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List of Richard Todd Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

2. The Hasty Heart (1949)
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The Hasty Heart
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Role:
Lachie
Starring:
Patricia Neal, Howard Marion-Crawford, Ronald Reagan, Anthony Nicholls
Directed By:
Vincent Sherman
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Male
3. The Dam Busters (1955)
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The Dam Busters
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2

Based on real WWII events, the epic war-film depicts scientist Barnes Wallis who develops bouncing bombs that would skip over water (avoiding torpedo nets) to attack dams, an idea that gets vetoed at first. Once the Prime Minister gives his go-ahead, Wing-Commander Guy Gibson’s special squadron is trained for the mission, and the industrial area of Germany’s Ruhr Dam is bombed successfully.

Role:
Wing Commander Guy Gibson, V.C., D.S.O., D.F.C.
Starring:
Basil Sydney, Ursula Jeans, Michael Redgrave, Patrick Barr
Directed By:
Michael Anderson
4. A Man Called Peter (1955)
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2
A Man Called Peter
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2
Role:
The Rev. Peter Marshall
Starring:
Jill Esmond, Marjorie Rambeau, Jean Peters, Les Tremayne
Directed By:
Henry Koster
5. The Boys (1962)
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4
The Boys
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4
Role:
Victor Webster
Starring:
Robert Morley, Tony Garnett, Ronald Lacey, Dudley Sutton
Directed By:
Sidney J. Furie
6. The Naked Earth (1958)
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3
The Naked Earth
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3
Role:
Danny
Starring:
Finlay Currie, John Kitzmiller, Juliette Gréco, Laurence Naismith
Directed By:
Vincent Sherman
7. Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958)
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3
Chase a Crooked Shadow
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3

When a man comes to her villa claiming to be her late brother Ward, heiress Kimberly Prescott calls the police.  Since he has all the papers necessary to prove his credentials police believe Kim to be unstable. Quickly, the imposter takes charge of the house, bringing in his accomplices, a butler and a woman called Mrs. Whitman. Kim’s maid is also given time off. What is he up to?   

Role:
Ward
Starring:
Anne Baxter, Herbert Lom, Alexander Knox, Faith Brook
Directed By:
Michael Anderson
8. Never Let Go (1960)
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3
Never Let Go
13
3

John Cummings is a struggling cosmetics salesman who needs his car, a 1959 Ford Anglia, to keep his job. When the car is stolen under instructions of a stolen car dealer, Lionel Meadows, John resolves to do whatever it takes to recover the car. 

Role:
John Cummings
Starring:
Peter Sellers, Carol White, Elizabeth Sellars, Adam Faith
Directed By:
John Guillermin
9. Stage Fright (1950)
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3
Stage Fright
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3

Stage Fright is a thriller film which tells the story of Jonathan, who is wanted for the murder of the husband of his mistress, who is a singer. His friend Eve, who is a struggling actress, decides to help him prove his innocence, and clear his name.

Role:
Jonathan Cooper
Starring:
Directed By:
10. The Very Edge (1963)
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The Very Edge
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Tracey is happily married to an architect named Geofrey. However, their lives turn upside down after Tracey is assaulted by a maniac, who break into their home. She is thus left with trauma, and it doesn’t heal even after they move home, and take a holiday. Due to his wife’s depression, Geofrey eventually starts developing feelings for his secretary, who seems to have totally fallen for him.

Role:
Geoffrey Lawrence
Starring:
Jeremy Brett, Nicole Maurey, Anne Heywood, Jack Hedley
Directed By:
Cyril Frankel
11. The Long and the Short and the Tall (1961)
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2
The Long and the Short and the Tall
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2

Set at the backdrop of the 1942 Malayan Campaign, the film focuses on seven British soldiers on a short jungle exercise, taking refuge from rain in an abandoned tin mine. While trying to make contact with the base, they pick up a Japanese signal, indicating the enemy is close by. Then, they capture a Japanese soldier.   

