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George Pastell

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Years active  1949-1969
Name  George Pastell
Role  Character actor

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Full Name  Nino Pastellides
Born  March 13, 1923 (1923-03-13) Cyprus
Spouse(s)  Gloria George (1958-1976) (his death)
Died  April 4, 1976, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States
Movies  The Mummy, From Russia with Love, The Curse of the Mummy's, The Moon‑Spinners, Give Us This Day
Similar People  Michael Carreras, Jim O'Connolly, Terence Fisher, Terence Young, Ralph Thomas

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George Pastell (13 December 1923 - 4 April 1976) was a Cypriot character actor in British films and television programmes. Sources vary as to whether his real name was Nino (IMDb) or George Pastellides (BFI).

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Career

He made his film debut in Give Us This Day (1949), credited as Nino Pastellides, and played villains in film and television. Although Greek, he was often cast by Hammer Film Productions as Eastern characters such as Mehemet Bey in The Mummy (1959), the High Priest of Kali in The Stranglers of Bombay (1960), Inspector Etienne in Maniac (1963), and Hashmi Bey in The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964).

His exotic looks often saw him cast in spy films of the '60s such as From Russia with Love (1963); Licensed to Kill (1965); A Man Could Get Killed (1966); That Riviera Touch (1966); and Deadlier Than the Male (1967). His many other films included appearances in Tiger Bay, The Angry Hills (1959), The Siege of Sidney Street (1960), Konga, The Frightened City (1961), On the Beat (1962), The Moon-Spinners (1964), The Long Duel (1967) and The Magus (1968).

As well as these film roles he could also be seen as the villain in numerous television series of the '60s including Danger Man; The Avengers; Doctor Who; The Champions; The Saint; and Department S.

Death

He died on 4 April 1976 from a heart attack.

References

George Pastell Wikipedia


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