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Frank Duncan (I) (1923–1995)

Frank Duncan was born on February 1, 1923 in Lausanne, Switzerland. He was an actor, known for Empire of the Sun (1987), The Lotus Eaters (1972) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). He died on February 6, 1995 in Les Allues, Savoie, France. See full bio »

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Known For

Empire of the Sun Mrs. Hug's Father
(1987)
The Lotus Eaters Cotton / Controller
(1972-1973)
Luna Gramps
(1983-1984)

Filmography

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 1991 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Winkley
- Riding in Rollers (1 of 2) (1991) ... Winkley
 1990 Portrait of a Marriage (TV Mini Series)
Head Waiter
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Head Waiter
 1990 The Bill (TV Series)
Judge
- Up the Steps (1990) ... Judge
 1987 Vanity Fair (TV Series)
Mr. Deeds
- Our Friend the Major (1987) ... Mr. Deeds
 1987 Empire of the Sun
Mrs. Hug's Father
 1987 The Charmer (TV Mini Series)
Judge
- Gorse at the End (1987) ... Judge
 1986 We'll Think of Something (TV Series)
Drunk / Vagabond
- It Comes to Us All (1986) ... Drunk
- Business Wallah (1986) ... Vagabond
 1986 The Monocled Mutineer (TV Mini Series)
Reverend Law
- A Dead Man on Leave (1986) ... Reverend Law
 1986 Bluebell (TV Series)
Elderly German
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Elderly German
 1986 Murrow (TV Movie)
Old Radulovich
 1984-1985 Minder (TV Series)
Bank Official / Philip Higgins
- Minder on the Orient Express (1985) ... Bank Official
- Willesden Suite (1984) ... Philip Higgins
 1985 Ties of Blood (TV Mini Series)
Matthew's Father
- Invitation to a Party (1985) ... Matthew's Father
 1985 Operation Julie (TV Movie)
Bruce Sangster
 1985 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
Mr. Jameson
- Keys (1985) ... Mr. Jameson
 1985 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV Series)
Batt
- The Black Magic Man (1985) ... Batt
 1985 Dempsey and Makepeace (TV Series)
Judge
- Given to Acts of Violence (1985) ... Judge
 1985 The Price (TV Mini Series)
Peter Greaves
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Peter Greaves
 1985 One by One (TV Series)
Signor Vamponi
- Of Babes and Sucklings (1985) ... Signor Vamponi
 1985 The Man from Moscow (TV Series)
Borovik
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Borovik
 1984 Mitch (TV Series)
Dr. Gregory
- Sleeping Dogs (1984) ... Dr. Gregory
 1984 The Brief (TV Series)
President
- People (1984) ... President
 1983 Icebound in the Antarctic (TV Mini Series)
William Beardmore
- A Merchant Navy Man (1983) ... William Beardmore
 1983 The Cleopatras (TV Mini Series)
Ammonius
- 46 BC (1983) ... Ammonius
- 80 BC (1983) ... Ammonius
 1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV Mini Series)
Grosvenor
- The Manhood of Edward Robinson (1982) ... Grosvenor
 1982 The Discovery of Animal Behaviour (TV Series documentary)
Herr von Osten
- A Question of Learning (1982) ... Herr von Osten
 1982 Five Days One Summer
First Hut Guardian
 1982 Whoops Apocalypse (TV Series)
Dripfeed, Politburo Member / Politburo Member
- Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun (1982) ... Dripfeed, Politburo Member
- How to Get Rid of It (1982) ... Politburo Member
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
- A Last Visitor for Mr. Hugh Peter (1981) ... (voice)
 1980 Escape (TV Series)
Narrator / Hospital director
- The Cartland Murder (1980) ... Hospital director
- Kim Philby (1980) ... Narrator
- Lord Lucan (1980) ... Narrator
 1980 A Question of Guilt (TV Series)
Chairman, Trowbridge
- Constance Kent: Part 8 (1980) ... Chairman, Trowbridge
- Constance Kent: Part 7 (1980) ... Chairman, Trowbridge
 1979 Mystery!: Malice Aforethought (TV Series)
Dr. Ryder
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Dr. Ryder
 1978 The Standard (TV Series)
Jock
- Two Birds, One Stone (1978) ... Jock
 1978 Armchair Thriller (TV Series)
Announcer
- The Limbo Connection: Part 6 (1978) ... Announcer (voice)
- The Limbo Connection: Part 5 (1978) ... Announcer (voice)
- The Limbo Connection: Part 4 (1978) ... Announcer (voice)
- The Limbo Connection: Part 3 (1978) ... Announcer (voice)
- The Limbo Connection: Part 2 (1978) ... Announcer (voice)
 1978 Life at Stake (TV Series)
Narrator
- Houston... We've Got a Problem (1978) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Million Dollar Children (1978) ... Narrator
- So, Who's Sick? (1978) ... Narrator
- The Train That Never Arrived (1978) ... Narrator (voice)
- Mayday for Pisces III (1978) ... Narrator
 1977 The Duchess of Duke Street (TV Series)
Mr. Lewis
- A Lesson in Manners (1977) ... Mr. Lewis
 1977 The Mackinnons (TV Series)
Archibald Downie
- Shame the Devil (1977) ... Archibald Downie
 1977 The Ghosts of Motley Hall (TV Series)
Voice of Sir Peveril
- Sir Peveril's Hoard (1977) ... Voice of Sir Peveril
 1976 When the Boat Comes In (TV Series)
Dr. Lorimer
- Roubles for the Promised Land (1976) ... Dr. Lorimer
