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William Devlin (I) (1911–1987)

William Devlin was born on December 5, 1911 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He was an actor, known for Jamaica Inn (1939), The Common Room (1958) and Treasure Island (1950). He died on January 25, 1987 in Somerset, England. See full bio »
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 1967 The Jokers
Brigadier
 1965 The Power Game (TV Series)
Sir Gerald Merle
- The New Boy (1965) ... Sir Gerald Merle
 1965 Crane (TV Series)
Sheik Gamal
- The Man in the Gold Waistcoat (1965) ... Sheik Gamal
 1963-1964 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Sir Gerald Merle
- Only a Few Millions (1964) ... Sir Gerald Merle
- The Flying Frigates (1964) ... Sir Gerald Merle
- It's a Free Country: Isn't It? (1964) ... Sir Gerald Merle
- The Golden Silence (1964) ... Sir Gerald Merle
- A Lesson for Corbett (1964) ... Sir Gerald Merle
 1964 The Hidden Truth (TV Series)
Platt-Evans
- One of the Hampshire Pargeters (1964) ... Platt-Evans
 1964 The Avengers (TV Series)
Ambassador
- The Outside-In Man (1964) ... Ambassador
 1963 Jane Eyre (TV Series)
Mr. Briggs
- Episode #1.6 (1963) ... Mr. Briggs
- Episode #1.4 (1963) ... Mr. Briggs
 1962 Maigret (TV Series)
- High Politics (1962)
 1962 The Last Man Out (TV Series)
Father Pierre
- Over the Water (1962) ... Father Pierre
 1962 Tales of Mystery (TV Series)
Jim Pease
- Wolves of God (1962) ... Jim Pease
 1961-1962 Top Secret (TV Series)
Stannard / Molina
- Vengeance at La Vina (1962) ... Stannard
- Death on Wheels (1961) ... Molina
 1961 Vice Versa (TV Movie)
Dr. Grimstone
 1961 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Mr. Stanley QC
- Death on Tap (1961) ... Mr. Stanley QC
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Clerk to the Assizes / 1st Engineer / Mr Simmons
- Twentieth Century Theatre: The Insect Play (1960) ... 1st Engineer
 1960 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Insp. Meadows
- Trial and Error (1960) ... Insp. Meadows
 1960 Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Detective Superintendent Harrison
- Robbery on the A5 (1960) ... Detective Superintendent Harrison
 1960 Oscar Wilde
Solicitor-General
 1960 The Terrible Choice (TV Series)
Macbeth
- Macbeth: Part 4 (1960) ... Macbeth
- Macbeth: Part 3 (1960) ... Macbeth
- Macbeth: Part 2 (1960) ... Macbeth
- Macbeth: Part 1 (1960) ... Macbeth
 1959 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
Norman Garnet
- Final Exit (1959) ... Norman Garnet
 1959 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Fox, Leslie
- Haul for the Shore (1959) ... Fox, Leslie
 1958-1959 The Common Room (TV Series)
Headmaster
- Future Imperfect (1959) ... Headmaster
- Old Love and New (1959) ... Headmaster
- Dreams and Reality (1959) ... Headmaster
- The Visitors (1959) ... Headmaster
- The Moths and the Butterfly (1959) ... Headmaster
 1959 This Desirable Residence (TV Movie)
Mr. Penshott
 1958 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1958 Blood of the Vampire
Kurt Urach
 1958 Queen's Champion (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Henry Penlynden
- The Escape from Penlynden (1958) ... Sir Henry Penlynden
- Betrayal (1958) ... Sir Henry Penlynden
 1956-1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
George Gilmore
- The Shining Hour (1958)
- Three O'Clock Deadline (1956) ... George Gilmore
 1957 The Man Who Was Two (TV Series)
John Fairbairn
- From Out of the Sea (1957) ... John Fairbairn
 1952-1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
General / Hubert de Burgh / Lockwood / ...
- Arrow to the Heart (II) (1956) ... General
- L'Aiglon (1953) ... General Hartmann
- Arrow to the Heart (I) (1952) ... General
 1953 A Place of Execution (TV Series)
Dr. Main
 1953 You Are There (TV Series)
 1952 Portrait of Peter Perowne (TV Movie)
President of the court
 1952 Back to Methuselah (TV Series)
He-Ancient
- As Far as Thought Can Reach (1952) ... He-Ancient
 1948 Till Tomorrow (TV Movie)
Matteo Lista
 1948 King Lear (TV Movie)
King Lear
 1947 Hamlet (TV Movie)
Marcellus
 1939 Jamaica Inn
His Tenant
 1939 I Met a Murderer
Jay
 1939 Twelfth Night (TV Movie)
Antonio
 1938 The Ascent of F6 (TV Movie)
 1938 The Words Upon the Window Pane (TV Movie)
 1937 Cymbeline (TV Movie)
 1937 James Simpson (TV Short)
Dr. James Simpson
 1937 The Man with the Flower in His Mouth (TV Movie)
The Man
 1937 Concerning Mr. Martin
Martell
 1937 The Mill on the Floss
Bob Jakin
 1936 The Tiger (TV Movie)
Georges Clemenceau
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Winter's Tale", at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Ian Swinley, Vivienne Bennett, Dorothy Green, Andrew Leigh, Geoffrey Keen and Alec Clunes in the cast. Michael Macowan was the director. See more »
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