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Ferdy Mayne (1916–1998)

His father was the Judge of Mayence (Mainz) and his mother, who was half-English, was a singing teacher. Since the family was Jewish, the teenage Ferdinand was sent to England to stay with his aunt Lee Hutchinson, a noted photographer and sculptress. His parents were briefly interned in Buchenwald, but his mother's English connections enabled them... See full bio »

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 1995 The Killers Within
General Karl von Weber
 1993 Die Spur führt ins Verderben (TV Movie)
 1993 Warlock: The Armageddon
One-Eyed Man (as Ferdinand Mayne)
 1993 Benefit of the Doubt
Mueller
 1992 Knight Moves
Jeremy Edmonds (as Ferdinand Mayne)
 1991 Mrs. Harris und der Heiratsschwindler (TV Movie)
Major Watkins
 1991 The Hit Man (TV Movie)
Vigo
 1991 My Lovely Monster
Cowboy / Vampire
 1990 I Want to Live (TV Movie)
 1990 River of Diamonds
Fred Shelborne
 1990 Monsters (TV Series)
- Cellmates (1990) ... (as Ferdinand Mayne)
 1989 Call from Space (Short)
Archimedes
 1989 Magdalene
Archbishop
 1989 Rivalen der Rennbahn (TV Series)
Emanuel von Rödermark
 1989 Mrs. Harris fährt nach Monte Carlo (TV Movie)
Major
 1988 Der vierte Mann (TV Movie)
 1988 The Choice
 1988 A Friendship in Vienna (TV Movie)
Father Bernard (as Ferdinand Mayne)
 1988 A Dinner of Herbs (TV Movie)
Yosef
 1986 Losberg (TV Series)
di Veccoli
 1985 Ein Fall für TKKG (TV Series)
Otto Eduard 'Eddilein' Graf zu Falkenstein
- Der Schlangenmensch (1985) ... Otto Eduard 'Eddilein' Graf zu Falkenstein
 1985 Lime Street (TV Series)
Prince Alfred
- Pilot (1985) ... Prince Alfred
 1985 Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf
Erle (as Ferdinand Mayne)
 1985 Hot Chili
Mr. Houston
 1985 Night Train to Terror
God (as God)
 1985 Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (TV Movie)
Rabbi Preiss
 1985 Polizeiinspektion 1 (TV Series)
Baron Klemt
- Alles Glück dieser Erde (1985) ... Baron Klemt
 1983-1985 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Albert Grand
- Two Grand (1985) ... Albert Grand (as Ferdinand Mayne)
- The Grandest Jewel Thief of Them All (1983) ... Albert Grand (as Ferdinand Mayne)
 1984 The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud
Herr Herrmann (as Ferdinand Mayne)
 1984 SOKO 5113 (TV Series)
- Herrenpartie (1984)
 1984 Conan the Destroyer
The Leader (as Ferdinand Mayne)
 1983 Sadat (TV Movie)
Mullah (as Ferdinand Mayne)
 1983 Yellowbeard
Mr. Beamish (as Ferdinand Mayne)
 1983 The Optimist (TV Series)
The Father
- Man's Worst Friend (1983) ... The Father (as Ferdinand Mayne)
 1983 The Black Stallion Returns
Abu Ben Ishak (as Ferdinand Mayne)
 1983 Frightmare
Conrad Radzoff (as Ferdinand Mayne)
 1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Kasim
- In the Hart of the Night (1982) ... Kasim (as Ferdinand Mayne)
 1981-1982 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Marco the Magnificent / Abe Figueroa
- The Resurrection of Carlini (1982) ... Marco the Magnificent
- My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1981) ... Abe Figueroa
 1981 Dynasty (TV Series)
Channing
- The Separation (1981) ... Channing
 1981 Levkas Man (TV Series)
 1981 Evita Peron (TV Movie)
Saffici
 1981 Überfall in Glasgow (TV Movie)
Kenneth Ferras
 1981 Longshot
Ralph Zipper
 1980 The Formula
Professor Siebold
 1980 Hawk the Slayer
Old Man, Father of Hawk and Voltan
 1980 Mihail, cîine de circ
Dr. Emory
