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Robert Urquhart (1921–1995)

The character actor Robert Urquhart was born in 1921 in Ullapool, Scotland. His stage debut came in 1947 and his film debut 5 years later. He worked steadily until the late 1980s in both film and television, usually playing the stalwart, dependable type. He became particularly well known on television as a regular in a number of British series, ... See full bio »

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 2005 Amen, Little Man (Short)
Kevin
 1993 Screen Two (TV Series)
Peter McVurrich
- The Long Roads (1993) ... Peter McVurrich
 1988 Testimony
The Journalist
 1988 Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop (TV Series)
- Scotty's Law (1988)
 1987 The Kitchen Toto
D.C. McKinnon
 1987 Playing Away
Godfrey
 1986 The Queen's Arms (TV Movie)
 1985 Restless Natives
Baird
 1985 Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (TV Movie)
Albrecht Hoffman
 1984 Puccini (TV Movie)
Doria's Father
 1984 Scotland's Story (TV Series)
Lord Daer / Donald MacLeod / Lord Basil Daer, MP
- The Clearances (1984) ... Donald MacLeod
 1984 Sharma and Beyond (TV Movie)
Evan Gorley-Peters
 1983 Bookie (TV Movie)
 1983 Number 10 (TV Mini-Series)
Alexander Grant
- Underdog (1983) ... Alexander Grant
 1982 P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang. (TV Movie)
Headmaster
 1982 Crown Court (TV Series)
Det, Chief Supt, Mackenzie
- Talking to the Enemy: Part 1 (1982) ... Det, Chief Supt, Mackenzie
 1981 Brideshead Revisited (TV Mini-Series)
Quartering Commandant
- Brideshead Revisited (1981) ... Quartering Commandant
 1981 Barriers (TV Series)
Stanley McIntyre
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... Stanley McIntyre
 1981 The Dollar Bottom (Short)
Headmaster
 1980 The Dogs of War
Capt. Lockhart
 1980 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Movie)
Attorney General
 1980 Hammer House of Horror (TV Series)
Harry
- Children of the Full Moon (1980) ... Harry
 1980 Fox (TV Series)
Jerry
 1980 Yes Minister (TV Series)
Tom Sargent - Opposition MP
- Big Brother (1980) ... Tom Sargent - Opposition MP
 1972-1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Sid Morton / Vic
- A Gift from Nessus (1980) ... Sid Morton
- The Reporters (1972) ... Vic
 1980 Enemy of the People (TV Movie)
Tom Stockman
 1979 Quest of Eagles (TV Series)
Wilson
- Decision (1979) ... Wilson
- Chase (1979) ... Wilson
- Memories (1979) ... Wilson
- Enigma (1979) ... Wilson
- Treasure (1979) ... Wilson
 1979 Father's Day (TV Movie)
Philip's Father
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series)
Thomas Darby
- A Stirring of Dust (1978) ... Thomas Darby
 1978 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (TV Series)
George Jenkins
- Newcastle (1978) ... George Jenkins
 1977 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Lionel
- Blue Skies from Now On (1977) ... Lionel
- Happy Returns (1977)
 1977 Happy Ever After (TV Series)
Sir Andrew McPherson
- Never Boring (1977) ... Sir Andrew McPherson
 1977 The Sunday Drama (TV Series)
 1976 Gator
3rd Agent
 1976 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Emrys
- The Button Man (1976) ... Emrys
 1976 Centre Play (TV Series)
Morris
- England, Summer, Sunday (1976) ... Morris
 1975 The Nearly Man (TV Series)
Tom Morton
- Re-Shuffle: June 1975 (1975) ... Tom Morton
 1974 The Aweful Mr. Goodall (TV Series)
Jack Goodall
- The Good Samaritan (1974) ... Jack Goodall
- A Day to Remember (1974) ... Jack Goodall
- Loyalty in My Honour (1974) ... Jack Goodall
- Clara (1974) ... Jack Goodall
- Indiscretion (1974) ... Jack Goodall
 1972-1974 Late Night Theatre (TV Series)
James / Tommy Hope
- One's Company (1974) ... James
- Sunday Collection (1972) ... Tommy Hope
 1973 Helen: A Woman of Today (TV Series)
Harold Watson
- Harold (1973) ... Harold Watson
- Mother (1973) ... Harold Watson
- Home (1973) ... Harold Watson
- Father (1973) ... Harold Watson
 1973 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series)
Barty Bartholomew
- The Simple Life (1973) ... Barty Bartholomew
 1972 Nightmare
 1972 The Frighteners (TV Series)
Rutherford
- Old Comrades (1972) ... Rutherford
 1972 The Man Outside (TV Series)
Doctor Ralph Adams
- Intruders (1972) ... Doctor Ralph Adams
 1972 Callan (TV Series)
Major Harcourt
- The Contract (1972) ... Major Harcourt
 1971 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Jim Ainslie
- Flight Into Yesterday (1971) ... Jim Ainslie
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Arthur Swann
- Night Train (1971) ... Arthur Swann
 1963-1970 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Matt Daker / Dude Carroll
- A Question of Values (1970) ... Matt Daker
- Odds on Johnny (1963) ... Dude Carroll
 1970 Menace (TV Series)
Frank Smith
- Man with a Mission (1970) ... Frank Smith
 1970 Mogul (TV Series)
Charles Attwell
- We All Need Experts (1970) ... Charles Attwell
 1970 Brotherly Love
Auctioneer
 1969-1970 Parkin's Patch (TV Series)
Chief Supt. Atkinson
- Regulation 17 (1970) ... Chief Supt. Atkinson
- The Manchester Passenger (1969) ... Chief Supt. Atkinson
