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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), Treasure Island (1950) and The Common Room (1958). He died on January 25, 1987 in Somerset, England. See full bio »
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Known For

Jamaica Inn
Jamaica Inn Sir Humphrey's Tenant
(1939)
Treasure Island
(1950)
The Common Room
The Common Room Mr. Herrick, the Headmaster / Headmaster
(1958-1959)
Solomon and Sheba
(1959)

Filmography

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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
 1963 24-Hour Call (TV Series)
Sir Giles Norton
- Death Duty (1963) ... Sir Giles Norton
 1962 Maigret (TV Series)
Colonel Molle
- High Politics (1962) ... Colonel Molle
 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
 1960-1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Asst Commissioner Flood / Clerk to the Assizes / 1st Engineer / ...
- The Long Memory (1962) ... Asst Commissioner Flood
- Twentieth Century Theatre: The Insect Play (1960) ... 1st Engineer
- Twentieth Century Theatre: Young Woodley (1960) ... Mr. Simmons
 1961 Vice Versa (TV Movie)
Dr. Grimstone
 1961 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Mr. Stanley QC
- Death on Tap (1961) ... Mr. Stanley QC
 1961 Adventure Story (TV Movie)
Parmenion
 1959-1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Professor White / The Rev. Leslie Fox
- The Druid Circle (1960) ... Professor White
- Haul for the Shore (1959) ... The Rev. Leslie Fox
 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
 1958-1959 The Common Room (TV Series)
Mr. Herrick, the Headmaster / Headmaster
- Future Imperfect (1959) ... Mr. Herrick, the Headmaster
- The Visitors (1959) ... Mr. Herrick, the Headmaster
- The Moths and the Butterfly (1959) ... Mr. Herrick, the Headmaster
- Love Your Neighbour (1959) ... Mr. Herrick, the Headmaster
- The Major (1959) ... Mr. Herrick, the Headmaster
 1959 This Desirable Residence (TV Movie)
Mr. Penshott
 1958 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1958 Blood of the Vampire
Kurt Urach
 1958 Queen's Champion (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Henry Penlynden
- The Rescue (1958) ... Sir Henry Penlynden
- The Outlaws (1958) ... Sir Henry Penlynden
- The Escape from Penlynden (1958) ... Sir Henry Penlynden
- Betrayal (1958) ... Sir Henry Penlynden
 1958 Suspect (TV Movie)
Sir Hugo Const
 1956-1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
George Gilmore
- The Shining Hour (1958)
- Three O'Clock Deadline (1956) ... George Gilmore
 1952-1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
General / Hubert de Burgh / Dr. Delany / ...
- Farewell to Greatness (1957) ... Dr. Delany
- Sounding Brass (II) (1957) ... James Meek
- Shout Aloud Salvation (II) (1956) ... The Bishop
- Arrow to the Heart (II) (1956) ... General
 1957 Close My Door (TV Movie)
Mr. Renwick
 1957 The Governess (TV Movie)
Mr. Drew
 1957 The Man Who Was Two (TV Series)
John Fairbairn
- From Out of the Sea (1957) ... John Fairbairn
 1956 Theft Royal (TV Movie)
Colonel Blood
 1956 Poison Pen (TV Movie)
The Rev. John Rainrider
 1956 New Ramps for Old (TV Series)
Dridell
- Hitched to a Star (1956) ... Dridell
 1956 Nom-de-Plume (TV Series)
Casimir Dudevant
- Child of Her Time (1956) ... Casimir Dudevant
 1956 No Man's Land (TV Movie)
General Kramer
 1953 Gunpowder Guy (TV Movie)
Guy Fawkes
 1953 A Place of Execution (TV Series)
Dr. Main
- I Know the Place (1953) ... Dr. Main
- House of Hate (1953) ... Dr. Main
- Surgery Hours (1953) ... Dr. Main
 1953 The New Shilling (TV Movie)
Captain James Cook
 1953 You Are There (TV Series)
 1953 The Silver Swan (TV Series)
Stranger
- Timothy (1953) ... Stranger
 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
 1952 The Star Maiden (TV Short)
Jack Bill Long River
 1949 The Duchess of Malfi (TV Movie)
Bosola
 1948 Till Tomorrow (TV Short)
Matteo Lista
 1947 Hamlet Part 1/II (TV Movie)
Marcellus
 1947 Hamlet Part 1 (TV Movie)
Marcellus
 1939 X = o (TV Movie)
Pronax
 1939 Jamaica Inn
Sir Humphrey's 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
 1936 The Mill on the Floss
Bob Jakin
 1936 The Tiger (TV Movie)
Georges Clemenceau
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Other Works:

His theatre credits include: Aemilius in the play "Titus Andronicus" by William Shakespeare , directed by Peter Brook (Stoll Theatre, London, 1957) See more »
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Trivia:

In his final movie, "The Shuttered Room", he was dubbed by Donald Sutherland.

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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