Rupert Davies

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Rupert Davies (22 May 1916 – 22 November 1976) was a British actor. He remains best known for playing the title role in the BBC's 1960s television adaptation of Maigret, based on the Maigret novels written by Georges Simenon. Davies was born in Liverpool. After a service in the British Merchant Navy, during the Second World War he was a Sub-Lieutenant Observer with the Fleet Air Arm. In 1940 the Swordfish aircraft in which he was flying ditched in the sea off the Dutch Coast. Davies was captured and interned in the famous Stalag Luft III POW camp. He made three attempts to escape. All failed. It was during his captivity that he began to take part in theatre performances, entertaining his fellow prisoners. On his release, Davies resumed his career in acting almost immediately, starring in an ex Prisoner Of War show, 'Back Home', which was hosted at the Stoll Theatre, London. After the war Davies became a staple of British television appearing in numerous plays and series, including Quatermass II, Ivanhoe, Emergency - Ward 10, Danger Man, The Champions, Doctor at Large (1971), Arthur of the Britons and War and Peace (1972). He also provided the voice of "Professor Ian McClaine" in the Gerry Anderson series Joe 90. In 1964 he became the first person to be awarded Pipe Smoker of the Year. Davies also played supporting roles in many films, appearing briefly as George Smiley in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965). He also ...

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The Oblong Box (1969)

Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Occasionaly Sir Edward escapes and causes havoc around the town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Hessler
CAST:  Vincent Price  •  Christopher Lee  •  Rupert Davies  •  Uta Levka

Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Occasionaly Sir Edward escapes and causes havoc around the town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Hessler
CAST:  Vincent Price  •  Christopher Lee  •  Rupert Davies  •  Uta Levka

Witchfinder General (1968)

England, 1645. The cruel civil war between Royalists and Parliamentarians that is ravaging the country causes an era of chaos and legal arbitrariness that allows unscrupulous men to profit by exploiting the absurd superstitions of the peasants; like Matthew Hopkins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Reeves
CAST:  Vincent Price  •  Ian Ogilvy  •  Rupert Davies  •  Hilary Dwyer

England, 1645. The cruel civil war between Royalists and Parliamentarians that is ravaging the country causes an era of chaos and legal arbitrariness that allows unscrupulous men to profit by exploiting the absurd superstitions of the peasants; like Matthew Hopkins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Reeves
CAST:  Vincent Price  •  Ian Ogilvy  •  Rupert Davies  •  Hilary Dwyer

Waterloo (1970)

After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergey Bondarchuk
CAST:  Rod Steiger  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Orson Welles  •  Jack Hawkins

After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergey Bondarchuk
CAST:  Rod Steiger  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Orson Welles  •  Jack Hawkins

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)

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In the shadow of Castle Dracula, the Prince of Darkness is revived by blood trickling from the head-wound of an unconscious priest attempting exorcism. And once more fear and terror strikes Transylvania as the undead Prince of Darkness stalks the village of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Freddie Francis
CAST:  Christopher Lee  •  Rupert Davies  •  Veronica Carlson  •  Barry Andrews

In the shadow of Castle Dracula, the Prince of Darkness is revived by blood trickling from the head-wound of an unconscious priest attempting exorcism. And once more fear and terror strikes Transylvania as the undead Prince of Darkness stalks the village of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Freddie Francis
CAST:  Christopher Lee  •  Rupert Davies  •  Veronica Carlson  •  Barry Andrews

Sapphire (1959)

Two Scotland Yard detectives (Nigel Patrick and Michael Craig) investigate the murder of a young woman of mixed race who had been passing for white. As they interview a spate of suspects -- including the girl's white boyfriend and his disapproving parents -- the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Nigel Patrick  •  Michael Craig  •  Yvonne Mitchell  •  Paul Massie

Two Scotland Yard detectives (Nigel Patrick and Michael Craig) investigate the murder of a young woman of mixed race who had been passing for white. As they interview a spate of suspects -- including the girl's white boyfriend and his disapproving parents -- the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Nigel Patrick  •  Michael Craig  •  Yvonne Mitchell  •  Paul Massie

The Firechasers (1971)

