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Derek Francis (1923–1984)

Derek Francis was born on November 7, 1923 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. He was an actor, known for Scrooge (1970), The Tomb of Ligeia (1964) and Jabberwocky (1977). He was married to Penelope Elsden Smith. He died on March 27, 1984 in Wimbledon, London, England. See full bio »

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 1984 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Pemberton
 1984 Pope John Paul II (TV Movie)
Bishop Lec
 1984 Winter Sunlight (TV Mini-Series)
Ernest
 1983 Jemima Shore Investigates (TV Series)
Ira Bartholemew
- The Damask Collection (1983) ... Ira Bartholemew
 1983 Pinkerton's Progress (TV Series)
Mr. Beech
 1978-1982 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Lord Chamberlain / Saburo
- The Portrait (1978) ... Saburo
 1978-1982 The Professionals (TV Series)
Len Hatch / John Howard
- You'll Be All Right (1982) ... Len Hatch
- Look After Annie (1978) ... John Howard
 1982 Shelley (TV Series)
Fran's Lawyer
- Shelley Vs Shelley (1982) ... Fran's Lawyer
 1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV Series)
Uncle George
- The Mystery of the Blue Jar (1982) ... Uncle George
 1975-1982 Crown Court (TV Series)
His Honour Judge Daniel Hastings / Judge Hastings
- Will the Real Robert Randell Please Stand Up: Part 3 (1975) ... His Honour Judge Daniel Hastings
- Will the Real Robert Randell Please Stand Up: Part 2 (1975) ... His Honour Judge Daniel Hastings
- Will the Real Robert Randell Please Stand Up: Part 1 (1975) ... His Honour Judge Daniel Hastings
 1982 The World Cup: A Captain's Tale (TV Movie)
His Grace
 1981 Partners (TV Series)
George Gilkes
- Fair Shares (1981) ... George Gilkes
- Marriage of Convenience (1981) ... George Gilkes
- Business Relations (1981) ... George Gilkes
- Partnership (1981) ... George Gilkes
 1980 In Loving Memory (TV Series)
Mr. Browning
- The Fall of the House of Unsworth (1980) ... Mr. Browning
 1978-1980 Rings on Their Fingers (TV Series)
Mr. Frewin / The Room Waiter
- If You Can't Beat Them.... (1980) ... Mr. Frewin
- Vive la différence (1978) ... The Room Waiter
 1980 Keep It in the Family (TV Series)
Bank Manager
- The Non-Mechanical Man (1980) ... Bank Manager
 1979 The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris (TV Series)
Dr. Bunnion
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... Dr. Bunnion
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... Dr. Bunnion
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Dr. Bunnion
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Dr. Bunnion
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Dr. Bunnion
 1978 Bernie (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1978)
 1978 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Sir Jethro Mott
- Big Business (1978) ... Sir Jethro Mott
 1978 Sexton Blake and the Demon God (TV Series)
Hubba Pasha
- Part 6 (1978) ... Hubba Pasha
- Part 5 (1978) ... Hubba Pasha
- Part 3 (1978) ... Hubba Pasha
- Part 2 (1978) ... Hubba Pasha
- Part 1 (1978) ... Hubba Pasha
 1978 Miss Jones and Son (TV Series)
Mr. Ellerby
- Will You Be My Wife? (1978) ... Mr. Ellerby
 1977 Three Dangerous Ladies
Benson (segment "Mrs. Amworth")
 1977 Odd Man Out (TV Series)
Mr. Bedford
- Clunk Click (1977) ... Mr. Bedford
 1977 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Charles Beaumont
- Episode #1.1749 (1977) ... Charles Beaumont
 1977 The Cost of Loving (TV Series)
Mr. Charlesworth
- Albert's Part (1977) ... Mr. Charlesworth
 1968-1977 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Withers / Karl
- Short Back and Sides (1977) ... Withers
- Remember the Germans (1969) ... Karl
