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Richard Vernon (II) (1925–1997)

One of the most memorable of actors, distinguished-looking Richard Vernon completed his training at the Central School of Speech and Drama. From the early 1950's, he enjoyed a very successful career on the stage in London in productions ranging from 'Peter Pan' (as Mr.Darling) to Noel Coward's 'Hay Fever' (as Richard Greatham). During the 1960's, ... See full bio »

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 1996 Loch Ness
Aged Professor
 1994 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Roger Nettleton
- Somewhere - Over the Rainbow? (1994) ... Roger Nettleton
 1994 Frank Stubbs (TV Series)
Lord Dunstable
- Charity (1994) ... Lord Dunstable
 1993 The Return of the Borrowers (TV Series)
Mr. Pott
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... Mr. Pott
- Episode #1.5 (1993) ... Mr. Pott
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Mr. Pott
 1993 Rides (TV Series)
- Episode #2.3 (1993)
 1993 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Suspect
- Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown (1993) ... Suspect (uncredited)
 1993 You Rang, M'Lord? (TV Series)
The Earl of Swaffham
- Requiem for a Parrot (1993) ... The Earl of Swaffham
 1993 Bonjour la Classe (TV Series)
Sir Lionel
- Herring's Magnificat (1993) ... Sir Lionel
 1992 A Masculine Ending (TV Movie)
Miriam's father
 1992 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Lionel Leering
- Rumpole on Trial (1992) ... Lionel Leering
 1992 The Camomile Lawn (TV Mini-Series)
General / The General
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... General
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... The General
 1992 KYTV (TV Series)
Chester Chuckles
- KY Tellython (1992) ... Chester Chuckles
 1992 Blood and Dust (TV Movie)
Heraclius
 1989 About Face (TV Series)
Bingham
- Send Her Victorious (1989) ... Bingham
 1988 Casualty (TV Series)
Dr. Richard Payton
- Caring (1988) ... Dr. Richard Payton
 1988 The Storyteller (TV Mini-Series)
King
- A Story Short (1988) ... King
 1988 Hot Metal (TV Series)
Lord Gilbert
- Unleash the Kracken (1988) ... Lord Gilbert
 1988 Helping Henry (TV Series)
Cosmic 1
 1986-1988 The Return of the Antelope (TV Series)
Mr. Garstanton
- That's the Way to Do It! (1988) ... Mr. Garstanton
- Sea Fever (1988) ... Mr. Garstanton
- Footprints in the Sand (1988) ... Mr. Garstanton
- Back to the Sea (1988) ... Mr. Garstanton
- Emily (1988) ... Mr. Garstanton
 1987 A Month in the Country
Colonel Hebron
 1986 Chance in a Million (TV Series)
Uncle Evelyn
- Guess Who's Not Coming for Dinner (1986) ... Uncle Evelyn
 1986 Ladies in Charge (TV Series)
Lord Brompton
- Double Act (1986) ... Lord Brompton
 1986 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
the Vicar
- Go with the Flow (1986) ... the Vicar
 1986 Lady Jane
The Marquess of Winchester
 1986 Lytton's Diary (TV Series)
Duncan Anderson
- National Hero (1986) ... Duncan Anderson
 1985 The Giddy Game Show (TV Series)
Gus 1987 (1986) (voice)
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
 1985 Roll Over Beethoven (TV Series)
Oliver Purcell
 1984 Leaving (TV Series)
Mr. Chessington
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... Mr. Chessington
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... Mr. Chessington
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Mr. Chessington
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Mr. Chessington
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Mr. Chessington
 1983 Night Train to Murder
Uncle Felix
 1983 Waters of the Moon (TV Movie)
Colonel Selby
 1983 Pig in the Middle (TV Series)
Lord Gathorne
 1983 The Boy Who Won the Pools (TV Series)
