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Hugh Burden (1913–1985)


Hugh Burden was a distinguished British actor and playwright. He was born in Colombo (then Ceylon), the son of a colonial official. He was sent to England at the age of ten to further his education. At Beaumont College, he studied history, French and music, becoming proficient on the piano. He trained for acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic ... See full bio »

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(age 72) in London, England, UK

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The Ruling Class
The Ruling Class Matthew Peake
(1972)
Funeral in Berlin
(1966)
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing John Glyn Haggard - Pilot in B for Bertie
(1942)

Filmography

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 1984 Dr. Fischer of Geneva (TV Movie)
Divisionaire Krueger
 1984 Alas Smith & Jones (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1984)
 1983 Jemima Shore Investigates (TV Series)
Freddie Prideaux
- The Crime of the Dancing Duchess (1983) ... Freddie Prideaux
 1983 Two Foolish Men (Short)
 1982 Crown Court (TV Series)
Percival Padmore
- Soldier, Soldier: Part 1 (1982) ... Percival Padmore
 1980 The Likes of Sykes (TV Movie)
 1979 Sykes (TV Series)
Head of Light Entertainment
- The BBC Honours Sykes (1979) ... Head of Light Entertainment
 1979 Screenplay (TV Series)
Marshal Foch
- Gossip from the Forest (1979) ... Marshal Foch
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Edward Gardner
- Fairies (1978) ... Edward Gardner
 1977 The Sunday Drama (TV Series)
Oliver
- A Superstition (1977) ... Oliver
 1977 Leap in the Dark (TV Series)
Gilbert Murray
- Parlour Games (1977) ... Gilbert Murray
 1976 The Crezz (TV Series)
Dr. Balfour-Harvey
- Pitman's Folly (1976) ... Dr. Balfour-Harvey
- The Newcomers (1976) ... Dr. Balfour-Harvey
- The Battle of Harvey Street (1976) ... Dr. Balfour-Harvey
- Bent Doubles (1976) ... Dr. Balfour-Harvey
- Voices from the Past (1976) ... Dr. Balfour-Harvey
 1976 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Hastings
- Kites (1976) ... Hastings
 1976 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
King of Argos
- The King of Argos (1976) ... King of Argos
 1976 The King of Argos (TV Movie)
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Protopopov
- Tell the King the Sky Is Falling (1974) ... Protopopov
 1974 Barlow at Large (TV Series)
The Warden
- Restitution (1974) ... The Warden
 1973 The House in Nightmare Park
Reggie Henderson
 1971-1973 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Ronald / The Husband / Edwin
- A Chance Encounter (1973) ... Ronald
- Not Counting the Savages (1972) ... The Husband
- The Gardeners of My Youth (1971) ... Edwin
 1973 The Cricket Match (TV Movie)
William Hodge
 1972 The Ruling Class
Matthew Peake
 1971 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Stephen
- Beneath the Tide (1971) ... Stephen
 1971 Blood from the Mummy's Tomb
Geoffrey Dandridge
 1969-1971 The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (TV Series)
Mr. J.G. Reeder
- The Treasure House (1971) ... Mr. J.G. Reeder
- Find the Lady (1971) ... Mr. J.G. Reeder
- The Fatal Engagement (1971) ... Mr. J.G. Reeder
- The Willing Victim (1971) ... Mr. J.G. Reeder
- Death of an Angel (1971) ... Mr. J.G. Reeder
 1971 The Statue
Sir Geoffrey
 1970 Conceptions of Murder (TV Series)
Christie
- The Dreams of Tim Evans (1970) ... Christie
 1970 The Misfit (TV Series)
Mr. Turgoose
- On Not Being Lost (1970) ... Mr. Turgoose
 1970 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Channing
- Spearhead from Space: Episode 4 (1970) ... Channing
- Spearhead from Space: Episode 3 (1970) ... Channing
- Spearhead from Space: Episode 2 (1970) ... Channing
- Spearhead from Space: Episode 1 (1970) ... Channing
 1969 Strange Report (TV Series)
James
 1969 The Best House in London
Lord Tennyson
 1968 The Gamblers (TV Series)
Ted Hunter
- Days of Heroes (1968) ... Ted Hunter
 1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Dr. Maza
- The Revolutionaries (1968) ... Dr. Maza
 1964-1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Brian Hooper / Narrator
- The Lost Years of Brian Hooper (1967) ... Brian Hooper
- All the Conspirators #1: The Ides of March (1964) ... Narrator (voice)
 1957-1967 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Supt. O'Leary / Lionel Green / Roger Alvanley / ...
- England My England (1967) ... Supt. O'Leary
- China Doll (1960) ... Lionel Green
- Sister (1957) ... Roger Alvanley
- Dear Murderer (1957) ... Lee Warren
 1967 Conflict (TV Series)
Sir Henry Harcourt-Reilly
- The Cocktail Party (1967) ... Sir Henry Harcourt-Reilly
 1966 Funeral in Berlin
