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Jack May (I) (1922–1997)

Jack May was born on April 23, 1922 in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England. He was an actor, known for The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Count Duckula (1988) and Adam Adamant Lives! (1966). He died on September 19, 1997 in Hove, East Sussex, England. See full bio »

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 1996 The Ring (TV Movie)
Herr Kaufman
 1995 Without Air
Boyfriend
 1994 Willie's War
Grandfather
 1988-1993 Count Duckula (TV Series)
Igor / Igorth / Hawkeye Soammes / ...
- The Zombie Awakes (1993) ... Igor (voice)
- Venice a Duck Not a Duck (1993) ... Igor (voice)
- Alps-a-Daisy (1993) ... Igor (voice)
- Manhattan Duck (1993) ... Igor (voice)
- The Rest Is History (1991) ... Igor / Igorth (voice)
 1992 The Mixer (TV Series)
Cunliffe
- The Mixer Unmasked ... Cunliffe
 1989 Muzzy Comes Back (TV Series)
Muzzy (voice)
 1988 Hard Road
Psychiatrist
 1988 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Reverend Henty
- The Playing Field (1988) ... Reverend Henty
 1986 Muzzy in Gondoland (TV Series)
Muzzy (1986) (voice)
 1985 The Doctor and the Devils
Dr. Stevens
 1985 Drummonds (TV Series)
Sir John Lasko
- Accusations (1985) ... Sir John Lasko
 1985 Murder of a Moderate Man (TV Mini-Series)
Lennox
- Out of the Shadows (1985) ... Lennox
 1985 Bulman (TV Series)
Sir Thomas Boycott
- Pandora's Many Boxes (1985) ... Sir Thomas Boycott
 1985 The Shooting Party
Sir Harry Stamp
 1984 The Wind in the Willows (TV Series)
Sea Rat
- Wayfarers All (1984) ... Sea Rat
 1984 The Brief (TV Series)
Chairman
- On the Edge (1984) ... Chairman
 1984 The Bounty
Prosecuting Captain
 1983 A Swarm in May
Mr. Ardent the Headmaster
 1983 Andy Robson (TV Series)
Dr. Jones
- Circumstancial Evidence (1983) ... Dr. Jones
 1983 The Boy Who Won the Pools (TV Series)
Charles Harrison
- Episode #1.9 (1983) ... Charles Harrison
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Charles Harrison
 1983 The Cleopatras (TV Mini-Series)
Criton
- 115 BC (1983) ... Criton
- 128 BC (1983) ... Criton
 1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV Series)
Colonel Jaggers
- Magnolia Blossom (1982) ... Colonel Jaggers
 1982 Something in Disguise (TV Series)
Mr. Pinkram
- An Old Devil (1982) ... Mr. Pinkram
- A New Life (1982) ... Mr. Pinkram
 1982 The Return of the Soldier
Brigadier General
 1981 Seconds Out (TV Series)
Fishy Freddy
- Round 8 (1981) ... Fishy Freddy
 1968-1981 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Franklyn / Lord McLinnie
- Friends and Other Lovers (1981) ... Mr. Franklyn
- Seeds of Destruction (1968) ... Lord McLinnie
 1981 The Life and Times of David Lloyd George (TV Series)
Lord Runciman
- No. 10 (1981) ... Lord Runciman
 1981 The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (TV Series)
Garkbit (Head Waiter)
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... Garkbit (Head Waiter)
 1980 Shoestring (TV Series)
Judge
- Looking for Mr Wright (1980) ... Judge
 1980 Escape (TV Series)
- Alfred Hinds (1980)
 1979 Ripping Yarns (TV Series)
General Chapman
- Whinfrey's Last Case (1979) ... General Chapman
 1979 Henry VIII (TV Movie)
Lord Chancellor
 1979 The Innes Book of Records (TV Series)
Next Door Neighbour
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Next Door Neighbour
 1978 Hawkmoor (TV Series)
John Stedman
- Episode #1.5 (1978) ... John Stedman
- Episode #1.4 (1978) ... John Stedman
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... John Stedman
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... John Stedman
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... John Stedman
 1978 Sammy's Super T-Shirt
Sportsmaster
 1977 The Children of the New Forest (TV Series)
Justice Booth
- Part 5 (1977) ... Justice Booth
- Part 4 (1977) ... Justice Booth
- Part 2 (1977) ... Justice Booth
 1977 Poldark (TV Series)
Ralph Allen Daniell
- Episode #2.12 (1977) ... Ralph Allen Daniell
- Episode #2.11 (1977) ... Ralph Allen Daniell
 1977 Target (TV Series)
Chief Officer
- Shipment (1977) ... Chief Officer
 1977 Miss Jones and Son (TV Series)
Vicar
- Baptism Under Fire (1977) ... Vicar
 1976 Dickens of London (TV Mini-Series)
Braham
- Possession (1976) ... Braham
 1976 The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
Dr. Schultz
 1976 The Brothers (TV Series)
Denis Matthews
- The Mole (1976) ... Denis Matthews
 1975 The Man Who Would Be King
District Commissioner
 1975 Dawson's Weekly (TV Series)
Psychiatrist
- Les Miserables (1975) ... Psychiatrist
 1973 Big Zapper
Jeremiah Horn
 1973 Black and Blue (TV Series)
Detective
- Soap Opera in Stockwell (1973) ... Detective
 1973 Soap Opera in Stockwell (TV Movie)
Detective
 1973 Van der Valk (TV Series)
Minister
- A Death by the Sea (1973) ... Minister
 1973 Thirty Minutes Worth (TV Series)
- Episode #2.4 (1973)
 1973 Away from It All (TV Series)
Graham
- On Such a Night (1973) ... Graham
 1973 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
James Ladbroke, Q.C.