 1982 Witness for the Prosecution (TV Movie)
Brogan-Moore
 1982 Gandhi
Sir Edward Gait
 1982 L for Lester (TV Series)
Mr. Davies
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... Mr. Davies
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... Mr. Davies
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Mr. Davies
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Mr. Davies
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Mr. Davies
 1982 Strangers (TV Series)
Sir Geoffrey
 1982 Evil Under the Sun
Flewitt
 1981 Roger Doesn't Live Here Anymore (TV Series)
Judge
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Judge
 1978-1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Makoto / Mr. Price
- The After-Dinner Joke (1978) ... Mr. Price
 1981 The Box (Short) (voice)
 1980 Oh Heavenly Dog
Quimby Charles
 1980 A Question of Guilt (TV Series)
Judge
- Adelaide Bartlett: Part 7 (1980) ... Judge
 1978-1980 The Sandbaggers (TV Series)
'C'
- A Question of Loyalty (1980) ... 'C'
- Decision by Committee (1980) ... 'C'
- Enough of Ghosts (1980) ... 'C'
- At All Costs (1980) ... 'C'
 1979 The Human Factor
Sir John Hargreaves
 1979 Suez 1956 (TV Movie)
Harold MacMillan
 1979 Ripping Yarns (TV Series)
Lord Bartlesham
- Roger of the Raj (1979) ... Lord Bartlesham
 1978 Parables (TV Series)
First Man
- Two's a Crowd (1978) ... First Man
 1978 Do You Remember? (TV Series)
Lord Greenham
- Aren't We All (1978) ... Lord Greenham
 1978 Sammy's Super T-Shirt
Mr. Becket
 1977 The Cedar Tree (TV Series)
Lord Forbes
- An Old Flame: Part 2 (1977) ... Lord Forbes
- An Old Flame: Part 1 (1977) ... Lord Forbes
 1977 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Tom Hampton
- Spawn (1977) ... Tom Hampton
 1976 The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Fassbender
 1976 Adventures of a Taxi Driver
Gentleman (uncredited)
 1971-1976 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Sir Geoffrey Osborne / Beverley Sugden
- Open Verdict (1971) ... Beverley Sugden
 1975 Dawson's Weekly (TV Series)
Solicitor
- Where There's a Will (1975) ... Solicitor
 1974 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Colonel Chart
- Adela (1974) ... Colonel Chart
 1974 Village Hall (TV Series)
Cedric Wellbeloved
- Distant Islands (1974) ... Cedric Wellbeloved
 1974 Justice (TV Series)
Lord Tilling
- Decisions, Decisions (1974) ... Lord Tilling
 1974 Dial M for Murder (TV Series)
The Chief
- The Man in the Middle (1974) ... The Chief
 1974 Thriller (TV Series)
George Cornfield
- In the Steps of a Dead Man (1974) ... George Cornfield
 1973 The Satanic Rites of Dracula
Col. Mathews
 1973 Harriet's Back in Town (TV Series)
Oliver Warburton
- Episode #1.104 (1973) ... Oliver Warburton
- Episode #1.103 (1973) ... Oliver Warburton
- Episode #1.102 (1973) ... Oliver Warburton
- Episode #1.101 (1973) ... Oliver Warburton
- Episode #1.96 (1973) ... Oliver Warburton
 1973 Late Night Theatre (TV Series)
Morry Sheldon
- She'll Have to Go (1973) ... Morry Sheldon
 1973 Dolly (TV Series)
Mr. Hilary Musgrave
- A Life Subscription (1973) ... Mr. Hilary Musgrave
- The House Opposite (1973) ... Mr. Hilary Musgrave
 1973 Special Branch (TV Series)
Townsend
- Assault (1973) ... Townsend
 1970-1973 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Clissold / Major Henderson
- Sarah (1973) ... Clissold
- Married Alive (1970) ... Major Henderson
 1972 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Sir Ralph Townley
- On the Third Day (1972) ... Sir Ralph Townley
 1968-1972 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Edwards / Lewis / Sir Joseph Bailey
- On Call (1972) ... Dr. Edwards
- A Second Look (1968) ... Sir Joseph Bailey
 1972 The Sextet (TV Series)
Thomas Ramsdale / Alban Gascoyne / Colin / ...
