|Born||Denis Findlay Shaw
7 April 1921
Dulwich, London, England, UK
|Died||28 February 1971
London, England, UK
Denis Shaw (7 April 1921 – 28 February 1971) was a British character actor specialising in slimy villains. Born in Dulwich, he was a rotund man, with dark, wavy hair and slanty eyes. This appearance meant he would often be found troubling countless heroes of the 1950s and 1960s on film and television, most memorably as the German guard Priem in The Colditz Story (1955).
1959 saw a change of pace when he took the leading role of judo-throwing Interpol detective Caesar Smith in Great Van Robbery. In the film he travels to Rio de Janeiro, Rome and Paris, tracking the robbers of a Royal Mint van.
He died in London of a heart attack at the age of 49.
- The Long Memory (1952)
- The Colditz Story (1955)
- Who Done It? (1956)
- Innocent Meeting (1958)
- Passport to Shame (1958)
- Blood of the Vampire (1958)
- Jack the Ripper (1959)
- The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)
- The Mummy (1959)
- The Night We Dropped a Clanger (1959)
- The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)
- Trouble with Eve (1960)
- The Hellfire Club (1961)
- The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
- The Viking Queen (1967)
- The File of the Golden Goose (1969)