
 1968 Champion House (TV Series)
Gerald Dobson
- Breakout (1968) ... Gerald Dobson
 1968 The Revenue Men (TV Series)
Fender
- Sentimental Value (1968) ... Fender
 1967-1968 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Moxham / Palmer
- In Bulk (1968) ... Moxham
 1967 The Gamblers (TV Series)
Fireman
- The Man Beneath (1967) ... Fireman
 1966 Vendetta (TV Series)
 1966 Blackmail (TV Series)
 1966 Mogul (TV Series)
Sloan
- Four Cheers for Geoffrey (1966) ... Sloan
 1966 The Likely Lads (TV Series)
Cloakroom attendant
- Brief Encounter (1966) ... Cloakroom attendant
 1966 The Baron (TV Series)
The Scientist
- The Persuaders (1966) ... The Scientist
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Sergeant Byrom
- The Siege of Manchester (1965) ... Sergeant Byrom
 1965 Cluff (TV Series)
Josh Tupman
- The Brothers (1965) ... Josh Tupman
 1963-1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Prescott / Henry Mercer
- Music for Murder (1965) ... Prescott
- Scaremonger (1963) ... Henry Mercer
 1964-1965 R3 (TV Series)
Tom Collis
- A Whole Lot of Reasons (1965) ... Tom Collis
- The Angel (1965) ... Tom Collis
- The Critical Moment (1965) ... Tom Collis
- The Fratton Experiment (1965) ... Tom Collis
- Patterns of Behaviour (1965) ... Tom Collis
 1964 Catch Hand (TV Series)
Baxter
- It's Only Bricks and Mortar (1964) ... Baxter
 1964 Happily Ever After (TV Series)
- Episode #2.1 (1964)
 1964 The Villains (TV Series)
Harry
- Contraband (1964) ... Harry
 1964 Detective (TV Series)
Dr. Hamm
- The Drawing (1964) ... Dr. Hamm
 1964 House of Glass (TV Movie)
Sapper Maggs
 1963 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Mr. Spiller
- The Case of the Fenian Men (1963) ... Mr. Spiller
 1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Barrett
 1963 The Marriage Lines (TV Series)
Harold
- The Threshold (1963) ... Harold
 1963 The Victorians (TV Mini-Series)
Tubbs
- The Silver King (1963) ... Tubbs
 1963 Crane (TV Series)
Osman
- The Cannabis Syndicate (1963) ... Osman
 1962-1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Dr - Kusmich / Chancellor of the Exchequer
- War and Peace (1963) ... Dr - Kusmich
 1962 Harpers West One (TV Series)
Cedric Gilbert
- Episode #2.1 (1962) ... Cedric Gilbert
 1961 Maigret (TV Series)
 1959 Great Expectations (TV Series)
Landlord
- Episode #1.8 (1959) ... Landlord
 1959 Room at the Top
Man in Bar (uncredited)
 1958 The Larkins (TV Series)
Mr. Burlington Thrush
- Angry Young Man (1958) ... Mr. Burlington Thrush
 1955 Return to the Lost Planet (TV Series)
Prof. Bergman
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His play, "Over My Dead Body," was performed at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in London, England with Donald Sinden, June Whitfield, Frank Middlemass, Marc Sinden, and Ken Wynne in the cast. Charles Routledge was dresser. See more »

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Diminutive, balding British actor and playwright. The son of a journalist, he trained at RADA and first acted on allied forces radio during military service in World War II. On stage from 1948, he also wrote more than thirty plays, beginning in 1953, many of them comedies. From the 1960's, he became a prolific character actor, often in patriarchal roles, on British television.

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