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Martin Benson (I) (1918–2010)

Martin Benson was born on August 10, 1918 in London, England. He was an actor and writer, known for Goldfinger (1964), The Omen (1976) and The King and I (1956). He was married to Joy. He died on February 28, 2010 in Markyate, Hertfordshire, England. See full bio »

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 2005 Casualty (TV Series)
Rudy Goldspink
- Aftermath (2005) ... Rudy Goldspink
 1999 Angela's Ashes
Christian Brother
 1998 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
The Vicar
 1992 The Camomile Lawn (TV Mini-Series)
Pauli
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Pauli
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Pauli
 1989 The Bill (TV Series)
Craven
- Make My Day (1989) ... Craven
 1989 Mystery!: Campion (TV Series)
Isaac Melchizadek
- Look to the Lady: Part One (1989) ... Isaac Melchizadek
 1988 Wyatt's Watchdogs (TV Series)
Judge Goodman
- A Clot on the Landscape (1988) ... Judge Goodman
 1988 Young Toscanini
1o Maestro Scala
 1986 The Clairvoyant (TV Series)
Browser
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Browser
 1984 Arch of Triumph (TV Movie)
Goldberg
 1984 The Hello Goodbye Man (TV Series)
Mr. Renwick
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Mr. Renwick
 1982 Schoolgirl Chums (TV Series)
 1981 Sphinx
Muhammed
 1981 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Vasco
- The Way to Do It (1981) ... Vasco
 1980 The Sea Wolves
Sr. Montero
 1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
- Pews (1980)
 1979 The Human Factor
Boris
 1979 Meetings with Remarkable Men
Dr. Ivanov
 1979 Telford's Change (TV Series)
Jacques Dupont
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Jacques Dupont
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Jacques Dupont
 1978 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
 1978 The Many Wives of Patrick (TV Series)
Sheikh Abdul
- The Sheikh of Saudi Kensington (1978) ... Sheikh Abdul
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series)
Villa
- Long Shot (1978) ... Villa
 1977 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Ranocci
- The Hostage (1977) ... Ranocci
 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series)
Pharisee
 1976 Thriller (TV Series)
Spiros Lemke
- The Next Victim (1976) ... Spiros Lemke
 1974 A Little Bit of Wisdom (TV Series)
Sharkie
- The Magic Monkey of Kubla Khan (1974) ... Sharkie
 1973 Tiffany Jones
Petcek
 1973 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Nicky Asteri
- The Case of the Poisoned Pawn (1973) ... Nicky Asteri
 1973 The Protectors (TV Series)
President
 1972 Pope Joan
Lothair
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
Garcian
- Full Circle (1969) ... Garcian
 1968 Mogul (TV Series)
Major General Hassef
- The Slight Problem with the Press (1968) ... Major General Hassef
 1967 Battle Beneath the Earth
Gen. Chan Lu
 1967 The Magnificent Two
President Diaz
 1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
- Firebrand (1967)
 1963-1967 The Saint (TV Series)
Inspector Yolu / Sanchez / Major Quintana
- The Gadic Collection (1967) ... Inspector Yolu
- The Reluctant Revolution (1966) ... Sanchez
- The Work of Art (1963) ... Major Quintana
 1966 The Man Who Never Was (TV Series)
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Padre Verga
- Achilles' Heel (1966) ... Padre Verga
 1966 A Man Could Get Killed
Politanu
 1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Rudi
- Why Aren't You Famous? (1966) ... Rudi
 1965 The Secret of My Success
Rex Mansard
 1965 Mozambique
Da Silva
 1961-1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Tomas Bexiga / Bernard Huntley
- Found Dead (1965) ... Tomas Bexiga
- Payment in Kind (1961) ... Bernard Huntley
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
General Ventura
- The Affair at Castelevara (1965) ... General Ventura
 1964 Goldfinger
Solo
 1964 Behold a Pale Horse
Priest
 1964 A Shot in the Dark
Maurice
 1964 The Secret Door
Edmundo Vara
 1963 Cleopatra
Ramos
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
John Haythorn
- The Uncertain Witness (1963) ... John Haythorn
 1963 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Zervas
- Death of a Sportsman (1963) ... Zervas
 1960-1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Harry Salvi / Colonel Alvarez
- Flight 447 Delayed (1961) ... Harry Salvi
- Act of Terror (1960) ... Colonel Alvarez
 1962 The Fur Collar
Martin Benson
 1962 The Verdict Is Yours (TV Series)
Prosecuting Counsel
- Regina v Derbyshire (1962) ... Prosecuting Counsel
 1962 Richard the Lionheart (TV Series)
Jeweller / Forked Beard
- When Champions Meet (1962) ... Jeweller
- The Pirate King (1962) ... Forked Beard
 1962 Silent Evidence (TV Series)
Shufru-Ka
- Prophet of Truth (1962) ... Shufru-Ka
 1962 I tre nemici
Prof. Otto Kreutz
 1962 Night Creatures
Mr. Rash (innkeeper)
 1962 Village of Daughters
1st Pickpocket
 1962 Satan Never Sleeps
Kuznietsky
 1962 The Silent Invasion
Borge
 1961 A Matter of WHO
Rahman
 1961 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Klaus Karnak / Dr. Evans - Minister
- The Sorcerer (1961) ... Klaus Karnak
- Justice (1961) ... Dr. Evans - Minister
 1961 Gorgo
Dorkin
 1961 Five Golden Hours
Enrico
 1960 Exodus
Mordekai
 1960 The 3 Worlds of Gulliver
Flimnap
