Mini Bio (1)
By the 1970s, he was picking up regular work, generally in character roles with a gun in his hand. Early noticeable roles included Woods, a mercenary, in the Val Guest thriller The Diamond Mercenaries (1976) and Golden Rendezvous (1977) with Richard Harris. Yule worked with Harris again in The Wild Geese (1978), in which his previous military background made him perfect casting as the tough cockney sergeant Tosh Donaldson. In fact, Yule had once been a mercenary, serving in the Congo with Colonel "Mad" Mike Hoare's 5 Commando. His links with Hoare led to the latter being hired as military advisor on the film, while Yule doubled up as actor and weapons instructor.
Later movies -- nearly all of them made in South Africa -- included the epic prequel Zulu Dawn (1979), Shamwari (1980), Safari 3000 (1982), and Jake Speed (1986), co-starring with John Hurt. Yule's recent credits have included a string of 'B' movies such as River of Death (1989), Point of Impact (1993), Merchant of Death (1997), and Traitor's Heart (1999).
Ian Yule continues to reside in South Africa.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tony Earnshaw