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Anton Rodgers (I) (1933–2007)


Anton Rodgers was born on January 10, 1933 in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England as Anthony Rodgers. He was an actor and writer, known for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), The Merchant of Venice (2004) and The Prisoner (1967). He was married to Elizabeth Garvie and Morna Watson. He died on December 1, 2007 in Reading, Berkshire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Inspector Andre
(1988)
The Merchant of Venice
(2004)
The Prisoner
The Prisoner Number Two
(1967)
The Day of the Jackal
(1973)

Filmography

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 2018 To Chase a Million
Max Stein
 2007 You Can Choose Your Friends (TV Movie)
Ken Snell
 2007 Go Go Tales
Barfly
 2006 Longford (TV Movie)
William Whitelaw
 2006 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Fred
- And on the Way I Dropped It (2006) ... Fred
 2006 The Last Drop
Churchill (uncredited)
 2005 C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia (TV Movie documentary)
C.S. Lewis
 2004 The Merchant of Venice
The Duke
 2004 Secret Passage
Foscari
 2003 Wide Eye (TV Series)
Wide Eye
- Great Grandma's Birthday (2003) ... (voice)
- Snapdragon Monster (2003) ... Wide Eye (voice)
 2002 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Lord James Chetwood
- Market for Murder (2002) ... Lord James Chetwood
 1999 Up Rising (TV Mini-Series)
Ronald Kegworthy
 1996-1999 The Queen's Nose (TV Series)
Mr. Swingit
- Harmony's Return (1999) ... Mr. Swingit
- Episode #2.2 (1996) ... Mr. Swingit
- Episode #2.1 (1996) ... Mr. Swingit
 1997-1998 Brambly Hedge (TV Series)
Lord Woodmouse
- The Secret Staircase (1998) ... Lord Woodmouse (voice)
- Spring Story (1997) ... Lord Woodmouse (voice)
 1997-1998 Noah's Ark (TV Series)
Noah Kirby
- Deep Waters (1998) ... Noah Kirby
- Killing Time (1998) ... Noah Kirby
- Old Dog, New Trick (1998) ... Noah Kirby
- Stormy Weather (1998) ... Noah Kirby
- Sitting Target (1998) ... Noah Kirby
 1993-1994 Old Bear Stories (TV Series short)
Narrator
- Ruff Follows His Nose (1994) ... Narrator (voice)
- Spring Clean (1994) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Boat Race (1994) ... Narrator (voice)
- Ruff (1994) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Perfect Presents (1993) ... Narrator (voice)
 1989-1994 May to December (TV Series)
Alec / Alec Callender / Perry
- Until It's Time for You to Go (1994) ... Alec
- Let the Heartaches Begin (1994) ... Alec Callender
- Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White (1994) ... Alec Callender
- Son of My Father (1994) ... Alec Callender
- Take Good Care of My Baby (1994) ... Alec Callender
 1993 Son of the Pink Panther
Police Chief Charles Lazar
 1992 Performance (TV Series)
David Scott-Fowler
- After the Dance (1992) ... David Scott-Fowler
 1989-1991 French Fields (TV Series)
William Fields / William
- Hail and Farewell (1991) ... William
- Darling Daughters (1991) ... William
- Surprise, Surprise (1991) ... William
- Make for the Hills! (1991) ... William
- The Merry Merry Pipes (1991) ... William Fields
 1991 Impromptu
Duke D'Antan
 1989-1990 4 Play (TV Series)
Ronnie / Aubrey Bellweather
- Talking Takes Two (1990) ... Ronnie
- Goodbye and I Hope We Meet Again (1989) ... Aubrey Bellweather
 1989 After the War (TV Mini-Series)
Samuel Jordan
- Final Demands (1989) ... Samuel Jordan
- In the Sixties (1989) ... Samuel Jordan
- Love and Kisses (1989) ... Samuel Jordan
- Yesterday and Tomorrow (1989) ... Samuel Jordan
- Partners (1989) ... Samuel Jordan
 1988 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Inspector Andre
 1987 Comeback (TV Movie)
John
 1987 The Fourth Protocol
George Berenson
 1984-1986 Fresh Fields (TV Series)
William / William Fields
- Happy Returns (1986) ... William
