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William Devlin (I) (1911–1987)

William Devlin was born on December 5, 1911 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland as William George Devlin. He was an actor, known for Mutiny on the Elsinore (1937), Solomon and Sheba (1959) and Treasure Island (1950). He was married to Meriel Moore (actress) and Mary Casson (actress/musician). He died on January 25, 1987 in Somerset, England. See full bio »
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Known For

Mutiny on the Elsinore
(1937)
Solomon and Sheba
(1959)
Treasure Island
(1950)
The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers Cardinal Richelieu
(1954)

Filmography

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 1967 The Shuttered Room
Zebulon Whately
 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 The Last Man Out (TV Series)
Father Pierre
- The Break Out (1962) ... Father Pierre
- Father Pierre (1962) ... Father Pierre
- Over the Water (1962) ... Father Pierre
 1962 Maigret (TV Series)
Colonel Molle
- High Politics (1962) ... Colonel Molle
 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
- A Subject of Scandal and Concern (1960) ... Clerk to the Assizes
- 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, Philotas' father
 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
 1959 Solomon and Sheba
Nathan
 1959 The Moonstone (TV Series)
Mr. Murthwaite
- Episode #1.7 (1959) ... Mr. Murthwaite
- Episode #1.2 (1959) ... Mr. Murthwaite
 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
 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
 1957 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
- The Grass Harp (1957)
 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
- The End of the Summer (1957) ... Monsieur Viardot
- 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 David Copperfield (TV Series)
Mr. Edward Murdstone
- Part 4 (1956) ... Mr. Edward Murdstone
- Part 3 (1956) ... Mr. Edward Murdstone
- Part 2 (1956) ... Mr. Edward Murdstone
- Part 1 (1956) ... Mr. Edward Murdstone
 1956 New Ramps for Old (TV Series)
Dridell
- Hitched to a Star (1956) ... Dridell
 1956 The Black Brigand (TV Series)
Carl the White King
- Swords in the Sun (1956) ... Carl the White King
- A Bottle of Poison (1956) ... Carl the White King
- Too Many Cooks (1956) ... Carl the White King
- The Gypsy Queen (1956) ... Carl the White King
- An Ass, in Girl's Clothing (1956) ... Carl the White King
 1956 Nom-de-Plume (TV Series)
Casimir Dudevant
- Child of Her Time (1956) ... Casimir Dudevant
 1956 No Man's Land (TV Movie)
General Kramer
 1955 The Holly and the Ivy (TV Movie)
The Rev. Martin Gregory
 1955 The Merry Wives of Windsor (TV Movie)
Sir Hugh Evans
 1954 The Three Musketeers (TV Mini-Series)
Cardinal Richelieu
- Milady's Vengeance (1954) ... Cardinal Richelieu
- The Bastion of St. Gervais (1954) ... Cardinal Richelieu
- The Queen's Diamonds (1954) ... Cardinal Richelieu
- D'Artagnan's Mission (1954) ... Cardinal Richelieu
- The Queen and the Cardinal (1954) ... Cardinal Richelieu
 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 How Does It End? (TV Series)
Cardinal Richelieu
- The Three Musketeers (1952) ... Cardinal Richelieu
 1952 The Star Maiden (TV Short)
Jack Bill Long River
 1950 Treasure Island
Morgan
 1949 The Duchess of Malfi (TV Movie)
Bosola
 1948 The Tragedy of King Lear Part 2/II (TV Movie)
King Lear
 1948 Till Tomorrow (TV Short)
Matteo Lista
 1948 The Tragedy of King Lear Part 2/I (TV Movie)
King Lear
 1948 The Tragedy of King Lear Part 1/II (TV Movie)
King Lear
 1948 The Tragedy of King Lear Part 1 (TV Movie)
King Lear
 1947 Hamlet Part 1/II (TV Movie)
Marcellus
 1947 Hamlet Part 1 (TV Movie)
Marcellus
 1939 X = o (TV Movie)
Pronax
 1939 Jamaica Inn
Burdkin - 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)
Jonathan Swift
 1937 Cymbeline (TV Movie)
Pisanio
 1937 James Simpson (TV Short)
Dr. James Simpson
 1937 Mutiny on the Elsinore
O'Sullivan
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted at the Shakespeare Birthday Festival at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Michael Redgrave, Donald Wolfit, Jessica Tandy, Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson, Russell Thorndike, Baliol Holloway, Cecil Trouncer, Harcourt Williams, Vivienne Bennett, Wilfred Walter, Marie Ney, Alec Clunes, Andrew Cruickshank, ... See more »

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Trivia:

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

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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