Robert Lang (actor)

Robert Lang (24 September 1934 – 6 November 2004) was an English actor.

Robert Lang
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Born(1934-09-24)24 September 1934
Died6 November 2004(2004-11-06) (aged 70)
Years active1948–2004
Spouse(s)Ann Bell (1971–2004) (his death) (2 children)[1]

Early lifeEdit

Lang was born in Bristol, the son of Richard Lionel Lang and Lily Violet (née Ballard).[2] He was educated at Fairfield Grammar School and St Simon’s Church School.[3]

CareerEdit

His TV credits include That Was The Week That Was,[4] , Thriller (1 episode, 1974), The New Avengers ("The Last of the Cybernauts?", 1976), 1990 (1977), Rumpole of the Bailey (1979), Tales of the Unexpected (1979), King Lear (1983), Confessional (1989), Under the Hammer (1994), Rasputin (1996), A Dance to the Music of Time (1997), The Forsyte Saga (2002), Our Mutual Friend (1998), and Heartbeat (2002).[5][6] He also appeared in The Return of the Borrowers, as Mr Platter in 1993.[7]

His films include Interlude (1968), Dance of Death (1969), A Walk with Love and Death (1969), The House That Dripped Blood (1970), Savage Messiah (1972), The Mackintosh Man (1973), Night Watch (1973), Shout at the Devil (1976), Rogue Male (1976), The Medusa Touch (1978), The First Great Train Robbery (1978), Runners (1983), Hawks (1988), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and Wilde (1997).[8] He played the Squire in Cider with Rosie (1998), and his final film appearance was as Mr Osbourne in Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005), screened a few months after his death from cancer in November 2004 at the age of 70.[9]

Selected filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Robert Lang". The Independent. 13 November 2004.
  2. ^ Who's Who in the Theatre: A Biographical Record of the Contemporary Stage, vol. 1, ed. Ian Herbert, Gale Research Co., 1981, p. 406
  3. ^ Obituary: Robert Lang, The Daily Telegraph, 17 November 2004, accessed 25 November 2008
  4. ^ "That Was The Week That Was", BBC Comedy
  5. ^ "Robert Lang | TV, Documentary and Other Appearances". AllMovie.
  6. ^ "Robert Lang". www.aveleyman.com.
  7. ^ "The Borrowers Series 2 Part 5 (1993)". BFI.
  8. ^ "Robert Lang". BFI.
  9. ^ "Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005) - Dan Ireland | Cast and Crew". AllMovie.

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