- The Missing Q.C.s (1973) ... James Ladbroke, Q.C.
 1972-1973 The Pathfinders (TV Series)
Squadron Leader Shanks / Sqn. Ldr. Shanks
- Sweets from a Stranger (1973) ... Squadron Leader Shanks
- Fog (1972) ... Squadron Leader Shanks
- Into the Fire (1972) ... Sqn. Ldr. Shanks
 1972 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Watts
- The Breaking of Colonel Keyser (1972) ... Watts
 1971 The Yes Girls
King Reiter
 1971 Brett (TV Series)
Mason
- Full Circle (1971) ... Mason
 1971 UFO (TV Series)
English Delegate
- Confetti Check A-OK (1971) ... English Delegate
 1971 Budgie (TV Series)
Mr. Pratt
- Fiddler on the Hoof: Part 2 (1971) ... Mr. Pratt
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series)
Terence Medwin
- Where There's a Will... (1971) ... Terence Medwin
 1971 The Ten Commandments (TV Series)
Herbert Ward
- Black Eye on Sunday (1971) ... Herbert Ward
 1969-1970 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Harry Turner / Derrick Asher
- A Little Black and White Lie (1970) ... Harry Turner
- With All My Worldly Goods (1969) ... Derrick Asher
 1970 Trog
Dr. Selbourne
 1964-1970 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Emma's Father / Voice of God / Lieutenant Kirov
- Emma's Time (1970) ... Emma's Father
- And Did Those Feet? (1965) ... Voice of God (voice)
- A Crack in the Ice (1964) ... Lieutenant Kirov
 1970 Kate (TV Series)
Dr. Price
- The Man Who Broke the Rules (1970) ... Dr. Price
 1969 Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Price (uncredited)
 1969 Night After Night After Night
Judge Charles Lomax
 1968 A Twist of Sand
Seekert
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Inspector Dubois
- The German Song (1968) ... Inspector Dubois
 1967 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Rev. John Crawford
- Tell Me True (1967) ... Rev. John Crawford
 1967 How I Won the War
Toby
 1966 The Last Invasion (TV Movie)
 1966 Death Is a Good Living (TV Mini-Series)
Major Gates
 1966 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Harrison
- Made in Britain (1966) ... Harrison
 1960-1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
John Ferrers / Arnold Hurst / Major Westbrook / ...
- The Jelly Boy (1965) ... John Ferrers
- The Gamblers (1963) ... Arnold Hurst
- Epitaph for Johnnie (1962) ... Major Westbrook
- Finale (1961) ... Robertson
- Fair Lady (1960) ... Derek Mayne
 1965 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Evans
- Stranger in the Family (1965) ... Evans
 1965 R3 (TV Series)
Peter Thompson
- Witch Doctor (1965) ... Peter Thompson
 1965 Six Shades of Black (TV Series)
Gregory Hawk
- A Touch of Uplift (1965) ... Gregory Hawk
 1965 Front Page Story (TV Series)
P.P.S.
- The Personal Touch (1965) ... P.P.S.
