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David Kossoff (1919–2005)

David Kossoff was born on November 24, 1919 in London, England. He was an actor and writer, known for The Larkins (1958), Indiscreet (1958) and The Mouse That Roared (1959). He was married to Margaret Jenkins. He died on March 23, 2005 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

The Larkins
The Larkins Alf Larkins
Indiscreet Carl Banks
The Mouse That Roared
The Mouse That Roared Doctor Alfred Kokintz
The Bespoke Overcoat


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 1994 Staggered
Elderly Man
 1992 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Mr. Rosenbaum
- Smoke Your Nose (1992) ... Mr. Rosenbaum
 1989 Wonderworks: Young Charlie Chaplin (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1989) ... Pawnbroker
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Pawnbroker
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Pawnbroker
 1980 Here Comes Channel 8 (TV Movie)
 1979 The London Connection
Professor Buchinski
 1979 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Professor Buchinski
- The Omega Connection (1979) ... Professor Buchinski
 1975 Three for All
Airport Passenger
 1966 One Million Years B.C.
Narrator (uncredited)
 1963-1965 A Little Big Business (TV Series)
Marcus Lieberman
- Mixed Feelings (1965) ... Marcus Lieberman
- Funny Things: People (1965) ... Marcus Lieberman
- Call Me Marcus (1965) ... Marcus Lieberman
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... Marcus Lieberman
- Pilot (1963) ... Marcus Lieberman
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
Defense Attorney
- Covenant with Death (1963) ... Defense Attorney
 1963 Summer Holiday
 1962 The Saint (TV Series)
Herman Uberlasch
- The Careful Terrorist (1962) ... Herman Uberlasch
 1960 Alice Through the Looking Box (TV Movie)
Duke of Larkin
 1960 The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
Dr. Ernst Litauer
 1960 Conspiracy of Hearts
The Rabbi
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Wally Grubb
- No Friendly Star (1959) ... Wally Grubb
 1959 The House of the Seven Hawks
Wilhelm Dekker
 1959 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Professor Renee
- The Long Weekend (1959) ... Professor Renee
 1959 Jet Storm
Dr. Bergstein
 1959 The Journey
Simon Avron
 1958 The Black Eye (TV Movie)
Samuel Samuels
 1958 Indiscreet
Carl Banks
 1958 Innocent Sinners
George Vincent
 1957 Count Five and Die
Dr. Mulder
 1957 The Dock Brief (TV Movie)
 1956 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Poppa Brodsky / Ragatzy
- The Outsider (1956) ... Ragatzy
 1956 Triple Deception
Henryk van de Heide, CIA
 1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Outsider (1956) ... Ragatzy
 1956 Nom-de-Plume (TV Series)
Cornet Player
- The Nightmare Man (1956) ... Cornet Player
 1956 The Iron Petticoat
Dr. Anton Dubratz
 1956 Wicked as They Come
Sam Lewis
 1956 Who Done It?
 1956 Now and Forever
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Charlie Crockett
- The Man Who Liked Christmas (1955) ... Charlie Crockett
 1955 Lilli Palmer Theatre (TV Series)
Alex Petroff
- The Brown Man's Servant (1955) ... Alex Petroff
 1955 The Woman for Joe
 1955 It Should Happen to a Dog (TV Movie)
Man / Sailor / King / ...
 1955 The Girl (TV Movie)
 1955 The Bespoke Overcoat (Short)
 1955 I Am a Camera
Minor Role
 1955 A Kid for Two Farthings
Avrom Kandinsky
 1954 Svengali
 1954 Chance Meeting
Geza Szobek
 1954 The Bespoke Overcoat (TV Short)
 1953 The Good Beginning
 1953 Wednesday Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 The Brown Man's Servant (TV Movie)
Joseph Levi
 1953 Rookery Nook (TV Movie)
Harold Twine
 1952 The Silver Swan (TV Series)
- Francis (1952) ... Giovanni
 1952 The Dybbuk (TV Movie)
First batlon
 1952 Black Eye (TV Movie)
Samuel Samuels
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (14 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Sholom Aleichem's play, "The World of Sholom Aliechem," at the Embassy Theatre in London, England with Alfie Bass, Miriam Karlin, Tutte Lemkow, and Mark Dignam in the cast. Sam Wanamaker was director. See more »

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Trained as a draughtsman at London's Northern Polytechnic. Left in 1937 to work as a furniture designer. After brief military service during World War II, turned to acting, first with the Unity Theatre in 1942, then with the BBC Repertory Company, 1943-45. See more »

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