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Roger Delgado (1918–1973)

Born of a Spanish father and French mother in Whitechapel. Although most often called upon to play the villain (due to his dark good looks and sinister beard), he also had a career as a voice actor on BBC Radio appearing on such programs as the "Morning Story". He was a notable 'The Master' in many series of Doctor Who (1963). See full bio »

Died:

(age 55) in near Neveshir, Turkey

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Filmography

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 1974 The Zoo Gang (TV Series)
Pedro
- The Lion Hunt (1974) ... Pedro
 1973 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Officer of the Holy Brotherhood
- The Adventures of Don Quixote (1973) ... Officer of the Holy Brotherhood
 1972 Aquarius (TV Series)
Dr. Blood
 1972 Jason King (TV Series)
Capitano Garozzo
- The Stones of Venice (1972) ... Capitano Garozzo
 1972 Antony and Cleopatra
Soothsayer
 1972 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Estoban
- To the Death, Baby (1972) ... Estoban
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Silva
- Madame Sara (1971) ... Silva
 1970 Underground
Xavier
 1970 Codename (TV Series)
Rogov
- Have a Word with Greco (1970) ... Rogov
 1970 The Borderers (TV Series)
Sieur Le Trompeur
- Among the Eagles (1970) ... Sieur Le Trompeur
 1969 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Tapiro
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
Yussef
- Desert Journey (1969) ... Yussef
 1969 Mogul (TV Series)
Souza
- So You Think You're One of Us (1969) ... Souza
 1969 The Assassination Bureau
Bureau Member
 1961-1969 The Avengers (TV Series)
Kreer / Vasco
- Stay Tuned (1969) ... Kreer
- Crescent Moon (1961) ... Vasco
 1968 Harry Worth (TV Series)
Kuroff
- James Bond: Where Are You? (1968) ... Kuroff
 1968 Star!
French Diplomat (uncredited)
 1968 Virgin of the Secret Service (TV Series)
Vizier
- The Rajah and the Suffragette (1968) ... Vizier
 1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Ambassador
- Burden of Proof (1968) ... Ambassador
 1967 Mrs Thursday (TV Series)
Sgt. Champignon
- A Genuine Moorish Momento (1967) ... Sgt. Champignon
 1967 The Mummy's Shroud
Hasmid
 1958-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Dr. Si Cada / Cardinal of Rio / Alvaro Catalde
- The Crossfire (1967) ... Dr. Si Cada
- The Successor (1965) ... Cardinal of Rio
- The Strong Are Lonely (1958) ... Alvaro Catalde
 1962-1966 The Saint (TV Series)
Captain Rodriguez / Hotel Manager
- Locate and Destroy (1966) ... Captain Rodriguez
- The Golden Journey (1962) ... Hotel Manager
 1966 The Power Game (TV Series)
Farid Salem
- The Front Men (1966) ... Farid Salem
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Salvatore Fratuzzi
- The Liberators (1966) ... Salvatore Fratuzzi
 1966 Orlando (TV Series)
King Halara
- Corpse Diplomatic (1966) ... King Halara
- Lady in Waiting (1966) ... King Halara
 1966 The Sandwich Man
Abdul - Carpet Seller
 1966 Khartoum (uncredited)
 1965 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Moser
 1965 Masquerade
Ahmed Ben Faïd (uncredited)
 1959-1965 The Third Man (TV Series)
Luis Mendoza / Henri Banear
- A Little Knowledge (1964) ... Luis Mendoza
- A Deal in Oils (1959) ... Henri Banear
 1964 The Valiant Varneys (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1964)
 1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Inspector Puichard
- The Case of the Great Pearl Robbery (1964) ... Inspector Puichard
 1964 Detective (TV Series)
De Revigne
- Death in Ecstacy (1964) ... De Revigne
 1964 Madame Bovary (TV Series)
