Famous Guest Stars on the Professionals

by lawrenceconwayvulcan | created - 05 Sep 2015 | updated - 08 Oct 2017 | Public

1. Pamela Stephenson

Actress | Superman III

Pamela Stephenson was born on December 4, 1949 in Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand as Pamela Helen Stephenson. She is an actress, known for Superman III (1983), History of the World: Part I (1981) and Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979). She has been married to Billy Connolly since December 20, 1989. ...

Played 3 different characters, a nurse, a heroin addict and the girlfriend of a double agent

2. Pierce Brosnan

Actor | The World Is Not Enough

Pierce Brendan Brosnan was born in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland, to May (Smith), a nurse, and Thomas Brosnan, a carpenter. He lived in Navan, County Meath, until he moved to England, UK, at an early age (thus explaining his ability to play men from both backgrounds convincingly). His father left...

The future James Bond played a CI5 agent

3. Steven Berkoff

Actor | Octopussy

Highly acclaimed English actor, playwright, author and director continues to set the benchmark in stunning, intense performances on both stage and screen. Berkoff was born in Stepney, London in August 1937 and received dramatic arts training in both Paris and London and then moved on to performing ...

Played a Russian bad guy just like he did in both Octopussy and Rambo II

4. Clarke Peters

Actor | The Wire

Clarke Peters was born on April 7, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA as Peter Clarke. He is an actor and producer, known for The Wire (2002), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) and John Wick (2014). He is married to Penny. They have one child.

Now best known for US tv dramas like The Wire and Person of Interest, played an African Head of State targeted by killers for hire.

5. Charles Dance

Actor | Gosford Park

Charles Dance is an English actor, screenwriter, and film director. Dance typically plays assertive bureaucrats or villains. Some of his most high-profile roles are Tywin Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones (2011), Guy Perron in The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Sardo Numspa in The Golden Child (1986),...

The future Tywin Lannister played the head of the gang of South African Killers out to get the Clarke Peters character.

6. Lalla Ward

Actress | Doctor Who: Shada

Lalla Ward born Sarah Ward, daughter of Lord Bangor - Edward Ward - and his writer wife, Marjorie Banks. She always wanted to act, paint and draw, and so joined the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1967. When she left in 1970, it was straight into a part in the Hammer film Vampire Circus (1972)...

Famous Doctor Who star played a woman who wanted Doyle to clear her father's name

7. Ian McDiarmid

Actor | Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Ian McDiarmid was born on August 11, 1944 in Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland. He studied for a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of St. Andrews, but eventually found that his calling was in theatre. He went to the Royal Academy in Glasgow, where he received the prestigious gold...

Star Wars bad guy played a crazed mad man who targeted the medical prefession

8. David Suchet

Actor | Executive Decision

Best known in the United Kingdom and abroad as Agatha Christie's suave Belgian super-sleuth Hercule Poirot in scores of late 1980s and '90s mini-movies, London-born actor David Suchet's early interest in the theater led to his membership with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain in the 1960s...

The future Hercule Poirot played a soldier for hire

9. Art Malik

Actor | The Living Daylights

Art Malik was born on November 13, 1952 in Bahawalpur, Pakistan as Athar Ul-Haque Malik. He is an actor and producer, known for The Living Daylights (1987), True Lies (1994) and The Wolfman (2010). He has been married to Gina Rowe since 1980. They have two children.

True Lies bad guy played a doctor

10. Phil Davis

Actor | Vera Drake

Phil Davis was born on July 30, 1953 in Grays, Essex, England. He is an actor and director, known for Vera Drake (2004), Bleak House (2005) and Alien³ (1992). He has been married to Eve Matheson since 2002. They have one child.

Played a crook who held Pamela Stephenson's nurse hostage

11. Ben Cross

Actor | Star Trek

Ben Cross was born Harry Bernard Cross on December 16, 1947, in London, England. He began acting at a very young age and participated in grammar school plays -- most notably playing "Jesus" in a school pageant at age 12.

Ben left home and school at age 15 and worked various jobs, including work as a...

The Chariots of Fire star was a CI5 agent

12. Alice Krige

Actress | Star Trek: First Contact

Alice Maud Krige was born on June 28, 1954 in Upington, South Africa where her father, Dr. Louis Krige, worked as a young physician. The Kriges later moved to Port Elizabeth where Alice grew up in what she describes as a "very happy family", a family that also included two brothers (both of whom ...

The future Borg Queen played a student who gets mixed up with the drugs trade

13. Derrick O'Connor

Actor | Lethal Weapon 2

Derrick O'Connor was born in Dublin, Ireland, and raised in London, UK. He currently resides with his family in San Francisco, CA. He is a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Scottish National Theatre, with many leading stage performances in Edinburgh, Stratford-on-Avon and ...

Leathal Weapon 2 bad guy played a crook who needed Doyle's help

14. Ruby Wax

Actress | Shock Treatment

Ruby Wax was born on April 19, 1953 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Ruby Wachs. She is known for her work on Shock Treatment (1981), Girls on Top (1985) and Chariots of Fire (1981). She has been married to Ed Bye since May 16, 1988. They have three children. She was previously married to Trevor ...

