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Murray Melvin

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10 August 1932 (age 91) (
Hampstead, London, England

The Theatre Royal: A History of the Building

Hugh Victor Melvin, Maisie Winifred Driscoll

BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles

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Murray Melvin (born 10 August 1932) is an English stage and film actor noted for his work with Joan Littlewood, Ken Russell and Stanley Kubrick. He is the author of two books: The Art of Theatre Workshop (2006) and The Theatre Royal, A History of the Building (2009).


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Murray Melvin in conversation with Michael Billington

Early years

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Melvin was born in London. The son of Hugh Victor Melvin and Maisie Winifred Driscoll, Melvin left his north London secondary school at the age of fourteen unable to master fractions but as head prefect, a qualification he says he gained by always having clean fingernails and well combed hair.

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He started work as an office boy for a firm of travel agents off Oxford Street.

To help channel the energies of the young after the disturbing times of the war, his parents had helped to found a youth club in Hampstead, financed by the Co-operative Society of which they were longstanding members. A drama section formed with Melvin its most enthusiastic member.

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A short-lived job followed as an import and export clerk in a shipping office. He inadvertently exported quantities of goods to destinations that had not ordered them, followed by two unhappy years of National Service in the Royal Air Force (his father had served in the RAF during the Second World War).

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He was employed as clerk and secretary to the director of the Royal Air Force sports board at the Air Ministry, then in Kingsway. Knowing nothing about sport, he considered his clean fingernails, well combed hair and his father's service had done the trick.

At the Theatre Workshop

He attended evening classes at the nearby City Literary Institute and studied drama, mime and classical Ballet. During an extended lunch break from the Ministry, he applied to Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop company at the Theatre Royal Stratford East and auditioned on stage singing and dancing for Joan Littlewood and Gerry Raffles. On being asked to create a character he knew from life he impersonated a rather rotund director of the sports board. Having ascertained that he had to return that afternoon to work for this character Joan Littlewood said to Gerry Raffles: "the poor little bugger, we must get him away from there" - which they did.

In October 1957 he became an assistant stage manager, theatre painter and general dogsbody to John Bury, the theatre designer, and he went on stage in his first professional role as the Queen's Messenger in the then in rehearsal production of Macbeth. From the Scottish Court to a building site his next performance was as a bricklayer in You Won't Always Be On Top, soon followed by a peasant in And the Wind Blew, Bellie in Pirandello's Man Beast and Virtue, Calisto in De Rojas's Celestina; Young Jodi Maynard in Paul Green's Unto Such Glory (all 1957) and then came the last play of the 1957-58 season which was to be the start of an extraordinary year in the history of theatre workshop and Melvin's career. He was cast as Geoffrey in Shelagh Delaney's play, A Taste of Honey. After the summer break in 1958, he played the title role in the seminal production of Brendan Behan's The Hostage. Both scripts had been transformed in rehearsals by Joan Littlewood's painstaking and inspired methods of getting to the truth of the text and building a lively poetic and dangerous theatrical event. Though both plays were to blow a refreshing wind through the British theatre, neither play transferred to the West End immediately, so Melvin stayed on to play Scrooge's nephew in Joan Littlewood's adaptation of A Christmas Carol (1958).

In February 1959, A Taste of Honey opened at the Wyndham's Theatre and transferred to the Criterion some six months later. It was the hit of the season. Melvin went on to play his role of Geoffrey in the film of A Taste of Honey, directed by Tony Richardson, for which he won the Prix de Cannes as best actor at the festival in 1962. He was also nominated for the BAFTA "Most Promising Newcomer" award.

In April 1960, William Saroyan, on a world tour, stopped off in London where he wrote and directed a play for the workshop in which he cast Melvin as the leading character called Sam, the Highest Jumper of Them All. Then the workshop paid their annual visit to the Sarah Bernhardt Theatre for the Paris World Theatre Season with Ben Johnson's Everyman in his Humour in which he played Brainworm. Rehearsals then started for Stephen Lewis's Sparrers Can't Sing in which Melvin played the role of Knocker Jugg. The following year he transferred to the role Georgie Brimsdown for the film adaptation of the play. The film, her first, was directed by Joan Littlewood.

