Philip Bond (actor)

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Philip Bond
Born Philip G. W. Bond
(1934-11-01) 1 November 1934 (age 80)
Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1957-present
Spouse(s) Pat Sandys
Children Abigail Bond
Samantha Bond
Matthew Bond.

Philip Bond (born 1 November 1934) is a British actor best known for playing Albert Frazer in 24 episodes of the 1970s BBC nautical drama The Onedin Line.

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] He attended the University of Oxford.[4] 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.[5] With Sandys he is the father of actresses Abigail and Samantha Bond, and the film and TV journalist Matthew Bond.

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