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Christopher Neame Poster

Biography

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 12 September 1947London, England, UK
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in London, in 1947, he was educated at independent school "King's School" in Canterbury, Kent. He started his film career at the beginning of 70s, as he debuted in Lust for a Vampire (1971), after some TV work, he was noticed in Dracula AD (1972), where he played Christopher Lee's (Dracula) personal assistant Johnny Alucard. From that moment, he usually appeared as a villain. He continued to work on television and he is noted for his work on TV series as "Colditz" (1972-1974), "Edward The King" (1975) and "Secret Army" (1977), and he was also noticed in A Point in Time (1973), where he was noted as the first male actor to have a nude scene on the small screen, and in leading role of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (1976).

In the 80s he started to work on US films and TV series, some of them being Steel Dawn (1987) and D.O.A. (1988) and "Dynasty" (1981-1989). He returned to UK films with the bit part in James Bond film License to Kill (1989). And he proceed again in US films in Ghostbusters 2 (1989), Edge of Honor (1991), Diplomatic Immunity (1991) and Suburban Commando (1991). He played villains in Street Knight (1993), opposite Jeff Speakman and Hellbound (1994) opposite Chuck Norris.

Neame lives in US, where he still works on television. To mention his guest villain appearances on "The A-Team" (1983-1987), "MacGyver" (1985-1991) and "The Flash" (1990). Neame is one of the very small number of actors to have appeared in both the Star Trek and Doctor Who franchises. In Neame's case his Doctor Who appearance was never shown on television although it was released on VHS. He played the villain Skagra in the serial Shada, which was partially filmed during Doctor Who's 1979-1980 season but abandoned due to a BBC strike, it was later reconstructed for home video release.

Neame's last works were on Species 3 (2004), Special Ed (2005) and The Prestige (2006). Ta also mention that he is also known for video game work in Star Wars Jedi Knight - Dark Forces (1997), where he played sith called Jerec, he also did a voice work in Star Wars - The old Republic (2011).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: swedzin

Trade Mark (3)

Frequently plays Germans
Frequently plays imposing characters with cold stare.
His rich, commanding voice.

Trivia (5)

He is one of only 29 actors to have credited roles in both the "Doctor Who" and "Star Trek" franchises. He played Skagra in the unaired 1980 "Doctor Who" serial Doctor Who: Shada (1992), Unferth in the Star Trek: Voyager: Heroes and Demons (1995) and a German general in Star Trek: Enterprise: Storm Front: Part 1 (2004) and Star Trek: Enterprise: Storm Front: Part 2 (2004).
Graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama, London in 1970.
He appeared in episodes of two different science fiction series in which he played the adversary of a character called the Doctor: the unaired 1980 "Doctor Who" serial Doctor Who: Shada (1992) and Star Trek: Voyager: Heroes and Demons (1995).
He has appeared in ten different science fiction television series in which he has played a villain: Doctor Who (1963), Blakes 7 (1978), The Flash (1990), Babylon 5 (1994), Star Trek: Voyager (1995), Earth 2 (1994), Sliders (1995), Seven Days (1998), The Invisible Man (2000) and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001).
Although Felicity Kendal played his mother in Edward the King (1975), she is less than a year his senior in real life.

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