After a break of nearly two years the company came together to create the musical, Oh, What a Lovely War! After its initial run at Stratford it went to the Paris Festival and won it. The company returned to the Wyndham's Theatre where the play won the Evening Standard Best Musical Award. Between the end of its London run and the opening at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York, the company visited the Edinburgh Festival with Shakespeare's Henry IV parts 1 and 2, in which Melvin metamorphosed as Gadshill, Shallow, Vernon and the Earl of March.

The production of Oh, What a Lovely War! in New York in 1964 was his last for Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop Company.

The production attracted the interest of filmmakers, including Ken Russell and Lewis Gilbert. Melvin became a member of what has often been called the Ken Russell Repertory Company, appearing in many of Russell's most celebrated films, including The Devils and The Boy Friend. Lewis Gilbert cast Melvin in H.M.S. Defiant (1962), alongside Dirk Bogarde, and in Alfie, where he played Michael Caine's work friend, stealing petrol and taking photographs to sell to tourists.

The Ken Russell connection

The first Ken Russell film Melvin appeared in was Diary of a Nobody, filmed at the Ealing Studios on a specially built 'silent film' set. Alongside Melvin, who played the errant son, Lupin, were other actors from John Littlewood's Theatre Workshop, including Bryan Pringle and Brian Murphy, who also became Russell regulars. Lupin's girlfriend in the film is played by Vivian Pickles, whose performance at the Royal Court Theatre in John Osborne's Plays for England had attracted national attention.

Melvin was seen in a cameo in the final scenes of Ken Russell's film of Isadora Duncan (1966), which starred Vivian Pickles as the great American dancer.

Melvin's most famous role is Father Mignon in Ken Russell's The Devils (1971). Mignon is the catalyst to the true-life horrors documented in the film. His appointment to the convent of Loudon, whose leading members were expecting Father Grandier (played by Oliver Reed), causes the nun's demonic condemnation of Grandier to spiral out of control.

After the film, Melvin directed two works by The Devils composer, Peter Maxwell Davies: the theatre piece Miss Donnithorne's Maggot and the opera The Martyrdom of St Magnus. Further work with Davies followed. He was the speaker in a production of Davies's Missa super l'homme armé and he played the Virgin in the premiere production of Davies's Notre Dame des Fleurs.

In Russell's The Boy Friend (1971), Melvin and another Theatre Workshop regular, Brian Murphy, are among the company players trying to catch the eye of a Hollywood producer who watches their provincial performance of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend. In the film, Melvin has a spectacular solo dance number in a caped French officer's outfit.

He again had a cameo as Hector Berlioz in Ken Russell's Lisztomania, as a test-run to a film about Berlioz which Russell was preparing.

He appeared in Russell's film about the poet, Samuel Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1978).

Returning with the French theme, Melvin played an enthusiastic French lawyer in Prisoner of Honour (1991), Ken Russell's all-star film about the French Dreyfus Affair.

Melvin remained a lifelong friend of Ken Russell, and was often seen with Russell at festival screening of Russell's films. At the Barbican screening of the director's cut of The Devils, 1 May 2011, Melvin and Ken Russell arrived together, with Melvin pushing Ken Russell's wheelchair.

Other film performances

He had an important role as Reverend Samuel Runt in Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon (1975). In the video project "Stanley and Us", Melvin talks about Kubrick's "57 takes (plus 20)".

He appeared in the swinging sixties comedy Smashing Time (1967), which also featured Bruce Lacey and his robots. Ken Russell had made a film about Lacey called The Preservation Man (1962).