 1977 Rising Damp (TV Series)
Mr. French
- Clunk Click (1977) ... Mr. French
 1977 Jabberwocky
Bishop
 1977 Doctor on the Go (TV Series)
Gervaise Gascoigne
- For Your Own Good... (1977) ... Gervaise Gascoigne
 1976 Sykes (TV Series)
Mr. Belvadere
- Inventions (1976) ... Mr. Belvadere
 1976 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Raymond Meadows
- Down to You, Brother (1976) ... Raymond Meadows
 1976 Dickens of London (TV Mini-Series)
Stage Manager
- Success (1976) ... Stage Manager
- Love (1976) ... Stage Manager
 1976 The New Avengers (TV Series)
The Bishop
- House of Cards (1976) ... The Bishop
 1976 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Edward
- The Nicest Man in the World (1976) ... Edward
 1976 To the Devil a Daughter
Bishop
 1975 Village Hall (TV Series)
Major Tapwick
- Silver Threads (1975) ... Major Tapwick
 1975 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Sir James Darren
- It Couldn't Happen Here (1975) ... Sir James Darren
 1974-1975 Thriller (TV Series)
Sam / Shelby Grafton
- Murder Motel (1975) ... Sam
- Color Him Dead (1974) ... Shelby Grafton
 1975 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Herbert Loder
- Leonie (1975) ... Herbert Loder
 1975 Mrs. Amworth (Short)
Benson
 1974 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #12.9 (1974)
 1974 My Name Is Harry Worth (TV Series)
Arnold Hobbs
- The Go-Between (1974) ... Arnold Hobbs
 1974 Who Killed Lamb? (TV Movie)
Octavius Lamb
 1971-1973 Justice (TV Series)
Judge / Charles Breedon
- Dummy Scoular Against the Crown (1973) ... Judge
- Witnesses Cost Extra (1971) ... Charles Breedon
 1971-1973 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Prof. Morell / Police sargeant
- The Death of Adolf Hitler (1973) ... Prof. Morell
- Big Soft Nellie (1971) ... Police sargeant
 1972 Thirty Minutes Worth (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1972)
 1972 Sutherland's Law (TV Movie)
John Sutherland
 1972 Crime of Passion (TV Series)
M. Soubrier
- Modeste (1972) ... M. Soubrier
 1972 Carry on Matron
Arthur
 1972 Man of Straw (TV Mini-Series)
Herr Goppel
- Young Love (1972) ... Herr Goppel
- Esprit De Corps (1972) ... Herr Goppel
 1964-1972 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Restaurant Manager / Mr. Harcourt / Harold Harbinger
- Idle at Work (1972) ... Restaurant Manager
- Wild, Wild Women (1968) ... Mr. Harcourt
- Good Luck Sir, You've Got a Lucky Face (1964) ... Harold Harbinger
 1971 Up the Creek (Short)
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Dixon
- The Case of the Dixon Torpedo (1971) ... Dixon
 1971 Shirley's World (TV Series)
Sir Mathew Hardcastle
- The Colonel (1971) ... Sir Mathew Hardcastle
 1971 Jason King (TV Series)
Umberto Bellini
- Wanna Buy a Television Series? (1971) ... Umberto Bellini
 1971 The Last of the Baskets (TV Series)
Mr. Higgins
- For Richer, for Poorer (1971) ... Mr. Higgins
 1971 The Ten Commandments (TV Series)
Principal
- Black Eye on Sunday (1971) ... Principal
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Lord Everton
- Requiem for a Don (1971) ... Lord Everton
 1971 Carry on Henry VIII
Farmer
 1971 Catweazle (TV Series)
Inspector Pugh
- The Sign of the Crab (1971) ... Inspector Pugh
 1971 Say Hello to Yesterday
Park Keeper
 1971 The Statue
Sanders
 1971 Man of Violence
Sam Bryant
 1970 The Adventures of Don Quick (TV Series)
Arborel
- The Higher the Fewer (1970) ... Arborel
 1970 Carry on Loving
Bishop
 1970 Codename (TV Series)
Vaslva Baroviev
- The Unbidden Guest (1970) ... Vaslva Baroviev
 1970 Up Pompeii! (TV Series)
Senator Lecherous
- The Senator and the Asp (1970) ... Senator Lecherous
 1965-1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Cornelius Shafton / The Procurator / G.C. Stoupe / ...
