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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 The Omen (1976), Goldfinger (1964) and The Message (1976). He was married to Joy and Joan Hayward. He died on February 28, 2010 in Markyate, Hertfordshire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

The Omen
The Omen Father Spiletto
(1976)
Goldfinger
Goldfinger Solo
(1964)
The Message
The Message Abu-Jahal
(1976)
The King and I
The King and I Kralahome
(1956)

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 1999 Angela's Ashes
Christian Brother
 1988 Il giovane Toscanini
Comparsa (uncredited)
 1981 Sphinx
Muhammed
 1980 The Sea Wolves
Mr. Montero
 1979 The Human Factor
Boris
 1979 Meetings with Remarkable Men
Dr. Ivanov
 1976 Al-risâlah
Kisra
 1976 The Message
Abu-Jahal
 1976 The Omen
Father Spiletto
 1973 Tiffany Jones
Petcek
 1972 Pope Joan
Lothair
 1967 Battle Beneath the Earth
Gen. Chan Lu
 1967 The Magnificent Two
President Diaz
 1966 A Man Could Get Killed
Politanu
 1965 The Secret of My Success
Rex Mansard
 1964 Goldfinger
Solo
 1964 Behold a Pale Horse
Priest
 1964 A Shot in the Dark
Maurice
 1964 The Secret Door
Edmundo Vara
 1964 Mozambique
Da Silva
 1963 Cleopatra
Ramos
 1962 The Fur Collar
Martin Benson
 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 Five Golden Hours
Enrico
 1961 Gorgo
Dorkin
 1960 Exodus
Mordekai
 1960 The 3 Worlds of Gulliver
Flimnap
 1960 The Gentle Trap
Ricky Barnes
 1960 Sands of the Desert
Selim
 1960 Oscar Wilde
George Alexander
 1960 Once More, with Feeling!
Luigi Bardini
 1959 Make Mine a Million
Chairman (uncredited)
 1958 The Two-Headed Spy
Gen. Wagner
 1958 Desert Patrol
German Half-track Officer (uncredited)
 1957 Windom's Way
Samcar, Rebel Commander (uncredited)
 1957 Thunder Over Tangier
Voss
 1957 The Flesh Is Weak
Angelo Giani
 1957 Pickup Alley
Captain Varolli
 1957 Doctor at Large
Maharajah of Rhanda
 1957 Istanbul
Mr. Darius
 1956 The King and I
Kralahome
 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
Lawyer 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 Gambler and the Lady
Tony - Pat's Dance Partner
 1952 Ivanhoe
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1952 Wide Boy
Rocco
 1952 The Frightened Man
Alec Stone
 1952 Judgment Deferred
Pierre Desportes
 1951 Mystery Junction
Steve Harding
 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
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
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1942 Suspected Person
Minor Role (uncredited)
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He acted in Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical, "The King and I", at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, England with Valerie Hobson, Herbert Lom, Muriel Smith, Doreen Duke, Sonya Hana and Jan Muzurus in the cast. See more »
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Served as a gunner with the British Army in North Africa during World war II, rising to the rank of captain. He organised entertainment for his fellow soldiers and built a theatre from scratch in Alexandria, Egypt, assisted by future "Dad's Army" star Arthur Lowe. See more »

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