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Anthony Dawson (I) (1916–1992)

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 »


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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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 1991 Selling Hitler (TV Mini-Series)
Marquess of Bath
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Marquess of Bath
 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 Cool Million (TV Series)
- Mask of Marcella (1972) ... Prefect
 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 Dirty Heroes
American Colonel (as Anthony M. Dawson)
 1967 Your Turn to Die
Dr. Evans
 1966 Triple Cross
Major Stillman (as Tony Dawson)
 1966 Death Rides a Horse
Burt Cavanaugh
 1965 Thunderball
Ernst Stavro Blofeld (uncredited)
 1964-1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Simpson / Lucas
- A Very Dangerous Game (1965) ... Simpson
- Don't Nail Him Yet (1964) ... Lucas
 1965 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Ben Arkwright
- Change Partners (1965) ... Ben Arkwright
 1965 The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders
Officer of Dragoons
 1965 Change Partners
Ben Arkwright
 1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce
Mickey (uncredited)
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
Colonel Nathan
- We the Hunted (1964) ... Colonel Nathan
 1962 The Saint (TV Series)
Floyd Vosper
- The Arrow of God (1962) ... Floyd Vosper
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Mike Grundy
- A Kettle of Precious Fish (1961) ... Mike Grundy
 1961 'Way Out (TV Series)
George Frobisher
- I Heard You Calling Me (1961) ... George Frobisher
 1961 The Curse of the Werewolf
The Marques Siniestro
 1960-1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
Martin / Security Officer
- The Leak (1961) ... Martin
- The Sisters (1960) ... Security Officer
 1961 The Devil Inside
James Dawson
 1960 Midnight Lace
 1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
- Ascent to Murder (1960) ... Clouston
 1960 The Valley of Decision (TV Movie)
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
Gilles Porret
- The Dennison Case (1960) ... Gilles Porret
 1959 Libel
Gerald Loddon
 1959 Tiger Bay
 1959 Rendezvous (TV Series)
- Markheim (1959) ... Stranger
 1959 The Flying Doctor (TV Series)
Al Vintner
- The Conspiracy (1959) ... Al Vintner
 1958 The Haunted Strangler
Supt. Burk
 1958 Dial M for Murder (TV Movie)
Captain Lesgate (Swann)
 1958 Ivanhoe (TV Series)
Sir Maurice
- Wedding Cake (1958) ... Sir Maurice
 1957 Action of the Tiger
Security Officer
 1957 Hour of Decision
Gary Bax
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Count Victor Mattoni
- I Killed the Count: Part 3 (1957) ... Count Victor Mattoni
- I Killed the Count: Part 2 (1957) ... Count Victor Mattoni
- I Killed the Count: Part 1 (1957) ... Count Victor Mattoni
 1956 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Captain Pierre Cordier
- The Debt (1956) ... Captain Pierre Cordier
 1956 The Buccaneers (TV Series)
Captain Flask
- The Hand of the Hawk (1956) ... Captain Flask
 1956 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
- Blackmail (1956) ... Lucas
 1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Archduke Johann Salvator
- The Mayerling Affair (1956) ... Archduke Johann Salvator
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Adrian Childe
- Area Nine (1955) ... Adrian Childe
 1955 That Lady
Don Inigo
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
- The Bridge (1955) ... German
 1951-1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- Beyond Reason (1953)
- Colonel Judas (1951)
 1951-1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Of Lena Geyer (1952)
- Claire Ambler (1952)
- Top Secret (1951)
 1952 The King's Author (TV Movie)
Lord Chamberlain
 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)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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Voiceover: Narrated the trailer for For a Few Dollars More (1965)) See more »

Alternate Names:

? | Anthony M. Dawson | Tony Dawson


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He made five films with Desmond Llewelyn: They Were Not Divided (1950), The Curse of the Werewolf (1961), From Russia with Love (1963), The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965) and Thunderball (1965). Terence Young directed all of them except for The Curse of the Werewolf (1961), which was directed by Terence Fisher. See more »


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