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Bryan Marshall (19 May 1938 – 25 June 2019[1]) was a British actor, with a number of major credits in film and television to his name, in both his native country and Australia.[2]

Bryan Marshall
Born(1938-05-19)19 May 1938
Battersea, London, England
Died25 June 2019(2019-06-25) (aged 81)
Alma materRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
OccupationFilm and television actor

Early lifeEdit

Marshall was born in Battersea, London.[3] He was of Irish descent and was educated at the Salesian College, Battersea and trained as an actor at RADA,[4] before appearing at the Bristol Old Vic and in repertory theatre and in the 1986 first national tour of The Sound of Music as Captain von Trapp.


His film credits include Rasputin the Mad Monk (1966), Alfie (1966), The Witches (1966), The Viking Queen (1967), Quatermass and the Pit (1967),[5] Mosquito Squadron (1969), I Start Counting (1970), Man in the Wilderness (1971), Because of the Cats (1973), The Tamarind Seed (1974) and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). By far, his most well remembered film role is the part of Councillor Harris in the crime film The Long Good Friday (1980).[6] His later film career included roles in Australian productions such as BMX Bandits (1983), Bliss (1985), The Man from Snowy River II (1988), The Punisher (1989) with Dolph Lundgren, Country Life (1994) and Selkie (2000).


Television credits include: Spindoe, Persuasion, Warship, United!, The Forsyte Saga, Dixon of Dock Green, Z-Cars, The Saint, The Avengers,[7] The Onedin Line, Out, The Professionals, Return of the Saint, Buccaneer, The Chinese Detective, Robin of Sherwood, Heartbeat, The Bill and Dalziel and Pascoe.

He also worked extensively in Australia,[8] with credits including Prisoner, Special Squad, Golden Pennies, Neighbours, Embassy, Home and Away, Stingers, Water Rats and All Saints.

In 1989, Marshall was the original host of Australia's Most Wanted,[9] an Australian version of the show America's Most Wanted which was focused on helping the police with unsolved crimes.

Marshall died at the age of 81 on 25 June 2019; no cause was given.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
1966 Rasputin the Mad Monk Vasily Uncredited
Alfie Perce Uncredited
The Witches Tom
1967 The Viking Queen Dominic Uncredited
Quatermass and the Pit Captain Potter
1969 Mosquito Squadron Sqn. Ldr. Neale
1970 I Start Counting George
1971 Man in the Wilderness Potts
1973 Because of the Cats Inspector van der Valk
1974 The Tamarind Seed George MacLeod
1977 The Spy Who Loved Me Commander Talbot
1980 The Long Good Friday Harris
1981 4D Special Agents Ray
1983 BMX Bandits The Boss
1985 Bliss Adrian Clunes
Hot Target Clive Webber
1987 Neighbours Gerard Singer 3 episodes
1988 The Man from Snowy River II Hawker
1989 The Punisher Dino Moretti
1990 The Phantom Horseman Tremayne
1994 Country Life Mr. Pettinger
1996 Chicken Dwight Serrento
1997 Hard Edge Boss
2000 Selkie Malcolm
2007 Courts mais GAY: Tome 13 Marcus (segment "Into the night")


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  2. ^ Noble, Peter, ed. (1982). 1982–1983 Screen International Film And TV Year Book. London: King Publications.
  3. ^ Bryan Marshall - Films, TV and people, BFI.]
  4. ^ Course Name: Acting (RADA Diploma). Year of Graduation: 1963. RADA student & graduate profiles.
  5. ^ 'Quatermass and the Pit (BFI Film Classics)’ by Kim Newman (BFI, 2014) p. 111 (Credits). ISBN 9781844577910.]
  6. ^ Bryan Marshall filmography at Fandango
  7. ^ Avengers episode "Who Was That Man I Saw You With?" (1969).
  8. ^ 'Hanging around in the hood: the legacy of The Long Good Friday'. 20.o2.2000. The Guardian|Film.
  9. ^ Australia's Most Wanted.
  10. ^ "Neighbours star dead at 81". 26 June 2019. Retrieved 26 June 2019.

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