He co starred with Russell regular Oliver Reed in Richard Fleischer's film of The Prince and the Pauper Crossed Swords (1977) and in Alberto Lattuada's four part television film Christopher Columbus (1985).

Peter Medak cast Melvin in five films: A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972), starring Alan Bates; Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1973, starring Peter Sellers); The Krays (1990); Let Him Have It (1991); and as Dr. Chilip in David Copperfield (2000).

He has featured in two films by Christine Edzard, Little Dorrit (1988), and As You Like It (1992).

In 2004 he appeared as Monsieur Reyer, the musical director and conductor of the Opera Populaire, in Joel Schumacher's film adaptation of the musical The Phantom of the Opera.

Television performances

He appeared in the very first episode of the cult television series The Avengers in 1960.

He played the Dauphin in Shaw's St. Joan, directed in 1966 by Waris Hussein. He played Bertold in a television production of Pirandello's Henry IV directed by Michael Hayes; Don Pietro in Peter Drummond's film of The Little World of Don Camillo; and The Hermit in Mai Zetterling's production of William Tell. He also appeared as the Barber in Rex Harrison's Don Quixote in the 1973 television film directed by Alvin Rakoff.

He starred inThe Tyrant King, the six-part children's television series directed in 1967 by Mike Hodges.

In 1994, Melvin supplied the voice of the villain Lucius on the British children's animated TV series Oscar's Orchestra for the BBC and France 3.

In 1998 he appeared in a Christmas Special episode of the BBC's Jonathan Creek called "The Black Canary".

In 2007 he appeared as the sinister Bilis Manger in the Doctor Who spinoff, Torchwood.

In July 2011 Melvin played the Professor in a short comedy/drama called The Grey Mile, a story about two ex master criminals who are now confined to a care home.

Other work

Melvin was a founder member of the Actors' Centre and was its chairman for four years during which time he started a centre in Manchester in honour of Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop.

As a theatre director, he has worked across all genres including opera, recital, drama and comedy. He directed the first productions of three of Graeme Garden's perennially popular pantomimes.

In 1991, thirty four years after first making the tea and sweeping the stage at the Theatre Royal, he was invited to become a member of the board of the theatre, a position he held until 2011. It is partly in this role that he is becoming widely known as a learned and popular theatre and film historian — he can be seen and heard, for example, on the BFI DVD release of the Bill Douglas Trilogy.

In 1992 he became the Theatre Royal's voluntary archivist and in 2009 he was appointed a member of the Theatre Workshop Trust. He led the successful campaign to erect a statue of Joan Littlewood in Theatre Square at Stratford.

On 18 July 2013, he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Arts by De Montfort University and in July 2015 he was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Essex.

Several commercial available audio recordings have been made featuring Murray Melvin. These include four plays on LPs produced by Caedmon Records (Two Gentlemen of Verona (1965); A Midsummer's Night Dream; Bernard Shaw's St. Joan (1966); The Poetry of Kipling). His performance in Oh, What a Lovely War is available on Decca Records (1969).

In 2007, he narrated Tales of the Supernatural Volume 3 by M. R. James for Fantom Films. This was followed in 2009 by M.R. James - A Ghost Story for Christmas, and in 2011 and 2012 by two recordings of Wilkie Collins: Supernatural Stories, Volumes 2 & 3 and The Dark Shadows Legend :The Happier Dead.

Selected theatre performances (as an actor)

