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Ralph Truman (1900–1977)

Veteran British character player Ralph Truman was a pioneer radio actor and appeared in over 5000 broadcasts during his career. Born in London at the turn of the century, his overall film career was commendable but less enviable than his voice work on the airwaves. Originally from the stage, he had just finished a run of "Josef Suss" in 1930 when ... See full bio »

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 1973 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Foreign Secretary
- The Secret of the Foxhunter (1973) ... Foreign Secretary
 1973 The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (TV Mini-Series)
General Fentiman
- Mysterious Circumstances (1973) ... General Fentiman
 1972 Lady Caroline Lamb
Admiral
 1971 Jason King (TV Series)
Stevens
- A Red Red Rose Forever (1971) ... Stevens
 1970 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Reginald Crowther
- Settlement Day (1970) ... Reginald Crowther
 1962 The Cheaters (TV Series)
Major Randolph
- The Dashing Major (1962) ... Major Randolph
 1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
Minister Giacondo
- The Contessa (1961) ... Minister Giacondo
 1960 Exodus
Colonel
 1960 On Trial (TV Series)
Mr. Justice Butt
 1960 Under Ten Flags
Adm. Benson
 1960 About Religion (TV Series)
Caiaphas
 1959 The Three Princes (TV Movie)
The Ifreet Kafur
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
 1959 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Dos Petros
- Their Man in London (1959) ... Dos Petros
 1959 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Lew Hartman
- Ring of Fear (1959) ... Lew Hartman
 1959 Ben-Hur
Aide to Tiberius (uncredited)
 1959 Web of Evidence
Sir Matthew Sprott
 1959 Dial 999 (TV Series)
Assistant Commissioner
- The Big Fish (1959) ... Assistant Commissioner
 1958 Ivanhoe (TV Series)
Sir Murdock
- The Raven (1958) ... Sir Murdock
 1958 The Spaniard's Curse
Sir Robert Wyvern
 1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Governor
- Now Barabbas (1958) ... Governor
 1955-1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Duke of Burgundy / Mr. Downes-Champney
- The Leader of the House (1955) ... Mr. Downes-Champney
 1957 Dick and the Duchess (TV Series)
Groggins
- The Nottingham Case (1957) ... Groggins
 1957 The Good Companions
Memsford
 1957 Battle Hell
Vice-Admiral
 1956 The Silken Affair
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1956 The Third Key
Colonel Blenkinsop
 1956 Wicked as They Come
John Dowling
 1956 The Black Tent
Major Croft
 1956 Tons of Trouble
Inspector Bridger
 1955 PT Raiders
Sir Richard
 1955 The Night My Number Came Up
Lord Wainwright
 1954 The Three Princes (TV Movie)
The Ifreet Kafur
 1954 Beau Brummell
Sir Ralph Sidley
 1953 The Master of Ballantrae
Maj. Clarendon
 1953 Malta Story
Vice Adm Willie Banks
 1952 The Golden Coach
Duc de Castro
 1951 Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie)
Ferrovius
 1950 The Inheritance
Scowler
 1949 The Interrupted Journey
Inspector Waterson
 1949 Christopher Columbus
Captain
 1947 The Smugglers
Prison Interrogator
 1946 Papworth Village Settlement (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1946 Woman to Woman
Colonel
 1946 The Laughing Lady
Lord Mandeville
 1946 Beware of Pity
Maj. Sandor Balinkay
 1946 Lisbon Story
Police Commissionaire
 1945 Read All About It (Short)
Robertson (uncredited)
 1943 The Butler's Dilemma
Bishop
 1942 Sabotage at Sea
Horace Chandler
 1942 The Seventh Survivor
Captain
 1939 Just Like a Woman
Maharajah
 1939 The Saint in London
Kussella
 1939 False Rapture
Diner
 1939 The Outsider
Sir Nathan Israel
 1938 Life of St. Paul
Orderly
 1938 Richard of Bordeaux (TV Movie)
Henry, Earl of Derby
 1938 Many Tanks Mr. Atkins
Zanner
 1938 St. Simeon Stylites (TV Movie)
 1938 The Challenge
Giordano
 1938 Drums
Dinner Guest (uncredited)
 1938 South Riding
Nursing Home Doctor (uncredited)
 1937 It's a Grand Old World
Banks
 1937 Dinner at the Ritz
Auctioneer
 1937 Change for a Sovereign
Archduke Paul
 1937 Murder at the Baskervilles
Bert Prince
 1937 Under the Red Robe
Captain at Castle
 1937 The Lilac Domino
Doorman (uncredited)
 1937 Fire Over England
Spanish Inquisition Representative (uncredited)
 1936 Captain Bill
Red
 1936 East Meets West
Abdul
 1936 The Gay Adventure
Buck
 1936 The Prisoner of Corbal
Charles
 1936 The Crimson Circle
Lawrence Fuller
 1935 Late Extra
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1935 Mr. Cohen Takes a Walk
Sam Cohen
 1935 Father O'Flynn
Fawcett
 1935 Jubilee Window
Dan Stevens
 1935 The Silent Passenger
Saunders
 1935 That's My Uncle
Monty
 1935 Three Witnesses
Mr. Bellman
 1935 The Lad
O'Shea
 1935 Lieut. Daring R.N.
Mung
 1934 The Perfect Flaw
Richard Drexel
 1933 The Shadow
Elliot
 1932 Partners Please (Short)
CID Man
 1931 The Bells
Blacksmith
 1931 Farewell to Love (uncredited)
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Antony and Cleopatra," at the Old Vic Theatre (Royal Victorian Hall) in London, England with Dame Edith Evans, Esmond Knight, Duncan Yarrow, Dame Margaret Rutherford OBE, John Garside, Nell Carter, Baliol Holloway, and Neil Porter in the cast. Andrew Leigh was director. See more »
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