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Percy Herbert (1920–1992)


The massive brooding face and nose of British actor Percy Herbert is familiar to movie goers and TV audiences alike. A seemingly unlikely stage discovery by no one less than the great Dame Sybil Thorndike of British theater, Herbert moved into movie roles by the early 1950s. Initially fitting in as a featured cockney character, he nevertheless ... See full bio »

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(age 72) in Kent, England, UK

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 1988 The Love Child
Maurice
 1983 Fair Ground! (TV Series)
Bert Thurston
 1983 Look and Read (TV Series)
Bert Thurston
 1980 The Sea Wolves
Dennison
 1980 Worzel Gummidge (TV Series)
Mr. Oakshott
- Worzel in the Limelight (1980) ... Mr. Oakshott
 1979 The London Connection
Ship's Captain
 1963-1979 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Jailer - Dover Castle / Ship's Captain / Dover Castle Jailer
- The Omega Connection (1979) ... Ship's Captain
- The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 3 (1963) ... Jailer - Dover Castle
- The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 2 (1963) ... Jailer - Dover Castle
- The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 1 (1963) ... Dover Castle Jailer
 1979 The Tomorrow People (TV Series)
Thargon Commander
- War of the Empires: Contact! (1979) ... Thargon Commander
- War of the Empires: Close Encounter (1979) ... Thargon Commander
 1978 The Wild Geese
Keith
 1977 Valentino
Studio Guard
 1977 Fiona
Hubert
 1977 Doctor on the Go (TV Series)
Mr. Patterson
- What's in a Name? (1977) ... Mr. Patterson
 1973-1976 General Hospital (TV Series)
Alderman Potter
- Stitch in Time (1976)
- Episode #1.32 (1973) ... Alderman Potter
 1975 Down the 'Gate (TV Series)
Mr. Preston (Series 2) (1976)
 1975 One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
Mr. Gibbons
 1974 Craze
Detective Constable Russet
 1965-1974 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Det. Chief Supt. Donovan / Arthur Hanley
- Firearms Were Issued (1974) ... Det. Chief Supt. Donovan
- Trial and Error (1972) ... Det. Chief Supt. Donovan
- Unlawful Possession (1965) ... Arthur Hanley
 1973 Bowler (TV Series)
Masher
- They Never Come Back (1973) ... Masher
 1973 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Eli
- Free as a Bird (1973) ... Eli
 1973 The MacKintosh Man
Taafe
 1973 Black Snake
Joxer Tierney
 1972 Up the Front
Cpl. Lovechild
 1972 Beware My Brethren
Commissionaire
 1972 The Befrienders (TV Series)
Sid Fenton
- Dense Forest, Hungry Wolves (1972) ... Sid Fenton
 1972 Doomwatch
Hartwell
 1971-1972 Justice (TV Series)
Supt. Kellaway
- A Duty to the Court (1972) ... Supt. Kellaway
- Within a Year and a Day (1971) ... Supt. Kellaway
 1971 Man in the Wilderness
Fogarty
 1971 Deathwork
Moon
 1970 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Gil Vasey
- Private Armies (1970) ... Gil Vasey
 1970 The Other Reg Varney (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 1970 Too Late the Hero
Sgt. Johnstone
 1970 One More Time
Mander
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Vic
- Daddy Kiss It Better (1968) ... Vic
 1967 Island of the Burning Damned
Gerald Foster
 1967 Mister Ten Per Cent
Inspector Great
 1967 Tobruk
Dolan
 1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Colour Sergeant David Mackison
- A Pyre for Private James (1966) ... Colour Sergeant David Mackison
 1966 Carry on Cowboy
Charlie, the Bartender
 1965 Joey Boy
Mad George Long
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Sergeant Bates
- The Mercenaries (1965) ... Sergeant Bates
 1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing
Policeman at Station
 1965 Mogul (TV Series)
Chris Darnley
- Out of Range (1965) ... Chris Darnley