- Brighton or Bust (1986) ... William
- Caught in the Act (1986) ... William
- Takes Two to Tango (1986) ... William
- Life Is Full of Ups and Downs (1986) ... William
 1985 Murder with Mirrors (TV Movie)
Dr. Max Hargrove
 1984 Sharing Time (TV Series)
William
- Happy Days (1984) ... William
 1983 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Marquess of Quex
- The Gay Lord Quex (1983) ... Marquess of Quex
 1983 Pictures (TV Mini-Series)
Garfield Forbes Lawson
- Episode #1.7 (1983) ... Garfield Forbes Lawson
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Garfield Forbes Lawson
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... Garfield Forbes Lawson
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Garfield Forbes Lawson
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Garfield Forbes Lawson
 1982 Saturday Night Thriller (TV Series)
Tom Lewis
- A Gift of Tongues (1982) ... Tom Lewis
 1982 Something in Disguise (TV Series)
John Cole
- Jamaica (1982) ... John Cole
- One Fine Day (1982) ... John Cole
- First Sight (1982) ... John Cole
 1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Gerald / Valentine
- The Guest (1982) ... Gerald
- Preview (1982) ... Valentine
 1979 Border Country (TV Series)
Dr. Dyson
- The Shining Pyramid (1979) ... Dr. Dyson
 1979 The Other Side (TV Series)
Adwick
- Underdog (1979) ... Adwick
 1979 Play for Today (TV Series)
Lewis Duncan / Zippy Grimes
- Coming Out (1979) ... Lewis Duncan / Zippy Grimes
 1979 Thomas and Sarah (TV Series)
Richard De Brassey
- Love Into Three Won't Go (1979) ... Richard De Brassey
 1978 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
Geoffrey Connaught
- The Debt Collectors (1978) ... Geoffrey Connaught
 1978 Lillie (TV Mini-Series)
Edward Langtry
- Mr. Jersey (1978) ... Edward Langtry
- Going on the Stage (1978) ... Edward Langtry
- The Sailor Prince (1978) ... Edward Langtry
- Let Them Say (1978) ... Edward Langtry
- Bertie (1978) ... Edward Langtry
 1978 Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic (TV Mini-Series)
Lord George Bentinck
- Mary Anne (1978) ... Lord George Bentinck
- Dizzy (1978) ... Lord George Bentinck
 1978 The Sunday Drama (TV Series)
Mike
- You are My Heart's Delight (1978) ... Mike
 1978 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Ken Aspen
- Rumpole and the Honourable Member (1978) ... Ken Aspen
 1978 East of Elephant Rock
Mackintosh / MacKintosh
 1977 Crown Court (TV Series)
Timothy Hapsburg-Jones QC
- An Upward Fall: Part 1 (1977) ... Timothy Hapsburg-Jones QC
 1977 Murder Most English: A Flaxborough Chronicle (TV Series)
Detective Inspector Purbright
- Coffin Scarcely Used: Part 2 (1977) ... Detective Inspector Purbright
- Coffin Scarcely Used: Part 1 (1977) ... Detective Inspector Purbright
- The Flaxborough Crab: Part 2 (1977) ... Detective Inspector Purbright
- The Flaxborough Crab: Part 1 (1977) ... Detective Inspector Purbright
- Lonelyheart 4122: Part 2 (1977) ... Detective Inspector Purbright
 1977 Fathers and Families (TV Mini-Series)
Alex Frend
- Left for Dead (1977) ... Alex Frend
 1976 The Duchess of Duke Street (TV Series)
Newdigate
- A Test of Love (1976) ... Newdigate
 1976 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Simon
- Now Is Too Late (1976) ... Simon
 1975 The Secret Agent (TV Movie)
Mr. Vladimir
 1975 Comedy Premiere (TV Series)
George Warner
- What a Turn Up (1975) ... George Warner
 1975 Village Hall (TV Series)
Hon. Gerald Napier
- Pie in the Sky (1975) ... Hon. Gerald Napier
 1975 Nightingale's Boys (TV Series)
Izzy
- Izzy (1975) ... Izzy
 1974 Intimate Reflections
Michael White
 1974 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
James Mallory
- Mary and Louisa (1974) ... James Mallory
- Flora (1974) ... James Mallory
 1974 Justice (TV Series)
Frank Jarrot, MP
- The Very Fine Line of Duty (1974) ... Frank Jarrot, MP
 1974 Zodiac (TV Series)
David Gradley
