Jasper Maskelyne (1892–1973)

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Jasper Maskelyne was born on September 29, 1892 in Wandsworth, London, England, UK. He was an actor, known for Lady in Distress (1940), The Dizzy Limit (1930) and Terror on Tiptoe (1936). He died on March 15, 1973 in Nairobi, Kenya. See full bio »


(age 80) in Nairobi, Kenya

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Known For

Lady in Distress Additional Crew
The Dizzy Limit Jasper Montague


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 1958 African Patrol (TV Series)
- No Place to Hide (1958) ... Carl
- The Hunt (1958)
 1936 Terror on Tiptoe
 1930 The Dizzy Limit
Jasper Montague
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 1940 Lady in Distress (technical advisor)
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 2011 Surviving D-Day (TV Movie)
 1947 Ace of Clubs (Documentary short)
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 2006 History's Mysteries (TV Series documentary)
- The War Illusionist (2006) ... Self
 1998 Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (TV Series documentary)
- Rommel's Enigma (1998) ... Self (uncredited)
- Tools of Deception ... Self (uncredited)

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Came from a family of magicians, his father being the famous British conjurer John Nevil Maskelyne (1939-1917). During World War II, he volunteered for the Royal Engineers, rose to the rank of major and was influential in designing camouflage for AFV's, ships and ordnance. After the war, he bought a farm in Kenya, became a police officer and fought against Mau Mau terrorists.

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