Philip Bond (actor)
|Born||Philip G. W. Bond
1 November 1934
Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK
Bond was born in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, the son of Matthew William Bond (1899-1951) and Blodwen (née John) (1900-1981); he had an older brother, Ifor John Bond (1929-1992), and a twin sister, Shirley. Bond's first acting experience was at Burton Boys' Grammar School, where he was a pupil, and in addition attended classes at the School of Speech and Drama in Burton. In 1952 he joined the Central School of Speech and Drama (then based in rooms in the Royal Albert Hall), where contemporaries included Delena Kidd, Heather Sears and Ian Hendry. He attended the University of Oxford. In 1957 he played Sir John Marraby in the musical Zuleika, based on the novel Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm.
His first television role was in the series ITV Television Playhouse (1958–61). He went on to appear in, among others, The Saint (1963), as Ganatus in the Doctor Who episode The Daleks (1964), Redcap (1965), No Hiding Place (1965), Armchair Theatre (1966), Man in a Suitcase (1967–68), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1968), The Champions (1968), The Avengers (1969), Doomwatch (1971), Jason King (1971), The Onedin Line (1971–72), Dial M for Murder (1974), Z-Cars (1969–75), Warship (1974–76), Crown Court (1977), The Children of the New Forest (1977), The Sandbaggers (1980), Shoestring (1980), Only Fools and Horses (1985), Bergerac (1987), Lovejoy (1993), Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (1994), The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001), Casualty (2007), and Midsomer Murders (2007).
Bond's film roles include Count Five and Die (1957), Orders to Kill (1958), Foxhole in Cairo (1960), I Want What I Want (1972), and Fever Pitch (1997). He was interviewed in the 2008 documentary The Cult of The Onedin Line.
He married the television producer Pat Sandys (1926–2000) in 1959. The marriage was later dissolved. With Sandys he is the father of actresses Abigail and Samantha Bond, and the film and TV journalist Matthew Bond.
- Samantha Bond on the Celebrity Genealogy website
- 'Philip Bond and Victor Rogers are just two former School of Speech and Drama students' - Burton Mail 8 February 2015
- Hershman Gabriel, 'Send in the Clowns - The Yo Yo Life of Ian Hendry' - Google Books (2013) pg 18
- Interview with Samantha Bond in The Independent 3 May 2006
- Obituary for Pat Sandys The Guardian 26 May 2000