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Edward Dentith (1917–1999)


Edward Dentith was born on September 22, 1917 in Kings Norton, Birmingham, England as Ernest Edward Dentith. He was an actor, known for Doctor Who (1963), The Avengers (1961) and Emmerdale Farm (1972). He died in 1999 in Croydon, Surrey, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Doctor Who
Doctor Who Major General Rutlidge / Major-General Rutlidge
(1968)
The Avengers
The Avengers Maurice Roffey
(1961)
Emmerdale Farm
Emmerdale Farm Maurice Westrop
(1979-1980)
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre A policeman / Detective Constable Jackson / Sergeant Gibson
(1952-1958)

Filmography

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 1992 Leon the Pig Farmer
Old Man
 1992 Mulberry (TV Series)
Colonel Dangerfield
- The Dinner Party (1992) ... Colonel Dangerfield
 1989 Around the World in 80 Days (TV Mini-Series)
Faversham's Aide
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Faversham's Aide
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Faversham's Aide
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Faversham's Aide
 1988 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Lord Buttermere
- A Present from Dublin (1988) ... Lord Buttermere
 1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Bob
- Beloved Enemy (1981) ... Bob
 1980 The Sea Wolves
Lumsdaine
 1979-1980 Emmerdale Farm (TV Series)
Maurice Westrop
- Episode #1.584 (1980) ... Maurice Westrop
- Episode #1.583 (1980) ... Maurice Westrop
- Episode #1.582 (1980) ... Maurice Westrop
- Episode #1.581 (1980) ... Maurice Westrop
- Episode #1.580 (1980) ... Maurice Westrop
 1979 A Man Called Intrepid (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Pointdexter
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Mr. Pointdexter
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Mr. Pointdexter
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Mr. Pointdexter
 1979 The Human Factor
Edward
 1978 Lillie (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Ranelagh
- Bertie (1978) ... Lord Ranelagh
- Mrs. Langtry (1978) ... Lord Ranelagh
 1978 Breakaway Girls (TV Series)
Mr. Wharton
- Sally Wharton (1978) ... Mr. Wharton
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series)
High Ranking Police Officer
- Old Dog with New Tricks (1978) ... High Ranking Police Officer
 1977 Odd Man Out (TV Series)
Mr. Pemberton
- Money, Money, Money (1977) ... Mr. Pemberton
 1977 The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (TV Series)
Mr. Milford
- The Unusual Shop (1977) ... Mr. Milford
 1977 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Bottomly / Bottomley
- Last Tango in Tooting (1977) ... Bottomly
- No Happy Returns (1977) ... Bottomley
 1977 King of the Castle (TV Mini-Series short)
Sgt. Tarr / Governor
- Episode #1.7 (1977) ... Sgt. Tarr / Governor
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... Sgt. Tarr / Governor
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... Sgt. Tarr
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Sgt. Tarr / Governor
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Sgt. Tarr
 1976 When the Boat Comes In (TV Series)
Doctor
- King for a Day (1976) ... Doctor
 1975 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Capt. Roper
- Kate (1975) ... Capt. Roper
 1973 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Commissionaire
- Somebody Doesn't Like Me (1973) ... Commissionaire
 1973 Son of the Bride (TV Series)
Police inspector
- The Best Man Always Wins, Sometimes (1973) ... Police inspector
 1971-1973 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Sir Edward Markham / Superintendent Miller
- The Looting of the Species Room (1973) ... Sir Edward Markham
- A Message from the Deep Sea (1971) ... Superintendent Miller
 1973 War & Peace (TV Mini-Series)
Gen. Lauriston
- Moscow! (1973) ... Gen. Lauriston
 1971 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Captain Davies
- The Wind Blows Free (1971) ... Captain Davies
 1970 She Follows Me About (TV Movie)
Holer
 1970 Plunder (TV Movie)
Chief Constable Grierson
 1970 A Family at War (TV Series)
Lt. Col.
- The Breach in the Dyke (1970) ... Lt. Col.
 1970 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Engineer - Second Airline Crew
- The Plastic Eaters (1970) ... Engineer - Second Airline Crew
 1969 The First Churchills (TV Mini-Series)
Tallard
- A Famous Victory (1969) ... Tallard
- Reconciliation (1969) ... Tallard
 1969 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Wing Commander Blair
- Where's George? (1969) ... Wing Commander Blair
 1969 The Gold Robbers (TV Mini-Series)
Geoff
- Crack Shot (1969) ... Geoff
 1968 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Major General Rutlidge / Major-General Rutlidge
- The Invasion: Episode Five (1968) ... Major General Rutlidge
- The Invasion: Episode Four (1968) ... Major-General Rutlidge
 1968 The Jazz Age (TV Series)
Bertie
