Gary Raymond

Gary Barrymore Raymond (born 20 April 1935) is an English film, television and theatre actor.[1][2]

Gary Raymond
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Raymond as Jack Moffitt in The Rat Patrol, 1967.
Gary Barrymore Raymond

(1935-04-20) April 20, 1935 (age 86)
Brixton, London
Years active1958–2017
Delena Kidd
(m. 1961)


Gary Raymond was born in Brixton, London, to theatrical parents, both of whom were variety artistes. The youngest of three brothers, Gary and his brother Robin are twins, Robin being twenty minutes older. Raymond's mother died of tuberculosis within nine months of his and his brother's birth, and the two were then in the care of a nanny. When Raymond was eleven years old, he won a scholarship to the Gateway School and remained there until he was sixteen.

After training at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Raymond worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1950s, playing roles such as Macbeth, Oberon and Claudius, and others. He made his film debut as Charles Stuart (King Charles II) in the British swashbuckling film The Moonraker (1958). He soon followed up with his role as Cliff Lewis in Tony Richardson's film adaptation of John Osborne's Look Back in Anger (1958), opposite Richard Burton and Mary Ure. Subsequent notable films included: Suddenly, Last Summer (1959), in which he appeared with Katharine Hepburn, Mercedes McCambridge and Elizabeth Taylor; The Millionairess (1960), where Raymond played Sophia Loren's character's husband; El Cid (1961), an epic film in which he played opposite Charlton Heston and Loren; The Playboy of the Western World (1962), which he starred in; Jason and the Argonauts (1963), a fantasy film; and The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), where he portrayed the apostle Simon bar Jonah, who became Saint Peter.

Raymond's broad theatrical career began in the mid 1950s, and he has continued appearing on stage all throughout his film and television career. Notable productions include She Loves Me, Treasure Island, Irma La Douce, The Sound of Music, Grand Hotel, The Complaisant Lover, As You Like It, Hamlet, The Crucifer of Blood, Twelfth Night, Full Circle, Look After Lulu!, Dick Turpin, Lysistrata, Frost at Midnight, The Numbered, Electra, Castle in Sweden, The World of Susie Wong, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Troilus and Cressida, The Jungle Book, Peer Gynt, The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus, The Good Person of Sichuan, My Children My Africa, The Beaux Stratagem, Bent, Sunday in the Park with George, The Wind in the Willows and Follies, as well as dozens of others.

He is also well known for his role as Sergeant Jack Moffitt in the late-1960s American television show, The Rat Patrol (1966–68), which ran for two seasons.

Raymond has been married since 1961 to actress Delena Kidd, with whom he has three children: Matthew, Sophie and the youngest, actress Emily Raymond.


Year Title Role Notes
1956 The Black Brigand (TV series) Francis 8 episodes
1958 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV series) Henry Episode: "One Man's Meat"
1958 About Religion (TV series) Episode: "Christ in Jeans"
1958 The Moonraker Charles Stuart
1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV series) Obie Episode: "Poet's Corner"
1959 Look Back in Anger Cliff Lewis
1959 The Invisible Man (TV series) Prince Jonetta Episode: "Man in Power"
1959 Suddenly, Last Summer George Holly
1960 The Millionairess Alastair
1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV series) Joesy Vaughan Episode: "Hallelujah Corner"
1961 Drama 61-67 (TV series) Episode: "Drama '61: The Best of Everything"
1961 El Cid Prince Sancho
1962 Out of this World (TV series) Seldon Bishop Episode: "Immigrant"
1962 Man of the World (TV series) Hossain Episode: "The Frontier"
1963 Playboy of the Western World The Playboy (Christy Mahon)
1963 Jason and the Argonauts Acastus
1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV series) Mateo Episode: "A Box of Tricks"
1964 Martin Chuzzlewit (TV series) Martin Chuzzlewit 13 episodes
1964 Das Verrätertor Graham
1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told Peter
1965 The Saint (TV series) Gilberto Arroyo Episode: "The Spanish Cow"
1965 Blackmail (TV series) Machiavelli Edwards Episode: "Cut Yourself a Slice of Throat"
1966 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV series) Pierre Gringoire 7 episodes
1966 Love Story (TV series) Karim Lateef Episode: "Another Name from Nowhere"
1967 Red and Blue Songwriter
1966–1968 The Rat Patrol (TV series) Sergeant Jack Moffitt 58 episodes
1968 What Maisie Knew (TV series) Sir Claude 3 episodes
1968 Massacre Harbor Sergeant Jack Moffitt
1968 Sherlock Holmes (TV series) Sir Henry Baskerville 2 episodes
1969 Who-Dun-It (TV series) Jeremy Moon 5 episodes
1969 Dombey and Son (TV mini series) James Carker 9 episodes
1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV series) Orsino Episode: "Twelfth Night"
1971 UFO (TV series) Colonel John Grey Episode: "The Man Who Came Back"
1971 And Mother Makes Three (TV series) John Montgomery Episode: "School for Love"
1971 The Doctors (TV series) Paul Foster 6 episodes
1971 Jason King (TV series) Sandro Episode: "Buried in the Cold Cold Ground"
1972 The Persuaders! (TV series) Sergei Episode: "The Ozerov Inheritance"
1972 BBC Show of the Week (TV series) Episode: "Keith Michell at the Adelphi"
1972 New Scotland Yard (TV series) Ronnie Johnson Episode: "Evidence of Character"
1972 Harriet's Back in Town (TV series) Andrew Folland 6 episodes
1973 Comedy Playhouse (TV series) Episode: "The Birthday"
1974 Boy Dominic (TV series) Carnaby Episode: "The Man with the Painted Face"
1976 The New Avengers (TV series) Roger Masgard Episode: "Three Handed Game"
1977–1978 The Cedar Tree (TV series) Jack Poole 36 episodes
1979 Thomas and Sarah (TV series) Eli Watkins Episode: "Return to Gethyn"
1979 The Omega Factor (TV series) Townsend Episode: "Out of Body, Out of Mind"
1980 Spy! (TV series) Commandant Episode: "Camp 020"
1980 Hammer House of Horror (TV series) Martin Episode: "The Two Faces of Evil"
1982 Playhouse: The Combination (TV movie) Father – Mr Bedford
1983 Jemima Shore Investigates (TV series) Sterling Stanley Episode: "Dr. Ziegler's Casebook"
1984 Play for Today (TV series) Michael Episode: "Moving on the Edge"
1985 Coronation Street (TV series) Wally Trainer Episode: "Episode #1.2524"
1986 God's Outlaw Sir John Walsh
1987 Screen Two (TV series) Quentin Featherston Episode: "The Children of Dynmouth"
1988 The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (TV movie) Kraler
1994 Scarlett (TV mini series) Old Daniel O'Hara 3 episodes
1995 Casualty (TV series) William Gower Episode: "Lost Boys"
1996 Ellington (TV series) Falconni Episode: "Man of Honour"
1997 Love in the Ancient World (TV movie) Member at Platon's Guest meal
2001 Brilliant! (Short) Art Collector
2001 Victoria & Albert (TV movie) Archbishop
2003 The Foreigner Jared Olyphant
2007 Empathy (TV movie) Walt
2010 S.N.U.B! Ministerial Driver (voice)
2011 Balzan's Contract (short)
2014 Sex, Marriage and Infidelity Sir Edward
2017 National Theatre Live: Follies Dimitri Weismann


  1. ^ "Gary Raymond".
  2. ^ "Gary Raymond – Theatricalia".

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