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Francis De Wolff (1913–1984)

Francis De Wolff was born on January 7, 1913 in Essex, England. He was an actor, known for From Russia with Love (1963), A Christmas Carol (1951) and Moby Dick (1956). He was married to Linda Finch, Melissa Dundas and Jean Fairlie. He died on April 18, 1984 in Sussex, England. See full bio »


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A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol Spirit of Christmas Present
Moby Dick
Moby Dick Capt. Gardiner
Ivanhoe Front De Boeuf


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 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series)
Simon the Pharisee
 1975 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Henry Philips
- On a Moody Complaint (1975) ... Henry Philips
 1974 The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs (TV Series)
- The Traitor (1974) ... Chulmek
 1973 The Three Musketeers
Sea Captain
 1973 Men of Affairs (TV Series)
- Dash My Wig (1973) ... Kosnev
 1973 Chronicle (TV Series documentary)
George Dennis
- The Mystery of the Etruscans (1973) ... George Dennis (voice)
 1973 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Walter Frankenburg
- Anonymous Letters (1973) ... Walter Frankenburg
 1973 Nearest and Dearest (TV Series)
Henri Duval
- The French Disconnection (1973) ... Henri Duval
 1972 The Canterbury Tales
The Bride's father (uncredited)
 1972 Clouds of Witness (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Impey Biggs
- Episode #1.5 (1972) ... Sir Impey Biggs
- Episode #1.3 (1972) ... Sir Impey Biggs
- Episode #1.2 (1972) ... Sir Impey Biggs
 1972 His and Hers (TV Series)
- Gourmet (1972) ... Manager
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Aristotle Paradeisianos
- A Greek Tragedy (1971) ... Aristotle Paradeisianos
 1970 Rookery Nook (TV Movie)
Mr. Putz
 1970 Ivanhoe (TV Mini-Series)
Godfrey Front de Boeuf
- Saint Martin's Day (1970) ... Godfrey Front de Boeuf
- Templestowe (1970) ... Godfrey Front de Boeuf
- Unmasked (1970) ... Godfrey Front de Boeuf
- To the Death (1970) ... Godfrey Front de Boeuf
 1969 Christ Recrucified (TV Mini-Series)
The Archon
- The Apostles (1969) ... The Archon
 1969 Sinful Davey
Andrew (as Francis de Wolff)
 1968 The Fixer
 1968 The Saint (TV Series)
Capt. Flemming
- The Best Laid Schemes (1968) ... Capt. Flemming
 1967 Questi fantasmi
The Scotsman (as Francis De Wolffe)
 1967 Vendetta (TV Series)
- The Suicide Man (1967) ... Battista
 1966 Triple Cross
German Colonel General (as Francis DeWolff)
 1965-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Freddy Standen / Laprade
- A Tot at the Local (1966) ... Freddy Standen
- Finesse in Diamonds (1965) ... Laprade
 1966 Mogul (TV Series)
Sir Bryan Trussler
- This Is Where I Came In (1966) ... Sir Bryan Trussler
 1966 A Farewell to Arms (TV Mini-Series)
- We Knew the Summer Was Gone (1966) ... Valentini
 1965 Hereward the Wake (TV Series)
Gilbert of Ghent
- The Last of the English (1965) ... Gilbert of Ghent
- The King's Vengeance (1965) ... Gilbert of Ghent
- Face to Face (1965) ... Gilbert of Ghent
- The Burning of the Golden Borough (1965) ... Gilbert of Ghent
- Live and Die (1965) ... Gilbert of Ghent
 1965 Court Martial (TV Series)
Jack Lawrence
- Without Spear or Sword (1965) ... Jack Lawrence
 1964-1965 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Agamemnon / Vasor
- Death of a Spy (1965) ... Agamemnon
- The Snows of Terror (1964) ... Vasor
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Paul Alexander
- The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove (1965) ... Paul Alexander
 1964 Crossroads (TV Series)
Mr. Johnstone
 1964 The Black Torment
Black John (as Francis de Wolff)
 1964 The Ordeal of Richard Feverel (TV Series)
Farmer Blaize
- The Blossoming Season (1964) ... Farmer Blaize
- The Seed (1964) ... Farmer Blaize
 1964 The Third Man (TV Series)
- Mars in Conjunction (1964) ... Ricci
 1964 Zero One (TV Series)
The Beard
- A Case of Charity (1964) ... The Beard
 1964 Devil Doll
Dr. Keisling
 1964 Judith Paris (TV Mini-Series)
Old Stane
- Madame Paris (1964) ... Old Stane
 1964 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Lord O'Leary
- Drama '64: A Menace to Decent People (1964) ... Lord O'Leary
 1964 Madame Bovary (TV Series)
- Marriage (1964) ... Rouault
 1963 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
- Formula for Death (1963) ... Kogan
