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Harry Towb (1925–2009)

Harry Towb was born on July 27, 1925 in Larne, County Antrim, Ireland. He was an actor, known for Barry Lyndon (1975), The Blue Max (1966) and Lamb (1985). He was married to Diana Hoddinott. He died on July 24, 2009 in London, England. See full bio »

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 2009 Gardens with Red Roses (Short)
Grandad # 2
 2001-2007 The Bill (TV Series)
Frank Kennedy / Harry Taylor / George Watt
- 485 (2007) ... Harry Taylor
- 206 (2004) ... George Watt
- The Leopard: Part 2 (2001) ... Frank Kennedy
- The Leopard: Part 1 (2001) ... Frank Kennedy
- PC Smith (2001) ... Frank Kennedy
 1992-2006 Casualty (TV Series)
Victor Brook / Sam Kelvin
- The Sunny Side of the Street: Part 1 (2006) ... Victor Brook
- Tender Loving Care (1992) ... Sam Kelvin
 2006 The 10th Man (Short)
Sid
 2005 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Hugo Cummins
- Mastermind (2005) ... Hugo Cummins
 2004 My Dad's the Prime Minister (TV Series)
Backbencher
- Exam (2004) ... Backbencher
 2003 Cheeky
Mr. Oates
 2003 Conspiracy of Silence
Father Doherty
 2002 Doctors (TV Series)
Charlie Mills
- Attention (2002) ... Charlie Mills
 2001 Holby City (TV Series)
Jack Herrmann
- Family Ties (2001) ... Jack Herrmann
 2000 The Most Fertile Man in Ireland
Uncle Eugene
 1998 Comedy Nation (TV Series)
Various Roles
 1996 Moll Flanders
Magistrate
 1994 The Day Today (TV Series)
- Factgasm (1994)
 1993 Brighton Belles (TV Series)
Michael
 1992 Screen One (TV Series)
George Empson
- Trust Me (1992) ... George Empson
 1992 The Camomile Lawn (TV Mini-Series)
Stranger
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Stranger
 1991 So You Think You've Got Troubles (TV Series)
George Nathan
- Getting It Off Your Chest (1991) ... George Nathan
- South of the Border (1991) ... George Nathan
 1987-1990 Home James! (TV Series)
Henry Compton
- Sweet P.A. (1990) ... Henry Compton
- Anyone for Tennis? (1988) ... Henry Compton
- It All Comes Out in the Wash (1987) ... Henry Compton
- Thinkin' on Your Feet (1987) ... Henry Compton
 1988 Turn on to T-Bag (TV Series)
Police Chief O' Reilly
- Gangsters (1988) ... Police Chief O' Reilly
 1987 Lost Belongings (TV Mini-Series)
Roy Connell
- House on Fire (1987) ... Roy Connell
- The American Friend (1987) ... Roy Connell
- Lenny Leaps In (1987) ... Roy Connell
- Buck Alec (1987) ... Roy Connell
- Deirdre (1987) ... Roy Connell
 1986 Paradise Postponed (TV Mini-Series)
Jack Polefax
- Living in the Past (1986) ... Jack Polefax
 1986 Jossy's Giants (TV Series)
- Final Demand (1986)
 1986 If Tomorrow Comes (TV Mini-Series)
Conductor
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Conductor
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Conductor
 1986 Constant Hot Water (TV Series)
Jackson
- Full House (1986) ... Jackson
 1985 Lamb
Priest
 1984 You and Me (TV Series)
 1983 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Buzz
- Five Go Mad on Mescalin (1983) ... Buzz
 1983 Pictures (TV Mini-Series)
Ziggy Olman
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Ziggy Olman
 1981 Cowboys (TV Movie)
 1981 The Gentle Touch (TV Series)
Martin Hersh
- Scapegoat (1981) ... Martin Hersh
 1981 The Manions of America (TV Mini-Series)
O'Connor
- Part I (1981) ... O'Connor
 1981 Funny Man (TV Series)
Myer
- Trumpet Voluntary (1981) ... Myer
- Side by Side (1981) ... Myer
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Maloney
- Elizabeth Alone: Part 3 (1981) ... Mr. Maloney
- Elizabeth Alone: Part 1 (1981) ... Mr. Maloney
 1980 Minder (TV Series)
Harry
- All Mod Cons (1980) ... Harry
 1980 The Professionals (TV Series)
Harry Spence
- Blood Sports (1980) ... Harry Spence
 1979 The Other Side (TV Series)
- A Greenish Man (1979)
 1978 Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse
Mr. Phillips
 1975 Barry Lyndon
Innkeeper
 1974 The Bunny Caper
Four Star General
 1974 Marked Personal (TV Series)
Bob Hammond
- Episode #1.88 (1974) ... Bob Hammond
- Episode #1.87 (1974) ... Bob Hammond
 1974 The Girl from Petrovka
American Reporter
 1974 Late Night Drama (TV Series)
The Controller
- Just Fine (1974) ... The Controller
 1974 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
PC Norman Hope
- The Art of Theft (1974) ... PC Norman Hope
 1974 Funny Ha-Ha (TV Series)
Geoff Carter
- Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bear? (1974) ... Geoff Carter
 1974 Doctor at Sea (TV Series)
Charlie
- Floating Profits (1974) ... Charlie
 1964-1974 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Fred / Bob Childs / Reg Bishop / ...
