David Kossoff (1919–2005)


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David Kossoff was born on November 24, 1919 in London, England. He was an actor and writer, known for The Mouse on the Moon (1963), The Mouse That Roared (1959) and Chance Meeting (1954). He was married to Margaret Jenkins. He died on March 23, 2005 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

The Mouse on the Moon Professor Kokintz
(1963)
The Mouse That Roared Doctor Alfred Kokintz
(1959)
Chance Meeting Geza Szobek
(1954)
1984 Charrington the Junk Shop Owner
(1956)

Filmography

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 1994 Staggered
Elderly Man
 1992 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Mr. Rosenbaum
- Smoke Your Nose (1992) ... Mr. Rosenbaum
 1989 A Beginners Guide to Freud (TV Movie)
Dr Freud
 1989 Young Charlie Chaplin (TV Series)
Pawnbroker
- Episode #1.5 (1989) ... Pawnbroker
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Pawnbroker
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Pawnbroker
 1980 Here Comes Channel 8 (TV Movie)
 1979 The London Connection
Professor Buchinski
 1975 Three for All
Airport Passenger
 1966 One Million Years B.C.
Narrator (uncredited)
 1963-1965 A Little Big Business (TV Series)
Marcus Lieberman
- Mixed Feelings (1965) ... Marcus Lieberman
- Funny Things: People (1965) ... Marcus Lieberman
- A Short But Bloody Trip to Parnassus (1965) ... Marcus Lieberman
- Call Me Marcus (1965) ... Marcus Lieberman
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... Marcus Lieberman
 1958-1964 The Larkins (TV Series)
Alf Larkins
- Country Style (1964) ... Alf Larkins
- Dizzy Rich (1964) ... Alf Larkins
- Counter Attraction (1964) ... Alf Larkins
- Minders Keepers (1964) ... Alf Larkins
- Gypsy's Warning (1964) ... Alf Larkins
 1964 Shadow of Treason
Peter Kroger
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
Defense Attorney
- Covenant with Death (1963) ... Defense Attorney
 1963 The Mouse on the Moon
Professor Kokintz
 1963 Summer Holiday
Magistrate
 1962 Freud
Jacob Freud
 1962 The Saint (TV Series)
Herman Uberlasch
- The Careful Terrorist (1962) ... Herman Uberlasch
 1960 Alice Through the Looking Box (TV Movie)
Duke of Larkin
 1960 The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
Dr. Ernst Litauer
 1960 Inn for Trouble
Alf Larkins
 1960 Conspiracy of Hearts
The Rabbi
 1955-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Wally Grubb / Samuel Samuels
- No Friendly Star (1959) ... Wally Grubb
- The Black Eye (1955) ... Samuel Samuels
 1959 The House of the Seven Hawks
Wilhelm Dekker
 1959 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Professor Renee
- The Long Weekend (1959) ... Professor Renee
 1959 Jet Storm
Dr. Bergstein
 1959 The Mouse That Roared
Doctor Alfred Kokintz
 1958-1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Charles / Dr. Einstein
- The Age of Juliet (1959) ... Charles
- Arsenic and Old Lace (1958) ... Dr. Einstein
 1959 The Journey
Simon Avron
 1958 The Black Eye (TV Movie)
Samuel Samuels
 1958 Indiscreet
Carl Banks
 1958 Innocent Sinners
Vincent
 1957 Count Five and Die
Dr. Mulder
 1957 The Dock Brief (TV Movie)
Fowle
 1956 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Poppa Brodsky / Ragatzy
- The Same Sky (1956) ... Poppa Brodsky
- The Outsider (1956) ... Ragatzy
 1956 Triple Deception
Henryk van de Heide, CIA
 1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Ragatzy
- The Outsider (1956) ... Ragatzy
 1956 Nom-de-Plume (TV Series)
Cornet Player
- The Nightmare Man (1956) ... Cornet Player
 1956 The Iron Petticoat
Dr. Anton Antonovich Dubratz
 1956 Wicked as They Come
Sam Lewis
 1956 Who Done It?
Zacco
 1956 1984
Charrington the Junk Shop Owner
 1956 Now and Forever
Pawnbroker
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Charlie Crockett
- The Man Who Liked Christmas (1955) ... Charlie Crockett
 1955 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Alex Petroff
- The Brown Man's Servant (1955) ... Alex Petroff
 1955 The Bespoke Overcoat (Short)
Morry
 1955 The Woman for Joe
Max
 1955 It Should Happen to a Dog (TV Movie)
Man / Sailor / King / ...
 1955 The Girl (TV Movie)
Lou
 1955 I Am a Camera
Minor Role
 1955 A Kid for Two Farthings
Avrom Kandinsky
 1954 Svengali
Gecko
 1954 Chance Meeting
Geza Szobek
 1954 The Bespoke Overcoat (TV Movie)
Morry
 1953 The Good Beginning
2nd Hand Clothes Dealer
 1953 Wednesday Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 The Brown Man's Servant (TV Movie)
Joseph Levi
 1953 Rookery Nook (TV Movie)
Harold Twine
 1953 Robin Hood (TV Mini Series)
Sheriff of Nottingham
- The Secret (1953) ... Sheriff of Nottingham
- A King Comes to Greenwood (1953) ... Sheriff of Nottingham
- The Silver Arrow (1953) ... Sheriff of Nottingham
- Who Is Robin? (1953) ... Sheriff of Nottingham
- Gathering the Band (1953) ... Sheriff of Nottingham
 1952 The Silver Swan (TV Series)
Giovanni
- Francis (1952) ... Giovanni
 1952 The Dybbuk (TV Movie)
First batlon
 1952 Black Eye (TV Movie)
Samuel Samuels
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Sholom Aleichem's play, "The World of Sholom Aliechem," at the Embassy Theatre in London, England with Alfie Bass, Miriam Karlin, Tutte Lemkow, and Mark Dignam in the cast. Sam Wanamaker was director. See more »


Spouse:

Margaret Jenkins  (her death)  (3 children)

Children:

Paul Kossoff

Relatives:

Alan Keith (sibling)
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Trivia:

His brother, Alexander, changed his name to Alan Keith and became a BBC radio presenter - the longest-serving and oldest BBC "voice" at the time of his death in 2003, age 94. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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