- The Horns of the Moon (1974) ... David Gradley
- Sting Sting Scorpio (1974) ... David Gradley
- Saturn's Rewards (1974) ... David Gradley
- The Strength of Gemini (1974) ... David Gradley
- The Cool Aquarian (1974) ... David Gradley
 1973 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Edmund Blake
- The Dinner Party (1973) ... Edmund Blake
 1973 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Philip
- Young Guy Seeks Part-Time Work (1973) ... Philip
 1973 Centre Play (TV Series)
Michael
- The Girls in Their Summer Dresses (1973) ... Michael
 1973 The Day of the Jackal
Bernard
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Jeffrey
- A Face of Your Own (1973) ... Jeffrey
 1972 The Protectors (TV Series)
Alan Sutherland
- King Con (1972) ... Alan Sutherland
 1972 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mike
- The Left Overs (1972) ... Mike
 1968-1972 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Nicholas Lindsay / Mark
- The Greeks and Their Gifts (1972) ... Nicholas Lindsay
- Who Is Sylvia? (1968) ... Mark
 1972 The Organization (TV Series)
Peter Frame
- Mr Pulman and Mr Pershore (1972) ... Peter Frame
- Veronica and Mr Pulman (1972) ... Peter Frame
- Peter Frame and Veronica (1972) ... Peter Frame
- Rodney Spurling and Peter Frame (1972) ... Peter Frame
- Eve and Rodney Spurling (1972) ... Peter Frame
 1971 Jason King (TV Series)
Phillipe de Brion
- All That Glisters...: Part 2 (1971) ... Phillipe de Brion
- All That Glisters...: Part 1 (1971) ... Phillipe de Brion
 1971 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series)
Scone
- The Mistress and the Maids (1971) ... Scone
 1970 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Dr. Matthews
- Remission: Negative (1970) ... Dr. Matthews
 1970 Scrooge
Tom Jenkins
 1970 The Man Who Haunted Himself
Alexander
 1970 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Calvin P. Bream
- When the Spirit Moves You (1970) ... Calvin P. Bream
 1969 The Elusive Pimpernel (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Percy Blakeney
 1969 Department S (TV Series)
Terrell
- One of Our Aircraft Is Empty (1969) ... Terrell
 1968 Where Eagles Dare
German Officer at Airfield (uncredited)
 1968 The Sex Game (TV Series)
 1968 The Champions (TV Series)
Jules
- Reply Box No. 666 (1968) ... Jules
 1968 Ukridge (TV Series)
Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge
- The Wedding Bells (1968) ... Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge
- The Nasty Corner (1968) ... Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge
- The Comeback of Battling Billson (1968) ... Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge
- The Accident Syndicate (1968) ... Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge
- The Debut of Battling Billson (1968) ... Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge
 1968 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
Regalas
- The Hasty Hand (1968) ... Regalas
 1965-1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Jamie / William Kerr
- Jamie, on a Flying Visit (1968) ... Jamie
- Cemented with Love (1965) ... William Kerr
 1967 The World of Wooster (TV Series)
Bicky Bickersteth
- Jeeves and the Hard-Boiled Egg (1967) ... Bicky Bickersteth
 1967 The Prisoner (TV Series)
Number Two
- The Schizoid Man (1967) ... Number Two
 1967 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Max Stein
- Variation on a Million Bucks: Part 2 (1967) ... Max Stein
- Variation on a Million Bucks: Part 1 (1967) ... Max Stein
 1967 The Saint (TV Series)
Pierre
- A Double in Diamonds (1967) ... Pierre
 1967 Brian Rix Presents: Look After Lulu (TV Movie)
Philippe de Croze
 1967 Blandings Castle (TV Series)
Rupert Baxter
 1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Julian Clay
- The Eye (1966) ... Julian Clay
 1966 Intrigue (TV Series)
Ring
- Cut Price, Cut Throat (1966) ... Ring
