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Richard Hurndall (1910–1984)


A gaunt, intense character actor of striking presence, Richard Gibbon Hurndall was educated at Scarborough College and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He acted professionally from 1930, initially in repertory theatre and later with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, his roles including Orlando in "As You Like It", ... See full bio »

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The Inheritors
(1974)
It's Murder But Is It Art
It's Murder But Is It Art Brigadier Austin Binghop
(1972)
Running Blind
Running Blind Sir David Taggart
(1979)
Doctor Who
Doctor Who The Doctor
(1983)

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 1983 Bergerac (TV Series)
Maxwell Flagg
- Ice Maiden (1983) ... Maxwell Flagg
 1983 Doctor Who (TV Series)
The Doctor
- The Five Doctors (1983) ... The Doctor
 1983 The Plot to Murder Lloyd George (TV Movie)
Sir Charles Matthews
 1983 Nanny (TV Series)
Sir Hugo Bannerman
- Into the Blitz (1983) ... Sir Hugo Bannerman
 1982 Rep (TV Series)
Wyndham Carter
- Frippery Tip (1982) ... Wyndham Carter
- She Knew Her Onions (1982) ... Wyndham Carter
- No Tears for McTavish (1982) ... Wyndham Carter
- The Angry Twilight (1982) ... Wyndham Carter
 1981 Blake's 7 (TV Series)
Nebrox
- Assassin (1981) ... Nebrox
 1981 Bognor (TV Series)
Lord Camberley
- Unbecoming Habits: Part 4 - Lord Dismiss Us (1981) ... Lord Camberley
 1981 Sunday Night Thriller (TV Series)
Sir
- Dark Secret: Part 1 (1981) ... Sir
 1980 Love in a Cold Climate (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Montdore
- Heir Apparent (1980) ... Lord Montdore
- The Merry Widower (1980) ... Lord Montdore
- Rings and Things (1980) ... Lord Montdore
- Child Hunt (1980) ... Lord Montdore
 1978-1980 Enemy at the Door (TV Series)
John Ambrose
- Committee Man (1980) ... John Ambrose
- By Order of the Fuhrer (1978) ... John Ambrose
 1979 Ripping Yarns (TV Series)
Carne
- Whinfrey's Last Case (1979) ... Carne
 1979 Screenplay (TV Series)
General
- The Sound of Guns (1979) ... General
 1979 Running Blind (TV Series)
Sir David Taggart
- The Deception Operation (1979) ... Sir David Taggart
- Sixteen Rivers to Cross (1979) ... Sir David Taggart
 1977 Just William (TV Series)
Great Uncle George
- William's Worst Christmas (1977) ... Great Uncle George
 1972-1977 Van der Valk (TV Series)
Magistrate / Albert Picard
- In Hazard (1977) ... Magistrate
- Destroying Angel (1972) ... Albert Picard
 1977 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Admiral Canaris
- True Patriot (1977) ... Admiral Canaris
 1977 1990 (TV Series)
Avery
- Voice from the Past (1977) ... Avery
 1977 Philby, Burgess and Maclean (TV Movie)
Sir Stewart Menzies
 1977 A Roof Over My Head (TV Series)
Sir Phillip Comer
- A Roof Over My Head (1977) ... Sir Phillip Comer
 1977 The Apple of Discord (TV Movie)
Sir Gavin Armitage
 1977 Mr. Big (TV Series)
Chairman
- Going Straight (1977) ... Chairman
 1976 The Expert (TV Series)
Judge
- Second Appeal (1976) ... Judge
 1976 Killers (TV Series)
E. Anthony Hawke
- The Chalkpit Murder (1976) ... E. Anthony Hawke
 1975 Oil Strike North (TV Series)
Charles Wayman
- Time of Hazard (1975) ... Charles Wayman
- Workhorse (1975) ... Charles Wayman
- Shore Leave (1975) ... Charles Wayman
- It Depends Where You Stand (1975) ... Charles Wayman
- The Floating Bomb (1975) ... Charles Wayman
 1975 The Rough with the Smooth (TV Series)
Mervyn Thackeray
- Episode #1.6 (1975) ... Mervyn Thackeray
