Personal Info

Known For Acting

Known Credits 164

Gender Male

Birthday 1934-08-14 (86 years old)

Place of Birth Nimes, France

Also Known As

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

Login to report an issue

Biography

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.

Acting

2020
2018
2017
2015
2015
2014
2014
2014
2013
2012
2012
2011
2010
2010
2009
2009
2008
2008
2006
2006
2005
2005
2004
2004
2004
2003
2002
2002
2001
2001
2001
2000
2000
2000
1999
1999
1998
1998
1998
1998
1997
1996
1996
1996
1996
1995
1995
1994
1993
1993
1992
1992
1992
1992
1991
1991
1990
1990
1990
1990
1990
1990
1989
1989
1989
1989
1989
1989
1988
1988
1988
1987
1986
1986
1985
1985
1985
1985
1985
1984
1984
1984
1984
1983
1983
1983
1982
1982
1982
1981
1981
1981
1981
1981
1981
1981
1980
1978
1978
1978
1978
1978
1978
1978
1978
1977
1977
1977
1976
1975
1975
1975
1975
1975
1975
1975
1975
1975
1975
1975
1974
1974
1974
1974
1974
1974
1974
1974
1973
1973
1973
1973
1972
1972
1972
1972
1971
1971
1971
1971
1971
1970
1970
1970
1970
1969
1969
1969
1968
1967
1966
1966
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1964
1963
1962
1961
1955

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page

Want to rate or add this item to a list?

Login