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David Langton (I) (1912–1994)

His father, a wine importer loved the theatre and encouraged his acting ambitions and got him his first job at 16 touring with a Shakespearean company painting scenery and doing walk on parts. His mother disapproved thinking it wasn't a job for a respectable middle class young man. By 1939 he'd graduated to leading roles but then the war came. He ... See full bio »

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 1993 Mr Don & Mr George (TV Series)
Doctor
- No Wasps (1993) ... Doctor
 1992 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Ronald McFadyean
- The MacQuarrie Treasure (1992) ... Ronald McFadyean
 1986 The Whistle Blower
Government Minister
 1986 Don't Wait Up (TV Series)
Sir Kenneth Fairfax
- Episode #3.4 (1986) ... Sir Kenneth Fairfax
 1985 Screen Two (TV Series)
Mr. Edwards
- Lent (1985) ... Mr. Edwards
 1984 Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (TV Series)
Victor Frankham
- Last Video and Testament (1984) ... Victor Frankham
 1983 All for Love (TV Series)
Mr. Erskine
- Fireworks for Elspeth (1983) ... Mr. Erskine
 1983 Storyboard (TV Series)
Sir Robert Grayne
- Secrets (1983) ... Sir Robert Grayne
 1983 Number 10 (TV Mini-Series)
Herbert Henry Asquith
 1982 Take Three Women (TV Series)
Mr. Edgecombe
 1981 Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Londonderry
- His Own Funeral (1981) ... Lord Londonderry
 1979 Quintet
Goldstar
 1978 Question of Love
Sir Geoffrey
 1977 Just William (TV Series)
Sir Giles Hampton
- William: The Great Actor (1977) ... Sir Giles Hampton
 1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Richard Seal
- Last Year's Confetti (1972) ... Richard Seal
 1965-1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Teddy Maskell / James Hudson / General Sir Shafto Lawrence / ...
- Whispers (1970) ... James Hudson
- ...And Was Invited to Form a Government (1969) ... General Sir Shafto Lawrence
- A Matter of Principle (1968) ... Sir Gerald Knight
 1971 The Ten Commandments (TV Series)
Rupert
- An Object of Affection (1971) ... Rupert
 1971 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Sheldon
- A Quiet Place in the Country (1971) ... Sheldon
 1969-1970 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Chief Con. Corsby / Captain Cruikshank
- The Day They Buried Cleaver (1970) ... Chief Con. Corsby
- Justice Is a Woman (1969) ... Captain Cruikshank
 1970 Special Branch (TV Series)
Edward Kirk
- Depart in Peace (1970) ... Edward Kirk
 1970 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Melville
- The Prime Minister's Daughter (1970) ... Melville
 1970 The Doctors (TV Series)
Sir Alexander Paedy
- Episode #1.48 (1970) ... Sir Alexander Paedy
- Episode #1.47 (1970) ... Sir Alexander Paedy
 1969 Take Three Girls (TV Series)
Mr. Edgecombe
- Requiem for Cello in SW3 (1969) ... Mr. Edgecombe
 1969 Detective (TV Series)
Peter Hazeldean
- The Tea-Leaf (1969) ... Peter Hazeldean
 1969 Judge Dee (TV Series)
Ko Chin Yuan
- The Haunted Pavilion (1969) ... Ko Chin Yuan
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
Lord Mauncey
- Nutcracker (1969) ... Lord Mauncey
 1969 Scobie in September (TV Series)
Sir James Thorne
- Episode #1.6 (1969) ... Sir James Thorne
- Episode #1.5 (1969) ... Sir James Thorne
- Episode #1.4 (1969) ... Sir James Thorne
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... Sir James Thorne
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... Sir James Thorne
 1965-1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Vic Olliphant / Dean Liddell / Lord Fountain's Doctor
- Doctor Atkinson's Daughter (1969) ... Vic Olliphant
- Alice (1965) ... Dean Liddell
- And Did Those Feet? (1965) ... Lord Fountain's Doctor
 1968 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
Mr. Arthur Thwaite
- Girl of My Dreams (1968) ... Mr. Arthur Thwaite
 1968 The Sex Game (TV Series)
- Darby Hates Joan (1968)
 1968 The Jazz Age (TV Series)
Ambiatradi
- Lily Christine (1968) ... Ambiatradi
 1968 Gazette (TV Series)
Fearnley
 1968 Ukridge (TV Series)
Colonel Bagnew
- The Home from Home (1968) ... Colonel Bagnew
