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George Pravda (1918–1985)


George Pravda was born on June 19, 1918 in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary [now Prague, Czech Republic] as Jirí Pravda. He was an actor, known for Thunderball (1965), Firefox (1982) and The Man in the Mirror (1966). He was married to Hana Maria Pravda. He died on April 30, 1985 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 66) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Thunderball Kutze
(1965)
Firefox General Borov
(1982)
The Man in the Mirror Nicholas Cheverski
(1966)
The Monsters Smetanov
(1962)

Filmography

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 1986 Cold War Killers (TV Movie)
Igor Panin
 1985 Bulman (TV Series)
Pushkin
- Sins of Omission (1985) ... Pushkin
 1985 Gulag (TV Movie)
Bukovsky
 1985 The Man from Moscow (TV Series)
Borisglebsky
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Borisglebsky
 1984 The Cold Room (TV Movie)
The Doctor
 1983 Pride of our Alley (TV Movie)
Boris Alperovici
 1983 Chessgame (TV Series)
Igor Panin
- Cold Wargame (1983) ... Igor Panin
- Flying Blind (1983) ... Igor Panin
 1983 Wagner (TV Mini Series)
Dr. Schauss
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Dr. Schauss
 1974-1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Weiss / Pervitsky / Nikolay Tashkov
- Aliens (1982) ... Weiss
- Beloved Enemy (1981) ... Pervitsky
- The Childhood Friend (1974) ... Nikolay Tashkov
 1981-1982 Strangers (TV Series)
Pushkin
- The Moscow Subway Murders (1981) ... Pushkin
 1982 Firefox
General Borov
 1974-1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Inigo Schrub / Lieberman
- Virginia Fly Is Drowning (1981) ... Inigo Schrub
- The Joke (1974) ... Lieberman
 1981 The Life and Times of David Lloyd George (TV Mini Series)
Professor Weizmann
- No. 10 (1981) ... Professor Weizmann
 1980 Hopscotch
Saint Breheret
 1980 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Gavrialides
- Blood Ties (1980) ... Gavrialides
 1979 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (TV Mini Series)
Polyakov
- Flushing Out the Mole (1979) ... Polyakov
 1979 Hanover Street
French Farmer
 1979 The London Connection
Kolenkov
 1974-1979 Crown Court (TV Series)
Peter Hauptman / Dr. Sebes
- Somebody: Part 1 (1979) ... Peter Hauptman
- Not Dead But Gone Before: Part 1 (1974) ... Dr. Sebes
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series)
Hirschfield
- First Night (1978) ... Hirschfield
 1978 Sexton Blake and the Demon God (TV Series)
Professor Lurkov
- Part 3 (1978) ... Professor Lurkov
- Part 2 (1978) ... Professor Lurkov
 1978 Holocaust (TV Mini Series)
Otto Felscher
- Part 4: 1944-1945 (1978) ... Otto Felscher
- Part 3: 1942-1944 (1978) ... Otto Felscher
 1978 1990 (TV Series)
Pallin
- Young Sparks (1978) ... Pallin
 1977 Romance (TV Series)
Alexei / Dimitri
- Emily (1977) ... Alexei
- Three Weeks (1977) ... Dimitri
 1977 In freier Landschaft (TV Series)
Vodicek
- Zweiter Teil (1977) ... Vodicek (as George Prawda)
- Erster Teil (1977) ... Vodicek (as George Prawda)
 1967-1976 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Jaeger / Castellan Spandrell / Denes
- The Deadly Assassin: Part Four (1976) ... Castellan Spandrell
- The Deadly Assassin: Part Three (1976) ... Castellan Spandrell
- The Deadly Assassin: Part Two (1976) ... Castellan Spandrell
