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David Peel (I) (1920–1981)

David Peel was a handsome British actor who, in his next-to-last film appearance, created one of the most memorable vampires in horror-film history: "Baron Meinster" in Hammer Films' The Brides of Dracula (1960). Peel's final screen appearance was a seconds-long role as the doomed pilot of a private airplane in The Hands of Orlac (1960); he then ... See full bio »


(age 61) in London, England, UK

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The Brides of Dracula
The Brides of Dracula Baron Meinster
We Dive at Dawn
We Dive at Dawn Helmsman - 'Oxford'
L'ultima cena
A Woman of Property
A Woman of Property Francis Richmond


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 1961 Amelia (TV Series)
Colonel Robert James / Captain Robert James
- Episode #1.7 (1961) ... Colonel Robert James
- Episode #1.6 (1961) ... Colonel Robert James
- Episode #1.5 (1961) ... Colonel Robert James
- Episode #1.3 (1961) ... Captain Robert James
 1960 The Hands of Orlac
Airplane's pilot (uncredited)
 1960 The Brides of Dracula
Baron Meinster
 1959 William Tell (TV Series)
- Undercover (1959) ... Sebastian
 1959 World Theatre (TV Mini-Series)
- Blood Wedding (1959) ... Leonardo
 1959 The Infamous John Friend (TV Mini-Series)
Francois Sauvignac
- Episode #1.8 (1959) ... Francois Sauvignac
- Episode #1.7 (1959) ... Francois Sauvignac
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... Francois Sauvignac
- Episode #1.5 (1959) ... Francois Sauvignac
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... Francois Sauvignac
 1954-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Antipholus of Ephesus / Father Pomian / Geoffrey Hammond / ...
- Bernadette Soubirous (1958) ... Father Pomian
- The Letter (1956) ... Geoffrey Hammond
- Beau Brummell (1954) ... Col. the Lord Chester
 1958 The Diary of Samuel Pepys (TV Mini-Series)
Duke of York
- Episode #1.14 (1958) ... Duke of York
- Episode #1.13 (1958) ... Duke of York
- Episode #1.12 (1958) ... Duke of York
- Episode #1.11 (1958) ... Duke of York
- Episode #1.10 (1958) ... Duke of York
 1958 Rigoletto (TV Movie)
The Duke of Mantua
 1958 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Police Inspector
- Voodoo Death (1958) ... Police Inspector
 1957 A Woman of Property (TV Movie)
Francis Richmond
 1956-1957 Vanity Fair (TV Series)
George Osborne
 1956 Nom-de-Plume (TV Series)
Charles Barbaroux
- Friend of the People (1956) ... Charles Barbaroux
 1956 The Death of the Heart (TV Movie)
 1955-1956 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
- The Salt Land (1955)
 1956 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Iorgo Andros
- The House in Athens (1956) ... Iorgo Andros
 1955 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Charlecote
- Frolic Wind (1955) ... Mr. Charlecote
 1954 Beau Brummell (uncredited)
 1954 They Who Dare
Sergeant Evans
 1953 Rope (TV Movie)
Wyndham Brandon
 1952 The Divine Creatures (TV Movie)
 1952 Operation Diplomat (TV Series)
Robin Terry
- The Other Man (1952) ... Robin Terry
- A Change of Plan (1952) ... Robin Terry
- Gida (1952) ... Robin Terry
- Under Suspicion (1952) ... Robin Terry
- Two Dozen Carnations (1952) ... Robin Terry
 1949 Antigone (TV Movie)
 1949 A Pair of Spectacles (TV Movie)
Percy Goldfinch
 1949 Fools Rush In (TV Movie)
Joe Trent
 1948 L'ultima cena
 1948 The Truth About Blayds (TV Movie)
Oliver Blayds-Conway
 1943 Escape to Danger
Lt. Peter Leighton
 1943 We Dive at Dawn
Helmsman - 'Oxford'
 1943 Squadron Leader X
Michael Bertholt
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merry Wives of Windsor," in the Stratford-Upon-Avon Shakespeare Theatre Festival production at the New Theatre in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England with Robert Atkins, Viola Lyel, Claire Luce, Margaret Boyd, Horace Sequeira, Tristan Rawson, Andrew Faulds (Pistol), and Graham Crowden (... See more »

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