- Episode #1.5 (1975) ... Mervyn Thackeray
- Episode #1.4 (1975) ... Mervyn Thackeray
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... Mervyn Thackeray
 1975 A Legacy (TV Series)
Gottlieb
- Episode #1.5 (1975) ... Gottlieb
- Episode #1.4 (1975) ... Gottlieb
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... Gottlieb
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... Gottlieb
- Episode #1.1 (1975) ... Gottlieb
 1973-1975 Public Eye (TV Series)
Priest / Sir John Reveldale
- How About a Cup of Tea? (1975) ... Priest
- The Golden Boy (1973) ... Sir John Reveldale
 1974 Father Brown (TV Series)
Father Superior
- The Arrow of Heaven (1974) ... Father Superior
 1974 The Brothers (TV Series)
Clifton
- A Bad Mistake (1974) ... Clifton
 1974 The Inheritors (TV Series)
Mackie
- Double, Double... (1974) ... Mackie
- The Axeman Cometh (1974) ... Mackie
- Did Machiavelli Have Welsh Blood? (1974) ... Mackie
- The Inheritors (1974) ... Mackie
 1974 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
General Sir Ralph Dixon
- The Final Chapter (1974) ... General Sir Ralph Dixon
 1974 Shoulder to Shoulder (TV Mini-Series)
Reader
- Outrage (1974) ... Reader
 1974 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Mawson
- Franklyn and Johnnie (1974) ... Mr. Mawson
 1974 The Protectors (TV Series)
Judge Cronin
- Trial (1974) ... Judge Cronin
 1973 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Sir George Osborne
- Gentlemen and Players (1973) ... Sir George Osborne
 1973 Between the Wars (TV Series)
Sir Roderick
- Mr Loveday's Little Outing (1973) ... Sir Roderick
 1973 The Song of Songs (TV Series)
Dr. Pieper
- Episode #1.1 (1973) ... Dr. Pieper
 1973 A Point in Time (TV Movie)
Time
 1972-1973 War & Peace (TV Mini-Series)
Count Rostopchin
- The Road to Life (1973) ... Count Rostopchin
- Escape (1972) ... Count Rostopchin
- Fortunes of War (1972) ... Count Rostopchin
 1972 Crown Court (TV Series)
Gustav De Montalk
 1972 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Sir Walter Teal
- 'Frisco Bound (1972) ... Sir Walter Teal
 1972 Doctor in Charge (TV Series)
Lord Hartford
- Amazing Grace (1972) ... Lord Hartford
 1972 His and Hers (TV Series)
Editor
- Outback (1972) ... Editor
- Diet (1972) ... Editor
- Libel (1972) ... Editor
 1972 It's Murder But Is It Art (TV Series)
Brigadier Austin Binghop
- Mister Drake Reveals All (1972) ... Brigadier Austin Binghop
- Mister Drake Has Visitors (1972) ... Brigadier Austin Binghop
- Mister Drake and Ars Gratia Artis (1972) ... Brigadier Austin Binghop
- Mister Drake Goes to Jail (1972) ... Brigadier Austin Binghop
- Mister Drake Takes a Hand (1972) ... Brigadier Austin Binghop
 1972 The Regiment (TV Series)
Col Frederick Gaunt
- The Father of the Regiment (1972) ... Col Frederick Gaunt
 1971-1972 The Last of the Baskets (TV Series)
Rupert Fitzbasket / The 12th Earl of Clogborough
- A Chip Off the Old Block (1972) ... Rupert Fitzbasket
- End of the Peer (1971) ... The 12th Earl of Clogborough
 1972 Jason King (TV Series)
Collingwood
- The Constance Missal (1972) ... Collingwood
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Lord Faber
- The Ripening Rubies (1971) ... Lord Faber
 1971 Mogul (TV Series)
Monsieur Delouvrier
- Shangri-La and All That Jazz (1971) ... Monsieur Delouvrier
 1971 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
David Conron
- Take Seven (1971) ... David Conron
 1971 Trial (TV Series)
Walter Linus
- Counsel for the Prosecution (1971) ... Walter Linus
 1971 The Guardians (TV Series)
Sir Francis Wainwright