- The Deadly Assassin: Part One (1976) ... Castellan Spandrell
- The Mutants: Episode Six (1972) ... Jaeger
 1976 The Next Man
Russian Economist
 1976 I, Claudius (TV Mini Series)
Gershom
- Some Justice (1976) ... Gershom
 1976 The Duchess of Duke Street (TV Series)
Monsieur Alex
- Honour and Obey (1976) ... Monsieur Alex
- A Present Sovereign (1976) ... Monsieur Alex
 1976 Second Verdict (TV Series)
Georgi Dimitroff
- Who Burned the Reichstag? (1976) ... Georgi Dimitroff
 1976 Second City Firsts (TV Series)
Sergei
- Trotsky Is Dead (1976) ... Sergei
 1975 Zwei Finger einer Hand (TV Movie)
Rudler
 1971-1975 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
David Kahn / Francis Dale
- The Talking Doll (1975) ... Francis Dale
- Final Score (1971) ... David Kahn
- Kick Off (1971) ... David Kahn
 1974 Dial M for Murder (TV Series)
Gebhardt
- The Man in the Middle (1974) ... Gebhardt
 1974 S*P*Y*S
Russian Coach (uncredited)
 1974 QB VII (TV Mini Series)
Moishe Bar Tov
- Part Three (1974) ... Moishe Bar Tov
 1974 Colditz (TV Series)
Gen. János Ustasy
- Senior American Officer (1974) ... Gen. János Ustasy
 1974 The Protectors (TV Series)
Sneider
- Wheels (1974) ... Sneider
 1974 Dracula (TV Movie)
Innkeeper
 1956-1973 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Goldstein / German Lieutenant / Paul Kosky
- Russian Roulette (1973) ... Goldstein
- The Web of Lace (1958) ... German Lieutenant
- The Mother (1956) ... Paul Kosky
 1973 Moonbase 3 (TV Series)
General Alexis Trenkin
- Castor and Pollux (1973) ... General Alexis Trenkin
 1973 Spy Trap (TV Series)
Ambassador
- The Carrot and the Stick (1973) ... Ambassador
 1973 The Flaxton Boys (TV Series)
Dr. Bamberger
- 1945: Things Are Not What They Seem (1973) ... Dr. Bamberger
 1969-1973 Special Branch (TV Series)
Bershki / Jan Kobylna
- Polonaise (1973) ... Bershki
- Exit a Diplomat (1969) ... Jan Kobylna
 1973 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Newbury
- Make It a Million (1973) ... Newbury
 1972 The Man Who Came to Dinner (TV Movie)
Professor Metz
 1972 Love Story (TV Series)
The editor
- Night of the Tanks (1972) ... The editor
 1972 A Family at War (TV Series)
Hellmut Regler
- Two Fathers (1972) ... Hellmut Regler
 1971 Misleading Cases (TV Series)
Sagittarius
- Regina Versus Sagittarius (1971) ... Sagittarius
 1971 Public Eye (TV Series)
Geoffrey Kulman
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Otto Schroder
- Death of Fasching (1971) ... Otto Schroder
 1971 The Last of the Mohicans (TV Mini Series)
General Montcalm
- Part 5 (1971) ... General Montcalm
- Part 4 (1971) ... General Montcalm
 1971 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Otto Gunter
- Ring of Fire (1971) ... Otto Gunter
 1970 Ryan International (TV Series)
Erich Parl
- Pirouette (1970) ... Erich Parl
 1970 Underground
Menke
 1970 Codename (TV Series)
Kaldor
- Warhead (1970) ... Kaldor
 1970 Callan (TV Series)
Mr. Karas
- Summoned to Appear (1970) ... Mr. Karas
 1970 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Prof. Miklos Egri
- Spectre at the Feast (1970) ... Prof. Miklos Egri
 1970 The Kremlin Letter
Kazar
 1969 Taste of Excitement
Dr. Forla
 1969 Christ Recrucified (TV Mini Series)
The Agha
- In Vain, My Christ, in Vain (1969) ... The Agha
- The Savage Face of Christ (1969) ... The Agha
- The Pope's Curse (1969) ... The Agha
- The Rising Path (1969) ... The Agha