 1976 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Mackinnon
- A Clear Conscience (1976) ... Mackinnon
 1976 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Alistair Patterson
- The Story of a Panic (1976) ... Alistair Patterson
 1976 Red Letter Day (TV Series)
Principal
- For Services to Myself (1976) ... Principal
 1975 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series)
Wireless Announcer
- Noblesse Oblige (1975) ... Wireless Announcer (uncredited)
 1972-1975 The Main Chance (TV Series)
William Pirbright / Swiss Judge
- By the Book (1975) ... William Pirbright
- Widow's Mite (1972) ... Swiss Judge
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Sir James Hay
- A Rich and Beautiful Empire (1975) ... Sir James Hay
 1974 Warship (TV Series)
Mr. Cook
- Without Just Cause (1974) ... Mr. Cook
 1974 Justice (TV Series)
Dennis Chapman
- The Very Fine Line of Duty (1974) ... Dennis Chapman
 1974 The Carnforth Practice (TV Series)
Magistrate
- The Aristocrat (1974) ... Magistrate
 1973 Assassin
Luke
 1973 Jack the Ripper (TV Mini Series)
Wynne Baxter
- Suspects (1973)
- Panic (1973)
- Double Event (1973)
- The First Two (1973) ... Wynne Baxter
 1972-1973 The Lotus Eaters (TV Series)
Cotton / Controller
- And If You Have the Time, Lord (1973) ... Cotton
- The Well Diggers (1973) ... Cotton
- Beside a Crooked Stile (1973) ... Cotton
- A Very Long Spoon (1973) ... Cotton
- A Kind of Treason (1973) ... Cotton
 1973 The Bellcrest Story (TV Series)
Sir Keith Frisby
- Before the Board (1973) ... Sir Keith Frisby
 1972 The Strauss Family (TV Mini Series)
Schneider
- Schanni (1972) ... Schneider
 1972 Ace of Wands (TV Series)
The General
- Sisters Deadly: Part 3 (1972) ... The General
 1972 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Commodore Aylwood
- The Killer Dolphins (1972) ... Commodore Aylwood
 1971-1972 Father, Dear Father (TV Series)
Mr. Plumpton / Auctioneer's Assistant
- Feud, Glorious Feud (1972) ... Mr. Plumpton
- An Explosive Situation (1971) ... Auctioneer's Assistant
 1972 Love Story (TV Series)
Forster
- Never Too Late (1972) ... Forster
 1972 Bless This House (TV Series)
Art College Principal
- Two Heads Are Better Than One (1972) ... Art College Principal
 1971 Mogul (TV Series)
Mr. Lawrence / Coltremaine
- Monopoly with Real Money (1971) ... Mr. Lawrence
- A Touch of the Nelsons (1971) ... Coltremaine
 1971 On Location (TV Series)
Narrator
- Young Winston (1971) ... Narrator
 1971 The Expert (TV Series)
Benson
- Whose Child?: Part 1: The Wife (1971) ... Benson
 1970 Roads to Freedom (TV Series)
Superintendent
- The Reprieve: Part 3 (1970) ... Superintendent
 1968-1970 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Narrator / Bit part
- Everything in the Garden 2 (1970) ... Narrator
- Everything in the Garden 1 (1970) ... Narrator
- Song of Summer (1968) ... Bit part (uncredited)
 1970 Ryan International (TV Series)
Captain Duval
- Not Wanted on Voyage (1970) ... Captain Duval
 1970 Manhunt (TV Series)
News Reader / Announcer
- Degrade and Rule (1970) ... News Reader (voice)
- The Ugly Side of War (1970) ... Announcer (voice)
 1970 The Greater Good (TV Special)
Quentin
 1969 The Power Game (TV Series)
Newsreader / Conyers
- Mergers (1969) ... Newsreader
- The Outsider (1969) ... Conyers
 1967 Far from the Madding Crowd
Farmer at Corn Exchange
 1967 The White Rabbit (TV Mini Series)
Commentator
- The Beginning (1967) ... Commentator (voice)
- The Faith (1967) ... Commentator (voice)
- The Raising Up (1967) ... Commentator (voice)
- O Absalom (1967) ... Commentator (voice)
 1964 Merry-Go-Round (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Animal Families: Part 4 - Fish (1964) ... Narrator (voice)
- Animal Families: Part 3 - Birds (1964) ... Narrator (voice)
 1963 The Mouse on the Moon
News Announcer
 1961 Storyboard (TV Series)
Spy In Fedora Hat / Acton
- Tickets to Trieste (1961) ... Spy In Fedora Hat
- The Middle Men (1961) ... Acton
 1961 Three Ring Circus (TV Movie)
Philippe
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Procurator
- Twentieth Century Theatre: Mr. Gillie (1960) ... Procurator
 1959 Monitor (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Variations on a Mechanical Theme (1959) ... Narrator
 1957 Nicholas Nickleby (TV Series)
Gentleman
- Episode #1.8 (1957) ... Gentleman
 1955 Capital Visit (Short)
Commentary Speaker (voice)
 1950 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Rogers
- The Secret Sharer (1950) ... Rogers
 1950 Stage Fright
News Photographer (uncredited)
 1950 The Astonished Heart
Soames (uncredited)
 1949 John Keats Lived Here (TV Movie)
Joseph Severn
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He acted in Donald Swann's musical, "Wild Thyme", at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, England with Betty Paul, Denis Quilley, Colin Gordon, Jane Wenham, Stella Chapman, Julian Orchard and Gwen Nelson in the cast. Wendy Toye was the director. Ronald Searle was the designer.
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