- Pursuit (1971) ... Sir Francis Wainwright
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Reggie Fairbright
- Death for Divers' Reasons (1971) ... Reggie Fairbright
 1971 That's Your Funeral (TV Series)
Guvnor
- Winning the Ashes (1971) ... Guvnor
 1970 Menace (TV Series)
Whiteacre
- The Innocent (1970) ... Whiteacre
 1970 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Magistrate
- A Time to Love, a Time to Die (1970) ... Magistrate
 1970 Callan (TV Series)
Surtees
- The Same Trick Twice (1970) ... Surtees
 1970 Codename (TV Series)
Arturo
- A Walk with the Lions (1970) ... Arturo
 1970 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Dr Robert Whitehead
- Spectre at the Feast (1970) ... Dr Robert Whitehead
 1970 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
Timothy Stanhope
- Any Old Iron? (1970) ... Timothy Stanhope
 1970 Manhunt (TV Series)
General von Trenow
- What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1970) ... General von Trenow
- Only the Dead Survive (1970) ... General von Trenow
 1970 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Lambert
- The Plastic People (1970) ... Lambert
 1969 Counterstrike (TV Series)
Lord Falcon
- Backlash (1969) ... Lord Falcon
 1969 Judge Dee (TV Series)
Abbot
- A Place of Great Evil (1969) ... Abbot
 1969 The Power Game (TV Series)
Sir Jason Fowler
- Mergers (1969) ... Sir Jason Fowler
- Triangles (1969) ... Sir Jason Fowler
- The New Minister (1969) ... Sir Jason Fowler
- Drinks on Sunday (1969) ... Sir Jason Fowler
- Cat Is You, Bird Is Me (1969) ... Sir Jason Fowler
 1969 Chronicle (TV Series documentary)
Foliot
- Thomas Becket (1969) ... Foliot
 1969 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- The Woman from the Shadows (1969) ... Narrator
 1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Farrer
- Legacy of Death (1968) ... Farrer
 1966-1968 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Sparvin / Mason
- Proof (1968) ... Sparvin
- Do You Believe in Ghosts? (1966) ... Mason
 1968 City '68 (TV Series)
Sir Alan Dix-Perkin / Sir Alan
- The System: Keep Out of Sight (1968) ... Sir Alan Dix-Perkin
- The Jonah Site (1968) ... Sir Alan
 1968 Vendetta (TV Series)
Carlo Sosperini
- The Innocent Man (1968) ... Carlo Sosperini
 1968 The First Lady (TV Series)
Walter Ford
- Vacancy (1968) ... Walter Ford
 1964-1968 Detective (TV Series)
General Shrivenham / Mr. Rattisbon
- The Beast Must Die (1968) ... General Shrivenham
- Death in Ecstacy (1964) ... Mr. Rattisbon
 1968 Spindoe (TV Series)
Henry Mackleson
- Now You're Running... (1968) ... Henry Mackleson
- How Is It You're Losing? (1968) ... Henry Mackleson
- You Start Winning... (1968) ... Henry Mackleson
- But You're Back and Fighting... (1968) ... Henry Mackleson
- And the Blood Starts Flowing... (1968) ... Henry Mackleson
 1957-1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Oliver / His Highness
- Recount (1968) ... Oliver
- The King of Iceland (1957) ... His Highness
 1964-1967 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Dr. Ross / Alfred Blount
- It's the System (1967) ... Dr. Ross
- The Aristocrats (1964) ... Alfred Blount
 1967 Haunted (TV Series)
Professor Moore
- The Chinese Butterfly (1967) ... Professor Moore
 1967 The Secret Agent (TV Movie)
Assistant Commissioner
 1967 The Paradise Makers (TV Series)
De Lacelle
- Episode #1.6 (1967) ... De Lacelle
- Episode #1.5 (1967) ... De Lacelle
- Episode #1.3 (1967) ... De Lacelle
 1955-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Defendant / Dr. Cornish / The O'Malley / ...
