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Dennis Price (I) (1915–1973)

This urbane, sourly handsome British actor was born to privilege and most of his roles would follow suit. Born Dennistoun John Franklyn Rose-Price in Berkshire in 1915, Dennis Price, the son of a brigadier-general, was expected to abide by his family wishes and make a career for himself in the army or the church. Instead he became an actor. First ... See full bio »

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Kind Hearts and Coronets
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Tunes of Glory
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Vampyros Lesbos
Vampyros Lesbos Dr. Alwin Seward


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 1973 Quartier de femmes
L'avocat Linsday (as Denis Price)
 1973 La maldición de Frankenstein
Doctor Frankenstein (as Denis Price)
 1973 Computer Killers
Mr. Pollack
 1973 The Tunnel (TV Short)
 1973 Theater of Blood
Hector Snipe
 1972 Double Take
Dracula, actor
 1972 That's Your Funeral
Eugene Soul
 1972 Drácula contra Frankenstein
Doctor Frankenstein
 1972 Pulp
The Englishman
 1972 Horror on Snape Island
 1972 Clochemerle (TV Series)
Alexis Luvelat
- The Glorious Triumph of Barthelemey Piechut (1972) ... Alexis Luvelat
- The Inexorable Power of the Third Republic (1972) ... Alexis Luvelat
 1972 Callan (TV Series)
James Palliser
- Charlie Says It's Goodbye (1972) ... James Palliser
 1971 Jason King (TV Series)
Sir Brian
- A Deadly Line in Digits (1971) ... Sir Brian
- A Page Before Dying (1971) ... Sir Brian
 1971 Twins of Evil
 1971 Vampyros Lesbos
Dr. Alwin Seward
 1970 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Admiral Frobisher
- Jane (1970) ... Admiral Frobisher
 1969 Cribbins (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1969)
 1969 The Magic Christian
 1969 Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (TV Series)
 1969 Venus in Furs
Percival Kapp
 1969 Horror House
Inspector Bill Bradley
 1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
 1968 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
David Bliss
- Hay Fever (1968) ... David Bliss
 1968 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Edward Wilkins
- The Gold Watch Club (1968) ... Edward Wilkins
 1967 Those Fantastic Flying Fools
The Duke of Barset
 1967 Just Like a Woman
Bathroom Salesman
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Lawrence Creighton
- Let Slip the Dogs of War (1966) ... Lawrence Creighton
 1965 Voodoo Blood Death
Maj. Lomas
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
The Director
- The Confidence Course (1965) ... The Director
 1956-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
William / Michael Charlton / Steven Gaye / ...
- Some Other Love (1962) ... Michael Charlton
- Skyline for Two (1959) ... Steven Gaye
- Rope (1957) ... Rupert
- Dear Brutus (1957) ... Mr. Dearth
 1964 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Major Falcon
- Dual Control (1964) ... Major Falcon
 1964 The Comedy Man
Tommy Morris
 1964 The Horror of It All
Cornwallis Marley
 1964 Story Parade (TV Series)
Lord Grabley
- Bargains at Special Prices (1964) ... Lord Grabley
 1964 Love Story (TV Series)
Harry Debrett
- Spare the Tears for Happiness (1964) ... Harry Debrett
 1964 Detective (TV Series)
Sir John Appleby
- A Connoisseur's Case (1964) ... Sir John Appleby
 1964 They All Died Laughing
Dr. John Hughes
 1964 Murder Most Foul
Harris Tumbrill
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
de Varville
 1964 Harry's Girls (TV Series)
Herbert Finchley
- Bet It All (1964) ... Herbert Finchley
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series)
Victor Frey
- The Height of Fashion (1963) ... Victor Frey
 1958-1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Col. Edward Aplin / Tony Peters / Michael
- In Confidence (1963) ... Col. Edward Aplin
- What Shall We Tell Caroline? (1958) ... Tony Peters
- The Fourposter (1958) ... Michael
 1963 Doctor in Distress
Dr. Blacker
 1963 Tamahine
Charles Poole
 1963 The Cracksman
 1963 The V.I.P.s
Cmdr. Millbank
 1963 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Percy Trouncer
- Drama '63: My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen (1963) ... Percy Trouncer
 1963 The Wrong Arm of the Law
Educated Ernest (uncredited)
 1963 The Cool Mikado
Ronald Fortescue
 1962 The Amorous Mr. Prawn
Prawn (Mr. Vernon)
 1962 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Sir Howard
- The British Sense of Humor (1962) ... Sir Howard
 1962 Kill or Cure
Dr. Julian Crossley
 1962 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Commander Adrian Falconer
