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Robert Desmond

Robert Desmond was born on March 29, 1924 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, England as Robert Desmond Townson. He is an actor, known for The Great Escape (1963), Compact (1962) and Sixpenny Corner (1955). He was previously married to Sylvia Limburg. See full bio »
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The Great Escape
The Great Escape Griffith 'Tailor'
Compact Adrian Coombs
Sixpenny Corner
Sixpenny Corner Stan Norton (Bill's brother) / Stan Norton
The Cockleshell Heroes


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 1969 Happy Ever After (TV Series)
- Fowler's Day (1969) ... Sam
 1969 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Taxi driver
- The Dirt on Lucy Lane (1969) ... Taxi driver
 1967 Harry Worth (TV Series)
- King of the Road (1967) ... Terry
 1967 The Gamblers (TV Series)
- Read 'em and Weep (1967) ... Fiddler
 1964 Crossroads (TV Series)
Tod Miller
 1962 Jailbreak
 1962 Playdate (TV Series)
Man at the bar
- My Representative (1962) ... Man at the bar
 1962 Here's Harry (TV Series)
- The Jacket (1962)
 1961 The Avengers (TV Series)
Herb Thompson
- A Change of Bait (1961) ... Herb Thompson
 1961 The Best of Enemies
Pvt. Singer
 1961 Echo Four Two (TV Series)
Banjo Clegg
- Break Out (1961) ... Banjo Clegg
 1961 Harpers West One (TV Series)
Flash boy
- Episode #1.10 (1961) ... Flash boy
 1961 Nearly a Nasty Accident
2nd Service Policeman (uncredited)
 1960 The Bulldog Breed
Sailor on Bridge of Warship (uncredited)
 1956-1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Topman / Harry / Ned Rutter
- Tiger at the Gates (1960) ... Topman
- Deep and Crisp and Even (1959) ... Harry
- Shooting Star (1956) ... Ned Rutter
 1960 Here Lies Miss Sabry (TV Series)
- Trumpet Voluntary (1960) ... Basil
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
 1960 Too Young to Love
1st Sailor (uncredited)
 1960 Sink the Bismarck!
Dexter (uncredited)
 1957-1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Crow / 6146 Roberts / Bains
- Oggie (1959) ... Crow
- Now Barabbas (1958) ... 6146 Roberts
- Saloon Bar (1957) ... Bains
 1959 The Ugly Duckling
 1959 Theatre Night (TV Series)
- A Day in the Life of ... (1959) ... Sid
 1959 The Lady Is a Square (uncredited)
 1959 Dial 999 (TV Series)
- The Mechanical Watchman (1959) ... Peters
 1958 Indiscreet
Young Man (uncredited)
 1957 Dangerous Youth
Cream O'Casey
 1957 The New Adventures of Martin Kane (TV Series)
- The Racing Car Story (1957) ... Mitch
 1956 All Square Aft (Short)
 1955 The Cockleshell Heroes
Marine Todd
 1955 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Will Stukely
- A Guest for the Gallows (1955) ... Will Stukely
 1955 The Slackering Field (TV Movie)
Hugo Hunter
 1954 The Six Proud Walkers (TV Series)
- The Twelve Apostles (1954) ... Snub
- The Seven Stars (1954) ... Snub
 1954 The Golden Toy (TV Movie)
 1953 The Heir of Skipton (TV Mini-Series)
Edward IV of York / Edward, Duke of York
- A Shepherd in the Fells (1953) ... Edward IV of York
- The Wars of the Roses (1953) ... Edward, Duke of York
 1953 Seagulls Over Sorrento (TV Movie)
Sub-Lieutenant Granger, RN
 1952 The Barber and the Donkey (TV Movie)
The Woodman
 1952 Francis and Juniper (TV Short)
 1949 An English Summer (TV Movie)
Sergeant 'Ace' Corner
 1949 The Passionate Pilgrim (TV Movie)
Hospital orderly
 1949 Don't Ever Leave Me
Mechanic (uncredited)
 1948 The Outsider (uncredited)
 1947 Boys in Brown (TV Movie)
Spud Parker

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(April 15, 1986 to May 18, 1986) He acted in John Guare's play, "Gardenia," at the Public Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with Steven Culp, Caryn West, William Carden, Sean G. Griffin, and Frank Hankey in the cast. Stephen McCorkle was director. See more »

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