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Bernard Archard (I) (1916–2008)

Tall, incisive, aquiline-featured British character actor. Born in Fulham, London, Archard won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1938. The following year, he made his stage debut opposite Jessica Tandy in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, at the Regent's Park Theatre. A conscientious objector during the war, Archard made ... See full bio »

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The Day of the Jackal
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The Children of the New Forest
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 1992-1994 Emmerdale Farm (TV Series)
Leonard Kempinski
 1991 Keeping Up Appearances (TV Series)
The hotel guest
 1990 Hidden Agenda
Sir Robert Neil
 1988 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Frederic Wilder
 1985-1987 Bergerac (TV Series)
Dr. Rodgers / Dr. Rogers
 1986 God's Outlaw
Sir Thomas More
 1985-1986 Lytton's Diary (TV Series)
Ian - The Editor
 1985 King Solomon's Mines
Prof. Huston (uncredited)
 1984 The Brief (TV Series)
 1983 Separate Tables (TV Movie)
Mr. Fowler
 1983 Al-mas' Ala Al-Kubra
Sir Percy Cox
 1983 Krull
 1983 Number 10 (TV Mini-Series)
Duke of Wellington
 1983 The Professionals (TV Series)
 1982 Inside the Third Reich (TV Movie)
Dr. Hans Flachsner
 1980 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Movie)
Court President
 1980 The Sea Wolves
 1980 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (TV Movie)
 1980 Cribb (TV Series)
Governor of Newgate
 1979 Churchill and the Generals (TV Movie)
Edward, Lord Halifax
 1979 Charles Endell, Esq (TV Series)
Archibald Telfer
 1979 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Jarvis Allen
 1968-1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Robbie / Vic / Kenneth Ducane / ...
 1979 Dick Turpin (TV Series)
Duke of Hertford
 1972-1979 Crown Court (TV Series)
William Boyce / Peter Elgar / Dr. Holt-Matthews / ...
 1978 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series)
 1977 Sister Dora (TV Mini-Series)
Rev. Pattison
 1977 Philby, Burgess and Maclean (TV Movie)
 1977 The Velvet Glove (TV Series)
Aylmer Maude
 1976 Smuga cienia
Capt. Elis
 1975 The Legend of Robin Hood (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Richard of the Lea
 1975 Get Some In! (TV Series)
Air Commodore Sir Nigel Savage
 1966-1975 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Bragen / Marcus Scarman
 1975 The Hiding Place
Lt. Rahms
 1975 Sky (TV Series)
 1974 Churchill's People (TV Series)
 1974 Play for Today (TV Series)
Managing Director, Blacks
 1974 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
The Bishop Alelfhun
 1974 Crown Matrimonial (TV Movie)
Geoffrey Dawson
 1973 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series)
Col Harry Tewksbury
 1973 Crime of Passion (TV Series)
Maitre Dubois / Maître Dubois
 1973 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
Dr. Freud
 1973 The Day of the Jackal
Detective Hughes
 1973 Special Branch (TV Series)
Ministry Official
 1972 The Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series)
 1972 Madigan (TV Series)
 1972 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series)
 1972 The Challengers (TV Series)
The Minister
 1971 Macbeth
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Dr. Davidson
 1969-1971 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Chief Inspector McPhail / Rev. J. Smith
 1971 Dad's Army
Maj. Gen. Fullard
 1971 Man at the Top (TV Series)
Joshua Redroe
 1964-1970 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Colonel / Herbert Jones
 1970 The Horror of Frankenstein
Prof. Heiss
 1970 Song of Norway
George Nordraak
 1970 Fragment of Fear
 1970 Hark at Barker (TV Series)
The Chief Inspector
 1970 Manhunt (TV Series)
 1963-1970 Z Cars (TV Series)
Harry Wardle / HM Inspector of Constabulary (I) / Charlton
 1968-1970 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
The President / Professor Van Helsing
 1970 Kate (TV Series)
Ben Ruddick
 1969 Run a Crooked Mile (TV Movie)
Business Spokesman
 1969 Tower of London: The Innocent (TV Movie)
Earl of Oxford
 1969 Oh Brother! (TV Series)
Father Koenig
 1969 Callan (TV Series)
Albert Watt
 1969 Play Dirty
