Biography

Distinctive character actor, born in Calcutta and educated at Magdalen College, Cambridge. His acting career was interrupted by wartime service (for six years) in the British Army. He then joined the Old Vic Company and subsequently appeared on screen. With his hooked nose and furtive eyes, he made the perfect sinister villain, playing an assortment of Arabic or Central Asian diamond smugglers, drug dealers or black market racketeers. Occasionally, he was on the right side of the law, notably as commissioner Govindaswami in La croisée des destins (1956), or as a cardinal in Les souliers de Saint-Pierre (1968). Early on in his career, Maitland worked for Hammer Studios where he had memorable roles as Patel Shari, a member of the murderous Kali sect in Les étrangleurs de Bombay (1959), and as an evil Malay servant, dedicated to worshipping La femme reptile (1966).

Marne was also very active on British television (Le Saint

 (1962), Département S(1969), and others) in very much the same capacity. He stood out as the mysterious dissident Pandit Baba in the excellent award-winning miniseries The Jewel in the Crown(1984). From the early 1970's until his death, he lived in Rome. - IMDb Mini Biography By: I.S.Mowis

Distinctive character actor, born in Calcutta and educated at Magdalen College, Cambridge. His acting career was interrupted by wartime service (for six years) in the British Army. He then joined the Old Vic Company and subsequently appeared on screen. With his hooked nose and furtive eyes, he made the perfect sinister villain, playing an assortment of Arabic or Central Asian diamond smugglers, drug dealers or black market racketeers. Occasionally, he was on the right side of the law, notably as commissioner Govindaswami in La croisée des destins (1956), or as a cardinal in Les souliers de Saint-Pierre (1968). Early on in his career, Maitland worked for Hammer Studios where he had memorable roles as Patel Shari, a member of the murderous Kali sect in Les étrangleurs de Bombay (1959), and as an evil Malay servant, dedicated to worshipping La femme reptile (1966).

Marne was also very active on British television (Le Saint

 (1962), Département S(1969), and others) in very much the same capacity. He stood out as the mysterious dissident Pandit Baba in the excellent award-winning miniseries The Jewel in the Crown(1984). From the early 1970's until his death, he lived in Rome. - IMDb Mini Biography By: I.S.Mowis

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 53

Birthday 1920-05-01

Day of Death 1991-12-01

Place of Birth Calcutta, West Bengal, India

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • James Robinson Maitland
  • Marne J. Maitland

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1988 Appointment In Liverpool as Pilar
1988 And the Violins Stopped Playing as Sandu
1985 I Am an ESP
1985 The Assisi Underground as Rabbi
1984 La neve nel bicchiere as Nullo
1984 Memed My Hawk as Suleyman
1983 The Scarlet and the Black as Papal Secretary
1980 The Day Christ Died as Jacob
1979 La Promessa as Von Gunthen
1979 Lovers and Liars
1977 March or Die as Leon
1974 The Man with the Golden Gun as Lazar
1974 Street Law as Records Keeper (uncredited)
1972 Man of La Mancha as Captain of the Guard
1972 Roma as Underground Guide
1969 Department S (1 episode)
1969 The Bushbaby as The Hadj
1968 The Shoes of the Fisherman as Cardinal Rahamani
1968 Journey to the Unknown (1 episode)
1968 The Champions (1 episode)
1968 Duffy as Abdul
1967 The Bobo as Luis Castillo
1967 Callan (1 episode)
1966 Khartoum as Sheikh Osman
1966 The Reptile as The Malay
1965 The Return of Mr. Moto as Wasir Hussein
1964 First Men in the Moon as Dr. Tok, UN Space Agency
1963 Cleopatra as Euphranor
1962 The Saint (2 episodes) as The Guru
1962 The Phantom of the Opera as Xavier
1961 Sir Francis Drake (1 episode)
1961 Middle Course as Renard
1961 The Terror of the Tongs as Beggar
1961 The Avengers (1 episode)
1960 Inspector Maigret (1 episode)
1960 Cone of Silence as Mr. Robinson
1959 International Detective (1 episode)
1959 The Stranglers of Bombay as Patel Shari
1959 No Hiding Place (3 episodes)
1959 Boy Meets Girls (1 episode)
1959 I'm All Right Jack as Mr. Mohammed
1959 Tiger Bay as Doctor
1958 Man with a Gun as Max
1958 The Camp on Blood Island as Captain Sakamura
1958 The Wind Cannot Read as Bahadur
1957 Windom's Way as Commissioner Belhedron
1956 The Buccaneers (1 episode)
1956 Bhowani Junction as Govindaswami
1956 Colonel March of Scotland Yard (2 episodes)
1954 Diplomatic Passport as Philip
1953 Saadia as Horse dealer
1953 Deadly Nightshade as Heinz
1950 Cairo Road as Gohari

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