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Cyril Shaps (1923–2003)

The son of a tailor, Cyril studied at the London School of Broadcasting aged 12 years. His first professional appearance, at 12, came on Radio Lyons and Radio Luxembourg in such commercials as O.K. Sauce and Quaker Oats. After demob from the Army, he enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art which was followed by Guildford rep and the West End... See full bio »

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(age 79) in London, England, UK

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 2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (TV Movie)
Bent Little Man
 2001 Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Rev. Smoot
- The Kingdom of Bones (2001) ... Rev. Smoot
 2001 Shades (TV Mini-Series)
Rabbi
- Episode #1.5 (2001) ... Rabbi
 2000 Animated Tales of the World (TV Series)
Narrator / Great Grandfather Frost
- The Two Brothers: A Story from Russia ... Narrator / Great Grandfather Frost (voice)
 2000 Anna Karenina (TV Mini-Series)
Priest at Wedding
- Part 3 (2000) ... Priest at Wedding
 2000 Doctors (TV Series)
Joseph
- Second Fiddle (2000) ... Joseph
 1999-2000 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Jeweller / Sebastian Renwick
- Blue Herrings (2000) ... Jeweller
- Strangler's Wood (1999) ... Sebastian Renwick
 1999 The End of the Affair
Waiter
 1999 RKO 281 (TV Movie)
Jeweller
 1999 The Clandestine Marriage
Canton
 1999 Bernard's Watch (TV Series)
Mr. Fogg
- Time and Again (1999) ... Mr. Fogg
 1999 Solomon & Gaenor
Ephraim
 1999 The Lost Son
Mr. Spitz
 1999 Simon Magus
Chaim
 1998 The Governess
Doctor
 1998 Our Mutual Friend (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Riah
- Episode #1.4 (1998) ... Mr. Riah
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Mr. Riah
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Mr. Riah
 1997 For My Baby
Joshua Orgelbrand
 1997 EastEnders (TV Series)
Daniel
- Episode dated 14 April 1997 (1997) ... Daniel
 1996 Gulliver's Travels (TV Movie)
Mad Old Man - Bedlam
 1994 Martin Chuzzlewit (TV Mini-Series)
Oswald Fips
- Episode Five (1994) ... Oswald Fips
 1993 Paul Merton: The Series (TV Series)
- Episode #2.3 (1993)
 1993 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Watchmaker
- Judgement of Solomon (1993) ... Watchmaker
 1991 Dark Season (TV Series)
Mr. Polzinski
 1990 Screen One (TV Series)
Shammas
- Can You Hear Me Thinking? (1990) ... Shammas
 1989 4 Play (TV Series)
Felix
- Shalom Joan Collins (1989) ... Felix
 1989 Blackeyes (TV Mini-Series)
Pathologist
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Pathologist
 1989 Life Without George (TV Series)
Mr. Goldstein
- Episode #3.3 (1989) ... Mr. Goldstein
 1989 The Bill (TV Series)
Jack Emanuel
- Bad Company (1989) ... Jack Emanuel
 1989 A Fine Romance (TV Series)
Metzinger
- Pilot (1989) ... Metzinger
 1988 The Bourne Identity (TV Mini-Series)
Apfel
 1988 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Maitre Simon
- The Miser (1988) ... Maitre Simon
 1986 Running Scared (TV Series)
Wisener
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Wisener
 1984 The Invisible Man (TV Mini-Series)
Landlord
- Certain First Principles (1984) ... Landlord
 1984 Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (TV Series)
Dr. Magnusson
- Tennis Court (1984) ... Dr. Magnusson
 1981 Fanny by Gaslight (TV Mini-Series)
Doctor Lowenthal
 1981 Into the Labyrinth (TV Series)
Kadru
- Cave of Diamonds (1981) ... Kadru
 1981 Bless Me Father (TV Series)
Rabbi Emmanuel Rosen
- A Mixed-Up Marriage (1981) ... Rabbi Emmanuel Rosen
 1981 Private Schulz (TV Series)
Solly
- Episode #1.6 (1981) ... Solly
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... Solly
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... Solly
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Solly
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Solly
 1980 Armchair Thriller (TV Series)
Mountjoy
 1979 Avalanche Express
Sedov
 1979 Unidentified Flying Oddball
Dr. Zimmerman
 1967-1978 Z Cars (TV Series)
Vic / Freddie Lee / Mo Levy / ...
