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Howard Lang (II) (1911–1989)


Howard Lang was born on March 20, 1911 in Marylebone, London, England as Donald Yarranton. He was an actor, known for The Crime of the Century (1956), Nothing But the Best (1964) and The Winds of War (1983). He died on December 11, 1989 in West Hampstead, London. See full bio »

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Known For

The Crime of the Century
(1956)
Nothing But the Best
(1964)
The Winds of War
The Winds of War Winston Churchill
(1983)
Doctor Who
Doctor Who Horg
(1963)

Filmography

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 1986 The Pyrates (TV Movie)
Captain Yardley
 1985 The Pickwick Papers (TV Series)
Tony Weller
- Episode #1.12 (1985) ... Tony Weller
- Episode #1.11 (1985) ... Tony Weller
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Tony Weller
 1984 Jane (TV Series)
Churchil
- Episode #2.5 (1984) ... Churchil
 1984 The Last Days of Pompeii (TV Mini-Series)
Medon
- Part 3 (1984) ... Medon
- Part 2 (1984) ... Medon
- Part 1 (1984) ... Medon
 1983 The Winds of War (TV Mini-Series)
Winston Churchill
- The Changing of the Guard (1983) ... Winston Churchill
- Of Love and War (1983) ... Winston Churchill
- Defiance (1983) ... Winston Churchill
- Cataclysm (1983) ... Winston Churchill
 1971-1980 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Captain Baines / Baines / Capt. Baines / ...
- A Long Way Home (1980) ... Capt. Baines
- Guilty - In All Innocence (1980) ... Captain Baines
- Vengeance (1980) ... Captain Baines
- The Price of Pride (1980) ... Captain Baines
- Jonah's Luck (1980) ... Captain Baines
 1974 King Thrushbeard and the Proud Princess (TV Movie)
King Geoffrey
 1972 It's Murder But Is It Art (TV Series)
Chief Constable
- Mister Drake Asks Questions (1972) ... Chief Constable
- Mister Drake Goes to Jail (1972) ... Chief Constable
- Mister Drake Takes a Hand (1972) ... Chief Constable
 1971 Macbeth
Old Soldier (uncredited)
 1971 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Coalition Club Member
- The Time and the Place (1971) ... Coalition Club Member (uncredited)
 1971 10 Rillington Place
Man in Pub (uncredited)
 1970 Macbeth (TV Series)
Siward
- Episode #1.5 (1970) ... Siward
 1970 Perfect Friday
Bank Commissionaire
 1970 The Six Wives of Henry VIII (TV Mini-Series)
Sir John Seymour
- Jane Seymour (1970) ... Sir John Seymour
 1964-1969 Z Cars (TV Series)
Tice / Insp. Jackson / Brown
- Quiet Day: Part 2 (1969) ... Tice
- Quiet Day: Part 1 (1969) ... Tice
- A Handful of Dust: Part 2 (1967) ... Insp. Jackson
- Somebody Said... (1964) ... Brown
 1969 Who-Dun-It (TV Series)
Swinnerton
- A High Class Death (1969) ... Swinnerton
 1969 Detective (TV Series)
Packer
- Elimination Round (1969) ... Packer
 1966-1969 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Captain Donaldson / Mr. Forbes / Dobson
- Dead Aboard (1969) ... Captain Donaldson
- The Hunt (1967) ... Mr. Forbes
- The Short Cut (1966) ... Dobson
 1969 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Clark
- The Letter (1969) ... Clark
 1968 Freewheelers (TV Series)
Vice Admiral Nash / Admiral Nash
- Menace: Part 5 - Face to Face (1968) ... Vice Admiral Nash
- Menace: Part 4 - The Ultimatum (1968) ... Vice Admiral Nash
- Menace: Part 3 - The Camp (1968) ... Admiral Nash
 1967 Frankenstein Created Woman
Guard (uncredited)
 1966 King of the River (TV Series)
Captain Friar
- Flash Point (1966) ... Captain Friar
 1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Dart player
- A Walk in the Sea (1966) ... Dart player
 1965 Meet the Wife (TV Series)
The Countryman
- Journey Home (1965) ... The Countryman