- Blur and Blank via Cleckheaton (1972) ... Thomas Ramsdale
- Disappearing Trick (1972) ... Alban Gascoyne
- Stanley's Style (1972) ... Colin
- Stoker Leishman's Diaries (1972) ... Stoker Leishman
- Follow the Yellow Brick Road (1972) ... Dr. Whitman
 1972 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Sir Richard McKenzie
- Skeleton in the Cupboard (1972) ... Sir Richard McKenzie
 1971 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Sir Maxwell Dean
- Anyone Can Play (1971) ... Sir Maxwell Dean
 1971 Albert and Victoria (TV Series)
Mr. Ridley
- The Inheritance (1971) ... Mr. Ridley
 1971 The Guardians (TV Series)
Dace
- This Is Quarmby (1971) ... Dace
 1971 Brett (TV Series)
- Full Circle (1971)
 1971 UFO (TV Series)
Pa Stone
- The Sound of Silence (1971) ... Pa Stone
 1971 Seasons of the Year (TV Series)
Lord Rudge
- Court Circular Spring 1877 (1971) ... Lord Rudge
 1971 The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (TV Series)
Major Olbude
- The Treasure House (1971) ... Major Olbude
 1971 Persuasion (TV Mini-Series)
Admiral Croft
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Carlton
- Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly? (1971) ... Carlton
 1971 Passion Potion
Andrew Coombes
 1970 Biography (TV Series)
Tycho Brahe
- I Measured the Skies (1970) ... Tycho Brahe
 1970 Song of Norway
Councilman
 1970 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Sir Roy Prentice
- Double Deal (1970) ... Sir Roy Prentice
 1967-1970 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Sir Roderick Bland / Lord Augustus Lorton
- Bon Voyage (1968) ... Sir Roderick Bland
 1970 One Brief Summer
Hayward
 1967-1969 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Raoul / Henry Gore-Browne
- The Marquise (1969) ... Raoul
- The Cabinet Papers (1967) ... Henry Gore-Browne
 1967-1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Lord Oscar / Brigadier Samson
- Happy (1969) ... Lord Oscar
- Everybody's Rich Except Us (1967) ... Brigadier Samson
 1969 Destiny of a Spy (TV Movie)
Colonel
 1969 Department S (TV Series)
Colonel Loring
- The Pied Piper of Hambledown (1969) ... Colonel Loring
 1969 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
Sir Gerald Walters
- The Madison Equation (1969) ... Sir Gerald Walters
 1968 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
- Cause of Death (1968)
 1968 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Antrobus
- Stiff Upper Lip (1968) ... Antrobus
 1966 End in Tears (TV Movie)
 1957-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Sir Hector Rose / Mortimer / Tom Asher / ...
- The New Men (1966) ... Sir Hector Rose
- The First Thunder (1966) ... Mortimer
- No Baby, No Baby at All (1965) ... Tom Asher
- The Bastow Affair (1964) ... Dr. James Cresswell
 1966 The Master (TV Short)
Father
 1965 The Early Bird
Sir Roger Wedgewood
 1965 The Secret of My Success
Lord Hetherby
 1965 The Intelligence Men
Sir Edward Seabrook
 1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce
Race Course Official (uncredited)
 1964 The Tomb of Ligeia
Dr. Vivian
 1964 The Counterfeit Constable
Lord Brisburn
 1964 The Hidden Truth (TV Series)
William Anstruther
- One for the Road (1964) ... William Anstruther
 1964 A Hard Day's Night
Man on Train
 1964 The Marriage Lines (TV Series)
Mr. Renfrew-Smith
- The Convention (1964) ... Mr. Renfrew-Smith
 1964 Agent 8 3/4
Roddinghead
 1964 Crane (TV Series)
Wolsey
- Dead Reckoning (1964) ... Wolsey
 1963 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Keith Saville / Leonard Boaze
- Strings in Whitehall (1963) ... Keith Saville
- The Short Run (1963) ... Leonard Boaze
 1960-1963 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
John Paxton / John Crewe / Viney
- Accidental Death (1963) ... John Paxton
- The Share Out (1962) ... John Crewe
- The Clue of the Twisted Candle (1960) ... Viney
 1963 The Saint (TV Series)
Sir John Ripwell
- The Elusive Ellshaw (1963) ... Sir John Ripwell
 1963 The Servant
Lord Mounset
 1956-1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Upjohn / Det. Sgt. Stott / Stephen Meredith
- The Reading Room (1963) ... Upjohn