- Nothing Personal (1969) ... Chief Supt. Atkinson
 1969 Department S (TV Series)
Anthony James Harvey
- The Duplicated Man (1969) ... Anthony James Harvey
 1969 Detective (TV Series)
McIlwraith
- The Public School Murder (1969) ... McIlwraith
 1969 The Looking Glass War
Johnson
 1969 Mosquito Squadron
Major Kemble (uncredited)
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Julian Gort
- The Dirt on Lucy Lane (1969) ... Julian Gort
 1968 The Limbo Line
Edward Hardwick
 1965-1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Maxwell Greene / Angus De'ath
- Wish You Were Here (1968) ... Maxwell Greene
- Castle De'ath (1965) ... Angus De'ath
 1968 The Champions (TV Series)
Hemmings
- Operation Deep-Freeze (1968) ... Hemmings
 1968 The Syndicate
George Brant
 1968 Mr. Rose (TV Series)
John Hesaltine
- The Fifth Estate (1968) ... John Hesaltine
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Robert MacLaine
- Murder: A Professional Job (1968) ... Robert MacLaine
 1968 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Mr. McLeod
- The Devil's Piper (1968) ... Mr. McLeod
 1968 City 68' (TV Series)
 1967 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Jarvis
- The Bridge (1967) ... Jarvis (uncredited)
- Day of Execution (1967) ... Jarvis
 1958-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Charles / Collie Stratton / Captain John Tregarthen
- For Services Rendered (1959) ... Collie Stratton
 1967 Seven Deadly Sins (TV Series)
- The Whole Truth (1967)
 1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Jugg
- Later a Man Was Questioned (1967) ... Jugg
 1966 This Man Craig (TV Series)
John Douglas / Bert Shaw
- Early Days (1966) ... John Douglas
- Dougie (1966) ... Bert Shaw
 1965-1966 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Monckton / Pilkington / Charles Glover
- The Man with the Foot (1966) ... Monckton
- English Lady Takes Lodgers (1965) ... Pilkington
- It's Up to the Lady (1965) ... Charles Glover
 1965 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Dougie
- The Vital Spark (1965) ... Dougie
 1965 The Saint (TV Series)
Brian Quell
- The Abductors (1965) ... Brian Quell
 1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Dudley Costain
- Blood and Water (1965) ... Dudley Costain
 1963 The Break
Pearson
 1963 Jezebel ex UK (TV Series)
Mr. Henderson
- The Four-Legged Stowaway (1963) ... Mr. Henderson
 1963 55 Days at Peking
Capt. Hanley
 1962 Suspense (TV Series)
Sam Blair
- The Man in My Shoes (1962) ... Sam Blair
 1961 International Detective (TV Series)
- The Anthony Case (1961)
 1960 The Bulldog Breed
Cmdr. Clayton
 1960 Foxhole in Cairo
Major Wilson
 1960 Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Detective Sergeant Wilson
- Protection (1960) ... Detective Sergeant Wilson
 1960 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Arens
- The Case of Paul Danek (1960) ... Dr. Arens
 1960 Danger Tomorrow
Bob Murray
 1960 Trouble with Eve
Bryan Maitland
 1959 The Naked Lady (TV Series)
Dr. Gordon
- Episode #1.2 (1959) ... Dr. Gordon
- Episode #1.1 (1959) ... Dr. Gordon
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Charles Cameron
- A Sleeping Clergyman (1959) ... Charles Cameron
 1959 The Flying Doctor (TV Series)
Tony Clarke
- The Deception (1959) ... Tony Clarke
 1957-1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Doctor James Y. Simpson / Capes / Anthony Coldstream / ...
- The Human Touch (1957) ... Doctor James Y. Simpson
- Ann Veronica (1957) ... Capes
- Policy for Love (1957) ... Anthony Coldstream
- Michael and Mary (1957) ... Michael Rowe
 1958 Dunkirk
Mike
 1957 Battle Hell
Flt Lt Fearnley RAF
 1956 You Can't Escape
Peter Darwin
 1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Lt. Cdr. Stanford
- Morning Departure (1956) ... Lt. Cdr. Stanford
 1956 The Infinite Shoeblack (TV Movie)
Andrew Berwick
 1956 The Tamer Tamed (TV Movie)
Petruchio
 1955 The Dark Avenger
Sir Philip
 1954 Tonight's the Night
Dr. Michael Flynn
 1954 Tales of Hans Anderson (TV Series)
- The Tinderbox (1954)
 1954 The White Huntress
Jim Dobson
 1953 The House of the Arrow
Jim Frobisher
 1952 Tread Softly
Clifford Brett
 1952 Bombay Waterfront
Slater
 1952 You're Only Young Twice
Sheltie
 1952 Back to Methuselah (TV Series)
Arjillax
- As Far as Thought Can Reach (1952) ... Arjillax
 1950 Craven House (TV Movie)
Jock Nixon
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He acted in Arthur Wing Pinero's play, "The Second Mrs. Tanqueray," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Eileen Herlie, Marie Ney, Basil Dignam, Leslie Banks, Ronald Ward, and Norman Wooland in the cast. Murray Macdonald was director and Sir Cecil Beaton was art director. See more »

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Presenter of the Civil Defence Bulletins, which were made in the early 1960s. These films would have been shown to the public in the crisis period prior to nuclear war. He appeared in Civil Defence Corps uniform. The films were dropped after the UK Government scrapped Civil Defence in 1968. They were replaced with the infamous 'Protect And Survive'. See more »

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