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Maurice Roëves (/ˈr.vz/; born 19 March 1937) is an English film and television actor, born in Sunderland but brought up in Scotland.[1][2]

Maurice Roëves
Born (1937-03-19) 19 March 1937 (age 82)

His television roles include The Sweeney (1975), Danger UXB (1979), The Nightmare Man (1981), the 1984 Doctor Who serial The Caves of Androzani, Days of Our Lives (1986), North and South (1985), Tutti Frutti (1987), Rab C. Nesbitt (1990), The New Statesman (1990), Spender (1991), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1993), the BBC adaptation of Vanity Fair (1998), EastEnders (2003), A Touch of Frost (2003) and Skins (2008).[3]

He also played Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield in the 1996 television film Hillsborough.[3]

In 2006 he starred in the BBC docudrama Surviving Disasters, portraying Sir Matt Busby in the story of the Munich air disaster.[3]

He starred as Robert Henderson in BBC Scotland's drama River City. He appeared as a retired police superintendent in episode 3, 'Sorrow's Child', of TV drama, Southcliffe.

His film roles include Ulysses, Oh! What a Lovely War, A Day at the Beach, The Eagle Has Landed, Hidden Agenda, a major role as Colonel Munro in the 1992 version of The Last of the Mohicans, the first Judge Dredd film (1995), The Acid House and Beautiful Creatures.[3]

In 2003 he appeared in May Miles Thomas's film Solid Air.[3]

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  1. ^ "Slow down? God forbid, says star Maurice Roeves, 77". Evening Times.
  2. ^ "Veteran actor Maurice Roeves back at Fringe with lowdown on the Lawrences".
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai "Maurice Roëves". BFI. Retrieved 6 April 2019.

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