Derek Blomfield (31 August 1920 – 23 July 1964) was a British actor who appeared in a number of stage, film and television productions between 1935 and his death in 1964.
Derek Louis Cecil Blomfield
31 August 1920
|Died||23 July 1964 (aged 43)|
He trained at LAMDA and made his first stage appearance at the Savoy Theatre in 1934. His stage credits included the title role in The Guinea Pig at the Criterion Theatre, a long run in Witness for the Prosecution at the Winter Garden Theatre, and two years playing Trotter in The Mousetrap at the Ambassadors Theatre in London.
His first film role was at the age of fifteen in the film Turn of the Tide. He first came to wider attention for his appearance as a schoolboy in the Will Hay comedy, The Ghost of St. Michael's. In 1964 he played the role of Count Luzau-Rischenheim in the British television series Rupert of Hentzau.
He died of a heart attack, aged 43, while on holiday with his wife and family in Brittany.
|1932||Love on Wheels||Boy||Film debut, Uncredited|
|1935||Emil and the Detectives||Jerry|
|Turn of the Tide||Steve Lunn|
|Mutiny on the Bounty||Jeremy||Uncredited|
|1936||Wedding Group||Undetermined Role|
|Shipmates o' Mine||Tony Denton|
|1941||The Ghost of St. Michael's||Sunshine|
|1949||Golden Arrow||1st Officer in Nightclub|
|1950||Night and the City||Young Policeman||Uncredited|
|1951||Appointment with Venus||1st Officer - Admiralty|
|1952||The Floating Dutchman||Philip Reid|
|1954||Hobson's Choice||Freddy Beenstock|
|1956||Reach for the Sky||Civilian Pilot|
|It's a Wonderful World||Arranger|
|It's Great to Be Young||Paterson, Sports Master|
|1957||Carry On Admiral||Lieut. Dobson|
|1960||Identity Unknown||John Perkins|
|Escort for Hire||Jack|
|1962||Fate Takes a Hand||Briggs|
|1964||Rupert of Hentzau||Count Luzau-Rischenheim||5 episodes|
|East of Sudan||Second Major||Final film, Uncredited|
- ^ "Derek Blomfield". BFI. Archived from the original on 16 January 2009.
- ^ "Turn of the Tide (1935)". BFI. Archived from the original on 2 August 2012.
- ^ "The Ghost of St. Michael's (1941) - BFI". BFI. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012.
- ^ "TV Versions of 'The Prisoner of Zenda' & 'Rupert of Hentzau'". silverwhistle.co.uk.
- Dye, David. Child and Youth Actors: Filmography of Their Entire Careers, 1914-1985. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1988, p. 22.
- Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, p. 100.