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Occupation
  
Actor

Height
  
1.93 m

Years active
  
1964-present

Spouse
  
Polly Hemingway

Name
  
Roy Marsden

Children
  
Billy, Joe

Role
  
Actor


Roy Marsden PD James39s Detective Adam Dalgliesh as portrayed by Roy

Full Name
  
Roy Anthony Mould

Born
  
25 June 1941 (age 82) (
1941-06-25
)

Movies and TV shows
  
The Sandbaggers, Airline, Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of t, PD James: Unnatural, Sherlock Holmes: The Last

Similar People
  
P D James, Polly Hemingway, Ray Lonnen, Jenny Seagrove, Martin Shaw

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Roy Marsden (born Roy Anthony Mould; 25 June 1941) is an English actor, who is probably best known for his portrayal of Adam Dalgliesh in the Anglia Television dramatisations of P. D. James's detective novels.

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Education

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Marsden attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and spent four terms there. He attempted to unionise the students but was thwarted. After one argument he poured a bottle of ink down the front of the director's suit. Marsden recalled, "Two weeks later, he phoned me up and asked if I'd got a job or an agent. I said no, so he arranged for me to start work at a theatre in Nottingham, and who should be the student assistant manager there but Anthony Hopkins. I persuaded him to go to RADA."

Stage

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In the early 1960s, Marsden worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and began to accumulate an extensive list of theatrical credits that include everything from Anton Chekhov and Henrik Ibsen to contemporary Soviet playwright Alexander Vampilov. His preference was for the alternative experimental theatres of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cambridge and Birmingham over London's commercial theatre.

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His appearances include Crispen in The Friends, 1970; Casca and Lucilius in Julius Caesar, 1972; Paul Schippel in Schippel, 1974; Heinrich Krey in The Plumber's Progress, 1975. He also played Long John Silver in Treasure Island at London's Mermaid Theatre around Christmas for two years and Henry Higgins in Pygmalion at the Albery Theatre. In 2008, Marsden appeared in two productions, Murder on Air and Happy Jack at the Theatre Royal, Windsor.

Television

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His prominent television roles include George Osborne in a 1967 adaptation of Vanity Fair and the title role of Arthur Chipping in 1984's Goodbye Mr. Chips. Marsden has also appeared as a guest in The New Avengers, Space: 1999, Only Fools and Horses ("Little Problems"), Foyle's War and Tales of the Unexpected.

Marsden starred in Yorkshire Television's 1978–1980 Cold War espionage series The Sandbaggers. He played Neil Burnside, the dour and fiercely protective Director of Operations in the Secret Intelligence Service, whose character spent as much time infighting with his superiors in Whitehall and his own department as it did battling the KGB. The show ran for three series and 20 episodes.

In 1982, Yorkshire Television cast him in Airline, a series in which he played Jack Ruskin, a scrappy Second World War pilot trying to start his own post-war airline against establishment opposition. It also starred his wife, Polly Hemingway, who was pregnant with their first child during most of the filming. In an interview, Marsden said "It was one of the most enjoyable programmes I ever made. Learning to fly those old DC-3s was terrific. And I enjoyed playing Ruskin enormously because he had hope. Of course, he was a pain up the tushie most of the time, but then you'd see that youthful desire to actually get out and triumph against enormous odds. I identified with that character the most."

Marsden's portrayal of Adam Dalgliesh in Anglia TV's P.D. James series spanned fifteen years. 

After producer John Rosenberg died in early 1991 (during the transmission run of Devices and Desires), the format of the adaptations changed. Initially, Anglia followed the trend made popular by the Inspector Morse series.

The Dalgliesh role was taken by Martin Shaw when the BBC took over the rights to James's novels and produced its own series.

In 1993, Marsden appeared in The Last Vampyre, a feature-length episode of Sherlock Holmes.

In 2006 he played Ted Cartwright, a veterinarian, in "Bad Blood", episode 2 of the fourth season of Foyle's War.

Marsden presented a nine-part crime documentary series Roy Marsden's Casebook for ITV West in 2007. He also appeared in a 2007 episode of Doctor Who as Mr Stoker, a medical consultant.

In 2008, he appeared in ITV series The Palace as King Richard's private secretary, Sir Iain Ratalick.

