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William Dysart (1929–2002)

William Dysart was born on November 26, 1929 in Glasgow, Scotland. He was an actor, known for Submarine X-1 (1968), The Massacre of Glencoe (1971) and The Last Shot You Hear (1969). He died in October 2002 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 72) in London, England, UK

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Submarine X-1
Submarine X-1 Lt. Gogan R.N.R.
The Massacre of Glencoe
The Last Shot You Hear
The Last Shot You Hear Peter Marriott
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Doctor Who Reegan / Alexander McClaren


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 1984 New York Nights
 1977 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Bass Player and the Blonde (1977) ... Drummer
 1977 Survivors (TV Series)
Alec Campbell
- Power (1977) ... Alec Campbell
- Long Live the King (1977) ... Alec Campbell
- The Enemy (1977) ... Alec Campbell
- Sparks (1977) ... Alec Campbell
 1975 Oil Strike North (TV Series)
Bill Gray
- Storm Clouds (1975) ... Bill Gray
 1974 Father Brown (TV Series)
James Grant
- The Quick One (1974) ... James Grant
 1972 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
- Execution (1972) ... Mac
 1971 The Massacre of Glencoe
 1971 Trial (TV Series)
Detective Inspector
- Debris (1971) ... Detective Inspector
 1970 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Police Inspector
- Vendetta for a Dead Man (1970) ... Police Inspector
 1970 Strange Report (TV Series)
Inspector Lowe
- Report 4407: Heart - No Choice for the Donor (1970) ... Inspector Lowe
 1968 Submarine X-1
Lt. Gogan R.N.R.
 1967 Z Cars (TV Series)
 1967 This Man Craig (TV Series)
Neil McKelvie
- Another School of Thought (1967) ... Neil McKelvie
 1966 Ransom for a Pretty Girl (TV Mini-Series)
Bobby Milne
 1966 The Deadly Affair
Nobleman (uncredited)
 1965 The Wars of the Roses (TV Mini-Series)
2nd Lancastrian soldier / 1st Murderer / First Murderer / ...
- Margaret of Anjou (1965) ... 2nd Lancastrian soldier
- The Inheritance (1965) ... 1st Murderer
- The Council Board ... First Murderer
- The Fearful King ... Second Soldier
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
2nd Goetz Trooper
- Ironhand (1965) ... 2nd Goetz Trooper
 1964 Crossroads (TV Series)
Victor Barratt
 1963-1964 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Good / 1st Skater
- The Verdict (1964) ... Det. Sgt. Good
- Ricochet (1963) ... 1st Skater
 1963 Ricochet
1st Skater
 1962 The Dickie Henderson Show (TV Series)
- The Visit (1962)
 1962 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Inspector Brogan
- The Gentle Assassin (1962) ... Inspector Brogan
 1962 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
David MacLean
- Episode #1.508 (1962) ... David MacLean
- Episode #1.507 (1962) ... David MacLean
- Episode #1.506 (1962) ... David MacLean
- Episode #1.505 (1962) ... David MacLean
- Episode #1.500 (1962) ... David MacLean
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His theatre credits include: various roles in "Henry IV Part 1" by William Shakespeare (1964, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, directed by Peter Hall ).

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Was offered the male lead in The Blue Lagoon (1949), which he had to turn down as he couldn't get leave from the army.

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