- A Sense of Guilt (1974) ... Fred
- Reluctant Witness (1969) ... Bob Childs
- You Can't Buy a Miracle (1966) ... Reg Bishop
- The Night Man (1964) ... Frankie Stern
- Missing (1964) ... Connor
 1974 Crown Court (TV Series)
Patrick McGinty
- The Dogs: Part 3 (1974) ... Patrick McGinty
 1973 Emmerdale (TV Series)
Harry Dent
- Episode #1.123 (1973) ... Harry Dent
 1973 Late Night Theatre (TV Series)
Gordie
- Three Card Trick (1973) ... Gordie
 1973 The Fenn Street Gang (TV Series)
Nick
- After the Ball (1973) ... Nick
 1973 Hey Brian! (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1973)
 1973 Harriet's Back in Town (TV Series)
Sean McGuire / Harry
- Episode #1.36 (1973) ... Harry
- Episode #1.35 (1973) ... Harry
- Episode #1.34 (1973) ... Sean McGuire
- Episode #1.33 (1973) ... Sean McGuire
- Episode #1.28 (1973) ... Sean McGuire
 1972 Some Kind of Hero
Mannie Greenbaum
 1972 Island of the Great Yellow Ox (TV Mini-Series)
Captain
- Episode #1.3 (1972) ... Captain
- Episode #1.2 (1972) ... Captain
- Episode #1.1 (1972) ... Captain
 1962-1972 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Bertram / First Workman / Enoch O'Connor
- The Stumbling Block (1972) ... Mr. Bertram
- The Folk Singer (1972) ... First Workman
- The Sin Shifter (1962) ... Enoch O'Connor
 1972 Play for Today (TV Series)
Sash Walker
- Carson Country (1972) ... Sash Walker
 1972 Sez Les (TV Series)
- Episode #5.6 (1972)
 1962-1972 Z Cars (TV Series)
Dixie Conlan / Ted Crowther / Joe Rankin / ...
