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Robert Flemyng OBE, MC (3 January 1912 – 22 May 1995) was a British film and stage actor.

Flemyng was born in Liverpool, the son of a doctor, and was educated at Haileybury. He began his career as a medical student before abandoning medicine to become an actor. Flemyng made his stage debut in the early 1930s, and worked steadily in both London and Broadway. His first film appearance was in 1937, but he didn't appear steadily in films until after he served in World War II. During the war he was commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps and served with great distinction, reaching the rank of full colonel at the age of 33. He was awarded the Military Cross in 1941, mentioned in despatches, and was appointed OBE in 1944.

He played the idealistic schoolmaster in the 1948 Roy Boulting film, The Guinea Pig, starring Richard Attenborough, and the key role of Detective Sergeant Roberts in the 1950 film The Blue Lamp.

One memorable role was as a necrophiliac in the film The Horrible Dr. Hichcock in 1962. He ably played a sardonic British Secret Intelligence Service chief (his boss being George Sanders) in the 1966 film The Quiller Memorandum. The character actor worked in films and television until his death in 1995. Some of his later films include Kafka (1991) and Shadowlands (1993).

Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Flemyng, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Robert Flemyng OBE, MC (3 January 1912 – 22 May 1995) was a British film and stage actor.

Flemyng was born in Liverpool, the son of a doctor, and was educated at Haileybury. He began his career as a medical student before abandoning medicine to become an actor. Flemyng made his stage debut in the early 1930s, and worked steadily in both London and Broadway. His first film appearance was in 1937, but he didn't appear steadily in films until after he served in World War II. During the war he was commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps and served with great distinction, reaching the rank of full colonel at the age of 33. He was awarded the Military Cross in 1941, mentioned in despatches, and was appointed OBE in 1944.

He played the idealistic schoolmaster in the 1948 Roy Boulting film, The Guinea Pig, starring Richard Attenborough, and the key role of Detective Sergeant Roberts in the 1950 film The Blue Lamp.

One memorable role was as a necrophiliac in the film The Horrible Dr. Hichcock in 1962. He ably played a sardonic British Secret Intelligence Service chief (his boss being George Sanders) in the 1966 film The Quiller Memorandum. The character actor worked in films and television until his death in 1995. Some of his later films include Kafka (1991) and Shadowlands (1993).

Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Flemyng, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 38

Birthday 1912-01-03

Day of Death 1995-05-22

Place of Birth Liverpool, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1995 The Vacillations of Poppy Carew as Patient 2
1993 Shadowlands as Claude Bird
1988 Paris by Night
1982 Spider's Web as Sir Rowland Delahaye
1978 Edward and Mrs Simpson (2 episodes)
1978 The Thirty Nine Steps as Magistrate
1977 Golden Rendezvous as Capt. Bullen
1976 The New Avengers (1 episode)
1975 The Venturers (1 episode)
1974 Miss Nightingale
1972 Travels with My Aunt as Crowder
1972 Young Winston as Dr. Buzzard
1971 The Persuaders! (1 episode)
1971 The Firechasers as Carlton
1969 Battle of Britain as Wing Cmdr. Willoughby
1969 The Body Stealers as W.C. Baldwin
1969 Oh! What a Lovely War as Staff Officer in Gassed Trench
1968 The Blood Beast Terror as Dr. Carl Mallinger
1966 The Quiller Memorandum as Rushington
1966 The Deadly Affair as Samuel Fennan
1962 Zero One (1 episode)
1962 Compact (370 episodes)
1962 The Horrible Dr. Hichcock as Prof. Bernard Hichcock
1961 The Avengers (1 episode)
1959 A Touch of Larceny as Cmdr. John Larkin
1959 Blind Date as Sir Brian Lewis
1957 Windom's Way as Col. George Hasbrook
1957 Let's Be Happy as Lord James MacNairn
1957 Funny Face as Paul Duval
1956 The Man Who Never Was as Lt. George Acres
1955 Cast a Dark Shadow as Phillip Mortimer
1952 The Holly and the Ivy as Major
1951 Blackmailed as Dr. Giles Freeman
1950 The Blue Lamp as Police Sgt. Roberts
1949 Conspirator as Captain Hugh Ladholme
1948 The Guinea Pig as Nigel Lorraine
1948 Bond Street as Frank Moody
1937 Head Over Heels as Pierre

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