Bernard Horsfall

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Bernard Horsfall
Born (1930-11-20)20 November 1930
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Died 28 January 2013(2013-01-28) (aged 82)
Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Jane Jordan Rogers
Children Christian (deceased)
Hannah
Rebecca

Bernard Arthur Gordon Horsfall (20 November 1930 – 28 January 2013) was a British actor.[1]

Horsfall was born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, and educated at Rugby School. He trained as an actor at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.[2]

Horsfall appeared in many television and film roles including: Pathfinders in Space (1960) and Pathfinders to Mars (1960), sequels to Target Luna, Guns at Batasi (1964),[3] On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969),[4] Enemy at the Door (ITV, 1978–1980),[5][6] Gandhi (1982),[7] an episode of The Jewel in the Crown (ITV, 1984),[8] the character Frankland in The Hound of the Baskervilles (ITV, 1988)[9] and the character Balliol in Braveheart (1995).[10] His other roles included portraying British barrister Melford Stevenson in a 1980 Granada Television dramatisation of the 1955 case of Ruth Ellis.[11]

Horsfall made several guest appearances in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who. His first was as Lemuel Gulliver in The Mind Robber (1968).[12] His other appearances were as a Time Lord in The War Games (1969),[13] Taron in Planet of the Daleks (1973),[14] and Chancellor Goth in The Deadly Assassin (1976).[15] All four of these serials were directed by David Maloney. Horsfall also appeared, with a Swedish accent, as Christianson in an episode of The Persuaders! titled "The Morning After" during 1972.[16]

In 2003 he appeared in Davros — a Doctor Who audio drama produced by Big Finish Productions.[17]

He died on 28 January 2013 on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.[2][18] Horsfall is survived by his wife Jane, their daughters Hannah and Rebecca, five grandchildren and his sister. His son Christian died in 2012.[2][19]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Horsfall, Bernard". British Film Institute (Film & TV Database). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Coveney, Michael (30 January 2013). "Bernard Horsfall obituary". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Cast: Guns at Batasi". British Film Institute (Film & TV Database). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Cast: On Her Majesty's Secret Service". British Film Institute (Film & TV Database). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Dancis, Bruce (2009-02-25). "DVD REVIEW: British miniseries 'Enemy at the Door' released". readingeagle.com (original publisher: McClatchy-Tribune). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Enemy at the Door". British Film Institute (Film & TV Database). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Cast: Gandhi". British Film Institute (Film & TV Database). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Cast: The Jewel in the Crown, Episode 5: Regimental Silver". British Film Institute (Film & TV Database). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  9. ^ Kelley, Gordon E. (1994). Sherlock Holmes: Screen and Sound Guide. Scarecrow Press. p. 118. 
  10. ^ a b McFarlane, Brian; British Film Institute (2005). "Horsfall, Bernard". The Encyclopedia of British Film. Methuen. p. 337. 
  11. ^ "Cast: Lady Killers: Lucky, Lucky, Thirteen!". British Film Institute (Film & TV Database). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Cast: Doctor Who: The Mind Robber (Episode 5)". British Film Institute (Film & TV Database). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Cast: Doctor Who: The War Games (Part 10)". British Film Institute (Film & TV Database). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  14. ^ "Cast: Doctor Who: Planet of the Daleks (Episode 6)". British Film Institute (Film & TV Database). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  15. ^ "Cast: Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin (Episode 4)". British Film Institute (Film & TV Database). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Cast: The Persuaders!: Morning After". British Film Institute (Film & TV Database). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Davros". Big Finish.com. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  18. ^ Pendreigh, Brian (1 February 2013). "Obituary: Bernard Horsfall, Skye-based actor known for character roles on stage, film and TV". The Scotsman (Edinburgh). Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  19. ^ Baker, Richard Anthony (12 February 2013). "Bernard Horsfall". The Stage (London). Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  20. ^ "Cast: The Steel Bayonet". British Film Institute (Film & TV Database). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  21. ^ "Cast: High Flight". British Film Institute (Film & TV Database). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  22. ^ "Cast: The One That Got Away". British Film Institute (Film & TV Database). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  23. ^ "Cast: The Angry Silence". British Film Institute (Film & TV Database). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  24. ^ "Cast: Man in the Moon". British Film Institute (Film & TV Database). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  25. ^ "Cast: Gold". British Film Institute (Film & TV Database). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  26. ^ "Shout at the Devil". Films and Filming (Hansom Books) 22: 38. 1975. 

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