  • Queen's Messenger in Shakespeare's Macbeth (1957).
  • Calisto in De Roja's Celestina (1958).
  • Jodie in Paul Green's Unto Such Glory (1958).
  • Scrooge's Nephew in Dickens' A Christmas Carol (1958).
  • Geoffrey in Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey (1958).
  • Leslie in Brendan Behan's The Hostage (1958).
  • Sam in William Soroyan's Sam, The Highest Jumper of Them All.
  • Brainworm in Ben Johnson's Everyman in His Humour (1960).
  • Gadshill, Shallow, Earl of March & Vernon in Henry IV (Pts 1 & 2) (1960).
  • Knocker in Stephen Lewis's Sparrers Can't Sing (1960).
  • Theatre Workshop's Company musical Oh, What a Lovely War (1963).
  • Waterhouse and Hall's revue England Our England, (1963). With music by Dudley Moore.
  • Adolphus in Bernard Shaw's Trifles and Tomfooleries (1967), Mermaid Theatre, London.
  • The Boy in Arthur Kopit's Oh Dad. Poor Dad (1965), Piccadilly Theatre, London.
  • Bouzin in Feydeau's Cat Among the Pigeons (adapted by John Mortimer), (1969), Prince of Wales Theatre, London.
  • Dufausset in Feydeau's The Pig in a Poke.
  • Gilbert in Willis Hall's Kidnapped at Christmas, (1975).
  • Dorset in Rosemary Anne Sisson's The Dark Horse (1978), The Comedy Theatre, London.
  • Arthur Deakin in Ridley's The Ghost Train.
  • The Dauphin in Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan
  • Charlie Boy in Blair's Mulligan's Last Case.
  • Etienne in Feydeau's French Dressing
  • The Spirits of Christmas in Musgrave's Opera A Christmas Carol.
  • Ko-Ko in Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado.
  • Fiddler in Henry Living's Don't Touch Him He Might Resent It.
  • Backbite in Sheridan's A School For Scandal.
  • Ephraim Smooth in O'Keefe's Wild Oats.
  • Jacopone in Peter Barnes's Sunsets and Glories, 1990.
  • Anton Zagorestky in Griboyedov/Anthony Burgess' Chatsky (or The Importance of Being Stupid), 1993.
  • Konrad in Ludwig Holberg/Kenneth McLeish's Jeppe of the Hill (1994).
  • Father Domingo in Schiller's Don Carlos.
  • Ratty in Willis Hall's Musical version of The Wind In The Willows.
  • Hopkins in Patrick Prior's The Lodger.
  • Oliver Nashwick in Rodney Ackland's After October (1997), Chichester Festival Theatre.
  • The Priest in Schiller's The Robbers (1998), King's Theatre, Edinburgh.
  • Coupler in John Vanburgh's The Relapse (1998) at Glasgow's Citizens Theatre and Lyceum Edinburgh.
  • Don Perlimpin in Lorca's The Love of Don Perlimplín and Belisa in the Garden.
  • Burrus in Racine's Brittanicus at Glasgow Citizens Theatre.
  • Cool in Boucicault's London Assurance.
  • Tireseas and Chorus in Seamus Heaney's The Burial at Thebes (Antigone), 2008.
  • Selected music theatre performances

  • The Narrator, Walton's Facade.
  • The Narrator, The Poetry And Songs of Leo Aylen
  • The Narrator, Geoffrey King's King Arthur's Dream
  • The Devil, Stravinsky's The Soldiers Tale.
  • The Narrator, Stravinsky's The Soldiers Tale.
  • The Performer, Maxwell Davies's Missa super l'homme armé.
  • The Virgin, Maxwell Davies's Notre Dame Des Fleur.
  • Da Ponte Rennison & Melvins Roses and Laurels.
  • Selected theatre and opera performances as a director

  • Miss Donnithorne's Magot (1976), written by Maxwell Davies.
  • The Martydom of St. Magnus (1977) by Maxwell Davies
  • The Raft of the Medusa (1977), oratorio by Hans Henze
  • The Mime of Nick, Mick and the Maggies (1978) by John Buller
  • Cinderella (1979) by Dudley Sutton
  • Aladdin (1980) by Dudley Sutton
  • Quack Quack (Le Médecin malgré lui, 1980) at Chipping Norton Theatre by Dudley Sutton
  • The Sleeping Beauty (1984) by Graeme Garden at the New Shaw Theatre, London
  • Don't Touch Him, He Might Resent It (The Government Inspector, 1982) by Henry Livings
  • Jack The Giant Killer (1985) by Graeme Garden
  • Puss in Boots (1986) by Graeme Garden.
  • Recital 1 (sung by Mary Thomas) by Luciano Berio
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1987), adapted by Matthew Waterhouse (Chipping Norton and UK Tour)
  • Sinbad The Sailor (1987) by Jeff Clarke
  • Brotherly Love (1988) by David and Clive Swift
  • Sweet Liberty by Jeff Clarke
  • Filmography

