Known For Acting
Known Credits 36
Day of Death 2020-06-20 (91 years old)
Place of Birth Essex, England, UK
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Philip Latham was born on January 17, 1929 in Essex, England as Charles Philip Latham. He was an actor, known for Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966), The Treasure Seekers (1961) and Middlemarch (1968). He was married to Eve Pitt-Payne (12 September 1960 - 12 July 2010) ( her death) ( 2 children). He died on June 20, 2020 in England. Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m) He was educated at Felsted School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, from which he graduated in 1951.
In the late 1960s/early 1970s he was well known to British TV viewers for his portrayal of chief accountant Willy Izard, the "conscience" to hard-nosed oil company industrialist Brian Stead (played by Geoffrey Keen) in the BBC series The Troubleshooters (1965–72). Other credits Jesus of Nazareth (1956), Paul of Tarsus, Danger Man (1960–1962), Maigret, The Treasure Seekers, The Avengers, Love Story, Undermind, UFO, The Saint, Sergeant Cork, Justice, The Cedar Tree, Killers, Hammer House of Horror, The Professionals, No. 10, and Nanny.
One of his horror film roles was as Dracula's sinister servant Klove in Hammer's 1966 film Dracula, Prince of Darkness, and he had previously worked for Hammer in The Devil-Ship Pirates and The Secret of Blood Island (both 1964). His other film roles included appearances in Ring of Spies (1964), Spy Story (1976) and Force 10 from Navarone (1978). On television he played the joint-lead role of Plantagenet Palliser (opposite Susan Hampshire) in the 26-part BBC series The Pallisers. He also played Lord President Borusa in the 1983 20th anniversary episode of Doctor Who, The Five Doctors.