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Peter Madden (I) (1904–1976)

Peter Madden was born on August 9, 1904 in Ipoh, Malaysia. He was an actor, known for From Russia with Love (1963), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970). He died on February 24, 1976 in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England. See full bio »

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 1974 South Riding (TV Series)
George Hicks
- Give Us This Day (1974) ... George Hicks
- Forgive Us Our Trespasses (1974) ... George Hicks
- The Number of Our Days (1974) ... George Hicks
- Those for, and Those Against (1974) ... George Hicks
- A Land of Hope and Glory (1974) ... George Hicks
 1974 No, Honestly (TV Series)
Ticket inspector
- Now We Are Married (1974) ... Ticket inspector
 1974 Crown Court (TV Series)
John Ryan
- Duress: Part 1 (1974) ... John Ryan
 1974 Play for Today (TV Series)
Pate
- Hot Fat (1974) ... Pate
 1973 A Great Little Artist (Short)
 1973 Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Judge
- The Ingenious Reporter (1973) ... Judge
 1958-1973 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Meyer
- Russian Roulette (1973) ... Meyer
 1971-1973 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Peters / Judge
- Mrs. Paige (1973) ... Peters
- Breakdown (1971) ... Judge
 1973 Public Eye (TV Series)
Stanton
- Egg and Cress Sandwiches (1973) ... Stanton
 1972 Nearest and Dearest
Court Bailiff
 1972 Clochemerle (TV Series)
Doctor Mouraille
- The Dreaded Arrival of Captain Tardivaux (1972) ... Doctor Mouraille
- The Scandalous Outcome of a Night of Destruction (1972) ... Doctor Mouraille
- The Painful Infliction of Nicholas the Beadle (1972) ... Doctor Mouraille
- The Awful Awakening of Claudius Brodequin (1972) ... Doctor Mouraille
- The Spirited Protest of Justine Pulet (1972) ... Doctor Mouraille
 1972 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
Norman
- Live Now, P.A.Y.E. Later (1972) ... Norman
 1972 Opportunity Knocks (TV Series)
Caine
- The Script Writers Chart Show (1972) ... Caine
 1971 Misleading Cases (TV Series)
Mr. Justice Shrimp
- How Free Is a Freeman? (1971) ... Mr. Justice Shrimp
 1971 On the Buses
Mr Brooks
 1971 Hine (TV Series)
Chandwaker
- Comrades in Arms (1971) ... Chandwaker
 1970 Tales of Unease (TV Series)
Flint
- Calculated Nightmare (1970) ... Flint
 1970 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Watkins
- Like Any Other Friday... (1970) ... Watkins
 1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Lantke
- Remember the Germans (1969) ... Dr. Lantke
 1969 The Gold Robbers (TV Series)
Forbes Lingwood
- Crack Shot (1969) ... Forbes Lingwood
- Grounded (1969) ... Forbes Lingwood
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
Sheikh
- Desert Journey (1969) ... Sheikh
 1961-1969 The Avengers (TV Series)
Uncle Gregory Lasindall / Dr. John Wadkin / Benson
- Pandora (1969) ... Uncle Gregory Lasindall
- Room Without a View (1966) ... Dr. John Wadkin
 1966-1969 The Saint (TV Series)
Lo Zio / Farid
- Vendetta for the Saint: Part 2 (1969) ... Lo Zio
- Vendetta for the Saint: Part 1 (1969) ... Lo Zio
- The Queen's Ransom (1966) ... Farid
 1969 The Picasso Summer
Blind Man
 1968 The Magnificent Six and ½: Bob-a-Job (Short)
Stingy Homeowner
 1968 Mr. Rose (TV Series)
Harry Duke
- The Less-Than-Iron-Duke (1968) ... Harry Duke
 1968 The Expert (TV Series)
Shupper
- The Contact (1968) ... Shupper
 1962-1968 Z Cars (TV Series)
Danny Matthews / Jimmy Gibbs / Meyer / ...
- Talk Your Way Out of That: Part 2 (1968) ... Danny Matthews
- Talk Your Way Out of That: Part 1 (1968) ... Danny Matthews
- What a Main Event! (1964) ... Jimmy Gibbs
- Pay by Results (1963) ... Meyer
- Further Enquiries (1962) ... General Carson
 1968 The First Lady (TV Series)
 1968 Virgin of the Secret Service (TV Series)
Sheikh Abdul Amir
- The Pyramid Plot (1968) ... Sheikh Abdul Amir
 1968 The Spanish Farm (TV Movie)
M. Courtaux
 1965-1968 Mogul (TV Series)
Senator Kersten / Tom Sammelson / Humphreys
- Give Me the Simple Life (1968) ... Senator Kersten
- Long Knives Cut Deep (1967) ... Tom Sammelson
- The Way It Crumbles (1965) ... Humphreys
 1968 The Gamblers (TV Series)
Padre
- Thirty Stretch (1968) ... Padre
 1967 The Queen's Traitor (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1967)
 1967 The Violent Enemy
Hewitt
 1967 Frankenstein Created Woman
Chief of Police
 1966 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
Dr. Sanderson
- A Slight Case of Reincarnation (1966) ... Dr. Sanderson
 1965-1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Spelman / The Examiner
- Tunnel Under the World (1966) ... Spelman
- Time in Advance (1965) ... The Examiner
 1964-1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
The Father / Jordan / Bishop
- The Head Waiter (1966) ... The Father
- Stand Up, Nigel Barton (1965) ... Jordan
- A Crack in the Ice (1964) ... Bishop
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Mr. Grayson
- On the March to the Sea (1966) ... Mr. Grayson
 1966 Cooperama (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1966)
 1965 The Power Game (TV Series)
Magister
- Hagadan (1965) ... Magister
 1965 Doctor Zhivago
