Biography

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Dobtcheff was born in Nîmes, [[France] to a British mother (Vernon) and a father of Bulgarian descent (Dobtcheff). He attended Ascham Preparatory School in Eastbourne, Sussex, England, in the 1940s, where he won the Acting Cup. One of his many television roles was as the Chief Scientist in the Doctor Who story The War Games in 1969.

In his 2006 memoir Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins, British actor Rupert Everett describes an encounter with Dobtcheff on the boat train to Paris, and reveals his extraordinary reputation as the "patron saint" of the acting profession, stating that Dobtcheff "was legendary not so much for his acting as for his magical ability to catch every first night in the country". Widely travelled and prone to pop up in the most unlikely of locales, if unable to attend an opening night, Dobtcheff will still endeavour to send the cast a card wishing the production good luck.

Dobtcheff is set to appear in the upcoming Doctor Who audio drama The Children of Seth where he'll be playing the role of Shamur, set for release in December 2011.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Vernon Dobtcheff, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dobtcheff was born in Nîmes, [[France] to a British mother (Vernon) and a father of Bulgarian descent (Dobtcheff). He attended Ascham Preparatory School in Eastbourne, Sussex, England, in the 1940s, where he won the Acting Cup. One of his many television roles was as the Chief Scientist in the Doctor Who story The War Games in 1969.

In his 2006 memoir Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins, British actor Rupert Everett describes an encounter with Dobtcheff on the boat train to Paris, and reveals his extraordinary reputation as the "patron saint" of the acting profession, stating that Dobtcheff "was legendary not so much for his acting as for his magical ability to catch every first night in the country". Widely travelled and prone to pop up in the most unlikely of locales, if unable to attend an opening night, Dobtcheff will still endeavour to send the cast a card wishing the production good luck.

Dobtcheff is set to appear in the upcoming Doctor Who audio drama The Children of Seth where he'll be playing the role of Shamur, set for release in December 2011.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Vernon Dobtcheff, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 157

Birthday 1934-08-14

Place of Birth Nimes, France

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Also Known As

  • Eugene
  • Alexander Vernon Dobtcheff
  • Alexandre Vernon Dobtcheff
  • Vernon Dobthcheff