- Fat Freddie B.A. (1978) ... Mo Levy
- Nightwatch (1976) ... Sammy Patrick
- Quiet Day: Part 2 (1969) ... Vic
- Quiet Day: Part 1 (1969) ... Vic
- Sauce for the Goose: Part 2 (1967) ... Freddie Lee
 1978 Holocaust (TV Mini-Series)
Weinberg
- Part 4 (1978) ... Weinberg
- Part 2 (1978) ... Weinberg
 1978 Wilde Alliance (TV Series)
Tom Helliwell
- A Suspicion of Sudden Death (1978) ... Tom Helliwell
 1978 Saturday, Sunday, Monday (TV Movie)
Cariello
 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series)
Obsessed Boy's Father
- Part 1 (1977) ... Obsessed Boy's Father
 1977 Raffles (TV Series)
Pinelli
- The Last Laugh (1977) ... Pinelli
 1976 When the Boat Comes In (TV Series)
Mendel
- Roubles for the Promised Land (1976) ... Mendel
 1976 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Turner
- May (1976) ... Turner
 1976 Play for Today (TV Series)
Grandad Wax
- Bar Mitzvah Boy (1976) ... Grandad Wax
 1975 Porridge (TV Series)
Jackdaw
- The Harder They Fall (1975) ... Jackdaw
 1975 Operation: Daybreak
Father Petrek
 1975 The Brothers (TV Series)
Sheik Abu Ben Adom
- Jennifer's Baby (1975) ... Sheik Abu Ben Adom
 1975 The Hiding Place
Building Inspector Smit
 1974 The Odessa File
Tauber's Voice (voice)
 1974 11 Harrowhouse
Wildenstein, the Diamond Cutter
 1974 QB VII (TV Mini-Series)
Uri Lehrer
- Part Three (1974) ... Uri Lehrer
 1974 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Green
- Firearms Were Issued (1974) ... Green
 1974 Who Killed Lamb? (TV Movie)
Mr. Lavender
 1971-1973 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Senor Braganza / Senior Braganza / Braganza
- Echoes from Afar (1973) ... Senor Braganza
- Passage to Pernambuco (1971) ... Senior Braganza
- The Wind Blows Free (1971) ... Braganza
 1973 Freewheelers (TV Series)
Jacques
- Switched! (1973) ... Jacques
- The Crypt! (1973) ... Jacques
- Impasse! (1973) ... Jacques
- Double-Cross! (1973) ... Jacques
- Darkness at Noon (1973) ... Jacques
 1973 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #11.8 (1973)
 1973 Crown Court (TV Series)
Arthur Simmons
- The Mugging of Arthur Simmons: Part 3 (1973) ... Arthur Simmons
- The Mugging of Arthur Simmons: Part 2 (1973) ... Arthur Simmons
- The Mugging of Arthur Simmons: Part 1 (1973) ... Arthur Simmons
 1973 Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (TV Series)
Kenny
- Going on Holiday (1973) ... Kenny
 1973 The Protectors (TV Series)
Doctor
- A Matter of Life and Death (1973) ... Doctor
 1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Fritz Loomis
- The Piano Player (1972) ... Fritz Loomis
 1972 Music on 2 (TV Series)
Erik Satie
- Parade (1972) ... Erik Satie
 1972 New Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Abraham Luzstein
- Memory of a Gauntlet (1972) ... Abraham Luzstein
 1972 Jason King (TV Series)
Jean Cazette
- A Thin Band of Air (1972) ... Jean Cazette
 1972 Man of Straw (TV Mini-Series)
Herr Lauer
- Imperial Justice (1972) ... Herr Lauer
- Upholders of Morality (1972) ... Herr Lauer
 1972 Spyder's Web (TV Series)
Dr. Hatchington
- Life at a Price (1972) ... Dr. Hatchington
 1971-1972 The Liver Birds (TV Series)
Mr. Hennessey
- The Wedding (1971) ... Mr. Hennessey
 1972 Our Miss Fred
Doctor
 1972 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Professor Ganguin