Role:
Sgt. Mitchem
Starring:
David McCallum, Laurence Harvey, Richard Harris, Ronald Fraser, John Meillon
Directed By:
Leslie Norman
12. Battle Hell (1957)
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2
Battle Hell
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2
Role:
Lt. Cmdr. Kerans, RN
Starring:
Akim Tamiroff, Keye Luke, William Hartnell, Donald Houston,
Directed By:
Michael Anderson
13. Good Morning, Boys (1937)
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2
Good Morning, Boys
11
2

Good Morning, Boys! is a comedy film which tells the story of Dr Benjamin Twist, and his students who are on a trip to Paris. However, things get complicated when they unwillingly get involved with art thieves.

Starring:
Peter Gawthorne, Lilli Palmer, Will Hay, Martita Hunt,
Directed By:
Marcel Varnel
14. The Hellions (1961)
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3
The Hellions
11
3
Role:
Sgt. Sam Hargis
Starring:
Lionel Jeffries, Anne Aubrey, Jamie Uys, Marty Wilde
Directed By:
Ken Annakin
15. The Virgin Queen (1955)
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2
The Virgin Queen
12
2
Role:
Sir Walter Raleigh
Starring:
Bette Davis, Joan Collins, Rod Taylor, Jay Robinson, Herbert Marshall
Directed By:
Henry Koster
16. The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)
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2
The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men
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2

After defeating overbearing Sheriff of Nottingham at an archery contest, the Earl of Huntington is deprived of his title and property, and his father is murdered. He turns into an outlaw, Robin Hood, who along with other oppressed men, rises against the tyrannical rule and over-taxation of the Sheriff of Nottingham, and Prince John, who has held his lady-love, Maid Marian, hostage. 

Role:
Robin Hood
Starring:
Peter Finch, James Hayter, James Robertson Justice, Joan Rice
Directed By:
Ken Annakin
17. Intent to Kill (1958)
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3
Intent to Kill
11
3

A South American leader is in need of a brain surgery. Little did the British doctor who was to do the surgery know that his patient is in hiding from a gang of assassins.

Role:
Dr. Bob McLaurin
Starring:
Herbert Lom, Betsy Drake, Warren Stevens, Carlo Giustini
Directed By:
Jack Cardiff
18. Danger Within (1959)
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3
Danger Within
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3

Danger Within is a war drama film, which takes us to 1943, during the time of the Second World War. It tells the story of a Prisoner-of-War camp, where a lot of failed escape attempts are made. Eventually a few British officers plan a dramatic mass escape.  

Role:
Lt. Col. David Baird, M.C.
Starring:
Richard Attenborough, Michael Caine, Donald Houston, Bernard Lee
Directed By:
Don Chaffey
19. The Interrupted Journey (1949)
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2
The Interrupted Journey
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2

John North leaves his wife behind and elopes with his mistress Susan. They go on a train trip, but on their way, they feel that someone is following them. John jumps off the train after pulling the cord, and later comes to know that it crashed shortly. He also learns that Susan was shot just before the crash, which make him sure that someone has been tailing them.

Role:
John North
Starring:
Roger Moore, Ralph Truman, Alexander Gauge, Valerie Hobson
Directed By:
Daniel Birt
20. A Yank at Oxford (1938)
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A Yank at Oxford
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2

Brash young American athlete Lee Sheridan wins a scholarship to Cardinal College, Oxford University. But his bragging nature immediately alienates everyone including Paul Beaumont and the Dean. Things get complicated when he falls in love with Paul’s sister Molly and unwittingly ends up being expelled from college. 

Starring:
Lionel Barrymore, Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Sullivan
Directed By:
Jack Conway
21. Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue (1953)
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2
Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue
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2

Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue is an adventure biographical drama film, which takes us to the 18th century, during the reign of King George I. The film revolves around the wartime adventures of Scottish highland leader Rob Roy MacGregor. 