Played a student

15. Geoffrey Palmer

Actor | Tomorrow Never Dies

Born in London on June 4th, 1927, Geoffrey Palmer worked in an imports office and then as an accountant before his girlfriend persuaded him to join the local amateur dramatics society. Eventually he became assistant stage manager at Croydon's Grand Theatre, and then spent several years touring with...

Played 2 different roles, a Mr fix-it and then a Government official with dubious business dealings.

16. Michael Praed

Actor | Robin of Sherwood

Michael Praed was born in Berkeley, England to Derrick and Kay Prince, but spent his early years in Iran because his father worked as an accountant for a petroleum company. Michael was sent back to England for a public school education, which he did not enjoy. He attended the Guildhall School of ...

Robin of Sherwood star played a member of a terrorist cell.

17. Stephen Rea

Actor | The Crying Game

Stephen Rea was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He attended Belfast High School and the Queen's University, where he studied English. He later trained at the Abbey Theatre School in Dublin. In 1970s, he acted in the Focus Company in Dublin with the talented Gabriel Byrne and Colm Meaney. After ...

Played a social champion targeted by authorities. Interesting to compare the episode with the film version of V for Vendetta in which he also appeared in.

18. Michael Kitchen

Actor | Out of Africa

Michael Kitchen was born on October 31, 1948 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Out of Africa (1985), GoldenEye (1995) and The World Is Not Enough (1999). He has been married to Rowena Miller since 1988. They have two children.

Played a terrorist with a grudge against Doyle.

19. James Cosmo

Actor | Braveheart

James Cosmo was born on October 27, 1947 in Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Scotland as James Ronald Gordon Copeland. He is an actor, known for Braveheart (1995), Highlander (1986) and Troy (2004). He has been married to Annie Harris since May 24, 2000.

Kitchen's partner in crime

20. Billy Murray

Actor | Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Billy Murray has entertained British Television audiences for over thirty years.

He is perhaps best known for his role as DS Don Beech in ITV series The Bill (1984), and has also appeared in EastEnders (1985) as the crime boss "Johnnie Allen".

His on-screen presence is very much underrated and thanks...

Best known as the voice of Captain Price in the COD:MW games played an ex CI-5 agent

21. Ian Gelder

Actor | Game of Thrones

Ian Gelder was born on June 3, 1949. He is an actor, known for Game of Thrones (2011), Torchwood (2006) and Pope Joan (2009).

Played a CI5 agent killed in a trap

22. Christopher Fairbank

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

Christopher Fairbank was born on October 4, 1953 in Hertfordshire, England as Christopher E. Fairbank. He is an actor, known for Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), The Fifth Element (1997) and Batman (1989).

Was informant being used against CI5

23. Simon Rouse

Actor | The Bill

Simon Rouse was born on June 24, 1951 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England as John Simon Rouse. He is an actor, known for The Bill (1984), Doctor Who (1963) and Sam (1973). He has been married to Ann Holloway since June 24, 1979. They have two children.

Future The Bill star played a CI5 explovies expert

24. Stuart Wilson

Actor | Hot Fuzz

Stuart Wilson was born in Guildford, Surrey in England, on December 25th, 1946. He went to thirteen different schools, as his father worked in the RAF and traveled around the world. After the RAF, his father worked as an engineer in the copper mines in Rhodesia. Stuart moved to London in the mid- ...

Was a South African hitman

25. Lynda Bellingham

Actress | Romanovy: Ventsenosnaya semya

Lynda Bellingham played many roles during her five-decade professional career, but became synonymous with one. "Being a mum making gravy was not quite how I had seen my career advancing," she said once. But between 1983 and 1999 that's what she did in 42 "episodes" of an award-winning TV ad. Since ...

Played the wife of Wilson's latest target

26. Keith Barron

Actor | Doctor Who

Keith Barron was born on August 8, 1934 in Mexborough, Yorkshire, England. He was an actor, known for Doctor Who (1963), Telford's Change (1979) and Take Me (2001). He was married to Mary Pickard. He died on November 15, 2017 in England.

Played a mad man out to poison water supplies

27. Christopher Ellison

Actor | The Bill

Worked in the Merchant Navy, trained as a Graphic Designer and worked as a minicab driver. First drama job was Assistant Stage Manager at the Richmond Theatre. First acting role was in the play "Woman in a Dressing Gown" at said theatre. First break was a guest appearance in The Sweeney (1974).

Played 2 roles, the first a CI5 agent who helps foil Keith Barron's character plans and then played a suspect who dies in custody.

28. Michael Gothard

Actor | Lifeforce

Best remembered in Britain for the television series Arthur of the Britons (1972), Ken Russell 's The Devils (1971) and as the villain in For Your Eyes Only (1981). His break into films came with Don Levy's Herostratus (1967). Michael was unmarried, living in Hampstead, England and under treatment ...

Was a KGB agent on a mission to kill Cowley.



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