 1968 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Randolph
- The Rib and Crooked Piece (1968) ... Randolph
 1962-1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Sir James Arnall / Major Gavin Swinburne / Gerald Shelley
- November Five (1963) ... Major Gavin Swinburne
- The Mauritius Penny (1962) ... Gerald Shelley
 1967 The Revenue Men (TV Series)
Sir John Dolan
- Who Needs Friends? (1967) ... Sir John Dolan
 1967 Seven Deadly Sins (TV Series)
 1966 Blackmail (TV Series)
Sir James Belmont
- A Man of Reputation (1966) ... Sir James Belmont
 1965-1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Dr. Morrison / Thaddeus Araman
- Frankenstein Mark 2 (1966) ... Dr. Morrison
- The Dead Past (1965) ... Thaddeus Araman
 1966 Mogul (TV Series)
Ogilvy
- What's Yours Is Mine (1966) ... Ogilvy
 1966 Our Man at St. Mark's (TV Series)
Sir Geoffrey Challis MP
- The Talking Machine (1966) ... Sir Geoffrey Challis MP
 1966 The Heart of Midlothian (TV Movie)
Duke of Argyle
 1966 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Sir Leonard Bell
- The Devil's Eggshell (1966) ... Sir Leonard Bell
 1966 The Liars (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1966)
 1966 The Power Game (TV Series)
The General
- Point of Balance (1966) ... The General
 1966 Short Stories of D H Lawrence (TV Series)
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 1965 The Liquidator
Station Commander
 1965 An Enemy of the State (TV Series)
John Quentin
- The Trouble with Harry (1965) ... John Quentin
 1965 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
George Henderson
- Hello Lazarus (1965) ... George Henderson
 1965 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Dr. Renkle
- A Hoopla of Haloes (1965) ... Dr. Renkle
 1964 R3 (TV Series)
Minister
- The Patriot (1964) ... Minister
 1964 It's a Woman's World (TV Series)
Ray
- Jean (1964) ... Ray
 1964 The Dickie Henderson Show (TV Series)
- The Moustache (1964)
- The Birthday (1964)
 1964 A Hard Day's Night
Actor (uncredited)
 1964 The Pumpkin Eater
1st Man in Bar (uncredited)
 1963 A Little Big Business (TV Series)
Basil Crane
- Pilot (1963) ... Basil Crane
 1963 Zero One (TV Series)
Barry
- Key Witness (1963) ... Barry
 1963 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Dr. Corbyn
- Episode #1.608 (1963) ... Dr. Corbyn
- Episode #1.607 (1963) ... Dr. Corbyn
- Episode #1.606 (1963) ... Dr. Corbyn
- Episode #1.605 (1963) ... Dr. Corbyn
 1962 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Lord Greslake
- Cover Story (1962) ... Lord Greslake
 1962 Suspense (TV Series)
Bernard
- Killer in the Band (1962) ... Bernard
 1962 Compact (TV Series)
Marmot Jones (1963)
 1961 Storyboard (TV Series)
Jenner
- The Middle Men (1961) ... Jenner
 1961 Walk a Crooked Mile (TV Mini-Series)
Cmdr. Anthony Gardiner
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... Cmdr. Anthony Gardiner
 1961 An Enemy of the People (TV Series)
Captain Horster
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... Captain Horster
 1960 The World of Suzie Wong
Police Inspector (uncredited)
 1958-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Auctioneer / M. Jacomet, Chief of Police
- The Skin Game (1959) ... Auctioneer
- Bernadette Soubirous (1958) ... M. Jacomet, Chief of Police
 1958 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
- Without Fear (1958)
 1957 Saint Joan
Captain of Warwick's Guard
 1957 Electrode 93 (TV Series)
Hugo Canning
- The Testament of Dr. Quorum (1957) ... Hugo Canning
 1957 Abandon Ship
John Hayden
 1955 PT Raiders
Man in Coastal Forces Club Bar (uncredited)
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He acted in Terence Rattigan's play, "Ross", at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Simon Ward, Roland Curram, Ernest Clark and Garfield Morgan in the cast. See more »

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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He was to have played Lethbridge-Stewart in Doctor Who (1963): The Web of Fear but dropped out to do a TV play, so Nicholas Courtney took the part and played it for the next 20 years on and off. See more »

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