Role:
Rob Roy MacGregor
Starring:
Finlay Currie, Glynis Johns, James Robertson Justice, Michael Gough
Directed By:
Harold French
22. Old Bones of the River (1938)
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2
Old Bones of the River
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2

A professor open schools for native African tribe. He takes up the duties of the commander of the local base who succumbs to malaria during that time. While the teacher tries to collect taxes, he has to deal with sudden rebellion.

Starring:
Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Robert Adams, Graham Moffatt
Directed By:
Marcel Varnel
23. Shadow of the Guillotine (1956)
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2
Shadow of the Guillotine
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2
Role:
Comte Axel von Fersen
Starring:
Aimé Clariond, Michèle Morgan, Jeanne Boitel, Jacques Bergerac
Directed By:
Jean Delannoy
24. Operation Crossbow (1965)
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2
Operation Crossbow
PG-13
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2
Starring:
George Peppard, Sophia Loren, Sir John Mills, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Richard Johnson
Directed By:
Michael Anderson
25. The Sword and the Rose (1953)
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The Sword and the Rose
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2

Henry VIII’s sister Mary Tudor is not allowed to marry her love, Charles Brandon as he is not nobility. When she tries to flee after Brandon, he is thrown in the Tower of London while she is permitted to choose her second husband provided she marries aging King Louis of France. With other hindrances like Duke of Buckingham, will the lovers ever unite? 

Role:
Charles Brandon
Starring:
Glynis Johns, James Robertson Justice, Michael Gough, Jane Barrett
Directed By:
Ken Annakin
26. Lightning Strikes Twice (1951)
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2
Lightning Strikes Twice
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2

Lightning Strikes Twice is a mystery drama film that tells the story of an actress who on her wedding night, discovers that her husband might be guilty all along for a murder. She also feels that his next intended victim might be she herself. 

Role:
Richard Trevelyan
Starring:
Frank Conroy, Zachary Scott, Ruth Roman, Mercedes McCambridge
Directed By:
27. For Them That Trespass (1949)
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3
For Them That Trespass
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3
Role:
Herbert Edward Logan
Starring:
Stephen Murray, Michael Laurence, Rosalyn Boulter, Patricia Plunkett
Directed By:
Alberto Cavalcanti
28. Asylum (1972)
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2
Asylum
PG
12
2

In order to secure a job at a mental institution, Dr. Martin is asked to interview the asylum’s inmates. Dr. Rutherford, who is bound to a wheelchair after an attack, tells Dr Martin that he will be considered for the position if he can discover which one of the inmates is Dr. Starr, the former head doctor of the asylum, who had suffered a nervous breakdown. All the inmates begin to tell their stories to Dr. Martin one by one.

Starring:
Britt Ekland, Robert Powell, Herbert Lom, Peter Cushing, Barry Morse
Directed By:
Roy Ward Baker
29. The Assassin (1952)
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2
The Assassin
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2
Role:
Edward Mercer
Starring:
Margot Grahame, George Coulouris, Eva Bartok, John Gregson
Directed By:
Ralph Thomas
30. Saint Joan (1957)
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2
Saint Joan
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2

Based on a play by George Bernard Shaw, the movie tells the story of Joan of Arc. The French saint and heroine led the French army in many successful battles against the English until she was tragically betrayed and burnt at the stake for her connection to God.  

Role:
Dunois, Bastard of Orleans
Starring:
John Gielgud, Jean Seberg, Richard Widmark, Felix Aylmer, Anton Walbrook, Richard Widmark
Directed By:
31. Crime Does Not Pay (1962)
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2
Crime Does Not Pay
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2

This drama film tells the story of a man, who, after viewing an unusual film about murder, tries to use the same plan to kill his wife. However, things don’t go as expected, and it leads to a totally different scenario.

