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Bill Wallis (1936–2013)

Bill Wallis was born on November 20, 1936 in Guildford, Surrey, England. He was an actor, known for Brazil (1985), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) and The Bourne Identity (1988). He was married to Mills, Karen and Jean Spalding. He died on September 6, 2013 in Bath, Somerset, England. See full bio »

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 2004 Denial (Video)
Ziggy, doctor and family friend
 2003 Wondrous Oblivion
Newsreel Commentary (voice)
 2002 Bad Girls (TV Series)
Judge Bradshaw
 2002 Doctors (TV Series)
Howard Avery
- Regrets (2002) ... Howard Avery
 1999 The Walled Garden (Short)
Doctor
 1997 A Merry War
Mr. Cheeseman
 1997 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Dr. Trevor Lessiter
- The Killings at Badger's Drift (1997) ... Dr. Trevor Lessiter
 1996 Crossing the Floor (TV Movie)
Local Party Leader
 1996 Crucial Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Smith
- I Bring You Frankincense (1996) ... Mr. Smith
 1994 Licence to Live (TV Movie)
David Fuller
 1994 Alleyn Mysteries (TV Series)
Cyril Short
- Hand in Glove (1994) ... Cyril Short
 1993 Stark (TV Series)
Walter
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Walter
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Walter
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Walter
 1993 Son of the Pink Panther
President
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Error Inspector
- Prague, August 1917 (1993) ... Error Inspector
 1993 Splitting Heirs
Vicar at Hunt
 1993 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Horace Trefusis
- The Underdog (1993) ... Horace Trefusis
 1992 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Dr. Hayward
- Cherubim & Seraphim (1992) ... Dr. Hayward
 1991 Perfect Scoundrels (TV Series)
Jarvis Cluston
- Ah, the Sisters of Mercy (1991) ... Jarvis Cluston
 1990 A Bear Behind (TV Series)
Boz (voice)
 1990 The Silver Chair (TV Series)
Warden
- Episode #1.4 (1990) ... Warden
 1990 The Fool
Henry Beauchamp-Harper
 1990 House of Cards (TV Mini-Series)
Prestatyn Powell, Political Reporter
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... Prestatyn Powell, Political Reporter
 1990 Crimestrike
Edward Lovegarden
 1990 KYTV (TV Series)
Greg the Cameraman
- Challenge Anna (1990) ... Greg the Cameraman
 1990 Screen Two (TV Series)
Vyshinsky
- The Kremlin, Farewell (1990) ... Vyshinsky
 1990 The Secret Life of Ian Fleming (TV Movie)
Prof. Phipps
 1988-1990 Chelmsford 123 (TV Series)
Emperor
- Something Beginning with E (1990) ... Emperor
- Arrivederci Roma (1988) ... Emperor (uncredited)
 1989 Screen One (TV Series)
Reece
- One Way Out (1989) ... Reece
 1989 Anything More Would Be Greedy (TV Mini-Series)
Richard Shilling
- Enigma Variations (1989) ... Richard Shilling
 1983-1989 Dramarama (TV Series)
Graham Lane / King Nargor / Dozy Bozy
- Rosie the Great (1989) ... Graham Lane
- The Golden Conch (1985) ... King Nargor
 1989 Rules of Engagement (TV Mini-Series)
Duggie Bullock
- Episode #1.6 (1989) ... Duggie Bullock
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Duggie Bullock
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Duggie Bullock
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Duggie Bullock
 1988 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series)
Werner Beck
- Part 7 (1988) ... Werner Beck
- Part 6 (1988) ... Werner Beck
- Part 5 (1988) ... Werner Beck (credit only)
- Part 4 (1988) ... Werner Beck
- Part 3 (1988) ... Werner Beck (credit only)
 1988 Blind Justice (TV Mini-Series)
- Permanent Blue (1988)
 1988 The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (TV Movie)
Schatz
 1988 The Bourne Identity (TV Mini-Series)
Chernak
 1988 Sophia and Constance (TV Series)
Niepce
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Niepce
 1988 Tickets for the Titanic (TV Series)
Shopkeeper
- Pastoral Care (1988) ... Shopkeeper
 1987 The Beiderbecke Tapes (TV Mini-Series)
Pronk
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Pronk
 1986 Casualty (TV Series)
Mr. Smith
- Closure (1986) ... Mr. Smith
- Drunk (1986) ... Mr. Smith
 1983-1986 Just Good Friends (TV Series)
A.J. Styles
- The Wedding (1986) ... A.J. Styles
- Special (1984) ... A.J. Styles
- Caught on a Shoulder Strap (1984) ... A.J. Styles
- I Don't Want to See You Again (1983) ... A.J. Styles (voice)
 1986 The Whistle Blower
Dodgson
 1986 Robin Hood (TV Series)
Barber / Surgeon
- The Pretender (1986) ... Barber / Surgeon
 1986 The December Rose (TV Mini-Series)
Roberts