- The Spirit and the Flesh (1969) ... The Agha
 1969 Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
Doctor Brandt
 1969 Department S (TV Series)
Count Von Streicher
- The Double Death of Charlie Crippen (1969) ... Count Von Streicher
 1968 The Sex Game (TV Series)
Dr. Zartman
- A Quartet at Sheila's (1968) ... Dr. Zartman
 1968/I The Shoes of the Fisherman
Gorshenin (credit only)
 1968 The Newcomers (TV Series)
Constantin Minovici
- Episode #1.320 (1968) ... Constantin Minovici
- Episode #1.319 (1968) ... Constantin Minovici
- Episode #1.318 (1968) ... Constantin Minovici
- Episode #1.317 (1968) ... Constantin Minovici
 1968 Decline and Fall... of a Birdwatcher
Harbour Policeman
 1968 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Jicinov
- The Flag (1968) ... Jicinov
 1968 Crime Buster (TV Series)
Fantone
- The Third Thief (1968) ... Fantone
 1968 Submarine X-1
Captain Erlich
 1968 City '68 (TV Series)
Dr. Dubrowsky
- The Old Country (1968) ... Dr. Dubrowsky
 1968 Inspector Clouseau
Wulf
 1967 The Prisoner (TV Series)
Doctor
- A Change of Mind (1967) ... Doctor
 1967 Vendetta (TV Series)
Dr. Spinotti
- The Dying Man (1967) ... Dr. Spinotti
 1967 Mickey Dunne (TV Series)
Mr. Pavlicek
- The Hon. Bird (1967) ... Mr. Pavlicek
 1967 The Secret Agent (TV Movie)
Michaelis
 1966-1967 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Charles Zandini / Dr. Malesherbes
- The Man in Room 34 (1967) ... Dr. Malesherbes
- Episode #1.914 (1966) ... Charles Zandini
- Episode #1.913 (1966) ... Charles Zandini
- Episode #1.912 (1966) ... Charles Zandini
 1966 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Mr. Segal
- Sleeping Dogs (1966) ... Mr. Segal
 1966 The Man Who Never Was (TV Series)
Communist Official
- Big Fish (1966) ... Communist Official
 1966 The Power Game (TV Series)
Bacciardi
- The Big View (1966) ... Bacciardi
 1962-1966 The Saint (TV Series)
Uhrmeister / Inspector Glessen / Clinton Uckrose
- The Helpful Pirate (1966) ... Uhrmeister
- The Rhine Maiden (1965) ... Inspector Glessen
- The Effete Angler (1962) ... Clinton Uckrose
 1966 Mrs. Thursday (TV Series)
Miklos Pantaric
- The Canvas Jungle (1966) ... Miklos Pantaric
 1966 The Baron (TV Series)
Insp. Strauss
- And Suddenly You're Dead (1966) ... Insp. Strauss
 1966 The Man in the Mirror (TV Series)
Nicholas Cheverski
- Episode #1.6 (1966) ... Nicholas Cheverski
- Episode #1.5 (1966) ... Nicholas Cheverski
- Episode #1.4 (1966) ... Nicholas Cheverski
- Episode #1.3 (1966) ... Nicholas Cheverski
- Episode #1.2 (1966) ... Nicholas Cheverski
 1966 Where the Spies Are
1st Agent
 1965 Thunderball
Kutze
 1965 An Enemy of the State (TV Series)
State Prosecutor
- The Reckoning (1965) ... State Prosecutor
- The Blood Red Tape (1965) ... State Prosecutor
 1965 Riviera Police (TV Series)
Anton Irvick
 1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Dr. Ernst Linden
- Music for Murder (1965) ... Dr. Ernst Linden
 1964 Crane (TV Series)
Carl Hassler
- The Painted Lady (1964) ... Carl Hassler
 1964 Curtain of Fear (TV Series)
Tannikov
- The Regan Solution (1964) ... Tannikov
- The Shand Solution (1964) ... Tannikov
- The Linton Compact (1964) ... Tannikov
- The Tannikov Dilemma (1964) ... Tannikov
- The Liebert Question (1964) ... Tannikov
 1964 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
Poppa Brodsky
- The Same Sky (1964) ... Poppa Brodsky