- The Heat of the Evening (1958) ... Det. Sgt. Stott
- No Escape (1956) ... Stephen Meredith
 1963 Reach for Glory
Dr. Aldrich
 1963 Just for Fun
Prime Minister
 1963 It Happened Like This (TV Series)
Harker
 1963 Accidental Death
John Paxton
 1963 The Launching (Short)
Edgar Davis
 1962 Z Cars (TV Series)
Det. Chief Insp. Humphries
- Business Trip (1962) ... Det. Chief Insp. Humphries
 1962 We Joined the Navy (uncredited)
 1962 Harpers West One (TV Series)
Arthur Purvis
- Episode #2.10 (1962) ... Arthur Purvis
 1962 The Avengers (TV Series)
Lord Matterley
- The Mauritius Penny (1962) ... Lord Matterley
 1962 The Last Man Out (TV Series)
The Colonel
- The Striking Force (1962) ... The Colonel
 1962 Maigret (TV Series)
 1962 Saki (TV Mini-Series)
The Major
- Episode #1.8 (1962) ... The Major
- Episode #1.7 (1962) ... The Major
- Episode #1.6 (1962) ... The Major
- Episode #1.5 (1962) ... The Major
- Episode #1.4 (1962) ... The Major
 1962 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Colonel Johnson
- Drama '62: The Enemy (1962) ... Colonel Johnson
 1961-1962 The Cheaters (TV Series)
Ken Northwood
- Knight of the Road (1962) ... Ken Northwood
 1962 Cash on Demand
Pearson
 1962 Stranger in the City (TV Series)
David Gough
- Episode #1.3 (1962) ... David Gough
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... David Gough
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series)
Mr. Endworthy
- The Victorian Chaise Longue (1962) ... Mr. Endworthy
 1960-1962 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mr. Fellowes / Mr. Pascoe
- A Path Through the Jungle (1962) ... Mr. Fellowes
- The Mystery of the Wandering Voice (1960) ... Mr. Pascoe
 1962 The Share Out
John Crewe
 1961 Stranger on the Shore (TV Series)
David Gough
 1961 The Younger Generation (TV Series)
The Major
- Goodbye Charlie (1961) ... The Major
 1959-1961 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
John Eldin / Charles Lacey
- Payment in Kind (1961) ... John Eldin
- Black Fashion (1959) ... Charles Lacey
 1961 Jango (TV Series)
Parkinson
- Mind the Doors, Please (1961) ... Parkinson
 1960-1961 The Citadel (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Ivory
- Episode #1.9 (1961) ... Dr. Ivory
- Episode #1.8 (1961) ... Dr. Ivory
- Episode #1.7 (1961) ... Dr. Ivory
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... Dr. Ivory
- Episode #1.5 (1960) ... Dr. Ivory
 1960 The Odd Man (TV Series)
Charles Ormiston
- Episode #1.8 (1960) ... Charles Ormiston
- Episode #1.7 (1960) ... Charles Ormiston
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... Charles Ormiston
- Episode #1.5 (1960) ... Charles Ormiston
- Episode #1.4 (1960) ... Charles Ormiston
 1960 Foxhole in Cairo
General
 1960 Theatre 70 (TV Series)
Mr. Pearson
- The Gold Inside (1960) ... Mr. Pearson
 1960 Village of the Damned
Sir Edgar Hargraves
 1960 Francis Storm Investigates (TV Series)
Commodore Garwood
- The Black Mermaid (1960) ... Commodore Garwood
 1960 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Forrester
- Episode #1.312 (1960) ... Forrester
 1959 Endless Adventure (TV Series documentary)
Inspector
- Episode dated 7 December 1959 (1959) ... Inspector
 1959 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Lessing
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... Lessing
- Episode #1.1 (1959) ... Lessing
 1959 Four Desperate Men
Under Secretary
 1959 William Tell (TV Series)
Merchant
- The Killer (1959) ... Merchant
 1959 The Heart of a Man
Manager (uncredited)
 1958 Indiscreet
Guide (uncredited)
 1956 H.M. Tennent Globe Theatre (TV Series)
Giles Lacy
- Rebecca (1956) ... Giles Lacy
 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Egeon
 1949 Stop Press Girl (uncredited)
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He acted in Hugh Whitemore's play, "A Pack of Lies", at the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Barbara Leigh-Hunt and Larry Hoodekoff the cast. Clifford Williams was the director. See more »


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6' 1" (1.85 m)
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