 1965 Rotten to the Core
The Duke
 1965 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Hugh Boone
- The Man with the Twisted Lip (1965) ... Hugh Boone
 1965 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Peter Sloane
- The Nightlifers (1965) ... Peter Sloane
 1964 Ninety Years On (TV Movie)
Performer
 1964 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Attala
- Yesterday's Enemies (1964) ... Attala
 1964 Baxter On... (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Baxter on Sex (1964) ... Various Roles
 1964 Comedy Workshop: Love and Maud Carver
P.R.O. / Window Dresser
 1964 Laughter from the Whitehall (TV Series)
Victor Montenay
- All for Mary (1964) ... Victor Montenay
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series)
Mr. Fripp
- The Height of Fashion (1963) ... Mr. Fripp
 1963 Carry On Jack
Hardy
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Lester Ince
- The Affair (1963) ... Lester Ince
 1963 Maupassant (TV Series)
Captain Hector-Marie d Fontenne
- Secrets (1963) ... Captain Hector-Marie d Fontenne
 1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Paul
- Ever Since Paradise (1963) ... Paul
 1962-1963 Richard the Lionheart (TV Series)
Sir Kenneth / Sir Kenneth Stuart
- The Vision Fades (1963) ... Sir Kenneth
- A Marriage of Convenience (1962) ... Sir Kenneth Stuart
- The Saracen Physician (1962) ... Sir Kenneth
- The Warrior from Scotland (1962) ... Sir Kenneth
 1963 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Adrian Fielding
- The Dividing Line (1963) ... Adrian Fielding
 1962-1963 The Old Curiosity Shop (TV Mini-Series)
Dick Swiveller
- Episode #1.13 (1963) ... Dick Swiveller
- Episode #1.12 (1963) ... Dick Swiveller
- Episode #1.11 (1963) ... Dick Swiveller
- Episode #1.10 (1963) ... Dick Swiveller
- Episode #1.8 (1963) ... Dick Swiveller
 1963 This Sporting Life
Restaurant Customer (uncredited)
 1962 Maigret (TV Series)
Radek
- Death in Mind (1962) ... Radek
 1962 The Swingin' Maiden
Concierge
 1962 The Odd Man (TV Series)
Jeremy Hugerson-Vachell
- A Hundred Foot of Film (1962) ... Jeremy Hugerson-Vachell
 1962 Compact (TV Series)
Phil
- Mixed Receptions (1962) ... Phil
- Visiting Hours (1962) ... Phil
 1962 The Cheaters (TV Series)
Barman
- The Case of George Peterson (1962) ... Barman
 1962 The Traitors
 1962 Carry on Cruising
Young Man
 1961 Girl on Approval
Snooty Bowler-hatted Neighbour (uncredited)
 1961 Petticoat Pirates
Alec
 1961 Part-Time Wife
Tom Briggs
 1961 Tarnished Heroes
Don Conyers
 1961 Operation Snafu
Soldier in NAAFI Canteen (uncredited)
 1961 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Mark
- Eyewitness (1961) ... Mark
 1960 The Spider's Web
Sgt. Jones
 1960 Night Train for Inverness
Scottish Doctor (uncredited)
 1959 Crash Drive
Tomson
 1959 The Vise (TV Series)
Tony
- Scream in the Night (1959) ... Tony
 1958 The Sky Larks (TV Series)
Lt. Gilmore, RN
- Seven Days Hard (1958) ... Lt. Gilmore, RN
- Mink Afloat (1958) ... Lt. Gilmore, RN
- Flag-Captain (1958) ... Lt. Gilmore, RN
- Exercise Merry-Go-Round (1958) ... Lt. Gilmore, RN
- Free Beer (1958) ... Lt. Gilmore, RN
 1958 Fredric March Presents Tales from Dickens (TV Series)
Mr. Mell
- David and His Mother (1958) ... Mr. Mell
 1957 The Jill Day Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1957)
 1951 The Browning Version
Pupil (uncredited)
 1948 Vice Versa
Pupil (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (12 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Balding actor best remembered for playing "William Fields" in Fresh Fields (1984), "Alec Callender" in May to December (1989), vet "Noah Kirby" in Noah's Ark (1997) and "Ronald Kegworthy" in Up Rising (1999), The comedy Fresh Fields (1984) ranked 83rd in a BBC poll to determine the best British sitcoms of all time. See more »

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