- The Investigation (1967) ... Defendant
- Caroline (1960) ... Dr. Cornish
- The Young May Moon (1958) ... The O'Malley
- No Medals (1958) ... Captain Geoffrey Radcliffe RN
- No Other Verdict (1955) ... Paul Barclay
 1966 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Sir Alfred
- Episode #1.5 (1966) ... Sir Alfred
- Episode #1.4 (1966) ... Sir Alfred
- Episode #1.3 (1966) ... Sir Alfred
- Episode #1.2 (1966) ... Sir Alfred
- Episode #1.1 (1966) ... Sir Alfred
 1966 Our Man at St. Mark's (TV Series)
The Dean
- Holy Yo-Yo (1966) ... The Dean
 1966 United! (TV Series)
Donald Parry
- Episode #1.88 (1966) ... Donald Parry
- Episode #1.85 (1966) ... Donald Parry
- Episode #1.78 (1966) ... Donald Parry
- Episode #1.77 (1966) ... Donald Parry
- Episode #1.75 (1966) ... Donald Parry
 1965 Merry-Go-Round (TV Series documentary)
Narrator - King Arthur segment / Storyteller
- Defence of the Strong/Carnival in Paris (1965) ... Storyteller
- Looking at Birds: Part 3/King Arthur: Part 3 - The Lady of the Lake (1965) ... Narrator - King Arthur segment (voice)
- Looking at Birds: Part 2/King Arthur: Part 2 - The Giant (1965) ... Narrator - King Arthur segment (voice)
- Looking at Birds: Part 1/King Arthur: Part 1 - The Sword (1965) ... Narrator - King Arthur segment (voice)
 1964-1965 Take It or Leave It (TV Series)
Extracts read by
- Episode #2.14 (1965) ... Extracts read by (voice)
- Episode #2.13 (1965) ... Extracts read by (voice)
- Episode #2.12 (1965) ... Extracts read by (voice)
- Episode #2.11 (1965) ... Extracts read by (voice)
- Episode #2.10 (1965) ... Extracts read by (voice)
 1965 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Mr. King
- The Nightlifers (1965) ... Mr. King
 1964 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Narrator
- A Crack in the Ice (1964) ... Narrator
 1964 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Greenwell
- Hanging by a Thread (1964) ... Greenwell
 1964 Crane (TV Series)
Fausto
- Recoil (1964) ... Fausto
 1964 Z Cars (TV Series)
Mr. Sweet
- A Man... Like Yourself (1964) ... Mr. Sweet
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Gilbert Dawson-Hill
- The Affair (1963) ... Gilbert Dawson-Hill
 1962 The Last Man Out (TV Series)
Professor Servillon
- The Way Out (1962) ... Professor Servillon
 1960 Portrait of Man (TV Movie)
Idealist
 1959 Result of an Accident (TV Short)
Hugh Fernie, QC, Counsel for the Plaintiff
 1955 A.V. Laider (TV Short)
Max Beerbohm
 1953 Seven Women (TV Short)
Mr. Tovey
 1953 The Nine Days' Wonder (TV Movie)
William Hazlitt
 1953 Two of Everything (TV Movie)
Jimmie Bailey
 1949 Behold the Man (TV Movie)
Ambrogio Preda / City councillor
 1949 The Good Companions (TV Movie)
Inigo Jollifant
 1949 Someone at the Door (TV Movie)
Ronnie Martin
 1948 Reunion (TV Movie)
Lord Kimberley
 1948 Nurse Cavell (TV Movie)
An American
 1948 The Dover Road (TV Movie)
Leonard
 1948 Lady from Edinburgh (TV Movie)
Professor Daunty
 1948 Emma (TV Movie)
Mr. Elton
 1948 As You Are (TV Movie)
Chetwynd
 1948 Liberation (TV Short)
Philippe Marsan
 1948 Crock of Gold (TV Movie)
Sam Jenkins
 1948 The Middle Watch (TV Movie)
Commander Baddeley, RN
 1947 The Rose Without a Thorn (TV Movie)
Sir Thomas Audley
 1947 E. & O.E. (TV Short)
James Smith
 1947 Rococo (TV Short)
Reginald Uglow
 1947 The Strange Case of Blondie White (TV Movie)
Frank Warren
 1947 The Two Bouquets (TV Movie)
Edward Gill (12th October 1947 version)
 1947 Fortunato (TV Short)
Alberto Hidalgo
 1947 The Cherry Orchard (TV Movie)
Gayev
 1947 1066 and All That (TV Movie)
 1947 The Man of Destiny (TV Movie)
The Lieutenant
 1946 Youth at the Helm (TV Movie)
Randolph Warrender
 1946 The Web (TV Movie)
Dr. Allan Maxwell
 1946 Don Juan (TV Movie)
Charley
 1946 Bardell Against Pickwick (TV Movie)
Mr. Skimpin
 1946 Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie)
Captain
 1946 Adventure Story (TV Movie)
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Played Roger Shelley in the remake of BBC Radio thriller serial "Paul Temple and the Vandyke Affair". See more »
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He was working as an elevator operator at around the time that Jon Pertwee was performing his first stage role. Fifty years later, they met again when Richard was called in to replace William Hartnell as the First Doctor in the special anniversary programme, Doctor Who: The Five Doctors (1983). See more »

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