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Derek Francis (I) (1923–1984)

Derek Francis was born on November 7, 1923 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. He was an actor, known for Scrooge (1970), Carry on Abroad (1972) and The Six Proud Walkers (1962). He was married to Penelope Elsden Smith. He died on March 27, 1984 in Wimbledon, London, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Scrooge 1st Gentleman of Charity
Carry on Abroad
Carry on Abroad Brother Martin
The Six Proud Walkers
The Six Proud Walkers Joey Walker
Oh Brother!
Oh Brother! Sub Prior, Father Matthew


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 1984 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
 1984 Pope John Paul II (TV Movie)
Bishop Lec
 1984 Winter Sunlight (TV Mini-Series)
 1983 The Case of the Frightened Lady (TV Movie)
 1983 Jemima Shore Investigates (TV Series)
Ira Bartholemew
 1983 Pinkerton's Progress (TV Series)
Mr. Beech
 1983 The Wicked Lady
Lord Kingsclere
 1978-1982 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Lord Chamberlain / Saburo
 1978-1982 The Professionals (TV Series)
Len Hatch / John Howard
 1982 Shelley (TV Series)
Fran's Lawyer
 1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV Series)
Uncle George
 1975-1982 Crown Court (TV Series)
His Honour Judge Daniel Hastings / Judge Hastings
 1982 The World Cup: A Captain's Tale (TV Movie)
His Grace
 1981 Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Jaggers
 1981 Partners (TV Series)
George Gilkes
 1974-1981 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
 1980 In Loving Memory (TV Series)
Mr. Browning
 1978-1980 Rings on Their Fingers (TV Series)
Mr. Frewin / The Room Waiter
 1980 Keep It in the Family (TV Series)
Bank Manager
 1979 The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris (TV Series)
Dr. Bunnion
 1978 Bernie (TV Series)
 1978 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Sir Jethro Mott
 1978 Bless Me Father (TV Series)
Bishop O'Reilly
 1978 Sexton Blake and the Demon God (TV Series)
Hubba Pasha
 1978 Mrs. Amworth (Short)
 1978 Miss Jones and Son (TV Series)
Mr. Ellerby
 1977 Three Dangerous Ladies
Benson (segment "Mrs. Amworth")
 1977 Odd Man Out (TV Series)
Mr. Bedford
 1977 Just William (TV Series)
Mr. Whitfield
 1977 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Charles Beaumont
 1977 The Cost of Loving (TV Series)
Mr. Charlesworth
 1968-1977 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Withers / Karl / Mikhail Mikhailov
 1977 Nicholas Nickleby (TV Mini-Series)
Wackford Squeers
 1977 Rising Damp (TV Series)
Mr. French
 1977 Jabberwocky
 1977 Doctor on the Go (TV Series)
Gervaise Gascoigne
 1976 The Sooty Show (TV Series)
 1976 Sykes (TV Series)
Mr. Belvadere
 1976 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Raymond Meadows
 1976 Dickens of London (TV Mini-Series)
Stage Manager
 1976 The New Avengers (TV Series)
The Bishop
 1976 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
 1976 To the Devil a Daughter
 1975 Village Hall (TV Series)
Major Tapwick
 1975 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Sir James Darren
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Thomas Partridge
 1974-1975 Thriller (TV Series)
Sam / Shelby Grafton
 1975 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Herbert Loder
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Edward VII of England
 1974 My Name Is Harry Worth (TV Series)
Arnold Hobbs
 1974 Who Killed Lamb? (TV Movie)
Octavius Lamb
 1973 Oh, Father! (TV Series)
Sub Prior, Father Matthew / Father Matthew
 1971-1973 Justice (TV Series)
Judge / Charles Breedon
 1973 Whoops Baghdad! (TV Series)
Abu ben Ackers, the Wazir
 1971-1973 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Prof. Morell / Police sargeant
 1972 Sawing Metals by Hand (Short)
 1972 Carry on Abroad
Brother Martin
 1972 Thirty Minutes Worth (TV Series)
 1972 Sutherland's Law (TV Movie)
John Sutherland
 1972 Carry on Matron
 1972 Crime of Passion (TV Series)
M. Soubrier
 1972 The Shadow of the Tower (TV Series)
John Girdler
 1972 Man of Straw (TV Mini-Series)
Herr Goppel
 1964-1972 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Restaurant Manager / Mr. Harcourt / Harold Harbinger
 1971 Man of Violence
Sam Bryant
 1971 Up the Creek (Short)
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
 1971 Shirley's World (TV Series)
Sir Mathew Hardcastle
 1971 Jason King (TV Series)
Umberto Bellini
 1971 The Last of the Baskets (TV Series)
Mr. Higgins
 1971 The Ten Commandments (TV Series)
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Lord Everton
 1971 Carry on Henry VIII
 1971 Catweazle (TV Series)
Inspector Pugh
 1971 The Statue
 1971 Say Hello to Yesterday
Park Keeper
 1970 The Adventures of Don Quick (TV Series)
 1970 Scrooge
1st Gentleman of Charity
 1970 Carry on Loving
 1970 Codename (TV Series)
Vaslva Baroviev
 1970 Up Pompeii! (TV Series)
Senator Lecherous
 1969-1970 Oh Brother! (TV Series)
Sub Prior, Father Matthew
 1965-1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Cornelius Shafton / The Procurator / G.C. Stoupe / ...
 1969 Crossplot
Sir Charles Moberley
 1969 Who-Dun-It (TV Series)
Dorian Pettifer
 1969 Carry on Camping
 1969 What's Good for the Goose