 1963 The Three Lives of Thomasina
Targu (as Francis de Wolff)
 1963 The World Ten Times Over
Shelbourne (as Francis De Wolfe)
 1963 From Russia with Love
Vavra (as Francis de Wolff)
 1963 Siege of the Saxons
The Blacksmith (as Francis De Wolfe)
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Prince Potemkin
- The Pretender (1962) ... Prince Potemkin
 1962 Compact (TV Series)
Mr. Magnum
- Settlement Day (1962) ... Mr. Magnum
- Weekend Plans (1962) ... Mr. Magnum
- Faraway Places (1962) ... Mr. Magnum
- Take-Over Time (1962) ... Mr. Magnum
- Blackmail (1962) ... Mr. Magnum
 1962 The Durant Affair
Mario Costello
 1962 The Cheaters (TV Series)
- A Tale of Two Ships (1962) ... Gormley
 1962 The Silent Invasion
 1961 Maigret (TV Series)
- The Golden Fleece (1961) ... Ducrau
 1961 The Avengers (TV Series)
Hercule Zeebrugge
- The Far Distant Dead (1961) ... Hercule Zeebrugge
 1961 The Curse of the Werewolf
Bearded Customer (uncredited)
 1960 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Ramon Karadis
- The Clue of the Twisted Candle (1960) ... Ramon Karadis
 1960 The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
The General
- The Santino Case (1960) ... The General
 1959-1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Captain Blink / Captain Gallard
- Slow Boat to Amsterdam (1960) ... Captain Blink
- The Long Weekend (1959) ... Captain Gallard
 1960 The Savage Innocents
Trading Post Proprietor
 1960 Clue of the Twisted Candle
Ramon Karadis
 1959 Tales of the Vikings (TV Series)
- Oathbreaker (1959) ... Goldhood
 1959 Tommy the Toreador
Hotel Proprietor
 1959 The Man Who Could Cheat Death
Inspector Legris
 1959 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Doctor Mortimer (as Francis de Wolff in opening credits)
 1958 Corridors of Blood
Black Ben (as Francis de Wolff in closing credits)
 1958 The Roots of Heaven
Father Farque (as Francis de Wolff)
 1958 Sea Fury
 1958 White Hunter (TV Series)
Max Early / Mjumbino Barr
- Gun Duel (1958) ... Max Early
- The Step-father (1958) ... Mjumbino Barr
 1957 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Brother Wootan
- Brother Battle (1957) ... Brother Wootan
 1957 Big Time Operators
Albert Hardcastle
 1956 Odongo
George Watford
 1956 The Errol Flynn Theatre (TV Series)
- A Wife for the Czar (1956) ... Manoyoma
 1956 Nom-de-Plume (TV Series)
- Legacy of Death (1956) ... Burrus
 1956 Here's Archie (TV Movie)
 1955 King's Rhapsody
The Prime Minister
 1955 Wee Geordie
Samson (as Francis de Wolff in opening credits)
 1954 Land of Fury
Capt. Bryce
 1954 The Man Upstairs (TV Movie)
Cyrus Armstrong
 1954 The Diamond Wizard
 1953 The Little Kidnappers
Jan Hooft Sr.
 1953 The Master of Ballantrae
Matthew Bull (as Francis de Wolff)
 1952 Moulin Rouge
Victor (uncredited)
 1952 Miss Robin Hood
Accident Policeman
 1952 Ivanhoe
Front De Boeuf (as Francis DeWolff)
 1952 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Wellington-Simpson
- No Smoking! (1952) ... Mr. Wellington-Simpson
 1951 A Christmas Carol
Spirit of Christmas Present (as Francis de Wolff)
 1951 Flesh & Blood
Ambassador (uncredited)
 1951 The Powder Monkey (TV Movie)
 1950 She Shall Have Murder
Police Inspector
 1949 Under Capricorn
Major Wilkins (as Francis de Wolff)
 1949 The Gay Lady
George Edwardes (uncredited)
 1949 Adam and Evalyn
2nd Man at Restaurant Bar (uncredited)
 1949 Cardboard Cavalier
 1948 It's Hard to Be Good
Fighting Neighbour (uncredited)
 1937 Fire Over England
Sir James Tarleton
 1935 Line Engaged
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1935 Flame in the Heather
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He acted in Dorothy and Campbell Christie's play, "Someone at the Door," at the Streatham Hill Theatre in London, England with Henry Kendall, Iris Travers, and Lewis Stringer in the cast. See more »

Alternate Names:

Francis De Wolfe | Francis De Wolffe | Francis DeWolff | Francis de Wolff in closing credits | Francis de Wolff in opening credits | Francis de Wolff


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He has the distinction of being the lead villian, Wilhelm Kramar, in the very first Dick Barton - Special Agent radio serial. Though the original no longer exists, the original cast reunited in 1977 to re-record the very first story (in honour of the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of England). That is avaliable on BBC audio. See more »

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