Hallam
 1966 Public Eye (TV Series)
Hugh Clayton
- I Could Set It to Music (1966) ... Hugh Clayton
 1965 Z Cars (TV Series)
Philip Turnbull-Smythe
- Cop and Blow (1965) ... Philip Turnbull-Smythe
 1965 R3 (TV Series)
Mr. Cargill
- Unwelcome Visitor (1965) ... Mr. Cargill
 1965 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
Charles Morrow
- The Millions of Mazafariyah (1965) ... Charles Morrow
 1963-1964 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Paul Farrow / Philip Witt
- Drama '64: It's Sad About Eddie (1964) ... Paul Farrow
- Drama '63: Image of a Society (1963) ... Philip Witt
 1964 The Ordeal of Richard Feverel (TV Series)
Sir Austin Feverel
- The Reaping (1964) ... Sir Austin Feverel
- Blight (1964) ... Sir Austin Feverel
- The Blossoming Season (1964) ... Sir Austin Feverel
- The Seed (1964) ... Sir Austin Feverel
 1960-1963 Maigret (TV Series)
Marcel Lampson / Guillaume Serre
- The Crime at Lock 14 (1963) ... Marcel Lampson
- The Burglar's Wife (1960) ... Guillaume Serre
 1963 The Avengers (TV Series)
Bruno
- The Grandeur That Was Rome (1963) ... Bruno
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
The Author / Gil
- Wormwood (1963) ... The Author
- Project Survival (1963) ... Gil
 1963 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Rockworth
- Escape Route (1963) ... Rockworth
 1963 It Happened Like This (TV Series)
Robinson
- Fer-de-Lance (1963) ... Robinson
 1962 Not at All (TV Movie)
John P. Jones
 1962 Tales of Mystery (TV Series)
Edward Farque
- Chinese Magic (1962) ... Edward Farque
 1960-1962 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Rennington / Langford
- A Job for Johnny (1962) ... Rennington
- A Man of Straw (1960) ... Langford
 1962 Hotel Incident
Loius
 1961 Top Secret (TV Series)
Ventura
- The Little One Is Dangerous (1961) ... Ventura
 1961 The Secret Partner
Charles Standish
 1961 No Love for Johnnie
Tim Maxwell
 1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Edwin Blatchford / Leonard Wheeler
- The Honeymooners (1960) ... Edwin Blatchford
- Missing from Home (1960) ... Leonard Wheeler
 1959 Less Than Kind (TV Movie)
Monsieur de Virelade
 1951-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Francis Worgan / Gordon van Ketzler / Martin Raynor / ...
- What the Public Wants (1959) ... Francis Worgan
- Myself a Stranger (1957) ... Gordon van Ketzler
- Night Was Our Friend (1955) ... Martin Raynor
- The Toby Chair (1954) ... Frederick Townsend
- Trouble in the Sun (1953) ... Martin Baxter
 1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Gregor Constantin
- The Hungry God (1959) ... Gregor Constantin
 1959 The Truth About Pyecraft (TV Movie)
Formalyn
 1959 The Last Chronicle of Barset (TV Series)
Mr. Crawley
- The Arabins Return to Barchester (1959) ... Mr. Crawley
- Two Visitors to Hogglestock (1959) ... Mr. Crawley
- Mr. Toogood Travels Professionally (1959) ... Mr. Crawley
- The Bishop Is Crushed (1959) ... Mr. Crawley
- Mr. Crawley Is Summoned to Barchester (1959) ... Mr. Crawley
 1958 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Oswald Petersham
- A Likely Tale (1958) ... Oswald Petersham
 1957 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Szekiel the Tailor
- The Frightened Tailor (1957) ... Szekiel the Tailor
 1953 Malta Story
Eden, Security
 1953 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
- Outpost (1953)
 1952 A Doll's House (TV Movie)
Helmer
 1952 Ghost Ship
Dr. Fawcett
 1952 Music at Night (TV Movie)
Philip Chilham
 1951 Nocturne in Scotland (TV Movie)
Frederick Chopin
 1950 Twelve Thousand (TV Movie)
Piderit
 1950 The Man of Destiny (TV Movie)
Napoleon
 1947 The Brontes (TV Movie)
Branwell Bronte
 1947 Fame Is the Spur
Arnold Ryerson
 1947 Fortunato (TV Short)
Fortunato
 1944 The Way Ahead
Pte. Bill Parsons
 1942 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
John Glyn Haggard - Pilot in B for Bertie
 1941 Ships with Wings
Sub.Lt. Weatherby
 1938 Charles and Mary (TV Movie)
Samuel Coleridge
 1938 The Rivals (TV Movie)
Fag
 1937 Death Croons the Blues
Viscount Brent
 1937 Turn Round (TV Movie)
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He acted in Richard Brisley Sheridan's play, "The Rivals," at the Holborn Theatre in London, England with Roy Byford, Buena Bent, Lesley Wareing, Mary Hignett, John Laurie, Norman Wooland, George Benson, Sydney Bromley, and Cherry Cottrell in the cast. Baliol Holloway was director. See more »
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Along with Peter Ustinov, he is one of two actors to appear in both One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942) and One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975). See more »

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