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Long-faced, emaciated-looking character actor with a thin mustache and an impeccable English accent, Anthony Dawson was typecast in a variety of villainous roles in the 1950s and 1960s. He was born Anthony Douglas Gillon Dawson in Edinburgh, Scotland, to Ida Violet (Kittel) and Eric Francis Dawson. His father was Scottish and his mother was of ... See full bio »


(age 75) in Sussex, England, UK

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Dr. No
Dr. No Professor Dent
Dial M for Murder
Dial M for Murder Charles Swann
From Russia with Love
From Russia with Love Ernst Blofeld
Death Rides a Horse
Death Rides a Horse Burt Cavanaugh


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 1990 The Gamblers
 1988 Run for Your Life
Colonel Moorcroft
 1988 Ghoulies II
 1986 Pirates
Spanish Officer
 1983 The Jigsaw Man
 1981 Inchon
Gen. Collins
 1973 The Big Game
Burton (uncredited)
 1972 The Valachi Papers
Federal Investigator
 1971 Red Sun
Hyatt (as Tony Dawson)
 1970 Deadlock
Anthony Sunshine, der alte Killer
 1970 Rosolino Paternò, soldato...
Italian General
 1968 A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof
Samuel Pratt (as Anthony M. Dawson)
 1967 Hell Is Empty
Paul Grant
 1967 The Rover
Captain Vincent
 1967 Death Rides a Horse
Burt Cavanaugh
 1967 Dirty Heroes
American Colonel (as Anthony M. Dawson)
 1967 Your Turn to Die
Dr. Evans
 1966 Triple Cross
Major Stillman (as Tony Dawson)
 1965 Thunderball
Ernst Stavro Blofeld (uncredited)
 1965 The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders
Officer of Dragoons
 1965 Change Partners
Ben Arkwright
 1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce
Mickey (uncredited)
 1961 The Curse of the Werewolf
The Marques Siniestro
 1961 The Devil Inside
James Dawson
 1960 Midnight Lace
 1959 Libel
Gerald Loddon
 1959 Tiger Bay
 1958 The Haunted Strangler
Supt. Burk
 1957 Action of the Tiger
Security Officer
 1957 Hour of Decision
Gary Bax
 1955 That Lady
Don Inigo
 1951 Valley of the Eagles
Sven Nystrom
 1951 The Long Dark Hall
The Man
 1951 Lucky Nick Cain
Secret Agent (uncredited)
 1950 Five Angles on Murder
Inspector Wilson (uncredited)
 1950 The Wooden Horse
 1950 They Were Not Divided
 1949 The Queen of Spades
 1946 Secret Flight
Flt. Lt. Norton
 1946 Beware of Pity
Lt. Blannik
 1945 Johnny in the Clouds
Bertie Steen
 1943 They Met in the Dark
2nd Code Expert
 1940 Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt
Student (uncredited)
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Voiceover: Narrated the trailer for For a Few Dollars More (1965)) See more »

Alternate Names:

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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He played two different Bond villains: Professor R.J. Dent in Dr. No (1962) and Ernst Stavro Blofeld in From Russia with Love (1963) and Thunderball (1965). See more »


Often appeared in films directed by Terence Young See more »

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