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Vladek Sheybal (1923–1992)

Looking back at his filmography, it isn't difficult to imagine Vladek Sheybal in a scene, lobbing Molotov cocktails at advancing German troops, against a backdrop of war-torn Warsaw. However, this part of his life played out for real. A member of the Polish underground, he was twice captured and interred in concentration camps. Both times he ... See full bio »

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(age 69) in London, England, UK

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 1992 The Bill (TV Series)
Mr. Lederman
- Sympathy for the Devil (1992) ... Mr. Lederman
 1992 Double X: The Name of the Game
Pawnbroker
 1990 After Midnight
Hiyam El-Alfi (The Hotel Manager)
 1990 Strike It Rich
Kinski
 1989 Le bateau bar (Short)
 1989 Champagne Charlie (TV Movie)
Le comte Plasky
 1987 Network 7 (TV Series) (Flesh and Blood segment)
 1984 The Jigsaw Man
Gen. Zorin
 1984 Memed My Hawk
Ali
 1983 Marco Polo (TV Mini-Series)
Prosecuting Reverend
- Episode #1.8 (1983) ... Prosecuting Reverend
 1982 Smiley's People (TV Mini-Series)
Otto Leipzig
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... Otto Leipzig
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Otto Leipzig
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Otto Leipzig
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Otto Leipzig
 1980 Shogun (TV Movie)
Captain Ferriera
 1980 Shogun (TV Mini-Series)
Captain Ferriera
 1980 The Ghost Sonata (TV Movie)
Bengtsson
 1979 Quest of Eagles (TV Series)
Priest
- Decision (1979) ... Priest
- Chase (1979) ... Priest
- Memories (1979) ... Priest
- Enigma (1979) ... Priest
- Treasure (1979) ... Priest
 1979 Avalanche Express
Zannbin (as Vladets Shebal)
 1979 The Lady Vanishes
Trainmaster
 1977 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mr. Morango
- The Kitchen (1977) ... Mr. Morango
 1977 Supernatural (TV Mini-Series)
Herr Hubert
- Night of the Marionettes (1977) ... Herr Hubert
 1977 Gulliver's Travels (voice)
 1976 Hamlet
Player Queen / Lucianus / 1st Player
 1976 The New Avengers (TV Series)
Zarcardi
- Cat Amongst the Pigeons (1976) ... Zarcardi
 1976 The Sell-Out
Dutchman
 1976 Rogue's Rock (TV Series)
Boris Lubchenko
- Invasion (1976) ... Boris Lubchenko
- Intrepid (1976) ... Boris Lubchenko
- Minisub (1976) ... Boris Lubchenko
- Crisis! (1976) ... Boris Lubchenko
- Taped! (1976) ... Boris Lubchenko
 1976 House of Pleasure for Women
Francesco
 1975 The Wind and the Lion
The Bashaw
 1974 No, Honestly (TV Series)
Giovanianni
- Only Make Believe (1974) ... Giovanianni
 1974 The Kiss of Death
Portiere d'albergo
 1974 S*P*Y*S
Borisenko (Russian Spy Chief)
 1974 Dial M for Murder (TV Series)
Yerimenko
- The Man in the Middle (1974) ... Yerimenko
 1974 QB VII (TV Mini-Series)
Sobotnik
- Part Three (1974) ... Sobotnik
- Part One & Two (1974) ... Sobotnik
 1974 Napoleon and Love (TV Mini-Series)
Prince Poniatowski
- Maria Walewska (1974) ... Prince Poniatowski
 1974 Shado
 1973 Scorpio
Zemetkin
 1972 The Protectors (TV Series)
Sandor Karoleon
- Brother Hood (1972) ... Sandor Karoleon
 1972 The Spy's Wife (Short)
Vladek
 1971 The Boy Friend
De Thrill
 1971 Puppet on a Chain
Meegeren
 1971 The Last Valley
Mathias
 1970 Play for Today (TV Series)
Hans Weider
- A Distant Thunder (1970) ... Hans Weider
 1970 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Otto Zobel
- First You Eat: Later We Ruin You (1970) ... Otto Zobel
 1970 Leo the Last
Laszlo, Leo's Aide
 1970 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Joseph Goebbels
 1969 Strange Report (TV Series)
Kulik
 1969 Mosquito Squadron
Lieutenant Schack
 1969 Callan (TV Series)
Dicer
 1968 The Limbo Line
Oleg
 1968 The Champions (TV Series)
Max Kellor
- The Dark Island (1968) ... Max Kellor
 1968 Deadfall
Dr. Delgado
 1968 To Grab the Ring
Mijnheer Smith
 1967 The Fearless Vampire Killers
Herbert (voice)
 1967 Billion Dollar Brain
Dr. Eiwort
 1967 Casino Royale
Le Chiffre's Auctioneer
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Narrator
- Amerika (1966) ... Narrator (voice)
 1966 The Saint (TV Series)
Nikita Roskin
- The Helpful Pirate (1966) ... Nikita Roskin
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Lt. Josef Dyboski
- Silence Is the Enemy (1966) ... Lt. Josef Dyboski
 1965-1966 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
Yasha Saroya / Max Opals
- How to Rob a Bank - And Get Away with It (1966) ... Yasha Saroya
- Tell the Truth (1965) ... Max Opals
 1966 The Baron (TV Series)
Reiner
- And Suddenly You're Dead (1966) ... Reiner
 1965 The Big Spender (TV Series)
Lamarck
 1965 Return from the Ashes
Manager
 1965 Mogul (TV Series)
Herr Lenz
- The Schloss Belt (1965) ... Herr Lenz
 1965 Monitor (TV Series documentary)
Pierre Louis / Film Director
- The Debussy Film (1965) ... Pierre Louis / Film Director
 1965 R3 (TV Series)
Jan Wolkowski
- A Whole Lot of Reasons (1965) ... Jan Wolkowski
 1964 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Tewfick
- Fish on the Hook (1964) ... Tewfick
 1964 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
William Jones
- Wild Goose Chase (1964) ... William Jones
 1961-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Klaus / Gutman / Mr. Prizborski
- The Other Man (1964) ... Klaus
- Camino Real (1964) ... Gutman
 1963 Z Cars (TV Series)
Yador
- Daylight Robbery (1963) ... Yador
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series)
Arva
- Meet My Son, Henry (1963) ... Arva
 1963 The Birth of a Private Man (TV Movie)
Jurek Stypulkowsky
 1957 Trzy kobiety
Gestapo Officer (as Wladyslaw Sheybal)
 1957 Kanal
Michal 'Ogromny', the composer (as Wladyslaw Sheybal)
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Alternate Names:

Vladets Shebal | Wladyslaw Sheybal
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Personal Quote:

I'd rather not watch myself on the screen because I get angry and ask, "Why did I do that?"

Trivia:

Was friends with Sean Connery, who convinced him to take the part of Kroonsteen in From Russia with Love (1963), Sheybal's first international film. The part brought him to the attention of other producers and launched his long career of playing villains in international productions. See more »

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