Starring:
Danielle Darrieux, Edwige Feuillère, Michèle Morgan, Rina Morelli,
Directed By:
Gérard Oury
32. House of the Long Shadows (1983)
10
2
House of the Long Shadows
PG
10
2
Starring:
Vincent Price, John Carradine, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Desi Arnaz Jr.
Directed By:
Pete Walker
33. Heartbeat (1992)
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2
Heartbeat
10
2
Starring:
Martin Kemp, David Essex, Twiggy, Phyllis Logan, Daniel Craig, Benedict Cumberbatch, Charlotte Church
Directed By:
Gerry Mill, Roger Bamford, Jonas Grimås, Tim Dowd, Judith Dine
34. Portrait of Clare (1950)
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2
Portrait of Clare
10
2
Role:
Robert Hart
Starring:
Ronald Howard, Jeremy Spenser, Margaret Johnston, Robin Bailey
Directed By:
Lance Comfort
35. Subterfuge (1968)
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2
Subterfuge
10
2

Dallan comes into a town to investigate the murder of an old friend Andrew. He crosses paths with Jacob, another friend, who is connected to the drug dealing business. Dallan learns that the business Jacob is involved in might be the very syndicate that may be responsible for Andrew’s death.

Role:
Col. Victor Redmayne
Starring:
Joan Collins, Gene Barry, Tom Adams, Suzanna Leigh
Directed By:
Peter Graham Scott
36. The Battle of the Villa Fiorita (1965)
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2
The Battle of the Villa Fiorita
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2

When British woman Moira falls in love with Italian musician Lorenzo, she leaves her indifferent husband and children, and goes to Italy. Her children, Michael and Debbie, travel to Lorenzo’s Villa Fiorita in Italy, where joining hands with Lorenzo’s daughter Donna, they try to break-up the couple. Finally, Lorenzo decides to send them home. Will they have to return without their mother? 

Role:
Darrell
Starring:
Olivia Hussey, Maureen O'Hara, Rossano Brazzi, Phyllis Calvert
Directed By:
Delmer Daves
37. Flesh and Blood (1951)
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2
Flesh and Blood
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2
Role:
Charles Cameron / Sutherland
Starring:
Glynis Johns, Joan Greenwood, André Morell, Ursula Howells
Directed By:
Anthony Kimmins
38. D-Day the Sixth of June (1956)
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2
D-Day the Sixth of June
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2
Role:
Lt. Col. John Wynter
Starring:
Robert Taylor, Edmond O'Brien, John Williams, Dana Wynter
Directed By:
Henry Koster
39. Dorian Gray (1970)
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2
Dorian Gray
R
9
2

Dorian is a good-looking and rich but corrupt young man, who falls for an aspiring actress named Sybil Vane. He also comes across a special painting that begins to reveal his inner ugliness over time. One night, he slaps Sybil and sends her away, and sleeps with a party hostess. The next day, he sees that the painting looks slightly older and uglier, reflecting his corrupt and immoral nature. Therefore, Dorian decides to hide the portrait from everyone.

Role:
Basil Hallward
Starring:
Herbert Lom, Margaret Lee, Marie Liljedahl, Helmut Berger
Directed By:
Massimo Dallamano
40. The Big Sleep (1978)
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2
The Big Sleep
R
9
2
Starring:
James Stewart, Robert Mitchum, Sir John Mills, Joan Collins, Edward Fox, Oliver Reed, Richard Boone
Directed By:
Michael Winner
41. The Bed (1954)
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2
The Bed
9
2
Role:
Capitaine Davidson (segment "Billet de logement, Le")
Starring:
Jeanne Moreau, Vittorio De Sica, Françoise Arnoul, Dawn Addams
Directed By:
Jean Delannoy, Gianni Franciolini, Henri Decoin
42. Home Before Midnight (1979)
9
2
Home Before Midnight
9
2
Starring:
James Aubrey, Juliet Harmer, Mark Burns, Alison Elliott
Directed By:
Pete Walker
43. Why Bother to Knock (1961)
9
2
Why Bother to Knock
9
2

A travel agent with multiple girlfriends gives all of them the keys to his apartment. However, this eventually leads to complications and he realizes that he needs to prevent them from running into one another.

Role:
Bill Ferguson
Starring:
Judith Anderson, Nicole Maurey, Rik Battaglia, June Thorburn
Directed By:
Cyril Frankel
44. Affair in Monte Carlo (1952)
8
2
Affair in Monte Carlo
8
2

The owner of a cafe, recalls his wealthy former lover, who had fallen in love with a man who was obsessed with gambling.