- Haggar (1972) ... Edward Sutcliffe
- The Exiles: Part 2 (1969) ... Dixie Conlan
- The Exiles: Part 1 (1969) ... Dixie Conlan
- The Saint of Concrete Canyon: Part 2 (1968) ... Ted Crowther
- The Saint of Concrete Canyon: Part 1 (1968) ... Ted Crowther
 1971-1972 Tottering Towers (TV Series)
Hairy O'Hara
- Bats in the Belfry and Other Places (1972) ... Hairy O'Hara
- Episode #1.12 (1972) ... Hairy O'Hara
- Episode #1.11 (1971) ... Hairy O'Hara
- Episode #1.10 (1971) ... Hairy O'Hara
- Episode #1.9 (1971) ... Hairy O'Hara
 1971 Carry on at Your Convenience
Doctor in Film
 1971 Owen, M.D. (TV Series)
Harry Knox
- The Whole Hog, Part 2 (1971) ... Harry Knox
- The Whole Hog, Part 1 (1971) ... Harry Knox
 1969-1971 The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (TV Series)
Lew Kassio / Sullivan
- The Willing Victim (1971) ... Lew Kassio
- The Green Mamba (1969) ... Sullivan
 1965-1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Matt / Pawnbroker
- Listen to the Drums (1971) ... Matt
 1970 Wreckers at Dead Eye (TV Mini-Series)
Jake
- Shivering Sands (1970) ... Jake
- Ship in the Night (1970) ... Jake
- Boomer Hole (1970) ... Jake
- The Legend of Thriabbas (1970) ... Jake
- Hand of Evil (1970) ... Jake
 1969-1970 The Flaxton Boys (TV Series)
Michael / Daniel Shaw
- 1890: The Attempt (1970) ... Michael
- 1854: The Island (1969) ... Daniel Shaw
 1969-1970 Callan (TV Series)
Judd / Eric Marshall
- A Village Called 'G' (1970) ... Judd
- Where Else Could I Go? (1970) ... Judd
- Nice People Die at Home (1969) ... Eric Marshall
 1970 Patton
American GI Cook (uncredited)
 1969 Sexton Blake (TV Series)
Cauli
 1969 Parkin's Patch (TV Series)
Bennett
- Boys (1969) ... Bennett
 1969 The Best Things in Life (TV Series)
Landlord
- Episode #1.1 (1969) ... Landlord
 1969 How We Used to Live (TV Series)
Father
- In the Garden (1969) ... Father
 1964-1969 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Wilson / Wallace
- Big Ben (1969) ... Wilson
- The Big Fight (1964) ... Wallace
 1969 The First Lady (TV Series)
- Neighbours (1969)
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
George
- The Mission (1969) ... George
 1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Paxton
- Killer (1968) ... Paxton
 1968 Mr. Rose (TV Series)
Two Tone
- The Less-Than-Iron-Duke (1968) ... Two Tone
 1968 Prudence and the Pill
Racetrack Official
 1968 30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia
Mr. Woolley
 1967 Mogul (TV Series)
Calvin McQuitty
- Rest You Merry (1967) ... Calvin McQuitty
 1967 Escape (TV Series)
Murray
- Three to a Cell (1967) ... Murray
 1964-1967 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Jamie Galloway / Stewpot O'Malley
- Who Is This Mortimer? (1967) ... Jamie Galloway
- It's Coming Down Harder (1964) ... Stewpot O'Malley
 1967 Orlando (TV Series)
Barnaby
- Curtain up (1967) ... Barnaby
- Send for Fred Pinwaid (1967) ... Barnaby
- An Apple a Day (1967) ... Barnaby
- Clown on a Bike (1967) ... Barnaby
- The Show Must Go On (1967) ... Barnaby
 1966 King of the River (TV Series)
Irishman
- Keeping the Spirit Alive (1966) ... Irishman
 1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Ernie
- The Big Man Coughed and Died (1966) ... Ernie
 1966 The Spies (TV Series)
Tirovski
- It's Much Colder Where I Come From (1966) ... Tirovski
 1965 Front Page Story (TV Series)
Paddy Lucas
- Background Only: Not for Publication (1965) ... Paddy Lucas
- The Public Interest (1965) ... Paddy Lucas
- The Quiet Load (1965) ... Paddy Lucas
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Tod Cowan
- Big Fish, Little Fish (1964) ... Tod Cowan
 1964 Thorndyke (TV Series)
Ambrose
- The Mysterious Visitor (1964) ... Ambrose
 1964 Diary of a Young Man (TV Series)
1st Worker
- Marriage (1964) ... 1st Worker
- Money (1964) ... 1st Worker
 1964 Love Story (TV Series)
Barney
- Spare the Tears for Happiness (1964) ... Barney
 1964 The Valiant Varneys (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1964)
 1963-1964 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Harry Mason / Feyer
- Pay Up or Else (1964) ... Harry Mason
- The Menacing Mazurka (1963) ... Feyer
 1962-1964 The Saint (TV Series)
Johnny Anworth / Marty O'Conner
- The High Fence (1964) ... Johnny Anworth
- The Man Who Was Lucky (1962) ... Marty O'Conner