 1960 The Gentle Trap
Ricky Barnes
 1960 Danger Man (TV Series)
Fawzi
- Position of Trust (1960) ... Fawzi
 1960 Our House (TV Series)
 1960 Sands of the Desert
Selim
 1960 On Trial (TV Series)
Edward Carson
- Oscar Wilde (1960) ... Edward Carson
 1960 An Arabian Night (TV Movie)
Wazir Al-Muin
 1960 Oscar Wilde
George Alexander
 1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Captain Renald
- The Boy Without a Country (1960) ... Captain Renald
 1960 Once More, with Feeling!
Luigi Bardini
 1960 The Army Game (TV Series)
Captain Strickley
- Bowler Hatting of Pocket (1960) ... Captain Strickley
 1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Ahmed
- Mr. George (1960) ... Ahmed
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
Karos
- An Offering of Pearls (1959) ... Karos
 1959 H.G.Wells' Invisible Man (TV Series)
Col. Omar
- Crisis in the Desert (1959) ... Col. Omar
 1959 Make Mine a Million
Chairman
 1959 Dial 999 (TV Series)
Wayman
- Special Branch (1959) ... Wayman
 1958 The Two-Headed Spy
Gen. Wagner
 1958 Desert Patrol
German Half-track Officer (uncredited)
 1958 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Ricci / Ashmed
- A Bowl by Cellini (1958) ... Ricci
- The Hand of Hera Dass (1958) ... Ashmed
 1958 The Cosmic Monster
Smith
 1957-1958 Sword of Freedom (TV Series)
Duke de Medici
- Francesca (1958) ... Duke de Medici
- The Woman in the Picture (1957) ... Duke de Medici
- The Vendetta (1957) ... Duke de Medici
- The Tower (1957) ... Duke de Medici
- The Suspects (1957) ... Duke de Medici
 1958 The Verdict Is Yours (TV Series)
Counsel for the plaintiff
- The Case of the Offensive General (1958) ... Counsel for the plaintiff
 1954-1958 The Vise (TV Series)
Chou / Carlos
- Strong Man Out (1958) ... Chou
- The Gamblers (1954) ... Carlos
 1958 White Hunter (TV Series)
Piet Ritter
- Dead Man's Tale (1958) ... Piet Ritter
 1957 Windom's Way
Samcar, Rebel Commander (uncredited)
 1957 Thunder Over Tangier
Voss
 1957 O.S.S. (TV Series)
Tullio
- Operation Pay Day (1957) ... Tullio
 1956-1957 Sailor of Fortune (TV Series)
Police Chief / El Saiyid
- The Lost Portrait (1957) ... Police Chief
- The Desert Hostages (1956) ... El Saiyid
 1957 The Flesh Is Weak
Angelo Giani
 1957 Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! (TV Series)
Dimitrios
- Santa Claus in a Jeep (1957) ... Dimitrios
 1957 The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (TV Series)
Hassim
- The Mortaise Fair (1957) ... Hassim
 1957 Pickup Alley
Captain Varolli
 1957 Doctor at Large
Maharajah of Rhanda
 1957 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Man Using Telescope
- Jack in Paris (1957) ... Man Using Telescope
 1957 The Adventures of Aggie (TV Series)
Sheikh Feisal
- Tarboosh (1957) ... Sheikh Feisal
 1957 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Novac / Legionnaire Crazy Horse / Kassar
- Mixed Blood (1957) ... Novac
- A Pony for Joe Crazy Horse (1957) ... Legionnaire Crazy Horse
- The Testimonial of a Soldier (1957) ... Kassar
 1957 Istanbul
Mr. Darius
 1953-1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Party Chief / Howard Geiger / First Frenchman / ...
- The Man Who Wouldn't Escape (1956) ... Party Chief
- Crime à la Carte (1955) ... Howard Geiger
- Border Incident (1955) ... First Frenchman
- Street of Angels (1954) ... Inspector Sabo
- The Silent Man (1954) ... Andrew Prevna
 1956 Colonel March of Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Jacques Dupont
- The Silent Vow (1956) ... Jacques Dupont
 1956 23 Paces to Baker Street
Pillings
 1956 Spin a Dark Web
Rico Francesi
 1955 Doctor at Sea
Head Waiter (uncredited)
 1955 Passage Home
Gutierres
 1954 Lovers, Happy Lovers!
Art (uncredited)
 1954 West of Zanzibar
Dhofar
 1954 You Know What Sailors Are
Agrarian Officer (uncredited)
 1953 Escape by Night
Guillio
 1953 Black 13
Bruno
 1953 Always a Bride
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1953 Recoil
Farnborough
 1953 Wheel of Fate
Riscoe
 1953 Top of the Form
Cliquot
 1952 The Gambler and the Lady
Tony - Pat's Dance Partner
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Venture in Ivory (1952)
 1952 The Man with the Gun (TV Movie)
Rico
 1952 Ivanhoe
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1952 Wide Boy
Rocco
 1952 The Frightened Man
Alec Stone
 1952 Judgment Deferred
Pierre Desportes
 1951 Hotel Sahara
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1951 The Dark Light
Luigi
 1951 Night Without Stars
White Cap
 1951 Assassin for Hire
Catesby
 1951 Lucky Nick Cain
Frankie Sperazza
 1949 Under Capricorn
Man Carrying Shrunken Head (uncredited)
 1949 Trapped by the Terror
Prison Governor
 1948 But Not in Vain
Mark Meyer
 1948 The Blind Goddess
Count Stephan Mikla
 1946 Othello (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1942 Suspected Person
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (4 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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He ran Martin Benson Films, based in Radlett, Hertfordshire, which made educational and training films, some for Save the Children. He wrote, directed and sometimes narrated these films. See more »
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Due to his dark, somewhat sardonic looks, he was often cast as a continental villain. See more »

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