Marsden reprised his Only Fools and Horses role in 2009 as one of the Driscoll brothers in the spin-off series, The Green Green Grass. He also appeared in the television film Margaret (2009) as Norman Tebbit.

In 2010 Marsden appeared in an episode of New Tricks, and in 2011 in an episode of Silent Witness.

He played Commander Haydock in the 2016 adaptation of Agatha Christie's N or M?, a three-episode part of the BBC's Partners in Crime serial.

Film

His film credits include Toomorrow (1970), a small part as a SS officer in The Eagle Has Landed (1976), The Squeeze (1977), and as Oberon in Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God (2005).

Filmography

Actor
2015
Partners in Crime (TV Mini Series) as
Commander Haydock
- N or M?: Part 3 (2015) - Commander Haydock
- N or M?: Part 2 (2015) - Commander Haydock
- N or M?: Part 1 (2015) - Commander Haydock
2013
The Escape Artist (TV Mini Series) as
Peter Simpkins / Peter Simkins
- Part 3 (2013) - Peter Simpkins
- Part 2 (2013) - Peter Simpkins
- Part 1 (2013) - Peter Simkins
2013
Total War: Rome II (Video Game)(voice)
2013
Game as
James
2011
Holy Flying Circus (TV Movie) as
Mervyn Stockwood
2011
Silent Witness (TV Series) as
Prof Nigel Silverlake
- A Guilty Mind: Part 2 (2011) - Prof Nigel Silverlake
- A Guilty Mind: Part 1 (2011) - Prof Nigel Silverlake
2010
Moving On (TV Series) as
Eddie
- Trust (2010) - Eddie
2010
New Tricks (TV Series) as
George Mackie
- Where There's Smoke (2010) - George Mackie
2009
Margaret (TV Movie) as
Norman Tebbit
2005
The Green Green Grass (TV Series) as
Danny Driscoll
- Home Brew (2009) - Danny Driscoll
- Brothers and Sisters (2006) - Danny Driscoll
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock (2005) - Danny Driscoll
2008
Trial & Retribution (TV Series) as
Ray Harper
- Tracks: Part 1 (2008) - Ray Harper
2008
The Palace (TV Series) as
Sir Iain Ratalick
- Episode #1.8 (2008) - Sir Iain Ratalick
- Episode #1.7 (2008) - Sir Iain Ratalick
- Episode #1.6 (2008) - Sir Iain Ratalick
- Episode #1.5 (2008) - Sir Iain Ratalick
- Episode #1.4 (2008) - Sir Iain Ratalick
- Episode #1.3 (2008) - Sir Iain Ratalick
- Episode #1.2 (2008) - Sir Iain Ratalick
- Episode #1.1 (2008) - Sir Iain Ratalick
2008
She Stoops to Conquer (TV Movie) as
Sir Charles Marlow
2007
Rough Diamond (TV Mini Series) as
Garovski
- Old Gold (2007) - Garovski
2007
Doctor Who (TV Series) as
Mr. Stoker
- Smith and Jones (2007) - Mr. Stoker
2006
Heroes and Villains as
Fred
2006
Rebus (TV Series) as
Sir Vivian Kirkwood
- Let It Bleed (2006) - Sir Vivian Kirkwood
2006
All in the Game (TV Movie) as
George
2006
Eleventh Hour (TV Mini Series) as
Drake
- Miracle (2006) - Drake
2006
Foyle's War (TV Series) as
Ted Cartwright
- Bad Blood (2006) - Ted Cartwright
2005
Vincent (TV Series) as
Terry O'Connor
- Episode #1.2 (2005) - Terry O'Connor
2005
Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God (TV Movie) as
Oberon
2005
Mysterious Island (TV Movie) as
Joseph (as Roy Anthony Mould)
2005
A Higher Agency (Short) as
Mr. Oliver
2004
King Solomon's Mines (TV Mini Series) as
Captain Good
- Episode #1.2 (2004) - Captain Good
- Episode #1.1 (2004) - Captain Good
2004
Salvage (Short) as
David Foster
1998
A Certain Justice (TV Series) as
Commander Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.3 (1998) - Commander Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.2 (1998) - Commander Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.1 (1998) - Commander Adam Dalgliesh
1997
Original Sin (TV Mini Series) as
Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.3 (1997) - Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.2 (1997) - Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.1 (1997) - Adam Dalgliesh
1995
Dangerous Lady (TV Mini Series) as
Boyd-Templeton
- Episode #1.4 (1995) - Boyd-Templeton
1995
A Mind to Murder (TV Movie) as
Commander Adam Dalgliesh
1994
Against All Odds (TV Series) as
Col Mark Cook
- The Promise (1994) - Col Mark Cook
1994
Frank Stubbs Promotes (TV Series) as
Blick
- Mr. Chairman (1994) - Blick
- Politician (1994) - Blick
- Charity (1994) - Blick
1993