- Post Mortem (1968) ... Bertie
 1968 The Expert (TV Series)
Arthur Goodwin
- It Can't Be Done (1968) ... Arthur Goodwin
 1968 Champion House (TV Series)
Tom Braithwaite
- If I Were the Marrying Kind (1968) ... Tom Braithwaite
 1967 The Gamblers (TV Series)
Company director
- The Wrecker (1967) ... Company director
 1967 The Big M (TV Series)
Sy Endicott
- Episode #1.6 (1967) ... Sy Endicott
 1967 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Major Allan
- The Man in Room 34 (1967) ... Major Allan
 1966-1967 Crossroads (TV Series)
Major Aston
- Episode #1.651 (1967) ... Major Aston
- Episode #1.499 (1966) ... Major Aston
 1966 Thirteen Against Fate (TV Series)
Jacques de Lamotte
- The Friends (1966) ... Jacques de Lamotte
 1966 Watch the Birdies (TV Mini-Series)
Frank Crawford
- Episode #1.5 (1966) ... Frank Crawford
- Episode #1.4 (1966) ... Frank Crawford
- Episode #1.3 (1966) ... Frank Crawford
- Episode #1.1 (1966) ... Frank Crawford
 1965 Six Shades of Black (TV Series)
Mr. Bonser
- There Is a Happy Land... (1965) ... Mr. Bonser
 1965 The Flying Swan (TV Series)
Bruce Rentoff
- Company Property (1965) ... Bruce Rentoff
 1964 Face of a Stranger
Prison officer
 1964 The Saint (TV Series)
Police Chief
- The Imprudent Politician (1964) ... Police Chief (uncredited)
 1961-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Sergeant Hollis / Sgt. Hay
- Tarnish on a Golden Boy (1964) ... Sergeant Hollis
- Soldier in the Snow (1961) ... Sgt. Hay
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Det. Insp. Dillon
- The Firebug (1964) ... Det. Insp. Dillon
 1963-1964 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Sgt. Watson / Mr. Hughes / Insp. Rod Sheldon
- A Scrap of Paint (1964) ... Sgt. Watson
- Unwelcome Stranger (1963) ... Mr. Hughes
- The River People (1963) ... Insp. Rod Sheldon
 1962-1964 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Prison officer / Quilby
- Face of a Stranger (1964) ... Prison officer
- Death Trap (1962) ... Quilby
 1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Police Sergeant
- The Case of the African Murder (1964) ... Police Sergeant
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
Arthur Hopgood
- Goodbye, Gloria, Goodbye (1964) ... Arthur Hopgood
 1963 Maupassant (TV Series)
- Foolish Wives (1963)
 1962 Death Trap
Quilby
 1962 Out of This World (TV Series)
Major Bentley
- Vanishing Act (1962) ... Major Bentley
 1961 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Police Sergeant
- Findings Keepings (1961) ... Police Sergeant
 1961 Court of Mystery (TV Series)
Professor Chance
- The Man Who Made Insects (1961) ... Professor Chance
 1961 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Police Inspector
- Episode #2.36 (1961) ... Police Inspector
 1958-1961 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Publican / Detective Sergeant / Elliot / ...
- No Licence for Singing (1961) ... Publican
- Night Panic (1960) ... Detective Sergeant
- Underground (1958) ... Elliot
- The Pillars of Midnight (1958) ... Health officer
 1961 The Avengers (TV Series)
Maurice Roffey
- Ashes of Roses (1961) ... Maurice Roffey
 1960 Evidence in Concrete (Short)
Sergeant Kendal
 1960 Follow That Horse! (uncredited)
 1960 Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Sergeant Smith
- Hit and Run (1960) ... Sergeant Smith
 1960 Two Way Stretch
Detective
 1959 The Scarf (TV Series)
Sgt. Daly
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... Sgt. Daly
 1958 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Doorman
- Without Fear (1958) ... Doorman
 1952-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Sergeant Gibson / A policeman / Detective Constable Jackson
- Grand National Night (1958) ... Sergeant Gibson
- You Touched Me (1956) ... A policeman
- They Came by Night (1952) ... Detective Constable Jackson (as Edward Dain)
 1958 The Moonraker
Lieutenant
 1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
6145 Spencer
- Now Barabbas (1958) ... 6145 Spencer
 1958 Big Guns (TV Series)
2nd Warder
- Gaol Delivery (1958) ... 2nd Warder
 1957 A Time of Day (TV Series)
Sgt. Bailey
- Episode #1.5 (1957) ... Sgt. Bailey
 1957 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Mini-Series)
The coachman
- Recalled to Life (1957) ... The coachman
 1957 Battle Hell
Consort Engineer Officer
 1956 Abigail and Roger (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1956)
- Episode #1.2 (1956)
 1955 Portrait of Alison (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Reed
- Episode #1.4 (1955) ... Det. Sgt. Reed (as Edward Dain)
 1953 Operation Diplomat
Sergeant Lewis (as Edward Dain)
 1952 My Wife Jacqueline (TV Series)
Trevor Mathews
- Happily Ever After (1952) ... Trevor Mathews (as Edward Dain)
- Getting Margaret Married (1952) ... Trevor Mathews (as Edward Dain)
- The Mysterious Complaint (1952) ... Trevor Mathews (as Edward Dain)
 1952 Without the Prince (TV Movie)
PC James Hawkins (as Edward Dain)
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