 1965-1968 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
John Scott Eccles / Mycroft Holmes
 1968 Middlemarch (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Brooke
 1962-1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Walter / John Goggin / Percy Grey
 1968 Wild, Wild Women (TV Series)
Mr. Harcourt
 1968 Nicholas Nickleby (TV Mini-Series)
Ralph Nickleby
 1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Dr. James Vance
 1967 Sexton Blake (TV Series)
Sir Gerald Trevona
 1967 Carry on Doctor
Sir Edmund Burke
 1959-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mr. Pitt / Major Black / Det. Insp. Hudson / ...
 1967 Contrasts (TV Series)
Jonathan Swift
 1967 The Golden Age (TV Series)
Philip Henslow / Doctor
 1967 The Queen's Traitor (TV Series)
Lord Burleigh
 1965-1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Henge / Mr. Rummins
 1967 Witch Hunt (TV Series)
Colonel Cooper
 1967 The Forsyte Saga (TV Series)
 1966 Hugh and I (TV Series)
 1966 Press for Time
Ernest Corcoran (alderman)
 1966 The Man Who Never Was (TV Series)
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Dr Leander
 1966 King of the River (TV Series)
 1966 Seven Deadly Sins (TV Series)
Fat man
 1963-1966 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
James Paterson / Clive Dudley
 1966 The Great Metropolis (TV Movie documentary)
Henry Mayhew
 1966 Rasputin: The Mad Monk
 1966 Secret Agent (TV Series)
 1966 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Mr. Allen
 1965 Court Martial (TV Series)
 1965 Blackmail (TV Series)
Charles Watson
 1965 The Mask of Janus (TV Series)
Charles Caswell
 1965 Love Story (TV Series)
David Banner
 1965 The Wednesday Thriller (TV Series)
 1965 A World of Comedy (TV Mini-Series)
 1965 Londoners (TV Series)
Lord Barnett
 1965 Our Man at St. Mark's (TV Series)
Major Hubert Paxton
 1965 The Little Ones
 1962-1965 Z Cars (TV Series)
Samuel Fitton / Alec Kettle / Mr. Wilson
 1965 Undermind (TV Series)
 1965 Public Eye (TV Series)
Mr. Hordern
 1965 Doctor Who (TV Series)
 1965 Frankie Howerd (TV Series)
 1964 Smokescreen
Dexter's Doctor (uncredited)
 1964 The Verdict
Supt. Brett
 1964 The Tomb of Ligeia
Lord Trevanion
 1964 The Comedy Man
 1964 Diary of a Young Man (TV Series)
Mr. Baggerdagger
 1964 The Midnight Men (TV Series)
Tillio Grunditz
 1964 Detective (TV Series)
Samuel Ogden / Rosseter
 1963-1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Adrian Fitzgerald Tarbuck / Klein
 1964 Ring of Treason
Chief Supt. Croft
 1961-1964 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Supt. Brett / Arthur Tilsley / R.R. Harris
 1964 This Is My Street
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
Goldie Fairchild
 1963 Farewell Performance
Supt. Raven
 1963 Master Spy
Police Inspector (uncredited)
 1963 The Hi-Jackers
Jack Carter
 1963 Bitter Harvest
Mr. Jones
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series)
 1959-1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Chaytoe QC / Roger / Belton / ...
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Chayotn, QC
 1963 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Peter Brenner
 1963 Maupassant (TV Series)
M. Rosselin
 1963 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Charles Melton
 1960-1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Godfrey Clayton-Brown / Hiram B. Otis / Edward Raven / ...
 1962 Backfire
Arthur Tilsley
 1962 The Largest Theatre in the World: Heart to Heart (TV Movie)
Sir John Dawson-Brown
 1962 The Scales of Justice (TV Series)
Henry Dobbs
 1962 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series)
M. Le Sueur
 1962 Saki (TV Mini-Series)
 1962 Night Creatures
Squire Anthony Cobtree
 1962 The Six Proud Walkers (TV Series)
Joey Walker
 1962 Lisa
Detective Inspector
 1961 Never Back Losers
R.R. Harris
 1961 Choirboys Unite! (TV Movie)
The Vicar
 1961 The Pocket Lancer (TV Mini-Series)
Sergeant Finch
 1961 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
 1961 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Maurice Dobling
 1961 Harpers West One (TV Series)
 1961 Ask Mr. Pastry (TV Series)
Colonel Brace
 1961 Two Living, One Dead
 1961 You Can't Escape (TV Movie)
Doctor Graves
 1961 No Love for Johnnie
 1961 Jango (TV Series)
Supt. Bullock
 1960 The Balloon and the Baron (TV Movie)
The Baron
 1960 Concrete Jungle
 1960 The Poet (TV Short)
 1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
John Hawkins
 1960 The Long Way Home (TV Series)
Gaston Rondeur
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
 1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Elias Widecombe
 1959-1960 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
Angelo / Ronald Ainsworth
 1958 The World Our Stage (TV Series)
Polonius (Hamlet)
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Timon of Athens," in an Old Vic Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Ralph Richardson, Derek Godfrey, Harry Innocent, Richard Gale, Dudley Jones, James Booth, Margaret Whiting, and Gabriel Woolf in the cast. Michael Benthall was director. See more »

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Was a brilliant artist and made puppets as his hobby. See more »

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