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Christopher Benjamin was born on December 27, 1934 in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England. He is an actor, known for The Plague Dogs (1982), The Legend of Tarzan (2016) and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982). See full bio »

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Known For

The Plague Dogs
The Legend of Tarzan
The Legend of Tarzan Lord Knutsford
Secret Agent
Secret Agent Potter


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 2016 The Legend of Tarzan
Lord Knutsford
 2011 The Merry Wives of Windsor
Sir John Falstaff
 2009 Doctors (TV Series)
Arthur Cuthbert
 2008 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Colonel Hugh
 2007 Angel
Lord Norley
 2006 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Oliver Ridley
 2003-2006 Judge John Deed (TV Series)
Steve Gaydon
 2006 Rosemary & Thyme (TV Series)
Trevor Squires
 2005 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Harvey Crane
 2004 Down to Earth (TV Series)
Mr. Yates
 2003 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Brigadier Harcourt
 2003 Looking for Victoria (TV Movie)
Lord Stanley
 2003 Leonardo (TV Mini-Series documentary)
The Pope
 2001 Sword of Honour (TV Movie)
 1999 The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (TV Mini-Series)
Troll Manager
 1999/II Treasure Island
Squire Trelawney
 1998 The Tichborne Claimant
 1998 Alexei Sayle's Merry-Go-Round (TV Series)
 1998 The Last Salute (TV Series)
Sir Gilbert
 1998 Seesaw (TV Mini-Series)
Malcolm Green
 1995 Pride and Prejudice (TV Mini-Series)
Sir William Lucas
 1994 Lovejoy (TV Series)
 1994 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Duke Frederick / Corin
 1994 Magic Grandad (TV Series)
Sir John Gage
 1994 Hard Times (TV Mini-Series)
 1994 The Tomorrow People (TV Series)
 1992 London's Burning (TV Series)
Mr. Brody
 1992 Casualty (TV Series)
Henry Lindall
 1992 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Professor Furlong
 1992 A Likely Lad (TV Mini-Series)
Harold Sowter
 1992 Maigret (TV Series)
Guillaume Serre
 1991 Strauss Dynasty (TV Mini-Series)
 1991 The Black Velvet Gown (TV Movie)
Anthony Gallington
 1991 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Sir Denis Tolson
 1991 Thatcher: The Final Days (TV Movie)
George Younger
 1991 She-Wolf of London (TV Series)
Dr. Morris
 1990 Brass (TV Series)
Sir Dudley Tilstock
 1990 The Secret Life of Ian Fleming (TV Movie)
 1990 Haggard (TV Series)
Lord Tartlet
 1990 Mystery!: Campion (TV Series)
 1989 Saracen (TV Series)
Charles Saunders
 1989 Anything More Would Be Greedy (TV Mini-Series)
Eric Harmer
 1989 Where There's a Will (TV Movie)
 1989 Wonderworks: Young Charlie Chaplin (TV Series)
Captain Hindom
 1988 Great Performances (TV Series)
Col. Otway
 1988 A Gentleman's Club (TV Series)
 1988 King & Castle (TV Series)
 1988 Theatre Night (TV Series)
 1987 Yes, Prime Minister (TV Series)
French Ambassador
 1987 Boon (TV Series)
Teddy Rawlingston
 1987 Casanova (TV Movie)
 1987 The Diary of Anne Frank (TV Series)
Mr. Van Daan
 1986 Dempsey and Makepeace (TV Series)
Sam Powell
 1986 Call Me Mister (TV Series)
Shop manager
 1986 The Return of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Dr. Huxtable
 1985 Cyrano de Bergerac (TV Movie)
 1985 Black Silk (TV Series)
 1985 Honour, Profit & Pleasure (TV Movie)
 1985 Blott on the Landscape (TV Mini-Series)
Chief Constable
 1984 Minder (TV Series)
Mr. Rushmer
 1981-1983 It Takes a Worried Man (TV Series)
The Old Man
 1982 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Vincent Crummles
 1982 The Plague Dogs
Rowf (voice)
 1982 Shine on Harvey Moon (TV Series)
Mr. Hartley
 1980-1982 Holding the Fort (TV Series)
Col. Aubrey Sanderson
 1981 Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (TV Mini-Series)
Air Ministry Official
 1981 Salut champion (TV Series)
 1981 Chintz (TV Series)
Fred Nelson
 1981 A Spy at Evening (TV Mini-Series)
 1972-1981 Crown Court (TV Series)
Det. Supt. Brotherton / Charles Percival / Dr. Hayward
 1980-1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Mr. Porter / Rabbi
 1980 Hawk the Slayer
 1980 Shoestring (TV Series)
 1980 We, the Accused (TV Mini-Series)
 1979-1980 Dick Turpin (TV Series)
Sir John Glutton
 1980 Thérèse Raquin (TV Mini-Series)
Chief Clerk
 1980 The History of Mr. Polly (TV Mini-Series)
 1980 Very Like a Whale (TV Movie)
Dr. Ted Williams
 1980 Spy! (TV Series)
 1980 Donkeys' Years (TV Movie)
Norman Tate
 1979 Feet First (TV Series)
Sheik Ibn Din
 1978 The Birds Fall Down (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Barrault
 1978 The Sandbaggers (TV Series)
David Follett
 1978 Premiere (TV Mini-Series)
 1978 The Devil's Crown (TV Series)
William des Roches
 1978 Scorpion Tales (TV Series)
 1978 Armchair Thriller (TV Series)
Det. Inspector Tarrant
 1978 Get Some In! (TV Series)
Sgt. Foot
