Dickie Owen (26 March 1927 – 7 April 2015[1]) was a British actor primarily known for his roles in Zulu, The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb and The Mummy's Shroud.[2]

Dickie Owen
Born(1927-03-26)26 March 1927
Died7 April 2015(2015-04-07) (aged 88)
Years active1959–1968

Owen largely retired from acting in the 1970s and worked as a radio dispatcher for a cab company. After a long public absence, he was interviewed in 2011 about his experiences making Zulu.



Year Title Role Notes
1959 A Touch of Larceny Second Policeman Uncredited
1960 Hell Is a City Bragg
1960 Watch Your Stern Sailor #6
1960 The Criminal 1st Man in Prison Uncredited
1962 Playback Waiter #2
1964 Zulu Corporal Christian Ferdinand Schiess
1964 The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb The Mummy
1966 Three Hats for Lisa Policeman
1967 The Mummy's Shroud Prem
1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Major Domo Uncredited, (final film role)
Year Title Role Notes
1960 Knight Errant Limited Bates 1 episode
1961 Girl on a Roof 1st Constable TV Movie
1961 The Grand Junction Case Parries Short
1962 The Saint Cab Driver 1 episode
1963 The Plane Makers Hiram Thomas / Joe Carter 2 episodes
1964 Espionage 2nd Surveillance man 1 episode
1963-1964 Love Story Dickie Benz / Civvie#1 2 episodes
1964 HMS Paradise Sid 1 episode
1964 Richard Whittington Esquire Bragg TV Movie
1965 The Wednesday Play Big Al / Keeper Bent 3 episodes
1966 Mrs Thursday Security Officer 1 episode
1967 Orlando Tim Turtle 6 episodes
1967 Man in a Suitcase Sergeant Jones 1 episode
1968 Ukridge Battling Billson 2 episodes
1968 Z-Cars Syd Maggs 1 episode


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