 1958-1964 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Paul / German Commandant / Tony Perelli
- In Another Country (1964) ... Dr. Paul
- Boule de Suif (1961) ... German Commandant
- So Close to the Top (1958) ... Tony Perelli
 1964 The Protectors (TV Series)
Niki Goulani
- Cargo from Corinth (1964) ... Niki Goulani
 1964 Shadow of Treason
Secondary Supporting Role
 1964 Hide and Seek
Frank Melnicker
 1964 Agent 8 3/4
Pravelko (uncredited)
 1963-1964 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Farago / Laslo Radiv
- A Cast of Thousands (1964) ... Farago
- The Menacing Mazurka (1963) ... Laslo Radiv
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
Kramer
- The Light of a Friendly Star (1963) ... Kramer
 1963 Zero One (TV Series)
André Bouchard
- Delayed Reaction (1963) ... André Bouchard
 1956-1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Dr. Arndt / Rochus Lieberman / Dr. Carl Halek / ...
- For King and Country #4: The Enemy (1963) ... Dr. Arndt
- The Strong Are Lonely (1958) ... Rochus Lieberman
- His and Hers (1957) ... Dr. Carl Halek
- The Two-Headed Eagle (1957) ... Count von Foehn
- Waters of the Moon (1956) ... Julius Winterhalter
 1959-1963 The Third Man (TV Series)
French police chief / Praag
- Portrait of Harry (1963) ... French police chief
- High Finance (1959) ... Praag
 1963 Jezebel ex UK (TV Series)
Jansen
- Slow Boat to Niniveh (1963) ... Jansen
 1960-1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Mr. Kovalesky / Artur Lessing / Frederick
- The Remarkable Incident at Carson Corners (1963) ... Mr. Kovalesky
- The Unplayed Part (1960) ... Artur Lessing
 1962 Playback
Simon Shillack
 1962 Man of the World (TV Series)
President Majcek
- Specialist for the Kill (1962) ... President Majcek
 1962 The Monsters (TV Series)
Smetanov
- Episode #1.4 (1962) ... Smetanov
- Episode #1.3 (1962) ... Smetanov
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... Smetanov
 1962 The Password Is Courage
2nd German Officer at French Farm
 1962 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Simon Shillack
- Playback (1962) ... Simon Shillack
 1962 Reach for Glory
Mr. Stein
 1961 The Devil's Hands (Short)
Anton Kroll
 1961 Maigret (TV Series)
Bronsky
- The Winning Ticket (1961) ... Bronsky
 1961 Top Secret (TV Series)
Lettner
- The Men from Yesterday (1961) ... Lettner
 1961 Debt to a Spy (TV Movie)
Ernst Drotz
 1961 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Psychiatrist
- The Sorcerer (1961) ... Psychiatrist
 1961 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Father
- Drama '61: The Cruel Day (1961) ... Father
 1961 The Treasure Seekers (TV Series)
Mr. Rosenbaum
- The Deadly Peril (1961) ... Mr. Rosenbaum
 1961 The Avengers (TV Series)
Marko Ogrin
- The Radioactive Man (1961) ... Marko Ogrin
 1959-1961 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Rolf Lanstrum / Jacques
- A Sense of Guilt (1961) ... Rolf Lanstrum
- My Young Brother (1959) ... Jacques
 1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Dr. Svoboda
- Episode #2.6 (1960) ... Dr. Svoboda
 1960 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Andre Czinski
- Episode #1.12 (1960) ... Andre Czinski
 1960 The Richest Man in the World (TV Movie)
Philippe Dupont
 1960 Follow That Horse!
Hammler
 1960 Skyport (TV Series)
- Episode #1.46 (1960)
 1960 Night on the Highway (TV Movie)
Valerio Rossello
 1960 Sink the Bismarck!