Political Officer
 1965 He Who Rides a Tiger
Peepers Woodley
 1963-1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
William Snape / Dr. Strangeways
- The Hunted and the Hunters (1965) ... William Snape
- Last Flight (1963) ... Dr. Strangeways
 1965 Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
Caleb (segment 1 "Werewolf")
 1964-1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Hobbs / Admiral / Admiral Hobbs
- It's Up to the Lady (1965) ... Hobbs
- The Battle of the Cameras (1964) ... Admiral Hobbs
- Colony Three (1964) ... Admiral
 1964 Thorndyke (TV Series)
Det. Supt. Martin
- The Case of Phyllis Annesley (1964) ... Det. Supt. Martin
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series)
Bukta
- The Tomb of His Ancestors (1964) ... Bukta
 1964 Do You Know This Voice?
Supt. Hume
 1964 Woman of Straw
Yacht Captain
 1964 Detective (TV Series)
Avocy Hume
- The Judas Window (1964) ... Avocy Hume
 1964 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Gilbert Cory
 1964 Nothing But the Best
Ex-Politician
 1964 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Mr. Birch Sr.
- Episode #1.676 (1964) ... Mr. Birch Sr.
- Episode #1.674 (1964) ... Mr. Birch Sr.
- Episode #1.672 (1964) ... Mr. Birch Sr.
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
Martin Davenport
- Do You Remember Leo Winters? (1964) ... Martin Davenport
 1963 Summer Flight
Reynolds
 1963 80,000 Suspects
Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
 1963 Man of the World (TV Series)
Debar
- In the Picture (1963) ... Debar
 1963 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Rudi Ibar
- A Friend of the Sergeant Major (1963) ... Rudi Ibar
 1963 The Very Edge
Sergeant Williams
 1961-1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Dr. Caldwell / Air Marshal
- The Remarkable Incident at Carson Corners (1963) ... Dr. Caldwell
- Off Centre (1961) ... Air Marshal
 1963 Zero One (TV Series)
Reverend Judd
- Deadly Angels (1963) ... Reverend Judd
 1963 Ten Bob in Winter (Short)
 1962 Maigret (TV Series)
 1962 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Mr. Smith (uncredited)
 1962 Out of This World (TV Series)
Pienster
- Medicine Show (1962) ... Pienster
 1962 The Road to Hong Kong
Lama (Slim) (uncredited)
 1962 A Kind of Loving
Registrar
 1961 Walk a Crooked Mile (TV Mini-Series)
Det. Supt. Faulkner
 1961 The Men from Room 13 (TV Series)
Mr Shaw
- The Man Who Made a List: Part 2 (1961) ... Mr Shaw
- The Man Who Made a List: Part 1 (1961) ... Mr Shaw
 1961 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Paul Tracey
- A Kiss for the Constable (1961) ... Paul Tracey
 1961 A Story of David: The Hunted
Chief Herder
 1960 Who Pays the Piper? (TV Movie)
 1960 On Trial (TV Series)
Peter Ferrick
- Governor Wall (1960) ... Peter Ferrick
 1958-1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Schloss / Sgt. Bender / Martin Swift
- The Shrike (1960) ... Schloss
- The Troublemakers (1958) ... Sgt. Bender
- The Myth Makers (1958) ... Martin Swift
 1960 Hell Is a City
Bert Darwin
 1959 Probation Officer (TV Series)
- Episode #1.11 (1959)
 1959 Glencannon (TV Series)
Junk dealer
- The Rolling Stone (1959) ... Junk dealer
 1959 The Flying Doctor (TV Series)
Dr. Jim Harrison
- Ordeal by Willie-Willie (1959) ... Dr. Jim Harrison
- The Sound of the Sea (1959) ... Dr. Jim Harrison
- The Missile (1959) ... Dr. Jim Harrison
- The Choice (1959) ... Dr. Jim Harrison
- Night Flight (1959) ... Dr. Jim Harrison
 1958 Target (TV Series)
- Lost Identity (1958)
 1958 African Patrol (TV Series)
James / Palter
- Dead Shot (1958) ... James
- Breakout (1958) ... Palter
 1958 Missiles from Hell
Stanislaw
 1958 Ivanhoe (TV Series)
Shepherd
- By Hook or by Crook (1958) ... Shepherd
 1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Parker / Murrison
- High Tension (1958) ... Parker
- Cornelius (1958) ... Murrison
 1958 Fiend Without a Face
Dr. Bradley
 1956 A Town Like Alice
Aussie POW (uncredited)
 1950 The Reluctant Dragon (TV Movie)
St. George
 1950 Frankie and Johnny (TV Movie)
The Colonel
 1949 A Matter of Murder
Sgt. Bex
 1948 Devil's Plot
William Lucas, Nazi (uncredited)
 1946 It Might Be You (Short)
Mr. Graham
 1945 The Wicked Lady
Hawker
 1940 Tom Brown's School Days
Jacob (uncredited)
 1939 For Those in Peril (TV Short)
Mr. Bradford
 1938 Smoky Cell (TV Movie) (1939 version)
 1938 Poetic Justice (TV Short)
Doc, a police surgeon
 1938 Ah, Wilderness! (TV Movie)
Salesman (1939 version)
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Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm generally cast as a baddie because I've got such a miserable bloody face. Thank God I never wanted to be a star.

Trivia:

Reedy, squinty-eyed, British character actor of glum countenance. Variously worked as a magician's assistant, a racing driver and stand-up comedian, before becoming a newsreader for the BBC. Subsequently acted in films, television and radio, often playing officious or bureaucratic types. Effective as Inspector Lestrade opposite Peter Cushing's Sherlock Holmes in the TV series of 1965-68.

Trademark:

His deep gravelly voice

Star Sign:

Leo

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