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David Spenser (1934–2013)

David Spenser was born on March 12, 1934 in Colombo, Ceylon as David De Saram. He was an actor and director, known for In Search of the Castaways (1962), The Earth Dies Screaming (1964) and Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968). He died on July 20, 2013 in Spain. See full bio »


(age 79) in Spain

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 1972 Pretenders (TV Series)
- The Last Battle (1972) ... Boyse
- Into Battle (1972) ... Boyse
 1970-1972 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Prince of Morocco / Soldier / Seyton
- The Cherry Orchard (1971) ... Soldier
- Macbeth (1970) ... Seyton
 1971 Play for Today (TV Series)
Derek Patterson
- Michael Regan (1971) ... Derek Patterson
 1971 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
- Cash and Carry (1971) ... James
 1968 Carry On... Up the Khyber
Bungdit Din's servant
 1967 Some May Live
Inspector Sung
 1967 Pitchi Poi (TV Movie)
 1967 Battle Beneath the Earth
Maj. Chai
 1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Inspector Long
- Two and Two Make Twenty Two (1967) ... Inspector Long
 1966 The Saint (TV Series)
- Flight Plan (1966) ... Atar
 1966 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
- Allah Is Not Always with You (1966) ... Ahmed
 1966 King of the River (TV Series)
- Foreign Invasion (1966) ... Leonov
 1966 The Spies (TV Series)
Lieutenant Koshto
- Don't Go Away, This'll Kill You (1966) ... Lieutenant Koshto
 1965 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
- The Avenger (1965) ... Chatterjee
 1964 Z Cars (TV Series)
Guido Gatti
- Inside Job (1964) ... Guido Gatti
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
- Castles in Spain (1964) ... Pablo
 1963 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
- The Case of the Knotted Scarf (1963) ... Kulil
 1963 Secret Beneath the Sea (TV Series)
Prof. Soobiah
 1962 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Flasher Morgan
- Unfinished Business (1962) ... Flasher Morgan
 1962 In Search of the Castaways
South American Guide
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series)
Robert Coster / Trevor Lomas
- The Ballad of Peckham Rye (1962) ... Trevor Lomas
 1962 Play It Cool
Reporter #1 (uncredited)
 1961 Frontier Drums (TV Series)
Azim Khan
- Soldier of the Queen (1961) ... Azim Khan
 1961 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- The Omega Mystery (1961) ... Chattalal
 1960 Paul of Tarsus (TV Series)
Mark / St. Mark
- To the Gentiles (1960) ... Mark
 1960 Without the Grail (TV Movie)
 1959 The Stranglers of Bombay
Gopali Das (uncredited)
 1957 Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! (TV Series)
- Santa Claus in a Jeep (1957) ... Nicholas
 1954 Conflict of Wings
Corporal, Flying Control
 1951 The Bell Family (TV Series)
Paul Bell
- The School Play (1951) ... Paul Bell
- Auditions (1951) ... Paul Bell
- Plans and Problems (1951) ... Paul Bell
- Angus's Birthday (1951) ... Paul Bell
- Is It Mumps? (1951) ... Paul Bell
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He started out as a child actor at the age of 11, starring in the title role of the radio play "Just William"(1948). He returned to radio in his later years as a producer of radio plays for the BBC. See more »

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