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Third Secretary
- A Room in the Basement (1965) ... Third Secretary
 1964 Thorndyke (TV Series)
Percival Bland
- Percival Bland's Brother (1964) ... Percival Bland
 1964 The Hidden Truth (TV Series)
Edward Hallowes
- The Guinea Pig (1964) ... Edward Hallowes
 1956-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Alex Martin / Barratt / Conger
- The Offence (1964) ... Alex Martin
- The Poisoned Earth (1961) ... Barratt
- One (1956) ... Conger
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
Brent
- A Tiny Drop of Poison (1964) ... Brent
 1964 Z Cars (TV Series)
Andrews
- A Question of Storage (1964) ... Andrews
 1964 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
J. Ashley Pender
- A Paper Transaction (1964) ... J. Ashley Pender
 1964 The Avengers (TV Series)
Waller
- The Secrets Broker (1964) ... Waller
 1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Tupman
- Mr Pickwick (1963) ... Tupman
 1963 Maupassant (TV Series)
Baron D'Etraville
- Husbands and Wives (1963) ... Baron D'Etraville
 1963 Sierra Nine (TV Series)
Father Gabriel
- The Elixir of Life: Part Two (1963) ... Father Gabriel
- The Elixir of Life: Part One (1963) ... Father Gabriel
 1963 The Odd Man (TV Series)
Michael Sayers
- The Town That Dies at Eight (1963) ... Michael Sayers
 1962-1963 The Verdict Is Yours (TV Series)
Barrister
- Henley v Bone (1963) ... Barrister
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Charles Napier / Squire
- Six Men of Dorset (1962) ... Squire
 1962 A Prize of Arms
MO
 1962 Richard the Lionheart (TV Series)
2nd Knight
- The Lord of Kerak (1962) ... 2nd Knight
 1962 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Insp. Hudson
- Solo for Sparrow (1962) ... Insp. Hudson
 1962 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Lt-Col. Farrow
- Drama '62: Court Martial (1962) ... Lt-Col. Farrow
 1962 The Traitors
Burton
 1962 The Cheaters (TV Series)
Mike
- Affairs of the Heart (1962) ... Mike
 1962 Solo for Sparrow
Insp. Hudson
 1961 The Test (TV Movie)
Wilson
 1961 You Can't Win (TV Series)
Wilton
- A Matter of Habit (1961) ... Wilton
 1961 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Edwards
- The Professionals (1961) ... Edwards
 1961 Seven Keys
Prison Officer (uncredited)
 1960 Man from Interpol (TV Series)
Tom
- Tight Secret (1960) ... Tom
 1960 There Was a Crooked Man
Police Sergeant
 1960 On Trial (TV Series)
Lord Robert Bertie
- Admiral Byng (1960) ... Lord Robert Bertie
 1960 The Last Train (Short)
Woods
 1959-1960 The Men from Room 13 (TV Series)
Mr Honey / Mr. Honey
- The Man Who Lost His Trousers: Part 1 (1959) ... Mr. Honey
 1959 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Priest
- The Battle of the Bridge (1959) ... Priest
 1958 The Highwayman (TV Movie)
Cowley
 1958 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
 1956-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Sir John Melvil / Paul
- A Death in the Family (1956) ... Paul
 1958 The Silent Enemy (uncredited)
 1958 Ivanhoe (TV Series)
Dunstan
- Rinaldo (1958) ... Dunstan
 1957 Cat Girl
Richard Johnson
 1957 The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (TV Series)
Caradoc
- The Bridge (1957) ... Caradoc
 1956-1957 Vanity Fair (TV Series)
Joseph Sedley
 1956 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Clegg
- The Black Judge (1956)
- Jane Clegg (1956) ... Clegg
 1956 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Rogers
- The Lovebirds (1956) ... Det. Sgt. Rogers
 1955 It's a Great Day
Nightwatchman (uncredited)
 1955 St. Ives (TV Series)
- A la Belle Flora (1955)
 1954 John Wesley
 1953 Innocents in Paris (uncredited)
 1953 The Horse's Mouth
Old Man
 1945 Give Me the Stars
Milkman (uncredited)
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He acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "Pygmalion", at the Albery Theatre in London, England with Diana Rigg, Alec McCowen, Bob Hoskins, Ellen Pollock and Simon MacCorkindale in the cast. John Dexter was the director. See more »
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British character actor. Served in India during World War II. Studied at Merton College, Oxford, turning down an offer from RADA. First acted with the Oxford University Dramatic Society. Subsequently on stage with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and with the Old Vic and at the West End in London. Prolific on British television and as a voice actor. See more »

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