    Wurdilak (announced) as
    The War Master (Podcast Series) as
    Bilis Manger
    - The Sublime Porte (2023) - Bilis Manger (voice)
    The Undertaker as
    Torchwood: Monthly Range (Podcast Series) as
    Bilis Manger / Billis Manger
    - Sigil (2023) - Bilis Manger (voice)
    - Dead Plates (2022) - Billis Manger (voice)
    - Curios (2021) - Bilis Manger (voice)
    - Dead Man's Switch (2019) - Billis Manger (voice)
    - Deadbeat Escape (2018) - Bilis Manger (voice)
    Torchwood: The Story Continues (Podcast Series) as
    Bilis Manger
    - Cuckoo (2023) - Bilis Manger (voice)
    - A Kill to a View (2017) - Bilis Manger (voice)
    Jusqu'à la lie as
    The English lord
    Starhunter Redux (TV Series) as
    Caravaggio / Caravagio A.I.
    - The Divinity Cluster (Redux) (2018) - Caravaggio
    - Hyperspace II (Redux) (2017) - Caravagio A.I.
    - Resurrection (Redux) (2017) - Caravaggio
    - Bad Seed (Redux) (2017) - Caravaggio
    - Travis (Redux) (2017) - Caravaggio
    - Bad Girls (Redux) (2017) - Caravaggio
    - Peer Pressure (2017) - Caravaggio
    - The Man Who Sold the World (Redux) (2017) - Caravaggio
    Starhunter Transformation (TV Mini Series) as
    Caravaggio AI
    - Episode #1.3 (2017) - Caravaggio AI
    - Episode #1.2 (2017) - Caravaggio AI
    - Episode #1.1 (2017) - Caravaggio AI
    The Lost City of Z as
    Lord James Bernard
    The Spa (TV Series) as
    Dr. Lomond Carter
    - Christmas Special: Strangers in the Night (2013) - Dr. Lomond Carter
    The Grey Mile (Video short) as
    Professor Worth
    Emeli Sandé: Clown (Music Video short) as
    Midsomer Murders (TV Series) as
    Bentham DeQuetteville
    - The Dark Rider (2012) - Bentham DeQuetteville
    Hepzibah - Sie holt dich im Schlaf (TV Movie) as
    Male Librarian
    Torchwood (TV Series) as
    - End of Days (2007) - Bilis
    - Captain Jack Harkness (2007) - Bilis
    Tom's Christmas Tree (TV Movie) as
    King Of The Night
    The Phantom of the Opera as
    The Genius of Mozart (TV Mini Series documentary) as
    Lorenzo Da Ponte
    - A Passion for the Stage (2004) - Lorenzo Da Ponte
    Starhunter (TV Series) as
    Caravaggio AI
    - The Prisoner (2003) - Caravaggio AI
    - Supermax Redux (2003) - Caravaggio AI
    - Rebirth (2003) - Caravaggio AI
    - Resurrection (2001) - Caravaggio AI
    - Travis (2001) - Caravaggio AI
    - Bad Seed (2001) - Caravaggio AI
    - Bad Girls (2001) - Caravaggio AI
    - Eat Sin (2001) - Caravaggio AI
    - A Twist in Time (2001) - Caravaggio AI
    - Super Max (2001) - Caravaggio AI
    - Dark and Stormy Night (2001) - Caravaggio AI
    - Half Dense Players (2001) - Caravaggio AI
    - The Most Wanted Man (2001) - Caravaggio AI
    - Goodbye, So Long (2001) - Caravaggio AI
    - Black Light (2001) - Caravaggio AI
    - Cell Game (2001) - Caravaggio AI
    - Order (2000) - Caravaggio AI
    - Past Lives (2000) - Caravaggio AI
    - Frozen (2000) - Caravaggio AI
    - Peer Pressure (2000) - Caravaggio AI
    - The Man Who Sold the World (2000) - Caravaggio AI
    - Siren's Song (2000) - Caravaggio AI
    - Family Values (2000) - Caravaggio AI
    - Trust (2000) - Caravaggio AI
    - The Divinity Cluster (2000) - Caravaggio AI