 1963 The Crimson Blade
Cobb (uncredited)
 1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Johnson
- The Reading Room (1963) ... Johnson
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Fred
- The Big Donkey (1963) ... Fred
 1962 Suspense (TV Series)
Chol / Radar Operator
- Needle Point (1962) ... Chol
- Course for Collision (1962) ... Radar Operator
 1962 All Night Long
Phales
 1961 Jacks and Knaves (TV Series)
Johnny Clancy
- It Was Doing Nothing (1961) ... Johnny Clancy
 1958-1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Howard How / Shawn Keogh / Officer O'Hara
- Fairy Tales of New York (1961) ... Howard How
- Playboy of the Western World (1958) ... Shawn Keogh
 1961 Rendezvous (TV Series)
Pat
- End of a Good Man (1961) ... Pat
 1960 Crossroads to Crime
Paddy
 1960 Who Pays the Piper? (TV Movie)
 1960 Scotland Yard (TV Series)
George Peterson
- Protection (1960) ... George Peterson
 1959 Murder at Site 3
Kenney
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
- A Box of Eyes (1959)
 1959 The 39 Steps
Harold (uncredited)
 1959 The Nightwatchman's Stories (TV Series)
Landlord
- Twin Spirits (1959) ... Landlord
 1959 Dial 999 (TV Series)
- Escape (1959)
 1959 The Vise (TV Series)
- The Last Chapter (1959)
 1958 Private Investigator (TV Series)
Wolf Belabotana
- The Missing Crucifix (1958) ... Wolf Belabotana
 1958 Sailor of Fortune (TV Series)
George Bradley
- The King's Four Wives (1958) ... George Bradley
 1957 The End of the Line
Vince
 1957 Stranger in Town
Café Attendant (uncredited)
 1956 Circus Friends
Larry
 1956 Joan and Leslie (TV Series)
 1956 Eyewitness
Sugdon
 1956 The March Hare
P.C. Dooney (uncredited)
 1956 Doublecross
Publican
 1955 The Time of His Life
Steele
 1955 Steve Hunter, Trouble Merchant (TV Series)
Wally Smith
- Episode dated 21 November 1955 (1955) ... Wally Smith
- Episode #1.2 (1955) ... Wally Smith
- Episode #1.1 (1955) ... Wally Smith
 1955 The Remarkable Case of Mr. Bruhl (TV Movie)
Commissioner O'Donnell
 1955 Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School (TV Series)
Cyrus Hoot
- Lord Billy Bunter (1955) ... Cyrus Hoot
 1951-1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Winthrop / Jerry Devine
- The Legend of Pepito (1955) ... Mr. Winthrop
 1955 Above Us the Waves
McCleery
 1955 A Prize of Gold
Benny
 1954-1955 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Brian O'Casey / Charlie Willis
- The Case of the Split Ticket (1955) ... Brian O'Casey (as Harris Towb)
- The Case of Harry Crocker (1954) ... Charlie Willis (as Harris Towb)
 1954 The Walking Stick (TV Movie)
Corky
 1954 The Sleeping Tiger
Harry, second criminal
 1954 Tyrant's Tower (TV Movie)
Babe Newcomb
 1954 John Wesley
Michael O'Rory
 1954 Lovers, Happy Lovers!
Stewart (uncredited)
 1953 The Teckman Biography (TV Series)
Drake
- The Proposition (1953) ... Drake
 1953 Escape by Night
Reporter (uncredited)
 1953 The Emperor Jones (TV Movie)
The auctioneer
 1953 Strictly Personal (TV Series)
Mark Leyroyd
- Double Barrels (1953) ... Mark Leyroyd
- Wacko Wainwright Gets Pranged (1953) ... Mark Leyroyd
- The Rev. Pinsent Explodes a Theory (1953) ... Mark Leyroyd
 1952 I'll Get You
Immigration Officer (uncredited)
 1952 Glory at Sea
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1951 The Quiet Woman
Jim Cranshaw
 1950 The Gentle Gunman (TV Movie)
Matt Sullivan
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(February 1996-June 1996; July 1996-September 1996; December 1996-February 1997) He acted in the Royal National Theatre repertoire season the Cottesloe Theatre; Laurence Olivier Theatre; and the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England in Bertolt Brecht's play, "Mother Courage and Her Children; Stephen Sondheim's musical, "A Little... See more »

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Character actor of Irish and Russian-Jewish descent. Grew up in Belfast, making his bow on stage at the Guildhall Theatre in Derry, in 1946. Began acting in England from the 1950's, over the years affiliated with the National Theatre, the Abbey and Gate Theatres in Dublin, and with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Prolific performer on British television in a wide variety of roles. In films, often ... See more »

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