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Robert Urquhart (16 October 1922 – 21 March 1995) was a Scottish character actor who mainly worked in British television during his career.[2][3]

Robert Urquhart
Actor Robert Urquhart.jpg
Born(1922-10-16)16 October 1922
Ullapool, Scotland
Died21 March 1995(1995-03-21) (aged 72)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Years active19521994
Spouse(s)Zena Walker (divorced) (2 children)[1]

He was born in Ullapool, Scotland[4][5] and educated at George Heriot's School in Edinburgh. Having initially entered the Merchant Navy, he won an ex-Serviceman's scholarship to train at RADA.[4][6] Urquhart made his stage debut in 1947, while his first film role was in You're Only Young Twice (1952).[7]

He appeared in many television shows of the detective/special-agent genre, such as Department S, Callan, The Professionals, Man in a Suitcase, The Avengers, and opposite Patrick McGoohan in the episodes of Danger Man entitled "English Lady Takes Lodgers" and "It's Up To The Lady" (1965) and as the title character in "The Man with the Foot" (1966).[3] He also played the lead role and served as script editor in Jango, a short lived 1961 production by Associated Rediffusion.[8] Urquhart also starred as Wing Commander MacPhearson in the 1970s series Pathfinders.[9]

He died in Edinburgh on 21 March 1995.[4]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Dennis Barker. "Obituary: Zena Walker". the Guardian.
  2. ^ "Robert Urquhart". BFI.
  3. ^ a b "Robert Urquhart - Theatricalia".
  4. ^ a b c Hayward, Anthony (24 March 1995). "Obituary: Robert Urquhart". The Independent. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Robert Urquhart biography". The New York Times (AllMovie and Baseline). The New York Times. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Death of veteran Scottish actor". The Herald. 22 March 1995. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  7. ^ Noble, Peter, ed. (1982). 1982-1983 Screen International Film And TV Year Book. London: King Publications. p. 660.
  8. ^ "Jango [08/03/1961] (1961)".
  9. ^ Sandra Brennan. "Robert Urquhart - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie". AllMovie.

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