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Sydney Tafler (1916–1979)

Sydney Tafler was born on July 31, 1916 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Alfie (1966) and The Lavender Hill Mob (1951). He was married to Joy Shelton. He died on November 8, 1979 in London. See full bio »

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(age 63) in London, England, UK

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 1980 The Enigma Files (TV Series)
Solly King
- The Sweeper (1980) ... Solly King
 1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
- Pews (1980)
 1979 Potter (TV Series)
Harry Tooms
 1978 Devenish (TV Series)
Sidney Bloom
- The Golf Merger (1978) ... Sidney Bloom
 1978 Do You Remember? (TV Series)
Solto
- Night School (1978) ... Solto
 1973-1977 Play for Today (TV Series)
Harry Perlman / Mr. Crowley
- Oy Vay Maria (1977) ... Harry Perlman
- Baby Blues (1973) ... Mr. Crowley
 1977 The Mike Reid Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1977)
 1976 Victorian Scandals (TV Series)
Achille Fould
- Skittles (1976) ... Achille Fould
 1976 Thriller (TV Series)
Sam Meadows
- Nightmare for a Nightingale (1976) ... Sam Meadows
 1976 Survivors (TV Series)
Manny
- Lights of London: Part 2 (1976) ... Manny
- Lights of London: Part 1 (1976) ... Manny
 1976 Yes, Honestly (TV Series)
Harry Burton
- Make Them Listen: Croon Anywhere (1976) ... Harry Burton
 1975 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Manny Bellow
- Trap (1975) ... Manny Bellow
 1975 Crown Court (TV Series)
Harry Simons
- Take Back Your Mink: Part 1 (1975) ... Harry Simons
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Haskelot
- A Sprig of Broom (1975) ... Haskelot
 1974 Village Hall (TV Series)
Arthur Bolton
- The Magic Sponge (1974) ... Arthur Bolton
 1974 Marked Personal (TV Series)
Cartwright
- Episode #1.60 (1974) ... Cartwright
- Episode #1.59 (1974) ... Cartwright
 1963-1974 Z Cars (TV Series)
Ray Dawson / Willy Tyndale / Wasilewski / ...
- Two Wise Monkeys (1974) ... Willy Tyndale
- Defection (1973) ... Wasilewski
- The Wrong Odds: Part 2 (1971) ... Ray Dawson
- The Wrong Odds: Part 1 (1971) ... Ray Dawson
- Daylight Robbery (1963) ... Oliver Snow
 1974 Vienna 1900 (TV Mini-Series)
Herr Klingemann
- The Spring Sonata (1974) ... Herr Klingemann
 1973 Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (TV Series)
Lockwood
- Frank and Marvin (1973) ... Lockwood
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Mr. Miller
- My Brother's House (1973) ... Mr. Miller
 1973 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Wyvern
- The Solid Gold Hearse (1973) ... Wyvern
 1971-1972 Alexander the Greatest (TV Series)
Joe.Green
- Renata's Secret Affair (1972) ... Joe.Green
- Sam Leaves Home (1972) ... Joe.Green
- The 21 Year Itch (1972) ... Joe.Green
- Kicking the Filthy Habit (1972) ... Joe.Green
- Israel Needs You (1972) ... Joe.Green
 1971 Danger Point
Man
 1971 Misleading Cases (TV Series)
Mr. Benkle
- Regina Versus Sagittarius (1971) ... Mr. Benkle
 1970 Waugh on Crime (TV Series)
Mallows
 1970 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Danski
- The Style of the Countess (1970) ... Danski
 1970 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Sir Adolphus Bland
- The Alien Corn (1970) ... Sir Adolphus Bland
 1970 The Adventurers
Col. Gutierrez (as Sidney Tafler)
 1966-1970 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Blaustein / Arthur Bradshaw
