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William Kendall (I) (1903–1984)

William Kendall was born on August 26, 1903 in London, England as William Isaac Kendall. He was an actor, known for Department S (1969), Debt of Honour (1936) and Portrait of Alison (1955). He died on April 1, 1984. See full bio »


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Department S
Department S Sir Wilfred
Debt of Honour
Debt of Honour Paul Martin
Portrait of Alison
Portrait of Alison Peter Fenby
The Avengers
The Avengers Lord Dessington


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 1972 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
The 'General'
 1971 Persuasion (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Musgrove
 1971 Nearest and Dearest (TV Series)
Major Lovelace
 1969 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Col. Jarrett
 1969 Department S (TV Series)
Sir Wilfred
 1969 Adventure Weekly (TV Series)
Sir George
 1969 The Assassination Bureau
M. Marivaux at 'La Belle Amie' (uncredited)
 1969 Some Girls Do
Wing Commander Aston (uncredited)
 1968 The Old Campaigner (TV Series)
The High Commissioner
 1966-1968 Harry Worth (TV Series)
Sir Charles Pressley / Mr. Goodison / Dalby
 1968 George and the Dragon (TV Series)
Brigadier Harrington-Jones
 1968 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Colonel Dumbarton
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Andrew Lodge
 1968 Misleading Cases (TV Series)
Major Markwell
 1968 The Very Merry Widow (TV Series)
 1968 Virgin of the Secret Service (TV Series)
Lord Merrion
 1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Lord Dessington
 1967 Write a Play (TV Series)
Head Warder / Judge
 1967 The Jokers
Maj. Gen. Jeffcock
 1967 Mr. Rose (TV Series)
 1967 Mrs Thursday (TV Series)
General R. Smythe
 1967 The Whitehall Worrier (TV Series)
 1967 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
Sir Robert
 1966 Hugh and I (TV Series)
 1965-1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Lt. Col. Barraclough / Zoo Director
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Arnold Makepiece
 1965 The Flying Swan (TV Series)
Brigadier Chiswick
 1965 Frankie Howerd (TV Series)
 1957-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Maj. Norriss / Major Thompson
 1964 Diary of a Young Man (TV Series)
 1964 Detective (TV Series)
John Raggley / Mr. Binns
 1964 The Graham Stark Show (TV Series)
 1964 Story Parade (TV Series)
Mr. Baxter
 1964 Sykes and A... (TV Series)
 1963 Here's Harry (TV Series)
 1963 Maigret (TV Series)
Felicien Gendreaux
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
 1963 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Colonel Richards
 1962-1963 The Rag Trade (TV Series)
 1956-1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Ted / Mr. Smith
 1962 Dial RIX (TV Series)
Mr. Bellenger
 1962 Hotel Paradiso (TV Movie)
 1962 Live Now - Pay Later
Major Simpkins
 1961-1962 Citizen James (TV Series)
 1961-1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Derek Forbes-Hillingdon / Halliday / Biggs / ...
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Captain Morgan
 1961 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Stephen Blake
 1961 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Major Thomas
 1961 Tales of Mystery (TV Series)
Uncle Henry
 1961 Jango (TV Series)
Lord Haversham
 1960-1961 A Life of Bliss (TV Series)
Gilbert Dudley / Nigel Courtney
 1961 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Joe Thompson
 1960 Whack-O! (TV Series)
Mr. Armitage
 1960 The Charlie Drake Show (TV Series)
 1960 The Strange World of Gurney Slade (TV Mini-Series)
 1960 Sands of the Desert
British Consul
 1960 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Ken Scudamore
 1960 The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
Clubman (uncredited)
 1959-1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Alfred Granger / Horton
 1960 The Trials of Oscar Wilde
Lord Ashford
 1959-1960 Hancock's Half Hour (TV Series)
 1960 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
Colonel Stanley Rigby
 1960 Hotel Imperial (TV Series)
City Gent
 1960 Inside Story (TV Series)
Mr. Hartley
 1960 A Touch of Larceny
 1959 Strictly Confidential
Major Rory McQuarry
 1959 Probation Officer (TV Series)
 1959 Left Right and Centre
Right - Pottle
 1959 The Adventures of Brigadier Wellington-Bull (TV Series)
Fred Coutts
 1959 Crime Sheet (TV Series)
Major Lucas
 1959 Idol on Parade
Commanding Officer
 1958 Charlesworth at Large (TV Series)
 1958 Doomsday for Dyson (TV Movie)
Civil Servant
 1956 Jumping for Joy
 1955 Portrait of Alison (TV Series)
Peter Fenby
 1954 Dance Little Lady
Mr. Matthews
 1953 Two of Everything (TV Movie)
Rex Tempest
 1939 Blind Folly
 1938 The Sky's the Limit
Thornwell Beamish
 1938 Sweet Devil
Edward Bane
 1936 This'll Make You Whistle
Reggie Benson
 1936 Debt of Honour
Paul Martin
 1934 The Doctor's Secret
 1933 That's a Good Girl
 1933 The King's Cup
Captain Richards
 1932 Magic Night
 1922 Face to Face
Bert Manners

Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Alex Atkinson's play, "Four Winds," at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with Peggy Evans, Frank Lawton, Roderick Lovell, and Nancy Roberts in the cast.

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Brother of Henry Kendall.

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