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series) as
John Stockton
- The Last Vampyre (1993) - John Stockton
1993
Unnatural Causes (TV Movie) as
Commander Adam Dalgliesh
1991
Devices and Desires (TV Mini Series) as
Commander Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.6 (1991) - Commander Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.5 (1991) - Commander Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.4 (1991) - Commander Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.3 (1991) - Commander Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.2 (1991) - Commander Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.1 (1991) - Commander Adam Dalgliesh
1990
The Play on One (TV Series) as
David Caesar
- Yellowbacks (1990) - David Caesar
1990
Theatre Night (TV Series) as
Agamemnon
- Iphigenia at Aulis (1990) - Agamemnon
1989
Only Fools and Horses (TV Series) as
Danny Driscoll
- Little Problems (1989) - Danny Driscoll
1988
A Taste for Death (TV Mini Series) as
Commander Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.6 (1988) - Commander Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.5 (1988) - Commander Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.4 (1988) - Commander Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.3 (1988) - Commander Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.2 (1988) - Commander Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.1 (1988) - Commander Adam Dalgliesh
1986
Inside Story (TV Mini Series) as
John Bennet
- In the Public Interest (1986) - John Bennet
- Found Dead (1986) - John Bennet
- Exclusive (1986) - John Bennet
- The First Lady (1986) - John Bennet
- Auld Lang Syne (1986) - John Bennet
- Over My Dead Body (1986) - John Bennet
1985
The Black Tower (TV Mini Series) as
Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.6 (1985) - Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.5 (1985) - Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.4 (1985) - Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.3 (1985) - Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.2 (1985) - Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.1 (1985) - Adam Dalgliesh
1985
Cover Her Face (TV Mini Series) as
Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.6 (1985) - Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.5 (1985) - Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.4 (1985) - Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.3 (1985) - Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.2 (1985) - Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.1 (1985) - Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh
1980
Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) as
Gerald Overton / Chief Inspector Walters
- The Mugger (1984) - Gerald Overton
- Proof of Guilt (1980) - Chief Inspector Walters
1984
Shroud for a Nightingale (TV Mini Series) as
Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.5 (1984) - Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.4 (1984) - Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.3 (1984) - Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.2 (1984) - Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.1 (1984) - Adam Dalgliesh
1984
Goodbye Mr. Chips (TV Mini Series) as
Charles Edward 'Mr. Chips' Chipping
- Episode #1.6 (1984) - Charles Edward 'Mr. Chips' Chipping
- Episode #1.5 (1984) - Charles Edward 'Mr. Chips' Chipping
- Episode #1.4 (1984) - Charles Edward 'Mr. Chips' Chipping
- Episode #1.3 (1984) - Charles Edward 'Mr. Chips' Chipping
- Episode #1.2 (1984) - Charles Edward 'Mr. Chips' Chipping
- Episode #1.1 (1984) - Charles Edward 'Mr. Chips' Chipping
1983
Death of an Expert Witness (TV Mini Series) as
Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.7 (1983) - Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.6 (1983) - Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.5 (1983) - Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.4 (1983) - Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.3 (1983) - Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.2 (1983) - Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.1 (1983) - Adam Dalgliesh
