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James Bree (1923–2008)

James Bree was born on July 20, 1923 in East Coker, Somerset, England as James Rutherford Worsfold Thomson. He was an actor, known for On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Without a Clue (1988) and Evil Heritage (1976). He died on December 1, 2008 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 85) in London, England, UK

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 1998 Lust in Space (Video)
Counsel for the Defence
 1998 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Vicar
- The Orchard Walls (1998) ... Vicar
 1997 Bramwell (TV Mini-Series)
Vicar
- Episode #3.10 (1997) ... Vicar
 1996 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Brewer
- Long Days, Short Nights: Part 2 (1996) ... Brewer
- Long Days, Short Nights: Part 1 (1996) ... Brewer
 1996 Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... (TV Series)
Man
- The Missing Page (1996) ... Man
 1995 Downtime (Video)
Lama
 1994 Anna Lee (TV Series)
Mr. Lambert
- Diversion (1994) ... Mr. Lambert
 1993 Just a Gigolo (TV Series)
Dole Clerk
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Dole Clerk
 1991 Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (TV Movie)
Franz Dietrich
 1990 Uncle Jack and Operation Green (TV Series)
Headmaster
- How It All Began (1990) ... Headmaster
 1988 Without a Clue
Barrister
 1988 On the Black Hill
Colonel Bickerton
 1978-1988 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Humphrey Cobb / Mr. Plenderleith
- The Bull with the Bowler Hat (1988) ... Humphrey Cobb
- Out of Practice (1978) ... Mr. Plenderleith
 1987 Kin of the Castle (TV Movie)
 1987 A Little Princess (TV Mini-Series)
Doctor
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Doctor
 1969-1986 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Security Chief / Nefred / Keeper of the Matrix
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part 14 (1986) ... Keeper of the Matrix
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part 13 (1986) ... Keeper of the Matrix
 1986 Executive Stress (TV Series)
Rev. Philp
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Rev. Philp
 1984-1986 Big Deal (TV Series)
Mr. Symbols
- The Big Sleep (1986) ... Mr. Symbols
- Windfall (1985) ... Mr. Symbols
- A Ragged Run (1984) ... Mr. Symbols
 1986 The Return of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Coroner
- The Empty House (1986) ... Coroner
 1985 Time for Murder (TV Series)
Bill Norton
- The Thirteenth Day of Christmas (1985) ... Bill Norton
 1985 Oscar (TV Series)
Prince of Wales
 1985 Charters & Caldicott (TV Mini-Series)
Bursar
- Northern Lights (1985) ... Bursar
 1984 The Lonelyheart Kid (TV Series)
James Conway
- Fifty-Fifty (1984) ... James Conway
 1979-1984 Crown Court (TV Series)
Dr. Harold Pascoe / Simon Matthews
- Whisper Who Dares: Part 1 (1984) ... Dr. Harold Pascoe
- Beyond the Limits: Part 1 (1979) ... Simon Matthews
 1983 Father's Day (TV Series)
Museum attendant
- They'll Never Learn (1983) ... Museum attendant
 1982 The Tale of Beatrix Potter (TV Movie)
 1982 In Loving Memory (TV Series)
Geoffrey Sutton
- Bowls (1982) ... Geoffrey Sutton
 1981 Thank You, P.G. Wodehouse (TV Movie)
Earl of Hoddesdon
 1981 Strangers (TV Series)
Sir Brize Norton
- A Dear Green Place (1981) ... Sir Brize Norton
 1980 Cry Wolf (Short)
Inspector
 1980 Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson (TV Series)
Butler
- The Case of Magruder's Murder (1980) ... Butler
 1979 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Mr. Glassworth
- Rumpole and the Age for Retirement (1979) ... Mr. Glassworth
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series)
Grant
- Man Without a Past (1978) ... Grant
 1978 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Saxby
- Money, Money, Money (1978) ... Saxby
 1978 The Odd Job
Mr. Kemp
 1973-1978 Play for Today (TV Series)
Minister / Coroner
