Ralph Truman (I) (1900–1977)

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Veteran British character player Ralph Truman was a pioneer radio actor and appeared in over 5000 broadcasts during his career. Born in London at the turn of the century, his overall film career was commendable but less enviable than his voice work on the airwaves. Originally from the stage, he had just finished a run of "Josef Suss" in 1930 when ... See full bio »

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The Man Who Knew Too Much Inspector Buchanan, Special Branch
Quo Vadis Tigellinus
Web of Evidence Sir Matthew Sprott
Danger Man Minister Giacondo


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 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Earl of Surrey
- The Wallace (1975) ... Earl of Surrey
 1973 The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (TV Mini-Series)
General Fentiman
- Mysterious Circumstances (1973) ... General Fentiman
 1972 Lady Caroline Lamb
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Foreign Secretary
- The Secret of the Foxhunter (1971) ... Foreign Secretary
 1971 Jason King (TV Series)
- A Red Red Rose Forever (1971) ... Stevens
 1971 Nicholas and Alexandra
 1970 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Reginald Crowther
- Settlement Day (1970) ... Reginald Crowther
 1969 Christ Recrucified (TV Mini-Series)
- The Savage Face of Christ (1969) ... Bishop
 1962 The Cheaters (TV Series)
Major Randolph
- The Dashing Major (1962) ... Major Randolph
 1961 El Cid
King Ferdinand
 1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
Minister Giacondo
- The Contessa (1961) ... Minister Giacondo
 1960 Exodus
 1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
John Stafford
- Episode #2.8 (1960) ... John Stafford
 1960 On Trial (TV Series)
Mr. Justice Butt
- The Dilke Case (1960) ... Mr. Justice Butt
 1960 Under Ten Flags
Adm. Benson
 1960 About Religion (TV Series)
- The News on Good Friday (1960) ... Caiaphas
 1959 Fredric March Presents Tales from Dickens (TV Series)
- A Dickens Christmas: The Runaways (1959) ... Guardian
 1959 The Three Princes (TV Movie)
The Ifreet Kafur
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
Nick Aristide
- Death in Small Installments (1959) ... Nick Aristide
 1959 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Dos Petros
- Their Man in London (1959) ... Dos Petros
 1959 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Lew Hartman
- Ring of Fear (1959) ... Lew Hartman
 1959 Ben-Hur
Aide to Tiberius (uncredited)
 1959 Spy-Catcher (TV Series)
Minister of Justice
- Friend or Foe? (1959) ... Minister of Justice
 1959 Web of Evidence
Sir Matthew Sprott
 1958 Ivanhoe (TV Series)
Sir Murdock
- The Raven (1958) ... Sir Murdock
 1958 Murder Bag (TV Series)
 1958 Dial 999 (TV Series)
Assistant Commissioner
- The Big Fish (1958) ... Assistant Commissioner
 1958 The Spaniard's Curse
Sir Robert Wyvern
 1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Now Barabbas (1958) ... Governor
 1957 Television World Theatre (TV Series)
Duke of Burgundy
- The Life of Henry V (1957) ... Duke of Burgundy
 1957 Dick and the Duchess (TV Series)
- The Nottingham Case (1957) ... Groggins
 1957 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
George Winslow
- An Exhibit in Wax (1957) ... George Winslow
 1957 Battle Hell
 1957 The Good Companions
 1956 The Silken Affair
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1956 The Third Key
Colonel Blenkinsop
 1956 Wicked as They Come
John Dowling
 1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much
Inspector Buchanan, Special Branch
 1956 The Black Tent
Maj. Croft
 1956 Tons of Trouble
Inspector Bridget
 1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Downes-Champney
- The Leader of the House (1955) ... Mr. Downes-Champney
 1955 PT Raiders
Sir Richard
 1955 The Night My Number Came Up
 1954 The Three Princes (TV Movie)
The Ifreet Kafur
 1954 Beau Brummell
Sir Ralph Sidley
 1954 The Three Wishes (TV Short)
The Genie
 1953 Knights of the Round Table
King Marr of the Picts (uncredited)
 1953 The Master of Ballantrae
Maj. Clarendon
 1953 Malta Story
Vice Admiral Willie Banks
 1952 The Golden Coach
Duc de Castro
 1951 Quo Vadis
 1951 Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie)
 1951 The Inch Man (TV Series)
Sir Hector Oppenshaw
- The Big Gamble (1951) ... Sir Hector Oppenshaw
 1950 Treasure Island
George Merry
 1950 The Inheritance
 1949 The Interrupted Journey
 1949 Christopher Columbus
 1949 Massacre Hill
Gov. Hotham
 1948 Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill
Mr. Comber
 1948 Oliver Twist
 1947 Mrs. Fitzherbert
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
 1947 The Smugglers
Prison Interrogator
 1947 Woman to Woman
 1946 Papworth Village Settlement (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1946 The Laughing Lady
Lord Mandeville
 1946 Beware of Pity
Maj. Sandor Balinkay
 1946 The Lisbon Story
Police Commissionaire
 1945 Read All About It (Short)
Robertson (uncredited)
 1944 Henry V
Mountjoy, The French Herald
 1943 The Butler's Dilemma
 1942 Sabotage at Sea
 1942 The Seventh Survivor
 1939 The Ringer (TV Movie)
Detective Inspector Bliss
 1939 The Saint in London
 1939 False Rapture
 1939 The Outsider
Sir Nathan Israel
 1938 Life of St. Paul
 1938 Many Tanks Mr. Atkins
 1938 The Ringer (TV Movie)
Central Det. Insp. Bliss (29th August 1939 showing)
 1938 Richard of Bordeaux (TV Movie)
Henry, Earl of Derby
 1938 St. Simeon Stylites (TV Movie)
 1938 The Challenge
 1938 The Drum
Dinner Guest (uncredited)
 1938 Just Like a Woman
 1938 South Riding
Nursing Home Doctor (uncredited)
 1937 It's a Grand Old World
 1937 Dinner at the Ritz
 1937 Change for a Sovereign
Archduke Paul
 1937 Murder at the Baskervilles
Bert Prince
 1937 Under the Red Robe
Captain at Castle
 1937 The Lilac Domino
Doorman (uncredited)
 1937 I Married a Spy
Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1937 Fire Over England
Spanish Inquisition Representative (uncredited)
 1936 Hideout in the Alps
2nd Thug (uncredited)
 1936 East Meets West
 1936 The Gay Adventure
 1936 The Prisoner of Corbal
 1936 The Crimson Circle
Lawrence Fuller
 1935 Lieut. Daring R.N.
 1935 Mr. Cohen Takes a Walk
Sam Cohen
 1935 Father O'Flynn
 1935 Captain Bill
 1935 Late Extra
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1935 Murder on the Set
Gunman in Film Studio (uncredited)
 1935 Jubilee Window
Dan Stevens
 1935 The Silent Passenger
 1935 The Case of Gabriel Perry
Inspector White
 1935 That's My Uncle
 1935 Three Witnesses
 1935 The Lad
O'Shea (uncredited)
 1935 D'Ye Ken John Peel?
1st Ruffian Footman
 1934 The Perfect Flaw
Richard Drexel
 1933 The Shadow
 1932 Partners Please (Short)
 1931 The Bells
 1931 Farewell to Love (uncredited)
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Antony and Cleopatra," at the Old Vic Theatre (Royal Victorian Hall) in London, England with Dame Edith Evans, Esmond Knight, Duncan Yarrow, Dame Margaret Rutherford OBE, John Garside, Nell Carter, Baliol Holloway, and Neil Porter in the cast. Andrew Leigh was director. See more »

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