 1980 The Ghost Sonata (TV Movie)
The Colonel
 1979 Das verräterische Herz (TV Movie)
Victim
 1979 Jauche und Levkojen (TV Series)
 1979 Quest of Eagles (TV Series)
Vladek Gora
- Decision (1979) ... Vladek Gora
- Chase (1979) ... Vladek Gora
- Memories (1979) ... Vladek Gora
- Enigma (1979) ... Vladek Gora
- Treasure (1979) ... Vladek Gora
 1979 The Music Machine
Basil Silverman
 1979 A Man Called Intrepid (TV Mini-Series)
Alexander Korda
 1978 Tochter des Schweigens (TV Series)
 1978 Kidnapped (TV Mini-Series)
Van Spraag
- The Choice (1978) ... Van Spraag
- A Far Cry (1978) ... Van Spraag
 1978 The Pirate (TV Movie)
Jabir
 1978 The Cedar Tree (TV Series)
Conrad Neilson
- Nocturne (1978) ... Conrad Neilson
 1978 Revenge of the Pink Panther
Dr. Paul Laprone
 1978 Fedora
Director
 1978 Wings (TV Series)
Paul Savonnard
- No Medals (1978) ... Paul Savonnard
 1978 Diener und andere Herren (TV Movie)
Gastronom
 1978 Zwei himmlische Töchter (TV Mini-Series)
Boris Leech / Ivan Leech
- Ein Sarg nach Leech (1978) ... Boris Leech / Ivan Leech
 1978 Mein lieber Mann (TV Series)
 1977 Generale - Anatomie der Marneschlacht (TV Movie)
French
 1977 Sanfter Schrecken (TV Movie)
Sbirro
 1977 Les diamants du président (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Straker
 1977 The New Avengers (TV Series)
Arcarti
- Trap (1977) ... Arcarti
 1977 Are You Being Served? (TV Series)
The Ten-Pound Perfume
- It Pays to Advertise (1977) ... The Ten-Pound Perfume
 1977 Heiße Ware (TV Movie)
Gregory
 1976 Red (Short)
Painter
 1976 The Eagle Has Landed
Radl's Doctor (uncredited)
 1976 Prozeß Medusa (TV Movie)
Colonel Schmaltz
 1976 Das Schweigen im Walde
Baron Sternfeld
 1975 Burning Daylight (TV Mini-Series)
John Tarwater
- Das Klondike-Fieber (1975) ... John Tarwater (as Ferdinand Mayne)
 1975 Barry Lyndon
Colonel Bulow
 1975 Zwei Finger einer Hand (TV Movie)
Chief Inspector Brooks
 1975 To the Bitter End
Wallace
 1975 Floris von Rosemund (TV Series)
Karl Herzog von Grauberg
- Der kupferne Hund (1975) ... Karl Herzog von Grauberg
- Der Goldmacher (1975) ... Karl Herzog von Grauberg
- Brennende Wasser (1975) ... Karl Herzog von Grauberg
- Die schwarzen Kugeln (1975) ... Karl Herzog von Grauberg
- Wallfahrer für die Madonna (1975) ... Karl Herzog von Grauberg
 1973-1975 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Count Braunsky / Mr. Roland
- Too Many Cooks (1975) ... Count Braunsky
- Crime After a Fashion (1973) ... Mr. Roland
 1975 Tristan (TV Movie)
 1975 You're on Your Own (TV Series)
Fermont
- No Questions Asked: Part 2 (1975) ... Fermont
 1974 Tausend Francs Belohnung (TV Movie)
Baron de Puencarral
 1974 Father Brown (TV Series)
Aristide Valentin
- The Secret Garden (1974) ... Aristide Valentin
 1974 The Zoo Gang (TV Series)
De Broux
- The Lion Hunt (1974) ... De Broux
 1974 Die Ameisen kommen
Michel
 1974 Men of Affairs (TV Series)
Dubios
- Its a Bug! (1974) ... Dubios
 1973 Okay S.I.R. (TV Series)
Dr. David Sullivan
- Eine Reise mit Papa (1973) ... Dr. David Sullivan
 1973 Arthur of the Britons (TV Series)
Greek Captain
- Some Saxon Women (1973) ... Greek Captain
 1973 Die Reise nach Wien
Mariu Moltenau
 1973 Die Kriminalerzählung (TV Series)
 1973 Plaza Fortuna (TV Movie)
Don Delicio
 1972 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Priest
- The Coming of the Kings (1972) ... Priest
 1972 Marco's Theme
 1972 Innocent Bystanders
Marcus Kaplan
 1972 Max Hölz. Ein deutsches Lehrstück (TV Movie)
Anwalt Dr. Levi
 1972 Au Pair Girls