- It Wasn't Me (1969) ... Cornelius Shafton
- The Devil a Monk Would Be (1967) ... The Procurator
- The Connoisseur (1966) ... G.C. Stoupe
 1969 Crossplot
Sir Charles Moberley
 1969 Carry on Camping
Farmer
 1969 What's Good for the Goose
Harrington
 1968 Middlemarch (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Brooke
- Scandals (1968) ... Mr. Brooke
- The Husbands (1968) ... Mr. Brooke
- Homecoming (1968) ... Mr. Brooke
- The New Doctor (1968) ... Mr. Brooke
- Marriage (1968) ... Mr. Brooke
 1963-1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Walter / John Goggin
- I've Got a System (1965) ... Walter
- The Snag (1963) ... John Goggin
 1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Doctor James Vance
- Property of a Gentleman (1968) ... Doctor James Vance
 1967 Sexton Blake (TV Series)
Sir Gerald Trevona
- Christmas Special: The Vanishing Snowman (1967) ... Sir Gerald Trevona
 1959-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mr. Pitt / Major Black / Det. Insp. Hudson / ...
- Top of the Ladder (1967) ... Mr. Pitt
- We Thought You'd Like to Be Caesar (1965) ... Major Black
- The Offence (1964) ... Det. Insp. Hudson
- Acquit or Hang (1964)
- For King and Country #4: The Enemy (1963) ... Behrend
 1967 The Golden Age (TV Series)
Philip Henslow / Doctor
- The Theatres: Ben Jonson (1967) ... Philip Henslow
- The Discoverers (1967) ... Doctor
 1965-1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Henge / Mr. Rummins
- That Woman (1967) ... Mr. Henge
- Parson's Pleasure (1965) ... Mr. Rummins
 1967 Witch Hunt (TV Series)
Colonel Cooper
- Episode #1.1 (1967) ... Colonel Cooper
 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Dr. Leander
- Dare I Weep, Dare I Mourn? (1967) ... Dr. Leander
 1967 The Forsyte Saga (TV Mini-Series)
Elderson
- The White Monkey (1967) ... Elderson
- Afternoon of a Dryad (1967) ... Elderson
- A Family Wedding (1967) ... Elderson
 1966 Press for Time
Ernest Corcoran (alderman)
 1966 The Man Who Never Was (TV Series)
Randolfo
- Things Dead and Done (1966) ... Randolfo
 1966 Dare I Weep, Dare I Mourn (TV Movie)
Dr Leander
 1966 King of the River (TV Series)
Mallory
- A Beautiful Pea-Green Boat (1966) ... Mallory
 1963-1966 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
James Paterson / Clive Dudley
- You Never Can Tell Till You Try (1966) ... James Paterson
- A Bird to Watch the Marbles (1963) ... Clive Dudley
 1966 Rasputin: The Mad Monk
Innkeeper
 1966 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Fenton
- Dangerous Secret (1966) ... Fenton
 1966 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Mr. Allen
- Off Beat (1966) ... Mr. Allen
 1965 Court Martial (TV Series)
Abbot
- Retreat from Life (1965) ... Abbot
 1965 Blackmail (TV Series)
Charles Watson
 1965 The Mask of Janus (TV Series)
Charles Caswell
- The Public Interest (1965) ... Charles Caswell
 1965 Love Story (TV Series)
David Banner
- The Weather House (1965) ... David Banner
 1965 The Wednesday Thriller (TV Series)
Corbey
- The Initiate (1965) ... Corbey
 1965 Pity About the Abbey (TV Movie)
Lord Barnett
 1965 Our Man at St. Mark's (TV Series)
Major Hubert Paxton
- The Galloping Major (1965) ... Major Hubert Paxton
 1962-1965 Z Cars (TV Series)
Samuel Fitton / Alec Kettle / Mr. Wilson
- Market Square (1965) ... Samuel Fitton
- Five and a Match (1963) ... Alec Kettle
- Suspended (1962) ... Mr. Wilson
 1965 The Little Ones
Paddy
 1965 Undermind (TV Series)
Beymer
- The New Dimension (1965) ... Beymer
 1965 Public Eye (TV Series)
Mr. Hordern
- But the Joneses Never Get Letters (1965) ... Mr. Hordern
 1965 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Nero
- Inferno (1965) ... Nero
- Conspiracy (1965) ... Nero
 1965 Frankie Howerd (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1965)
 1964 The Tomb of Ligeia
Lord Trevanion
 1964 The Comedy Man
Merryweather
 1964 Diary of a Young Man (TV Series)
Mr. Baggerdagger
- Power (1964) ... Mr. Baggerdagger
 1964 Master Spy
Police Inspector (uncredited)