 1978 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Det. Insp. Spencer
 1978 Wilde Alliance (TV Series)
 1978 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
 1977 When the Boat Comes In (TV Series)
 1977 Target (TV Series)
 1970-1977 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Jago / Sir Keith Gold
 1977 Holding On (TV Series)
Hymie Herberg
 1977 Yes, Honestly (TV Series)
Roscoe B. Roscoe
 1977 Rooms (TV Series)
Bernard Metcalfe
 1976 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Movie)
 1976 Angels (TV Series)
 1970-1976 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Civil Servant / Chief Immigration Officer Ingrams
 1976 The Squirrels (TV Series)
 1976 Gangsters (TV Series)
Assistant managing director
 1976 Hadleigh (TV Series)
 1976 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
 1975-1976 Poldark (TV Series)
Sir Hugh Bodrugan
 1975 Forget-Me-Not-Lane (TV Movie)
Mr. Magic
 1975 My Son Reuben (TV Series)
Rabbi Jackson
 1975 Village Hall (TV Series)
Bill Jolly
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
 1974 Father Brown (TV Series)
 1974 Brief Encounter (TV Movie)
 1974 Thriller (TV Series)
Medical Officer
 1974 The Fortunes of Nigel (TV Mini-Series)
Duke Hildebrod
 1974 Special Branch (TV Series)
Dr. Eric Blyth
 1973 Vienna 1900 (TV Mini-Series)
Herr Arbesbacher
 1973 The Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series)
Mr. Bolton / Hewitt
 1973 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series)
Max Weinberg
 1973 Van der Valk (TV Series)
 1973 Bowler (TV Series)
Supt. Chamberlain / Superintendent Chamberlain
 1973 New Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Mr. Foster
 1973 Jack the Ripper (TV Mini-Series)
 1973 Between the Wars (TV Series)
 1973 Baffled! (TV Movie)
 1972 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Said Ben Salim
 1972 The Strauss Family (TV Mini-Series)
 1972 The Protectors (TV Series)
 1972 Budgie (TV Series)
 1971 Jason King (TV Series)
The Police Inspector
 1971 Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (TV Series)
Dr. Shapiro
 1971 Little Big Time (TV Series)
Windy Bill
 1968-1971 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Dr. Relling / Cobbler / Ed Keller
 1971 Man at the Top (TV Series)
Mr. Fisher
 1970 Junket 89
 1970 Roads to Freedom (TV Series)
Assistant Superintendent
 1970 Ace of Wands (TV Series)
 1970 Paul Temple (TV Series)
 1969 The Gold Robbers (TV Mini-Series)
Edward Meakin
 1969 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Lal Choudhry
 1969 The Way We Live Now (TV Series)
 1969 Ring of Bright Water
London Fishmonger
 1968 Seven Times Seven
Maitre D'
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Gerald / Niaz Ali Beg
 1968 Koroshi (TV Movie)
 1968 The Saint (TV Series)
 1968 Hennes meget kongelige høyhet
Engelsk tv-reporter
 1968 Ramshackle Road (TV Series)
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Rodier / Ralph Demartino
 1968 Late Night Horror (TV Series)
Algy Somerville
 1966-1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Swindin / Whittle / Hooter
 1968 Public Eye (TV Series)
 1967-1968 The Prisoner (TV Series)
Potter / Number Two's Assistant / Labour Exchange Manager
 1967 The Gamblers (TV Series)
 1967 The White Rabbit (TV Mini-Series)
 1967 The Fellows (TV Series)
Jonah Kerr-Jackson
 1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Mr. Rushton
 1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Warren Burrows
 1967 The Forsyte Saga (TV Series)
Prosper Profond
 1967 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Rabbi Levy
 1967 The Baron (TV Series)
 1967 Secret Agent (TV Series)
 1966 Orlando (TV Series)
The Great Cardini
 1965-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Herman Tobler / Cardinal of Mexico
 1966 Quick Before They Catch Us (TV Series)
 1965 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
Chief Supt. Craythorpe
 1965 Love's Labour's Lost (TV Movie)
Don Adriano de Armado
 1965 The Villains (TV Series)
The Club Manager
 1965 Z Cars (TV Series)
Dennis Ludd
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Dan Royston
 1962 Suspense (TV Series)
Hospital Doctor
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He acted in Michael Frayn's play, "Noises Off", at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England with Lynn Redgrave OBE, Peter Egan, Stephen Mangan, Susie Blake, and directed by Jeremy Sams. See more »


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Played the same character (Potter) in Secret Agent (1964) and The Prisoner (1967), both of which starred Patrick McGoohan. This lends credence to the belief that McGoohan's Danger Man (1960) and Secret Agent (1964) character, John Drake, is the same person as Number Six, the character he later portrayed in The Prisoner (1967) although McGoohan, who was also the co-creator, producer and frequent ... See more »

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