- The Ozerov Inheritance (1972) ... Professor Ganguin
 1965-1971 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Feers / Herbin / Joel Brand
- The Cherry Orchard (1971) ... Feers
- Gordon of Khartoum (1966) ... Herbin
- The Joel Brand Story (1965) ... Joel Brand
 1971 Justice (TV Series)
Polsen
- People Have Too Many Rights (1971) ... Polsen
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Hunter
- The Case of the Dixon Torpedo (1971) ... Hunter
 1971 Please Sir! (TV Series)
Leonard Larch
- What's a Class Between Friends? (1971) ... Leonard Larch
 1971 Alexander the Greatest (TV Series)
Barney (1971)
 1971 Rembrandt (TV Movie)
Menasseh
 1970 Ryan International (TV Series)
 1970 Diamond Crack Diamond (TV Series)
Witherspoon
- Diamond c/o Terson (1970) ... Witherspoon
- Diamond v. Diamond (1970) ... Witherspoon
 1970 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Mr. Joy
- Antique Death: Part 2 (1970) ... Mr. Joy
 1970 Department S (TV Series)
Esplin
- A Fish Out of Water (1970) ... Esplin
 1970 The Kremlin Letter
Police Doctor
 1970 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Doctor Cholmond
- Somebody Just Walked Over My Grave (1970) ... Doctor Cholmond
 1970/I Images (Short)
William Henry Fox Talbot (voice)
 1969 The Looking Glass War
East German Detective
 1968 Frontier (TV Series)
Munshi
- Dasturi (1968) ... Munshi
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Mr. Finch
- Born Victim (1968) ... Mr. Finch
 1965-1968 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Moynier / Schmidt / Syme / ...
- The Fanatics (1968) ... Moynier
- Firebrand (1967) ... Schmidt
- Enter Solly Gold (1965) ... Morry Swartz
 1967 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Palma
- The Man Who Stood Still (1967) ... Palma
 1967 To Sir, with Love
Mr. Pinkus (uncredited)
 1967 The Rat Catchers (TV Series)
Vol
- Retribution Amsterdam (1967) ... Vol
- Big Grab - Amsterdam (1967) ... Vol
 1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Dr. Duval
- Too Many Cooks (1966) ... Dr. Duval
 1966 The Saint (TV Series)
Jonkheer
- The Angel's Eye (1966) ... Jonkheer
 1966 The Schoolmaster (TV Movie)
Headmaster
 1966 Rasputin: The Mad Monk
Foxy Face (uncredited)
 1965 Up Jumped a Swagman
Phil Myers
 1965 The Mask of Janus (TV Series)
Hamil
- Arms and the Men (1965) ... Hamil
 1965 The Third Man (TV Series)
Bartolas Zaracasta
- Man at the Top (1965) ... Bartolas Zaracasta
 1965 The Little Ones
Child Welfare Officer
 1964 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Porcello
- Malatesta (1964) ... Porcello
 1964 Curtain of Fear (TV Series)
Dr. Friedland
 1964 Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
Bertuccio
- An End to Revenge ... Bertuccio
 1964 The Hidden Truth (TV Series)
Suphodes
- One for the Road (1964) ... Suphodes
 1960-1964 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Jack Bates / Lennie Riggs
- The Hoarders (1964) ... Jack Bates
- The Final Chase (1960) ... Lennie Riggs
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series)
Saphodes
- Not Quite Fully Covered (1963) ... Saphodes
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
Lao Han
- The Dragon Slayer (1963) ... Lao Han
 1963 Crane (TV Series)
Rabbi
- The Executioners (1963) ... Rabbi
 1963 The Small World of Sammy Lee
