Clifford Evans (actor)

Clifford George Evans (17 February 1912 – 9 June 1985) was a Welsh actor.

Clifford Evans
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Evans in 1958
Born
Clifford George Evans

(1912-02-17)17 February 1912
Died9 June 1985(1985-06-09) (aged 73)
OccupationActor
Years active1935–1978
Spouse(s)
(m. 1943; died 1983)

During the summer of 1934 Evans appeared in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Open Air Theatre in London.[1] He played many parts in British films of the 1930s, then during the Second World War was a conscientious objector, serving in the Non-Combatant Corps.[2] He continued to act during the war and starred in the films The Foreman Went to France (1942)[3] and The Flemish Farm (1943).[4]

After the war, Evans's best known film roles were for Hammer Studios: he played Don Alfredo Carledo in The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) and Professor Zimmer, an inebriated vampire-hunter, in The Kiss of the Vampire (1963).[5] His last screen role was in Granada TV's A Land of Ice Cream in 1985.[6]

On television, Evans appeared with George Woodbridge and Tim Turner in the 15-episode series Stryker of the Yard (1957).[7] Between 1965 and 1969, he played a major role in the TV boardroom drama The Power Game, playing building tycoon Caswell Bligh.[8] He is also among several British actors to play the character of Number Two in The Prisoner ("Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling", 1967).[9] He also appeared in three episodes of The Avengers, in The Champions, The Saint, and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) ("When did You Start to Stop Seeing Things?", 1969).[10][11] The following year, he played Sir Iain Dalzell, a leading character in the BBC TV series Codename (1970).[12]

He married Hermione Hannen, who was an actress.[13]

Partial filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Troyan, Michael (12 September 2010). A Rose for Mrs. Miniver: The Life of Greer Garson. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0813128429 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Clifford Evans - Man of the Theatre". www.llanellich.org.uk.
  3. ^ "The Foreman went to France". BBFC. Retrieved 8 August 2016. Lists the actor as Evens not Evans
  4. ^ "The Flemish Farm (1943)". BFI.
  5. ^ Bergan, Ronald (20 December 2011). "Don Sharp obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Clifford Evans". BFI.
  7. ^ "Stryker of Scotland Yard | TV Guide". TVGuide.com.
  8. ^ Hayward, Anthony (24 October 2006). "Peter Barkworth Obituary". The Independent. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  9. ^ "BFI Screenonline: Prisoner, The (1967-68) Credits". www.screenonline.org.uk.
  10. ^ "Clifford Evans | TV, Documentary and Other Appearances". AllMovie.
  11. ^ "Clifford Evans". www.aveleyman.com.
  12. ^ "Codename: The Quickness of the Hand". 26 May 1970. p. 33 – via BBC Genome.
  13. ^ McFarlane, Brian; Slide, Anthony (16 May 2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9781526111968 – via Google Books.
  14. ^ "Welsh film history: 1940–49". BBC Wales. BBC. 5 March 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2016.

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