- The Cellar and the Almond Tree (1970) ... Blaustein
- Way Off Beat (1966) ... Arthur Bradshaw
 1964-1969 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mr. Green / Peter Cassidy / Ralph Edwards
- Bobby (1969) ... Mr. Green
- The Fourth Finger (1966) ... Peter Cassidy
- Don't Play with Fire (1964) ... Ralph Edwards
 1969 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Mr. Maddox-Smith
- Episode #1.927 (1969) ... Mr. Maddox-Smith
- Episode #1.926 (1969) ... Mr. Maddox-Smith
 1969 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Zinneman
- The Ring (1969) ... Zinneman
 1968 The Ugliest Girl in Town (TV Series)
Bert Pooley
- Popped Star (1968) ... Bert Pooley
 1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Reynolds
- Castle in the Clouds (1968) ... Reynolds
 1967 Berserk
Harrison Liston
 1966 Runaway Railway
Mr. Jones
 1966 The Sandwich Man
First Fish Porter
 1966 Alfie
Frank
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Shamrayef / Finkelstein
- The Seagull (1966) ... Shamrayef
- Focus (1966) ... Finkelstein
 1965 Promise Her Anything
Panel Participant
 1965 A Slight Case of... (TV Series)
- Exposure (1965)
 1961-1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Marty Cook / Charlie Monkton / Lew Hemming
- To Find a Fox (1965) ... Marty Cook
- Solomon Dancey's Luck (1963) ... Charlie Monkton
- The Slippery Deck (1961) ... Lew Hemming
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Gabriel Lyon
- Big Fish, Little Fish (1964) ... Gabriel Lyon
 1964 The 7th Dawn
Tom, Chief Petty Officer
 1959-1962 The Third Man (TV Series)
George Freeman / Abu Said
- A Question of Libel (1962) ... George Freeman
- Harry Lime and the King (1959) ... Abu Said
 1962 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Lionel
- The Channel Swimmer (1962) ... Lionel
 1961 Hamlet (TV Series)
Claudius
- Hamlet: Part 5 (1961) ... Claudius
- Hamlet: Part 4 (1961) ... Claudius
- Hamlet: Part 3 (1961) ... Claudius
- Hamlet: Part 2 (1961) ... Claudius
- Hamlet: Part 1 (1961) ... Claudius
 1961 Here's Harry (TV Series)
- The Voice (1961)
 1961 Three Live Wires (TV Series)
 1961 A Weekend with Lulu
Stationmaster
 1961 Carry on Regardless
Strip Club Manager
 1961 Beware of Children
Mr. Rockbottom
 1961 The Arthur Askey Show (TV Series)
Oscar Lamouche
- The Movie Mogul (1961) ... Oscar Lamouche
 1961 Five Golden Hours
Alfredo
 1960 The Bulldog Breed
Speedboat owner
 1960 Danger Man (TV Series)
Mikhail Radek
- The Sisters (1960) ... Mikhail Radek
 1960 Make Mine Mink
Lionel Spanager
 1960 Skywatch
Ted Green
 1960 An Arabian Night (TV Movie)
Samit
 1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Gregor
- Bridge of Sighs (1960) ... Gregor
 1960 Let's Get Married
Pendle
 1960 Bottoms Up
Sid Biggs
 1960 Sink the Bismarck!
First Workman
 1959 Tommy the Toreador
Ramon (uncredited)
 1959 Follow a Star
Pendlebury
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Club Manager
- Dark as the Night (1959) ... Club Manager
 1959 The Crowning Touch
Joe
 1959 Alfred Marks Time (TV Series)
- Episode #4.4 (1959)
 1959 Too Many Crooks
Solicitor
 1958-1959 Dial 999 (TV Series)
Smiler Harris / Mick Coletta
- Night Mail (1959) ... Smiler Harris
- The Killing Job (1958) ... Mick Coletta
 1959 Glencannon (TV Series)
Mr. Daninds
- The Masked Monster (1959) ... Mr. Daninds
 1958 The Bank Raiders
Bernie Shelton
 1958 Dick and the Duchess (TV Series)
Giuseppe
- Bank Robbery (1958)