Damage Control Officer on the 'Bismarck' (uncredited)
 1956-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Julius Winterhalter / Steve Pandish / Dr. Melnik / ...
- Waters of the Moon (1959) ... Julius Winterhalter
- The Velvet Alley (1959) ... Steve Pandish
- The Fortrose Incident (1959) ... Dr. Melnik
- The Cold Light (1956) ... Jurew
 1959 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
Eriksen
- Something for the Bird (1959) ... Eriksen
 1959 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Rapelli
- The Crying Jester (1959) ... Rapelli
 1959 The Offshore Island (TV Movie)
Captain Baltinsky
 1959 Jo's Boys (TV Series)
Professor Bhaer
- Part 7 (1959) ... Professor Bhaer
- Part 6 (1959) ... Professor Bhaer
- Part 5 (1959) ... Professor Bhaer
- Part 4 (1959) ... Professor Bhaer
- Part 3 (1959) ... Professor Bhaer
 1959 Operation Amsterdam
Portmaster
 1959 Television Playwright (TV Series)
Colonel Sten
- The Dark Side of the Earth (1959) ... Colonel Sten
 1958 Solo for Canary (TV Series)
Joseph Viga
- Episode #1.2 (1958) ... Joseph Viga
- Episode #1.1 (1958) ... Joseph Viga
 1958 Good Wives (TV Series)
Professor Bhaer
- Part 5 (1958) ... Professor Bhaer
- Part 4 (1958) ... Professor Bhaer
- Part 3 (1958) ... Professor Bhaer
 1958 Missiles from Hell
Karewski
 1958 Sailor of Fortune (TV Series)
Caesar
- It Started in Paris (1958) ... Caesar
 1958 Tank Force
German Sergt.
 1958 Television World Theatre (TV Series)
Wabschke
- The Captain of Koepenick (1958) ... Wabschke
 1957 The Mail Van Murder (Short)
Captain Manson
 1957 Electrode 93 (TV Series)
Dr. Quorum
- The Testament of Dr. Quorum (1957) ... Dr. Quorum
 1957 The Queen and the Rebels (TV Movie)
Porter
 1957 Wire Service (TV Series)
Visitor
- Atom at Spithead (1957) ... Visitor
 1957 Night Ambush
German Officer Talking to Niko (uncredited)
 1957 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Captain LeClerc
- The Conquering Hero (1957) ... Captain LeClerc
 1956 Anastasia
Danish Customs Officer (uncredited)
 1956 Person Unknown (Short)
Josef Cusick
 1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Camp Commandant
- The Man Who Wouldn't Escape (1956) ... Camp Commandant
 1956 H.M. Tennent Globe Theatre (TV Series)
Doctor
- Rebecca (1956) ... Doctor
 1952 Krízová trojka
Kavan (as Jirí Pravda)
 1947 Krizovatka
Herec v divadelní satné
 1947 The Antlers
Koks (as Jirí Pravda)
 1946 Men Without Wings
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "The Doctor's Dilemma," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Wilfrid Hyde White, Brian Bedford, Anna Massey, Nicholas Courtney, James Donald, Liam Redmond, Moray Watson, Peter Howell, Daniel Thorndike, and Philip Grout in the cast. Donald McWhinnie was director. See more »

Alternate Names:

Jirí Pravda | George Prawda

Spouse:

Hana Maria Pravda  (his death)  (1 child)
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Trivia:

By using false papers, he managed to escape from the Soviet bloc after World War II. Made his way to Australia, via France, acting on stage. Through Dame Sybil Thorndike obtained a letter of introduction to Hugh Beaumont and John Gielgud, enabling his move to England in 1956. Appeared in London at the West End and had a successful television career playing assorted Eastern and Central Europeans, ... See more »

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