Sheik El Abab
 1972 Spyder's Web (TV Series)
Peter Toney
- The Prevalence of Skeletons (1972) ... Peter Toney
 1972 Tatort (TV Series)
Zink
- Der Fall Geisterbahn (1972) ... Zink
 1972 Eagle in a Cage
Count Bertrand
 1972 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Count Sangallo
- Five Miles to Midnight (1972) ... Count Sangallo
 1971 Der Zeuge (TV Movie)
Regierungskommissar
 1971 The Gazebo
Mister Grunder
 1971 No One Will Notice You're Naked
Professor Grutekoor
 1971 Von Richthofen and Brown
Richthofen's father
 1971 Gebissen wird nur nachts
Count Dracula (as Ferdie Mayne)
 1971 When Eight Bells Toll
Lavorski
 1971 Deutschstunde (TV Movie)
Mr. Haines
 1971 From a Bird's Eye View (TV Series)
Spanish Captain
- Witness for the Persecution (1971) ... Spanish Captain
 1970 Vertigo for a Killer (uncredited)
 1970 The Walking Stick
Douglas Dainton
 1970 The Adventurers
Sergei's Father
 1969 The Magic Christian
Edouard
 1969 The Best House in London (uncredited)
 1968 The Limbo Line
Sutcliffe
 1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Baron Von Orlak
- Legacy of Death (1968) ... Baron Von Orlak
 1968 Gates to Paradise
Count Ludovic de Vendôme
 1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Haider
- The Revolutionaries (1968) ... Haider
 1967 The Exchange Student
MacFarrell
 1967 The Bobo
Silvestre Flores
 1963-1967 The Saint (TV Series)
Nicholas / Landek / The Iman / ...
- A Double in Diamonds (1967) ... Nicholas
- Flight Plan (1966) ... Landek
- The Wonderful War (1964) ... The Iman
- Iris (1963) ... Stratford Keene
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Marchese Guido Tarchetti
- Let Slip the Dogs of War (1966) ... Marchese Guido Tarchetti
 1966 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Laprade
- The Paper Chase (1966) ... Laprade
 1965 Promise Her Anything
Vittorio Fettucini
 1965 The Flying Swan (TV Series)
Ben Bannister
- The Contract (1965) ... Ben Bannister
- The Diamond Pendant (1965) ... Ben Bannister
- Open Day (1965) ... Ben Bannister
 1965 Operation Crossbow
German Officer at rocket plant
 1964 The Counterfeit Constable
José, l'agent de Diana Dors
 1959-1964 The Third Man (TV Series)
Captain Ramirez / Bertolli
- A Little Knowledge (1964) ... Captain Ramirez
- Barcelona Passage (1959) ... Bertolli
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
Bin Hammad
- A Tiny Drop of Poison (1964) ... Bin Hammad (as Ferdie Mayne)
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series)
Count De Rici
- A Box of Tricks (1963) ... Count De Rici
 1963 Maigret (TV Series)
- Another World (1963)
 1962-1963 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Robbie Robinson / Mr. Fortescue
- Alibis Are Fixed (1963) ... Robbie Robinson
- The Most Beautiful Room in the World (1962) ... Mr. Fortescue
 1963 Man of the World (TV Series)
Ramos
- The Bullfighter (1963) ... Ramos
 1963 The Survivor
Intelligence officer
 1963 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Neville Shand
- The Desperate Diplomat (1963) ... Neville Shand
 1963 Come Fly with Me
Vienna Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1963 Zero One (TV Series)
The Count
- Danger on Cloud Seven (1963) ... The Count
 1962 Das Glas Wasser (TV Movie)
Bolinbroke
 1962 The Password Is Courage
1st German officer at French farm
 1962 Freud (uncredited)
 1962 Masters of Venus
Votan
 1962 Richard the Lionheart (TV Series)
Merlin
 1962 Sir Francis Drake (TV Series)
Joos
- The Reluctant Duchess (1962) ... Joos