    The Emperor's New Clothes as
    David Copperfield (TV Movie) as
    Dr. Chilip
    Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie) as
    Chief Executioner
    Jonathan Creek (TV Series) as
    Lionel Prekopp
    - Black Canary (1998) - Lionel Prekopp
    Bugs (TV Series) as
    - Buried Treasure (1997) - Delamere
    Village (TV Movie) as
    England, My England as
    Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury
    Oscar's Orchestra (TV Series) as
    - The Battle Begins (1995) - Lucius (voice)
    - World Tour - Lucius (voice)
    - Water Music - Lucius (voice)
    - Viva Espana - Lucius (voice)
    - The Toy Symphony - Lucius (voice)
    - The Ring - Lucius (voice)
    - The Lost Chords - Lucius (voice)
    - The Four Seasons - Lucius (voice)
    - Star Tours - Lucius (voice)
    - Star Crossed - Lucius (voice)
    - Soothsayer's Convention - Lucius (voice)
    - Sleeping Beauty - Lucius (voice)
    - Return of Scheherazade - Lucius (voice)
    - Raiders of the Lost Park - Lucius (voice)
    - Radio Oscar - Lucius (voice)
    - Queen Sheba - Lucius (voice)
    - Out of Tune - Lucius (voice)
    - Oscar Cracks the Nut - Lucius (voice)
    - Once Upon a Ragtime - Lucius (voice)
    - My Kingdom for a Tank - Lucius (voice)
    - Musical Exercise - Lucius (voice)
    - Maestro Thadius - Lucius (voice)
    - Lieder of the Pack - Lucius (voice)
    - Knight in Shining Armour - Lucius (voice)
    - Inside Job - Lucius (voice)
    - Hall of the Mountain King - Lucius (voice)
    - Greensleeves - Lucius (voice)
    - Four of Our Notes - Lucius (voice)
    - Forty Thieves - Lucius (voice)
    - Fangs But no Fangs - Lucius (voice)
    - Carnival of the Animals - Lucius (voice)
    - Black Keys - Lucius (voice)
    - Battle on Ice - Lucius (voice)
    - Back to Bach - Lucius (voice)
    - Bach to the Future - Lucius (voice)
    - A Tale of Two Tales - Lucius (voice)
    - A Fight at the Opera - Lucius (voice)
    Princess Caraboo as
    Lord Motley
    Doomsday Gun (TV Movie) as
    Shop Manager
    Take Off with T. Bag (TV Series) as
    - Anthony and Cleopatra (1992) - Antonius
    As You Like It as
    Sir Oliver Martext
    T.Bag and the Sunstones of Montezuma (TV Series) as
    - One Million Years B.C. (1992) - Ignatius
    Prisoner of Honor (TV Movie) as
    Let Him Have It as
    Secondary School Teacher
    Sunday Pursuit (TV Movie) as
    Head Waiter
    The Fool as
    Jeremy Ruttle
    Chillers (TV Series) as
    Mr. Taylor
    - The Stuff of Madness (1990) - Mr. Taylor
    The Krays as
    Crossbow (TV Series) as
    Desert Madman
    - The Wind Wagon (1989) - Desert Madman
    Slipstream as
    Man on Stairs
    Little Dorrit as
    Dancing Master
    Testimony as
    The Film Editor
    Funny Boy as
    Super Gran (TV Series) as
    Neville Mince
    - Supergran and the Fancy Dress Fanciers (1987) - Neville Mince
    Comrades as
    Bulman (TV Series) as
    Jack Spratt
    - One of Our Pigeons Is Missing (1985) - Jack Spratt
    Christopher Columbus (TV Mini Series) as
    Father Linares
    - Episode #1.4 (1985) - Father Linares
    - Episode #1.3 (1985) - Father Linares
    - Episode #1.2 (1985) - Father Linares
    - Episode #1.1 (1985) - Father Linares