 1964 The Midnight Men (TV Series)
Tillio Grunditz
- The Man from Miditz (1964) ... Tillio Grunditz
 1964 Detective (TV Series)
Samuel Ogden / Rosseter
- Death in Ecstacy (1964) ... Samuel Ogden
- The Moving Toyshop (1964) ... Rosseter
 1963-1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Adrian Fitzgerald Tarbuck / Klein
- The Case of the Penny Plains (1964) ... Adrian Fitzgerald Tarbuck
- The Case of the Gold Salesmen (1963) ... Klein
 1964 Ring of Treason
Chief Supt. Croft
 1961-1964 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Supt. Brett / Arthur Tilsley / R.R. Harris
- The Verdict (1964) ... Supt. Brett
- Backfire (1962) ... Arthur Tilsley
- Never Back Losers (1961) ... R.R. Harris
 1964 This Is My Street
Fingus
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
Goldie Fairchild
- Day of the Drongo (1964) ... Goldie Fairchild
 1964 Smokescreen
Dexter's Doctor (uncredited)
 1964 The Verdict
Supt. Brett
 1963 Farewell Performance
Supt. Raven
 1963 The Hi-Jackers
Jack Carter
 1963 Bitter Harvest
Mr. Jones
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series)
Klaus
- The Beneficiary (1963) ... Klaus
 1959-1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Chaytoe QC / Roger / Belton / ...
- To Bury Caesar (1963) ... Chaytoe QC
- No Cause for Alarm (1962) ... Roger
- After the Party (1960) ... Belton
- Clutterbuck (1959) ... Arthur Pomfret
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Chayotn, QC
- To Bury Caesar (1963) ... Chayotn, QC
 1963 To Bury Caesar (TV Movie)
Chatoe Q.C.
 1963 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Peter Brenner
- The Man with the Delicate Hands (1963) ... Peter Brenner
 1963 Maupassant (TV Series)
- Wives and Lovers (1963)
 1963 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Charles Melton
- Has Anybody Seen Costigan? (1963) ... Charles Melton
 1963 The Bergonzi Hand (TV Movie)
Sir Godfrey Clayton-Brown
 1962 The Scales of Justice (TV Series)
Henry Dobbs
- The Guilty Party (1962) ... Henry Dobbs
 1962 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series)
M. Le Sueur
- Appearance and Reality (1962) ... M. Le Sueur
 1962 Saki (TV Mini-Series)
Umberleigh
- Episode #1.8 (1962) ... Umberleigh
 1962 Night Creatures
Squire Anthony Cobtree
 1962 Lisa
Detective Inspector
 1962 Backfire
Arthur Tilsley
 1961 The Pocket Lancer (TV Series)
Sergeant Finch
- A Million Pounds (1961) ... Sergeant Finch
 1961 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
 1961 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Maurice Dobling
- Man in a Frame (1961) ... Maurice Dobling
 1961 Harpers West One (TV Series)
Hinchcliffe
- Episode #1.13 (1961) ... Hinchcliffe
 1961 Two Living, One Dead
Broms
 1961 No Love for Johnnie
Frank
 1961 Jango (TV Series)
Supt. Bullock
- A Little of What She Fancied (1961) ... Supt. Bullock
 1961 Never Back Losers
R.R. Harris
 1960 Concrete Jungle
Priest
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
Emlyn
- The Stevenson Case (1960) ... Emlyn
 1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Elias Widecombe
- Devonshire Cream (1960) ... Elias Widecombe
 1959-1960 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
Angelo / Ronald Ainsworth
- The Last of the Saracens (1960) ... Angelo
- The Gambling Man (1959) ... Ronald Ainsworth
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He played Polonius in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in an Old Vic Company production at the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool, Merseyside, England with John Neville, Jack Gwillim, Coral Browne, Judi Dench, John Humphry, David Dodimead, Daniel Thorndike, David Waller, Margaret Courtenay, Barry Ingham (Barrie), Barbara Leigh-Hunt... See more »
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He appeared in two different adaptations of Charles Dickens's 1843 novel "A Christmas Carol": Scrooge (1970) and A Christmas Carol (1984). See more »

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