Clerk
- Judgement (1964) ... Clerk
 1964 The Protectors (TV Series)
Slankin
- Freedom! (1964) ... Slankin
 1964 Crane (TV Series)
Barman
- Murder Is Waiting (1964) ... Barman
 1964 Agent 8 3/4
Josef
 1961-1964 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
De Souza / Major Sayid / Ben Ali / ...
- Death of a Cop (1964) ... De Souza
- Quarantine at Kavar (1963) ... Major Sayid
- The Heir Apparent (1963) ... Ben Ali
- Death from a Distance (1961) ... Holgar
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
Gebal
- A Camel to Ride (1963) ... Gebal
 1962-1963 Maigret (TV Series)
Pepito
- Peter the Lett (1963) ... Pepito
 1963 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Wirral
- The Two-Edged Sword (1963) ... Wirral
 1963 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
 1963 The Mind Benders
Dr. Jean Bonvoulois (uncredited)
 1962 Z Cars (TV Series)
Gregori Katsybalis
- Business Trip (1962) ... Gregori Katsybalis
 1962 In Search of the Castaways
Patagonian Prisoner
 1962 Richard the Lionheart (TV Series)
- The Norman King (1962)
 1962 Guns of Darkness
Hernandez (voice)
 1962 Saki (TV Mini-Series)
Laposhka
- Episode #1.5 (1962) ... Laposhka
 1962 The Road to Hong Kong
Jhinnah
 1962 Village of Daughters
Francisco Predati
 1961-1962 Sir Francis Drake (TV Series)
Mendoza - The Spanish Ambassador / Spanish Ambassador / The Governor / ...
- Drake on Trial (1962) ... Spanish Ambassador
- The Governor's Revenge (1962) ... The Governor
- The Flame-Thrower (1962) ... Spanish Ambassador
- The English Dragon (1961) ... Mendoza - The Spanish Ambassador (as Rodger Delgado)
 1961 Plateau of Fear (TV Series)
General Perera (ep.6 only)
 1961 Triton (TV Movie)
The Man with the Patch
 1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
Von Golling
- Under the Lake (1961) ... Von Golling
 1961 The Terror of the Tongs
Tang Hao, tong enforcer
 1961 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Capt. Santoro
- The Face (1961) ... Capt. Santoro
 1961 The Singer Not the Song
Pedro de Cortinez
 1960 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series)
Italian Governor
- The Human Element (1960) ... Italian Governor
 1960 The Odd Man (TV Series)
Bernard Berridge
- Episode #1.7 (1960) ... Bernard Berridge
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... Bernard Berridge
- Episode #1.5 (1960) ... Bernard Berridge
 1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- Heart & Diamond (1960)
 1960 Rendezvous (TV Series)
Gallo Briganti
 1960 Sands of the Desert
Abu NIal
 1960 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Curt
- Flight from Treason (1960) ... Curt
 1959-1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Inspector Rossi
- Rogue's Harvest (1960) ... Inspector Rossi
- The Slaver (1959) ... Inspector Rossi
 1960 About Religion (TV Series)
Chamberlain
- The News on Good Friday (1960) ... Chamberlain
 1960 The Splendid Spur (TV Series)
Sir Basil Grenville
- Joan of the Tor (1960) ... Sir Basil Grenville
 1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
J. L. Blenkin QC
- Conflict at Kalanadi (1960) ... J. L. Blenkin QC
 1959 The Three Princes (TV Movie)
Prince of the Rising Sun
 1959 The Stranglers of Bombay
Bundar (uncredited)
 1959 Hancock's Half Hour (TV Series)
Night Club Manager
- Spanish Interlude (1959) ... Night Club Manager
 1959 William Tell (TV Series)
Luigi
- The Black Brothers (1959) ... Luigi
 1959 First Man Into Space
Mexican Consul - Ramon de Guerrera
 1958 Mark of the Phoenix
Devron
 1958 Women in Love (TV Movie)
Luis in 'A Candle for the Madonna'
 1958 Queen's Champion (TV Mini-Series)
Don Jose
- The Edge of Defeat (1958) ... Don Jose