- The After-Dinner Joke (1978) ... Minister
- Her Majesty's Pleasure (1973) ... Coroner
 1977 Rising Damp (TV Series)
Peppery Man
- Clunk Click (1977) ... Peppery Man
 1976 Evil Heritage
Malcolm Yorke
 1976 The Duchess of Duke Street (TV Series)
Ross
- A Matter of Honour (1976) ... Ross
 1976 I, Claudius (TV Series)
Montanus
- Poison Is Queen (1976) ... Montanus
 1976 Well Anyway (TV Series)
Clerk
- On the Other Hand (1976) ... Clerk
 1976 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Robert Marshall
- Film Story (1976) ... Robert Marshall
 1976 The Glittering Prizes (TV Mini-Series)
Headmaster
- An Early Life (1976) ... Headmaster
 1976 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
Doctor
- Alas! Poor Maling (1976) ... Doctor
 1975 2nd House (TV Series)
 1975 Madame Bovary (TV Mini-Series)
Beadle
- Lost Love (1975) ... Beadle
 1975 Spy Trap (TV Series)
Richard Andrew Lees
- Distant Relations (1975) ... Richard Andrew Lees
 1974 Shoulder to Shoulder (TV Mini-Series)
Medical Officer 2
- Lady Constance Lytton (1974) ... Medical Officer 2
 1974 Barlow (TV Series)
Maitland
- Corruption (1974) ... Maitland
 1973 Black and Blue (TV Series)
Thomas Richmond
- Rust (1973) ... Thomas Richmond
 1973 Special Branch (TV Series)
 1964-1972 Z Cars (TV Series)
Smedley / Mr. Hodge / Tim Duncan
- Old Lag (1972) ... Mr. Hodge
- In Need of Care: Part 2 (1969) ... Smedley
- In Need of Care: Part 1 (1969) ... Smedley
- What a Main Event! (1964) ... Tim Duncan
 1972 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Bensfield
- Justice (1972) ... Bensfield
 1972 Ace of Wands (TV Series)
Matilda Edgington / The Major
- Sisters Deadly: Part 3 (1972) ... The Major
- Sisters Deadly: Part 2 (1972) ... Matilda Edgington (as Henrietta Rudkin)
- Sisters Deadly: Part 1 (1972) ... Matilda Edgington (as Henrietta Rudkin)
 1972 Nearest and Dearest (TV Series)
Mr. Lloyd
- Worker's Playtime (1972) ... Mr. Lloyd
 1972 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #10.8 (1972)
 1972 The Shadow of the Tower (TV Mini-Series)
The Priest
- The Serpent and the Comforter (1972) ... The Priest
 1971 On the Buses (TV Series)
Dr. Clark
- The Strain (1971) ... Dr. Clark
 1971 Please Sir! (TV Series)
Mr. Barratt
- Sibley, Mumsie, Dodo and Georgie (1971) ... Mr. Barratt
 1971 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series)
Sir Adam
- A Suitable Marriage (1971) ... Sir Adam
 1971 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Bill Wilton
- Chain of Events (1971) ... Bill Wilton
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series)
Mr. Gilbert
- Things That Go Mump in the Night (1971) ... Mr. Gilbert
 1971 Budgie (TV Series)
Mr. Purvis
- Some Mothers' Sons (1971) ... Mr. Purvis
 1970 Roads to Freedom (TV Series)
Mastny
- The Reprieve: Part 3 (1970) ... Mastny
 1970 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Fisher
- The Piper Calls the Tune (1970) ... Fisher
 1970 Menace (TV Series)
Arnold Watson
- Inheritance (1970) ... Arnold Watson
 1970 A Family at War (TV Series)
Mr. Brehaut
- For Strategic Reasons (1970) ... Mr. Brehaut
 1970 Codename (TV Series)
Meyer
- One for the Lobster Pot (1970) ... Meyer
 1970 Manhunt (TV Series)
Henri Moussac
- The Price of Resistance (1970) ... Henri Moussac
 1969 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Mullet, the Innkeeper
- The Man from Nowhere (1969) ... Mullet, the Innkeeper
 1969 The Expert (TV Series)
Mr. Phelan
- Sufficiently Loved and Cared for (1969) ... Mr. Phelan
 1969 Who-Dun-It (TV Series)
Maj. Collins
- An Embarrassment of Murder (1969) ... Maj. Collins
 1968-1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Robinet / The pastry cook / Beau Hadley
- Colombe (1969) ... Robinet
- Thirteen Thousand and Eighty Three Pounds (1968) ... The pastry cook
 1963-1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Arthur Wilkington / Miller
- Killer (1968) ... Arthur Wilkington
- Immortal Clay (1963) ... Miller
 1968 The First Lady (TV Series)