Col. Homerton
 1968 The Jazz Age (TV Series)
 1965-1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Dr. Constantine / Desmond Leeming
 1967 Son of the Sahara (TV Mini-Series)
Bu Kader
 1967 The Mini-Mob
Sir Basil Grinling
 1967 City '68 (TV Series)
Dolf Perriman
 1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
The Prior
 1959-1967 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Sir Adrian Campbell / George Boxley
 1967 Softly Softly (TV Series)
HM Inspector of Constabulary (I)
 1967 Mr. Rose (TV Series)
Tom Grant
 1966 The Spy with a Cold Nose
Russian Intelligence Chief
 1966 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
 1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Dr. Giddy
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Nathaniel Fletcher
 1966 Seven Deadly Sins (TV Series)
Mr. Miller
 1966 Secret Agent (TV Series)
 1965 R3 (TV Series)
Major Green
 1965 Heiress of Garth (TV Mini-Series)
Charles Ovington
 1965 Front Page Story (TV Series)
Sir Edward Lend
 1960-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Sir James Murray
 1965 The Flying Swan (TV Series)
Alan Dale
 1965 Hit and Run (TV Series)
Mr. Cable
 1964 Face of a Stranger
Michael Forrest
 1961-1964 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Michael Forrest / Trainer / Det. Inspector Verity / ...
 1964 The Children of the New Forest (TV Series)
Intendant Heatherstone
 1964 The Hidden Truth (TV Series)
Andrew Quincey
 1964 The Midnight Men (TV Series)
Gen. Plaski
 1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Sir Wilson Hermitage, K.C.M.G., M.D., F.R.C.S.
 1964 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
James Senlac
 1963 Silent Playground
Insp. Duffy
 1963 The Launching (Short)
 1963 Julius Caesar (TV Series)
 1962-1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Mr. Wales / Henry Carter
 1960-1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
The Passenger / Edwin Carrington / Thompson / ...
 1963 The List of Adrian Messenger
Insp. Pike
 1963 Zero One (TV Series)
 1957-1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Nicholas Allen / Sir Halliday Macartney / Evangelist
 1962 Flat Two
 1962 The Password Is Courage
1st Prisoner of War
 1962 The Scales of Justice (TV Series)
Joe Ashton
 1962 Man of the World (TV Series)
Sheikh Ibrahim Ben Said
 1962 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Dr. Alan Brand
 1962 A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing (TV Movie)
Barney Fincham
 1962 Sir Francis Drake (TV Series)
Sir Christopher
 1962 The Second Mrs. Tanqueray (TV Movie)
Cayley Drummle
 1961 Man Detained
Inspector Verity
 1961 The Pursuers (TV Series)
Alec Carson
 1961 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Eddie Bernstein
 1961 Top Secret (TV Series)
 1959-1961 Spy-Catcher (TV Series)
Lt. Col. Oreste Pinto
 1961 Clue of the New Pin
Superintendent Carver
 1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
Doctor Bryant
 1960 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
 1960 Village of the Damned
 1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Ron Stevens
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
General Heinrich von Stuelpnagel
 1958 Corridors of Blood
Hospital Official
 1958 The Secret Man
 1958 Mary Britten, M.D. (TV Series)
Councillor Pyke
 1958 The Diary of Samuel Pepys (TV Mini-Series)
Master Moore
 1957 Destination Downing Street (TV Series)
 1957 A Woman of Property (TV Movie)
Dr. Pickford
 1957 Kenilworth (TV Series)
Dr. Masters
 1955 The Adventures of Annabel (TV Series)
 1948 For the Children (TV Series)
The Captain
 1948 The Immortal Lady (TV Short)
William Maxwell, Earl of Nithsdale
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He acted in Anthony Shaffer's play, "The Case of the Oily Levantine," at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, England with Hywel Bennett, Adrienne Posta, William Squire, Wolfe Morris, Anna Quayle, Paul Angelis, Gwen Nelson, and Roger Leach in the cast. Patrick Dromgoole was director. See more »

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He was considered for the role of Lord President Borusa (played by Leonard Sachs) in Doctor Who: Arc of Infinity: Part One (1983). See more »

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