- The Escape from Penlynden (1958) ... Don Jose
- Betrayal (1958) ... Don Jose
 1958 Sea Fury
Salgado
 1958 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Ambassador
- The Minstrel (1958) ... Ambassador
 1958 White Hunter (TV Series)
Gomez
- Killer Leopard (1958) ... Gomez
 1957 The Silver Sword (TV Series)
 1955-1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
John P. Tedesco / Jean-Marie Merminod / Mark Smeaton / ...
- The Cold Light (1956) ... Jean-Marie Merminod
- The Legend of Pepito (1955) ... Father Francisco
 1957 O.S.S. (TV Series)
Luigi
- Operation Big House (1957) ... Luigi
 1957 Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! (TV Series)
Guest at embassy party
- Two Against the Kremlin (1957) ... Guest at embassy party
 1957/II Violent Stranger
Alberto (uncredited)
 1957 Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School (TV Series)
Monsieur Charpentier
- Bunter the Ventriloquist (1957) ... Monsieur Charpentier
 1957 The Case of the Smiling Widow (Short)
Commisserio
 1957 Huntingtower (TV Series)
Speidel
- Episode #1.6 (1957) ... Speidel
- Episode #1.5 (1957) ... Speidel
- Episode #1.4 (1957) ... Speidel
- Episode #1.3 (1957) ... Speidel
- Episode #1.2 (1957) ... Speidel
 1957 Stowaway Girl
Stranger
 1957 The Buccaneers (TV Series)
Don Ferdinand Esteban / Capt. Mendoza
- Conquest of New Providence (1957) ... Don Ferdinand Esteban
- Conquistador (1957) ... Don Ferdinand Esteban
- Dangerous Cargo (1957) ... Capt. Mendoza
 1957 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Lt. Lachaise
- The Coward (1957) ... Lt. Lachaise
 1957 Sword of Freedom (TV Series)
Virella
- Angelica's Past (1957) ... Virella
 1956 Pursuit of the Graf Spee
Captain Varela - Uruguayan Navy
 1956 Destination Death (Short)
Lisbon Police Officer
 1956 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series)
Andre
- The Farmer's Boy (1956) ... Andre
 1956 The Alien Sky (TV Movie)
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Jack Wilson
- Adeline Girard (1955) ... Jack Wilson
 1955 Storm Over the Nile
Native Spy
 1955 Quatermass II (TV Mini-Series)
Hugh Conrad
- The Coming (1955) ... Hugh Conrad
 1955 St. Ives (TV Series)
Gautier
- A la Belle Flora (1955) ... Gautier
- Lion Rampant (1955) ... Gautier
 1955 The Vale of Shadows (TV Movie)
 1954 The Big Deadly Game
Detective Gonzales
 1954 The Belles of St. Trinian's
Sultan's Aide (uncredited)
 1953 Three Stops to Murder
Marlowe, murderer-thief
 1953 The Captain's Paradise
Kalikan policeman
 1953 The Missing Man (Short)
Paris Police Inspector (uncredited)
 1953 The Broken Horseshoe
Felix Galegos
 1952 Portrait of Peter Perowne (TV Movie)
Hatton
 1952 Murder at Scotland Yard
George Grayson
 1952 Operation Diplomat (TV Series)
Harrison
- Gida (1952) ... Harrison
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He performed in the pantomime, "Old King Cole," at the London Palladium in London, England with Charlie Drake, Janette Scott, Jackie Rae, and Gary Miller in the cast.

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Rodger Delgado

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Trivia:

He was the first actor to play the Master, the Doctor's greatest individual enemy, in Doctor Who (1963). He played the role from the 1971 serial "Terror of the Autons" to the 1973 serial "Frontier in Space". He was succeeded in the role by Peter Pratt, Geoffrey Beevers, Anthony Ainley, Gordon Tipple, Eric Roberts, Sir Derek Jacobi and John Simm. See more »

Trademark:

Always wore black gloves when playing the villian.

Star Sign:

Pisces

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