Christopher Rhodes

Sir Christopher George Rhodes, 3rd Baronet (30 April 1914 – 22 June 1964) was an English film and television actor. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the United States Legion of Merit for his Second World War service.[1][2][3]

Christopher Rhodes in The Colditz Story (1955)

Early lifeEdit

Rhodes was born in Alverstone, Isle of Wight, the only son of Sir John Rhodes, 2nd Baronet, and attended Eton College and Magdalen College, Oxford. During the Second World War, he served with the Essex Regiment, reaching the rank of lieutenant-colonel.[4]


Rhodes began his acting career after the war. His television appearances include The Quatermass Experiment, Danger Man, Dixon of Dock Green and The Saint.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Rhodes was married twice, first to Mary Kesteven in 1936, whom he divorced in 1942, and then to Mary Florence Wardleworth in 1943, who bore him two sons and a daughter. He succeeded to his father's baronetcy in 1955.[4]


Rhodes died at his home in Blakeney, Norfolk, on 22 June 1964, aged 50.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b "Christopher Rhodes".
  2. ^ "Christopher Rhodes - TV Guide".
  3. ^ "Christopher Rhodes - Internet Movie Firearms Database - Guns in Movies, TV and Video Games".
  4. ^ a b "Person Page".
  5. ^ "Christopher Rhodes".

External linksEdit

Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Phillips Rhodes
(of Hollingworth)
Succeeded by
John Christopher Douglas Rhodes