 1965 Z Cars (TV Series)
Tommy Schofield
- Suspected Murder (1965) ... Tommy Schofield
 1962-1965 The Saint (TV Series)
Tom Kane / Hoppy
- The Frightened Inn-Keeper (1965) ... Tom Kane
 1964 The Counterfeit Constable
L'agent Baxter
 1964 Guns at Batasi
Colour Sgt. Ben Parkin
 1964 Becket
Baron
 1963 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Baron
- Drama '63: Dead Darling (1963) ... Baron
 1963 Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow
Dover Castle Jailer
 1963 The Cracksman
Nosher
 1963 Call Me Bwana
First Henchman
 1963 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Arnold
- The Cruel Kind (1963) ... Arnold
 1962 Conquered City
Sgt. Maj. Reed
 1961 Mysterious Island
Sgt. Pencroft
 1961 The Guns of Navarone
Grogan
 1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
Innkeeper
- The Conspirators (1961) ... Innkeeper
 1960 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
Baker
- Three's a Crowd (1960) ... Baker
 1956-1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Simmons / Mr. King / Mr. Collins / ...
- The New Man (1960) ... Simmons
- Now Barabbas (1958) ... Mr. King
- Pickup Girl (1957) ... Mr. Collins
- The Staring Match (1957) ... Will Landis
- Teddy Gang (1956)
 1960 There Was a Crooked Man
Prison Warden
 1960 Tunes of Glory
RSM Riddick
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
First Deputy Danny
- Playhouse 90: A Town Has Turned to Dust (1960) ... First Deputy Danny
 1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Brady
- Riot (1960) ... Brady
 1960 It Takes a Thief
Shop Steward
 1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
- Episode #1.33 (1960)
 1955-1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Military police corporal / Rowdie Rawlings
- The Signal (1959) ... Military police corporal
- The Square Ring (1959) ... Rowdie Rawlings
- The Pay Off (1955)
 1959 A Touch of Larceny (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1959 Don't Panic Chaps
Bolter
 1959 The Devil's Disciple
British Lieutenant
 1959 Yesterday's Enemy
Wilson
 1959 Deadly Record
Belcher (uncredited)
 1959 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
- Deadly Record (1959) ... (uncredited)
 1959 Serious Charge
Mr. Thompson
 1959 The Hill (TV Movie)
Reuben
 1959 Idol on Parade
Sgt. Hebrides
 1959 Glencannon (TV Series)
Donald Glencannon / Duncan
- The Rolling Stone (1959) ... Donald Glencannon
- The Masked Monster (1959) ... Duncan
 1958 Desert Patrol
White
 1958 Sea Fury
Walker
 1958 Tank Force
1st English soldier
 1958 The Safecracker
Sergeant Harper
 1957 All at Sea
Tommy
 1957 Curse of the Demon
Farmer (deleted from US print)
 1957 The Steel Bayonet
Pvt. Clark
 1956 Tiger in the Smoke
Copper
 1956 Hell in Korea
Pvt. Moon
 1956 Child in the House
Det. Sgt. Taylor
 1956 Tears for Simon
Police Constable in Phone Box (uncredited)
 1955 The Cockleshell Heroes
Marine Lomas
 1955 The Green Carnation
Casey O'Rourke
 1955 The Deadliest Sin
Barman (uncredited)
 1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Pat Hanaghan
- The Thoroughbred (1955) ... Pat Hanaghan
 1955 The Prisoner
Soldier (uncredited)
 1955 The Night My Number Came Up
R.E.M.E. Sergeant
 1955 One Good Turn
"Seen Enough" Boxing Spectator (uncredited)
 1954 Montserrat (TV Movie)
Morales
 1954 Chance Meeting
Richards (uncredited)
 1952 The Pickwick Papers (TV Series)
Lieutenant Payne
- The First Paper (1952) ... Lieutenant Payne
 1951 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
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Because he had first-hand experience of Japanese POW camps, he was paid an extra £5.00 per week by David Lean to act as a consultant on The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957). See more »

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