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Grimmett
 1965 He Who Rides a Tiger
Prison Governor
 1965 The Scales of Justice (TV Series)
Abbott
- Personal and Confidential (1965) ... Abbott
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Sergeant Fowler
- The Lady-Killer (1964) ... Sergeant Fowler
 1964 The Saint (TV Series)
Security Guard at Portland Naval Base
- The Miracle Tea Party (1964) ... Security Guard at Portland Naval Base (uncredited)
 1964 HMS Paradise (TV Series)
Commander Bell
- An Officer and a Gentleman (1964) ... Commander Bell
 1964 Nothing But the Best
Jutson
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
Ted Newcombe
- Snow on Mount Kama (1964) ... Ted Newcombe
 1963 The Runaway
Norring
 1963 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Horg
- The Firemaker (1963) ... Horg
- The Forest of Fear (1963) ... Horg
- The Cave of Skulls (1963) ... Horg
 1963 The Haunting
Hugh Crain (uncredited)
 1963 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Drayman
- Case of the Reluctant Widow (1963) ... Drayman
 1963 Richard the Lionheart (TV Series)
First Shepherd
- Capture (1963) ... First Shepherd
 1959-1962 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Paul Bennett / 1st Carter
- Cash and Carry (1962) ... Paul Bennett
- A Case for the Inland Revenue (1959) ... 1st Carter
 1961-1962 Sir Francis Drake (TV Series)
Grenville
- Escape (1962) ... Grenville
- The Fountain of Youth (1962) ... Grenville
- Court Intrigue (1962) ... Grenville
- The Gypsies (1962) ... Grenville
- Johnnie Factotum (1962) ... Grenville
 1962 The Cheaters (TV Series)
Willie
- The Dashing Major (1962) ... Willie
 1961 Rendezvous (TV Series)
Goddard
- The Executioner (1961) ... Goddard
 1955-1961 The Vise (TV Series)
Jim / P.C. Price / First Detective / ...
- Under Suspicion (1961) ... Jim
- Black Pawn, White Pawn (1960) ... P.C. Price
- Scream in the Night (1959) ... First Detective
- Platinum Murder (1959) ... Mr. Peters
- Lost and Found (1959) ... Mansfield
 1961 Golden Girl (TV Series)
Norman Tilsley
- The Man in the Park (1961) ... Norman Tilsley
 1961 The Curse of the Werewolf
Irate Farmer (uncredited)
 1960-1961 The Charlie Drake Show (TV Series)
Bill Sikes
- A Christmas Carol (1960) ... Bill Sikes
 1961 A Life of Bliss (TV Series)
Policeman
- Episode #2.5 (1961) ... Policeman
 1961 No Love for Johnnie
Labour Party Member greeting Johnnie Byrne (uncredited)
 1961 Feet of Clay
Warder
 1961 Gorgo
First Colonel
 1960 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
Dr. O'Kelly
- The Conspirators (1960) ... Dr. O'Kelly
 1960 The Strange World of Gurney Slade (TV Mini-Series)
Farm Human
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... Farm Human
 1960 The Trials of Oscar Wilde
Court Usher
 1960 Man from Interpol (TV Series)
Sergeant
- Love by Extortion (1960) ... Sergeant
 1959-1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Dutch policeman / Commander Siddons
- Fingers of Guilt (1960) ... Dutch policeman (uncredited)
- Slave Ship (1959) ... Commander Siddons
 1960 Jackpot
George
 1960 Night Train for Inverness
Sergeant
 1959 Date at Midnight
Inspector
 1959 Charlie Drake (TV Series)
Ship's Captain
- An Affair of the Heart (1959) ... Ship's Captain
 1959 Ben-Hur
Hortator (uncredited)
 1959 Man Accused (uncredited)
 1959 A Woman's Temptation (uncredited)
 1959 Charlesworth (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Bates
- Open and Shut (1959) ... Det. Sgt. Bates
 1959 Innocent Meeting
Macey
 1959 The Giant Behemoth
Naval Commander (uncredited)
 1958 Corridors of Blood
Chief Inspector
 1958 William Tell (TV Series)
Armour / Blacksmith / Schmidt
- The Cuckoo (1958) ... Armour (uncredited)