- Past Indefinite (1968)
 1968 Mr. Rose (TV Series)
Gerald Moresby
- The Fifth Estate (1968) ... Gerald Moresby
 1964-1968 Detective (TV Series)
Henry Oliver / Tarbox
- The Deadly Climate (1968) ... Henry Oliver
- A Connoisseur's Case (1964) ... Tarbox
 1968 Spindoe (TV Series)
Hackett
- And the Blood Starts Flowing... (1968) ... Hackett
 1967-1968 Mogul (TV Series)
Winbush / Jack Lang
- The Dispossessed (1968) ... Winbush
- Think Big (1967) ... Jack Lang
 1968 George and the Dragon (TV Series)
Monsieur Raymond
- Family Tree (1968) ... Monsieur Raymond
 1968 The Prisoner (TV Series)
Villiers
- Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling (1968) ... Villiers
 1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
- Come Death (1967)
 1967 Baker's Half-Dozen (TV Series)
Baby Face Bixby
- The Guy Fawkes Night Massacre (1967) ... Baby Face Bixby
 1967 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Mr. Finch
- Cheapest Tailor in London. The (1967) ... Mr. Finch
 1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Lucius Chad
- A Brilliant Future Behind Him (1967) ... Lucius Chad
 1966 Intrigue (TV Series)
Godber
- Strange World, Big Deal (1966) ... Godber
 1966 This Man Craig (TV Series)
Mr. Scott
- A Question of Biology (1966) ... Mr. Scott
 1966 The Power Game (TV Series)
Davis
- The Politician (1966) ... Davis
 1965 Mysteries and Miracles (TV Series)
Mak / Noah
- The Second Shepherd's Play (1965) ... Mak
- Noah and the Flood (1965) ... Noah
 1959-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Halliday / Everard / Doctor Paul Duhamel
- Giants on Saturday (1965) ... Halliday
- The Sandcastle (1963) ... Everard
- The Wind and the Rain (1959) ... Doctor Paul Duhamel
 1965 R3 (TV Series)
Professor Chernev
- The Forum (1965) ... Professor Chernev
 1964 Paris 1900 (TV Series)
Corporal
- Half a Husband (1964) ... Corporal
 1964 The Hidden Truth (TV Series)
Mr. Tripp
- One of the Hampshire Pargeters (1964) ... Mr. Tripp
 1964 Who Was Maddox?
Reynolds
 1964 Our Man at St. Mark's (TV Series)
Mr. Partridge
- Smoke Without Fire (1964) ... Mr. Partridge
 1964 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Reynolds
- Who Was Maddox? (1964) ... Reynolds
 1963 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Alfred
- Requiem on a Typewriter (1963) ... Alfred
 1963 A Matter of Choice
Alfred
 1963 Crane (TV Series)
 1963 24-Hour Call (TV Series)
Bill Logan
- Never Leave Me (1963) ... Bill Logan
 1963 It Happened Like This (TV Series)
Henry Jonkin
- Will You Walk Into My Parlour (1963) ... Henry Jonkin
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series)
Martin Schulse
- Address Unknown (1962) ... Martin Schulse
 1962 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Donald Nash
- Episode #4.17 (1962) ... Donald Nash
 1960 Never Let Go
Orders Clerk
 1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Big Night (1960)
 1960 The True Mistery of the Passion (TV Movie)
Bananias
 1959 The School for Scandal (TV Movie)
Moses
 1959 Great Expectations (TV Series)
Landlord
- Episode #1.11 (1959) ... Landlord
 1957 Just My Luck
Ford (uncredited)
 1955 The Granville Melodramas (TV Series)
Tarbosh / Daniel Dibbs
- The Hawk of the Desert (1955) ... Tarbosh
- The Chain of Guilt (1955) ... Daniel Dibbs
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Oscar Wilde's play, "The Importance of Being Earnest," in an Old Vic Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Richard Easton, David Downer, Margaretta Scott, Polly Adams, Isabelle Amyes, and Joyce Grant in the cast. Frank Hauser was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Henrietta Rudkin
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Trivia:

He added Bree to his surname (actually becoming Thomson-Bree) on inheriting some Warwickshire land from Archdecon William Bree, his great-uncle. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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