- Epitaph for Johnnie (1962) ... Commander Adrian Falconer
 1962 Behave Yourself (Short) (as Mr. Dennis Price)
 1962 Go to Blazes
 1962 The Pot Carriers
Smooth Tongue
 1962 Play It Cool
Sir Charles Bryant
 1961 Colonel Trumper's Private War (TV Series)
Col. Basil Trumper
- Behind Enemy Lines (1961) ... Col. Basil Trumper
- Factory Saboteurs (1961) ... Col. Basil Trumper
- A Phoney Marks Time (1961) ... Col. Basil Trumper
- The Spy School (1961) ... Col. Basil Trumper
- Operation Lubenski (1961) ... Col. Basil Trumper
 1961 No Place Like Homicide!
Guy Broughton
 1961 Victim
 1961 Watch it, Sailor!
Lt. Cmdr Hardcastle
 1961 Double Bunk
 1961 No Love for Johnnie
 1961 Theatre 70 (TV Series)
Mr. Ariman
- Call for Mr. Ariman (1961) ... Mr. Ariman
 1961 Five Golden Hours
 1960 Ladies and Gentle-Men (TV Movie)
Special Guest
 1960 Piccadilly Third Stop
 1960 Tunes of Glory
Major Charles Scott, M.C.
 1960 School for Scoundrels
 1959 Don't Panic Chaps
 1959 I'm All Right Jack
Bertram Tracepurcel (as Denis Price)
 1959 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Raphael Constantine
- Behind the Mask (1959) ... Raphael Constantine
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- Dark as the Night (1959) ... Percy
 1959 Breakout
Capt. Rupert Callender
 1958 Lover's Leap (TV Movie)
Roger Storer
 1954-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Charles Appleby
- The Jewels (1954)
 1958 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Rex Berkely
- Design for Murder (1958) ... Rex Berkely
 1957 Your Past Is Showing
Nigel Dennis
 1957 Chelsea at Nine (TV Series)
Comedy Regular
 1957 She Played with Fire
Tracey Moreton
 1957 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Major Louis de la Tour
- The White Witch of Makala (1957) ... Major Louis de la Tour
 1956 A Touch of the Sun
Digby Hatchard
 1956 Port Afrique
Robert Blackton
 1956 Charley Moon
Harold Armytage
 1956 Lilli Palmer Theatre (TV Series)
Bob Herrick
- The Gloves (1956) ... Bob Herrick
 1955 Account Closed (Short)
 1954-1955 The Vise (TV Series)
Peter Stanton
- The Serpent Beneath (1955) ... Peter Stanton
- Account Closed (1955)
 1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Julian Brimmer
- Mrs. Brimmer Did It! (1955) ... Julian Brimmer
 1954 Crime on Our Hands (TV Series)
Cecil Davenport
- Episode #1.6 (1954) ... Cecil Davenport
- Episode #1.4 (1954) ... Cecil Davenport
- Episode #1.3 (1954) ... Cecil Davenport
- Episode #1.2 (1954) ... Cecil Davenport
 1954 Cocktails in the Kitchen
 1954 Eight Witnesses (TV Movie)
 1954 Time Is My Enemy
Martin Radley
 1953 The Intruder
Leonard Pirry
 1953 Murder at 3am
Inspector Peter Lawton
 1953 Noose for a Lady
Simon Gale
 1952 The Frightened Bride
Maurice Fletcher
 1952 Bachelor in Paris
Matthew Ibbetson
 1951 The Magic Box
 1950 Murder Without Crime
Matthew, Stephen's Landlord
 1949 Helter Skelter
Lord Byron (uncredited)
 1949 Kind Hearts and Coronets
Louis / Louis's father
 1948 Good-Time Girl
Michael 'Red' Farrell
 1948 Snowbound
Neil Blair
 1948 Easy Money
Joe (segment The Night Club Story)
 1947 Bad Sister
Richard Glover
 1947 The Master of Bankdam
Joshua Crowther
 1946 The Magic Bow
Paul de la Rochelle
 1946 Caravan
Sir Francis Castleton
 1944 A Canterbury Tale
Peter Gibbs
 1939 Rope (TV Movie)
Kenneth Raglan
 1939 The Tempest/II (TV Movie)
Ship's Master
 1939 The Tempest (TV Movie)
Ship's Master
 1938 Julius Caesar (TV Movie)
Trebonius / Volumnius
 1938 No Parking
Extra (uncredited)
 1938 Lady Precious Stream (TV Movie)
 1926 Nana
Le jockey de 'Nana' (as Price)
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Other Works:

He acted in Noël Coward's play, "This Happy Breed", at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Noël Coward, Judy Campbell and Joyce Carey in the cast. Noël Coward was also the director. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Denis Price | Mr. Dennis Price | Price


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Personal Quote:

I am a second-rate feature actor. I am not a star and never was. I lack the essential spark.


He has two roles in common with both Peter Cushing and Mel Brooks: (1) Cushing played Victor Frankenstein in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957). The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958), The Evil of Frankenstein (1964), Frankenstein Created Woman (1967), Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969), One More Time (1970) and Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974), Price played him in Drácula contra... See more »

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