Insurance investigator must find out who is setting fires. Along the way he meets and works with a beautiful newspaper reporter and falls in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Hayers
CAST:  Chad Everett  •  Anjanette Comer  •  Keith Barron  •  Joanne Dainton

Insurance investigator must find out who is setting fires. Along the way he meets and works with a beautiful newspaper reporter and falls in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Hayers
CAST:  Chad Everett  •  Anjanette Comer  •  Keith Barron  •  Joanne Dainton

Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968)

When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. While his host is outwardly welcoming - and his niece more demonstrably so - Manning detects a feeling of menace in the air with the legend of Lavinia ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vernon Sewell
CAST:  Boris Karloff  •  Christopher Lee  •  Barbara Steele  •  Michael Gough

When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. While his host is outwardly welcoming - and his niece more demonstrably so - Manning detects a feeling of menace in the air with the legend of Lavinia ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vernon Sewell
CAST:  Boris Karloff  •  Christopher Lee  •  Barbara Steele  •  Michael Gough

The Traitor (1957)

One time members of a resistance group come together every year to remember their dead leader, betrayed to and executed by the Nazis. When it seems that they might finally know the name of the traitor - and that he or she comes from within their own unit - their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael McCarthy
CAST:  Donald Wolfit  •  Robert Bray  •  Jane Griffiths  •  Carl Jaffe

One time members of a resistance group come together every year to remember their dead leader, betrayed to and executed by the Nazis. When it seems that they might finally know the name of the traitor - and that he or she comes from within their own unit - their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael McCarthy
CAST:  Donald Wolfit  •  Robert Bray  •  Jane Griffiths  •  Carl Jaffe

Breakout (1959)

A local government official leads a double life when organising a breakout from a prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Graham Scott
CAST:  Lee Patterson  •  Hazel Court  •  Terence Alexander  •  William Lucas

A local government official leads a double life when organising a breakout from a prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Graham Scott
CAST:  Lee Patterson  •  Hazel Court  •  Terence Alexander  •  William Lucas

Submarine X-1 (1969)

After losing a submarine and fifty crew in a battle with a German ship during WWII, a Royal Navy officer gets a second chance in a daring raid with midget subs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Graham
CAST:  James Caan  •  David Sumner  •  Norman Bowler  •  Brian Grellis

After losing a submarine and fifty crew in a battle with a German ship during WWII, a Royal Navy officer gets a second chance in a daring raid with midget subs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Graham
CAST:  James Caan  •  David Sumner  •  Norman Bowler  •  Brian Grellis

Danger Tomorrow (1960)

A woman with extra-sensory perception has a vision of a murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Bishop
CAST:  Zena Walker  •  Robert Urquhart  •  Rupert Davies  •  Annabel Maule

A woman with extra-sensory perception has a vision of a murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Bishop
CAST:  Zena Walker  •  Robert Urquhart  •  Rupert Davies  •  Annabel Maule

Sea Fury (1958)

The captain of a tugboat harboured off a Spanish village is lured into a romantic involvement with a young girl at the behest of her father, in the hope of getting his hands on the vessel. Meanwhile, a handsome English sailor, signs on to the boat and before long ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cy Endfield
CAST:  Stanley Baker  •  Victor McLaglen  •  Luciana Paluzzi  •  Grégoire Aslan

The captain of a tugboat harboured off a Spanish village is lured into a romantic involvement with a young girl at the behest of her father, in the hope of getting his hands on the vessel. Meanwhile, a handsome English sailor, signs on to the boat and before long ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cy Endfield
CAST:  Stanley Baker  •  Victor McLaglen  •  Luciana Paluzzi  •  Grégoire Aslan

Life In Emergency Ward 10 (1959)

Life in Emergency Ward 10 is a 1959 film directed by Robert Day. It stars Michael Craig and Wilfrid Hyde-White. It was based on the television series Emergency – Ward 10  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Day
CAST:  Michael Craig  •  Wilfrid Hyde-White  •  Dorothy Alison  •  Glyn Owen

Life in Emergency Ward 10 is a 1959 film directed by Robert Day. It stars Michael Craig and Wilfrid Hyde-White. It was based on the television series Emergency – Ward 10  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Day
CAST:  Michael Craig  •  Wilfrid Hyde-White  •  Dorothy Alison  •  Glyn Owen

