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Colin Tapley (1907–1995)

Born in 1909 in Dunedin, New Zealand. Brown hair, Blue eyes. In 1930 came to England joined Royal Air Force and took part in Byrd expedition. In 1933 took part in Paramount's Search for Beauty and was selected with Joyce Neilson to be the New Zealand winners out of 30 winners worldwide. Went to Hollywood made 'The Search For Beauty' film and was ... See full bio »

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Booloo Capt. Robert Rogers
Becky Sharp William Dobbin
New Ramps for Old Det. Insp. Welsh


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 1969 Fraulein Doktor
Gen. Metzler
 1963 Shadow of Fear
John Bowen
 1962-1963 Richard the Lionheart (TV Series)
Chamberlain / Steward
- A King's Ransom (1963) ... Chamberlain
- The Lion and the Eagle (1962) ... Steward
 1963 Paranoiac
Vicar (uncredited)
 1962 Gang War
Paul Alexis
 1962 The Lamp in Assassin Mews
 1962 The Cheaters (TV Series)
Inspector Menkin / Marsden
- Knight of the Road (1962) ... Marsden
- Green for Danger (1962) ... Inspector Menkin
- A Hood from Canada (1962) ... Inspector Menkin
- A Flash in the Sky (1962) ... Inspector Menkin
- The Slope of Death (1962) ... Inspector Menkin
 1962 Strongroom
 1962 Emergency
Dr. Lloyd
 1961 So Evil, So Young
 1961 The Pursuers
Bank Manager (uncredited)
 1960 An Honourable Murder
 1960 Compelled
 1960 The Sundowners
Palmer (uncredited)
 1955-1960 The Vise (TV Series)
Inspector Parker / Inspector Forbes / Inspector Price / ...
- Don't Lose Your Shirt (1960) ... Inspector Parker
- Luger for Chesser (1960) ... Inspector Parker
- Black Pawn, White Pawn (1960) ... Inspector Parker
- The Maid Was Curious (1960) ... Inspector Parker
- A Boxful of Tragedy (1959) ... Inspector Parker
 1960 Man from Interpol (TV Series)
Doctor Peters / Granz
- The Missing Child (1960) ... Doctor Peters
- The Case of Mike Krello (1960) ... Granz
 1960 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Det. Insp. Fuller
- Uncle George (1960) ... Det. Insp. Fuller
 1960 Night Train for Inverness
Doctor Jackson (uncredited)
 1959 The Flying Doctor (TV Series)
Maurice Murdoch
- A Stranger in Distress (1959) ... Maurice Murdoch
 1959 Man Accused
 1959 High Jump
 1959 Innocent Meeting
 1958 Blood of the Vampire
Commissioner of Prisons
 1958 Ivanhoe (TV Series)
- The Ransom (1958) ... Gerald
 1958 The Safecracker
Colonel Charles Mercer
 1957 Three Sundays to Live
Prosecuting Counsel (uncredited)
 1957 White Hunter (TV Series)
- Operation Transfer (1957) ... Martinson
 1957 Stranger in Town
Henry Ryland
 1957 The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (TV Series)
Lord Vanton / Everard
- The Thieves (1957) ... Lord Vanton
- The Ruby of Radnor (1957) ... Everard
 1956 New Ramps for Old (TV Series)
Det. Insp. Welsh
- Shop, Double Shop (1956) ... Det. Insp. Welsh
- Hitched to a Star (1956) ... Det. Insp. Welsh
 1955 Murder on Approval
Lord Valchrist
 1955 The Case of the Red Monkey
Sir Clive Raglan
 1955 The Dam Busters
Doctor W. H. Glanville, C.B., C.B.E.
 1954 The Diamond Wizard
Sir Stafford Beach
 1954 Late Night Final (Short)
Inspector Turner
 1953 Strange Stories
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- Strange Journey (1953)
 1953 The Steel Key
Dr. Crabtree
 1953 Noose for a Lady
Major Fergusson
 1953 White Fire
 1952 Wide Boy
 1952 Dead on Course
Inspector Maxwell
 1952 Angels One Five
 1951 Cloudburst
Inspector Davis
 1950 Away from It All (TV Movie)
Daniel B. Delane
 1949 Samson and Delilah
 1949 Challenge to Lassie
Officer on Horseback (uncredited)
 1940 Arizona
Bart Massey
 1940 North West Mounted Police
Mountie (uncredited)
 1940 Women in War
Capt. Tedford, the Masher
 1939 The Light That Failed
 1938 Storm Over Bengal
 1938 If I Were King
Jehan LeLoup
 1938 Booloo
Capt. Robert Rogers
 1937 Souls at Sea
Donaldson (uncredited)
 1937 Wild Money
Cole (uncredited)
 1937 Hotel Haywire
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1937 Night of Mystery
Chester Greene
 1937 King of Gamblers
 1937 The Crime Nobody Saw
Dr. Randolph Brooks
 1937 Maid of Salem
Roger's Friend (uncredited)
 1937 Bulldog Drummond Escapes
Dixon (uncredited)
 1936 Thank You, Jeeves!
Tom Brock
 1936 The Return of Sophie Lang
Larry - the Purser
 1936 Early to Bed
Dr. Vernon
 1936 Sky Parade
Riggs (uncredited)
 1936 Till We Meet Again
English Artillery Officer (uncredited)
 1936 Too Many Parents
 1936 The Preview Murder Mystery
Studio Manager
 1936 My Marriage
Sir Philip Burleigh
 1935 Peter Ibbetson
1st Clerk (uncredited)
 1935 The Last Outpost
Lieutenant Prescott
 1935 Without Regret
Cleaver (uncredited)
 1935 The Crusades
Stranger - Messenger (uncredited)
 1935 The Black Room
Lt. Paul Hassel
 1935 Becky Sharp
William Dobbin
 1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Lt. Barrett
 1934 Limehouse Blues
Man Fighting with Wife (uncredited)
 1934 The Pursuit of Happiness
Aide to Sir Henry Clinton (uncredited)
 1934 Wagon Wheels
 1934 The Notorious Sophie Lang
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1934 Murder at the Vanities
Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1934 Double Door
Dr. John Lucas
 1934 Come On, Marines!
Marine (uncredited)
 1934 Search for Beauty
New Zealand Talent Contestant (uncredited)

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