    This Office Life (TV Movie) as
    Sacred Hearts as
    Father Power
    Nutcracker as
    Take the Stage (TV Series)
    - Episode #1.5 (1981)
    The Little World of Don Camillo (TV Series) as
    Don Pietro
    - Part 9 (1981) - Don Pietro
    Tales from a Flying Trunk as
    Hans Christian Andersen
    Clouds of Glory (TV Mini Series) as
    Robert Lovell
    - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1978) - Robert Lovell
    The Ballad of Salomon Pavey (TV Movie) as
    Crossed Swords as
    Prince's Dresser
    Gulliver's Travels (voice)
    Joseph Andrews as
    Beau Didapper
    The Onedin Line (TV Series) as
    - A Clear Conscience (1976) - Drummond
    The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones as
    Shout at the Devil as
    Lt. Phipps
    Barry Lyndon as
    Rev. Samuel Runt
    Lisztomania as
    Hector Berlioz
    Ghost in the Noonday Sun as
    Ghost Story as
    Gawain and the Green Knight as
    The Flaxton Boys (TV Series) as
    Gerald Meder / Luther Jezreal
    - 1945: Keep the Home Fires Burning (1973) - Gerald Meder
    - 1945: Remember, Remember- (1973) - Gerald Meder
    - 1890: The Meeting (1970) - Luther Jezreal
    ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series) as
    1st Halberdier
    - Harlequinade (1973) - 1st Halberdier
    BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) as
    Travelling barber / The Dauphin
    - The Adventures of Don Quixote (1973) - Travelling barber
    - St. Joan (1968) - The Dauphin
    A Day in the Death of Joe Egg as
    The Boy Friend as
    The Devils as
    Start the Revolution Without Me as
    Blind Man
    Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) as
    - The Boat to Addis Ababa (1969) - Wojciech
    Out of the Unknown (TV Series) as
    - Something in the Cellar (1969) - Fred
    The Fixer as
    The Tyrant King (TV Series) as
    Gerald Gould
    - Meet the King (1968) - Gerald Gould
    - Some Doll! (1968) - Gerald Gould
    - The Turnover (1968) - Gerald Gould
    - Nightmare (1968) - Gerald Gould (credit only)
    - Don't Walk - Run! (1968) - Gerald Gould (credit only)
    - Scarface (1968) - Gerald Gould
    Ooh La La! (TV Series) as
    - Call Me Maestro (1968) - Vladimir
    Softly Softly (TV Series) as
    - Finger of Suspicion (1968) - Terry
    Half Hour Story (TV Series) as
    - The Money Spider (1968) - Alex
    Smashing Time as
    1st Exquisite
    Theatre 625 (TV Series) as
    Thumb / Berthold
    - The Memorandum (1967) - Thumb
    - Henry IV (1967) - Berthold
    Angel Pavement (TV Series) as
    - They Go Home (1967) - Turgis
    - Arabian Nights (1967) - Turgis
    - Up and Up (1967) - Turgis
    - They Arrive (1967) - Turgis
    Vacant Lot (TV Series)
    - Criminal Negligence (1967)
    Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series) as
    Geoff Smythe
    - Episode #1.950 (1966) - Geoff Smythe
    - Episode #1.949 (1966) - Geoff Smythe
    Isadora (TV Movie) as
    The Informer (TV Series) as
    William Waterwell
    - When You Shake Hands with a Greek (1966) - William Waterwell
    Kaleidoscope as
    Alfie as
    Knock on Any Door (TV Series) as
    - First Offender (1965) - Morgan
    The Wednesday Thriller (TV Series) as