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Le passage as Vieil homme
2017 The Man with the Iron Heart as Emile Hacha
2015 Killing Jesus as Isaiah (3 episodes) as Isaiah
2014 The Invisible Boy as Artiglio
2014 Horsehead as George
2014 Seven Lucky Gods as Lawrence
2013 The Great Beauty as Arturo
2012 Another Woman's Life as Dimitri Speranski
2012 Zarafa as Le vieux sage (voice)
2011 The Borgias (1 episode) (20 episodes) as Cardinal Versucci
2010 Undisputed III: Redemption as Rezo
2010 Godforsaken as The Surgeon
2009 Changing Climates, Changing Times as Lucas
2009 The Little Murders of Agatha Christie (1 episode) as Anatole Deschanel
2008 Apparitions (1 episode)
2008 Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 as Himself
2006 Priceless as Jacques
2006 Surviving Disaster - Chernobyl (1 episode) as Boris Scherbina
2006 Surviving Disaster (1 episode)
2005 An American Haunting as Elder #1
2005 Empire of the Wolves as Kudseyi
2004 Evilenko
2004 Before Sunset as Bookstore Manager
2004 Pontormo - Un amore eretico as Riccio
2003 Brocéliande as Brennos
2002 The Red Siren as Vitali
2002 Merci Docteur Rey as François
2001 The Order as Oscar
2001 The Body as Monsignor
2001 Revelation as Curé at Rennes-le-Chateau
2000 Le prof as Patte Folle
2000 The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization (3 episodes) as Cleisthenes
2000 The Greeks - Crucible of Civilization as Pericles as Cleisthenes
1999 Dreaming of Joseph Lees as Italian Doctor
1999 Relic Hunter (1 episode)
1998 Highlander: The Raven (1 episode)
1998 Merlin (4 episodes) as 1st Physician
1998 Déjà Vu as Konstantine
1998 30 Years to Life as Sandor
1997 Anna Karenina as Pestov
1996 Die Eisprinzessin
1996 The Ogre as The Lawyer
1996 Catherine the Great as Naryshkin
1996 Jude as Curator
1995 Father Ted (1 episode)
1994 Mademoiselle O as Rouka
1993 M. Butterfly as Agent Etancelin
1993 Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher as Un Héraut / Un prêtre / Un clerc
1992 Frankenstein as Chancellor
1992 Highlander: The Series (1 episode) as Hamad (1 episode) as Carlo Luchesi
1992 Sweetheart as Thurson
1992 As Time Goes By (1 episode) as Dr. Stoker
1991 Let Him Have It as Clerk of Court
1991 Strauss Dynasty (6 episodes)
1990 Hamlet as Reynaldo
1990 Vincent and me as Dr Winkler
1990 Meridian as Priest
1990 The Garden as Old Man at Sauna
1990 The Krays as Teacher
1990 Flight from Paradise as Merrill
1989 The Hostage of Europe as Hudson Lowe
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade as Butler
1989 Natalia
1989 Berlin-Jerusalem as Editor
1989 Agatha Christie's Poirot (1 episode) as Simeon Lee
1989 The Sweet House of Horrors as The Exorcist
1988 Testimony as Gargolovsky
1988 Pascali's Island as Pariente
1988 Catacombs as Brother Timothy
1987 Fortunes of War (7 episodes)
1986 The Name of the Rose as Hugh of Newcastle
1986 Caravaggio as Art Lover
1985 Mussolini: The Untold Story (4 episodes) as Sebastiani
1985 Mata Hari as Prosecutor
1985 A.D. (5 episodes) as Flavius Sabinus
1985 Morenga (3 episodes) as Lohmann as Lohmann
1984 Much Ado About Nothing as Don John
1984 Sherlock Holmes (1 episode) as Mendelstam
1984 The Devil's Lieutenant as Dr. Goldschmiedt
1984 Mon Ami Washington
1983 An Englishman Abroad as Guildenstern
1983 Dramarama (1 episode)
1983 The Scarlet and the Black as Count Langenthal
1982 Marco Polo (8 episodes) as Prosecutor
1982 Enigma
1981 Troilus & Cressida as Agamemnon
1981 L'amour nu as John, le patron de Claire
1981 Goldene Zeiten - Bittere Zeiten (1 episode) as M. Bernard
1981 Condorman as Russian Agent
1981 Private Schulz (1 episode)
1981 Masada (4 episodes)
1980 Nijinsky as Sergei Grigoriev
1978 Romeo & Juliet as Apothecary
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare (3 episodes)
1978 Question of Love as Peter
1978 Lillie (3 episodes)
1978 Little Girl in Blue Velvet as Lamberti
1978 The Devil's Crown (1 episode)
1978 Holocaust (5 episodes) as Karp
1978 Blake's 7 (1 episode) as The Chairman
1977 1990 (1 episode)
1977 March or Die as Mean Corporal
1977 The Spy Who Loved Me as Max Kalba
1975 Michael Strogoff (4 episodes) as Blount
1975 Rumpole of the Bailey (1 episode) as Magnus Piecan
1975 Lovers Like Us as Coleman
1975 Des Christoffel von Grimmelshausen abenteuerlicher Simplizissimus (4 episodes) as Dr. Canard
1975 Operation: Daybreak as Pyotr
1975 The Messiah as Samuel
1975 Cat and Mouse as le complice de Germain
1975 India Song as Georges Crawn
1975 Playing with Fire as Un messager
1975 The Venturers (1 episode)
1974 Scent of a Woman as Don Carlo
1974 Murder on the Orient Express as Concierge
1974 A vous de jouer milord (6 episodes) as N° 2
1974 Father Brown (1 episode)
1974 The Marseille Contract as Lazar
1974 Fall of Eagles (1 episode)
1974 Cartesius as Astronomo Ciprus
1974 Soft Beds, Hard Battles as Padre
1973 Story of a Love Story
1973 Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1 episode)
1973 An Echo of Theresa as Bannerheim
1972 The Edwardians (1 episode)
1972 Van der Valk (1 episode)
1972 The Canterbury Tales as Franklin
1972 Far from Dallas
1971 Mary, Queen of Scots as Duc De Guise
1971 Nicholas and Alexandra as Dr. Lazovert
1971 Fiddler on the Roof as Russian Official
1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1 episode)
1971 The Horsemen as Zam Hajji
1971 The Married Couple of the Year Two as le pasteur
1970 Play for Today (1 episode)
1970 The Beast in the Cellar as Newsmith
1970 Ace of Wands (3 episodes)
1970 Codename (1 episode)
1969 Anne of the Thousand Days as Mendoza
1969 The Assassination Bureau as Baron Muntzof
1968 The Champions (2 episodes)
1967 The Taming of the Shrew as Pedant
1966 Breaking Point (UK) (5 episodes)
1966 Mystery and Imagination (1 episode)
1965 Thirty-Minute Theatre (1 episode)
1965 Out of the Unknown (1 episode)
1965 Darling as Art Critic (uncredited)
1965 Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes as Member of the French Team
1965 The Debussy Film
1964 Martin Chuzzlewit (3 episodes)
1963 Doctor Who (3 episodes)
1962 The Saint (1 episode) as Vogel
1961 The Avengers (3 episodes)
1955 Dixon of Dock Green (1 episode)

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