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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), A Loan from Lorenzo (1953) and The Earth Dies Screaming (1964). He died on July 20, 2013 in Spain. See full bio »

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(age 79) in Spain

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Known For

In Search of the Castaways
In Search of the Castaways South American Guide
(1962)
A Loan from Lorenzo
A Loan from Lorenzo Lorenzo de Medici
(1953)
Carry On... Up the Khyber
Carry On... Up the Khyber Bungdit Din's servant
(1968)

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 1972 Pretenders (TV Series)
Boyse / Anthony Boyse
- The Last Battle (1972) ... Boyse
- Into Battle (1972) ... Boyse
- Prince of Avalon (1972) ... Anthony 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)
James
- Cash and Carry (1971) ... James
 1968 Carry On... Up the Khyber
Bungdit Din's servant
 1967 Some May Live
Inspector Sung
 1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
- Pitchi Poi (1967)
 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)
Atar
- Flight Plan (1966) ... Atar
 1966 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
Ahmed
- Allah Is Not Always with You (1966) ... Ahmed
 1966 King of the River (TV Series)
Leonov
- Foreign Invasion (1966) ... Leonov
 1966 The Spies (TV Series)
Lieutenant Koshto
- Don't Go Away, This'll Kill You (1966) ... Lieutenant Koshto
 1965 The Sullavan Brothers (TV Series)
Ali Singh
- The Men on the Dolman Islands (1965) ... Ali Singh
 1965 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Chatterjee
- The Avenger (1965) ... Chatterjee
 1964 Z Cars (TV Series)
Guido Gatti
- Inside Job (1964) ... Guido Gatti
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
Pablo
- Castles in Spain (1964) ... Pablo
 1963 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Kulil
- The Case of the Knotted Scarf (1963) ... Kulil
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Tony
 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 Compact (TV Series)
Simon Lesser
- Weekend Plans (1962) ... Simon Lesser
- Looking Ahead (1962) ... Simon Lesser
- Comings and Goings (1962) ... Simon Lesser
- Barbecue (1962) ... Simon Lesser
 1962 Play It Cool
Reporter #1 (uncredited)
 1961 Frontier Drums (TV Series)
Azim Khan
- The Vengeance of Kardar Khan (1961) ... Azim Khan
- The Claw of the Tiger (1961) ... Azim Khan
- Soldier of the Queen (1961) ... Azim Khan
 1961 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Chattalal
- The Omega Mystery (1961) ... Chattalal
 1960 Paul of Tarsus (TV Series)
Mark / Aristarchus
- Diana of the Ephesians (1960) ... Aristarchus
- To the Gentiles (1960) ... Mark
- From Saul to Paul (1960) ... Mark
- Herod the King (1960) ... Mark
- Simon Peter (1960) ... Mark
 1960 Without the Grail (TV Movie)
Seri
 1959 The Stranglers of Bombay
Gopali Das (uncredited)
 1959 Charlesworth (TV Series)
 1957 Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! (TV Series)
Nicholas
- Santa Claus in a Jeep (1957) ... Nicholas
 1950-1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Gaston / Tommy Read
- The End of the Summer (1957) ... Gaston
- Wild Justice (1950) ... Tommy Read
 1956 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series)
A soldier / A young soldier / Second soldier
- Episode #1.5 (1956) ... A soldier
- Episode #1.4 (1956) ... A young soldier
- Episode #1.2 (1956) ... Second soldier
 1955 The Prince and the Pauper (TV Series)
Youth
- Prison (1955) ... Youth
 1954 Conflict of Wings
Corporal, Flying Control
 1953 A Loan from Lorenzo (TV Movie)
Lorenzo de Medici
 1953 The Flower on the Thorn Tree (TV Movie)
Jared
 1952 A Time to Be Born (TV Movie)
Shepherd's child
 1952 Florentine Bronze (TV Short)
Rossi
 1952 The Florentine Painting (TV Short)
Rossi
 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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English Actor Brother of Actor Jeremy Spenser who played "Young Prince Nikolaus von Karpathien" in the Movie " The Prince and the Showgirl" 1957 with Marilyn Monroe. See more »

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