Biography

Roger Delgado (full name Roger Caesar Marius Bernard de Delgado Torres Castillo Roberto) will forever be known for being the first actor to play The Master in Doctor Who. Born in Whitechapel, within the sound of Bow Bells, to a Belgian mother and a Spanish father, Delgado was brought up in Bedford Park and attended the LSE before WWII was declared. His war service saw him rise to the rank of a major, serving with both the Leicestershire Regiment and the Royal Signals, despite his dislike of guns. He made his TV debut in 1948 and starred in several TV and film productions before his untimely death at the age of 55 in a car accident whilst filming the Franco/German TV production La Cloche tibétaine in Turkey. He had married twice, firstly to Olga Anthonisz and then, following his divorce. to Kismet Shahani who survived him.

Roger Delgado (full name Roger Caesar Marius Bernard de Delgado Torres Castillo Roberto) will forever be known for being the first actor to play The Master in Doctor Who. Born in Whitechapel, within the sound of Bow Bells, to a Belgian mother and a Spanish father, Delgado was brought up in Bedford Park and attended the LSE before WWII was declared. His war service saw him rise to the rank of a major, serving with both the Leicestershire Regiment and the Royal Signals, despite his dislike of guns. He made his TV debut in 1948 and starred in several TV and film productions before his untimely death at the age of 55 in a car accident whilst filming the Franco/German TV production La Cloche tibétaine in Turkey. He had married twice, firstly to Olga Anthonisz and then, following his divorce. to Kismet Shahani who survived him.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 36

Birthday 1918-03-01

Day of Death 1973-06-18

Place of Birth London, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2011 Doctor Who Anime ドクター・フーのファン・アニメ as The Master (archive footage)
1974 The Zoo Gang(1 episode)
1972 Doctor Who: The Time Monster as The Master
1972 Doctor Who: The Sea Devils as The Master
1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes(1 episode)
1971 The Persuaders!(1 episode)
1971 Jason King(1 episode)
1971 Doctor Who: Terror of the Autons as The Master
1970 Underground as Xavier
1970 Codename(1 episode)
1969 The Assassination Bureau as Bureau Member
1968 The Champions(1 episode)
1967 Man in a Suitcase(1 episode)
1967 The Mummy's Shroud as Hasmid
1965 Play of the Month(1 episode)
1965 Sherlock Holmes(1 episode)
1964 Hot Enough for June as Josef
1963 Doctor Who(63 episodes) as The Master
1963 Doctor Who(1 episode) as Master
1962 In Search of the Castaways as Patagonian prisoner
1962 The Saint(2 episodes)
1962 Z-Cars(1 episode)
1961 Sir Francis Drake(6 episodes)
1961 Plateau of Fear(1 episode)
1961 The Terror of the Tongs as Tang Hao
1961 The Avengers(2 episodes)
1961 The Singer Not the Song as Pedro de Cortinez
1960 Inspector Maigret(2 episodes)
1959 The Third Man(2 episodes)
1959 First Man Into Space as Mexican Consul - Ramon de Guerrera
1958 Mark of the Phoenix as Devron
1958 The Adventures of William Tell(1 episode)
1958 Sea Fury as Salgado
1956 The Battle of the River Plate as Captain Varela, Uruguayan Navy
1956 The Buccaneers(3 episodes)
1955 Storm Over the Nile as Native Spy
1955 The Adventures of Robin Hood(1 episode)

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