The Uncle (1965)

Gus is a seven-year-old uncle who struggles with the responsibility placed upon him when his nephew Tom comes to spend the summer holidays with his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Desmond Davis
CAST:  Rupert Davies  •  Brenda Bruce  •  Ann Lynn  •  Christopher Ariss

Gus is a seven-year-old uncle who struggles with the responsibility placed upon him when his nephew Tom comes to spend the summer holidays with his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Desmond Davis
CAST:  Rupert Davies  •  Brenda Bruce  •  Ann Lynn  •  Christopher Ariss

The Night Visitor (1971)

An insane Swedish farmer escapes from an asylum to get revenge on his sister, her husband and others.  (more)

DIRECTION:  László Benedek
CAST:  Max von Sydow  •  Trevor Howard  •  Liv Ullmann  •  Per Oscarsson

An insane Swedish farmer escapes from an asylum to get revenge on his sister, her husband and others.  (more)

DIRECTION:  László Benedek
CAST:  Max von Sydow  •  Trevor Howard  •  Liv Ullmann  •  Per Oscarsson

Five Golden Dragons (1967)

While travelling through Hong Kong, Bob Mitchell accidentally stumbles into the middle of criminal negotiations between a mean gang, the Five Golden Dragons and the local mobsters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremy Summers
CAST:  Robert Cummings  •  Margaret Lee  •  Rupert Davies  •  Klaus Kinski

While travelling through Hong Kong, Bob Mitchell accidentally stumbles into the middle of criminal negotiations between a mean gang, the Five Golden Dragons and the local mobsters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremy Summers
CAST:  Robert Cummings  •  Margaret Lee  •  Rupert Davies  •  Klaus Kinski

The Key (1958)

In wartime England, circa 1941, poorly-armed tugs are sent into "U-Boat Alley" to rescue damaged Allied ships. An American named David Ross arrives to captain one of these tugs. He's given a key by a fellow tugboat-man -- a key to an apartment and its pretty female ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carol Reed
CAST:  William Holden  •  Sophia Loren  •  Trevor Howard  •  Bernard Lee

In wartime England, circa 1941, poorly-armed tugs are sent into "U-Boat Alley" to rescue damaged Allied ships. An American named David Ross arrives to captain one of these tugs. He's given a key by a fellow tugboat-man -- a key to an apartment and its pretty female ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carol Reed
CAST:  William Holden  •  Sophia Loren  •  Trevor Howard  •  Bernard Lee

Target for Killing (1966)

A secret agent is charged with preventing a crime syndicate's plot to assassinate a young heiress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Manfred R. Köhler
CAST:  Stewart Granger  •  Karin Dor  •  Rupert Davies  •  Curd Jürgens

A secret agent is charged with preventing a crime syndicate's plot to assassinate a young heiress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Manfred R. Köhler
CAST:  Stewart Granger  •  Karin Dor  •  Rupert Davies  •  Curd Jürgens

Frightmare (1974)

In 1957, Dorothy and Edmund Yates (Keith and Rupert Davies) were committed to an institution for the criminally insane, she for acts of murder and cannibalism and he for covering up her crimes. Fifteen years later, they are pronounced fit for society and released. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Walker
CAST:  Rupert Davies  •  Sheila Keith  •  Deborah Fairfax  •  Paul Greenwood

In 1957, Dorothy and Edmund Yates (Keith and Rupert Davies) were committed to an institution for the criminally insane, she for acts of murder and cannibalism and he for covering up her crimes. Fifteen years later, they are pronounced fit for society and released. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Walker
CAST:  Rupert Davies  •  Sheila Keith  •  Deborah Fairfax  •  Paul Greenwood

John Paul Jones (1959)

The bio-epic about the infamous John Paul Jones.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Farrow
CAST:  Robert Stack  •  Marisa Pavan  •  Charles Coburn  •  Erin O'Brien

The bio-epic about the infamous John Paul Jones.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Farrow
CAST:  Robert Stack  •  Marisa Pavan  •  Charles Coburn  •  Erin O'Brien
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