 1962 Three Spare Wives
Fazim Bey
 1961 Frederic Chopin (Short)
 1961 Plateau of Fear (TV Series)
General Villagran
- Cavern of Death (1961) ... General Villagran
- Menace in the Night (1961) ... General Villagran
- Terror at Potencia-One (1961) ... General Villagran
 1959-1961 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Oliver / Ramon Casadas
- The Spider's Web (1961) ... Oliver
- Deadly Record (1959) ... Ramon Casadas
 1961 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Geoffrey Heathcote
- Nightmare (1961) ... Geoffrey Heathcote
 1961 Highway to Battle
Ziegler
 1961 The Green Helmet
Rossano
 1961 The Pursuers (TV Series)
Gregory Thomas
- The Web (1961) ... Gregory Thomas
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
Baron Rainis
- The Rainis Case (1960) ... Baron Rainis
 1960 Crossroads to Crime
Miles
 1960 The Spider's Web
Oliver
 1960 Danger Man (TV Series)
The Moukta
- The Blue Veil (1960) ... The Moukta
 1960 Man from Interpol (TV Series)
Haja
- The Missing Child (1960) ... Haja
 1960 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
Mohan
- The King of Kandoga (1960) ... Mohan
 1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Bannerman
- The Protector (1960) ... Bannerman
 1960 Skyport (TV Series)
Marquis Camillo de Castillo
- Episode #1.42 (1960) ... Marquis Camillo de Castillo
 1960 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Pym
- Everything Goes in Threes (1960) ... Pym
 1959 Our Man in Havana
Prof. Sanchez
 1959 Tommy the Toreador
Lopez
 1959 Ben-Hur
Captain of Rescue Ship (uncredited)
 1959 Third Man on the Mountain
Andreas
 1959 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Castillon
- The Money Game (1959) ... Castillon
 1959 Deadly Record
Ramon Casadas
 1959 William Tell (TV Series)
Gustaf
- Castle of Fear (1959) ... Gustaf
 1958-1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Bruno / Guide Ponterosso
- Strange Meeting (1959) ... Bruno
- Trial by Candlelight (1958) ... Guide Ponterosso
 1957-1959 The Vise (TV Series)
Armand / Prince Pavlov / Carl Blanco / ...
- The Sally Ankers Story (1959) ... Armand
- Farewell Mrs. Forrest (1958) ... Prince Pavlov
- Murder Shall Speak (1957) ... Carl Blanco
- Sing Softly Sister (1957) ... Danny Nicholls
 1959 Rendezvous (TV Series)
Larry / Baldini
- Markheim (1959) ... Larry
- The Magic Touch (1959) ... Baldini
 1958 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series)
General Racz
- The Brioni Story (1958) ... General Racz
 1958 African Patrol (TV Series)
John / Tom
- The Mortimer Touch (1958) ... John
- Killer from the Forest (1958) ... Tom
 1958 Next to No Time
Mario
 1958 The Big Money
Furrier
 1958 White Hunter (TV Series)
Dubois
- The General (1958) ... Dubois
 1958 The Truth About Melandrinos (TV Series)
Ruzell
 1958 A Woman of Mystery
Andre
 1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Michel Aubrion
- Don't Listen Ladies (1958) ... Michel Aubrion
 1958 The Safecracker
Greek Ship Owner
 1958 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Georges Larue
- The Noble Art of Murder (1958) ... Georges Larue
 1958 Sword of Freedom (TV Series)
Spanish Ambassador
- Francesca (1958) ... Spanish Ambassador
 1951-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Obermueller / Count Rudolph Walem / Prince Esterhazy
- The Leader of the House (1955) ... Count Rudolph Walem
- Beau Brummell (1954) ... Prince Esterhazy
- Albert (1951)
 1957 Blue Murder at St. Trinian's
Italian police inspector