Maurice 'Morrie' Bellman
 1962 Hotel Paradiso (TV Movie)
Boniface
 1962 Lawrence of Arabia
Bartender in Officer's Club (uncredited)
 1962 Man of the World (TV Series)
Zapata
- The Sentimental Agent (1962) ... Zapata
 1962 The Sword in the Web (TV Series)
Claude Garnier
- The Informer (1962) ... Claude Garnier
 1962 Saki (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Scarrick
- Episode #1.3 (1962) ... Mr. Scarrick
 1962 Supercar (TV Series)
Professor Rudolph Popkiss / Masterspy / Various Characters
- King Kool (1962) ... Professor Rudolph Popkiss / Masterspy / Various Characters
- Transatlantic Cable (1962) ... Professor Rudolph Popkiss / Masterspy / Various Characters
- Jail Break (1962) ... Professor Rudolph Popkiss / Masterspy / Various Characters
- Atomic Witch Hunt (1962) ... Professor Rudolph Popkiss / Masterspy / Various Characters
 1961 The Pursuers
Karl Luther
 1960-1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
Luis / Pietro
- The Hired Assassin (1961) ... Luis
- Colonel Rodriguez (1960) ... Pietro
 1961 The Terror of the Tongs (uncredited)
 1961 Rashomon (TV Movie)
The Wigmaker
 1961 An Enemy of the People (TV Series)
Aslaksen
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... Aslaksen
 1961 Return of a Stranger
Homer Trent
 1960 The Boy Who Stole a Million
Bank Clerk
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Dr. Schmidt-Lausitz
- Summer Theatre: The Devil's General (1960) ... Dr. Schmidt-Lausitz
 1960 Follow That Horse!
Dr. Spiegel
 1960 Never Let Go
Cypriot
 1959-1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Slade / Gamel
- The Three Keys (1960) ... Slade
- Slave Ship (1959) ... Gamel
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
Lombardi
- The Marino Case (1960) ... Lombardi
 1959 SOS Pacific
Louis
 1959 Sunday's Child (TV Series)
Mr. Pettigrew
- Sunday Closing (1959) ... Mr. Pettigrew
 1959 Breakout
Lt. Cyriakos Coutoules
 1958 Room 43
Willie
 1958 The Silent Enemy
Miguel
 1958 The Man Who Sold Death (TV Movie)
Grubbe
 1957 English Family Robinson (TV Mini-Series)
 1957 Miracle in Soho
Mr. Swoboda
 1957 Pickup Alley
Warden
 1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Medical Officer
- All Correct, Sir (1956) ... Medical Officer
 1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Gaston
- Someone Outside (1956) ... Gaston
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
Zorba
- Athens (1956) ... Zorba
 1956 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series)
Bibot
- Lady in Distress (1956) ... Bibot
- Sir Percy's Wager (1956) ... Bibot
 1955 Three Empty Rooms (TV Movie)
Dr. Ferrara
 1955 Quatermass II (TV Mini-Series)
Control Assistant
- The Destroyers (1955) ... Control Assistant
 1955 Round at the Redways (TV Series)
Antique Dealer
- Episode #1.7 (1955) ... Antique Dealer
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He acted in Ben Jonson's play, "Volpone," at the Almeida Theatre in London, England with Ian McDiarmid, Denis Lawson, Philip Locke, Darlene Johnson, and Marc Warren in the cast. Nicholas Hytner was director. See more »
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Has acted in both the James Bond Franchise and the Doctor Who Franchise (four roles).

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