1982
Airline (TV Series) as
Jack Ruskin
- Too Many Promises (1982) - Jack Ruskin
- Touch and Go (1982) - Jack Ruskin
- Officers and Gentlemen (1982) - Jack Ruskin
- Not Much of a Life (1982) - Jack Ruskin
- Captain Clarke Plus One (1982) - Jack Ruskin
- Fool's Errands (1982) - Jack Ruskin
- Conscience (1982) - Jack Ruskin
- Brave New World (1982) - Jack Ruskin
- Look After Number One (1982) - Jack Ruskin
1978
The Sandbaggers (TV Series) as
Neil Burnside
- Opposite Numbers (1980) - Neil Burnside
- Who Needs Enemies (1980) - Neil Burnside
- Sometimes We Play Dirty Too (1980) - Neil Burnside
- My Name Is Anna Wiseman (1980) - Neil Burnside
- Unusual Approach (1980) - Neil Burnside
- To Hell with Justice (1980) - Neil Burnside
- All in a Good Cause (1980) - Neil Burnside
- Operation Kingmaker (1980) - Neil Burnside
- It Couldn't Happen Here (1980) - Neil Burnside
- A Question of Loyalty (1980) - Neil Burnside
- Decision by Committee (1980) - Neil Burnside
- Enough of Ghosts (1980) - Neil Burnside
- At All Costs (1980) - Neil Burnside
- Special Relationship (1978) - Neil Burnside
- A Feasible Solution (1978) - Neil Burnside
- Always Glad to Help (1978) - Neil Burnside
- The Most Suitable Person (1978) - Neil Burnside
- Is Your Journey Really Necessary? (1978) - Neil Burnside
- A Proper Function of Government (1978) - Neil Burnside
- First Principles (1978) - Neil Burnside
1977
ITV Playhouse (TV Series) as
Rev.Thompson / Tom
- Children of the Gods (1979) - Rev.Thompson
- Blind Love (1977) - Tom
1978
Do You Remember? (TV Series) as
Frank
- Park People (1978) - Frank
1978
BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series) as
Sidney Frederick Haynes
- Stargazy on Zummerdown (1978) - Sidney Frederick Haynes
1977
Target (TV Series) as
Mac
- Hunting Parties (1977) - Mac
1977
Sister Dora (TV Mini Series) as
Redfern Davies
- Part 2 (1977) - Redfern Davies
1977
Survivors (TV Series) as
The Captain
- Long Live the King (1977) - The Captain
1976
Space: 1999 (TV Series) as
Crael / Alien Invisible
- Devil's Planet (1977) - Crael
- The Rules of Luton (1976) - Alien Invisible
1977
The Squeeze as
Barry
1977
Drama (TV Series) as
Palace attendant
- Oedipus Tyrannus by Sophocles (1977) - Palace attendant
1976
The Eagle Has Landed as
Sturmbannführer Toberg, SS (uncredited)
1976
Dickens of London (TV Mini Series) as
Stanfield
- Angel (1976) - Stanfield
1976
The New Avengers (TV Series) as
Frank Turner
- The Tale of the Big Why (1976) - Frank Turner
1975
The Legend of Robin Hood (TV Mini Series) as
Military Prior
- Part 4 (1975) - Military Prior
1974
Z Cars (TV Series) as
Tommy
- Absence (1974) - Tommy
1973
Omnibus (TV Series documentary) as
Jake
- The Runaway (1973) - Jake
1973
Late Night Theatre (TV Series) as
Gavin / Bright
- Family Tree (1973) - Gavin
- The Death of Captain Doughty (1973) - Bright
1972
Crown Court (TV Series) as
Peter MacLennon
- The Eleventh Commandment: Part 3 (1972) - Peter MacLennon
- The Eleventh Commandment: Part 2 (1972) - Peter MacLennon
- The Eleventh Commandment: Part 1 (1972) - Peter MacLennon
1971
The Taming of the Shrew: An Introduction
1970
Hamlet: An Introduction (Short)
1970
The Adventures of Don Quick (TV Series) as
Sycamore
- Paradise Destruct (1970) - Sycamore
1970
Armchair Theatre (TV Series) as
Gerry Cartland
- The Dolly Scene (1970) - Gerry Cartland
1970
Toomorrow as
Alpha
1970
Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (TV Series) as
Mr. Jenkins
- New Worlds for Old (1970) - Mr. Jenkins
1969
The Elusive Pimpernel (TV Mini Series) as
Sir Andrew Ffoulkes
- That Damned Elusive Pimpernel (1969) - Sir Andrew Ffoulkes
- The Caged Lion (1969) - Sir Andrew Ffoulkes
- The Overwhelming Odds (1969) - Sir Andrew Ffoulkes
- What Love Can Do (1969) - Sir Andrew Ffoulkes
- The Dauphin in the Tower (1969) - Sir Andrew Ffoulkes
- The Letter (1969) - Sir Andrew Ffoulkes
- The Hostage (1969) - Sir Andrew Ffoulkes
- The Challenge (1969) - Sir Andrew Ffoulkes
- The Shadow of the Guillotine (1969) - Sir Andrew Ffoulkes
1969
Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) as
Nigel