- What Can the Matter Be? (1986) ... Roberts
- The Queen & the Lady (1986) ... Roberts
- Child of Darkness (1986) ... Roberts
 1986 Yes, Prime Minister (TV Series)
Leslie Potts - Minister for Sport
- The Smoke Screen (1986) ... Leslie Potts - Minister for Sport
 1986 Black-Adder II (TV Series)
Gaoler Ploppy
- Head (1986) ... Gaoler Ploppy
 1986 The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie)
Fenton Cook
 1985 Black Silk (TV Series)
Michael Millicent
- A Long Way Away (1985) ... Michael Millicent
 1985 The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 (TV Series)
Dr. Gray
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Dr. Gray
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Dr. Gray
 1985 Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (TV Mini-Series)
Neckett
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Neckett
 1985 By the Sword Divided (TV Series)
Clerk to the Old Bailey
- Restoration (1985) ... Clerk to the Old Bailey
 1984 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
Reverend Peter Davies
- Flowers Tomorrow (1984) ... Reverend Peter Davies
 1984 The Box of Delights (TV Series)
Rat
- When the Wolves Were Running (1984) ... Rat
 1983 A Pattern of Roses (TV Movie)
Vicar
 1983 Reilly: Ace of Spies (TV Mini-Series)
Bonch-Brouevich
- Endgame (1983) ... Bonch-Brouevich
- Gambit (1983) ... Bonch-Brouevich
 1983 Give us a Break (TV Series)
Jack Hobson
- When It Rains It Pours (1983) ... Jack Hobson
- A Flagpole Painter from Liverpool (1983) ... Jack Hobson
 1983 The Black Adder (TV Series)
Sir Justin de Boinod
- The Archbishop (1983) ... Sir Justin de Boinod
 1983 Jamaica Inn (TV Movie)
Blacksmith
 1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Projectionist
- Preview (1982) ... Projectionist
 1982 Shakespeare Lives! (TV Series)
 1981 Stay with Me Till Morning (TV Series)
Norman Radstock
- Coming to Arrangements (1981) ... Norman Radstock
- The Pleasures of Love (1981) ... Norman Radstock
- Return of a Travelling Man (1981) ... Norman Radstock
 1977-1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Bert
- Love-Lies-Bleeding (1977) ... Bert
 1976 Huggy Bear (TV Movie)
Aldous Hooper
 1975 The Sweeney (TV Series)
'Mummy'
- Country Boy (1975) ... 'Mummy' (voice, uncredited)
 1975 The Romantic Englishwoman
Hendrick
 1975 The Fight Against Slavery (TV Mini-Series)
Counsel
- A Matter of Insurance (1975) ... Counsel
 1975 Galileo
Supporting Monk
 1974 Intimate Strangers (TV Series)
Mark Coates
- Episode #1.9 (1974) ... Mark Coates
 1973 Thirty Minutes Worth (TV Series)
- Episode #2.6 (1973) ... (voice)
- Episode #2.3 (1973)
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Winfield
- The Case of the Dixon Torpedo (1971) ... Winfield
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series)
Mr. Pest
- Mr. Moon (1971) ... Mr. Pest
 1963-1970 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
William Steffans / Solar
- The World in a Room (1970) ... William Steffans
- The Living Image (1963) ... Solar
 1969 World in Ferment (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1969)
 1968 The Franchise Trail (TV Movie)
Lord Everest
 1966-1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Dr. Charles Grey, AD / Tubby Bunn / Lord Ragsland
- The Positive Negative Man (1967) ... Dr. Charles Grey, AD
- A Touch of Brimstone (1966) ... Tubby Bunn / Lord Ragsland
 1965 Broad and Narrow (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1965)
- Episode #1.5 (1965)
- Episode #1.4 (1965)
- Episode #1.3 (1965)
- Episode #1.2 (1965)
 1965 Z Cars (TV Series)
Alf Etherow
- Give a Dog a Name (1965) ... Alf Etherow
 1964 Hamlet at Elsinore (TV Movie)
Guildenstern
 1963 As You Like It (TV Movie)
Sir Oliver Martext (as William Wallis)
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He acted in August Strindberg's play, "The Father," at the Greenwich Theatre in London, England with Patrick Allen and Vivien Merchant in the cast. Keith Hack was director. See more »

Alternate Names:

William Wallis | Bill Willis
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A distinguished Shakespearean, he acted with the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Bristol Old Vic and with the Young Vic in London. His many acclaimed performances include Bardolph, Mercutio and King Lear. He also lent his voice to BBC radio and audio recordings. On screen, he is fondly remembered as the gaoler Mr. Ploppy. See more »

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Deep voice

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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