 1957 The End of the Line
Edwards
 1957 The Royalty (TV Series)
Auguste Vermont
- Episode #1.1 (1957) ... Auguste Vermont
 1957 Three Sundays to Live
Davis
 1957 The Big Chance
Dimitri Aperghis
 1957 Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! (TV Series)
Major Vogel / Abwehr officer
- My Favourite Kidnapper (1957) ... Major Vogel
- The Monk of Chimay (1957) ... Abwehr officer
 1957 Abandon Ship
Solly Daniels
 1957 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Ben Rahim
- Mixed Blood (1957) ... Ben Rahim
 1957 The Adventures of Aggie (TV Series)
Dr. Catanec
- The Man Who Forgot (1957) ... Dr. Catanec
 1957 Sailor of Fortune (TV Series)
The Mayor / Ben Ali
- Ship on the Reef (1957) ... The Mayor
- Angelina's Adventure ... Ben Ali
 1957 You Pay Your Money
Delal
 1957 O.S.S. (TV Series)
Abwehr Oberst von Bloch
- Operation Dagger (1957) ... Abwehr Oberst von Bloch
 1956 The Buccaneers (TV Series)
El Supremo
- Before the Mast (1956) ... El Supremo
 1956 Find the Lady
Tony Del Roma
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
Baron Garonne
- The Talleyrand Affair (1956) ... Baron Garonne
 1956 The Baby and the Battleship
Interpreter
 1956 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Count Victor Mattoni
- I Killed the Count (1956) ... Count Victor Mattoni
 1956 The Narrowing Circle
Bill Strayte
 1955 Gentlemen Marry Brunettes
M. Dufond
 1955 Value for Money
Waiter
 1955 Roadhouse Girl
Nicky Everton
 1955 The Glass Tomb
Bertie
 1955 Crossroads (Short)
Bernard J. Maskell
 1954 The Divided Heart
Dr Muller
 1954 The Big Deadly Game
Maxwell Carey
 1954 Betrayed
Luftwaffe Officer (uncredited)
 1954 Twist of Fate
Police Chief
 1954 Malaga
Mustapha
 1954 You Know What Sailors Are
Stanislaus Voritz of Smorznigov
 1953 White Fire
Mario Satargo
 1953 The Blue Parrot
Stevens
 1953 The Captain's Paradise
The Sheikh
 1953 Epitaph for a Spy (TV Mini-Series)
Köche
- Epitaph (1953) ... Köche
- Ultimatum (1953) ... Köche
- Violence (1953) ... Köche
- Go Spy the Land (1953) ... Köche
- Arrest (1953) ... Köche
 1953 Desperate Moment
Detective Laurence
 1952 All Hallowe'en (Short)
Soldier
 1952 The Paris Express
Louis
 1952 Made in Heaven
István
 1952 The Assassin
Tio
 1951 Encore
Headwaiter (segment "Gigolo and Gigolette")
 1951 Show Me a Spy (TV Series)
Chief of Intelligence
- Address Unknown! (1951) ... Chief of Intelligence
 1951 Hotel Sahara
Yusef
 1950 Professional Pride (TV Movie)
Foreigner
 1950 Table Seventeen (TV Movie)
Georges
 1950 Cairo Road
Doctor, Port Said
 1950 Prelude to Fame
Carlo Ferugia
 1949 The Huggetts Abroad
Gendarme (uncredited)
 1949 The Temptress
Julian
 1949 Vote for Huggett
Waiter
 1948 One Night with You
First Detective
 1948 Broken Journey
Pelotti
 1945 The Echo Murders
Dacier (as Ferdi Mayne)
 1945 Waltz Time
Max
 1945 Meet Sexton Blake
Slant-Eyes
 1944 Her Man Gilbey (uncredited)
 1943 Warn That Man
 1943 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
Prussian Student (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Lean, sardonic-looking German-born character actor, who lent a silky, urbane quality to numerous menacing roles in British films of the 1950's, 60's and 70's. Of Jewish background, he left Germany for England in 1932 to stay with his sculptress aunt. After training for acting at RADA and the Old Vic school, he first appeared on stage as the White Knight in "Alice Through the Looking Glass" with ... See more »

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