Role:
The Young Man
Starring:
Merle Oberon, Leo Genn, Stephen Murray, Peter Reynolds
Directed By:
Victor Saville
45. Sanders (1963)
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2
Sanders
8
2

A murder occurs at a small British colony located on the west coast of Africa. British police commissioner Sanders begins to investigate the case, and he soon realizes that the murder might be linked to a diamond smuggling operation.

Role:
Inspector Harry Sanders
Starring:
Walter Rilla, Albert Lieven, Marianne Koch, Jeremy Lloyd
Directed By:
Lawrence Huntington
46. Coast of Skeletons (1965)
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2
Coast of Skeletons
8
2
Role:
Harry Sanders
Starring:
Dale Robertson, Marianne Koch, Elga Andersen, Heinz Drache
Directed By:
Robert Lynn
47. No. 1 of the Secret Service (1977)
8
2
No. 1 of the Secret Service
R
8
2
Role:
Arthur Loveday
Starring:
Geoffrey Keen, Aimi MacDonald, Dudley Sutton, Nicky Henson
Directed By:
Lindsay Shonteff
48. Bloodbath (1979)
8
2
Bloodbath
8
2

Chicken is a drug-addicted poet living in a small Spanish village, who is struggling to deal with his addiction and his hallucinations. Meanwhile, Treasure, an alcoholic actress is hoping that she will get a call from Hollywood for a comeback.

Role:
Terence
Starring:
Carroll Baker, Dennis Hopper, Faith Brook, Win Wells
Directed By:
Silvio Narizzano
49. The Love-Ins (1967)
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1
The Love-Ins
7
1

Larry and Patricia run their own radical newspaper in their college, which eventually gets them kicked out of their school. Their teacher, Dr Jonathan Barnett, decides to quit his job as well, to protect their expulsion. The students invite him, therefore, to their communal hangout, and hail him as a guru, but soon it seems to lead to a cult.

Role:
Dr. Jonathan Barnett
Starring:
William Gary Busey, James MacArthur, Mark Goddard, Susan Oliver, Gary Busey
Directed By:
Arthur Dreifuss
50. Murder One (1988)
8
2
Murder One
R
8
2
Starring:
Henry Thomas, James Wilder, Stephen Shellen, Errol Slue
Directed By:
Graeme Campbell

TV Movie(s)

1. Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls (1992)
9
2
Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls
PG
9
2
Role:
Lord Roberts
Starring:
Joss Ackland, Claude Akins, Christopher Lee, Patrick Macnee, Jenny Seagrove, Joss Ackland
Directed By:
Bill Corcoran

