Anthony Dawson (I) (1916–1992)

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Long-faced, emaciated-looking character actor with a thin mustache and an impeccable English accent, Anthony Dawson was typecast in a variety of villainous roles in the 1950s and 1960s. He was born Anthony Douglas Gillon Dawson in Edinburgh, Scotland, to Ida Violet (Kittel) and Eric Francis Dawson. His father was Scottish and his mother was of ... See full bio »


(age 75) in Sussex, England, UK

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Known For

Dial M for Murder Charles Swann
Dr. No Professor Dent
From Russia with Love Ernst Blofeld


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 1991 Selling Hitler (TV Mini Series)
Marquess of Bath
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Marquess of Bath
 1990 The Gamblers
 1988 Run for Your Life
Colonel Moorcroft
 1987 Ghoulies II
 1986 Pirates
Spanish Officer
 1984 Where Is Parsifal?
 1983 The Jigsaw Man
 1981 Inchon
Gen. Collins
 1975 The Count of Monte-Cristo (TV Movie)
Noirtier De Villefort
 1973 Massacre in Rome
Lt. Col. Harster
 1973 The Big Game
Burton (uncredited)
 1972 Cool Million (TV Series)
- Mask of Marcella (1972) ... Prefect
 1972 The Valachi Papers
Federal Investigator
 1971 Red Sun
Hyatt (as Tony Dawson)
 1970 Deadlock
Anthony Sunshine, der alte Killer (as Antony Dawson)
 1970 Rosolino Paternò, soldato...
Italian General
 1969 The Battle of Neretva
 1968 A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof
Samuel Pratt (as Anthony M. Dawson)
 1967 Hell Is Empty
Paul Grant
 1967 Dirty Heroes
American Colonel (as Anthony M. Dawson)
 1967 Your Turn to Die
Dr. Evans
 1967 The Rover
Captain Vincent
 1967 Death Rides a Horse
Burt Cavanaugh
 1967 Operation Kid Brother
 1966 Triple Cross
Major Stillman (as Tony Dawson)
 1966 Kaleidoscope
English Casino Manager (uncredited)
 1965 Change Partners
Ben Arkwright
 1965 Thunderball
Ernst Stavro Blofeld (uncredited)
 1964-1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Simpson / Lucas
- A Very Dangerous Game (1965) ... Simpson
- Don't Nail Him Yet (1964) ... Lucas
 1965 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Ben Arkwright
- Change Partners (1965) ... Ben Arkwright
 1965 The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders
Officer of Dragoons
 1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce
Mickey (uncredited)
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
Colonel Nathan
- We the Hunted (1964) ... Colonel Nathan
 1963 From Russia with Love
Ernst Blofeld (as ?)
 1963 Zero One (TV Series)
- Key Witness (1963) ... Harris
 1962 The Saint (TV Series)
Floyd Vosper
- The Arrow of God (1962) ... Floyd Vosper
 1962 Dr. No
Professor Dent
 1962 Seven Seas to Calais
Lord Burleigh
 1961 The Devil Inside
James Dawson
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Mike Grundy
- A Kettle of Precious Fish (1961) ... Mike Grundy
 1961 'Way Out (TV Series)
George Frobisher
- I Heard You Calling Me (1961) ... George Frobisher
 1961 The Curse of the Werewolf
The Marques Siniestro
 1960 Danger Man (TV Series)
Martin / Security Officer
- The Leak (1960) ... Martin
- The Sisters (1960) ... Security Officer
 1960 Midnight Lace
 1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
- Ascent to Murder (1960) ... Clouston
 1960 The Valley of Decision (TV Movie)
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
Gilles Porret
- The Dennison Case (1960) ... Gilles Porret
 1959 The Flying Doctor (TV Series)
Al Vintner
- The Conspiracy (1959) ... Al Vintner
 1959 Rendezvous (TV Series)
- Markheim (1959) ... Stranger
 1959 Libel
Gerald Loddon
 1959 Tiger Bay
 1958 The Haunted Strangler
Supt. Burk
 1958 Dial M for Murder (TV Movie)
Captain Lesgate (Swann)
 1958 Ivanhoe (TV Series)
Sir Maurice
- Wedding Cake (1958) ... Sir Maurice
- Freeing the Serfs (1958) ... Sir Maurice
 1957 Action of the Tiger
Security Officer
 1957 Hour of Decision
Gary Bax
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Count Victor Mattoni
- I Killed the Count: Part 3 (1957) ... Count Victor Mattoni
- I Killed the Count: Part 2 (1957) ... Count Victor Mattoni
- I Killed the Count: Part 1 (1957) ... Count Victor Mattoni
 1956 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Captain Pierre Cordier
- The Debt (1956) ... Captain Pierre Cordier
 1956 The Buccaneers (TV Series)
Captain Flask
- The Hand of the Hawk (1956) ... Captain Flask
 1956 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
- Blackmail (1956) ... Lucas
 1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Archduke Johann Salvator
- The Mayerling Affair (1956) ... Archduke Johann Salvator
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Adrian Childe
- Area Nine (1955) ... Adrian Childe
 1955 That Lady
Don Inigo
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
- The Bridge (1955) ... German
 1954 Dial M for Murder
Charles Swann
 1951-1953 Studio One (TV Series)
Colonel Peter Redlands
- Beyond Reason (1953)
- Colonel Judas (1951) ... Colonel Peter Redlands
 1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Forsythe
- The Vase (1952) ... Mr. Forsythe
 1951-1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Of Lena Geyer (1952)
- Claire Ambler (1952)
- Top Secret (1951)
 1952 Hallmark Hall of Fame (TV Series)
Lord Chamberlain
- The King's Author (1952) ... Lord Chamberlain
 1951 Valley of the Eagles
Sven Nystrom
 1951 The Long Dark Hall
The Man
 1951 Lucky Nick Cain
Secret Agent (uncredited)
 1950 Five Angles on Murder
Inspector Wilson (uncredited)
 1950 The Wooden Horse
 1950 They Were Not Divided
 1949 The Queen of Spades
 1947 Meet Me at Dawn
First Duelling Opponent (uncredited)
 1946 Secret Flight
Flt. Lt. Norton
 1946 Beware of Pity
Lt. Blannik
 1945 Johnny in the Clouds
Bertie Steen
 1943 They Met in the Dark
2nd Code Expert
 1943 Warn That Man
Radio Operator in Police Car (uncredited)
 1940 Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt
Student (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (11 credits)

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Stage Play: Dial "M" for Murder. Thriller. Written by Frederick Knott. Scenic Design by Peter Larkin. Lighting Design by Peter Larkin. Directed by Reginald Denham. Plymouth Theatre (moved to The Booth Theatre from 11 Jan 1954- close): 29 Oct 1952- 27 Feb 1954 (552 performances). Cast: Maurice Evans (as "Tony Wendice"), Anthony Dawson (as "... See more »

Alternate Names:

? | Anthony M. Dawson | Antony Dawson | Tony Dawson


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He played two different Bond villains: Professor R.J. Dent in Dr. No (1962) and Ernst Stavro Blofeld in From Russia with Love (1963) and Thunderball (1965). See more »


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