    - The Travelling Companion (1965) - Arthur
    Six (TV Series) as
    Lupin Pooter
    - The Diary of a Nobody: The Domestic Jottings of a City Clerk (1964) - Lupin Pooter
    The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series) as
    Silas Riley
    - A Bank Fraud (1964) - Silas Riley
    The Ceremony as
    First Gendaime
    Sparrows Can't Sing as
    BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) as
    Mervyn Wardle
    - Parkin's Primitives (1962) - Mervyn Wardle
    Solo for Sparrow as
    The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series) as
    - Solo for Sparrow (1962) - Larkin
    ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) as
    - The Jokers (1962) - Harry
    Damn the Defiant! as
    Petticoat Pirates as
    A Taste of Honey as
    Geoffrey Ingham
    Paradise Walk (TV Mini Series) as
    Ted Collis
    - Brink of Disaster (1961) - Ted Collis
    - Suspicion of Robbery (1961) - Ted Collis
    - Nothing But Trouble (1961) - Ted Collis
    - Gathering Storm (1961) - Ted Collis
    The Avengers (TV Series) as
    - Hot Snow (1961) - Charlie
    The Risk as
    Teddy Boy
    The Concrete Jungle as
    Probation Officer (TV Series) as
    Michael Lawson
    - Episode #1.19 (1960) - Michael Lawson
    - Episode #1.18 (1960) - Michael Lawson
    Armchair Theatre (TV Series) as
    - Small Fish Are Sweet (1959) - Frank
    The Boy Friend ("The Boy Friend") / (performer: "Sur Le Plage")
    'A Taste of Honey' from Stage to Screen: A Journey with Murray Melvin (Video documentary short) (thanks)
    Breaking Barriers: Murray Melvin on 'A Taste of Honey' (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
    Lessons from Joan (Documentary) as
    The Ghost of Peter Sellers (Documentary) as
    'A Taste of Honey' from Stage to Screen: A Journey with Murray Melvin (Video documentary short) as
    Breaking Barriers: Murray Melvin on 'A Taste of Honey' (Video documentary short) as
    Remaking British Theater: Joan Littlewood and 'A Taste of Honey' (Video documentary short) as
    In the Company of Joan (Documentary) as
    Paul O'Grady's Working Britain (TV Series documentary) as
    Ghost Stories: The Curious Tales of the Making of Ghost Story (Video documentary) as
    Alfred Hitchcock in East London (Documentary) as
    Self - Interviewee
    T. Bag the Reunion Documentary (Video documentary) as
    Torchwood Declassified (TV Series documentary) as
    Self - Bilis Manager
    - To the End (2007) - Self - Bilis Manager
    Bill Douglas: Intent on Getting the Image (Documentary) as
    Gloria's Greats (TV Series documentary) as
    - Barbara Windsor (2005) - Self
    Hell on Earth: The Desecration and Resurrection of 'The Devils' (TV Movie documentary) as
    Stanley and Us (Documentary) as
    Hollywood U.K. British Cinema in the Sixties (TV Series documentary) as
    Self - Contributor
    - Northern Lights (1993) - Self - Contributor
    Archive Footage
    TCM Remembers 2023 (Short) as
    Self / actor
    Midsomer Murders - 25 Years of Mayhem (TV Special documentary) as
    Bentham DeQuetteville
    Six Different Kinds of Light John Alcott (Documentary short) as
    Rev. Samuel Runt


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