TV Shows and Videos

BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960)
BBC Sunday-Night Play
Starring:
Ronnie Barker, Donald Pleasence, Vanessa Redgrave, Derek Jacobi, Rod Steiger, Michael Caine, David McCallum
Directed By:
Naomi Capon, Rudolph Cartier, Darcy Conyers, Vivian A. Daniels, Wallace Douglas
Boy Dominic (1974)
Boy Dominic
Role:
Capt. Charles Bulman (13 episodes, 1974)
Starring:
Brian Blessed, Hildegard Neil, Murray Dale, Ruth Kettlewell
Doctor Who (1963)
Doctor Who
TV-PG
Starring:
John Cleese, Jason Connery, Nicholas Parsons, Brian Blessed, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, William Hartnell
Directed By:
Waris Hussein, John Gorrie, Matthew Robinson, Gerald Blake, David Maloney
ITV Television Playhouse (1955)
ITV Television Playhouse
Starring:
Petula Clark, Diane Cilento, Maggie Smith, Richard Harris, Sean Connery, Peter Sellers, Laurence Harvey
Directed By:
Cyril Coke, David Boisseau, Tania Lieven, Lionel Harris, Joan Kemp-Welch
Thriller (1973)
Thriller
Starring:
Edd Byrnes, Barbara Feldon, Hayley Mills, Helen Mirren, Tom Conti, George Chakiris, Bob Hoskins
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950)
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
Starring:
Kenneth Williams, Audrey Hepburn, Luise Rainer, Michael Crawford, Lois Maxwell, Albert Finney, Harold Pinter
Directed By:
Rudolph Cartier, Harold Clayton, Julian Amyes, Stephen Harrison, Wallace Douglas
Theatre 625 (1964)
Theatre 625
Starring:
Corin Redgrave, Donald Sutherland, Miriam Margolyes, Jack Wild, Patrick Stewart, Judi Dench, Harold Pinter
Directed By:
Alan Cooke, Stuart Burge, Alvin Rakoff, Christopher Morahan, Bill Hays
The Last Place on Earth (1985)
The Last Place on Earth
Starring:
Brian Dennehy, Hugh Grant, Max von Sydow, Stephen Moore, Martin Shaw, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Ståle Bjørnhaug
Directed By:
Ferdinand Fairfax
ITV Play of the Week (1955)
ITV Play of the Week
Starring:
John Hurt, Laurence Olivier, James Mason, Glenda Jackson, Louis Jourdan, Leslie Caron, Julie Christie
Directed By:
Cyril Coke, John Llewellyn Moxey, Tania Lieven, David Boisseau, Joan Kemp-Welch
Matt and Jenny (1979)
Matt and Jenny
Starring:
Dina Merrill, Peter Graves, Keenan Wynn, Sharon Acker
The Danny Thomas Hour (1967)
The Danny Thomas Hour
Starring:
Danny Thomas, Geraldine Chaplin, Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Bobby Darin, Janet Leigh, Bob Hope
Directed By:
Danny Thomas, Richard C. Sarafian, Robert Gist, Alan Handley, Buddy Bregman
Midsomer Murders (1997)
Midsomer Murders
Starring:
Mark Gatiss, Orlando Bloom, Suzi Quatro, Pam Ferris, Henry Cavill, Peter Capaldi, Lucy Punch
Directed By:
Renny Rye, Peter Smith, Richard Holthouse, Sarah Hellings, Jeremy Silberston
Silent Witness (1996)
Silent Witness
Starring:
Daisy Ridley, Archie Panjabi, Gigi Hadid, Tamzin Outhwaite, Idris Elba, Nicholas Hoult, Benedict Cumberbatch
Directed By:
Thaddeus O'Sullivan, David Richards, Richard Signy, Renny Rye, Nicholas Renton
Jenny's War (1985)
Jenny's War
PG
Starring:
Hugh Grant, Nigel Hawthorne, Patrick Ryecart, Christopher Cazenove, Dyan Cannon
Directed By:
Steve Gethers
The Dick Emery Show (1963)
The Dick Emery Show
Starring:
Dick Emery
Directed By:
Harold Snoad, Mike Crisp, Colin Charman, Bill Ersser
Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Murder, She Wrote
Starring:
Bert Convy, Megan Mullally, Gavin MacLeod, Doris Roberts, Mickey Rooney, Fred Willard, George Takei
Directed By:
Anthony Pullen Shaw, Walter Grauman, Vincent McEveety, Seymour Robbie, Jerry Jameson
The Royal (2003)
The Royal
Starring:
Phyllis Logan, Brian Blessed, Wendy Craig, Glynis Barber
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000)
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)
Starring:
Simon Pegg, Hugh Laurie, David Walliams, David Tennant, Matt Lucas, Mark Gatiss, Derek Jacobi
Directed By:
Metin Hüseyin, Charlie Higson, Rachel Talalay, Mark Mylod
Holby City (1999)
Holby City
TV-PG
Starring:
Kym Marsh, Scott Adkins, Charlotte Riley, Madhur Jaffrey, Michael Fassbender, Aisling Bea, Andrew Lincoln

Richard Todd Awards

Golden Globe Awards
The Hasty Heart Most Promising Newcomer - Male 1950