- The Liver Birds (1969) - Nigel
1969
The Liver Birds (TV Series) as
Nigel
- The Liver Birds (1969) - Nigel
1968
The Jazz Age (TV Series) as
Gervase Kent-Cumberland
- Winner Take All (1968) - Gervase Kent-Cumberland
1967
Vanity Fair (TV Mini Series) as
George Osborne
- Vanitas Vanitatum (1967) - George Osborne (voice)
- The Celebrated Battle Scene (1967) - George Osborne
- The Dragoon (1967) - George Osborne
- The Famous Little Becky Puppet (1967) - George Osborne
1967
Escape (TV Series) as
Gordon Oliver
- Nothing to Lose (1967) - Gordon Oliver
1967
The Fellows (TV Series) as
Sherratt
- Final Demand (1967) - Sherratt
- Spindoe's Move (1967) - Sherratt
1967
The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #6.5 (1967)
1966
Mystery and Imagination (TV Series) as
Captain Battenburg
- Carmilla (1966) - Captain Battenburg
1966
The Man in Room 17 (TV Series) as
Lt. David Stanton
- The Standard (1966) - Lt. David Stanton
1966
Theatre 625 (TV Series) as
Policeman
- The Queen and Jackson (1966) - Policeman
1966
The Liars (TV Series) as
Charles Ponsonby
- Episode #1.5 (1966) - Charles Ponsonby
1965
Secret Agent (TV Series) as
H.Q. Policeman
- The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1965) - H.Q. Policeman
1965
The Flying Swan (TV Series) as
Tony Hassall
- The Diamond Pendant (1965) - Tony Hassall
- Relative Proof (1965) - Tony Hassall
- Stage Fever (1965) - Tony Hassall
1965
Riviera Police (TV Series) as
Jack
- Duet for Two Guns (1965) - Jack
1965
No Hiding Place (TV Series) as
Gerry Moore
- Wolves Get Eaten, Too (1965) - Gerry Moore
1964
First Night (TV Series) as
Matthew
- The Improbable Mr. Claybill (1964) - Matthew
Self
2010
Gylne tider (TV Series documentary) as
Self / Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #4.6 (2010) - Self / Adam Dalgliesh
2008
The Supersizers Go... (TV Series) as
Self - Narrator
- Ancient Rome (2009) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- The Fifties (2009) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- The Twenties (2009) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- The French Revolution (2009) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Medieval (2009) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- The Eighties (2009) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Regency (2008) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Elizabethan (2008) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Seventies (2008) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Victorian (2008) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Restoration (2008) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Wartime (2008) - Self - Narrator (voice)
2008
Profiling (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- P.D. James (2008) - Self
- Colin Dexter (2008) - Self
2008
Breakfast (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 4 February 2008 (2008) - Self
2004
Vinland: Viking Map or Million-Dollar Hoax? (TV Movie documentary) as
Narrator
2001
A British Legend: The Search for Bluebird (Documentary) as
Self (narrator)
1997
Light Lunch (TV Series) as
Self
- Top TV Cops (1997) - Self
1994
Horizon (TV Series documentary) as
Self - Narrator
- Auschwitz: The Blueprints of Genocide (1994) - Self - Narrator (voice)
1979
Call My Bluff (TV Series) as
Self
1987
Driving Force '87 (TV Special) as
Self
1985
Sunday, Sunday (TV Series)
- Episode #4.7 (1985)
1976
The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #5.5 (1976) - Self
1970
Review (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- The Friends (1970) - Self
Archive Footage
2022
Joueur du Grenier (TV Series)
- Les films Donjons et Dragons (2022)
2009
Doctor Who Greatest Moments (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Mr.Stroker / Mr. .Stroker
- The Companions (2009) - Mr.Stroker
- The Doctor (2009) - Mr. .Stroker
2009
The Green Green Grass (TV Series) as
Danny Driscoll
- I Done It My Way (2009) - Danny Driscoll (uncredited)
1999
Anglia at Forty (TV Series) as
Adam Dalgliesh
- Episode #1.3 (1999) - Adam Dalgliesh

References

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