- The Prisoner (1958) ... Blacksmith (uncredited)
- Secret Death (1958) ... Schmidt
 1958 African Patrol (TV Series)
Collins / Brad
- Black Ivory (1958) ... Collins
- Tycoon (1958) ... Brad
 1958 The Sky Larks (TV Series)
PO Bastin
- Honours Even (1958) ... PO Bastin
- Admiral's Embarkation (1958) ... PO Bastin
- Operation Nina (1958) ... PO Bastin
- Fire Down Below (1958) ... PO Bastin
 1958 A Night to Remember
Chief Officer Henry Wilde (uncredited)
 1958 Drake's Progress (TV Series)
- Episode #2.3 (1958)
- Episode #2.2 (1958)
 1958 Dunkirk
Chief, Sheerness Dockyard (uncredited)
 1957-1958 O.S.S. (TV Series)
First Farmer / Bruehl / Jean
- Operation Firefly (1958) ... First Farmer
- Operation Tulip (1957) ... Bruehl
- Operation Powder Puff (1957) ... Jean
 1957 White Hunter (TV Series)
Burrows
- The No-Account (1957) ... Burrows
 1957 The Birthday Present
Cell Block Officer
 1957 The Big Chance
Saw Mill Man
 1957 Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! (TV Series)
Polish bosun
- The Unknown Man (1957) ... Polish bosun
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Watchman
- And So to Bed (1957) ... Watchman
 1957 The Crooked Sky
Commissioner
 1956-1957 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Inn Patron with Password / Landlord
- Flight from France (1957) ... Inn Patron with Password (uncredited)
- Isabella (1956) ... Landlord
 1957 Sword of Freedom (TV Series)
Major Domo
- Caterina (1957) ... Major Domo
 1956 The Crime of the Century (TV Series)
Mr. Barton
- Major Trump (1956) ... Mr. Barton
- The Death of a Canary (1956) ... Mr. Barton
 1956 The Hideout
Greeko
 1956 Pursuit of the Graf Spee
Guns - HMS Exeter (uncredited)
 1956 Destination Death (Short)
Police Sgt (uncredited)
 1956 Eyewitness
Cinema Commissionaire (uncredited)
 1956 The Adventures of the Big Man (TV Series)
Balford
- The Thief (1956) ... Balford
- Lady Killer (1956) ... Balford
- Say Hello (1956) ... Balford
 1956 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
George Hutton
- Come Read Me a Riddle (1956) ... George Hutton
 1956/I Keep It Clean
Police Sergeant
 1952-1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Party guest / Sir John Lowther / Courier-Pilot
- The Makepeace Story #3: Family Business (1955) ... Party guest
- Sounding Brass (I) (1953) ... Sir John Lowther
- Arrow to the Heart (I) (1952) ... Courier-Pilot
 1955 Blonde Blackmailer
Scotland Yard detective
 1955 The Hole in the Wall (TV Movie)
2nd Policeman
 1955 The Mysterious Bullet (Short)
Davy Charlesworth
 1954 Devil's Harbor
Marne, company executive
 1954 Patrol Car (TV Series)
Harry
- Bombs in Piccadilly (1954) ... Harry (uncredited)
 1954 The Men of Sherwood Forest
Town Crier
 1954 Beau Brummell
Heckler (uncredited)
 1954 Heat Wave
Inspector Edgar (uncredited)
 1954 The Blazing Caravan (Short)
Publican (uncredited)
 1953 Undercover Agent
Policeman
 1953 The Missing Man (Short)
Inspector Haslett (uncredited)
 1953 Reggie Little at Large (TV Series)
PC Fine
- All in a Day's Work (1953) ... PC Fine
 1953 The Shadow Man
Card player (uncredited)
 1952 The Floating Dutchman
Gaoler (uncredited)
 1951 Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.
Officer Aboard Cassandra (uncredited)
 1950 The Mudlark
Footman (uncredited)
 1947 Jassy
Juryman (uncredited)
 1946 Great Expectations
Man Sitting Next to Pip at Magwitch's Trial (uncredited)
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Continued his affiliation with the sea long after leaving the Royal Navy, sailing his own yacht, based at Chichester harbour. Fittingly, he is best remembered as the crusty sea dog Captain Baines from The Onedin Line (1971). See more »

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