- The Italian Maid (1958) ... Giuseppe
 1958 East End, West End (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1958)
 1957 Angel Pavement (TV Series)
Mr. Golspie
- Episode #1.1 (1957) ... Mr. Golspie
 1957 The Surgeon's Knife
Dr. Hearne
 1957 Booby Trap
Mr. Hunter
 1957 Pickup Alley
Curtis
 1957 The Gentle Killers (TV Series)
Dr. Julian Goldsworthy
 1957 The Counterfeit Plan
Harry Flint
 1956 Reach for the Sky
Robert Desoutter
 1956 Fire Maidens of Outer Space
Dr. Higgins
 1956 The Third Key
Mr. Stone
 1956 Guilty?
Camino
 1955 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Harry Bryant
- Death Trap (1955) ... Harry Bryant
 1955 The Way Out
Alf Cressett
 1955 The Cockleshell Heroes
Policeman
 1955 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Nacky
- The Pay Off (1955) ... Nacky
 1955 Curtains for Harry (TV Movie)
 1955 The Hole in the Wall (TV Movie)
Viney
 1955 The Woman for Joe
Butch
 1955 A Kid for Two Farthings
Madam Rita
 1955 The Glass Tomb
Rorke (as Sidney Tafler)
 1954 The Sea Shall Not Have Them
Cpl. Robb
 1954 Shop Spoiled
Alex Fraser
 1953 The Saint's Girl Friday
Max Lennar (as Sidney Tafler)
 1953 The Square Ring
1st Wiseacre
 1953 Johnny on the Run
Harry
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
 1953 There Was a Young Lady
Johnny
 1952 The Floating Dutchman
Victor Skinner
 1952 The Assassin
Boldesca
 1950-1952 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Chauvelin / Professor Frey / Alexander Lopakhin / ...
- Her Royal Highness (1952) ... Professor Frey
- The Seagull (1950) ... Dorn
 1952 Time, Gentlemen, Please!
Joseph Spink
 1952 Back to Methuselah (TV Series)
Ghost of Cain / Cain
- As Far as Thought Can Reach (1952) ... Ghost of Cain
- In the Beginning (1952) ... Cain
 1952 The Hundred Hour Hunt
Brett
 1952 Wide Boy
Benny
 1952 Secret People
Syd Burnett
 1952 Blind Man's Bluff
Ricky Martin
 1951 What Happens to Love (TV Movie)
Bill
 1951 Hotel Sahara
Corporal Pullar
 1951 Chelsea Story
Fletcher Gilchrist
 1951 The Lavender Hill Mob
Clayton
 1951 The Galloping Major
Mr. Leon
 1951 Scarlet Thread
Marcon
 1951 Assassin for Hire
Antonio Riccardi
 1950 Assassin for Hire (TV Movie)
Tony Riccardi
 1950 Once a Sinner
Jimmy Smart
 1950 Dance Hall
Jim Fairfax - Dance Hall Manager
 1949 Passport to Pimlico
Fred Cowan
 1948 The Little Ballerina (uncredited)
 1948 No Room at the Inn
Stranger
 1948 Dulcimer Street
Nighclub Receptionist
 1948 The Monkey's Paw
The Dealer
 1948 Uneasy Terms
Maysin
 1947 Busman's Honeymoon (TV Movie)
Mr. MacBride
 1947 Mr. Gladstone (TV Movie)
Benjamin Disraeli
 1944 Information Please (Short)
Turner (uncredited)
 1941 Bombsight Stolen
RAF Officer (uncredited)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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He acted in the play, "Not in the Book," at the Criterion Theatre in London, England with Wilfred Hyde White, Avice Landon, Charles Heslop, Philip Guard, and Martin Wyldeck in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sidney Tafler
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Brother of Sheila Aza and uncle of actress-turned-journalist Gillian Gore (1954-2010) and actor-turned-editor/location manager Graham Aza. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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